No matter how nice I am it doesn't seem to matter since the employees 90% of the time will act like I'm imposing. So I can say please and thank you and be as cordial as can be and they'll still be rude asshats who don't wanna do their fuckin' job.
We, CAGs are at fault when this happens. Stop asking and just politely state what you want.
The easiest thing to do is to say "Please scan this". Or "Please open this glass case" instead of "Can you open this glass case?"
The term "price check" doesn't mean the same thing to them, as it does to other people.
I have never gotten a negative response when I tell them to scan games.
I do ask some basic questions like "do you have a handheld scanner?" if yes, (I tell them, not ask) "Please come with me" and "Please scan these games" or I'll ask "How many more XXXXXX games do you have in stock?" after the answer (I tell them, not ask) "Please get them for me".
It might sound like I am ass, but my way works without any hassle.
So anymore I just go in and ask for a pricecheck. No please, no thank you. If something comes up as it's been reported here and I want it though, then I say thank you. If it's something I know others will want(i.e. Fallout 3 GOTY for PS3) and there's multiples of it I'll grab all of them for others.
Oh and Arcane, I found myself constantly trying to get Ruby to go in the direction I wanted her to in WET and being frustrated when she was acting like a circus acrobat on speed that had suffered major brain trauma. Good game if you're a better shot, but I tend to suck at shooters, so I traded that as quickly as I bought it.