|04-03-2008, 09:54 PM||#561|
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Greensboro, NC
So technically those Target stores refusing to sell the vehicles are breaking the rules. However, I do understand how the store would like to have stock for when they do the reset on the checkout shelves
|04-03-2008, 09:59 PM||#562|
T for The of course
Join Date: Apr 2008
I tried both of my local Targets and was told to "come back next Tuesday" at one and the other said that no dice until the 13th. Hopefully at least they'll be consistent in enforcing
|04-03-2008, 10:01 PM||#563|
Join Date: Aug 2007
i've not said anything till now but that has been mentioned before yet i'm still reading negative replies regarding those who are fortunate enough to find them. it's sad to see such reactions however i can understand the frustrations.
i would begin to think twice about sharing my experiences here if i (personally) were subjected to such warrantless criticisms. so far i've really enjoyed this forum but there is definately a negative streak that tends to show around product releases which is unfortunate.
can't we just wish those persons who found them congratulations and empathize with those denied?
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|04-03-2008, 10:27 PM||#564|
Join Date: Jan 2007
I hate store exclusives...
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|04-03-2008, 10:50 PM||#565|
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Houston TX via Starkville MS via Bay St. Louis MS via New Orleans LA
With Target, as the poster above stated when Target gets an item they can sell them as long as it doesn't have a street date...the date of S 4/13 is as stated above, it is a shelf date which the date by which Target HAS to have it on the sales floor. They can however sell it before that date. Another poster said if they refuse to sell it then they are in the wrong.
I use to be an Xbox rep and now I'm a District Manager for a retail merchandising company that does work in Targets and other accounts as well. I have been in the back rooms many, many, many times, as well as other accounts Wal-Mart, K-mart, TRU, etc.
When there is a Street Date label on a package it spells it out so there is no doubt about an actual Street Date (unfortunately some folks in the back still break street dates for whatever reason, stupid, don't read labels, etc). They will say "Street Date of 4/13, Do not sell before 4/13" "Do not set on sales floor before 4/13" or something to that effect and it is all over the box, or pallet, there are multiple warnings and street date signs.....not a simple S 4/13. S 4/13 is a Target code for shelf date.
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|04-04-2008, 03:41 AM||#566|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Apache Junction, AZ
Shogi and MSU44, I wasn't aware of a difference between shelf dates and street dates. I wasn't even aware that these had a label other than street dates. I haven't followed this much.
Typically, I don't care about who gets what and how much. This time around, however, I think it was seeing one "meanie Target employee" for every 3-4 successful score stories I read.
And while the comment wasn't aimed at me directly, I'll admit that just about anybody on this board deserves this stuff more than me because they're putting in a lot more effort. So, for the record, "good on ya" to anybody in the right place at the right time who doesn't lie, cheat, or steal to get it.
|04-04-2008, 03:58 AM||#567|
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Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: San Jose
I just walked into my local Target, and told an employee what I was looking for, and wanted to know if they had them in stock.
She looked up the number, asked me how many I wanted, I told her there was three different items under that number, and wanted all three if possible. She went back, and came out with all three.
There was no lying, cheating, or even stealing involved.
I do think it would have been nice if there had been a set street date, so none of us in the community would have to run around like chickens with their heads cut off once someone says they found a set.
What I was worried about initially was the fact that the toy terrorists were getting them, and selling them for 60-100 dollars on eBay, and in turn, people who bought them or even extras were doing the same on various message boards.
I was hoping I would at least get one of each vehicle, which I now did. And I thankfully only payed 9.99 for each one, as it should be.
Felt very geeky asking the lady to look up the dcpi number, but I guess it had to be done. They had none on the shelfs, and their single packs were the same Buzzer and Shipwreck figures they have had for over 2 months. I figured it wouldn't hurt to ask.
I don't know if I got a bad one, but anyone else have any problems with the Cobra Vehicle Driver?
Mine has a very bad left hand, it looks like it is ready to snap off.
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|04-04-2008, 10:42 AM||#568|
Join Date: Jan 2008
After hearing the stories of the denials, I felt like I was robbing a bank, and the DCPI number I gave the guy was my demand note to the teller. I could just hear that Heat theme playing in my head. I should have carried the box out in a big black duffel bag.
|04-04-2008, 10:51 AM||#569|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Corporate told me that it was up to the local manager and they could not direct him to sell me anything. The woman I talked to at corporate was Lyndie (spelling?) and she said she was the top person in guest relations and there was no one else I could appeal to. She also refused to give me a name/number for a regional manager just as the local manager did.
|04-04-2008, 11:09 AM||#570|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Frankly, I'm pissed. All I want is ONE Hiss Tank. No Target I tryed will sell me one. I have to wait until they happen to put them out, and I'm sure by then it will be too late and they will all be scalped. What pisses me off most is the inconsitency. I know that if someone else asks the right person at the right time, they will be allowed to buy out all the stock from the back. Target should either have a policy and follow it or don't. If I knew I could come back on the 13th and get one, that would be fine, but for all I know they will never even make it to the shelves. To clairify I'm not upset that others have already got theirs, only that Target will not let ME buy one! I'm basicly being told, come back every day between now and the 13th, one of these days they may be on the shelf, or maybe they were on the shelf a half hour ago, but now they are gone. This is BS. ^%&* Target!
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