"Canadian Tire takes it offline" !!!
Wonder if any others will follow?
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Everything you want to know is in the link I posted in post #2.
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googoo wrote: ↑Unlike Future Shop and BB, I make a point of stopping by CT every time I drive by, there is always something I need
So in that respect I think CT did what was right, and I have no problem with it.
I think CT is pretty much alone doing this, but they never were a big online shopping site.
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It's called shrinkage, and it's not the store's fault. The best they can do is update the inventory computer when they notice the discrepancy.jm1 wrote: ↑I'd rather they spend money on getting their inventory tracking up-to-date. Even ignoring the website, if you go instore and ask about an item, if they bring it up on their monochrome Vic20s and it shows one or two in stock, most likely there are none. Then they'll look up other locations, and recommend you go only to to location with 5 in stock, 'cause the ones showing less probably have zero.
Jan 20th, 2009 4:50 pm
^^^ I agree, plus anytime they are OOS, they can usually tell me to the day, when more stock will be arriving.GreyingJay wrote: ↑It's called shrinkage, and it's not the store's fault. The best they can do is update the inventory computer when they notice the discrepancy.
Or, it could very well be that they have one or two boxes sitting on a shelf back there in the warehouse. Good luck to the poor guy trying to find it. You ever seen what it looks like back there? I have, it's worse than your father's basement. They'll take a token look and then say "sorry, I couldn't find it." Which, frankly, is the truth, unless you expect them to disappear for 20 minutes while they rummage everywhere (and then you'd complain about how long it took! )
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The article states they are looking for "in store pickup" options instead. I think this is the way to go - they tackled the right idea here. Most of the stuff at CT are too big and shipping costs too much.euphoria18_79 wrote: ↑I am disappointed in the fact that they will no longer be doing online sales. Many times i did purchase online, for a few reasons. The closest CT is an hour drive. Thats not bad, if they have the product in stock. Many times, i would order a sale item online, because there is no stock, and i would rather not deal with the hassel of a rain check.
But, either way, i still love walking thru their store, buying things i truely do not need...lol.
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But is it capable of this?:
I've never actually ordered anything online from CT, so I'm definitely not going to miss their online sales provided they keep product/pricing/stock info online.Gibson said the company is testing the possibility of someday allowing customers to place orders online, and pick up the items at the nearest store.
Jan 21st, 2009 9:12 am
+1ES_Revenge wrote: ↑I've never actually ordered anything online from CT, so I'm definitely not going to miss their online sales provided they keep product/pricing/stock info online.
I would love in-store pickup on web orders though (at any store)--much preferrable to waiting around for your order to be processed and shipped.