Nothing like spoiling a memory, right? I went back to Virgin this evening after having seen a new sign advertising that the discounts went up. Grabbed a CD (the full-length on the J-Mac Reloaded), a camera case (for the London trip), and this very cool DC superheroes t-shirt, and headed to the register. Turns out that they were putting the signs up for the next day, and they wouldn’t honor the new percentages. Bastards! On top of that, the t-shirt was less than the “at least” percentage that had been listed prior. So not only are the owners of Virgin getting out of the music business because they can make more money as landlords, they also feel the need to resort to deceptive tactics to get folks in the store. Honestly, if you’re closing the doors in 5 days, you would think the percentages would be higher than they are, but it’s their fire sale.
[Side note: I copped a bit of an attitude with the guy at the register. Not cool…he’s just doing his job, which he’s going to lose probably in the next two weeks. I should know better, having been in retail for as long as I was.]