On Monday, November 16, 2015 at 3:01:23 PM UTC-8, sms wrote:
> On 11/12/2015 10:53 AM, ***@sbcglobal.net wrote:
> > On Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 10:57:02 PM UTC-8, sms wrote:
> >> On 11/11/2015 8:52 PM, David Kaye wrote:
> >>> "sms" <***@geemail.com> wrote
> >>>> About 20% of the time they never have any of the item in stock so no
> >>>> matter how early you get there you won't get it.
> >>> That would be bait-and-switch advertising, patently illegal. I doubt they'd
> >>> do that. It's more likely that they have 3 or 4 of an item. That wouldn't
> >>> be illegal.
> >> Illegal or not, you can easily tell when they have none because if you
> >> go online, as soon as the promo is posted early in the morning, the
> >> stock status shows unavailable at the stores.
> > And the listings on sales are usually "while supplies last." I recall about 10 years ago going to Fry's to get a deal on a mini-Mac. They only had 2 in stock to begin with and one was the demo unit. The other had been reserved.
> > I would miss Fry's though if they went out of business because other electronics stores are usually VERY LAME.
> I have purchased two promo items in the last two days. One item was
> $99.99 at Fry's ($30 promo) versus $116.99 at Amazon. One was $59.99 at
> Fry's ($20 promo) versus $69 at Amazon.
> Even not on promo, Fry's matches Amazon's prices and both collect sales tax.
> What was incredibly amazing is that at the Campbell Fry's, the person
> working in the department was actually knowledgeable about the product
> line I was there to purchase (vacuum cleaners). It is very rare to find
> anyone at Fry's that is knowledgeable about the differences between
> He was telling me about the cleaning width, the accessories, which was
> better for stairs, what features were on the higher cost models that the
> promo code item didn't have, the weight difference, etc..
Last week when I was there they had someone directing traffic in the aisles but he was there particularly to answer questions about home security systems and cameras. I threw a trick question at him and he did know the answer and thanked me for bringing the question up.