Buy shelfwarmers from retail store A and return to retail store B. Increase flow to store A and cripple store B inventory by returning the 40 unwanted Walgreens Ant man
Not in A-customer's-always-right-so-we-have-to-bend-over-and-take-it-in-the-ass-so-corporate-doesn't-fuck-with-us-murrica.
Fatass 'murrican starts demanding muh rights and causing a scene, and management will cave every single time. If not one call to the head office, and voila.
Me and my friend did this to stores during the DC Universe Classics days. We called them stock transfers. It worked though, we were up to date on the newest waves. We see some shitposting though about other stores, ppl would be excited to see new figs come in but then it would drop seeing it's old figs.
>I am not convincing you, I want to know if this works.
It becomes a war between you and others who keep dumping on each other's stores. Also they flag your returns the more you do it.
You've never been to Walmart, or big chain store when there's a fat landwhale squeezed into a 4 sizes too small pair of spandex pants demanding a refund on something that's obviously been abused and broken, claiming "It came that way out of the box", or her "one size fits all" panties, aren't.
When it comes to "Muh Consumer rights" There's no such thing as too much time, energy, and motivation.
>"Wow, these Ant Mans are flying off the shelves! We should really order twice as many next time"
Corporate buying isn't always automated, anon. Many companies still have a person who has the job of watching how things sell and deciding what to stock based on that. If they see someone buying multiples, or a particular item being bought repeatedly over a short period of time, they'll pick up on the trend and buy more hoping to cash out on it.
Also to add, it does more to repeatedly ask for a certain item that is not in stock but that they can get. Especially if you get other people in on it rather than just being the one crazy dude. If we have several people actually take time to contact us and ask for something specific, it indicates a larger trend that would result in higher sales and is a way better bet than the usual pattern watching and trying to predict sales strictly from advertising hype. Its actually one of the reasons almost every store asks if you've found everything you're looking for as you check out.
I dont think that would even work. Dont most places ask you for an ID when returning things? To combat return fraud?
>Its actually one of the reasons almost every store asks if you've found everything you're looking for as you check out
As someone who works in retail I can't believe that question is anything more than a way to put an extra item in someones shopping cart. People ask for shit we don't carry all the time and there's no kind of reporting system in place or designated person to send such inquires to.
They don't ask for an ID if you have a receipt and getting your money back from a legitimate purchase isn't fraud. Manipulating their stock is kind of a dickish thing to do so you should probably avoid using reward cards and pay cash to avoid giving them anything to track.