|07-02-2009, 10:16 PM||#11|
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Spring City PA
I'll have to start doing that. I do have one friend that works at another target.. so maybe I'll get something there.
|07-02-2009, 10:18 PM||#12|
Arashikage Weapons Master
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Victoria, BC. Vancouver Island, Canada
you should tell that asshole manager that his store just lost your business
|07-02-2009, 10:25 PM||#13|
Cobra Peeping Tom
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: IN THE JUNGLE OF CA...
well that sure blows.
|07-02-2009, 10:26 PM||#14|
"A Real American Hero"
Join Date: Jul 2007
I hear stories like this and just shutter, it's not like they loose anything. I've got store displays from several stores, back when sigma six was out I was able to get the burger king manager to give me the stand up display of duke, but I've had those same kind of managers shoot me down as well. Back when we had a toys r us in Biloxi (before Hurricane Katrina) there was this one manager who was a total corporate tool, who wouldn't let anyone have anything, but I know for fact he walked out of the store with the millenium falcon display that was exclusive to toys r us......Almost made me smile when we lost toys r us....
|07-02-2009, 10:29 PM||#15|
Join Date: May 2007
Ok ,first of all awoooooga! that pic is smokin'! now with that out of the way, I had worked for frito lay/ pepsi when the starwars stuff came out and I was told to destroy all the p.o.p and what not. I had always thought that was bogus ,so I would take names and give it away. I had got in alot of trouble for doing so but I didnt see the point of throwing away cool stuff like that when it made someone's day just to give it to them. They prob think someone is going to make money or something on it. and ..a...as always pics can be sent to my email if you decide to take more.lol! horndog moment over,lol--mark
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|07-02-2009, 10:29 PM||#16|
Join Date: Apr 2008
Yeah that sucks. It really is a shame. A lot of managers at stores are like that. All high and mighty attitudes like that toward collectors.
My home town store (ALCO) had some GI Joe 2 packs come in a while back ago. When i saw them I was stunned. They have never to my knowledge carried GI Joe in my lifetime. Needless to say I bought them. I later thanked the manager for ordering them. I noticed they were not coming in any more so I asked the Assistant Manager if she knew if any more were coming in. She replied to me "The Manager said she hates f*&^ing collectors".
So I understand where you are coming from.
|07-02-2009, 10:32 PM||#17|
Join Date: Nov 2008
|07-02-2009, 10:33 PM||#18|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Battle Creek, MI
it is actually corporate policies.. i used to work for target and they are told that the displays have to be destroied.. some places have to send them back.. as some companies do not want them out..
its really a bs policy though... the store can claim that the display was damaged prior to return etc.. it is very hard to get anyone that has been there long to actually give you the display.
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|07-02-2009, 10:42 PM||#19|
Join Date: Jul 2002
once it's in the garbage, it's public property...... even if the garbage is still on store property.
i learned this nice little loop hole working for walmart portrait studio. the regional manager would call the store manager, and tell her new backgrounds were coming in, and to destroy numbers 3,5,8,10 lets say.
manager would wait untill i was working, ask me to follow her, proceed to dump the backgrounds in the trash and walk away.
she said once it's in the garbage, anybody can have them.
so, i have approx 10 of the same backgrounds walmart uses, and since walmart portraits pretty much suck and are all cookie cutter, people come to me instead now.
so yeah, just pull em from the trash, nothing they can do.
|07-02-2009, 10:51 PM||#20|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Bessemer City, NC
"This display will self destruct in 6 weeks" is what the disclaimer on the back reads.
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