5 Funny Stories from Retail Sales 🛒

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What lies within the storage cabinets

It was a typical day, nothing out of the ordinary going on. Everyone wanted to get out early(as usual). We went ahead and quickly organized the store. We then left to go on and enjoy our evening.

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Then we saw that all of the display laptops were stolen!!

It had so happened that customers were hiding in the office cabinets over night and came out when everyone was long gone. Since there were no cameras, we weren’t able to find out who did it. The criminals had monk-level patience.

200lb printer, no problem

Being an office supply store we carry lots of heavy electronics. One of the most heavy being a really large laser printer. Not 200lbs but it was quite heavy!

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The customer then grabbed the display model and ran out of the store with it!!

He didn’t look like a bodybuilder, but he was he strong!

I wanna know what my husband is hiding

A customer came in with her husband’s laptop looking to get it repaired. Later she said that she didn’t remember the password, and if we could crack it.

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That’s how people like you get F*&$*# up

Every now and then there is a customer who is spending too much time looking at a particular item. By too much time, I mean about an hour or so.

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Meet me outside, come on let’s go, that’s how people like you get F*&$*# up!

It reminded me of the Kevin Hart scene in the movie 40 year old Virgin. Who knew asking a customer if they needed help after a long time would lead to that.


A customer went to the back of the store looking for storage boxes. 5 minutes later, he came running to the front with a worried look on his face. This was because a rat crawled right near his leg.

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Fernando Diaz

Fernando Diaz


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