TJXrae dunn items: being bought out entirely by a few individuals and suspicion of employees buying rd inappropriately

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TJX - I am a long-time customer who has recently begun collecting Rae Dunn ceramic dinnerware, which I do not resell online. It has come to my attention through several outside sources that there are suspicions of improper behavior concerning TJX employees buying RD items themselves. I recently spoke with an assistant manager for a Marshalls in my area named Nick who informed me that employees are allowed to purchase RD on their lunch breaks with no limits as to how many items they are allowed to buy. When it comes to being ON the clock, employees are suspected of having family members or friends purchase these items for them. Besides the obvious convenience of being immediately on site of these high demand products, it would be very easy for employees to put a price tag on a Rae Dunn product, place it on a shelf, and then immediately go on lunch break to purchase it. This highly benefits anyone who uses Rae Dunn as an opportunity to make extra money by reselling it on sites like eBay where it sells for two or three times its original value; not to mention the fact that employees receive a discount, which eats into your profit as a corporation. This is extremely frustrating for those of us who enjoy collecting these items and just want to have a fair opportunity to buy them in your stores. I am writing to ask that you implement some sort of policy that guarantees fairness to the public when buying high demand products like Rae Dunn regardless of whether a person works at one of your stores or not. Additionally, I am asking you to implement a limit in the number of total Rae Dunn products (e.g. 2-3) a person can purchase per store per day to ensure that no one person is buying up all of the stock and leaving nothing for other customers. I appreciate your willingness to consider these concerns.

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    catiemcdell Sep 29, 2017
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    It's not the employees that caused issues, it's the customers. Customers were getting mad for not getting there way. First come, first serve basis. Employees are not allowed to hold any type of item regardless of brand, so that argument that people are holding the items is irrelevant because it is not allowed. They can purchase items on their lunch break because they are off the clock and not on company time. Employees are allowed to shop, just like you. Don't be mad just because you didn't get to the items first. The reason there is such harsh rules against Rae Dunn items is because customers were getting very mean and threatening associates. You're literally complaining about dishes. There's plenty more in this world to be concerned about.

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    Mykabi Oct 27, 2018
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    @catiemcdell They need to stop selling Rae Dunn products at Marshalls, Homegoods and TJ Maxx because it is not the employees that are buying out the product but the crazy Rae Dunnites that are buying them out like crazy and will do whatever it takes to get this product even put these employees in danger by making false accusations to get them fired. And besides, what is so special about plates with one single word on them. I would not waste my money on that crap.

    7 Votes
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    Heather Gaines Jun 21, 2018
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    Actually that's not entirely true. My friend experienced first hand an incident where they were waiting for store opening. One of the girls with them spotted a birdhouse on a cart by the beauty department. When the store opened it was nowhere to be found. When they asked one of the employees working there where it went she said, "Oh, Nancy put that in the back. She's going to buy it on her lunch break." They found a manager who went to the back and indeed it had been put back for Nancy.

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    Tess_s013 Jul 07, 2018

    Also my friend was in a store today and one of the employees said that they got a new shipment and she was going to go through it in the back so yes employees do scheme to get htf items. I've also heard a lot of people say they have seen first hand employees going to the back and getting items to hand off to their friends. My only local store where I can purchase rae Dunn has be pretty dry lately with the exception of items that are not sought after. When my friend told me about her encounter today I'm sure it is because of the employees. I always suspected but now it's validated unfortunately.

    -4 Votes

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