What you are about to read is true....only the names have been changed to protect to stupid.
Since the clam shell "Gold Series" Muscle Cars started to show up at Wallmart, I have heard some strang tails. I only remember these cars from TRU, so I have no idea how the came up with them. Unless it was in a deal cut to empty RC2's old inventory.
But at any rate, I had never picked these cars up when they were new at TRU. Imagine that, I thought they were TOO expensive! :freak: (Who could forsee the day where a CHEAP Johnny would cost over $4!) But I thought I would start looking for them, I wanted to add them to my collection. This is where the story begins!
Now remember, this is all in ONE day!!!
The first Mart...they did not scan at the pole mounted price checker, so I asked a lady who was walking by with one of those hand held scanners to please check it. When she scanned it, she replied "Oh, I'm sorry, you can't buy those." and took the one I had handed her, AND THE ONE I WAS HOLDING right out of my hand! She promptly turned and started clearing the shelf's of the others!
Stop Two...Found the same set ( release #2) and though they did not scan, I took all six to the counter and was informed they would be $4.35 plus tax. Well, alot higher then I had heard of others paying , but I wanted them, so OK, I ponyed up the cash.
Stop Three...None to be found, Now I am looking for the first set or release.
Stop Four....zip, nada
Stop Five....goose egg! Oh well, one more location on my way home. Maybe, I thought, they only recived release #2 and never even got #1.
Stop Six...Last one in my area. YEA! Two full sets of release 1 ( and no #2) so I pick the best condition of each of the six rides and head to the front. I hate the $4.35 part, but hey, what ya' gonna' do? The fellow ringging me up say "Wow, this must be an exclusvive (sp?) set". "Why do you say that?" I ask. "Well, the price" he says. And I say," what price". And he says...."Thier $13.80 each plus tax"
At this point, I picked up my chin from the ground and said there had to be a mistake, he called over his manager, and I did a quick run through, and he simply said..."Sorry, you can make up whatever you want, but if you want THESE cars, they will be $13.80 each".
I guess I will go without release #1. These cars have caused a HUGH kink in the Wallmart chain! I have no idea why. But again, at $14 bucks each, (and a BUNCH of rude Wally workers) I will pass.
And the moral of this long rant ( and thank you for letting me get it off my chest) is this....
"And I thought the orgional TRU price was to high"
See you guys! Have a great weekend!