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New Comic for 11/27/09

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  • HunterHunter Chemist with a heart of Au Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    Pony wrote: »
    "Customer's always right"...

    fuck anyone who actually thinks this

    no, the customer is very often wrong

    So do you tell them they are wrong or what? The point of that saying is that they should think they are right whether they are or not. It's about customer satisfaction, not customer correctness.

    No, it's about self entitled assholes treating retail people like sub-humans and thinking they're allowed to get away with it because hey, they're consumers with money and the stores want that money.

    Hunter on
  • SwashbucklerXXSwashbucklerXX Swashbucklin' Canuck Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Pony wrote: »
    people who ask if they have "more in the back" when it's clearly a limited stock or hot ticket item confuse me

    it's like

    listen if there's a giant empty space where all the Nintendo Wiis once were

    and you've gone all around town trying to find them

    why in god's name would we have a bunch of them squirreled away in the stockroom?

    jesus, people, i know everyone hasn't worked in retail but a little common sense here

    Actually... I got my Wii because I happened to notice a stack of them in the back room at an EB when a staffer went in there. Being a former retail worker myself, I felt a thrill of evil glee by going to the cash and asking, "Do you happen to have any Wiis.... in the back?"

    I got the most evil glare from the clerk. And a Wii.

    SwashbucklerXX on
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  • GrathGrath Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2009
    When I worked in retail I found shit in the back all the fucking time for people. Mainly because there was this one douchebag I hated that would hide shit he wanted to buy after work back there and I would always just go to his hiding spot and snag it.

    I learned that if you find out what day the truck comes in at best buy you can usually find whatever you need that night by asking them to look in the back about an hour before close.

    Grath on
  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    the hell was going on at that EB

    were they trying to all hide them so they could keep them?

    Pony on
  • EdcrabEdcrab Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Hunter wrote: »
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    Pony wrote: »
    "Customer's always right"...

    fuck anyone who actually thinks this

    no, the customer is very often wrong

    So do you tell them they are wrong or what? The point of that saying is that they should think they are right whether they are or not. It's about customer satisfaction, not customer correctness.

    No, it's about self entitled assholes treating retail people like sub-humans and thinking they're allowed to get away with it because hey, they're consumers with money and the stores want that money.

    Yeah I've got no idea where you're coming from there Scarab

    It's one of those sayings that's assumed to have come from the mouth of some retail chain at some point but usually it's just an indulgent fantasy shared by a few asshole consumers who mouth the words like they really mean something

    It's ultimately akin to listening to a diagnosis then snottily informing your doctor that the patient is always right, what the fuck do they know

    Edcrab on
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  • SwashbucklerXXSwashbucklerXX Swashbucklin' Canuck Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Pony wrote: »
    the hell was going on at that EB

    were they trying to all hide them so they could keep them?

    I was wondering that, especially since the clerk continued to look grumpy as she was ringing me up.

    SwashbucklerXX on
    Want to find me on a gaming service? I'm SwashbucklerXX everywhere.
  • BasicBasic Registered User
    edited November 2009
    Damnit. 9 AM isn't early enough to make a new comic thread. Oh well.

    Basic on
  • CarbonRodCarbonRod Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    god, why are canadians such assholes, you'd think they'd learn a little courtesy or whatever

    I think we have some extra courtesy in the back....

    CarbonRod on
  • HyperAquaBlastHyperAquaBlast Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Well this was true at Best Buy back in October.

    They were running the buy2get1free deal and I was looking for Demons Souls for the PS3 but there were none at its spot.

    Some other dude was looking for it too and he asked this tiny pink shirted gel upped Best Buy employee if they had any in the back.

    Turns out they had 5 in the back.

    Its a pretty cool story with a bro in it.

    HyperAquaBlast on
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  • Viscount IslandsViscount Islands [INSERT SoKo HERE] Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    See, I'm an absurdly polite customer, always with my pleases and thank yous and I usually have to psyche myself up just to ask the person behind the counter if they have an item, just because I dislike putting people out of their way.

    Viscount Islands on
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  • GumpyGumpy There is always a greater powerRegistered User regular
    edited November 2009
    I got my copy of the gamecube Fire Emblem through asking about the back, and that was a pretty damn rare game over here. So, it's not a lost cause

    Gumpy on
  • EdcrabEdcrab Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    I like to think I'm a good customer because I know how shit retail work, particularly catering/service, can be for the people behind the counter

    But conversely it just makes you very aware of when someone's genuinely fucking up or being lazy


    "Oh dear, as you can see the database isn't working, sorry can't help you"

    "Actually you're not logging in properly. See, I used to work here."

    Edcrab on
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  • DocshiftyDocshifty Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    When I'm pulling freight out to the floor, most people don't ask if I know where something is or if we have something. Most of the time, they start with "Are you vendor?" It takes a lot of restraint not to say "Yeah, I am, can't help you." Mainly because anything they want will be in the back somewhere, I can almost guarantee it but thanks to the fucking geniuses that work here it is impossible to find.

    Oh, it says the item is in this bin? Funny, the whole fucking wall is empty!

    Docshifty on
  • IskanderIskander Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    look

    just don't want stupid plasticky shit so badly

    raise your kids to see things in perspective and not be retards about the newest tamagochi or whatever

    then you'll never have to hunt around for it like an idiot

    either that or don't decide on the last day that your child may die if you don't buy it a thing that is just coming out. be a smart human and preorder or something. it's not that hard now is it?

    Iskander on
  • L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    HOLY SHIT THERE'S A NEW TAMAGOCHI? BUY ME ONE BUY ME ONE NOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

    L|ama on
  • EdcrabEdcrab Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    No see these are the days of "pester power"

    Preteen me would never have dared pester my parents to get me something I saw on TV but maybe that's because, you know, we didn't instantly get items we demanded as some TV values groups would have you believe

    Because apparently if an advert makes a kid want a product parents are forced at gunpoint to purchase said product

    Take note Khoo! Talk to G&T- subliminal ads in comics, it'll work, trust me.

    Edcrab on
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  • HappylilElfHappylilElf Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Pony wrote: »
    the hell was going on at that EB

    were they trying to all hide them so they could keep them?

    Possibly.

    I know at one of the stores here 75% of their initial two shipments of the Wii went to employees. One guy bought four of them, kept one and made $750 off selling the other three.

    HappylilElf on
  • KhavallKhavall British ColumbiaRegistered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Edcrab wrote: »
    No see these are the days of "pester power"

    Preteen me would never have dared pester my parents to get me something I saw on TV but maybe that's because, you know, we didn't instantly get items we demanded as some TV values groups would have you believe

    Because apparently if an advert makes a kid want a product parents are forced at gunpoint to purchase said product

    Take note Khoo! Talk to G&T- subliminal ads in comics, it'll work, trust me.

    X NEVER HAPPENED WHEN WE WERE KIDS

    IT'S ONLY THIS GENERATION



    KIDS THESE DAYS

    Khavall on
  • JavenJaven Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    I'm just saying of my cousins/friends children et cetera the idea of "playing outside" is completely criminal to them.

    Javen on
  • EdcrabEdcrab Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Khavall wrote: »
    Edcrab wrote: »
    No see these are the days of "pester power"

    Preteen me would never have dared pester my parents to get me something I saw on TV but maybe that's because, you know, we didn't instantly get items we demanded as some TV values groups would have you believe

    Because apparently if an advert makes a kid want a product parents are forced at gunpoint to purchase said product

    Take note Khoo! Talk to G&T- subliminal ads in comics, it'll work, trust me.

    X NEVER HAPPENED WHEN WE WERE KIDS

    IT'S ONLY THIS GENERATION



    KIDS THESE DAYS

    So you're saying that in our day it was incredibly common for kids to instantly get whatever they demanded or are you trying to be ironic

    Edcrab on
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  • ColdbrandColdbrand Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Pony wrote: »
    "Customer's always right"...

    fuck anyone who actually thinks this

    no, the customer is very often wrong

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqS7a25w1l4&feature=related#t=1m45s

    Can't seem to get it to link the specific time, but 2:25.

    Coldbrand on
  • DefenderDefender Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Pony wrote: »
    Edcrab wrote: »
    I've never understood the attitude where customers somehow think they're being denied the chance to be a customer, what the hell do they think retailers would gain out of it?

    That's not how a business works

    oh my god, this fucking post

    seriously

    jesus christ people, we want your money. we want to sell you the product you came in here for, if we have it. if we don't have it, we're not trying to fuck with you! we would gladly take your money and hand it to you if we could!

    when the Wii came out there was a pissy woman who insisted that i wouldn't order her a Wii (that's not how it works!) because i was racist

    i just...

    god damn, people

    Bear with me here. Not about your absurd racism, you loon-fucking, Wii-hoarding Klansman, but about the "I don't believe you" thing. This isn't the best reasoning, but I think it may be real.

    They understand that the store manager and the corporate entity want your money. But they may think that the individual employee gains no direct, immediate benefit from the sale, right? And maybe some new Wiis just came in like ten seconds ago, possibly inserted silently into the stockroom by masked ninja in the employ of the Iwata clan, because that is how things ship. So the point is that you, as the stupid and unmotivated retail employee, may not know, or just not care, that there are actually some Wiis back there that weren't there five minutes ago, and since you think you can get away with shirking your responsibilities, you're happier just to say there are no more.

    Come on, that's the best I can do. People are obviously exhibiting the behavior, so there's a reason.

    Defender on
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  • DefenderDefender Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Man, Falling Down was great.

    Defender on
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  • IskanderIskander Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    oh hell i completely forgot that robert duvall was in falling down

    such a great film

    Iskander on
  • IskanderIskander Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Defender wrote: »
    People are obviously exhibiting the behavior, so there's a reason.

    that reason being they are fuckers.

    Iskander on
  • AdusAdus Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    One of the worst variations of this is if you work at Blockbuster. You're not asked to check "the back" but rather the drop-box.

    This was terrible because I worked at a high volume store so during the weekend, new releases were a rarity. You could easily have a full line where every single customer plans on telling you to check the drop box, and they'd rarely take "we're out" or "I just checked" for an answer. It eventually got to the point where I wouldn't even pretend to care. I'd lazily walk to the box, open it for half a second and immediately close it. "Nope."

    I guess I can't really blame some people for asking, since once in a while one really did come back, but it was particularly annoying when they obviously saw me do it for the last customer, or if it happened to be a shitty movie. Can't think of any examples but just insert whatever shitty movie you can think of from about 5 years ago. It doesn't matter what it was, it would rent out.

    Adus on
  • DefenderDefender Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Iskander wrote: »
    Defender wrote: »
    People are obviously exhibiting the behavior, so there's a reason.

    that reason being they are fuckers.

    Stupid fuckers, though. I am attempting to be some sort of deep-sea diver within that stupid.

    Defender on
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    I've overheard someone say "Don't say something is retarded, its not cool to make fun of retards. Just say its gay."
  • JavenJaven Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    When I bought my Wii it was the day after it came out. I went to the local EB "sorry they sold out, not sure when we're getting more shipments in." There were some other electronics stores in the mall I checked, and when I came back to EB the same guy flagged me down inside the store. They had just dropped off a new shipment of Wiis and he recognized me asking from before.

    People want to sell you their shit. They want you to leave with what you came for. Whether it be in retail, foodservice, whatever, people do not enjoy saying "no I'm sorry I can't do that" simply because almost 100% of the time, it actually creates more work for them than being able to do it.

    Javen on
  • BusterKBusterK Negativity is Boring Cynicism is Cowardice Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Edcrab wrote: »
    Khavall wrote: »
    Edcrab wrote: »
    No see these are the days of "pester power"

    Preteen me would never have dared pester my parents to get me something I saw on TV but maybe that's because, you know, we didn't instantly get items we demanded as some TV values groups would have you believe

    Because apparently if an advert makes a kid want a product parents are forced at gunpoint to purchase said product

    Take note Khoo! Talk to G&T- subliminal ads in comics, it'll work, trust me.

    X NEVER HAPPENED WHEN WE WERE KIDS

    IT'S ONLY THIS GENERATION



    KIDS THESE DAYS

    So you're saying that in our day it was incredibly common for kids to instantly get whatever they demanded or are you trying to be ironic

    Yes, Edcrab
    There has actually always been bratty kids
    And there has always been overly indulgent parents
    This is not a new phenomenon
    This is a Goddamn ancient phenomenon

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  • UmaroUmaro Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    My only "retail" experience was at a grocery store where I pushed a broom all day and avoided eye contact with customers. If any of them asked me anything I'd just grunt and gesture towards the cashiers.

    Umaro on
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  • EdcrabEdcrab Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    BusterK wrote: »
    Edcrab wrote: »
    Khavall wrote: »
    Edcrab wrote: »
    No see these are the days of "pester power"

    Preteen me would never have dared pester my parents to get me something I saw on TV but maybe that's because, you know, we didn't instantly get items we demanded as some TV values groups would have you believe

    Because apparently if an advert makes a kid want a product parents are forced at gunpoint to purchase said product

    Take note Khoo! Talk to G&T- subliminal ads in comics, it'll work, trust me.

    X NEVER HAPPENED WHEN WE WERE KIDS

    IT'S ONLY THIS GENERATION



    KIDS THESE DAYS

    So you're saying that in our day it was incredibly common for kids to instantly get whatever they demanded or are you trying to be ironic

    Yes, Edcrab
    There has actually always been bratty kids
    And there has always been overly indulgent parents
    This is not a new phenomenon
    This is a Goddamn ancient phenomenon

    You fail to recognise the point in the slightest and it's funny if either of you could think I meant that

    TV values groups demand "responsible advertising" as if adverts force parents to make bad choices, that's the point

    In fact it was right there in the post for all to read

    It's got fuck all to do with modern or past values and everything to do with media watchdogs and "moral guardians" jumping to completely spurious conclusions despite the fact that nothing has changed

    Edcrab on
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  • Volucrisus AedriusVolucrisus Aedrius Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    T-minus one hour before I'm neck deep in "The Shit," once again.

    Years from now I'm gonna have a drunk freakout moment like in the beginning of Apocalypse Now.

    Volucrisus Aedrius on
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    Keith wrote:
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    I would dunk it so hard my parents would love each other again
  • EdcrabEdcrab Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Urgh, condolences. I'm a big coward and accepted a shorter contract so I could face the music a week later than usual

    Soon we shall all be delving into the mysterious back

    Edcrab on
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  • HeavyVillainHeavyVillain Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    bock bock bock.


    Real men work in retail warehouses until 6Pm and get shouted at for there troubles

    We do not ventur into 'the back' WE ARE the back!

    HeavyVillain on
  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    bock bock bock.


    Real men work in retail warehouses until 6Pm and get shouted at for there troubles

    We do not ventur into 'the back' WE ARE the back!

    Can I look inside you? I swear you still got a copy of MW2 left.

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  • EdcrabEdcrab Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Every day, people get inside V, mutter under their breath about how much they hate a customer, and then they return empty handed and everyone involved is unsatisfied.

    I am expecting Retales to crop up next year because... well, everyone loves them and they are great discussion fodder

    Edcrab on
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  • MeissnerdMeissnerd Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    I got Episodes from Liberty City from the back. It wasn't even on the shelves yet!

    Meissnerd on
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  • 3v3v Registered User
    edited November 2009
    That was my most pleasant Black Friday experience ever...

    3v on
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  • DefenderDefender Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Meissnerd wrote: »
    I got Episodes from Liberty City from the back. It wasn't even on the shelves yet!

    Heh. You got it from the back. From behind. In the butt.

    Defender on
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  • ThatDudeOverThereThatDudeOverThere Clock King Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    At Kantankeris: no that is a lie, no customer could think you owe them that much

    AHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAA

    also I get to go wade through a sea of shit in about half an hour

    if I don't come back it's because I have straight up murdered somebody and they arrested my ass

    ThatDudeOverThere on
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