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Old 11-23-2016, 11:13 PM
 
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I've decided my days of shopping at certain kinds of stores based on their advertised specials are over. This week I get in the mail the week's sales at Target, and I see they have Fruit of the Loom Boxer Briefs on sale, package of seven (5 plus 2 "bonus") for $11.00. Great, I could use them. I also think of other basic needs I could pick up at the same time.
I've been shopping at the store at 225th Street since the day it opened. I am not a stranger to their pricing and their merchandise and what not. But when I went into the men's dept, there was a display with the sale sign, clearly marked, 7 pair package boxer briefs for $11. In that display, were about a dozen or so packages, all of them "knitted boxers." 7 in a package, including 2 "bonus." I wondered for a moment why the sale called them "boxer briefs" and the package called them "knitted boxers." But the picture on the package sure looked like boxer briefs. And these packages were placed inside the display with a sign indicating they were on sale for $11.00. So, I figure, perhaps the "boxer briefs" description is a typo, cause obviously they are suggesting these are what's on sale.
I pick up other stuff and bring it all up to the registers. The briefs came up as $16.89 -- I told the cashier they should be $11. She says, no, see the register says $16.89, so that's the price, it's always been the price."
So that's it, no checking the sales, no calling the manager, it's just sorry chump, take it or leave it. At that moment, something just snapped in my brain -- and I thought "s c r e w i t " and walked out, leaving my almost-purchases at the register.
From now on, I will stick to stores that show the true price, that treat you with respect, instead of playing these games trying to save some money. I'll pay more, of course, but why reward these " s h i t hole" stores anymore?
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Old 11-24-2016, 05:55 AM
 
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Write corporate.
Demand employees be held accountable for their jobs.

NYC has too many terrible people working in service because they pay peanuts.
People have come to expect very little. Any time you get treated with less dignity and respect you offer those at your job, let someone up on the top know.

They will come down hard if it's taken to multiple forms of media.
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Old 11-24-2016, 10:38 AM
 
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You needed to demand a price check and manager. You walk them to the display show them the item and posted sign with the price. They can't label something a cheaper price and then charge you more.
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Old 11-27-2016, 07:09 AM
 
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Originally Posted by MisterStereoman View Post
I've decided my days of shopping at certain kinds of stores based on their advertised specials are over. This week I get in the mail the week's sales at Target, and I see they have Fruit of the Loom Boxer Briefs on sale, package of seven (5 plus 2 "bonus") for $11.00. Great, I could use them. I also think of other basic needs I could pick up at the same time.
I've been shopping at the store at 225th Street since the day it opened. I am not a stranger to their pricing and their merchandise and what not. But when I went into the men's dept, there was a display with the sale sign, clearly marked, 7 pair package boxer briefs for $11. In that display, were about a dozen or so packages, all of them "knitted boxers." 7 in a package, including 2 "bonus." I wondered for a moment why the sale called them "boxer briefs" and the package called them "knitted boxers." But the picture on the package sure looked like boxer briefs. And these packages were placed inside the display with a sign indicating they were on sale for $11.00. So, I figure, perhaps the "boxer briefs" description is a typo, cause obviously they are suggesting these are what's on sale.
I pick up other stuff and bring it all up to the registers. The briefs came up as $16.89 -- I told the cashier they should be $11. She says, no, see the register says $16.89, so that's the price, it's always been the price."
So that's it, no checking the sales, no calling the manager, it's just sorry chump, take it or leave it. At that moment, something just snapped in my brain -- and I thought "s c r e w i t " and walked out, leaving my almost-purchases at the register.
From now on, I will stick to stores that show the true price, that treat you with respect, instead of playing these games trying to save some money. I'll pay more, of course, but why reward these " s h i t hole" stores anymore?

I don't go to Target too often but when I have, I've had a number of occasions when something doesn't ring up correctly. The cashiers always have taken my word for it and adjust the price right then and there. I have not been to that particular store you are talking about though.
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