[TriLUG] [WAY OT] security goons at TigerDirect in Raleigh: "No,
Andrew C. Oliver
acoliver at buni.org
Thu May 31 21:37:58 EDT 2007
Okay guys lets move this to INW or something. Not everyone who cares
about Linux cares about ways to stick it to the man etc etc.
-Andy (who just tends not to shop at such places)
Kevin Flanagan wrote:
> I had the experience with the phone number request as well. I say no, the
> line they drew was that they said that I could only return for credit rather
> than cash. I have returned for cash in spite of that. One thing that most
> folks don't realize is that if you give them your phone number you waive the
> Do Not Call List for that businesses and others owned by them.
> On a side note, I give 919-867-5309 to the persistent ones. Only a few have
> chuckled, most don't get it, and one said that it wasn't mine. Prove it....
> On 5/31/07, Greg Brown <gwbrown1 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> AND I tell that story to everyone I know who mentions they'd like to shop
>> TG. Amazing how many start looking elsewhere.
>> On 5/31/07, Greg Brown <gwbrown1 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Amen.. the cashier said he had to have my phone number last time I was
>>> Tiger D. and I said "no". The cashier said "sir, it is policy, I have
>>> get your number" and I again said "No, I do not give out my personal
>>> information". In the end cashier man^h^h^h boy said "no number, no
>>> and I walked out without them making a sale totaling over $500.00.
>>> WTF ever.
>>> On 5/31/07, Magnus <magnus at trilug.org> wrote:
>>>> Phillip Rhodes wrote:
>>>>> This particular libertarian does see it that way. I do find it
>>>>> offensive when stores treat me like a criminal, and I do make it a
>>>>> habit to keep walking if my purchase sets off the little alarm at
>>>>> door. I figure if they really think I'm stealing something, one of
>>>>> them can chase me down and tackle me, then we'll deal with the
>>>>> fallout, whatever that may be. But fundamentally, I believe that if
>>>>> I grow to despise their policies enough, I always have the option to
>>>>> take my business elsewhere.
>>>> Actually I hadn't even mentioned the other attempted violation because
>>>> it was so small and so easily averted without drama.
>>>> They wanted my phone number at the register and I said again "No,
>>>> thanks." The cashier insisted, stating the register would not
>>>> the transaction without my phone number. Again, "no, thank you."
>>>> Magically the cashier found a way to make the transaction go through
>>>> without my phone number.
>>>> <sarcasm> Cashier: "Ohhhhh this is a *UNIX* system. I know this!"
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