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 Post subject: Chefs Catalog is closed!
PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2016 12:33 pm 
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Went to order and found their notice that as of January 31, 2016 they are done :!: :shock: :o


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 Post subject: Re: Chefs Catalog is closed!
PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:03 pm 
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...and it was impossible to order anything during their fire sale right after Christmas...too bad all around


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 Post subject: Re: Chefs Catalog is closed!
PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:54 pm 
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I was so sorry to learn about this when they announced it. I always really liked Chefs because of their free return shipping with no time limit. I had just gotten a wok In November and had ordered and returned two before deciding on the Scanpan one I kept. Plus their Chefs-branded products were usually really high quality. Apparently the same thing happened to cooking.com after Target bought them. What I read about it said that Target does that to get a company's recipes and customer demographics, etc. and then they shut them down and sell the remaining inventory to Home Goods or wherever. Whoever started Chefs and sold it to Target a few years ago obviously isn't hurting, but it's a shame for the few hundred employees in Colorado who are all out of work now.


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 Post subject: Re: Chefs Catalog is closed!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:47 am 
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A lot of companies are really struggling to find a way to compete with Amazon. I think some of this is them throwing some things against the wall and seeing what sticks.


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 Post subject: Re: Chefs Catalog is closed!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:38 am 
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I would feel better about this if either Amazon or Target had a decent selection of cookware. They don't.

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 Post subject: Re: Chefs Catalog is closed!
PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2016 10:27 pm 
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That's sad. I liked them and Cooking.com too!

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 8:25 am 
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I'm kinda sad that I can't shop for cookware anymore; my kitchen is full!


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:25 pm 
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Linda vs. The Fuzzy :!: :!: :lol:
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:28 pm 
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I tried to go onto Chefs as well. Bummer


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 Post subject: Re: Chefs Catalog is closed!
PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 6:47 pm 
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I don't know if it was the same place (probably not), but I remember back in '76 my sister gave me a huge Chef's Catalog, about 1 1/4 " thick, and that's what got me collecting kitchenware. That sounds lkke a really big catalog, but imagine how large a paper catalog would be with all the stuff out there now!

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