Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Shopping Discussions > Store Forum
Reload this Page >

If you ask me for a Fry's card, I will ask to see your manger

Store Forum Share Your Shopping Experiences at Stores both Online and Off.

If you ask me for a Fry's card, I will ask to see your manger

Old 09-20-09, 08:10 PM
  #1  
DVD Talk Special Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 1999
Location: Sacramento, State of Bankruptcy
Posts: 1,401
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
If you ask me for a Fry's card, I will ask to see your manger

A weekend or so ago, I went to Frys for their weekly "$12.99 BluRay specials" as well as their cheap cola products. Apparently, their "Fry's card solicitors" were out in force. I generally avoid eye contact, and say, "No." However, I was asked four times. The fourth time, I gave that person a look that she could sense that I got asked way too many times. I responded, "I'm just going to make it perfectly clear.... NO!"

Yes, I have one of those voices that carries. Apparently the word got around... "Don't ask the kid with the aussie hat for a Fry's card."

Weekend of September 5th, I went back in, and purchased two more older Blu-Rays: Spaceballs and Big Trouble in Little China. Total cost: $28 with tax. I approached the cashier, and she asked the usual, "How was your day?" etc. I asked her not to pop the question. She said she was required to, and that I could see the manager. I did. I explained my point of view. He understood, but his hands were kinda tied.

Today, I was in Fry's, and picked up a notebook and a couple bottles of soda. Total cost: $8.97. She asked me if I wanted a Fry's card. I asked to see the manager, and relayed my message.

So, what I am encouraging everyone to do is that whenever they visit a Fry's store and they get asked for a Fry's card, please politely ask for a manager. Maybe if enough people complain, the practice gets stopped.
Old 09-20-09, 08:22 PM
  #2  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Cardsfan111's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Indiana
Posts: 17,719
Likes: 0
Received 73 Likes on 54 Posts
Re: If you ask me for a Fry's card, I will ask to see your manger

When I first saw this thread title, I thought it was a little early in the year to have nativity scene threads.

I can understand the frustration with being asked multiple times in one visit. Otherwise, this kinda thing doesn't bother me. I can recall usually being asked if I carry a particular card whenever I visit a Borders or FYE store. Never really bothers me.
Old 09-20-09, 11:11 PM
  #3  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,742
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: If you ask me for a Fry's card, I will ask to see your manger

Have a T-shirt made that says "No, I don't want a Fry's card."
Old 09-20-09, 11:49 PM
  #4  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: STL
Posts: 7,014
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Re: If you ask me for a Fry's card, I will ask to see your manger

Before each visit, get a boner just before you walk in.
Old 09-21-09, 01:18 AM
  #5  
DVD Talk Legend
 
whotony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: ^ Kristen Bell
Posts: 19,960
Received 95 Likes on 76 Posts
Re: If you ask me for a Fry's card, I will ask to see your manger

it's called upselling, get over it or don't go shopping anymore.
Old 09-21-09, 01:36 AM
  #6  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Santa Barbara, Ca
Posts: 1,856
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: If you ask me for a Fry's card, I will ask to see your manger

I have one, but I never use it, the interest is terrible.
Old 09-21-09, 04:49 AM
  #7  
DVD Talk Reviewer & TOAT Winner
 
Alan Smithee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: USA
Posts: 9,179
Received 75 Likes on 64 Posts
Re: If you ask me for a Fry's card, I will ask to see your manger

Away in a manger, no crib for a bed......

Oh, but your sig says you will want to see them as a manager if they ask. ("I will ask to see you manager".) Maybe that's what they have to do to be promoted to manager there.

I got a Fry's card when their Roseville store opened, since everyone who applied got a prize. I ended up with just a free soda, but better than nothing. I've never used the card since the interest looks pretty high, and whenever they ask if I want to apply for a card now I just tell them I've already got one.
Old 09-21-09, 07:25 AM
  #8  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Relocated to Bot-Hell
Posts: 10,619
Received 49 Likes on 36 Posts
Re: If you ask me for a Fry's card, I will ask to see your manger

Haven't been asked in the store anywhere other than at the register, but I simply say no and move on.
Old 09-21-09, 08:51 AM
  #9  
Challenge Guru & Comic Nerd
 
Trevor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: spiritually, Minnesota
Posts: 35,557
Received 160 Likes on 119 Posts
Re: If you ask me for a Fry's card, I will ask to see your manger

This is common in many stores. Every transaction at Target includes a "would you like to put this on your Target card".

I can not fathom complaining about it. Even if they ask 5 times a visit, it takes 5 micro seconds to politely say no and move on.

The time it took you to post this thread is likely more than the total about of time you'll have to say "no" even if you shop there daily for the next 40 years.

Last edited by Trevor; 09-21-09 at 08:56 AM. Reason: typo
Old 09-21-09, 08:54 AM
  #10  
Premium Member
 
E Unit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: 6ft Behind Wolf in the Situation Room
Posts: 15,998
Received 308 Likes on 245 Posts
Re: If you ask me for a Fry's card, I will ask to see your manger

Lame. Fry's has been doing this forever. If it's an issue with you, don't go there. But if you keep going there, expect them to ask you - yes, sometimes the dimmer ones will ask over and over - but you'll be at the register for only a couple of minutes. This practice will not go away. I think you're going to have to live with that fact. Holidays are coming around, so keep that in mind - it'll probably get worse.

Last edited by E Unit; 09-21-09 at 09:18 AM.
Old 09-21-09, 09:26 AM
  #11  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
SethDLH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Maryland
Posts: 5,725
Likes: 0
Received 3 Likes on 1 Post
Re: If you ask me for a Fry's card, I will ask to see your manger

I don't have a problem being asked once, but it certainly does get irritating to be repeatedly asked. I'd be doing the same thing as you around the 5th time too.
Old 09-21-09, 09:52 AM
  #12  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
MBoyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 1999
Location: AUSTIN - Land of Mexican Coke
Posts: 3,920
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: If you ask me for a Fry's card, I will ask to see your manger

I don't think I've ever been asked. If I have it doesn't stand out. Maybe they ask "would you like to put this on your Fry's card?" at the register and I just say "no thanks" instead of getting into the fact I don't have a Fry's a card.
Old 09-21-09, 10:26 AM
  #13  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 3,235
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: If you ask me for a Fry's card, I will ask to see your manger

Think of it this way. The store makes more off the credit card fees than they do off the merchandise markup. The people who have the cards are subsidizing your purchase by enabling the store to sell at lower margins and still stay in business.

I just politely ignore them. It's really not too difficult.
Old 09-21-09, 03:06 PM
  #14  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 442
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: If you ask me for a Fry's card, I will ask to see your manger

Lighten up, Francis.
Old 09-21-09, 04:26 PM
  #15  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 1,775
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: If you ask me for a Fry's card, I will ask to see your manger

That's funny, I go to Fry's all the time and haven't been solicited for the card even once that I can remember.
Old 09-21-09, 04:31 PM
  #16  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
That'sAllFolks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 3,720
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: If you ask me for a Fry's card, I will ask to see your manger

I ignore them and act like they did not even say it. I won't waste my time even giving these kind of things the time of day. I know. courtesy and all, but I did not go into that store to be hammered about something I do not want.

It is the same w/ telephone solicitors. I do not even give them the courtesy of a listen or a no thank you. I hang up on them in mid-sentence.
Old 09-21-09, 04:44 PM
  #17  
Moderator
 
Groucho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Posts: 71,349
Received 100 Likes on 68 Posts
Re: If you ask me for a Fry's card, I will ask to see your manger

My guess is the OP over-reacted one time, and the employees passed word around and deliberately harass him just to see what he'll do.

Old 09-21-09, 06:02 PM
  #18  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Numanoid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Down in 'The Park'
Posts: 27,881
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Re: If you ask me for a Fry's card, I will ask to see your manger

Well he is wearing an Aussie hat.
Old 09-21-09, 07:00 PM
  #19  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Living Dead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: The Graveyard
Posts: 3,205
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: If you ask me for a Fry's card, I will ask to see your manger

It must take the OP 3 hours to get in and out of Fry's since every time he visits he has to ask for a manager, then stand there and wait for the manager, then explain it to the manager, then walk away feeling dignified as the staff laughs at him behind his back... with the scenario repeated EVERY time someone asks about the card.

Can you imagine doing this three or four times in one visit? What a waste of time and effort.

And why just the anger at Fry's? Virtually every store does this now. Target, Best Buy, every grocery I know of...

Last edited by Living Dead; 09-21-09 at 07:04 PM.
Old 09-21-09, 09:50 PM
  #20  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Sugar Land, TX
Posts: 14,407
Received 13 Likes on 9 Posts
Re: If you ask me for a Fry's card, I will ask to see your manger

The shirt idea is pretty funny. Just take a black sharpie and write it on a plain white tee. See what reactions you get.
Old 09-22-09, 12:06 PM
  #21  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 5,212
Likes: 0
Received 13 Likes on 13 Posts
Re: If you ask me for a Fry's card, I will ask to see your manger

Originally Posted by lamphorn View Post
That's funny, I go to Fry's all the time and haven't been solicited for the card even once that I can remember.
Same here. I honestly didn't know they even had a Fry's card.
Old 09-22-09, 12:07 PM
  #22  
Needs to contact an admin about multiple accounts
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 81
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: If you ask me for a Fry's card, I will ask to see your manger

Originally Posted by Mark Holtz View Post
A weekend or so ago, I went to Frys for their weekly "$12.99 BluRay specials" as well as their cheap cola products. Apparently, their "Fry's card solicitors" were out in force. I generally avoid eye contact, and say, "No." However, I was asked four times. The fourth time, I gave that person a look that she could sense that I got asked way too many times. I responded, "I'm just going to make it perfectly clear.... NO!"

Yes, I have one of those voices that carries. Apparently the word got around... "Don't ask the kid with the aussie hat for a Fry's card."

Weekend of September 5th, I went back in, and purchased two more older Blu-Rays: Spaceballs and Big Trouble in Little China. Total cost: $28 with tax. I approached the cashier, and she asked the usual, "How was your day?" etc. I asked her not to pop the question. She said she was required to, and that I could see the manager. I did. I explained my point of view. He understood, but his hands were kinda tied.

Today, I was in Fry's, and picked up a notebook and a couple bottles of soda. Total cost: $8.97. She asked me if I wanted a Fry's card. I asked to see the manager, and relayed my message.

So, what I am encouraging everyone to do is that whenever they visit a Fry's store and they get asked for a Fry's card, please politely ask for a manager. Maybe if enough people complain, the practice gets stopped.

patients my friend, move on. i understand its frustrating but they have a job to do. People dont yell at you for asking "do you want fries with that?" do they?
Old 09-22-09, 12:29 PM
  #23  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: closer than you'd like
Posts: 1,668
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: If you ask me for a Fry's card, I will ask to see your manger

Was that actually an attempt at insulting someone by implying they work in the fast food industry? While making a moronic spelling mistake(*)? Hey that is awesome.

(*) I know, the entire reply is a ridiculous string of incorrect capitalization and punctuation, but the misspelling was more stupidity than laziness.

Of course, if your post was just having fun, I guess you just forgot the or . Me, too.
Old 09-22-09, 12:55 PM
  #24  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
jjcool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: CT
Posts: 6,783
Likes: 0
Received 4 Likes on 2 Posts
Re: If you ask me for a Fry's card, I will ask to see your manger

Simple solution. Stop shopping in any big box store.
Old 09-22-09, 01:57 PM
  #25  
Needs to contact an admin about multiple accounts
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 81
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: If you ask me for a Fry's card, I will ask to see your manger

Originally Posted by Cheato View Post
Was that actually an attempt at insulting someone by implying they work in the fast food industry? While making a moronic spelling mistake(*)? Hey that is awesome.

(*) I know, the entire reply is a ridiculous string of incorrect capitalization and punctuation, but the misspelling was more stupidity than laziness.

Of course, if your post was just having fun, I guess you just forgot the or . Me, too.
really just wanted to see if someone would take the time to respond to a moronic post. looks like my work here is done

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.