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Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by RoboRic, May 4, 2007.

  1. RoboRic

    RoboRic Banned

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    Here's the story. I call Target to see if they have Alternators Optimus Prime, one of my fav Primes that I never managed to find. I especially emphesize ALTERNATORS Optimus Prime. The (gay?) guy says, "Yeah, we definantly have it. They are right here." I ask if he is sure it is Alternators, and asks him if the logo is on the box. He says yes. So, I hurry over, almost killing myself I drove so fast. I pushed people out of the way, nearly killing one person. Finally, I reached the toy isle. The guy I spoke to was there, and I asked him where it was, cuz I only saw Classics Primes. He brings his hairy arm around and points to none other, than CLASSICS Optimus Prime. My head almost exploded. I told him it wasn't Alternators Prime, and he said, "Oh. Well I didn't know." I said fuck you under my breath and left. I wish I had a chainsaw at the moment.

    My question is, has this type of crap ever happened to you?
     
  2. Switchblade

    Switchblade Just a raggedy man

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    No, can't say it has.
     
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    Backscatter Autobot Brainmaster TFW2005 Supporter

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    With Transformers, no. But I once had a salesman tell me a piece of PC euipment didn't exist. I let him have it.

    "Why lie to me? I had said item at home, I needed another one. Why not just tell me it's not in stock?"

    He couldn't look me in the face after that.

    I have come to the conclusion over the years that most salespeople have little knowledge over what they are selling and will often just tell you what they think they want you to hear. I'm an informed consumer, and will do research before buying electronics and computers.

    Hint: If a salesman ever tells you:

    "This PC has more storage and speed than you'll ever need." He's lying. Especially if he hasn't asked how the PC will be used.
     
  4. RoboRic

    RoboRic Banned

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    Hmm. Where do you shop?
     
  5. TJOmega

    TJOmega The Plastic Addict Content Contributor

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    I've called ahead to Toys R Us the day I was getting this big box of Wave 1 Cybertron figures, but there was a few I didn't get, Jetfire, Megatron, and Prime. I asked the guy on the phone if they had all size classes in stock. White packaging, the new ones. $30 and $40 range. All yes. Drive the 10 miles to my TRU, they barely have anything, and certainly didn't have anything I asked them for.
     
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    i like how he bracketed 'gay', teehee.

    oh, and a resounding NO.
     
  7. Valkysas

    Valkysas Attack Buffalo

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    this is why you don't call with just the item name, you call with the item number AND the item name.
     
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    MegaMoonMan OFFICIAL MMM REP

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    I always assume they don't know what the hell they are talking about and check for myself.
     
  9. RoboRic

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    Well, I didn't HAVE the item number.
     
  10. Valkysas

    Valkysas Attack Buffalo

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    well, get the item number then.
     
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    thats what nevermore is for.
     
  12. TJOmega

    TJOmega The Plastic Addict Content Contributor

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    The Rainman of Transformers fans! :D 
     
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    llamatron OFFICIAL MMC REP TFW2005 Supporter

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    Why would any store have Alternators Optimus Prime now? He's long gone.

    It reminds me of the time last week when I called up K-mart and asked if they had any G1 Targetmaster Kup's in stock. The dude told me that had some, so I raced over there and when I got there he just showed me a huge steaming turd. I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT!
     
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    oh. my. god.

    robin! to the photoshopcave!
     
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    amen. NEVER trust clerks.

    sorry clerks.
     
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    Sy-Rein Rogue Stunticon

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    I cant say as I've ever called a store to ask if they have a particular toy in stock. If I want to find out what they have, I go there. I cant believe any store clerk would have the desire or the knowledge to inform me of the stock of any individual figure. Just my .02
     
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    NEVER call. Clerks know jack! Always just go yourself unless, of course, you're one of the unlucky fans who lives in the middle of nowhere. In that case, yeah, get those item #s from here if you're going to call or just do the on-line thing.

    "Definitely, definitely don't call, nope, don't call. You gotta talk to me first, yep, talk to me first." (pardon me if I'm off a bit, I haven't seen that thing in almost 17 years or so)
     
  20. Phy

    Phy I want... ROOM SERVICE!!

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    I've called about product availability once. This is when the 1st wave of Classics were breaking in town. Dude at one of the relatively local TRUs told me they didn't have any Starscreams on hand. I brave the snow and traffic anyway, to get to the other side of the city and there were like six of 'em.

    After that I pretty much stuck to the sightings forum here.
     

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