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What do you do when you find that opened set in the store?

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What do you do when you find that opened set in the store?

Postby JonnyThunder3483 » Sun Jul 15, 2012 6:42 pm

It has probably happened to all of us at one time or another, so, what did you do? I always try to tell one of the employees, but they almost always give me the feeling that they think I did it! Today I just found 6864 at my local Fred Meyers, and it was hidden behind other sets, opened. I told the employee and we found a bag with a few parts and one of the henchmens head, but no body or other figs. There was also one of those tape pieces down the aisle from a different set, since 6864 had all of its. I ALSO saw the bag that Iron Man's helmet comes in next to the Quinjet's. I hate it when this happens!

So what do you do?
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Re: What do you do when you find that opened set in the stor

Postby mikado » Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:11 pm

not much you can do but tell the store people so they can send it to a salvage store. I recently bought a hulk helicarrier and someone open the box took all the figs cept loki retaped the bags and redid the box and i didnt notice it til i brought it home the scalpers are getting ridiculous, but what can you do when the minifigs can get you more money on ebay than the kit?
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Re: What do you do when you find that opened set in the stor

Postby crazybirdman » Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:26 pm

I tell employees, or if it's 'hidden' I pull it out into the open so they'll see it.
I sometimes offer to buy it discounted, but they rarely take me up on the offer.
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Re: What do you do when you find that opened set in the stor

Postby JonnyThunder3483 » Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:37 pm

It is quite ridiculous now. I asked if they would give me a discount, since it was missing pieces and at least one minifig, but they sai all they could do was 10%. I would rather pay the 5 bucks and get it sealed. It was "hidden", which Is why I felt suspicious pulling it out, glancing in it, and taking it to an employee. Better yet, I rode my bike, so I had my helmet in a small backpack. Perfect day to find the open set, right? : )
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Re: What do you do when you find that opened set in the stor

Postby DocBlock » Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:31 pm

There's actually a procedure for handling opened merchandise and officially we're supposed to make a report. However supervisors do on occasion give discounts to keep it from counting against us.
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