out of their minds!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by strantor, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. strantor

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    I have been going in Frys semi-regularly for the past couple of months and there's a book on the shelf that keeps catching my eye; How Electronic Things Work and What to do When They Don't. I have consulted it's pages a few times while working on my TV (I do this regularly, go to frys and mooch, use their display multimeters to measure caps back when I didn't have a good one; it's near my house) so I figured it might be useful to buy. It was obvious I wasn't the only onedoing this, as pages were well worn, paperback cover bent, corners messed up, looked like a used book. It is the same book there every time I go; only one copy, I know this because I note it's used appearance every time. The price on the shelf said 12.50$, and the MSRP on the back of the book was 24$; I assumed they had marked it down because it has been there for months, looks like crap, and they haven't sold it yet. I figured it was a good deal; I don't care about the appearance and it would be useful. Took it to the checkout and they guy rang it up at 32$. I pointed out the price on the shelf, the MSRP on the back, and the obvious battered appearance and he took it to a manager whom still insisted on 32$. I told them to go ahead and put it back on the shelf for me and I would be back periodically to read the pages I need.
     
  2. praondevou

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    LOL, funny people!!! If you REALLY want it, you can get it used from Amazon for $1,38+shipping, (in case you didn't noticed).;)
     
  3. strantor

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    Yeah I noticed. That's what I linked to. I might get it from amazon (after I go back to frys and preview every section for a couple of hours to make sure there's really a goldmine of info inside)
     
  4. KJ6EAD

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    Fry's has retarded buyers for components. They actually had acid core solder on the shelf for a while!
     
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  5. strantor

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    Lol I thought the first scentence was directed towards me ... until I read the second scentence. Yeah frys' components section suffers from crippling retardation, but they huge selection of multimeters.
     
  6. praondevou

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    If you don't mind reading ebooks. A friend had it on his computer. I had to split it because it's bigger than 5Mb. Just merge it online.
     
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    I could get on a rant about this. Incompetent purchasers, managers, and employees making life difficult...soon to complain that they are unemloyed because I bought everything I could "online" for a lot less money and didn't have to argue with anybody to get the stuff I needed.

    I like to go to brick and mortar stores. I learn a lot that a photo can't tell me. I see stuff I didn't know existed. Very educational. But I'm not going to pay Best Buy $44 for their cheapest mouse when every 12 year old knows where to get them for half that price.
     
  8. TBayBoy

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    I would love to go to a place like that, but I only live in a city with 120,000 people. :(
     
  9. strantor

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    SWEET! That's the one! thanks!
     
  10. magnet18

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    I live in a town of 2000.
    My options are the internet... or a poorly stocked radio shack half an hour away.
     
  11. strantor

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    man that sucks. I used to live in a little town, same story. Back then my hobbies were more mechanical and I had a hardware store & tractor supply store < 30 miles so I was good to go.
     
  12. magnet18

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    I don't mind, IMO cities have way too many people, and buildings should be wider than they are tall. Introverted country kid.
     
  13. TBayBoy

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    Same here, all internet, the local radio club starts up in the fall, so maybe I can get some better sources there.
     
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