This originally came from Galactic Hunter.com... saw it over at Coreplanets.com. Figured since a lot of us are out shopping and we hit Target for our toy fixes... I can relate to this, but mostly at TRU on Mid Rivers Mall Driver in St. Peters, MO. I was in today looking at Marvel Legends (on my lunch break of course). I'm really only looking for the variant of Iron Man and I know it's going to be a tough search. I see that they have the MODOK wave in stock. So I peruse the pegs, and come up with nothing. I start lifting the lids on the overhead storage compartments (from what a coworker tells me this a "no no" but I did it anyway) to see what else they had up there because they didn't have at least 1x of everybody. Sure enough they have some other figures up there. I start handing them down to the rack, checking them and replacing them. I've made it through a couple of bins when a older gentleman sporting the TRU shirt and communicator headset appears in the aisle. He asks "Can I help you find anything." At this point I only had my hand up there, he hadn't really caught me taking stuff down. I say "Yes, I'm looking for one figure. And I'm having trouble finding it." To which he replies "I'm sure it's the same one everyone else is looking for." He disappears. Fine. Piss on that place. He was absolutely 0 percent help. This also reminds me of my last TRU experience at the same location. I came in with my co-workers looking for wave 1 of the TF Classics. Luckily I find Bumblbee, Rodimus, and Starscream. I felt bad because my buddy Jason also kinda wanted them too, but they only had an extra Bumblebee. But, anywho. I check the overhead for extras to remedy the lack of duplicates. None. Also no Voyager class either. So I check the next bin with the huge Transformers logo on it. Nothing. We walk to the front counter and I begin the checkout process. The clerk proceeds to tell me that he also wanted these TF's. Almost as if I should just hand them over. I said "Nope. Not today." Or something witty. My coworkers thought I was cold to the point of being funny. Tough shit on his part. I'm sure he saw them in the stock room. They will get more. He shouldn't be asking customers not to buy stuff that they want. Not that anyone cared to hear those stories, I just wanted to get them off my chest. I've never worked in WM, TRU, or Target. I have however worked retail at a Mom and Pop store called Hanners Wholesale. I learned a lot about customer service there. If a customer asked me a question, I tried my best to answer it. Even if it meant sending them to another store because I knew we didn't and never would have it in stock. I would also make trips to the back stock for them. Just remember, if you're nice... hopefully you'll be treated nicely. If not, no holds are barred. I'm talking to you F#*%@#$ at TRU.