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Old 12-11-2019, 08:53 AM
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Official Q-Tip brand has always had the paper rolled tube as the stick I think. It's only the cheaper no-name brands that went with the plastic tube, and those are the ones that are banned coming forward.
Brit here, we don't have Q-Tips. All the brands over here used plastic as a default, since it is more sturdy.
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Old 12-11-2019, 10:39 PM
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Well its Norfolk. They've just progressed to using the finger as a method of cleaning the ears....it's an advance from the carrot
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Old 12-15-2019, 08:39 PM
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Later I go and ask an even higher-up person about this. She says yes, in future, if something like that occurs again, I'm just to give it to them for the price they quote.

Me: "Um ... you does realize, right, that we're going to get scammed all over the place once the scammers realize this is happening?"

Higher-up person: "Oh yeah. I know it. But this is what corporate has ordered, so ..."

I shrug and say "Okay then" and walk away.

Now, there are SOME restrictions on this, which are up to the discretion of the cashier (thanks, corporate!) If the person says "Oh, I know the tag says $7.99 but it's actually $1!" -- at THAT point I get to call over a supervisor and let them sort it out (in other words, if the 'sale' price is truly ridiculous, then I don't have to automatically honour it. Otherwise, I do.)

And at some point I also have to call up the relevant department and tell them ... I dunno, that I've just sold some of their product for the wrong price because the customer insisted? I'll get that cleared up later on, but with Christmas coming on, I'm likely not going to have TIME to call people at the other end of the store (who will also be slammed with cranky customers) and explain the latest officially-sanctioned SNAFU.

We have recently adopted a similar policy at the Litter Box, so the front end supervisors have more leeway when it comes to pricing snafus . . . and yes, we also have some boundaries to that.


Otherwise, like you stated, the customers will take full advantage of it and get something for practically nothing.


We still have a rare one that tries to push that limit but thankfully it's not often enough. Our biggest issue is watching our reduced item labels and making sure they are scanning for the correct items - we've had customers banned from the store for switching out labels.


Yet we've got a new LP guy who has been cleaning house and we've lost a few cashiers . . . but that's another thread for another section.
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Old 12-16-2019, 01:48 PM
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