Barnes & Noble always has their own branded versions of tablets. The black and white readers and the full fledged color android model. Back when I started stopping in there again a while ago I thought, “Hey, I could use another android tablet, since I kind of like this store and it seems like they need customers, I’ll buy their model. It’ll be my special bookstore tablet with all my book files on it. Hang out in the cool coffee shop, reading my cool new Barnes & Noble tablet. Maybe I’ll get a special, smart looking hat?”
I go to the display counter, start checking out the tablet. Girl behind the counter ignores me. I say hello and ask if it’s in stock. She says “Yes” without looking at me and and then continues ignoring me. Then I ask a question about the price, she doesn’t know so she asks the prune face manager walking by. Manager just says “No” without looking at us, that’s their thing I guess, no looking at customers, and keeps walking. I have a strong feeling she’s incorrect, but didn’t care that much to argue, and she left anyways, so I said thanks and went on my way.
So I go to the coffee shop and message the B&N Facebook page and ask the same question, yep, they were wrong, lol. Do I go back with my phone and call them out? No, I just order a better version of the same tablet without all the Barnes & Noble bullshit on it, for cheaper on Amazon. Now I read my pdfs in their coffee shop on my new tablet I bought somewhere else. There it is, my poignant tale of retarded retail employees hurting business. Along with my feelings.