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#2011 Readthepost   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   460 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 09:02 PM

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.


I sometimes get the same rude attitude, but I don't care as long as I get them to scan the games. The end result is more inmportant than attitude.

Long time ago, I got a rude employee who said "all the sticker prices are correct" (and didn't want to scan the games with his handheld)...so I told him "ok I want that, and that, and that" (even games I knew were full price). I picked over 25 games, had him carry them to the register, and told him "read each price from the computer" then picked a few clearance games and told him "I don't want the others......lets go pick up some more games". He had a WTF attitude, I told him "hey, I tried to make you life easier, but now you learned that hard way". I picked another 20+ games and ended up buying maybe 6 games total.

#2012 hostyl1   Rejoice commoners! CAGiversary!   2225 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 12 May 2010 - 09:24 PM

He had a WTF attitude, I told him "hey, I tried to make you life easier, but now you learned that hard way". I picked another 20+ games and ended up buying maybe 6 games total.


You've never worked retail have you? First, that was an assholic thing to do, but more importantly, who did you really hurt? Working retail is incredibly boring the vast majority of the time. And even if this made a *little* more work for the guy, he had to be in the store anyway. I know I'd have had fun with you when I was a clerk. I'd have scan each game so slowly and any that came up less than sticker, I'd scan a 2nd time and perhaps ask another associate if it were true.

He could have made things much harder on you than you could on him. At least scanning the games and then straightening out the shelves afterwards would eat up some time till quitin' time. At least that's how I would have looked at it. Plus, it'd be a story I'd share w/ the other clerks about this "Cheap Asshat Gamer" that came through. I guess I'm sort of an optimist though.

#2013 rvdnsx   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   147 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 12 May 2010 - 10:17 PM

Just picked up Singstar Volume 2 bundle for PS3 for 4.97, Motorstorm Pacific Rift for 9.97, Muramasa for 9.97 and 4 copies of Imagine Family Doctor for .97 each. Funny thing is when the clerk scanned the first 3 games he didn't even flinch but when he was scanning Imagine FD, he noticed that they rang up for 97 cents. He couldn't believe it so he went to change the price of each one to 14.97, which is what they were priced at on the pink clearance label. As he was doing this, I stood next to him and caught him trying to change the price and I asked him "Didn't those just ring up for .97?" He says he has to go off the price on the label, and I told him that the previous 3 games were not labeled correctly either. He realized he was caught in a lie so he ran off and asked his manager what to do cuz the games ringing up at 97 cents can't be right. Luckily the manager said to sell the games for whatever they ring up for. I was not being rude at all and he understood it wasn't a price mistake so not being a jackass to store clerks does pay off sometimes.

#2014 CAiNiAC   ~Baby got Backlog~ CAGiversary!   4708 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 May 2010 - 11:26 PM

Plus, it'd be a story I'd share w/ the other clerks about this "Cheap Asshat Gamer" that came through. I guess I'm sort of an optimist though.


I lol'd.

But seriously, I have and still currently work in retail. I'm courteous and pleasant on both sides of the table, and I expect the same in return.

Theres really no excuse for how a majority of employees and customers feel they have the right to act nowadays.

I just spent an hour dragging a boat up a mountain for a trophy. What have I become...

 

Now just play a really piece of shit game and then complain about it until (and well after) you get the plat.

 

 

 


#2015 enufs8d   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1096 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 12 May 2010 - 11:46 PM

summarized.

Edited by enufs8d, 13 May 2010 - 03:14 PM.


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#2016 enufs8d   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1096 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 12 May 2010 - 11:48 PM

thinking back, that copy that clerk found probably was the one the clerk was going to buy.

i was pissed b/c if im going to be doing all the work to get you to open the case and look behind all the shit, i shouldnt expect you to be snatching it away. are you supposed to expect that you're fighting neck and neck right alongside with employee to buy stuff? its one thing for employees to snatch up all the clearance stuff when no one is looking because I would be ignorant otherwise.

on my way, informed other managers. they completely with my side of the story. but message still will be brought up the chain...

Edited by enufs8d, 13 May 2010 - 03:14 PM.


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#2017 callmewoof   Really, call me Woof CAGiversary!   923 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 13 May 2010 - 12:06 AM

BTW I Don't know if this is everywhere and has probably been mentioned, but one of my sears had the Wii Disney DDR Bundle (the full version that is game + 2 dance pads) for $14.97. This seems to be going for $60-100 on ebay if you're into that. I picked up the only one they had for my son (he loves his mario ddr too), and I didn't even think of checking any other sears for price/stock so I don't know just how much ymmv it is.
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#2018 SgtWiggles   Artist formally known as dgwillia CAGiversary!   10283 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 13 May 2010 - 12:32 AM

I wonder when Gamestop Corperate is gonna catch on about Imagine doctor XD. Was talking to a manager earlier today and he said they had gotten like 15ish copies in just 2 days and that they were gonna stop accepting them

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#2019 SgtWiggles   Artist formally known as dgwillia CAGiversary!   10283 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 13 May 2010 - 12:37 AM

At least my SEARS stores don't do that. Sure, the clerks usually look disheartened to see that I got some cheap ass game they could have bought, but they never give me an issue. At Gamestop, though, they sometimes pull the "we can't find the disc" routine (which, coincidentally, only happens with rare and sought after games.)


Lol, thats what happened to me twice. At one store when i had 4 Imagine Doctors, the guy had this sad look on his face like he was planning to buy them, then asks me "Your planning to re-sell those arent you"?

And at a different one when i grabbed 3, someone (Who im guessing was the manager), asked where i found them, and i told them they were just lying around. (Either she was planning to get the rest for herself, or they were taking them off the shelves or something)

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#2020 IAmTheCheapestGamer   Banned Banned   28796 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 02:16 AM

I went to the other local Sears store by me tonight. They have two copies of TNA Impact for Wii($3 TIV @ GS, btw)which I bought and then returned about 30 minutes later.

Other than that, they had one copy of WET(PS3), Dirt 2(PS3), two copies of Wolfenstein(PS3) and various other odds and ends.

No sign of ANY copies of Imagine: Family Doctor(DS) or Fallout 3 GOTY(PS3).

The only game I went there looking for(MUA 2 for PS3) was MIA, but they had multiple copies of it for 360 and Wii.:roll:

Long time ago, I got a rude employee who said "all the sticker prices are correct" (and didn't want to scan the games with his handheld)...so I told him "ok I want that, and that, and that" (even games I knew were full price). I picked over 25 games, had him carry them to the register, and told him "read each price from the computer" then picked a few clearance games and told him "I don't want the others......lets go pick up some more games". He had a WTF attitude, I told him "hey, I tried to make you life easier, but now you learned that hard way". I picked another 20+ games and ended up buying maybe 6 games total.

:lol::lol:

Lucky for me when I worked retail I never worked at a register, so I never had the opportunity to have that happen to me.

I don't think I've ever done something quite like you did, but I know that I've definitely pulled a bit of an attitude myself when the clerks don't want to scan stuff to check prices for me. I usually only ask on maybe 1-2 things and they're in the same damn case, so is it REALLY that fuckin' hard to just grab the games out and go maybe 20 feet to the register to scan them?:roll:

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#2021 Yannie Boy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   121 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 02:44 AM

Snagged Wet and Bakugan for 12.97 on the 360. No sign of Dirt 2. :( However the face the employee made after checking the price was well worth it. All he could say was "How do you guys know these prices?! A lady was in here last week and cleaned out the PS3." Priceless.

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#2022 aleraiders   Drop that beat! CAGiversary!   807 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 03:03 AM

I went to the other local Sears store by me tonight. They have two copies of TNA Impact for Wii($3 TIV @ GS, btw)which I bought and then returned about 30 minutes later.


how much did u pay for TNA Impact for???

Don't you just love it when stupid people think you're stupid.....


#2023 IAmTheCheapestGamer   Banned Banned   28796 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 03:08 AM

how much did u pay for TNA Impact for???

It was $1.97 and unmarked. They still had the $19.99 stickers on it.:lol:

But since I don't have a Wii, I don't know the last time my buddies nieces used theirs and GS gives $3 for it I returned them.

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#2024 aleraiders   Drop that beat! CAGiversary!   807 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 03:10 AM

It was $1.97 and unmarked. They still had the $19.99 stickers on it.:lol:

But since I don't have a Wii, I don't know the last time my buddies nieces used theirs and GS gives $3 for it I returned them.


w/edgecard or base price???

Don't you just love it when stupid people think you're stupid.....


#2025 IAmTheCheapestGamer   Banned Banned   28796 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 03:12 AM

Base value is $3 for all but PS2, which is I think $2.75 or so. It's $4.50 after EDGE n promo. lol

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#2026 aleraiders   Drop that beat! CAGiversary!   807 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 03:32 AM

Base value is $3 for all but PS2, which is I think $2.75 or so. It's $4.50 after EDGE n promo. lol


nice thanks man, you know i started thinking about all the "non members/snopers" getting these games before CAG's, i know all the CAG's (true CAG's) wouldnt flip enough games to make corporate GS notice thousands and thousands of IFD

im not going to post any more flips that i find, im going to post that i found a flip and i'll send u a message with all the info, therefore CAG's actually have a shot at flipping games, instead of the hundreds of el horado's cherrypicking our flips

within a matter of days amazon tiv went from $9 to $5

so im guessing watch out for newbies that sign up now, and send messages for flips :twoguns:

Don't you just love it when stupid people think you're stupid.....


#2027 IAmTheCheapestGamer   Banned Banned   28796 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 03:43 AM

nice thanks man, you know i started thinking about all the "non members/snopers" getting these games before CAG's, i know all the CAG's (true CAG's) wouldnt flip enough games to make corporate GS notice thousands and thousands of IFD

im not going to post any more flips that i find, im going to post that i found a flip and i'll send u a message with all the info, therefore CAG's actually have a shot at flipping games, instead of the hundreds of el horado's cherrypicking our flips

within a matter of days amazon tiv went from $9 to $5

so im guessing watch out for newbies that sign up now, and send messages for flips :twoguns:

That's like when I posted about a 19" LCD HDtv from some third party seller on Amazon for $9.32(wth $27-28 shipping though)and at least one of the posts was 'I ordered five of them'.<facepalm>

Funny thing is some of the people who ordered those tv's(all orders were cancelled, of course)were eventually shipped some wayyyy offbrand component cables and have had to keep an eye on their accounts since then.

Eventually the company changed the listing to that for a flashlight(while keeping the picture of the tv:roll:). What kinda f'n flashlight costs $28 in shipping?:lol:

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#2028 brianace   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   383 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 04:40 AM

My Sears (Laguna Hills Mall, CA) sucks. Big box of clearance games, PS3 stuff like Wolfenstein, Lego Rock Band, with $9.99 stickers on them. Also a slew of PSP games. Since I have to have them scanned (none of them had prices), most rang up higher than I can get them for at Gamestop or Target. Weak sauce. Patapon 2 was ten bucks, and WWE SvR 2010 was fifteen, and they had lots, so I may head back for those. Just got a PSP, so I've been on the lookout for cheap games.

#2029 enufs8d   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1096 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 13 May 2010 - 08:08 AM

nice thanks man, you know i started thinking about all the "non members/snopers" getting these games before CAG's, i know all the CAG's (true CAG's) wouldnt flip enough games to make corporate GS notice thousands and thousands of IFD

im not going to post any more flips that i find, im going to post that i found a flip and i'll send u a message with all the info, therefore CAG's actually have a shot at flipping games, instead of the hundreds of el horado's cherrypicking our flips

within a matter of days amazon tiv went from $9 to $5

so im guessing watch out for newbies that sign up now, and send messages for flips :twoguns:


im surprised the amazon tiv lasted that long. its gotten so bad that usually they drop within hours, especially during those amazon trade promos last year. also, you'll notice that same theme in other clearance threads (bbv, bb, k, target, etc) about el horados. it sucks b/c people can view your threads without signing in/up.

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#2030 Zippon   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   684 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 13 May 2010 - 11:32 AM

Checked both Sears stores near me and came up completely empty. No Family Doctor, Red Bull, Singstar, Dirt 2, Wet, etc, etc. Glad I picked up the few games I wanted for myself when they were slightly higher.

As for the debate about surly/unhelpful employees, I kind of agree that changing your wording won't affect their attitude much. However, I've noticed that by changing how I ask about price checks saves me the one stupid response (when they quote the sticker price back to you). I never say "price check". I say, "Can you please verify this price?" Works decently well for me.

#2031 phear3d   NorAm = Fraud CAGiversary!   3971 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 13 May 2010 - 12:06 PM

please do not talk about flipping the games to X store or to Y website.

i'll have to alter the op and add this. im getting messages from newbs about flipping these games #-o

from now on all talk about flipping games will be removed from the thread. you guys can talk about flipping games on other threads.

#2032 manthing   etc, etc, etc, etc, CAGiversary!   18149 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 13 May 2010 - 12:46 PM

Why does the flipping talk need to be removed?
dont hate the player or the game just hate your salf

#2033 Derrick1979   I think I've been here to long ! CAGiversary!   5272 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 01:10 PM

Why does the flipping talk need to be removed?


Because this isn't the BBV thread where that all breeded lol

#2034 daminion   Bah CAGiversary!   2494 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 13 May 2010 - 01:13 PM

Why does the flipping talk need to be removed?


It's a good idea. Post the games and prices here, and leave the flipping discussion elsewhere. At least makes lurkers do some work if they want to get in on easy flips.

#2035 gnatforeva   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   88 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 02:45 PM

Why does the flipping talk need to be removed?


This is CheapAssGamer, not CheapAssMoneyMaker, though that might be a good name for a spinoff site. Agreed, leave the thread for game finds and prices for those of us that actually want games for ourselves. Discussing reasons to flip will only make it harder for everyone.

Anyway, struck out at one sears yesterday, but managed to find the last copy of Singstar Vol 2 at 4.97. Also grabbed a Viva Pinata for the hell of it for the collection at 2.97.
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#2036 Survivalism   CAG's Lance Boyle CAGiversary!   3125 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 04:24 PM

You've never worked retail have you?


Judging by the way a lot of people in this thread seem to act in stores, this applies to most of them. And they wonder why people in retail hate their job.

#2037 typical guy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1448 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 04:59 PM

Judging by the way a lot of people in this thread seem to act in stores, this applies to most of them. And they wonder why people in retail hate their job.


I figure it has a lot more to do with the shitty pay. the girl at my Sears was selling a TV to a guy and she told me she only got 1% commission on it.

Edited by typical guy, 13 May 2010 - 06:26 PM.


#2038 hostyl1   Rejoice commoners! CAGiversary!   2225 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 13 May 2010 - 06:08 PM

Judging by the way a lot of people in this thread seem to act in stores, this applies to most of them. And they wonder why people in retail hate their job.


If I had my way, everyone would have to work at least one job in retail sales, fast food, or telemarketing (I've done all three, in a span of about a year). It would make for a more civil society if we'd all have that experience and remember what it was like.

My wife would add waitress/waiter to that list (the one shitty job I didnt have).

#2039 TheYung1   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   20 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 06:10 PM

When will the next price drops occur?

#2040 Confucius   Corporate Shill CAGiversary!   16053 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 13 May 2010 - 06:24 PM

When will the next price drops occur?


When it occurs.

If I had my way, everyone would have to work at least one job in retail sales, fast food, or telemarketing (I've done all three, in a span of about a year). It would make for a more civil society if we'd all have that experience and remember what it was like.

My wife would add waitress/waiter to that list (the one shitty job I didnt have).


In high school/college I had busboy/retail/telemarketer. All three suck. Although retail is sometimes ok cause you get to flirt with all the girls who are working that same shitty job with you.

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