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Old 09-15-2019, 03:47 PM
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Customers always claim the other store is cheaper, however when they are telling the truth they run into some little problems.

If the other store is cheaper, then often it sells out it's product in no time (especially if it is a loss-leader with limited stock). I remember more than once a customer complaining that our store was too expensive, then when told that they should get the bargain they claimed was available go:

"But they are out of stock there, you should sell me the same item at the same price of [competitor].".

More funny is if they leave to go to the other store, only to find they read the price wrong (more expensive than us) or the the store is out of stock, and they have to come back to us to get the item they wanted.

Old 09-15-2019, 03:55 PM
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I worked last night and it was strangely quiet for a Saturday. Only one customer trying to get the new sale that hadn't started yet and was okay to come back today. My coworker had one couponer that seemed to go smoothly. Then about 10 minutes before we closed my coworker we just kinda standing around since there wasn't much to do when I car pulled into the lot. So as one would do I started telling them to do away and they were not wanted here. The person got out of the car and then turned right around and pulled away. My coworker and I just looked at each other and started laughing.

Just to be clear, there was nobody in the store and the person never made it to the door. Obviously, I have untamed super powers.
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Old 09-15-2019, 04:05 PM
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Something like that has happened to me a couple of times. Where I work, you get a beep, a robo-voice announces the queue the call is from, then a second beep gets you the actual caller. I frequently respond to the first beep (well before I can be heard by the caller) with something like "go away". Sometimes, I never get that second beep. (giggle)
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Old 09-16-2019, 07:24 AM
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Quoth earl colby pottinger View Post
More funny is if they leave to go to the other store, only to find they read the price wrong (more expensive than us) or the the store is out of stock, and they have to come back to us to get the item they wanted.
Even more funny is when they come back, the item is sold out at your store too!

Even more funny is when you're the one who bought the remaining units from your store. (Read a great story once about someone who did that with Christmas ornaments. EDIT: Found it!
“There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged.
One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world.
The other, of course, involves orcs." -- John Rogers

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