HAHAHAHA...Funny

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by evanrousso, Nov 24, 2006.

  1. evanrousso macrumors 6502

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    So this woman comes into my store today (I work in a Cingular Wireless). The conversation went a little like this:

    Customer: I want to get a phone for my son for Christmas.

    Me: Well what did you have in mind?

    Customer: Well he really wants the iPhone that just came out.

    Me: The Apple iPhone?

    Customer: Yeah he has been talking about it for awhile.

    Me: Yeah I am waiting on that too, it isn't out yet though. It is rumored to come out in early 2007, ill be the first person at the Apple Store to get one.

    Customer: (in a very condescending tone) Well, it is already out. It came out a little while ago in limited quantities.

    Me: With all due respect, I am pretty sure it isnt out yet.

    Customer: Listen!!! My son is a CS major at Georgia Tech and he knows everything about Apple stuff!!! He told me that they are at Best Buy but they aren't marketing them at all. They only get 5 of them at a time and you have to have a voucher from Apple to buy one. They are just testing them out right now and then they will start getting more quantities. So I think he is just going to try to get one of those vouchers.

    Me: (sarcastically) That makes perfect sense.
     
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  3. fall3n macrumors 6502

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    In this case....no :p

    Hmmm, looks like Georgia Tech isn't doing such a great screening process if somebodies son thinks the iPhone is out and being "tested"
     
  4. evanrousso thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The customer is never right, I hope everyone is clear on that.
     
  5. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    so then what happened? did she leave or talk to someone who convinced her there isn't an iPhone?
     
  6. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Seconded. The customer is never, ever right.

    And what happened in the end, you can't just end on a sarcastic statement, tell us what happened afterwards.
     
  7. GITANAJAVA macrumors regular

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    I'm not saying the Georgia peach or her scion had their facts straight, but it isn't beyond the realm of possibility for an underground test to be in the works, especially now. Check this link, then add a little Machiavellian scheming to the minds of the executives at Apple, Best Buy, and the rest of the marketing gangs. Really, it isn't much of a stretch is it?

    http://internetbusinessdaily.net/?p=19
     
  8. fall3n macrumors 6502

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    She left, called her son and her son realized what an idiot he is and how he made his mother look like a fool. The end.
     
  9. fall3n macrumors 6502

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    Even if somehow that were true, the women isn't smart enough to realize it's to Best Buy only and in "test" phase...she claimed it was out for a while now and wanted to buy one at Cingular
     
  10. GITANAJAVA macrumors regular

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    Errr....what's your point here? Or did you miss the unanimous vote we took earlier that the Georgia Peach was an idiot? :D
     
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    Her son is a CS major and knows everything there is to know about Apple.

    Actually that's a good thing. ;)
     
  12. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    100% clear. :D :)
     
  13. evanrousso thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Nothing, she was kind of pissed that I was a little rude to her, but she just left thinking she was right.
     
  14. evanrousso thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Basically she believed that Best Buy already had the iPhone, and was selling it out of their stock room for a few "elite" customers. She claimed that it was a secret deal that required some sort of voucher from Apple.

    She mentioned that her son has been going to best buy trying to figure out how to get an iPhone. I found this humorous.
     
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    So she comes to the Cingular store wanting a phone that's "only at Best Buy"?


    Hmm.



    Brilliant. :rolleyes:
     
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    In her own little universe, yes.
     
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    maybe she means the ROKR or the SLVR or something? and she's just gravely misinformed?
     
  20. Buschmaster macrumors 65816

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    Haha, wow....

    You were right, it was funny! I guess it was weird because we always dealt with this in my line of work. I worked at a Subway and we would have a sign in the lobby with a sandwich that was coming out soon and people would ask for it and I'd say sorry it's not out yet and they'd be like why put a sign up of it then? (Well technically because of corporate, but...) I would tell them for the same reason they printed coming soon on that sign... To let you know that it's coming soon.
     
  21. Ish macrumors 68000

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    You mean: The customer is always right and we've got a right one here ...
     
  22. Bobdude161 macrumors 65816

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    Yes customers at Best Buy like to fool you into selling products early. Like this lady asked me if she could get a certain CD that wasn't out yet, but kept persuading me that it was already out. Then got mad when she didn't fool me.
     
  23. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Where did she think you would get it from to give to her? :confused:
     

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