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Parallax Scroll
Nov 13, 2009



maybe they could pay an extra 20 bucks or so and go a different day without having to wait

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Prude
Nov 28, 2010

Silent Majority
COMMS DIRECTOR


if we look at it as money = time, even at minimum wage earning potential you win out by just paying full price and not waiting 5 hours in line

ArbitraryC
Jan 28, 2009

HOT DIGGITY


Pillbug

Wonder how many fat mom's brought their child in a stroller who was entirely incapable of building a bear themselves and demanded the 2 buck stuffed animal.

BigBadSteve
Apr 29, 2009

In a world gone mad,
we will not spank the monkey,
but the monkey will spank us.

gently caress all in-store so-called freebies and super-bargain items. If it's a free show, guaranteed it'll be elbow to elbow. If it's a free or super bargain item of any kind, there'll be ridiculous queues like this, with fights and tears.

luchajones
Jan 28, 2018

Once you go Shaq you never look back.


Parallax Scroll posted:

maybe they could pay 20 bucks or so less and go a different day without having to wait

LordArgh
Mar 17, 2009



Nap Ghost

waiting to in line for hours being miserable to save a few bucks... penny wise, pound foolish

Kazak
Jan 10, 2012




What does a buildabear typically cost!? Not googling it please just tell me

Evil Agita
Feb 25, 2005

Lord Fool, give me another chance. I'll prove my strength to you!

Hey everybody I'm a stupid moron with an ugly face a big butt and my butt smells and I like to kiss my own butt

Ornamented Death
Jan 25, 2006

Pew pew!

Kazak posted:

What does a buildabear typically cost!? Not googling it please just tell me

~$25ish to $100+, depending on a number of factors.

Actually I guess the bears themselves are like $15 to $40; the real money is in the accessories.

Kazak
Jan 10, 2012




Ornamented Death posted:

~$25ish to $100+, depending on a number of factors.

Actually I guess the bears themselves are like $15 to $40; the real money is in the accessories.

Thanks pal!

Do they still let you put the heart inside the bears carapace?

Angelwolf
Jul 2, 2006

because fuck you that's why


They're not even that great quality, they have open, gaping backs when you buy your lifeless, nightmarish bear skin so they can puff them up with fluff.

Then they tie the tiny thread up at the back which comes unstitched in about a month and you go back and spend £20 on another one

Ornamented Death
Jan 25, 2006

Pew pew!

Kazak posted:

Thanks pal!

Do they still let you put the heart inside the bears carapace?

As far as I know, yes.

Source: i have spent an embarrassing amount of money on these things over the years because my wife and i get one for each new niece and nephew and our siblings wont stop making GBS threads out kids.

Jay_Zombie
Apr 20, 2007

We're sealing the tunnel!


7/10 - The whole world is united, hoping a multinational team of men and women, skilled in the most dangerous of adventures, would be able to save a soccer team from certain death inside a flooded cave.

7/11 - Free Slurpee Day

7/12 - We're punching each other over stuffed animals.

7/13 - ?

Pawn 17
Dec 17, 2000

> access main security grid
access: PERMISSION DENIED.





Grimey Drawer

That's a whole lot of people who don't understand opportunity cost.

Entorwellian
Jun 30, 2006

Northern Flicker

So many stupid people... Those bears probably have enough formaldehyde in them to keep the stupid going.

Kazak
Jan 10, 2012




Ornamented Death posted:

As far as I know, yes.

Source: i have spent an embarrassing amount of money on these things over the years because my wife and i get one for each new niece and nephew and our siblings wont stop making GBS threads out kids.

Are your siblings also having a customer appreciation sale?

angryrobots
Mar 31, 2005
=/

Oven Wrangler

Apparently my MIL took my kids to this bizarre event, and they waited in line for 3 hours and got a $15 voucher.

Hopefully the children learned something about economics that their elder generation is lacking.

Tiger Crazy
Sep 25, 2006

If you couldn't find any weirdness, maybe we'll just have to make some!


Over There posted:



I walked a blind lady to her car and someone pushed by her and rudely said “I’m trying to get over there!”

That blind lady must have some great echo location to be driving.

bitmap
Aug 8, 2006




Fun Shoe

so you put some loving glitter and pin some bullshit to a stuffed bear for enough money for this to be a viable business model or what

Bobbie Wickham
Apr 13, 2008

A redheaded hussy who ought to be smacked and sent to bed without her supper



Lol, the mall near me had to call in the police from like six different agencies to do crowd control. Imagine being told that your job for the day is at a teddy bear store.

Sorryformybadjokes
Apr 21, 2004

I identify as a simian who pronounces the 'silent' letters in words.

Fallen Rib

why do people not factor their own personal time cost into these things?

waste 2+ hours of your life to save $10?

why

why the gently caress would u do that

A. Beaverhausen
Nov 11, 2008

by R. Guyovich


BloodRed posted:

why do people not factor their own personal time cost into these things?

waste 2+ hours of your life to save $10?

why

why the gently caress would u do that

People will spend more than they originally intended for "spend x, we'll give you back $5"

People are dumb

Klyith
Aug 3, 2007

GBS Pledge Week


Why even bring a 3 year old to Build-a-Bear, its not like they'll make a good bear.

Angelwolf
Jul 2, 2006

because fuck you that's why


BloodRed posted:

why do people not factor their own personal time cost into these things?

waste 2+ hours of your life to save $10?

why

why the gently caress would u do that

Maybe they're unemployed with TIME TO KILL

Johnny Aztec
Jan 29, 2005


Angelwolf posted:

Maybe they're unemployed with TIME TO KILL

Then they can be productive by picking up garbage or washing a wall or bettering the society that they derive unemployment income from

foonykins
Jun 15, 2010

stop with the small talk

You bet your rear end some terrible mother left her stroller in line with the baby still in it while she went to take a piss because she didn't want to start at the back again.

And you better believe she asked the mothers in front and behind of her to watch her child and before they even has a chance to say no she ran off.

1redflag
Feb 15, 2012

I'm accidentally a suicide bomber!


I'm not proud of it, but I decapitated a man trying to get my free slurpee yesterday. It was the only way.

Gridlocked
Aug 2, 2014

MR. STUPID MORON
WITH AN UGLY FACE
AND A BIG BUTT
AND HIS BUTT SMELLS
AND HE LIKES TO KISS
HIS OWN BUTT
by Roger Hargreaves


loving lol

luchajones
Jan 28, 2018

Once you go Shaq you never look back.


if this happened back in the 80's or 90's, the crying kids would have been told tough poo poo by their parents.

In the 70's, they'd get a foot up the rear end

The Dennis System
Aug 4, 2014

Nothing in Jurassic World is natural, we have always filled gaps in the genome with the DNA of other animals. And if the genetic code was pure, many of them would look quite different. But you didn't ask for reality, you asked for more teeth.


Build a bear? Has science gone too far?

Cough Drop The Beat
Jan 22, 2012

It's your HPV, Veronica. I'm just carrying it.

Bobbie Wickham posted:

Lol, the mall near me had to call in the police from like six different agencies to do crowd control. Imagine being told that your job for the day is at a teddy bear store.

Lmao. There's a massive indoor/outdoor mall right near me and the Build-A-Bear is outside and I can only imagine how fricken insane it was. Probably like 95 cops policing the line in the hot sun and breaking up fights.

ToxicSlurpee
Nov 5, 2003

-=SEND HELP=-




Pillbug

BigBadSteve posted:

gently caress all in-store so-called freebies and super-bargain items. If it's a free show, guaranteed it'll be elbow to elbow. If it's a free or super bargain item of any kind, there'll be ridiculous queues like this, with fights and tears.

I see you've left the house on a Black Friday.

Hell Stink
Dec 4, 2017

Do you want a Jelly Baby my dear Wendy?

oh dope posted:

Where are the videos of all the fist fights?

Picnic Princess
Feb 9, 2008

I was under direct orders not to die




This is exactly what I would have expected to happen. Not sure why they thought they could handle it.

ClamdestineBoyster
Aug 15, 2015



Parallax Scroll posted:

maybe they could pay an extra 20 bucks or so and go a different day without having to wait

Think about all the 69 year olds who wouldn’t even save any money and would have to rub bengay on they’re bunions after a long day.

ArchNemesis
Jun 27, 2007

We're all God, Starbuck.

College Slice

Johnny Aztec posted:

Then they can be productive by picking up garbage or washing a wall or bettering the society that they derive unemployment income from

he says while posting on something awful dot com

Evil Agita
Feb 25, 2005

Lord Fool, give me another chance. I'll prove my strength to you!

Picnic Princess posted:

This is exactly what I would have expected to happen. Not sure why they thought they could handle it.

It's good for them. Hype and publicity, shut the thing down and give out vouchers so the parents will come back and pay near full price to quell the wailing of their children. Heck top it all off with public police doing your security for you off the taxpayers dime.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r13riaRKGo0

Johnny Aztec
Jan 29, 2005


ArchNemesis posted:

he says while posting on something awful dot com

I'm not unemployed HEH Chalk mate lib!

DISCO KING
Oct 30, 2012

STILL
TRYING
TOO
HARD


A bunch of blind baked potatoes wrapped in strollers, their "more to love" mothers standing poised, ready to strike at the ancient beast, the bear. But it is not her enemy....

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Former DILF
Jul 13, 2017




more hellworld capitalism poo poo

Vote socialist

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