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#311075 12-Dec-2023 07:31
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A vent post.....

 

/vent on

 

So, I collect Hot Wheels as a small hobby. Warehouse is one of the main sources for them.....

 

Last night I was at the store, and theres one of the staff with boxes of Hot Wheels related items in the toy aisles restocking. Got to the loose cars bin, and wow, overflowing obviously literally just restocked, awesome, might finally be able to get some of the popular castings that have come out lately.

 

Nope. All the JDM (ie: very popular) related cars are gone. 

 

I then realize the staff member stocking the shelves was the same one who I found one day surrounded by open boxes of loose cars, and had stacked all the collectible ones behind them, which they then proceeded to pickup and wander off with.

 

Can guarantee they had done the same thing, taken all the good stuff for themselves to sell off at a premium on FB.

 

I HATE staff who pull this sort of "scam" - they are being paid to supply the customer stock, not themselves. Sure, use inside knowledge to your advantage, but to outright keep popular items for your own gain without letting customers even see the items...... I'm a collector, not a reseller, so it really hurts. 

 

I remember it happening a few years ago with Countdown/PaknSave staff, was some special on a particular chocolate bar, soon as doors were open to customers, all the stands were empty with "sold out" signs..... staff had taken the goods for themselves before opening. 

 

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  #3170916 12-Dec-2023 08:04
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Call them out on it, preferably in the store it happened and with manager




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  #3170918 12-Dec-2023 08:10
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Was he in uniform when he was shopping from the open boxes? If seen plenty of "collectors" sit down the aisle of a Warehouse store going through every box of hotwheels after asking staff to bring them out for them. 


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  #3170919 12-Dec-2023 08:15
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throbb:

 

Was he in uniform when he was shopping from the open boxes? If seen plenty of "collectors" sit down the aisle of a Warehouse store going through every box of hotwheels after asking staff to bring them out for them. 

 

 

Oh hell yes, full WH uniform, even said to me "feel free to go through the boxes before I empty them into the bin" as they walked off with the goodies.





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  #3170931 12-Dec-2023 09:19
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That sort of behaviour should be reported immediately and have him caught red-handed.

 

 

 

 


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  #3170942 12-Dec-2023 09:57
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Salt and wound - he probably gets a staff discount too.





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  #3170963 12-Dec-2023 10:12
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There's some really cool Hot Wheels collectables out there that I just never see. Maybe this is why.


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  #3170966 12-Dec-2023 10:14
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Not the same issue but reminds me of when I worked at the Warehouse and worked the toy section.... some local nerds came in one day and looked through all the hot wheels on the rotating stand, took them all off, then left them on a pile on the floor.  Hundreds.  I still want to punch that guy when I see him again.  It was 1995 but still...




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  #3170986 12-Dec-2023 10:23
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GV27:

 

There's some really cool Hot Wheels collectables out there that I just never see. Maybe this is why.

 

 

Yup... in the FB groups, theres guys posting pics of oodles of one casting, because they know everyone wants them. So they buy out the store of them, and sell at premium. Theres one particular one I want at the moment, but cant find because its been swiped by scalpers. But I'll live without it..... 

 

 





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  #3170987 12-Dec-2023 10:25
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gehenna:

 

Not the same issue but reminds me of when I worked at the Warehouse and worked the toy section.... some local nerds came in one day and looked through all the hot wheels on the rotating stand, took them all off, then left them on a pile on the floor.  Hundreds.  I still want to punch that guy when I see him again.  It was 1995 but still...

 

 

Yeah, what I do now is grab a trolley, and as Im going though the bin, is put them all in the trolley - then once I'm done, I return them all back to the bin carefully. 

 

See so many with ripped/bent cards, or the cards are there in mint condition but the actual model is gone.

 

 





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  #3171029 12-Dec-2023 11:33
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I used to work with a mate who was into collecting them and he ranted about TWH staff doing this and that was a decade ago.. so not much has changed by the sound of it.





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  #3171030 12-Dec-2023 11:40
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hsvhel: Call them out on it, preferably in the store it happened and with manager

 

You'd think that this would be a serious breech of employment agreement?


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  #3171035 12-Dec-2023 11:57
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xpd:

....Theres one particular one I want at the moment, but cant find because its been swiped by scalpers. But I'll live without it..... 




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  #3171094 12-Dec-2023 12:50
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clinty:
xpd:

 

....Theres one particular one I want at the moment, but cant find because its been swiped by scalpers. But I'll live without it..... 

 




What are you looking for?

Clint

 

Ideally after 2, one to open, one to keep as original.

 





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  #3171101 12-Dec-2023 13:40
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Somewhat unrelated to this, but it makes me feel less silly buying HWs.

 

I'm mainly in it for the stupid silly ones for my son, but at least I know it's less weird me buying a bunch up.


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  #3171117 12-Dec-2023 15:14
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PsychoSmiley:

 

Somewhat unrelated to this, but it makes me feel less silly buying HWs.

 

I'm mainly in it for the stupid silly ones for my son, but at least I know it's less weird me buying a bunch up.

 

 

Haha, I walked out last night carrying about 20 of them. Its not weird :D Its not weird for me anymore to see people using the trolley method, whereas previously, I was like "what....". 

 

 





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