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To: mdittmar

i was in Macys- Herald Square yesterday...take my daughter (8YO) to NYC each year on black friday- we also go to the parade on Thanksgiving...she loves to go on Black friday as we have dinner, ride the ferris wheel at Toys R Us, visit American Girl Store, Santa Land at Macy’s and shop for a Christmas dress....

here’s the irony and why i laugh when stores complain they are doing poorly- we got through Santaland at Macys in 30 minutes (well worth it as my daughter loved it)...couldn’t find a Christmas dress but found some other stuff she/we wanted...two Macy employees standing behind a cash register talking..i ask “is this register open?” response “no- over there is the register”...i said “i know- but i am NOT waiting on line for 30 minutes to pay for THREE items”...they look at me with blank stares as i leave the items behind...my daughter did not want to wait either...

the wait to PAY for items at the American Girl store was 15/20 minutes....this goes on all the time in stores (KMart, etc); 10 employees standing around chatting with only two employees manning check out lines despite people waiting...

oh- and i got onto Macy’s.com when i got home last night and bought about $1000 of merchandise for $400 after specials (including a pair of Jones NY suits), promos, etc- so my daughter was happy....


4 posted on 11/26/2011 11:42:50 AM PST by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: God luvs America

Wife just scored at ye olde thrift shop again today...twelve items for $9.50...blouses, sweaters, pants from Lands’ End, Talbot, Coldwater Creek, and so on...all with tags. She has a ‘nose’ for this stuff...all very nice.


6 posted on 11/26/2011 11:48:30 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: God luvs America

Exactly what I would have done, hubby says if they want my money they should have enough workers manning the cash registers! We have walked out lots of times!


7 posted on 11/26/2011 11:53:20 AM PST by GrannyK
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To: God luvs America

I was in a Walmart this morning. While they have about 25 registers plus another 12 self serve checkouts, about 3 full serve and 4 self checkouts were actually open. Why do they have all of these check out lanes if they never intend to use them?


9 posted on 11/26/2011 12:09:19 PM PST by 1776 Reborn
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