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I'm rather proud of myself and kinda' happy with Walmart right now. I may not agree with their trend toward a part-time staff (son works for them) but they do take care of their customers. During my last trip I broke my camera and went looking for another one. Hubbie and I decided to check out Walmart as long as we were shopping for other things at that moment. I saw a decent replacement for my old camera (Nikon CoolPix S6800 12X) with a slight upgrade to the CoolPix S7000 20X. It was a really good price, too. Problem was it was a display model. The regular employee wouldn't even talk about getting it out of the case so I left and searched three more stores. I found one other store that had the camera but again it was in the display case. It was suggested that I check WalMart Online and yes, they had them but for 3X the price. The display one was a really, really good deal. I checked Staples and Amazon, too. If they had it at all, it was a lot more at both site. I decided to call the store and talk to someone in the department. I got the daytime person to agree to sell me the display model (which BTW had a box and all the accessories). Problem started when I wasn't able to return until that evening after the woman was gone. I stood in two lines (one in electronics, one in CS) and got the same answer. They didn't sell display models. I decided to be bold and state that if that was true than the other employee lied to me and was prepared to see them shrug their shoulders and let me walk away. Everything changed with that statement. An assistant manager came quickly to my side and walked back to the electronics department with me and despite the fact that I couldn't remember the name of the woman I spoke to, the manager listened to my story and tried to help. He didn't have keys to the display case but said he would have the daytime employee open the case and remove the camera and save it for me. I retrieved it the following night and at the low price listed on the display case. I am happy.
I wonder who I talk to about putting my son on full-time? Yeah right!
Thank you for listening to my story. You can go on with your day now.


( 12 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 26th, 2017 10:05 pm (UTC)
Always nice to finally get what you want for a reduced price. It's true what they say: don't give up/in and be calm and nice. Usually works here too.

Congrats on the camera!
Jan. 27th, 2017 02:56 pm (UTC)
Yes, I'm kinda' pleased with the whole thing. I tried not to be nasty but I was truthful. The woman promised and I was going to let them know it. I'm just glad to have a camera back. I hate being without one. I don't have a smart phone yet so a camera is all I have to capture a moment or record events.
Jan. 27th, 2017 12:12 am (UTC)
Good for you sticking to your guns - you made the journey there specially and they should keep their word!
Jan. 27th, 2017 02:37 pm (UTC)
Yes, I figured I was very specific as to what I was asking for and since the woman was standing right there by the case there could be little mistake.
Jan. 27th, 2017 02:09 am (UTC)

So glad it worked out!

Jan. 27th, 2017 02:35 pm (UTC)
Me, too. I love the new camera and not having to pay much for it helps the sting of breaking yet another camera.
Jan. 27th, 2017 08:47 pm (UTC)
All's well that ends well. I hope the camera is all you hoped for!
Jan. 30th, 2017 02:55 pm (UTC)
I love it. I'm trying to find the old carrying case so it will stay nicer longer.
Jan. 28th, 2017 09:16 am (UTC)
Success! Brilliant!
Jan. 30th, 2017 02:54 pm (UTC)
Yes! Love the new camera. Now I just need to find to old carrying case so it can stay decent for awhile longer.
Feb. 4th, 2017 04:53 pm (UTC)
Crazy you had to go through all of that. When things are being discontinued or are the last of an item, normally they will sell the display model without any problem.
Feb. 4th, 2017 07:58 pm (UTC)
You would think so but you would have thought I asked for a freebie.
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