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I run a B&M, and have collected a small list of experiences.

Many of my 'customers' provide me with a good chuckle every so often, and these are the best. All are true experiences.

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1. Board Game: Haggle [Average Rating:2.75 Unranked]
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Offer me $25 "Cash-in-Hand!" for Dominion. Strengthen your argument with some variation of ...
"C'mon man, any sale is better than no sale!"
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2. Board Game: The Amazon Hop [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Interupt a sales transaction to inform a customer that she could actually purchase Carcassonne cheaper on Amazon.
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3. Board Game: Captain Clueless: Lost in the Caribbean [Average Rating:6.09 Overall Rank:8053]
 
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Buy an item on discount, and then later try to return it at full price.
"But the sticker says $19.99!"
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4. Board Game: Scooby Snacks [Average Rating:4.67 Unranked]
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Take along your own snacks to Game Night to sell to your fellow attendees. Someone may as well make money from you playing games for free.
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5. Board Game: Nightmare [Average Rating:5.74 Overall Rank:9274]
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By all means be insulted that I keep certain games on a back shelf. Kids can handle scary images no problem.
"My son watched The Exorcist at age 6, and he's fine!"
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6. Board Game: Tax Evasion [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Insist that not paying use tax when purchasing online is a savy cost-saving measure that I must price-match.

As an aside, shoplifting would be another illegal practice that could save you even more money!
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7. Board Game: B.S.: The Game of Being Sneaky [Average Rating:5.12 Unranked]
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Try to return a game you actually purchased online.
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8. Board Game: Cargo Noir [Average Rating:6.49 Overall Rank:1569]
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Approach someone waiting in line and offer to sell them the used copy of Dominion you have in your car.
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9. Board Game: Business Strategy [Average Rating:6.04 Overall Rank:8741]
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Please go out of your way to inform me that the FLGS is a dying breed and a failed business model. I am obviously in need of all the advice I can get.
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10. Board Game: Damage Report [Average Rating:6.55 Overall Rank:4328]
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Ask me for replacement pieces for a defective game that you purchased online.
"But 'StoreX' said to just take it to you!"
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11. Board Game: White Elephant [Average Rating:5.31 Overall Rank:13780]
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Attempt to return here a copy of Sorry! that your mother bought you at Target.
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12. Board Game: Stop Thief [Average Rating:6.32 Overall Rank:3143]
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Shoplift an item and then try to return it for cash.
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13. Board Game: Say What!?! [Average Rating:5.41 Overall Rank:13161]
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Take the shrink-wrap off a game to look inside, and then ask me to grab you an in-shrink copy because the one you have has already been opened.
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14. Board Game: SWAT! [Average Rating:6.03 Overall Rank:7344]
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Hit your opponent over the head with a player board of one of our Game Library games.
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15. Board Game: Locale [Average Rating:5.38 Overall Rank:13246]
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*Phone Rings*
Me: "Thank-you for calling...."
Her: "Good morning! Do you carry Zooloretto?"
"I do, the price is $44.99"
"$44.99?"
"Yes, $44.99"
"I can buy it at retailerx for $36."
"Ok".
"Your price is $44.99?"
"Yes, $44.99"
"Suggested retail is $44.99?"
"Yes, $44.99"
"Well, shopping local is very important to me!"
"Great, we love to hear that!"
"So I need you to price match for me."
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16. Board Game: Such a Deal! [Average Rating:3.00 Unranked]
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Scene: Customer has just spent 30 minutes picking my brain about which Dominion expansion I would recommend. I recommended Prosperity, based on his other likes/dislikes.

Customer: Great - I need to go check with my wife.
Me: Alright, have a great day!
2 months pass until customer walks back in, pulls me aside, and whispers to me...
Customer: By the way, do you know people can buy Prosperity online for like $30.
Me: Yes, I do.
Customer: And I only had to buy 3 other games to get free shipping!
Me: What did you think of Prosperity?
Customer: My wife hated it.
Me: Sorry to hear that. For future reference, had you purchased it here on my recommendation, I would have refunded you the money if you didn't like it.
Customer: Yeah, I know.
Me: Well, what about the other 3 games you bought, did you like those?
Customer: Not really.
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17. Board Game: Profit & Loss [Average Rating:3.50 Unranked]
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A customer came in today, apologizing because he discovered his son had shoplifted some Pokemon card packs. He then puts 5 packs on the counter.

I asked if he wanted to pay for 5 packs, or if was going to pay for some and still buy the 5.

"No, the shoplifted ones were just profit margin for you. I'm buying these as an apology."

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18. Board Game: Thugs! [Average Rating:5.88 Unranked]
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When your son is caught by the police spraying honey all over our game room, blame me when the police ban him from all other local stores.
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19. Board Game: Lost Treasure [Average Rating:6.22 Overall Rank:6188]
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This one is in a slightly different vein than previous items.

Actual items discovered left here, mostly after game nights:
1 piece of bacon
1 baby stroller
2 cheeseburgers
1 stick of women's deodorant
7 sets of car keys
1 hairnet
1 large garbage barrel
1 two foot tall candle shaped like a chess knight
2 pairs of sweat pants
1 electrical breaker box
9 fleece pullovers
2 mountain bikes
1 poker chip case, no poker chips
1 snow shovel
1 paper bag with 10 pairs of women's underwear (black)
1 full-sized easter bunny costume (pink)
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20. Board Game: Thinking in Circles [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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A phone conversation today with a vendor:
"I'm glad you called. We couldn't send you your invoice because we didn't have your email address on file. I was actually in the middle of sending you an email letting you know."

A conversation yesterday with a woman trying to get us to carry her new kid's game:
Me: If we consign your games we take 40% and give you 60%. If we buy them, we just pay you 50%.
Her: So how much would I get if the selling price was $20?
Me: $10.
Her: What about $25?
Me: $12.50. Half.
Her: What if the price is $30?
Me: $15. You know what Maam? EmployeeA is really the one to talk to about all this, as she makes the decisions on all children's games. I'm going to let you talk to HER...
Her: So what if we set the price at $40?
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21. Board Game: Off with his Head! [Average Rating:3.33 Unranked]
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A mother comes up to the desk with her 2 year old. He grabs a die out of the die display.
Mother: "Do you want a die?"
Son: "I don't want to die!", as he quickly drops the die.
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