They might suck, but they aren't new, not by any stretch of the imagination.
Had a guy in tonight (while I was covering a cashier break, of course) who asked for a price check on an el-cheapo POS 2GB MP3 player.
Me: $24.99 plus tax, which is $26.55.
The SC's mouth went agape and he stared at me as if I'd just asked him to recite Proust.
After several seconds, he stammered
SC: But....the sign says $14.99!
BS (overhearing): That item has a $10 rebate, so it's $14.99 AFTER REBATE.
Me: After rebate, sir.
Me: *explains how rebates work*
SC: So you don't take $10 off now?
Me: No, you have to send away for that money.
And then he proceeded to just start STARING at me with this incredulous look on his face, like I'd just uttered some sort of profound insult, and he was in shock and awaiting for me to realize what a colossal gaffe I've just made and quickly apologize and adjust the price down for him.
Good. I haven't had one of these in a while, and I'm real good at staring contests.
As I'd been the last to speak, the ball was in his court, so I just stared right back at him.
And kept staring.
And kept staring.
And KEPT staring.
And just HOPING he'd actually TELL me to take the $10 off now, just so I could bring Maxwell's silver hammer down upon his head (figuratively, of course) and tell him that's NOT the way things work.
Finally, he broke (I win!!!) and said he wasn't interested, then. But five minutes later, he bought it anyway.
Then he came back again with a bottle of Dasani from the Coke cooler. He paid for it, then said "this is too cold for my son. Can I swap it for a warm one?"
A thoroughly bizarre request that I'd never heard before, but....reasonable, I suppose. I had one of the techs fetch a warm one from backstock and we swapped it out for him (he hadn't opened it yet).