Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by bradforj, Mar 5, 2018.
Obvious staged is obvious.
I recall seeing TR Alpha Trion in Broadside’s box at Target. Thing is the clamshell was also Alpha Trion’s so I don’t know if it’s an actual repack made by someone in the area or if it was a packaging screwup that made it on the shelves.
One day, I went to Target and found CW Onslaught in TR Blitzwing's box and CW Motormaster in TR Octane's box. Another day at a different Target, I found CW Silverbolt in TR Blitzwing's box.
Not an excuse. Whatever they sell is their job, not just someone's else hobby.
But I understand that if the company as a whole doesn't care about the merchandise being stolen then rank and file workers aren't terribly motivated to care as well...
Huh. At a normal Emerald City toy shop when I went down there last summer, there was a complete Tripredicus and Leader CW Armada Megatron AND Voyager AoE Galvatron in the same situation. Damn Floridians, not repacking their Transformers correctly...
That's actually a pretty awesome name!
?????!!?? I paid extra for that Takara premium repaint, and someone thinks it's worth less than the movie-ized one?
I'm legit crying right now.
On the Walmart employee front, I returned an Elita-1, but left the guns in the shoulders in the box. The person doing the return actually looked at the empty spot in the tray and looked around the box, even shaking it. She asked if it was complete, so I pointed out the guns in the shoulders and she was satisfied.
I found that both odd, yet impressive.
She must be new. Hasn't learned not to give a crap yet.
Hmm, looks like something might be missing... Can't tell for sure though.
How stupid is that?
Comeon now....I mean ok, all hilarity asside, I refuse to accept the tomatoes, the drawing and the nest are real.
I can understand the logic of "I dont give a fuck" of the employee, but not at that level. You can swap a figure, replace it with some other figure entirely, or even another toy or a broken one and get away with it, but accepting such a thing if it gets caught by a store manager will cause heads to roll.
You'd be surprised at how many things people don't notice because the brain tends to fill in details with assumptions based on prior experience. I agree it is unlikely someone would see the tomato and think, "Screw it, not my problem"... but it is much more likely and believable that the person did not notice that it was a tomato and not a toy.
I know this is a fun thread and I honestly dont want to mire it with nonesense analytics but since you raise the point: Isnt the package to be returned inspected by the employee? What employee in his right mind would accept a tomato in a package with illustrations of something that clearly is not a tomato. You dont have to know what the heck is inside (originaly) to understand that something is fishy right?
Fake or not I think you fail to grasp how little of a shit retail employees give.
99.9% of the time? Sure. That leaves 0.01% which could still be hundreds or thousands per year.
So sad people really do this...
I find it discouraging the dim view some of the posters have of retail employees. I’ve been in retail both as minion and manager and I’ve never encountered such level of apathy as you guys seem to expect, unless this is an American thing?
And to be fair, the attitude is aloud to continue as it’s not being challenged, so if you don’t question/complain/point it out, do t be surprised if it keeps up!
But, having said that, there also needs to be a level of training for staff returns, I can only imagine the confusion a tomatowave would cause
This is what surprises me too, hence why I asked. In my little corner of the world this would be grounds for a big reprimand at best, firing at worst, if this ever reached a managers knowledge.
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