Lane Bryant Sale Flyer Redefines 'Entire Store,' 'Everything'

Lane Bryant Sale Flyer Redefines 'Entire Store,' 'Everything'

David isn’t really sure why he received this Lane Bryant flyer in the mail, seeing that he’s not only thin, but, well, male. But that doesn’t matter at Lane Bryant, where they’re stretching the limits of reality and of the English language. [More]

Walmart Declutters Aisles Per Customers' Request, Then Loses $1.85 Billion In Sales

Walmart Declutters Aisles Per Customers' Request, Then Loses $1.85 Billion In Sales

Back in 2009, Walmart surveyed its customers and asked “Would you like Walmart to be less cluttered?” They said yes. So Walmart cleared out space and reduced inventory and customer satisfaction shot up. However, same-store sales plummeted, by Phil Terry’s estimate, by $1.85 billion, and now Walmart has fired the team that put the idea into place and is spending hundreds of millions to undo what they spent hundreds of millions doing. But wait! Weren’t they listening to their customers? Why weren’t they rewarded? [More]

Man Superglued To Walmart Toilet Seat

Man Superglued To Walmart Toilet Seat

A man was taken to the hospital after an apparent April Fool’s prank left his rear superglued to a toilet seat at Walmart, reports CNN. [More]

Calm Man Successfully Buys TV And Denies Walmart Receipt Checkers

Calm Man Successfully Buys TV And Denies Walmart Receipt Checkers

Rick is the Gandhi of receipt-check deniers. He writes in with a story of how he bought a 37 inch TV from Walmart and was able to successfully say no to the receipt checker blocking his way with his body. Rick did this by calmly and reasonably explaining his position to the assistant manager who showed up and by ignoring everyone around him who was trying to provoke him. Sometimes the quietest voice speaks the loudest. [More]

When Couponers Don't Know Math, Hilarity Ensues

When Couponers Don't Know Math, Hilarity Ensues

You would think we might be enemies with a site called “The Customer Is Not Always Right” but we are not. Especially when we find among their collection of reader-submitted anecdotes from the frontlines of retail a little gem like the rude customer who insists on bad math and losing money. [More]

Insider Debunks The 9 Extended Warranty Sales Pitches

Insider Debunks The 9 Extended Warranty Sales Pitches

Here are 9 of the most common lines salespeople try to feed you in order to get you to buy an extended warranty, debunked by an insider. His job is training and development in this 3rd-party service plan industry, a job he’s leaving soon because he’s sick of the “half-truths and deceptions” it foists on consumers… which he will now reveal to you. [More]

Why It Sucks To Be Sears Right Now

Why It Sucks To Be Sears Right Now

Five years after their merger, how are Sears and Kmart faring? Not so well. The company faces deteriorating stores in near-abandoned malls, fierce competition in nearly every category, locations that were prime retail space in about 1974, and snarky consumer bloggers that mock the company at every turn. Oh. [More]

Walmart Offers Free Shipping

Walmart Offers Free Shipping

Starting today, Walmart.com is offering free shipping on gift items, including toys and gadgets. [More]

Buy Your Jeans Now Before Cotton Prices Go Up

Buy Your Jeans Now Before Cotton Prices Go Up

It’s been a bad year for cotton-producing regions in India, China and Pakistan and the price of cotton has skyrocketed since the summer. So before retailers begin tacking this cost of materials increase onto the consumer, the forward-thinking people at SmartMoney.com have put together a list of what items you should stock up on. [More]

What You Hate About Retailers

What You Hate About Retailers

Over at DailyFinance.com, they asked readers to give nominate the most annoying ways in which retail stores try to squeeze you for extra cash or tempt you into spending more. [More]

Nordstrom's Old Employee Handbook Had Only 75 Words

Nordstrom's Old Employee Handbook Had Only 75 Words

For many years, Nordstrom’s employee handbook consisted of a single 5″×8″ card that had only 75 words on it: [More]

Retail Workers Really Hate You For Messing Up That Tee-Shirt Pile

Retail Workers Really Hate You For Messing Up That Tee-Shirt Pile

Ever wonder why you get the stink-eye from that girl at The Gap? Or why that dude at American Eagle groans when he sees you approaching a table of clothes? There’s a good chance it has something to do with your lack of table manners. [More]

To Sell You A Used Game, This GameStop Requires Your Phone Number

To Sell You A Used Game, This GameStop Requires Your Phone Number

Did you know that GameStop is a membership-only establishment, like a warehouse club? You’re only allowed to shop there if you have their rewards card. I didn’t know that, and neither did Jeff. He tells Consumerist that he foolishly tried to purchase a game, but refused to join the rewards program or give the cashier his phone number. The cashier, in turn, refused to sell anything to him. [More]

Dumbest Customer Quotes From Working Electronics Retail

Dumbest Customer Quotes From Working Electronics Retail

Redditor glisignoli has worked for three years in gadget retail and the only way he’s been able to cling to the last remaining shreds of sanity is to write down every crazy quote from the boneheaded customers he has to deal with. Most of them involve a customer screaming something they have no idea what they’re talking about, like the guy who walked in his first week and threw a USB cable on the counter, yelling, “THIS CABLE ISN’T WIRELESS!” [More]

Walmart Is Coming For New York

Walmart Is Coming For New York

Thought impervious to Walmart colonization, urban centers like New York and San Francisco are the big box retailer’s next expansion targets. [More]

Norton SystemWorks 2006 On Sale At Walmart For Only $59.72

Norton SystemWorks 2006 On Sale At Walmart For Only $59.72

James spotted a copy of Norton SystemWorks 2006 on sale at his local Walmart for the must-have price of $59.72. Maybe it’s a collectible. [More]

Couple Marries Inside Walmart

Couple Marries Inside Walmart

Frugal matrimony? Shelf-stocker falls for assistant manager? They met as their hands simultaneously clasped over the last of the same everyday-low-priced item? Possibilities, endless. I wonder if their marriage license got checked at the door. [More]

Your Local Mall's New Anchor Store…. Costco?

Your Local Mall's New Anchor Store…. Costco?

There are a lot of empty anchor stores in American malls these days, especially since major department store chains have continued devouring each other. What to do with these massive empty retail spaces? Well, one possible tenant that doesn’t normally occupy enclosed malls is interested….Costco. [More]