My RadioShack Experience - December 7, 2007
You all know about the big controversy with people selling games that are meant for a certain age to a minor,
such as a Employee at WalMart or Target selling an M rated game to a 15 year old.
On December 7, 2007 I went to my local RadioShack, to get a Laser Pointer. I love Lasers and had a Laser for my iPod, but that was a year ago when I got a new ipod and I could no longer use the attachment on my new video. So I was bummed, and also in search of a new one. Well I was getting ready to drop of my sister's, and I decided to pick up a laser while I was out. So I called in, asked if they had any and they said yes. So I was in joy, so I leave to go do what I need to, and on my way home I stop at radio shack. I walk in, he asks me how I am and I say I am doing fine. I ask where the lasers are and he shows me (right next to where I was standing lol). I told him the one I wanted and I handed it to him, he scans it, and all of a sudden his face changes, he looks puzzled, and asks me how old I am, I tell him im 16, and he just looks at me. I look like a 12 year old, so I was thinking that he was thinking I was lieing, so I am about to pull out my drivers license and I ask, so do you have to be eighteen? And he looks at me and sighs... he replies "No, you have to be nineteen", I though he was being sarcastic, but no he wasen't! He said, "What are you going to do with it?", I said, "Nothing, just for Home use," lol.
He is like "Well if I end up on the news, then I am going to find you." I didn't know exactly what he meant by that, I was about to say something but then I was like no, this dude just sold a laser to a 16 year old, he's cool. So I walk off. Happy.
But the main reason for me posting this is showing that employees don't really care about selling items/products to minors, it is just the thought that they get of selling it and the possibilities of getting caught.
Does anyone work at any store and ever sold anything to a minor, or had a story like mine? Post yours.
*lol, time for me to call the local police dept. lol*
Pictures of my laser i took: