Can you tell me the price for this...

i hate it when the guest comes up to you and asks you if you can check the price when the price is right on the tag, not to mention the scanner is just behind you:girl_impossible:


purveyor of things
I swear, my store's guests don't know how to read!! They put the price right on the tag (especially if it's on clearance), and if it's not that price because it's on sale, there will be a sign where you find the item.
I love it in the pharmacy when they try and say "The last time I got this, it was X" so I look in the computer and it was the same price....THEN, they sit there and argue, "No, I KNOW it wasn't this much last time, your computer must be wrong..." No, it's ALWAYS been $X!!


Hasta Ba Rista, Baby!
Yeh, I love when guests bring me a sign to 'prove' the price of an item....until I point out that the numbers don't match, the description doesn't match & the original price point doesn't match either.
'Proof' positive....NOT!


Yeah... I actually like when they bring the signs up... Saves so much time and effort doing a price check... I usually just put the sign in with that area's reshop, or give it to a sales floor team member afterwards.
That's not always true. When I'm doing Instocks, every week I find full sections where the sale signs weren't put up.
Same at my store.

It still doesn't give them an excuse for walking past a working price scanner to ask me to scan a price though. Technically they are wasting our time with stuff they can find on their own. It would be like me walking up to my TL or ETL each Thursday and asking them what my new schedule is rather than checking for myself, while yes they can do it I am wasting time from whatever they were doing with something I could have easily done in the amount of time I took to ask. If the nearest price scanner is broken then that "horse of a different color" and I'm happy to help the guest.
Like Hardlinesmaster I will show the guest how to use the scanner,I look on it as an investment,in my store we have serious issues with price accuracy and sales signs although everythine else is great


Former Signing Ninja
Staff member
Can't tell you how many times since the remodel I've had a guest walk up and say 'The scanner's broken' or walk past and see them getting frustrated trying to get a product to scan.
Takes me a minute (or more if I have to walk them back) to show them how to do it but it's worth it in the long run.
At least they're not at the register with a cart full of items and asking "Can you tell me the price for this...", "...and this", "...and this", "...and this", while handing items to you one by one.

Then thinking about if they want to buy it or not while holding up the line :help: