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At A Complete Price Loss

| SC, USA | Extra Stupid, Money

(I work in a clothing store popular with teens and young adults. While we are in the middle of our biggest sale of the year, all prices are CLEARLY marked. Some items are marked with a percentage while others have an actual dollar value. There is no sign anywhere in the store saying that everything is 40% off.)

Customer: “So, are the denim jackets 40% off?”

Me: “I’m not sure, but I can check for you if you’d like to bring one up.”

Customer: “But the sign said they were 40% off.”

Me: “Oh, the sign right above the jacket? The,n yes, that would be the price. But if you’d like, I can double-check that for you on the register.”

(Customer walks away, looking around for a moment before bringing up one of the jackets. I scan it and tell him the price.)

Me: “It’s going to be $32.”

Customer: “But the sign says $35…”

Me: “It must be mis-signed. The register says it’s $32.”

Customer: “But the sign says $35.”

Me: “Yes, but you’ll only have to pay $32. We probably just missed the sign when the prices changed.”

(At this, the customer gives me a confused look before taking the jacket and walking away to put it up before walking out of the store.)

This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 42

| USA | At The Checkout, Bizarre, Money

(The customer in question is trying to purchase just under $300 worth of material. Their card declines.)

Customer: “Oh, I’m sorry. Let me go outside and call my bank.”

(Comes back in a few minutes later on the phone.)

Customer: “Can you take a check over the phone?”

Me: “Do you mean a credit card?”

Customer: “No, a check. Like if I give you all the information off it can you take it over the phone?”

Me: “…No. I can’t take a check over the phone, sorry.”

(His wife shows up 15 minutes later with a check. I run in through our machine just to be safe. It is also declined.)

Me: “Sorry, your check was also declined. I’ll only be able to take cash as payment.”

Customer: “I don’t understand why it won’t go through! We just deposited $30,000 yesterday!”

Me: *trying to hide my skepticism* “I’m sorry for the trouble. Sometimes banks can be troublesome. Maybe you should call them again?”

(They went outside to ‘call their bank’ but ended up leaving in their new SUV, and new trucking pulling their new trailer.)

Related:
This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 41
This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 40
This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 39

Stupid By Half

| GA, USA | Crazy Requests, Food & Drink, Money

(A customer comes up with two separate checks. The server put one dinner on the first check but should have been on the second check. Not a problem… or so we thought.)

Customer #1: “This dinner wasn’t supposed to be on my ticket.”

Me: “Okay, not a problem. I’ll just deduct it and move it over to the other ticket.”

(Customer #2 hands me her ticket and I make the changes. When the changes are done…)

Customer #1: “Now, I want to pay for my ticket and half of that plate you just put on [Customer #2]’s ticket…”