Madison wrote:daullaz wrote:I wouldn't mind the employees getting good deals if the store has enough stock for the public. But some of these stores only carry a low quantity of products with the best deals. If employees snatch up ALL of the stock, it's not fair to the people that come to the store because of that specific deal that was advertised.
If there's 50 of something, let the employees get 10 of them, that's fine. But if there's five of something and the employees buy all five before the store opens, don't you think there's something wrong with that?
I agree that the stores shouldn't go overboard with it. Like in your example, if they've got 5, all 5 shouldn't go to employees.
Something to remember though is that any store that does go overboard will lose sales, as the customers know they won't be able to get what they want at that particular store. Which means they won't go there next year.
Well, I hope you're right, but I don't count on the American consumer to have that great a long-term memory. Throw something shiny at them next year and they'll be back, regardless of what happened this year.