Because I love a good story-- even a good story gone wrong-- we're going to share Reader John's Wal-Mart swap-out story today. John saw not one, not two, but five Sandtroopers swapped out and returned to the store by a thief and, surprise surprise, the store wasn't too receptive to him trying to help. More after the jump.
"I thought you would like to see what has to be the worst case of figure fraud I have ever seen in one Wal-Mart in Westworth Village, Texas. I spent about ten minutes yesterday (which was nine minutes too long) to find a older worker drone who seemed to care more than anyone else. After trying to explain, he laughed it off and said their store detective would take a look at it on their store cameras. I then told him that they get returned like this (sealed up well too), and…then I lost interest in trying to explain further. I just told him that the stored had been ripped off by $42. Then I left.
I know there isn’t a question in this, but it would be fun to send an email to someone higher up about a particular store, have you had any experience with that?"
I know I haven't had much luck explaining this to employees, mostly because I can see how it's extremely easy to a) not notice with fairly similar figures, and b) not caring because you aren't paid to. What have your findings with swappers been like? Feel free to post your comments below.