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I can't buy sinkers!

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This was an odd experience...

So, I'm at KMart and I see a package of 3 oz egg sinkers hanging there. I wanted them for an upcoming catfish trip. I took them to the counter and the clerk rang up my items. I didn't watch her place the items in the bag....big mistake. When I got some, the egg sinkers weren't there. I called the store and asked if they had them. The woman who answered said that the sinkers rang up at $.o1, meaning that they weren't meant to be sold! So, I spoke with a manager. She told me that because the sinkers rang up at $.01, they would be sent back to wherever they came from and she didn't now the reason why. I told her that I couldn't find 3 oz egg sinkers anywhere in the area, so she could name whatever price she wanted and I'd probably buy them. No deal. KMart was not at all interested in selling this particular package of sinkers! Can box stores give their managers SOME level of autonomy??? I felt kind of bad because I kept telling this manager that I was perplexed that KMart would make it so difficult to purchase the items on their shelves--but is was so darn funny to give her a bit of a hard time for not just selling me the stupid sinkers.

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I have run into this many times with all box stores. It is up to the manager on floor. I have walked out many a time with the stuff on the belt. Then to get a different response at a later time.

I was actually told by a manager of one of the box stores it was up to his discretion not matter the explanation.

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Moore's Bait & Tackle in Minneapolis.

Bob will sell you any size and shape lead you may require. wink

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Thnx, but I'm not sure I'll be making a 7 hour round trip for a pack of sinkers when they have them right at the local KMart! grin

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If you are in a pinch I have some you could have. I am in Mahtomedi. How many do you need and when do you need them by?

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Thanks!--but I'm good. I should be able to find what I need when I get to the Red. I'm just venting on the STOOPID situation that came up at the local K.

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thats lame as all getout. Im a Manager at Wally world and I'll make it happen for the customer anytime possible.

#1 something should have been said to you the second it wrang up funny. Shame on the cashier.

#2 if it should have been sent back to the manufacturer it should have been sent back and NOT on the shelves with a bar code on it. In my eyes if its on a hook with a barcode, its for sale. If Kmart has any kind of computerized Inventory system, I would assume these items get red flagged and handled.

#3 if a Customer brings a mystery item up to me that has no barcode or the barcode doesnt read and its the only one in the store we have a quick discussion as to how much its worth and I have the cashier hand key it in for the agreed price.

A happy customer is a repeat cutomer.

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I went into the Walmart up in Elk River one night when I blew a tire on my boat trailer. I was comming back from Mille Lacs, whipping along down #169, wondering what that noise was?

A quick look in the rear view and the shower of sparks told the story!

Well, I went into Walmart, got a wheel and tire, changed it and proceeded home. Next day I went back to get another and the girl at the check out scanned the tire and told me I needed a permit to buy it? "Excuse me? A permit? I'm buying a tire....what the he11 kind of permit do I need?" On top of that, the tire rang up at twice the price as the one I had bought the previous night!

Well, the check out girl didn't know what was going on and called the supervisor. Supervisor comes over and says she will fix the problem....punched something into the register and said she would circumvent my needing a permit to buy the tire. "And what kind of permit would that be?" Of course she didn't know. Then she rings it up and it is still something like $79.00 for the exact same tire I had paid $58.00 for the night before?

"Hey, I'll go back and get a different tire, same kind, with a different bar code on it, see if that doesn't work?" It did, I paid my $58.00 and I was out of there....who ever heard of a permit for a dam tire? Not sinkers, but weird along the same lines!

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I would bet both of these issues were caused by conflicting state laws. Some states are making lead based tackle illegal. Some state may have a permit process where you turn in the old tire carcass. Then some monkey in the warehouse ships the wrong product to the store.

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Bottom line is its dang near impossible to find "the right" catfishing tackle anywhere in the state of Minnesota. At Wal-Mart... good luck! Yes, that includes sinkers too!

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