Shopping Discussion

Let's start with your email address...

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CNeufeld wrote:
Dec 14th, 2017 10:36 am
You're the only one responsible for how you chose to interpret and react to that innocuous statement. If you want to take offense at it, you can. If you want to say "No thanks" and go on with a smile on your face, you can do that too.

I doubt the sales person gets anything special out of the exchange, or is doing it out of malice.

C
They use to ask. It's the language.
Probably a poor associate as opposed to the store's take on having your e-mail.

Many of us say no or I have a spammy inbox for these situations.
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The next thread is going to be... "Let's start with Hi, how are you?"

The cashier starts off with, "Hi, how are you?"... WOW, why is the cashier even pretend to care, can they just cash out my stuff without saying anything? Gwad damnn fake people...
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wartune123 wrote:
Dec 15th, 2017 3:12 pm
The next thread is going to be... "Let's start with Hi, how are you?"

The cashier starts off with, "Hi, how are you?"... WOW, why is the cashier even pretend to care, can they just cash out my stuff without saying anything? Gwad damnn fake people...
That's one of the reasons I love self checkout; the computer isn't fake ;) And I like the voice of the woman, just like my Garmin.
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NumberThree wrote:
Dec 15th, 2017 3:27 pm
That's one of the reasons I love self checkout; the computer isn't fake ;) And I like the voice of the woman, just like my Garmin.
You obviously haven't used the self checkouts at SDM
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Marzipan wrote:
Dec 15th, 2017 10:45 am
It's customers like this that make the cashier's job miserable. People who easily get angry are either faking it for effect or they need help.
This. It's not argument worthy and it's not even close. Don't take out your bad day frustrations on the poor min wage employee doing what she is told to do.
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monsoon66 wrote:
Dec 15th, 2017 4:08 pm
You obviously haven't used the self checkouts at SDM
You are correct. I never shop at SDM. Haven't set foot in such store in 10+ years. I used to call them Stealers Drug Mart because of their high prices.
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fryguy1987 wrote:
Dec 15th, 2017 4:10 pm
This. It's not argument worthy and it's not even close. Don't take out your bad day frustrations on the poor min wage employee doing what she is told to do.
And to add to this, don't think you're somehow smart, funny, clever etc when you snap back with some insulting wisecrack you think you came up with. Guess what, the employee already heard that one 100 times before and if he/she could get away with it without getting fired, already has several dozen nasty comebacks he/she could have used to put you back in your place.
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NumberThree wrote:
Dec 15th, 2017 4:25 pm
You are correct. I never shop at SDM. Haven't set foot in such store in 10+ years. I used to call them Stealers Drug Mart because of their high prices.
Lol, clearly you are missing out.

Cause if anything the one who feels like they are stealing these days are the Customers working the SDM Optimum Program to the max
Buy items on sale, on 20x the Points Days / Weekends (store wide advertised or personal couponed)
Redeem points on Bonus Redemption Events that give back Points
And see returns on your money spent at the store in the 25% to 50% range
Crazy... it’s like those ikea commercials with the wife running across the parking lot screaming “start the car”
My SO cannot believe how crazy it is to get back so much in FREE Stuff each year

Now anyone paying full price, and not part of Optimum... or basically NOT PAYING ATTENTION
Then ya, they are paying way too much to shop there
It is indeed cause of them no doubt I (and other RFDers) see such high returns
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Nov 24, 2004
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I don't think it's too complicated.

"May I have your e-mail address?" --> "Sorry, I'd rather not give it out."
"And your postal code?" --> Give them your postal code with the last digit or two changed. They'll get the demographic information they need.
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Come to think of it, I actually quite like the email feature at Home Depot. You can enter it in the payment terminal, and then it is associated with your card and remembered for future purchases. They send the receipt by email. It's just too convenient!
What if there were no hypothetical questions?
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Jucius Maximus wrote:
Dec 16th, 2017 10:49 am
Come to think of it, I actually quite like the email feature at Home Depot. You can enter it in the payment terminal, and then it is associated with your card and remembered for future purchases. They send the receipt by email. It's just too convenient!
That's a different issue. When HD's self-checkout requests your e-mail address it tells you up front how they'll use it and provide a useful benefit, i.e. a receipt you'll conveniently be able to access from your phone for years into the future.

The human sales drones at other stores don't provide that information or any other benefit. They just ask and expect you to give it too them.
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NumberThree wrote:
Dec 14th, 2017 1:05 pm
When asked for an addy it can be a lot of fun. Your imagination is the limit. You can say,
"Imsingle@myhouse.com",
"Ilikeyoureyes@gmail.com",
"areyoufreetonight@mylove.com",
"youarereallypretty@mylife.com"
and my favorite which puts a smile to all the women I said it to, "Iloveyou@gmail.com" .
cashiers get paid to smile, don't mistake it for what it isn't. Customers say the stupidest things to you when you work retail and customer service. We smile because we aren't allowed to say what we are actually thinking.
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If this is the biggest thing for me to get upset about, I have and a good day. I also hate giving out my email. I just say ‘I don’t give out that information’. 99% of the time the cashier has done their job (yes, some get evaluated on this). The occasion where they don’t accept me answer and keep pushing, i reply ‘ I have given you my answer, and appreciate you respect and stop’.

It not hard to politely say no.
On a 'smart' device that isn't always so smart. So please forgive the autocorrects and typos. If it bothers you, then don't read my posts, but don't waste my time correcting me. If you can get past the typos, then my posts generally have some value.
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PointsHubby wrote:
Dec 16th, 2017 9:41 am
Lol, clearly you are missing out.

Cause if anything the one who feels like they are stealing these days are the Customers working the SDM Optimum Program to the max
Buy items on sale, on 20x the Points Days / Weekends (store wide advertised or personal couponed)
Redeem points on Bonus Redemption Events that give back Points
And see returns on your money spent at the store in the 25% to 50% range
Crazy... it’s like those ikea commercials with the wife running across the parking lot screaming “start the car”
My SO cannot believe how crazy it is to get back so much in FREE Stuff each year

Now anyone paying full price, and not part of Optimum... or basically NOT PAYING ATTENTION
Then ya, they are paying way too much to shop there
It is indeed cause of them no doubt I (and other RFDers) see such high returns
Thanks for the tip, but I've never cared about points from any merchants/businesses. I don't find happiness thru materialism.

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