|07-08-2008, 02:02 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: South Dakota
I've read lots of complaints about Walmart, Target, and Toys R Us. I'm collecting for my son. He's a bit too little to get Joes yet, but it's something we enjoy doing together and I know that when the old 80's cartoons are released on DVD he'll really get into it. I work at Walmart as a part time weekend job. I work in sporting goods, which in our Walmart is adjacent to the toy department.
Every weekend, before my shift I check for Joes, and almost every time, I'm disappointed to find the single pegs empty and the comic two packs crammed with ace/wild weasle and the dreadknoks. So to all those finding empty pegs over and over again, I feel your pain. I tell myself at least I'd be here anyway for work, so it isn't like I'm making special trips like some of you.
Every once in a while I'm lucky enough to find something and slowly over time I've built a decent collection for my son. I know there are collectors in the area other than myself and once I even talked to a guy. I wanted to mention HissTank, but our toy department is always understaffed, and I had a line of customers waiting (most nights and weekends sporting goods also covers the toy department). The good thing about this is even though I'm not in the toy department, I can keep close tabs on the Joe inventory.
I can tell you that the single Joes have been constantly on order since the line came out. When we finally get a case in, it all goes to the shelf, and the system orders more. We have NEVER had any Joe backstock other than the comic two packs. I have relayed this problem to management several times. Nothing has changed. I get the feeling that if the management at our store cared enough to make some noise at our warehouse, we could increase the frequency of our Joe order being filled instead of letting the same two Cobra Commanders and Buzzer collect dust on our pegs. They are far more concerned with items that have a higher margin like bikes and power wheels.
If the day ever comes that we do end up with Joes in the back, I wouldn't hesitate to look for what a customer wants. I just wanted you all to know that despite all the lazy dullards working retail in america, you have at least one ally working on the inside.
|07-08-2008, 02:09 AM||#2|
Join Date: Mar 2008
whoo-rah brother. you could always FUDGE the system into ordering more heehee. just kidding man. but good lookin out for the rest of us :>
|07-08-2008, 02:17 AM||#3|
Welcome to the 'tank!
|07-08-2008, 02:47 AM||#4|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: San Diego, CA
Got a buddy that works in the toy department. Apparently, his Mgr is more interested in the food deparment than Joes.
|07-08-2008, 03:49 AM||#5|
Cult of the No-Ring
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Stuck filling out useless information on the details page
Local wal-mart around here can't even keep the grocery isles stocked.
|07-08-2008, 01:07 PM||#6|
Cobra Money Supplier
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Bay Area, CA
"Thanks man, America needs more people like you in retail and customer service!" quoted from Saboteur
Unfortunately, these qualifying people got replaced by un-trained, idiotic people. It is all boiled down to cheap labor.
|07-08-2008, 08:56 PM||#7|
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Hisstank Wrestling Federation!
|07-08-2008, 09:06 PM||#8|
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: LI, NY
I have basically been hearing two different things:
Hasbro is holding out on us, and is going to flood the market soon.
Hasbro has messed up distribution and production.
I do not really care why the figures are difficult to find in certain places. I just want them to fix it. Damn it.
looking for SIDESHOW LEGENDARY SCALE MARVEL BUSTS--THOR,APOC,VENOM,DOOM,RED AND GOLD IRON MAN
MY B/S/T :
|07-08-2008, 09:35 PM||#9|
Join Date: May 2007
Location: blasdell, ny near buffalo
thats real cool man.
|07-08-2008, 10:14 PM||#10|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Woodbury Heights, NJ
i am doing the same thing...collecting for my son. the most disheartening thing i find is the scalping, massive buying/hoarding some people do...I'm not looking to build armies of characters - just one of each kept nice for my kid...I hope you are able to find everything, thegame68, because i've resorted to buying online...the stores have nothing because the workers stink and the hoarders hoard...
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