Friday, May 7, 2010

GOTTA LOVE TARGET PRICE CHECKS!

So I was in my local Target the other day. They are renovating at the moment, they were still open but some part of the store were still unorganised. I had a bit of this and a bit of that to do. I came across the manchester as I was in need of a fitted sheet. Thankfully there was a sale of 25% off so I took the opportunity to see what was in stock. The two I liked the most didn't have prices on the shelf. No worries, they have those price checker things,I shall check the price there. Off I went. I discovered the closest one was OUT OF ORDER! Bugger! So off I went with my items, one son in the pram and my other son tagging along. I came to the next one with a bit of a line wait. The first lady scanned, no problem.The lady in front of me scanned, no problem. Then it was my turn! Both items would not scan! AGGH! I hate when that happens. I did have a lady behind me but I was determined to get my price. I put it up close and slowly bought it closer to me. I turned it on an angle to the left and the right. I tilted it back a little then forward a little. The lady behind my, with no kids in tow I might add was getting impatient. She huffed and puffed until I thought she was going to blow me out of the way! I turned to here and said, " I don't think its working". She replied. " Let me have a go?" I stepped aside she scanned her item and BINGO! IT WORKED FOR HER! " She turned back and said, " You weren't holding it right." and walked away. What a cow! I always think of good come backs after the moment and I wish I had said," Well could you try scanning mine? You know you should write a book about how to do this the professional way!"
Anyway, I figured I would try again but still, it did not scan. I tried looking for a sales person to help but couldn't. I figured even if I did, they would just tell me to use the price checker anyway. My kids had had it and I was far too frustrated to stick around. I tried one more scanner with a line of impatient women behind me. My items did not scan and as I walked away the echo of price detected peeps tore through me. I had two items and decided to take a punt and purchased the fitted sheet that had the colour i liked most. I went to the checkout and. it only cost me $13!!! Not sure what the original price was, but I wasn't expecting that!! It's just a bummer that I couldn't know the price of the other ones I wanted too. Anyway, its put me off Target for a little while, until, that is I have to go back. That will probably be soon no doubt! Bugger!
Any price scanning experiences?

2 comments:

  1. I'm not usually very good at checking dockets, or change given for that matter! I do mean to but getting through a shopping trip with two kids is enough to deal with. On day at Target I was charged $79 for 3 small items - somehow the barcode for a $3 pair of socks was entered as a $35 pair of shoes. Lucky I noticed that one!

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