After two bad experiences yesterday, I'm done with retail. The value is just not there for me-along with the hassle.
I was off work early and decided and I would try and score some 2011 Bowman and Series 2 Topps. Went to my local Wal Mart first, looking to spend about 70 bucks. What I hate about WalMart is not their prices or variety-its their card aisle placement. It is right beside Register 13 which is always open! The only way I can even look at the cards is if no one is in the line or if I wait in the line and then its a hassle to everyone behind me as I try to quickly ascertain what they have! I'm done with you Wal Mart.
Nothing new yesterday-couldn't get close to the cards. So I left. 25 minutes further down the road to Target I go....
Target's placement is great and their variety usually is as well. Not last night. They did have Series 2 blasters and racks. No WWE Champions, No Rising Rookies, No 2011 Bowman. Very disappointed. I decide to go for two racks of Series II and two blasters of Series II. 8 Packs of Topps Magic Football from the markdown box later. $67 bucks. I pay my tab and exit. The EAS at the door goes off and I know how that works. Something had a tag and didn't get deactivated. So I stop and wait, my cashier says just go ahead, so I head for my truck. About twenty paces into the parking lot I hear shouting. Stop, stop now or i'm calling the police. Overzealous store manager. After a few minutes its all sorted out but my god what a pain in the bleep.
To boot, Got no hits. 1 #'d Gold Card. Only 2 Diamond Giveaway Cards.
I'm done with retail card buying-peace out.