Sunday, May 02, 2010

My Annoyance

Simon and I went to Gamestop today to buy a refurbished Playstation 3. His broke and they're way cheaper to buy refurbished than to buy brand new. (Go figure.)

I realize we're on a strict money diet. However, I feel fine taking a little out of our wedding savings if it means that I can watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel on Netflix on Demand. I love me some Joss Whedon!

We got to Gamestop and they had five PS3 boxes stacked, marked with prices.

I told the cashier I wanted the lowest-priced PS3. She said "I'm sorry we don't have any PS3s." I said, "But you have all those boxes." She said "Yes, corporate makes us put those boxes out so people know we carry refurbished PS3s." I said, "But you just said you don't have any PS3s." She said, "Yes, but we still have to keep the boxes out." I said, "So you're telling me you have to keep PS3 boxes out so people know you sell used PS3s even though you don't actually have any used PS3s in your store." "Yes," she said. Silence.

I'm sorry, but isn't that the most ridiculous thing you've ever heard? I ended up ordering one from the Gamestop website -- only because it was much less expensive. But, shouldn't the cashier have stated that as an option? "Um, we don't have any here but you can order one online for the same price."

It's stuff like that makes me want to throw a conniption. I don't like things that don't make sense -- it makes me want to fix them. If I could have a job fixing things other people screw up, I'd be a very happy woman!


Eljabomo said...

It would be a rewarding career and you would be extremely busy. I could give you a list of projects to work on from this past week's experiences. Sometimes I actually look around for a hidden camera. The stuff is so bizarre that you can't believe it is really happening.

Eljabo said...

No kidding, Mom! It's lack no one on Earth has any common sense.