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sith_killer_99
01-04-2003, 10:07 AM
Arrrgghh!

Wal-Mart is freakin killing me! I went to the local Wal-Mart and found that they are re-organizing the toy area. They had all their little maps out and pallets filled with Hasbro and Mattel stuff.

That was 4 days ago!

I have been back evey single day since and they still haven't put out any new toys!

What kills me is that they already have the shelfs and pegs tagged, and what's worse is that they have an area for the new "Screen Sceens" AKA Death Star Trash Compactors!

So for 4 lousy days I have gone back only to find loaded pallets sitting out on the floor and nothing new haging on the pegs. The entire toy department is like this. They haven't restocked a single toy since Christmas, yet they have plenty of merchandise sitting in boxes in the middle of the floor.:rolleyes:

And I know (or strongly suspect) they have the new DS sets.:eek:

Arrrgghh! Why does Wal-Mart do this to us?!?! Why are they teasing me?

Dar, can you help me understand? Are these people just too lazy to put out the new stuff?

None of the other Wal-Marts in my area have spots for the Screen Scenes, or merchandise sitting around on the pallets.

Wal-Mart is KILLING me.

QLD
01-04-2003, 11:13 AM
Maybe they are still re-stocking the bras.

Anyway, if the boxes are out there, go through them.

Jedi_Master_Guyute
01-04-2003, 11:17 AM
Ah, don't go through them, you'll get busted for that, QLD, that's common knowledge.

What i do is browse the boxes and politely ask an associate to open it for you. That way you get your stuff, you don't peeve off the help and they don't think collectors are all schmucks who go through stock as we please. :D

Jedi_Master_Guyute
01-04-2003, 11:19 AM
Oh yeah, Sith Killer, if you happen to pick up an extra of each scene for me, i'll gladly reimburse you the 22 bucks for them, not each mind you, i think they're like 10 a piece, right? ;)

QLD
01-04-2003, 11:59 AM
Yeah, but when is that stock person around? Never.

SO I look for them, but if they aren't around, then I look through them. If they didn't want us looking through them, they wouldn't have them sitting in the aisle in the middle of prime shopping hours. If they didn't want me to go through them, they would bring them out when they are ready to put them out.

Jayspawn
01-04-2003, 12:07 PM
QLD, I would go through them. They have had their chance to stock them or put them away in the back. They blew it. It's open season now!

Prince Xizor
01-04-2003, 02:27 PM
I have gone through boxes before and have had no problems. Searching through boxes is how I got my Spider-Man Classics Hobgoblin, and my 2 Destroyer Droids.

Rip Em Open!

jpak001
01-04-2003, 04:04 PM
Yep, even though your not supposed to I go through them.

Like QLD said, they shouldn't have them out there if they don't want to sell it. I mean really, how messed up is to see what you want in a store, but not be ALLOWED to buy it???

I got "busted" for pilfering a pallet once too. I was at K-Mart looking for Gundam figures. There were none on the shelf, but right there next to the shelves there was a box of them on a pallet. I grabbed the box, brought it to a stockperson, and politely asked if he could open it for me. He said "no, we might put it on the shelf tomorrow. Come back tomorrow, maybe they'll be out". Huh???? How insane is that??? A almost bankrupt retail chain refusing sales... yeah, that makes sense.

So then when he wasn't looking I took the case down a few ailes and ripped it open:D Then he comes looking for me saying "that's not right my freind!" taking the box away, but not before I picked out the ones I wanted (I'd like to have seen him try to take those out of my hands :evil: ).

I figure since the stockpeople don't help you when you ask, you need to help yourself sometimes!

QLD
01-04-2003, 04:08 PM
Yeah, I worked in retail for many years, and stock should not be on the showroom unless it is A.) being stocked currently or B.) It is ready for sale.

Adam
01-04-2003, 09:38 PM
The screen scenes box are pretty easy to spot. It says "SW Classic Scene" or something similar to that very plainly on the side. I was searching for the new Armada Optimus Prime a few weeks ago and stumbled upon the Compactor scenes box by accident. Glad I did. :)

Dr Zoltar
01-05-2003, 12:19 AM
Hmmm...I need to try that little trick. All 3 Wal-Marts in my area have stripped clean their Star Wars sections. No new stuff has been stocked, and the old stuff has been moved away from the main isles. One store only had Star Wars legos and nothing else! But I have yet to see the pallets of stuff they are supposed to restock with. I thought maybe it had something to do with the West Coast dock strikes.

jjreason
01-05-2003, 01:04 AM
Go through the boxes. If they come to stop you, you can say you're sorry, that you thought the stuff was for sale as it is on the floor. If they want to receive it first, or whatever, than just make sure they do it now. Customer is always right, any clamouring about "going to see the manager" usually gets things done in your favour.

sith_killer_99
01-05-2003, 08:51 AM
I just got back from Wal-Mart.

Bare pegs and no pallets.:(

How long does it take to re-stock this stuff? I mean I went around the store and everything else has been re-stocked. What's the hold-up on toys?

And to make matters worse, I walk in and there are all these employees just wandering around not doing anything! In fact the only person I actually saw working was some girl in electronics scanning stuff.:mad:

jjreason
01-05-2003, 05:11 PM
Don't hesitate to go to an agent there and demand some help. The old song and dance about having a young child at home that is REALLY hoping to get some special WalMart only Star Wars toys that he saw on the internet should tug at somebody's heart strings hard enough to get them into the stock room looking to hook you up. Just be sure you're happy with the ones they bring out, even if they're not perfectly MIMB....they'd be on to you at that point....:D

2-1B
01-05-2003, 05:26 PM
Looks like you blew it by not going through the pallets when you had the chance ! :crazed:

jpak001
01-05-2003, 05:31 PM
Heh he.... That's pretty much the story I've been giving my local WM while looking for exclusive Marvel Legends figs. "My nephew really wanted one for Xmas, but I couldn't find any"

Doesn't seem to work for me though, think I'll need to cook up another story.... :p

There is a TRU I go to that has a really freindly toy stockperson. I've only asked him to check for something twice, and he happily did it each time. I wish he worked at WM!

QLD
01-05-2003, 05:36 PM
Forget that, I walk right up to a clerk, and I say, you open that damn box right now, and look for the item I am looking for. And if it isn't there, then you better go find it elsewhere! NOW!

Jedi Master Silas
01-05-2003, 05:42 PM
The midnight guys at our Wal Mart always let us look through the boxes..thats how we got most of our MOTU rare figs. The key here is to make friends with the employees...look for toys they want while your out hunting else where. It works. Trust me. They even set back toys we want or hide then for us.

jpak001
01-05-2003, 08:24 PM
Well, if there's a box in my view I'll go through it (one way or the other).

I only use my lame "nephew" story to try to get them to check stock in the back. Trust me, I've been as nice as pie to these people. But the workers at my local WM seem to have a pre-conceived notion of us collectors & hate us all. Even if the shelves are completly empty, they still won't check stock.... :confused:

Dar' Argol
01-06-2003, 01:24 AM
Originally posted by Jedi Master Silas
Trust me. They even set back toys we want or hide then for us.

And if they are caught by the managment they can lose their jobs for this as well. Did they tell you that. Its called "Understocking" in WM. Any merchandise that is willfully held back from the sales floor by an associate for later purchase is concidered Understocking and is a firing offense. Because they are saying basically that you are not allowing the customers the chance to purchase said item. I know of 5 ppl in the last 6 months who got fired for understocking. And it wasn't SW sttuff either. This applies to all items in the store. So how long are they gonna be your "friend" after they lose their Job. And how good are you gonna feel about that as well???

SK99 - 2 times a year we switch the Dept around. Thats usually right after X-Mas, and right after/maybe before Back to School. The new Mods, (or layouts/planograms/whatever), downloaded 12/23/02. The Dept Managers have until 2/03/03 to set their Mods. If we do not have the product in, they will tset the space for it and put up a label so IF it comes in on the night trucks, the overnight Toy person can find the spot for it.

AND FOR PETE"S SAKE WILL YOU PPL QUITE DIGGING INTO SKIDS AND PALLETS!!!!!!!! If I see anyone in my store doing that I will personally crack your knuckles with my yard stick. Do you know how disrespectful that is!?!?!?! Do you know how much of a mess that makes!?!?!? NO, cause you don't clean it up. Do you know that when we find a partial case, we have to take it back and have the missing pieces written off as stolen!?!?!? And that comes off the bottom line of the store. So if that keeps happening, prices could go up and then everyoen would be here complainign about how they gotta pay $6 now to get their precious littl plastic figures! And do you know how that makes you look!?!?! No wonder SW collectors have such a bad name, look at what you insist on doing! You grab a case like a Rat grabs a stale bit of bread and then you find a quite corner in your "dumpster" and process to gorge yourself on your finding! Its discusting.

Sometimes these pallets are left on the floor from that nights truck and have not been brought to the back yet. They may be "over-stock" that needs to go back to the bins. They could be the pallet pulled out to work the Mods. Do you know how long it can take for a full pallet to be worked??? No, cause you don't work retail. It can take up to 1 1/2 hours to work 1 pallet. and that;s IF you know where it goes. So when you stop by, that pallet may have only been there for 15 minutes. But you deem it worthy to pillage through because YOU figure its been their all day.

I swear if some of you stop and think about your actions, you'd realize how ridiculous some of you appear!:mad:

2-1B
01-06-2003, 01:39 AM
Sorry Dar, but that's crazy. :D

First, there should be MORE firings for these alleged "undersellings" -- what else would you call it when something is being held back on a pallet? ;)

Secondly, this pallet business is a freaking joke. What's the point in allowing these stores to look even more dumpy than they already are by hauling out PALLET UPON PALLET to clog the aisles for hours on end? Why aren't the associates bringing them out one at a time, stocking the items, and going back for another one? There's no way in hell that it can be more efficient to throw this crap all over the store.

Digging through the pallets can't be that messy (maybe it is somewhat) but it's not any messier than those same pallets cluttering the area. Besides, if there are some products strewn about the floor from a digging collector, at least it will be easier for the next customer to find what is needed. ;)

I used to love Wal-Mart, but over the past few years it's really degenerated and I now hate going in there.

Dar' Argol
01-06-2003, 01:57 AM
Originally posted by Caesar
Sorry Dar, but that's crazy. :D

First, there should be MORE firings for these alleged "undersellings" -- what else would you call it when something is being held back on a pallet? ;)

Items on a pallet or in the back room is not Understocking. Associates taking items off of a pallet and putting them somewhere, i.e. hiding spot, or storing them behing a counter for later purchase is. What goes back on pallets is Over Stock. Meaning that there is no more room out on the sales floor for that item/items.


Secondly, this pallet business is a freaking joke. What's the point in allowing these stores to look even more dumpy than they already are by hauling out PALLET UPON PALLET to clog the aisles for hours on end? Why aren't the associates bringing them out one at a time, stocking the items, and going back for another one? There's no way in hell that it can be more efficient to throw this crap all over the store.

It depends . . . what time of day is this that you are seeing all of these pallets out on the floor. The time of day has a lot to do with it.

QLD
01-06-2003, 02:32 AM
I see pallets any time from 12 noon to midnight. But definately no later than midnight. As a matter of fact, I can't remember the last time that I went to a Wal-Mart and didn't see pallets full of crap everywhere, at all times of the day.

They clog the aisles, and make it much more difficult to navigate the store. The morons with their pallet-jacks come barrelling down the aisle, and get mad if everyone doesn't scatter out of their way.

Bottom line is this, nothing should be out on the showroom floor unless it is being stocked, or is ready for sale. It is very lazy, and unprofessional of Wal-mart to just leave their crap in the middle of the aisles.

If you don't want people to go through the cases, then don't take it out there and let it sit for more than a few minutes.

I worked retail for 10 years, at places including grocery stores, Media Play, Borders, Electronics Boutique, etc. I know what good service is, and isn't. Leaving pallets full of crap in the aisle, and then getting all upset, because they are invading your territory, is not good service.

I DARE, I freakin' DARE some moron at Wal-mart to say anything to me about it. I will go through the cases as I please, as long as they are out on the floor. Because it is on the sales floor. If they don't like it, then they should get it off the sales floor. I will ask if I see someone around, which is never, but otherwise, I will go for it on my own. They should not get mad at the customer because Wal-Mart needs to reorganize their stocking procedures.

scruffziller
01-06-2003, 01:57 PM
With a large corperation like Wal Mart there are no gray areas. Only black and white. Any attempt to step outside of those paramaters risks multimillion dollar lawsuits in the blink of an eye.
Regardless of how you might feel, it is their organazation, and they can run it how ever they please. Regardless if they feel if the company is running itself into the ground. It is their perogative.

BanthaPoodoo
01-06-2003, 03:33 PM
Originally posted by Dar' Argol


Do you know that when we find a partial case, we have to take it back and have the missing pieces written off as stolen!?!?!? And that comes off the bottom line of the store.

When I worked at Kmart back in the day this is how it worked. You inventory the items. (For example - say 1 case = 16 figures. You put that in the inventory system) Now you go unload this stock into the aisles. If someone pulls four out, then when they scan at the register, it will show up in inventory as such (12 figures left) So there is no way to say they were stolen. Now if they dont get scanned, then there is no paper trail & then you can say they are stolen. I am not saying this is how it is now, it is just how it was when I worked at Kmart.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
01-06-2003, 04:30 PM
Like has been said before, if you don't want to sell it, don't put it out whee the customers can get it. I got 2 Pilot Clone Troopers from an open case because of some lazy *** at WM who dodn't want to put some toys on a few pegs. Oh well nobody busted me, and the figgies still stand at $4.77. Hey no loss for anyone there.:)

sith_killer_99
01-07-2003, 05:53 PM
Well, I went back to that Wal-Mart yet again today and guess what...

Score!

They had 2 of each set, so I bought 1 of each!:D

They were stocked on the shelf just waiting for me.:D


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Dar' Argol
01-07-2003, 06:00 PM
Originally posted by Quite-Long Dong
I see pallets any time from 12 noon to midnight. But definately no later than midnight. As a matter of fact, I can't remember the last time that I went to a Wal-Mart and didn't see pallets full of crap everywhere, at all times of the day.

Between the hours of 6am and 3pm the Dept Managers are working M-F and they are pulling stuff out from the back to restock the shelves. So yeah, there would be pallets on the floor because they are working them. When they arrive in at 6am, the freight is still there from the night b/4. Pallets are suppose to be off the floor at 9am, depending on how many trucks they got in the night before. Then they start to pull stuff out from the back. At 4pm we start to unload our trucks. Now depending on the size of their back room, they may have the ability to store those pallets in the back until 10pm when they are all puklled to the floor to be worked. Some stores do not have that kind of room. Also, most the times our ICS (Inventory Control Specialists) perform a "purge" of a Dept. That is when they pull EVERYTHING out of that dept's bins in the back, bring EVERYTHING out and try to work as much of it as they can onto the shelves. Another thing right now it that all the dept's have their new mods to do. Which means they are resetting their respective depts and getting the new stuff out. I really find it hard to believe though that EVERY dept in that store has every aisle and space between stack-bases full with pallets.


I DARE, I freakin' DARE some moron at Wal-mart to say anything to me about it. I will go through the cases as I please, as long as they are out on the floor. Because it is on the sales floor. If they don't like it, then they should get it off the sales floor.

And then when you get hurt because something on that pallet was not stacked properly, or you were too impaitient, I don't want to hear you crying about it and I doubt you would get anything from WM because YOU were in the wrong.


Originally posted by BanthaPoodoo
When I worked at Kmart back in the day this is how it worked. You inventory the items. (For example - say 1 case = 16 figures. You put that in the inventory system) Now you go unload this stock into the aisles. If someone pulls four out, then when they scan at the register, it will show up in inventory as such (12 figures left) So there is no way to say they were stolen. Now if they dont get scanned, then there is no paper trail & then you can say they are stolen. I am not saying this is how it is now, it is just how it was when I worked at Kmart.

That is how its suppose to work. We unload our trucks and someone "finalizes" the truck. That means that all that inventory from the truck is added to our own. Thing is, when you get in 3-4 trucks a night at about 8,000-10,000 pieces, you cannot check every case to make sure its on the invoice. So if when the dept managers come in and find a half case, and it is not out on the shelves, we need to take it back and have the paper work done. I am in charge of Bikes in my store. I order, build, repair, do price shanges, everything. And my stuff is not that hard to lose. Each bike comes in 1 BIG FRIGGIN BOX. But my "on-hand" counts are hardly ever right. Its because either that bike was not on the invoice when they finalized the truck, or there were too many listed on that invoice. So you can never really rely on the inventory on-hand count 100%. in the case of SW, we may have an on-hand count of 274. That's all for one collection. So if we get in a case or 2, and unless you checked the count the day before, your not going to know if you sold those 8 figs missing from the case.

QLD
01-07-2003, 06:15 PM
It's not like I am going to pull the box out of the middle of a stack of weight benches, to have one fall on my head.

If a bunch of boxes of star wars figures fall on me, I'll take my losses. I'm not the type to sue at the rop of a hat, though I recognize some people are. But if that is Wal-Mart's concern, again, the pallets would not be out there. It is just as dangerous to have pallets full of stuff in the aisles. I can't count how many times I have tripped over pallets in the aisles. Or had to walk the entired length of the store to get to the next department over, because they have all of the pathways blocked.

It's just unprofessional to bring that much stock on the floor, and then let people pick at it throughout the day.

Emperor Howdy
01-08-2003, 12:28 AM
Sorry Dar, but Pallet Pillaging is a old, faithful tradition of mine since '96. Probably about 40% of my collection has come from opening cases off pallets. I have never had someone approach me.....never left the case lying there (I always fold-over the top and place it back on the pallet)....or never had a pile of boxes fall on me (does that happen? .:confused: :D ). Does the fact that it ticks off some WalMart employee concern me? Not a bit. As a matter of fact, that same collector-hating employee needs to shake my hand. The more I (and others) shop at his store, the more likely the little brat is to have a job next week. So....he's welcome to gripe about me to his toothless buddy during a smoke break, but when he sees me rummaging through pallets, he needs to hand me a box-cutter and say, "Have a nice day". ;)

Another problem: Scalpers. The same jerks who rape the Hot Wheels section. They snag whatever they want the second it hits the hook. Hey, no problem, it's their right. However, does WalMart care that this dude just bought all 6 Clone Pilots? Hell no. They made their money. So, in order for me to get stuff, I gotta fend for myself...hence Pallet Pillaging. Quite frankly, I see it as no harm done, I leave happy. :happy:

Fulit
01-08-2003, 10:52 AM
Not only are all my Wal-Marts killing me, (we have like 5 or 6 in the Greater LR area) a good majority of them are adding insult to injury by playing country music over the loudspeakers. Nothing like whiny warbling when you're not finding anything new.

scruffziller
01-08-2003, 11:51 AM
Originally posted by Fulit
Not only are all my Wal-Marts killing me, (we have like 5 or 6 in the Greater LR area) a good majority of them are adding insult to injury by playing country music over the loudspeakers. Nothing like whiny warbling when you're not finding anything new.

Whoah and you are right there at the home office town too!!!

Fulit
01-08-2003, 12:04 PM
Originally posted by scruffziller
Whoah and you are right there at the home office town too!!!

Actually, I think that's Bentonville, in NW Arkansas, about 200 miles or so from here. But I've been there, too, and its no better.

Jedi Master Silas
01-09-2003, 12:39 AM
Personally I dont care how I get my toy as long as I get it without harming anyone of course. I'm paying for the damn thing. Wal Mart needs to hop to it and get things out...stop letting them sit there forever. As far as the employee hiding items for us they will keep doing it. I will still check out the pallets and open whatever I want whenever I want to. Nobody minds at my Wal Mart..as a matter of fact they tell us usally what pallet its on and go take a look. No one at Wal Mart would even consider saying a word to me or my husband. If anyone ever did I'd have to tell them off plain and simple.

scruffziller
01-09-2003, 08:59 AM
ATTENTION, ATTENTION!!!!!!!!

WAL MART EMPLOYEES IN THE GREATER SNELLVILLE, GA area!!!!!
Heck beware anywhere!!!!! Give no room to circumvention.

BEWARE OF THIS MAN!!!!!!
He will be shouting profanities, shredding through boxes on pallets, being rude and inconsiderate to surrounding employees.
Forbid him any SW merchandise if he does any of these things or the like!!!!!!!!!!!!!


:Pirate: BEWARE!!!!!!!!!:Pirate:

Jedi Master Silas
01-09-2003, 01:49 PM
Who is that?????

James Boba Fettfield
01-09-2003, 02:10 PM
It's this dude with this name about a quite long thing....

QLD
01-09-2003, 03:26 PM
Originally posted by scruffziller
ATTENTION, ATTENTION!!!!!!!!

WAL MART EMPLOYEES IN THE GREATER SNELLVILLE, GA area!!!!!
Heck beware anywhere!!!!! Give no room to circumvention.

BEWARE OF THIS MAN!!!!!!
He will be shouting profanities, shredding through boxes on pallets, being rude and inconsiderate to surrounding employees.
Forbid him any SW merchandise if he does any of these things or the like!!!!!!!!!!!!!


:Pirate: BEWARE!!!!!!!!!:Pirate:

I don't know how accurate that statement is, however I wouldn't hesitate to put my foot up the rear end of a moron like yourself.

You mistake me being blunt as the fact that I would actually do that un-warrented. I only shout profanities at people who deserve it, or shout them at me. I am also only rude and incosiderate to those employees who also are deserving of it, and are the same way to me. And they can forbid me all the Star Wars merchandise they want, A.) it's not like they have anything new, and B.) I haven't even looked for SW figures in months.

However, what I will do, if I see pallets everywhere, is look for someone to open a box for me. If they aren't there, then I will do it myself. If they want to start crap over it, then so be it, it's their decision.

InsaneJediGirl
01-09-2003, 03:30 PM
I've made "friends" with the Toy Dept. Manager,and it has helped a bit.As for going through pallets,I dont see the big deal.I watched a pallet sit for three days until it was moved/items were stocked.I think as long as one knows the risks of opening items themselves,and put the case back nicely without damaging anything-no big deal.

Off the subject,but what is with WM putting a clearance sticker on SW stuff and keeping it regular price?Trying to move items?Frankly,I think the average consumer would catch on though.

Emperor Howdy
01-09-2003, 08:39 PM
Originally posted by Quite-Long Dong
and B.) I haven't even looked for SW figures in months.


EEEEEEEEEEK!!!!!!!!:eek::eek: :eek:

I will not stand for that kind of nonsense. Now, you go out at 3am to every Super WalMart in the area.....everynight......and think about what you've done.

We are all very, very, disappointed. :mad:



























meep-meep!

QLD
01-09-2003, 10:03 PM
LOL Howdy :)

I look when I am at Wal-Mart, but the only new figures I have seen that I didn't have, well, didn't interest me.

I have been buying LOTR figures lately, but I have almost all of those I want now as well.

But 3 AM is one of my favorite times to go! That or noon.

MEEP!

derek
01-09-2003, 10:29 PM
I haven't even looked for SW figures in months

me either!:) i haven't bought anything small scale since the bespin luke came out a while back. it's so much simpler to just order the 12 inch stuff on-line and skip the constant re-sculpts.:) life is so much better without daily trips to wal-mart and similar stores.

but i will get the new 3 inch padme.:)

Dar' Argol
01-09-2003, 11:49 PM
Originally posted by InsaneJediGirl
Off the subject,but what is with WM putting a clearance sticker on SW stuff and keeping it regular price?Trying to move items?Frankly,I think the average consumer would catch on though.

Hmmmm . . . . . sounds to me IJG like a Dept manager stickered the stuff b/4 they did the price change. And then forgot to mark that stuff down. Major mistake there.

scruffziller
01-10-2003, 07:21 AM
Originally posted by Quite-Long Dong
I don't know how accurate that statement is, however I wouldn't hesitate to put my foot up the rear end of a moron like yourself.

You mistake me being blunt as the fact that I would actually do that un-warrented. I only shout profanities at people who deserve it, or shout them at me. I am also only rude and incosiderate to those employees who also are deserving of it, and are the same way to me. And they can forbid me all the Star Wars merchandise they want, A.) it's not like they have anything new, and B.) I haven't even looked for SW figures in months.

However, what I will do, if I see pallets everywhere, is look for someone to open a box for me. If they aren't there, then I will do it myself. If they want to start crap over it, then so be it, it's their decision.

Well, if the shoe fits, wear it. Regardless of where it is lodged.:rolleyes:

2-1B
01-10-2003, 11:14 AM
Originally posted by scruffziller
Well, if the shoe fits, wear it. Regardless of where it is lodged.:rolleyes:

Doubtful - I'm not sure his shoe would be large enough to fit where your head usually is. ;)




The other night I was in Wal-Mart before 10pm, and couldn't even look at the Star Wars aisle because the toys were blocked off by pallets of soaps and laundry detergent.

Down with Wal-Mart !!! :mad:

scruffziller
01-10-2003, 11:24 AM
Originally posted by Caesar
Doubtful - I'm not sure his shoe would be large enough to fit where your head usually is. ;)



Last I checked, quite a few shoes could fit in the logic domain.:rolleyes: And just as well since alot people do stomp on it.

sith_killer_99
01-10-2003, 11:29 AM
Play nice!

El Chuxter
01-10-2003, 12:10 PM
Dar, I want you to come out to the Wal-Marts in my area and kick these folks into shape! :) Seriously, of the two I visit regularly, one hasn't gotten any SW stuff in since the first shipment of the Cantina sets waaaaaaaaay back when. And the other has an action figure aisle that's less than 1/2 full. I know they're re-organizing the area, but it's been like that for over a week now, and it looks really bad to have completely empty shelves and pegs. :Pirate:

LTBasker
01-10-2003, 02:48 PM
Yeah, here too. We constantly have boxes literally ready to fall off of pallets. I dunno if it's customers or stock people opening them, but alot of times they'll have pallets with opened boxes just loosely hanging off and ready to fall.

QLD
01-10-2003, 06:37 PM
Yeah, not to mention all of the boxes of tampon I trip on during my trip to other departments.

Emperor Howdy
01-11-2003, 01:14 AM
Originally posted by Quite-Long Dong
Yeah, not to mention all of the boxes of tampon I trip on during my trip to other departments.


Bleeeeech! :eek:


I'm glad I'm not a chick, you know? :stupid:



Anyway, another case in point. Last night I found 3 pallets loaded with Hasbro boxes just sitting there in the bike section. I walked around the pallets and BOOM!....low and behold.....the Saga Scenes (Compacter sets) where crying out to me. No, really....they were. I heard little voices saying, "Over here! Help me!". Then, elves in diapers started chewing on my ankles, cursing at me in Vietnamese. I was able to compare and snagged one of each. I was so happy. Like a little girl. I pictured myself jumping rope, in pigtails....and frilly socks.....and shiny black shoes......while licking a giant, swirled lolipop.








Mom?









**blows bubbles in toilet

scruffziller
01-13-2003, 02:46 AM
Originally posted by Caesar


Down with Wal-Mart !!! :mad:

Correction.

Down with the clowns who run it!!!!!
I say we dig up Mr. Sam, take a sample of his DNA, clone him, and get him back to running the company like it should be!!!!
Because he has definately rolled over so many times in his grave that he is close to the ...............planet core................

Bobajames
01-13-2003, 03:53 PM
my brother was out the other day and found a box that had been rummaged through already and looked in it and found me the yoda and destroyer droid that i saw once (at KB) but didn't have the money to get. of course, no ephants, thats prolly what they were looking for....