I believe that you got caught up in the 80/20 rule, where 80% of their profits come from 20% of the inventory. The bean counters tell buyers to delete items not "A" items; top 20%.
I went there to get a 1" and 2" hair paint brush with a flat (not tapered) bottom. I asked the employee if they had any. His answer was "I don't know, if it's not over there, then we don't have it!" I can't use "Chip Brushes", so it's out for more searching.
Bruce Shiverdecker - Retired Starving Artist ( No longer a Part timer at Woodcraft, Peoria, Il.)
"The great thing about turning is that all you have to do is remove what's not needed and you have something beautiful. Nature does the hard part!"