From UmbilicalCorpse: I work at subway and someone just brought this in for a refill.
OMG. Apparently everyone needed crafts and they needed them NOW. Jeez! Luckily I only had one Mega Cunty today.
Me: I'm sorry we don't accept RetailMeNot coupons, they're fraudulent. I'd be happy to help you find one on the DNC website.
Mega Cunty: WHAT? I use them everywhere!
Me: Well, from us they are fraudulent. They are not authorized to have them and as they are user uploaded. They are also a safety risk, as they could have viruses attached.
Mega Cunty: Your store is bullshit. I use them everywhere else.
Me: Sorry but we care about the law and customer safety here. I know a lot of other stores don't allow them for the same reason. It's like having counterfeit cash.
Mega Cunty: *glares* Whatever.
Bitch I hope your bank info gets stolen, and I hope someone burns down RMN. Seriously fuck that site!!! If I have a heart attack it will be due to stress from those fuckheads!!
So I read about the Discount Rat who was trying to bully for price-matched milk.
Here, the pharmacy chain I work for often puts limits on sale items. We need to. People in my area are notoriously greedy and thus rain checks are needed should we let the greedfrags run rampant.
Eggs are a buck? BUY SIX DOZEN. Then get pissy because the servicemech says the limit is three and that a manager has to approve any more.
Milk is a buck 99 with a limit of 2? Demand and guilt trip the Photofemme until she lets you and your father buy six gallons in three transactions.
Pop is 3 for $10? Fill a cart!
Management now allows us to say no for outrageous quantities. The printed ad even states that quantities beyond 'normal household usage' isn't allowed.
Best one: New Mexico 'abbreviated NM' has laws that apparently make item limits on food illegal or something. So our ads state that the limits exclude NM. One Discount Rat asked me, "What does this NM mean and how can I get it to apply to me?"
Also, some frequent crusty keeps forgetting to give us her damn coupons, or pulls a scheme and then gets discounts she doesn't deserve. When forgetting to give us coupons, she comes back with her receipt not 30 seconds after the transaction is over and whining, "I am a senior on limited income and your computers overcharged me! I always have problems ringing out and you never get it right!"
She also has accused our photo kiosk of 'erasing' her order (this is rare that our kiosk eats an order) and that she had over (insert minimum photo order to get discount) but she only has time now to print eight, so can she please get her eight photos for (price)?
So now when I see her I warn all of the other Mechs and Femmes that this Decepticon is here and to be on our toes. We will hunt down all the store coupons just to get her out of our hair, and I ask if she has other coupons.
I know I should not judge, as I believe that just because someone has a smartphone/other small luxuries does not equal wealth... ...But she was bragging about her daughter's prized racehorses.
How many of us have heard that phrase a million times!
For me at The Big Fancy it was a Discount Rat staple...."JUST GIVE IT TO ME!"
From Fuck Yeah Retail Robin:
I can’t count how many times this has happened to me. At my location, when adjusting a price on an item, anything greater than a $10 price difference needs a manager’s key to override. Several times what has happened is I ring up a vacuum or other pricey item, and they insist that the item is anywhere from $10-100 cheaper than it rang up. I’ll frown and tell them that I’m going to call a manger over for approval, and the customer will reply, “Just give it to me.” Each time, all I can ever think is, it’s not your decision to make. I’m not going to roll over and just do it because YOU, the one single special customer that I’ll definitely make an exception for, says that I should do something. I’m not going to get in trouble for doing a $9 price override that I don’t feel comfortable with, especially when I KNOW the exact price, just because you tell me to do it.
It’s been happening with price-matching our milk lately as well. The Aldi’s about five hundred feet away has milk that’s $3 cheaper, and I’ll explain to the customer that we don’t price match store brand to store brand, only name brand to name brand, and the customers reply, “I’ve never had a problem before! I’ve always done it this way!” Well, ma’am, you’ve always been doing it wrong, or your cashiers are, at the very least. I’m not going to give you four gallons of milk, usually $4+, for $1.39, when it’s been drilled into me since day one that we (almost) never price match our store brand.
...and how many times have you been told you would be sued by a custy?
I lost count on that one....
A couple months back, I had a gentleman come through my line with quite a few cans of no salt added green beans. No salt added. Very important.
I started ringing them up, and he said, “No, those are supposed to be two for a dollar.”
Well, sometimes prices don't get put correctly into the system, so I went to check the price. The regular green beans were priced as two for a dollar, but the no salt added green beans were priced for what they were showing up as back at the register.
I explained this to Custy, who followed me to the aisle, and even showed him the tags that said specifically “no salt added.”
Custy argued, “But I found those cans here,” and pointed to the “two for a dollar” sign by the regular beans.
I apologized to him and said that someone put them in the wrong section, but that the sign was for the regular green beans, not the no salt ones, even showing him the UPC codes on the tags and cans.
Again, the customer insisted that he be given the sale price because he found the cans by the sale sign.
By this point, I was getting sick of dealing with the customer's nonsense and decided to let the manager on duty deal with it. Custy, of course, got what he wanted.
Which goes to show that even if you're an illiterate idiot, if you keep bitching and complaining, you'll get what you want.
From fohshizman: A customer redeemed this at the restaurant I work at yesterday.
From roselatte: Saw a $5 for however much frozen yogurt you can fit into one cup deal. My friends and I took that as a challenge.