weird responses you get when buying figures

Discussion in 'Collecting' started by Orange_Sith, Jul 29, 2002.

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  1. evilguy24 Jedi Padawan

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    Sep 23, 2002
    I'm with you lego dude, it just ain't fair when they make fun of our hobby
  2. SW_Lego_Dude Jedi Youngling

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    Sep 10, 2002
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  3. degobah1 Jedi Knight

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    Jul 14, 2002
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    i get angry when the little kids mess up all the figures, and their mom's are like "come on, let's go" when they see me. i love when customers and employees give me funny looks, it's like they've never seen a geek before.
  4. LittleGreenMaster Jedi Master

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    Aug 19, 2002
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    Just diagree SW LEGO Dude, That's all :)
    I would be annoyed too, but I would've handled it differently.
    :p :p Unite SW Collecting Fans take pride in your Collecting, even when dealing with the "normals" He He :D
    BTW I have yet to meet a "Normal" human being
    [face_laugh] Sorry Orange Sith, I'm always getting off topic! :) LGM
  5. droideka27 Manager Emeritus

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    May 28, 2002
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    On my last TARGET run I had the bad luck to have my checker be this guy i knew back in high school. Fortunately i was only buying one item :p It was LEgo "bounty Hunter Pursuit"

    THe guy was like... wow, so... still into legos? And i said um, well, just star wars ones. and then left. and then i went home to put together my new toy :p I always gets weird looks because usually i am getting 4 or 5 things. Plus i go to my target abour 2-3 times a week.

    PS Bounty hunter pursuit lego is cooL!!!!! I really like it.
  6. JediJunkie247 Jedi Grand Master

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    Jul 24, 2002
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    This whole thread is one of the reasons I love my local K-Mart so much. Instead of having to deal with cashiers, the store has a self-checkout line that I can just zip through with my figures. Every store should have one.
  7. Mara_Jade_Fan Jedi Grand Master

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    Feb 1, 2002
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    ^ What is a self-checkout line and where do you live that they have one of those?
  8. BushiFox Jedi Knight

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    Sep 16, 2002
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    Lego dude. Its one thing for you to have a witty response to someone "looking down on you". Its a whole nother thing to to become abusive, and spit in their face. That makes you look bad, and it makes star wars collectors look bad.

    Am I saying she was right to be nosy or rude? No. I think your actions however made a bad situation much worse, especially when there would have been a lot better ways to handle it in my mind.
  9. JediJunkie247 Jedi Grand Master

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    Well MJF,
    A self-checkout line has a scanner that you run the items across yourself. It also has a computer touch-screen so you can select method of payment and receive change. It makes things a lot simpler than having to deal with cashiers.

    They have the self-checkout at the K-Mart here in Johnson City, TN. Unfortunately, Target, Toys-R-Us and Wal-Mart have not caught onto the idea.
  10. LittleGreenMaster Jedi Master

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    I concur BushiFox [face_plain]
    MJF, I also have these self check outs at some KMarts by me in NJ, Very convenient, but I think it's just for Credit cards isn't it?
    :) LGM
  11. Mara_Jade_Fan Jedi Grand Master

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    ^ Well what is to stop you from say scanning a $5 item and paying for it, but accidently forgetting to scan the $100 item you have and just walking out with it?
  12. BushiFox Jedi Knight

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    ^^ Yes, another new invention putting more people out of work. Woo hoo for more ways to exploit the work force!
  13. LittleGreenMaster Jedi Master

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    MJF [face_laugh] Most KMarts by me have the anti theft devices by the doors :p So I don't see Alot of stealing going on. He He
  14. Orange_Sith Jedi Knight

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    stealing is wrong, very wrong, and why should we care what people think of us, i see all the "popular" kids from my school at my mall and when they ask me whats in the bag i proudly tell them, "It's a Star Wars Action Figure" they just say cool, so i say we all strut around with our bought figures like there is no tommorrow
  15. droideka27 Manager Emeritus

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    Yeah they have a self checkout Kmart by my house too! MJF, and i live semi near you :p in OC. Anyways yeah they are the greatest! Last time i went to Kmart I got 3 Spirit (That horse movie that came out a week after AOTC) toy sets for my friend's birthday, and a couple Star wars things. But I just self checked out and there was no problem. :)

    Also, I used to live in Alaska and we got up there every christmas.... They have had self checkouts at the Fredmyers there for ver a yr! So if anyone lives near Fredmeyers, they have them too. Yeah hopefully Target will get some soon :) I swear my target has the slowest check out clerks EVER!
  16. Mara_Jade_Fan Jedi Grand Master

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    ^ Not as slow as my Walmart clerks!

    PS are you going to the costuming meeting in OC on the 29th? I am going, maybe I'll get to meet you.
  17. JediJunkie247 Jedi Grand Master

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    Jul 24, 2002
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    Yea the self-checkouts are quick. And they have clerks right after the checkout to help with any problems and stop any shoplifters.

    Anyway, I am pleased. I just went to TRU for some Star Wars goodies and the checkout girl (I say girl because she was undoubtably younger than I am, man that feels good to say) did not question my purchase or make any comments toward my maturity. A good thing too because in the mood I was in today, if I had gone of, it would have been the first time I'd have been asked to leave a Toys R Us.
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