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(UPI)   Good customer service: Radio Shack receipt with your name and address spelled carefully and correctly. Bad customer service: Radio Shack receipt with "ugly itch, ghettohood, usa, tattoville, Maryland"   (upi.com) divider line 40
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2012-03-14 10:01:04 AM  
Why, of all the insults! Maryland! How dare they!
 
2012-03-14 10:15:56 AM  
Some people just need to be called out for what they are.
If she's ugly in the cashiers eyes, has visible tattoos, acts rather uneducated and speaks poorly.. and is from Maryland.. what did the casahier do wrong? Point out the obvious to him?

what? :)
 
2012-03-14 10:20:24 AM  
Lewis said she has contacted Radio Shack's corporate office and hopes to get the salesman fired.


I worked at the shack for 5 years. Getting him fired would be doing him a favor. If there is one thing someone working retail is afraid of it is getting fired from a shiat job and having to get another shiat job!
 
2012-03-14 10:22:50 AM  

Dr.Knockboots: Some people just need to be called out for what they are.
If she's ugly in the cashiers eyes, has visible tattoos, acts rather uneducated and speaks poorly.. and is from Maryland.. what did the casahier do wrong? Point out the obvious to him?

what? :)


Falsifying names and addresses is grounds for termination at Radio Shack, I have seen people fired for it although everyone does it from time to time.

Fun fact: Names and Addresses is one of the MANY metrics you are measured on when you work there. If you stay below 90% they wont usually fire you, they will just transfer you to a shiat store where you can't make any money and give you crappy shifts until you quit.
 
2012-03-14 10:26:26 AM  
Ya'll are missing the point....she was buying a CASSETTE adapter! At Radio Shaft.
 
2012-03-14 10:27:39 AM  
Well the cashier had a point:

i.imgur.com
 
2012-03-14 10:51:07 AM  

BizarreMan: Ya'll are missing the point....she was buying a CASSETTE adapter! At Radio Shaft.


The bigger problem was that she was arguing about a 5 cent bag tax:

Shanae Lewis said she had a disagreement with a salesman at the Hillandale Radio Shack when she purchased a $20 cassette adapter and the salesman told her about Montgomery County's 5-cent bag tax, which she had never heard of because she is from Baltimore, WUSA-TV, Baltimore, reported Tuesday.

Haven't you ever been in line behind someone arguing over 5 cents and you just want to hit them with a sock full of nickles? I have. I got stuck behind a woman at CVS once who was arguing that she deserved an extra 80 cents off a $1.00 pack of candy because she was confusing 10% off with 90% off, and she wouldn't back down. I swear once some people get going it doesn't matter if they are right or wrong, they'll just keep at because it becomes some stupid point of pride.
 
2012-03-14 10:53:11 AM  
I am offended!

Such sloppy spelling! Forgot to add the B to itch and forgot to add the extra o and spelled it tattovile.

FIRE THAT PERSON! We mustn't tolerate bad spelling!
 
2012-03-14 10:56:28 AM  
Good customer service: Radio Shack receipt with your name and address spelled carefully and correctly. Bad customer service: Radio Shack receipt with "ugly itch, ghettohood, usa, tattoville, Maryland"

Better: no personal information on the reciept, what so ever, because buying a HDMI cable shouldn't involve filling out paperwork or giving out personal details.
 
2012-03-14 11:00:48 AM  
She doesn't look particularly ugly
 
2012-03-14 11:05:43 AM  
I worked for that the soul sucking company for over two years. My manager quit and instead of promoting me they simply required me to do the job of the manager. No compensation whatsoever. You can guess where I told them to stick it.
Don't ever work there. Don't ever shop there. (Unless you want a Cell phone)
 
2012-03-14 11:15:25 AM  

branchtroy: I worked for that the soul sucking company for over two years. My manager quit and instead of promoting me they simply required me to do the job of the manager. No compensation whatsoever. You can guess where I told them to stick it.
Don't ever work there. Don't ever shop there. (Unless you want a Cell phone)


Not even then.
 
2012-03-14 11:26:20 AM  

branchtroy: I worked for that the soul sucking company for over two years. My manager quit and instead of promoting me they simply required me to do the job of the manager. No compensation whatsoever. You can guess where I told them to stick it.
Don't ever work there. Don't ever shop there. (Unless you want a Cell phone)


I refuse to buy a cell phone there because everytime I go in there they try to hock one on me. Every single time I had to go pick up some component for a project I was working on it was, "So, who's your phone provider?", "When's your contract up?", "How much did you pay for that?" The last time I went in the guy asked, "So, when are you going to get a new phone?" I flat out told him, "Never, now stop asking."
 
2012-03-14 11:36:25 AM  

StrangeQ: branchtroy: I worked for that the soul sucking company for over two years. My manager quit and instead of promoting me they simply required me to do the job of the manager. No compensation whatsoever. You can guess where I told them to stick it.
Don't ever work there. Don't ever shop there. (Unless you want a Cell phone)

I refuse to buy a cell phone there because everytime I go in there they try to hock one on me. Every single time I had to go pick up some component for a project I was working on it was, "So, who's your phone provider?", "When's your contract up?", "How much did you pay for that?" The last time I went in the guy asked, "So, when are you going to get a new phone?" I flat out told him, "Never, now stop asking."


It has been awhile since I have worked there but we were supposed to pitch all of the following with every transaction:

Cell phone
DirecTV
Spring long distance
TSP (extended service plan) (if applicable)
RSVP (Radio Shack Value Plus credit card, the "value" was the 22% interest rate)

We were rated in each of these categories along with Names and addresses (percentage(, lines per ticket, dollars per ticket, and maybe some I am forgetting.


I was able to do pretty well but it is a soul sucking experience.
 
2012-03-14 11:50:28 AM  
Dear Radio Shack,
Your current business model is hideously outdated. Please allow me to suggest a new one:

"Do you need an obscure cable, odd-sized battery, or an electrical component? Do you not feel like waiting a week for delivery? You can buy it here! Today! Just for a trip to the mall!

Radio Shack: We're the only store in town that carries that!™"
 
2012-03-14 12:44:27 PM  
well, after watching just enough of the vid to see her, he was basically right.

/who still needs a cassette adapter? sheesh.
//who whines about a nickel??
 
2012-03-14 01:47:39 PM  

taxandspend: She looks familiar. Wasn't she attacked by some idiot from the projects?


You are so dumb. You are really dumb. For real.
 
2012-03-14 01:50:08 PM  
Losing her shiat over 5 cents, seems justified.
 
2012-03-14 02:14:58 PM  
Oh man, if I was behind her in line I would have been SO TEMPTED to hit her in the back of the head with a nickel.
 
2012-03-14 02:28:45 PM  
There are a number of creams and ointments for an ugly itch. Not sure there's a cure for tattoville though.

Not that I condone Radio Shack cashiers acting in place of medical professionals.
 
2012-03-14 02:40:27 PM  

Kar98: Well the cashier had a point:


i.imgur.com

Looks like Tiger Woods really needs a haircut.
 
2012-03-14 03:57:30 PM  

Fabric_Man: Dear Radio Shack,
Your current business model is hideously outdated. Please allow me to suggest a new one:

"Do you need an obscure cable, odd-sized battery, or an electrical component? Do you not feel like waiting a week for delivery? You can buy it here! Today! Just for a trip to the mall!

Radio Shack: We're the only store in town that carries that!™"


I can't recall what I did to manage it, but I ended up getting on their "survey" email list (intentionally/willingly). Every chance I get, I try to drive home this very point, even when they're surveying about "which of these advertisements most makes you want to buy a cellphone?" or something of the sort.
Hopefully they'll eventually clue in to the idea that I'll gladly pay a premium for parts/cables/etc. over what I'd pay ordering online for the ability to go examine the part in person and then walking out with it the same day. Otherwise, they'll be following Circuit City down the hole.

If enough people manage to communicate to headquarters that "Radio Shack: You've got questions...we've got cellphones!" isn't appealing, we might make some headway. They DO seem to at least be carrying an improving selection of components and kits again these days, compared to their years of being a wasteland of overpriced consumer gadgets.

/Still pretty bad, but at least moving in the right direction
 
2012-03-14 03:57:45 PM  
Argued for a couple of minutes over five cents?

You still don't put it into writing.
 
2012-03-14 04:04:22 PM  
Cashier was wrong.

Shopper is a FARKing coont. I'll give you 5 cents to STFU and GOOTW.
 
2012-03-14 04:17:54 PM  

illusionofjoy: There are a number of creams and ointments for an ugly itch. Not sure there's a cure for tattoville though.


Lasers.
 
2012-03-14 05:41:00 PM  

Fabric_Man: Dear Radio Shack,
Your current business model is hideously outdated. Please allow me to suggest a new one:

"Do you need an obscure cable, odd-sized battery, or an electrical component? Do you not feel like waiting a week for delivery? You can buy it here! Today! Just for a trip to the mall!

Radio Shack: We're the only store in town that carries that!™"


I went into one a couple months ago and asked for a USB to PS/2 adapter. When the teenager behind the counter pointed me to the Playstation accessories, I left. I hadn't realized it was no longer an electronics store.
 
2012-03-14 07:57:35 PM  
Having lived inside the beltway for a number of years, 98% chance that

"ugly itch" from "ghettohood, usa, tattoville, Maryland."

was fairly accurate, taking into account:

1) cassette adapter
2) returned entire purchase after arguing over 5 cents
 
2012-03-14 08:20:09 PM  
I was outraged at first and then realize the cashier was a black dude and now it's kind of funny.
/I wonder if Matt has a brother named Hugh?
 
2012-03-14 09:10:30 PM  
I grew up just up the road from there! And I do agree, she does look pretty damn ugly

/csb
 
2012-03-14 09:30:58 PM  
Let's not lose sight of the fact that the customer became irate over paying an additional five cents.
 
2012-03-15 12:47:52 AM  
Are we sure its RADIO SHACK? I thought they died off with Camelot music and The Chess King.

/ if you need me, I will be over here listenting to my Realistic stereo on my Optimus speakers.
 
2012-03-15 07:59:56 AM  

Dr.Knockboots: Some people just need to be called out for what they are.
If she's ugly in the cashiers eyes, has visible tattoos, acts rather uneducated and speaks poorly.. and is from Maryland.. what did the casahier do wrong? Point out the obvious to him?

what? :)


I like how she says "He was obviously talking about me". May as well embrace and own what you are.
 
2012-03-15 10:05:40 AM  
All this over a farking nickle?
 
2012-03-15 10:37:11 AM  

Lsherm: BizarreMan: Ya'll are missing the point....she was buying a CASSETTE adapter! At Radio Shaft.

The bigger problem was that she was arguing about a 5 cent bag tax:

Shanae Lewis said she had a disagreement with a salesman at the Hillandale Radio Shack when she purchased a $20 cassette adapter and the salesman told her about Montgomery County's 5-cent bag tax, which she had never heard of because she is from Baltimore, WUSA-TV, Baltimore, reported Tuesday.

Haven't you ever been in line behind someone arguing over 5 cents and you just want to hit them with a sock full of nickles? I have. I got stuck behind a woman at CVS once who was arguing that she deserved an extra 80 cents off a $1.00 pack of candy because she was confusing 10% off with 90% off, and she wouldn't back down. I swear once some people get going it doesn't matter if they are right or wrong, they'll just keep at because it becomes some stupid point of pride.


At my old clothing store job, we had an Outlet rack with various %s off, depending on how long they had been sitting there and if they were slightly damaged. A customer from a country used to bartering over every price pulled a shirt off our 90% off rack and asked for a further discount because the shirt had a small spot on the hem.

When I explained the shirt was already 90% OFF, and even wrote down the price he'd pay after discount (it was maybe $1.50) he said yes, yes he understood, but still felt like he should get an extra discount. I called my manager out and she just laughed at him.
 
2012-03-15 06:09:07 PM  
The Shack used to be a great place for hobbyists. (When I was your age, we had to memorize the color codes on resistors! And we liked it!!) Nowadays, everything is microcircuitry, and there's nothing to do with a soldering iron except give amateur tattoos to biatches complaining about 5 cents.

Going in there now is just depressing. They all look like they're halfway through a going-out-of-business sale.

In fairness, I hate DC & MoCo's bag taxes.

/damn Nanny State telling me what to do with my sack.
 
2012-03-15 09:01:45 PM  
I love how this liberal decided she should have to pay a tax.
 
2012-03-16 02:15:46 AM  
As someone who had to wait five minutes in a Radio Shack before a sales associate would even notice me I'm really getting a kick...

/And when she finally did help me, she twice tried to sell me more batteries than I needed.
 
2012-03-16 03:35:27 AM  
Let's not forget the awesome amount of stupidity shown by the local drive-by media....
 
2012-03-16 05:02:20 AM  
Radio Shack is still a thing?

*Boggles*
 
2012-03-16 02:34:22 PM  
Every time I see Radio Shack, I think of this (new window).
 
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