Well, I had to go to Wal-Mart last night to return something I had purchased earlier in the day (not needed, never opened, never used). While waiting in line at the Customer Service counter, I started watching the guy in front of me (what else was there to do?). He was returning a ahem NEW Playstation system. It consisted of 4 games, an extra controller and a memory card. Every single package was absoultely ripped open and destroyed. The cords we dangling out of the box like he just stuffed an octopus in the box. I mean, if this person was purposely trying to wreck boxes he couldn’t have done a much better job. I figured (somehow) that the unit must be defective or something and he was going to exchange it. Well, soon the cashier girl is counting out $20s to him and he leaves with about $300. After I get up to the counter I ask the girl why on earth he returned it. She said “He didn’t want it”. Whaaaat? I then asked why in the world they would accept something like that back (since there is no way in hell they could sell it like that). She said that she wouldn’t have, but her manager over-ruled her. So, for this first part this begs the question: Why for the love of god would a manager accept something like that back???
The saga continues…
I am in the tool/hardware section looking around. I eye a cordless drill and pick it up and look at it. This other gentleman sees me looking at it and starts talking to me. He mentioned its a good drill. I mention I kind of need one for a job I plan on doing around the house this weekend, but I think I might just buy a cheap corded model for what I need. The guy then says this:
"You have a glue gun, right?"
Well, do this. Buy it and be careful opening the package. Use it for what you need. When you are done, reglue the package down and return it! I do it all the time!"
Like he is REAL proud of this!! I say, uh no and leave.
WTF??? Is it just me or are people just dumb and dishonest nowadays or what? Or am I just old fashioned?
I know none of the things I saw directly effected me at all but man! It just gets me mad!