Warning. Comet displaying only the top priced stuff and lying about stock!

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Found 1st Jan 2010
My hubby was looking at cameras/camcorders etc on comets online web but after trawling through pages and pages decided to have a look in store instead. The range instore did not seem so extensive, and he could not see any of the particular things he was looking at and noticed that all the prices appeared to start from £150 and upwards. So he asked a staff member 'is this all your stock?"pointing at the glass cabinet... "Yes, Sir" came the reply. "This is everything you've got?" "Yes, Sir, everything is out" My hubby then got out his phone and turned to the staff member, "do you mind waiting half an hour?" as he starts tapping into his phone."Sorry Sir" came back the confused reply. "Well, I was looking at something online but you are saying this is all you have"...."so I was wondering if I reserve an item online, would I be able to pick it up from you in the half an hour" my hubby replied.

"umm, let me check sir, what item was it you are interested in" says the staff member heading towards the shop floor computer. "look" my hubby said, pointing at various 'in stock' items on the screen.."but they are not out in the store, and you told me that is everything you have"

"I don't know why they do that" came the stumped reply "well,maybe because you are only trying to sell only the higher priced stuff in the sales" replied by hubby..

So as a word of warning, if you intend to buy from comet, do your research and look online first!

24 Comments

Could it not be that the lower priced items are older stock that have now been replaced on the shop floor for all the new items, and so they offer them as reserve and collect as they have no room to show all of them in the store frontage?

reserve online and pay online prices when you go in-store..
lots of places do cheaper prices online... currys pc world game comet etc

Not the greatest conspiracy theory I have ever heard.

sorry what was that! i fell asleep half way through.................

Original Poster

but the first question was 'is this everthing". The staff member was adamant that what was on display WAS all of their stock. (which also happened to be all the top priced stuff)

aliandtone

but the first question was 'is this everthing". The staff member was … but the first question was 'is this everthing". The staff member was adamant that what was on display WAS all of their stock. (which also happened to be all the top priced stuff)



All of the stock that they sell to customers who are making in store transactions.

Yes its probably N status stuff - which is usually end of line and theres no place left on the shop floor.

I would have left the third time he called me "sir" tbh-cant stand it,cant stand them using the expression when you KNOW they dont mean it-in fact I wouldnt have been in a comet store in the first place-Id rather die horribly.

aliandtone

but the first question was 'is this everthing". The staff member was … but the first question was 'is this everthing". The staff member was adamant that what was on display WAS all of their stock. (which also happened to be all the top priced stuff)



And it's a business.

They will display all the stuff that makes them the most money, would you not do the same if you owned a business?

your hubby sounds like a bit of a twonk.

Raise it with a manager, not with a guy on the shop floor.

Banned

If they have 23 end of line Canon xxx cameras in the distribution warehouse showing as in stock on their website....why would anyone expect every comet shop to have one on the shelf.

slamdunkin

If they have 23 end of line Canon xxx cameras in the distribution … If they have 23 end of line Canon xxx cameras in the distribution warehouse showing as in stock on their website....why would anyone expect every comet shop to have one on the shelf.



because if they dont,someone is bound to spend half an hour "tapping" on their phone instore and prove them to be the LIARS they are! Dont you understand that this is the beginning of the end of civilisation as we know it? maybe the mayans were right and it all starts with comet and their underhand activities! wake up and smell the coffee before its too late!

barky

because if they dont,someone is bound to spend half an hour "tapping" on … because if they dont,someone is bound to spend half an hour "tapping" on their phone instore and prove them to be the LIARS they are! Dont you understand that this is the beginning of the end of civilisation as we know it? maybe the mayans were right and it all starts with comet and their underhand activities! wake up and smell the coffee before its too late!


lolllllll i wish i could add rep

Banned

Wow

Just ……wow

People on here still shop in Comet... Shock.

Does your husband feel good about himself getting one over on the guy on the tills? I'm sure it's not all some conspiracy cooked up by the sales reps - it'll be the store manager or more likely head office so if he really feels the need to have a pop, it should be towards them.

Some stock on the shop floor, more out the back. Simple. You should have followed your own advice and looked online first but it seems you got bored looking through a list of stock which was too long! Too much online, too little instore.. can't win! oO

Edited by: "oldmanhouse" 1st Jan 2010

sales people are evil and not to be believed.
unless they work for John Lewis, cos thats where Jesus shops

slackrat77

sales people are evil and not to be believed.unless they work for John … sales people are evil and not to be believed.unless they work for John Lewis, cos thats where Jesus shops



Yeah, and look what happened to him after trying one to many price matches...

slackrat77

sales people are evil and not to be believed.unless they work for John … sales people are evil and not to be believed.unless they work for John Lewis, cos thats where Jesus shops


oO Jesus shops? - I thought he just hung about for wise people to shop for him!

Banned

OP - did you involve the Feds?

I wouldn't set foot in Comet if the stuff was free. They are lying evil rip off artists imo and I suspect half their stuff is seconds anyway. I feel sorry for the few honourable staff trapped in job working for a firm like this.

Thanks for the heads up OP.
I shall definitely check online websites first.

Can you recommend a site?

thesaint

Thanks for the heads up OP.I shall definitely check online websites … Thanks for the heads up OP.I shall definitely check online websites first.Can you recommend a site?



Try currys.co.uk
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