Healthy reminder to not be a complete cunt nugget while you’re out shopping for Black Friday.
Certain things not being on sale (including the thing you want) is not their fault. At certain stores, newer items are not affected by Black Friday Clearance. I have personally checked this myself as I wanted a Nintendo Switch and a new phone.
Coupons have expiration dates and terms/conditions for use. Check yours before you get to the register. Some require you to purchase two things for the price to come off. Some require certain items of a brand. Some require a certain amount of money to be spent. Don’t bring your booklet of collected coupons and expect to always be right while the cashier wastes time picking out every single one that does not apply.
Some stores limit the amount a person can purchase at a time. Others require identification to make certain purchases. These are called Store Policies and to keep their job the cashier AND management is required to follow these policies. There is no “breaking the policy for customer service” unless in extreme or rare cases such as a person who is only shopping there once ever. Have your ID ready and don’t scoff when the cashier asks for it. Don’t bulk up on shit then get pissed when you can’t buy all 45 boxes of poptarts. Just don’t.
Your bank credit card will decline if you make multiple large purchases at any store location no matter what the store you shop at. Especially if it’s multiple purchases in a row. This is not the cashier’s fault. This is not the machine’s fault. It’s your fault. In case you didn’t know, Credit and Debit cards are tracked by the banks they come from. If your card is detected to have made multiple large purchases within the past 24-48 hours, certain banks will put an automatic stop on your card to prevent fraud. For debit cards, it happens more often the LESS you have in your checking account. Chase Bank (my bank) is well known for this. And it’s annoying but it’s there to protect you. If you get stopped, just step to the side and call your bank. If you have emails and texts set up like I do, you will get a message asking to to verify all attempted and successful purchases. Simply verify, wait like five to ten minutes then try again.
Also just because you’re having a shit day doesn’t mean you have to take it out on the employees. They are literally not allowed to retaliate against you. Not even verbally. So I’d like you all to consider exactly how many employees have stared at you and weighed your public execution against their own job because you were being a complete dip shit.
Sincerely, a very tired manager who is very close to murdering someone on the sales floor.