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Offline Darth_Anton

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Re: Recent 30AC Purchases
« Reply #720 on: August 21, 2007, 01:40 PM »
Okay, story time. Sit down and grab a cup 'o joe.

I hit a local WM this morning. Just as they opened the doors, the Asian lady who owns a hello kitty store that scalps figures appeared. Normally, she or her husband are consistently a few minutes late, but today, she got there just in the nick of time. She raced me to the SW figs.

Lucky for me, they had put out a case or two of wave 2 Legends on the end-cap side. She stopped, started grabbing all the Sandtroopers and Fetts. Since I'm good with wave 2, I went to the main section which was overflowing with wave 4.4 (no Vader or CZ-4.) Knowing she's stocking for her store, I started grabbing every gold coin I could find. When she saw what I was doing, she literally dropped her hand full of figures and darted toward me and started after the gold coins.

With her arms full of McChewies and gold coins, she started asking me if I was buying all of mine. Since I never talked with her, I figured I'd be nice, try to share and actually gave her a gold coin Fett and Chewie as an olive branch. BIG MISTAKE. She then started asking me why I need so many. She was so preoccupied with what I had in my hands that she failed to notice that there were still plenty of gold coins on the pegs. I told her, "there's still plenty there," she said, "no, you have them all." I proceeded to pull an Animated Boba Gold coin off the pegs and handed it to her. She then started pointing to all my Fetts and Chewies and asked if she could have them and said I don't need them all. I told her I need them for trade, she said it was unfair that I had so many and that, get this, she need them for her store. Keep in mind, she has twice as many figures in her arms. She then started to all but cry and threaten to tell management on me. Having gotten all but one Gold Airborne trooper from the pegs, I just left. She got a shopping cart and started dumping figures in it.

I was really pissed. So at check out, I told the cashier that the lady following me is crazy and gave her the cliff notes version. The cashier called the manager and asked me to repeat what happened. The manager told the cashier to call him when she comes to check out. He said she's not walking out of the store with all those toys.

I really wanted to hang out and watch, but felt it'd be bad form. In the end I only walked away with two Fett's, three chewies and five Troopers, so I was really mad that I gave up two Fetts and a Chewie to her. Lessoned learned.

And BTW, the Fett's and Chewies are already spoken for. Sorry guys.
« Last Edit: August 21, 2007, 02:08 PM by Darth_Anton »
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Re: Recent 30AC Purchases
« Reply #721 on: August 21, 2007, 01:45 PM »
Picked up two maroon Battle Droid two packs and Boba Fett. It's turning out to be a great week for me.

EDIT:The weeks getting even better. Got to open a few cases at the same store tonight, walked away with Sandtrooper, Battle Droids(Maroon), and 5 501st Legion Clone Troopers. Now I gotta hunt for some COBRA Officers and trade baitUGH figures.
« Last Edit: August 21, 2007, 10:57 PM by Greg »

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Re: Recent 30AC Purchases
« Reply #722 on: August 22, 2007, 02:20 AM »
The pile of toys on my desk has gotten out of hand.  I counted last night.

03 Technicians
33 Various figures
06 Various Order 66 figures
01 TIE pilot
01 Elite Clone
11 Honor Guards
06 Episode II Clones
03 Shock Troopers
02 Airbornes
09 Galactic Marines
15 Snowtroopers
06 Death Star Gunners
27 Death Star Troopers
41 Stormtroopers
14 Jawas
13 LIN Droids
03 AT AT Drivers

Almost 200 figures.   :-X

The shelf/room re-do starts next week and I'll finally be able to get these all put away.

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Re: Recent 30AC Purchases
« Reply #723 on: August 22, 2007, 08:35 AM »
I received my set of Wave 4 from BBTS yesterday, now its just time to keep an eye out for a few extras here and there.

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« Reply #724 on: August 22, 2007, 12:28 PM »
Part II

I had inside knowledge that the same WM from yesterday had more Wave 4.75 cases, so I called a friend of mine who I knew was still looking and could make it to the store at opening today. He also handles himself well in a crisis. I decided to go out of pure curiosity to see if Hello Kitty lady would show up and to see what would happen.

When I arrived, my friend was there, no Hello Kitty lady. The Manager I spoke to yesterday saw me and pulled me aside. He was rolling his eye the whole time, but he told me he talked to Hello Kitty lady and she said that I threatened her, swore at her and intimidated her. It was obvious that he didn't believe her, but he did say that certain protocol would have to be followed should she make the claims again which would mean us both being barred from the store. I apologized and he said not to worry.

That said, the store opened and me and my buddy went in. They stocked wave 2 legends, but no Wave 4, which I knew they had.

Then she came, with shopping cart, and she just started yelling at me. Said I had no right to tell WM that she owned a store and that I'm trash for doing so. She wouldn't stop yelling. She said they limited her quantities. I basically said, look, I tried to be nice, I gave you figures, but you just wanted more. Again, she said I didn't need them and continued to yell at me. Employees are watching, I kept quiet, occasionally saying, I tried to be nice. She kept calling me trash and said everyone does what she's doing and that I had not right to tell WM that she owns a store, it's an invasion of privacy. She also read my post on scum and she said I have no right to tell the world she has a Tax ID and that she orders from Hasbro and Newforce. Then she said if I showed up near her store or at the adjacent TRU, she'd have me arrested. My buddy is just laughing and I swear to God, she was foaming at the mouth, literally, she was so mad. I was very amused.

Then her husband showed up. He was calmer and didn't really say much.

Did I mention my kids were with me? Having heard enough, I picked them up and left to leave the store. She followed me, continuing to yell. Luckily, the Manager was walking up the isle. Since I was slightly ahead of her, I did one of those covert pointing and twirling my finger at the side of my head. I kept my mouth shut and she hung herself complaining about me and yelling at the manger. Luckily, the manager was cool and said, you're the only one I hear yelling. Her response was, "because he made me mad." I saw one of the witnessing employees shake his head and laugh, saying "that's no reason to yell." Bottom line, she and her husband were both escorted to the door. The manager told me to shop as normal. I apologized but he said again not to worry.

All I bought was a high school musical pencil holder for my older daughter.
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Re: Recent 30AC Purchases
« Reply #725 on: August 22, 2007, 12:54 PM »
Received my CZ-4 from Amazon.

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« Reply #726 on: August 22, 2007, 12:58 PM »
wow. lol funny story Anton
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« Reply #727 on: August 22, 2007, 02:28 PM »
Wow, that's some story Anton!
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« Reply #728 on: August 22, 2007, 02:56 PM »
Wow, that's some story Anton!

That's crazy.  Despite whatever the manager told you, I'm sure the lady left with every gold coin they had.  I've seen something similar a few times over the years and it always leaves me with a sick feeling inside.  Personally, I think the whole UGH program breeds this kid of behavior and I will be very happy when it finally goes away.
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Re: Recent 30AC Purchases
« Reply #729 on: August 22, 2007, 09:20 PM »
 Anton drove home, dropped his kids off, then hopped back in the car - a convertible.  He got out the shottie and smashed the windshield and cleared it out.  He popped in the Rolling Stones "Satisfaction" tape in the deck.  Then he took off for the scalpers' den at the rock quarry.  You know what happened next. 





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« Reply #730 on: August 22, 2007, 10:41 PM »

  Despite whatever the manager told you, I'm sure the lady left with every gold coin they had. 

No, you see, that's one of the reasons why she came in with guns blazing. She blamed me, and rightly so, for them limiting her quanties the previous day.
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« Reply #731 on: August 23, 2007, 03:17 PM »

  Despite whatever the manager told you, I'm sure the lady left with every gold coin they had. 

No, you see, that's one of the reasons why she came in with guns blazing. She blamed me, and rightly so, for them limiting her quanties the previous day.

If they were already limiting her quantities, why did she want all of the gold coins you had?
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Re: Recent 30AC Purchases
« Reply #732 on: August 23, 2007, 07:28 PM »
went on a long and fun figure hunt but only came home with one SL ep 2 clone trooper, which I ended up buying at a comic shop for an extra $2. The last WM we went to HAD wave 3 but we were too late to actually see it, then they customer service guy told us they have nothing in their stockroom, as in they never have anything in their at all, which begs the question what is the point in haviung a stock room if according to him they dont use.

in regards to the figure I really like it but it has really soft plastic. Wouldnt mind picking up 3 more, just hoping I can find it at retail price though.
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« Reply #733 on: August 24, 2007, 09:27 AM »

  Despite whatever the manager told you, I'm sure the lady left with every gold coin they had. 

No, you see, that's one of the reasons why she came in with guns blazing. She blamed me, and rightly so, for them limiting her quanties the previous day.

If they were already limiting her quantities, why did she want all of the gold coins you had?

There were no Gold coins on the shelf the second day.

They weren't limiting her quantities until I ratted on her the first day for rudely trying to take all my gold coins for her store, despite the fact that I had already given her some and that there were still plenty on the pegs. That first day, I checked out, ratted her out, then she walked up to the cash register with a shopping cart full of figures and the manager stopped her, told her she couldn't buy everything in her cart. This happened. That's why she was pissed at me the second day and got kicked out of the store with nothing (although she was trying to buy all the SL Sandtroopers, droids and Fetts.)

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« Reply #734 on: August 24, 2007, 10:38 AM »
  Great Story! Sounds to me like you did all the right things. Sometimes people do get what they deserve. I'd like to know if she sells on e-bay so I could avoid helping someone like that.