Still, compared to shopping at The Source..... that experience makes the Future Shop people look brilliant in comparison. At least the Future Shop people want to help.. or look like they are... or maybe want their commission... whatever. At The Source, they need the customer to not only tell them the price of their product, but to ring it in & bag it for them too. Oh and to find where the bags are.
Last week I bought a couple things: one was a pair of Sony MD- XD200 headphones. I need some big cans, and I thought I'd take a chance on them. So far they're kinda meh.... but that's another topic.
The girl behind the register was a living, breathing cliche of retail clerk half-assery. She even had the sniffles to fully accessorize the lackadaisical attitude. I see the headphones on the rack, grab one take it to the cash.... and I'm waiting... for about 15 minutes-- while the girl is dealing with someone who brought back some defective earbuds & needs a replacement. Fair enough.... I get that you've gotta deal with customers in order. But there were other people working in this store, some were busy talking to people in the aisles or whatever, but I'm not sure if most of them were just floating around or what. Yes the cashier girl was a tool-- but maybe her co-workers could help her out, y'think? Sheesh.
While I'm waiting for her (or anybody) to ring up my headphones, I spot some Wii nunchuks on a rack behind the counter, and there's a price that looks like $14.99. I ask her if that's the price of those, and she looks at the tag & says yes. So I ask her to throw one of those into my order too. But when she gives me the receipt to sign, the nunchuks come out at $24.99.
So that's when a couple other Source
Fuck 'em, eh.