Bit of a spiel here ladies and gents, but here goes:
My wife was (and still is) keen on one of the new Samsung Gear s3’s (I personally dont see much in them but anyway) and I had been on the phone trying to track one down which in my head I knew I would have a better chance of finding t!ts on a bull as they were that hard to get at this time of year after the Boxing Day sales. Anyhow I rang around at all the JB’s, Officeworks, Harvey Normans, Samsung and every other place that stocked technology devices and JB at Chadstone said they had one (the Frontier version). I was shocked and said "Great put it aside and we will come pick it up.
I also thought I wouldn’t put my egg in the 1 basket and tried my luck at a small town near me. They had 3 of the buggers left. I said “Can you put 1 aside and I will see if my wife can pick it up sometime today”.
My wife didn’t want to go for the 55 min trip each way and wanted to risk going to Chaddy tonight, even after mentioning she could do the trip and be back by 5pm (I even offered to go just to get out of the house). She knew better and went to Chaddy only to find that the bloke I spoke to was wrong and the stock that they said they did have (one) was the display model only.
Annoys me as now I have to go on a ■■■■■■ treck tomorrow even after telling her she could have had this wrapped up tonight. Also ■■■■■■ off as all the department stores that did say they had one in stock but were either:
- Stocking errors (said Frontier, when it was actually Classics)
- Faulty items that were returned or just not bothered to be taking off their inventory
- Glitches (e.g call my local JB, they say Fountain Gate had 4 of them, call Fountain Gate and sit on 1hr hold but they dont).