|08-26-2009, 01:12 PM||#41|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Agony (Albany), GA
What it all comes down to is whether or not the person stocking is OK with it and what kind of mood they're in. If they're in a bad mood or don't want to have to do anything extra they'll say no. I've had little luck with asking clerks for assistance. Just do it. You're going to buy the items anyway. Just don't look nervous and don't leave a mess.
|08-26-2009, 01:37 PM||#42|
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: MI. (UP)
I've done it. Both at Walmart and at Target. Maybe 4 times total. Had one guy at Walmart march over and try and snatch it out of my hand. I just twisted away and gave him a look like he was nuts.
Dude was maybe 5'8" Maybe 120lbs. I'm 6'3" and about 275.
He was alll "What do you think your doing???"
Me "looking for a figure I want"
Him "You can't do that!"
Him "Um.... cuz ya can't!"
Me "You gonna stop me big man? Go get your manager and tell him you're trying to prevent sales. And if HE comes out here and tries to take it away from me I'll talk to him. "
Him "Wh....You can't do that!"
Me "I'll be done by the time you get back. You might as well just chill man"
He stomped off. I was done in like 30 seconds. He came back a bit later and I was looking though the hot wheels for a cool car for my kid. He glared at me and stood in the isle like he was debating doing something. So I got another employee to call the manager and complained about the guy.
Haven't seen him since. Don't think he was fired due to my complaint but yeah. Don't take any macho posturing bullshit from fuckin' Walmart employees. The stuff is there to be sold. Not hold back like gold.
|08-26-2009, 02:13 PM||#43|
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Springfield - Proud home of COBRA!
A while back I opened a case of the Simpsons figures at TRU to get the Stephen Hawking figure.
A couple Sundays ago on my figure run Target had a pallet of stuff out that included a Joe case and 2 different Star Wars cases. I'd already found everything I wanted from the Joe case, but I'am still looking for 2 recent Star Wars figures. I considered opening them to check, but I wasn't sure on the wave and i didn't want to open the case unless I knew there was something I wanted in it.
TMNT Lego: Leo/Raph
Lego S11 CMF: Blues Guy x3
Lego CMF Movie set: Gail (Construction Worker) + 6 others
Marvel Infinities: Wasp/Ant Man
GI Joe Ret: Cobra Ninja Trooper (the one with the flag)
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|08-26-2009, 02:31 PM||#44|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: San Diego
I see it this way... While it is product meant to be sold, it is still store property. Besides, its THEIR job. You don't go into the kitchen at McDonald's to go cook your own burgers do you?
|08-26-2009, 02:42 PM||#45|
Join Date: Sep 2008
I get off of work at 2:30 AM and there is a Wal-Mart on my way home. Off course I stop every night. Sometimes they havenít stocked toys yet. And yes I have opened up boxes with my box cutter I already have on hand from my job. There are a few 25th Joes and Star Wars figures that I obtained this way that I otherwise have never seen hanging on the pegs.
Back in 1999, about a week before Star Wars Episode I figures were supposed to go on sale, a friend of mine who stocked overnight at Wal-Mart woke me up at 5:30 in the morning to tell me that the toy department hadnít finished stocking yet and there were cases of Phantom Menace figures on the pallet right out on the floor. I drove straight up there, opened some cases when the stocker wasnít looking, and took several figures up to the register. Unfortunately, I didnít have the funds to buy all the figures I wanted. Despite the fact that the figures had a later street date and werenít supposed to be sold yet they were already in the computer system and rang up fine. I kept the receipt as proof of my victory for a while but eventually lost it. And for the record, no, I didnít sell them on ebay.
|08-30-2009, 06:56 PM||#46|
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Join Date: Aug 2009
|08-30-2009, 07:37 PM||#47|
Join Date: Jan 2009
I've even gone ahead and stocked the pegs with the rest of the box. I usually do it when nobody's around, since some people are willing to be angry as long as they have any perceived reason to be.
If someone's there, I may ask.
Only slight problem I've had was with a palette of ROC before launch stuff at WM that I just wanted to look at, but I didn't actually ask, I just talked about Joe stuff and the stocker said he couldn't open the stuff, which is totally understandable.
|08-30-2009, 07:40 PM||#48|
Join Date: Jul 2008
I do that all the time.
Got an odd look from a wal-mart manager once, but that's it.
|08-30-2009, 07:52 PM||#49|
Join Date: May 2008
one day when i was at meijers i seen some hot wheels boxse and they had just been opened and i seen the employe turn the corner so i ran over to them and looked in real quick and found a treasure hunt, but come to find out it was only worth like 5 bucks, hah, and i thought i was going to get a bunch of money for it.
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|08-30-2009, 07:55 PM||#50|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: In the Land that Time Forgot
I've done it once or twice before, but it's not often that I get to see the pallets out there to do so
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