Stupid Best Buy

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  1. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    Best Buy here in town opens at 10 am. That's the same time I have to be at work. So I couldn't go by there til I got off work. I get there at 6:30 looking for the DVD and those metallic repaints. I couldn't find the toys anywhere. After asking an employee who does some snooping around to find out where they are, she tells me they sold out early this morning. I wanted to go in first thing when they opened, but I had to be at work. If only Best Buy opened at 9 instead of 10. I guess I'll never get that metallic Megatron. No way I'll pay eBay prices.
     
  2. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    You should have called work and told them you were going to be late, Transformers DVD > Job.
     
  3. Motor_Master

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    Yeah Im not sure how many each store got, but the one I went to this morning (which opened at 9 along with the circuit city next door). Only had about 12 figures out. By the time I was getting ready to check out, only 5 or 6 were left.

    However they did have plenty of lithographs... though Im curious as to why they chose Megatron for the Litho instead of Prime or one of the more popular characters.
     
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    Thats messed up. I don't know what you do for a living and I also don't know how far out of your way it would've taken you, but you had to know that there wouln't be any of the toys left after work. this is a good example of social networking people! IE: find friends/relations that can hook you up!
    My condolences on your loss notwithstanding.
     
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    I went to Best buy an hour after it had opened and they were still sold out. Went to a second one and yup, all gone. Dont know if theyll restock. Oh well, more money in my pocket, er gas tank
     
  6. Hook

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    EXACTLY what I did :lol 
     
  7. Elvio

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    I'm the manager at my job so I made one of my employees switch days off with me. :) 
     
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    Poho That's MISTER Poho to you

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    a valid point.
     
  9. Insane Galvatron

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    Except that if it weren't for the job, I couldn't buy any TFs.
     
  10. Mydlyfe

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    Talk about a come back. lol

    I'm 17 and I go to school, but on this occasion Transformers wayyyyy over school.
     
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    I was at my Best Buy on Tuesday a half hour before 10am. I was the second one in the store and got the toys and DVD gift set. They had plenty of the sets, but the metallic exclusives were sold out within five minutes of opening. I'm glad I took off from work.
     
  12. MegaMoonMan

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    Yeah, stupid Best Buy, because it's their fault you couldn't get there until over 8 hours after they opened.

    Nobody to blame but yourself, man. There are (or were) a few people selling them in the junkion exchange for only $10 over cost. That's fair, right?
     
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    There was no limit on the amount we could buy... if I knew I woulda grabbed one for you man! :( 
     
  14. Rod

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    I went Wed. after lunch and my local BB still had a few. I picked up a megs and I gotta say its pretty cool
     
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    i was at my best buy when the opened.
    i was told they were already out.
    actually,this has happened at this store before.
    the general concensus is that this stuff keeps falling off the truck.

    :scalper 
     
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    I thought my best buy opened at 10 too actually it was 9 ten only on sunday. I got lucky though the stockers tried to hide them for their friends to come get them the manager found them suspended the stockers and was putting them out just was I walked in.

    Is it just mine or were there more rachet than megatron ... my store it was 6 to 4 ( rach./megs). Another friend of mine said his local BB was 8 to 2.
     

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