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#81 Bingo

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Posted 03 February 2016 - 03:24 PM

The big red ball are gone

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#82 RFS

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Posted 03 February 2016 - 03:35 PM

^probably the new entrance for auto parts. They always have two entrances at CT

#83 nagel

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Posted 03 February 2016 - 03:42 PM

I hope they found a turnstile supplier.
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Posted 03 February 2016 - 03:44 PM

I hope they found a turnstile supplier.

 

I don't know why they have those silly things.  I feel like I'm cattle when squeezing through those. 


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Posted 03 February 2016 - 04:36 PM

I hope they found a turnstile supplier.


No kidding eh. Odd.
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Posted 03 February 2016 - 04:38 PM

I don't know why they have those silly things.  I feel like I'm cattle when squeezing through those. 

 

In fact I'd be lying if I said I hadn't occasionally made sheep or cow noises walking through them.... 


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Posted 03 February 2016 - 04:38 PM

I hope they found a turnstile supplier.

 

lol

 

I always go through the shopping cart flap. Makes me feel like a real anarchist.


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Posted 03 February 2016 - 04:39 PM

^probably the new entrance for auto parts.

 

 Bicycle tires entrance.



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Posted 03 February 2016 - 04:56 PM

In fact I'd be lying if I said I hadn't occasionally made sheep or cow noises walking through them.... 

 

They pre-date the whole passive electronic security tag system, but they still like them.  I'm thinking A & B Sounds was the first to use those tags locally.


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Posted 03 February 2016 - 05:50 PM

CT isn't totally a waste of time especially if you establish a relationship with someone knowledgeable in certain areas. The Service manager for the Automotive department at Admirals location is excellent. Follows up, ensures the customer experience is what it should be, takes time to explain exactly what the problem is, was uniformaly excellent when my wife took her truck in for service and a new battery some months back.

 

OTOH while waiting there this morning while they changed the oil on my Explorer I decided to hang about for the hour rather than taking off and having to come back by bus 60 minutes later; so I wandered over to my favorite area, the fishing gear, with nary a floor person in sight. Naturally. They were all in Automotive and at the cashier stations :).

 

I flagged someone down with a question specifically about their spin cast rods and although she gamely attempted to assist pretty clearly her knowledge of fishing was equivalent to my understanding of needlepoint. I wanted to know if they stocked an 8' spin rod made by manufacturer "x" so she dutifully went to the back to look for said rod and did emerge with one - except it was a mooching rod. I patiently explained what I wanted was a spin cast set up and showed her the display floor models. Off she went again - this time returning with a fly rod. Ugh. Third time wasn't much better although this time at least it was the correct supplier however, alas, it was in fact a trolling rod. I also had a question about a particular spin reel but figured that was a completely lost cause, therefore as it was almost time to pick up my vehicle so I mumbled a thank you and wandered back to the automotive customer lounge and watched CNN until it was ready. Entirely too bad because their fishing section is actually quite decent for a general retailer, but what is the point if its not staffed with a resource who knows something about - you know - fishing?



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Posted 03 February 2016 - 06:03 PM

CT isn't totally a waste of time especially if you establish a relationship with someone knowledgeable in certain areas. The Service manager for the Automotive department at Admirals location is excellent. Follows up, ensures the customer experience is what it should be, takes time to explain exactly what the problem is, was uniformaly excellent when my wife took her truck in for service and a new battery some months back.

 

OTOH while waiting there this morning while they changed the oil on my Explorer I decided to hang about for the hour rather than taking off and having to come back by bus 60 minutes later; so I wandered over to my favorite area, the fishing gear, with nary a floor person in sight. Naturally. They were all in Automotive and at the cashier stations :).

 

I flagged someone down with a question specifically about their spin cast rods and although she gamely attempted to assist pretty clearly her knowledge of fishing was equivalent to my understanding of needlepoint. I wanted to know if they stocked an 8' spin rod made by manufacturer "x" so she dutifully went to the back to look for said rod and did emerge with one - except it was a mooching rod. I patiently explained what I wanted was a spin cast set up and showed her the display floor models. Off she went again - this time returning with a fly rod. Ugh. Third time wasn't much better although this time at least it was the correct supplier however, alas, it was in fact a trolling rod. I also had a question about a particular spin reel but figured that was a completely lost cause, therefore as it was almost time to pick up my vehicle so I mumbled a thank you and wandered back to the automotive customer lounge and watched CNN until it was ready. Entirely too bad because their fishing section is actually quite decent for a general retailer, but what is the point if its not staffed with a resource who knows something about - you know - fishing?

 

That's pretty funny!

 

When I was a kid I worked at Capital Iron, and had to man the fishing/marine department occasionally.  I admit I know nothing.

 

I liked the guys at the parts counter at my CT when I was a kid.  Also, it was super-pre-internet, and I liked/marveled at how they could find which store the part was at, if it was not at mine.  They'd then call and hold it.  Never an issue, and the core/casings trade-in was more than fair I thought.


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Posted 03 February 2016 - 06:21 PM

That's pretty funny!

 

When I was a kid I worked at Capital Iron, and had to man the fishing/marine department occasionally.  I admit I know nothing.

 

I liked the guys at the parts counter at my CT when I was a kid.  Also, it was super-pre-internet, and I liked/marveled at how they could find which store the part was at, if it was not at mine.  They'd then call and hold it.  Never an issue, and the casings trade-in was more than fair I thought.

Ditto: I worked at Woodward's starting at age 18 in "Sporting Goods" which also incorporated a huge fishing section. Really what is a wet behind the ears teenager going to tell some guy who's been fishing the Cowichan estuary for 50 years?? In my personal experience the short answer was and is "nothing". And in those days Woodward's attracted an older demographic so those "old" fishing salts were pretty much encountered daily, customers who'd forgotten more about angling than I certainly knew at the time.

 

So I both empathized and sympathized with the gal this morning; that said its on CT to ensure appropriate staffing and with the applicable skills/knowledge. There is after all a good reason you don't see House or Kitchen ware people assisting at the Auto Service center....



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Posted 03 February 2016 - 06:39 PM

So I both empathized and sympathized with the gal this morning; that said its on CT to ensure appropriate staffing and with the applicable skills/knowledge. There is after all a good reason you don't see House or Kitchen ware people assisting at the Auto Service center....

 

True.  You know, further to the auto-parts counter guys.  When I was younger, I thought that would not be a bad job.  Might still be OK.  I know at the dealerships the guys make OK money.  And talk about not having to take any stress home with you every night.  

 

Counterperson:  Hi, how can I help?

 

Customer:  I'm looking for a master brake cylinder for a '87 Corolla...

 

Counterperson (looking up the microfiche):  Is that the GT, or standard model?

 

Customer:  standard

 

Counterperson (tapping the part # into computer):  Yup, we've got one here, it's $56.25

 

Customer:  OK, I'll take it.

 

Buzzing of dot-matrix printer - Complete the transaction -

 

Counterperson:  Who's next? 

 

Repeat until 4:30pm, work M-F.  Go fishing with Canadian Tire fishing gear every weekend.


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Posted 03 February 2016 - 08:49 PM

lol

 

I always go through the shopping cart flap. Makes me feel like a real anarchist.

 

I tried that once and it was locked.  Made me feel like a real twit.


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#95 nagel

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 07:26 AM

They're low.  Try hurdling next time.



#96 Bingo

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 12:53 PM

What is taking so long to get started?

 

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 03:55 PM

Lots of ceiling tiles to remove?
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#98 Powerforward

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 08:59 PM

So this Hillside location won't have auto repair bays?



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Posted 05 April 2016 - 09:02 PM

What is taking so long to get started?

They haven't even opened their doors yet and the service is terrible.



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Posted 05 April 2016 - 09:08 PM

They haven't even opened their doors yet and the service is terrible.

 

It comes with the building.


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