Conversation between yours truly and a Target CS employee earlier this afternoon via telephone:
TARGET PERSON: Thank you for calling Target, can I help you find anything?
ME: Yes, I was wondering if you could tell me the stock status of a particular item using the DPCI number?
TARGET PERSON: Yes sir, what is the number?
ME: (repeats the number of the Mace BP)
TARGET PERSON: Hold please.
(30 seconds or so pass)
TARGET PERSON: Sir, where did you get this DPCI number?
ME (lying slightly): I have a friend in Minnesota who works for Target corporate.
TARGET PERSON (lying blatantly): We have no record of this item. Goodbye.
*Target Person hangs up on me*