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#21 Joe Handley

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 01:32 PM

Which HobbyTown was it Harry?


Frustration Day, Part II:

Call me crazy, but I was determined to accomplish something today... so I actually went back to HobbyTown later, after they had opened, to get the metalizers that I had passed on at Hobby Lobby earlier because I thought maybe HT would have better prices. Guess what? HT doesn't carry metalizer sprays! The guy there said I was the only person who had ever asked for metalizer spray. I find that hard to believe. And I find it even harder to believe that a hobby shop doesn't carry the stuff.


We stopped carrying the stuff due to lack of sales and I think we get asked maybe once every couple yearsabout them. Even just to special order them, we have to order a box of 3 cans or 6 bottles just to get 1 of either and the rest just sit for years. Last time we had somebody order two cans, I bought the third so it wasn't just sitting around the store.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 02:17 PM

Harry, Harry, Harry.......if our info wasnt part of our posts, I would swear you lived in Fremont, CA. I'm used to all that stuff. Dont get me started or I might get banned. A town of a quarter-million cant support one hobby shop, yet we have noodle-houses on every corner, and in most strip malls you cannot find anything written in english.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 02:59 PM

you learned something, hopefully anyway: do not count on walmart for anything except a bunch of low life customers, not that they arent amusing in and of themselves. and unless you want to be mistaken for one of them, never go there to begin with.

We shop at wally world pretty much every weekend, and have a family member that works there, its so sad how you look down on people the way you do. So I guess that would make me one of those low life customers wouldnt ?

Just sad, very very sad

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 03:16 PM

oh i am not judging...just observing. present company excepted of course! :lol:

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 03:26 PM

oh i am not judging...just observing. present company excepted of course! :lol:


I will agree with you to a point, and at a lot of the valley wally worlds in valley, yes what you said is true about 90% of the customers ,but not all of them, thats my point I wanted to make, moving on now ;)

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 03:30 PM

Which HobbyTown was it Harry?


The one in Schaumburg, on Golf road just west of Roselle Road.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 03:49 PM

Harry, if it makes you feel any better, I went to get my propane tank refilled and couldn't because it was too old, I forgot to bring the newer one with us on the move, so I had to do an exchange

Least you didnt have to stop and get gas, I bet you would of went to a gas station that was out of gas :lol:

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 03:52 PM

Least you didnt have to stop and get gas, I bet you would of went to a gas station that was out of gas :lol:


The way things went for me today, I think you're right! :lol:

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 05:27 PM

The one in Schaumburg, on Golf road just west of Roselle Road.


Ok, I wasn't sure what hours Glen usually has for his store.......I was even wondering if Zack was opening and late getting there (did that more than once when we worked by Fox Valley Mall........) and you may have misread the hours :P

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 05:52 PM

Harry, sounds like you had a cruddy day. It gets annoying when everyone is out of stock on everything you need. But I'll give ya a couple tips to save ya a little aggrevation. They work tremendously for me.

At Hobby Lobby and Michaels, it pays to have a smart phone. If you do have a smart phone, either screenshot their coupon from the Hobby Lobby or Michaels app before leaving home...or swing into a McDonalds and use their WiFi on the way to bring them up before you get there. (Puts it on Ronald McDonald's tab and saves on your data. :D ) Once you get to Hobby Lobby/Michaels, if you don't have someone with you to take your phone back through the check out, just make your purchase, put your receipt in the bag, and go back for another item to check out in another lane. I do this all the time at several locations...even in different states. I've seen that $6.00 price tag on all Testors paints at some Hobby Lobbys too and I'm not about to even pay it once!

Here's a good tip for any Walmart with a tire & lube place. ALWAYS part back there if you are running in for electronics or automotives if the service center is open. That way you don't have to search all day for a parking space or walk fifty miles if they don't have what you want. And btw, I don't believe the associate's story. I have NEVER seen a Walmart without body filler. In fact, I have never seen one without Bondo brand filler. That includes stores in KY, VA, TN, WV, NC, SC, GA, FL, IN, and OH so far.

Edited by Skydime, 13 October 2012 - 05:25 AM.


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Posted 14 October 2012 - 02:15 PM

So I had a day today just Harry did, need to get a can of Air-craft stripper, so I went to the Autozone that is 2 minutes from the house, out of stock, ok, back in the car to Oriely auto parts another 2minute trip, they had a can, but not at the price I wanted to pay ($5 more then autozone), so back in the car to wally world (same shopping center as Auto Zone), they have in stock what AZ didnt, great, 20 minutes later found someone with a key to open the case up to get the can

Should of just stayed home

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 03:04 PM

Harry,
WallyMart told me that about the Bondo about a month ago. By accident, I found it was moved to the tool isle next to the air tools. :huh: I guess they figure you are going to need an air sander to sand it and an air compressor to run the sander.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 03:53 PM

LOL, yes, sir, sometimes it's just better to stay home and order everything you need on line. LOL!


this

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 03:56 PM

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At Hobby Lobby and Michaels, it pays to have a smart phone. If you do have a smart phone, either screenshot their coupon from the Hobby Lobby or Michaels app before leaving home...or swing into a McDonalds and use their WiFi on the way to bring them up before you get there. (Puts it on Ronald McDonald's tab and saves on your data. :D ) Once you get to Hobby Lobby/Michaels, if you don't have someone with you to take your phone back through the check out, just make your purchase, put your receipt in the bag, and go back for another item to check out in another lane. I do this all the time at several locations...even in different states. .....



hmmmm............

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 07:10 AM

hmmmm............


All those cashiers at Hobby Lobby really care is that one individual doesnt present it to them more than once and you physically have the coupon code...and Michaels just wants to scan it...don't care if you hand it off to someone or just used it in another isle. Works to our advantage :D

Edited by Skydime, 16 October 2012 - 01:15 PM.