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pr_capone
05-25-2008, 01:49 PM
Went with the missus to see Indiana Jones.

What a worthless pile of elephant shit.

The first 10 minutes of the movie had both of us thinking that it *MUST* have been some sort of dream sequence or Prof. Jones doing a movie about his exploits or some such.

No... it was actually part of the movie.

Dialog was terrible, every cliche you have ever heard of is used in the film, the CGI was BLEH, and the script must have been originally written as fan f*cking fiction.

After the movie, I went to the counter and asked for my money back.... got it too.

We stayed only because we thought that there was no possible way a movie by Lucas, Spielberg, and Ford would suck that hard. We were WRONG.

Pablo
05-25-2008, 01:52 PM
So you went and demanded your money back for a service you recieved?

It doesn't matter if the movie was fantastic or terrible, you viewed it, it's kind of out of line to demand your money back...

Deberg_1990
05-25-2008, 01:52 PM
haha....check out the Indiana Jones thread in the Media section. Im sure most of your problems with the film we have discussed already.


Your right though...most of it was a disappointment.

Guru
05-25-2008, 01:54 PM
Most theaters will allow a refund or credit within 30 minutes but you watched the entire thing. The theater owed you nothing. They are not responsible for how crappy the movie was.

pr_capone
05-25-2008, 01:54 PM
So you went and demanded your money back for a service you recieved?

It doesn't matter if the movie was fantastic or terrible, you viewed it, it's kind of out of line to demand your money back...

I disagree. I have never before asked for a refund after viewing a movie. Had it been anyone else other than Lucas, Spielberg, and Ford... we would have walked out in the first 15 minutes.

If I am not satisfied with the product presented, why in the hell should I not get my money back?

pr_capone
05-25-2008, 01:56 PM
Most theaters will allow a refund or credit within 30 minutes but you watched the entire thing. The theater owed you nothing. They are not responsible for how crappy the movie was.

And had they said no... I would not have been angry with them. BUT, they provided me with good customer service and I will be sure to continue attending their theater at a higher price than I would pay for the other theater in town. Why? Better sound, better service, and better concessions... even if I have to pay $3.50 more per ticket.

Pablo
05-25-2008, 01:56 PM
I disagree. I have never before asked for a refund after viewing a movie. Had it been anyone else other than Lucas, Spielberg, and Ford... we would have walked out in the first 15 minutes.

If I am not satisfied with the product presented, why in the hell should I not get my money back?Because it isn't the theatre's fault the movie didn't live up to your expectations. It wasn't as if you went to a community theatre house and watched a shitty play, and demanded your money back. The theatre just facilitates the viewing of the movie.

They have no say if it's going to be a blockbuster or a bust.

milkman
05-25-2008, 01:57 PM
I disagree. I have never before asked for a refund after viewing a movie. Had it been anyone else other than Lucas, Spielberg, and Ford... we would have walked out in the first 15 minutes.

If I am not satisfied with the product presented, why in the hell should I not get my money back?

You should have figured out by the time the movie was half over that it was going to be a huge disappointment.

If I had been the manager, I would have lughed when you asked for the refund and kicked your dumb ass out of my theatre.

pr_capone
05-25-2008, 01:58 PM
Again... had they said no, I would have been fine with that too. Never hurts to ask.

But they did... and because of that I will continue to watch movies at their theater.

Skip Towne
05-25-2008, 01:58 PM
I wouldn't go back to that theatre any time soon.

Bwana
05-25-2008, 02:00 PM
After the movie, I went to the counter and demanded my money back.... got it too.



Really? I'll give you an "A" in the balls department. I'm surprised they went for it.

Mr. Plow
05-25-2008, 02:01 PM
Sooooo.....I'm guessing the movie isn't worth seeing?

Pablo
05-25-2008, 02:01 PM
Part of my problem with the issue we're discussing is I think management in most larger companies are far too soft nowadays.

Like when I worked at Home Depot, our manager always tried to right wrong's that weren't their problem. A customer would order a pallet of ceramic tile, and we'd tell them it would be at the store in like 3-5 days, then we'd call them repeatedly and leave messages telling them their tile was in.

After they'd let the tile they purchased sit in the back room for a month or in some cases nearly six months, they'd come in and finally demand their tile after numerous phone calls. And given that the back room wasn't to be used as storage, and the customer was informed prompt pick-up was expected, the tile might get moved around and messed up a bit.

Then the customer would bitch and bitch about 3 broken tiles on a pallet with 25 boxes. And our weak management would give them a refund for the broken tile, and sometimes shave a percentage off of the entire sale for their "troubles".

Sometimes the customer isn't always right.

XXXshogunXXX
05-25-2008, 02:02 PM
you didnt really ask for the money back did you? Watching a movie and returning something physical, like a GPS...is something entirely different. At least the store can resell it.

But they cant warp the movie out of your mind. You paid to watch the movie...the sale is done.

It's like the fatboy asking for his money back after eating the entire meal, he didnt eat have to eat the whole thing.

pr_capone
05-25-2008, 02:04 PM
you didnt really ask for the money back did you?

I did not walk out with cash... just coupons to see a different movie. That's all I wanted. It did not hurt to ask so I did.

Gonzo
05-25-2008, 02:05 PM
How disappointing, I was really looking forward to seeing this too. :(

milkman
05-25-2008, 02:07 PM
Part of my problem with the issue we're discussing is I think management in most larger companies are far too soft nowadays.

Like when I worked at Home Depot, our manager always tried to right wrong's that weren't their problem. A customer would order a pallet of ceramic tile, and we'd tell them it would be at the store in like 3-5 days, then we'd call them repeatedly and leave messages telling them their tile was in.

After they'd let the tile they purchased sit in the back room for a month or in some cases nearly six months, they'd come in and finally demand their tile after numerous phone calls. And given that the back room wasn't to be used as storage, and the customer was informed prompt pick-up was expected, the tile might get moved around and messed up a bit.

Then the customer would bitch and bitch about 3 broken tiles on a pallet with 25 boxes. And our weak management would give them a refund for the broken tile, and sometimes shave a percentage off of the entire sale for their "troubles".

Sometimes the customer isn't always right.

Most times the customer isn't right.

milkman
05-25-2008, 02:09 PM
How disappointing, I was really looking forward to seeing this too. :(

I think I might be the only man in America who doesn't really care for the Indiana Jones franchise, or George Lucas.

Pablo
05-25-2008, 02:14 PM
Most times the customer isn't right.This is true. I f*cking hated working retail. I once had a guy come in and hand me a list of materials his father-in-law had wrote up for him.

It was standard lumber, 4x4s, 2x4s, etc. I had loaded about 15-20 boards on the cart before I asked him what project he was working on. He said his father-in-law and him were building a deck. I then realized he might have wanted treated lumber, so I said, "Okay, did you want treated lumber then?".

"Is there a difference?" he replied.

milkman
05-25-2008, 02:17 PM
This is true. I f*cking hated working retail. I once had a guy come in and hand me a list of materials his father-in-law had wrote up for him.

It was standard lumber, 4x4s, 2x4s, etc. I had loaded about 15-20 boards on the cart before I asked him what project he was working on. He said his father-in-law and him were building a deck. I then realized he might have wanted treated lumber, so I said, "Okay, did you want treated lumber then?".

"Is there a difference?" he replied.

Well, that really isn't a customer wrong/right issue.

That's just an uneducated customer that wasn't given clear instruction by the man running the project.

Not all of us are handy, so we wouldn't know to ask for treated lumber.

Pablo
05-25-2008, 02:18 PM
Well, that really isn't a customer wrong/right issue.

That's just an uneducated customer that wasn't given clear instruction by the man running the project.

Not all of us are handy, so we wouldn't know to ask for treated lumber.I suppose that's a valid take on the issue.

Bwana
05-25-2008, 02:23 PM
I suppose that's a valid take on the issue.


Hmmm? On that note, it's about time to treat the wood on my ATV trailer bed, what would be the best product to use? I was thinking about removing the factory wood and welding in a steel bed, but with the price of gas, screw that. The wood is still in good shape but needs to be treated.

milkman
05-25-2008, 02:29 PM
I suppose that's a valid take on the issue.

In my job, even I have to deal with stupid customers.

I was delivering to a K-Mart a few weeks ago, and the warehouse people dropped a pallett right in front of the door.

I told them that wasn't a good place to drop it, and the receiver told me that another worker was moving it right now.

That other worker moved it approximately 5 feet, dropped it and started to offload it.

This after he heard the exchange between the receiver and myself.

That pissed me off, because it was still in my way, but I waited patiently for him to complete his task.

About halfway through, he stops what he's doing and starts talking to a girl about some bar in Santa Barbara.

I said "Uh...buddy".

He looks at me with this look of bewilderment, and says "What?"

That was it.

I said "Get the **** out of the way you ****ing dumbass".

A week later the store manager had me kicked out of the store.

XXXshogunXXX
05-25-2008, 02:32 PM
yes..people are stupid. There's really nothing you can do about it. You'll do nothing but frustrate yourself when you think about it... nowadays, I kinda try to look the other way.

milkman
05-25-2008, 02:39 PM
yes..people are stupid. There's really nothing you can do about it. You'll do nothing but frustrate yourself when you think about it... nowadays, I kinda try to look the other way.

That's kind of hard to do when you run into stupidity on a daily basis.

Nzoner
05-25-2008, 02:42 PM
I've got family in town for the holiday and was wanting to go to a movie tonight,damn drive-in has romantic comedy and Indiana is taking up 3 focking screens at the local indoor plus romantic comedies etc. I want to see 21 or a good drama but hell no unless I want to drive to KC.:cuss:

Pitt Gorilla
05-25-2008, 02:45 PM
I disagree. I have never before asked for a refund after viewing a movie. Had it been anyone else other than Lucas, Spielberg, and Ford... we would have walked out in the first 15 minutes.

If I am not satisfied with the product presented, why in the hell should I not get my money back?So, you're the guy that eats an entire steak and then returns it because it wasn't cooked correctly?

Rain Man
05-25-2008, 02:58 PM
This is true. I f*cking hated working retail. I once had a guy come in and hand me a list of materials his father-in-law had wrote up for him.

It was standard lumber, 4x4s, 2x4s, etc. I had loaded about 15-20 boards on the cart before I asked him what project he was working on. He said his father-in-law and him were building a deck. I then realized he might have wanted treated lumber, so I said, "Okay, did you want treated lumber then?".

"Is there a difference?" he replied.

There's a difference?

Er, I mean, what an idiot.

blueballs
05-25-2008, 03:27 PM
Don't complain about the BJ until she swallows

Mr. Flopnuts
05-25-2008, 03:28 PM
So you went and demanded your money back for a service you recieved?

It doesn't matter if the movie was fantastic or terrible, you viewed it, it's kind of out of line to demand your money back...

I disagree wholeheartedly. You expect a certain quality of service when you purchase. If you don't receive that quality, you shouldn't have to pay. JMO.

milkman
05-25-2008, 03:30 PM
I disagree wholeheartedly. You expect a certain quality of service when you purchase. If you don't receive that quality, you shouldn't have to pay. JMO.

But it shouldn't take until you've watched the entire movie to figure out you didn't receive the quality you expected.

Rausch
05-25-2008, 03:30 PM
I disagree wholeheartedly. You expect a certain quality of service when you purchase. If you don't receive that quality, you shouldn't have to pay. JMO.

I don't see Peterson handing out any refunds...

Mr. Flopnuts
05-25-2008, 03:30 PM
Because it isn't the theatre's fault the movie didn't live up to your expectations. It wasn't as if you went to a community theatre house and watched a shitty play, and demanded your money back. The theatre just facilitates the viewing of the movie.

They have no say if it's going to be a blockbuster or a bust.

Well, I can't disagree with this. The theatre purchases the rights to show the movie. Getting a refund hurts the theatre, not the film maker. I guess watching the whole thing and then requesting a refund is iffy.

I don't see a problem requesting a refund within the first half though. I do think it should be the entire first half though, because some movies just start off slow.

Mr. Flopnuts
05-25-2008, 03:34 PM
But it shouldn't take until you've watched the entire movie to figure out you didn't receive the quality you expected.

Yep. Agreed, but in PR's case, he didn't walk out with cash. Just the right to see another movie. He wasn't out of line. You don't get anything in life you don't ask for.

And in your case you cheap son of a bitch, you don't get it even when you ask. :cuss:

XXXshogunXXX
05-25-2008, 03:35 PM
I disagree wholeheartedly. You expect a certain quality of service when you purchase. If you don't receive that quality, you shouldn't have to pay. JMO.

cool....what if I did like the movie and I didnt feeling like paying...just because...I dont like paying for anything. Ill just say I didnt like the movie, I didnt receive the quality expected...then I get it for free. I dont know why everyone else doesnt try this. You guys should do this for chiefs games as well.

milkman
05-25-2008, 03:37 PM
Yep. Agreed, but in PR's case, he didn't walk out with cash. Just the right to see another movie. He wasn't out of line. You don't get anything in life you don't ask for.

And in your case you cheap son of a bitch, you don't get it even when you ask. :cuss:

What?

My check paid for the ESPN Mag subcription, with 21 cents leftover.

You already forget that?

B_Ambuehl
05-25-2008, 03:38 PM
This forum has really turned into a demonstration of a lot of things wrong with today's society. In the past week we've had one guy who act like his kids baseball coach is an axe murderer because he said the word "sux"....another guy threatening to get his neighbors evicted because they sit in their own garage, and now this asswipe requesting refunds from a movie theatre for something they had nothing to do with.

blueballs
05-25-2008, 03:38 PM
WPI is nervous

Brock
05-25-2008, 03:38 PM
I didn't think it was that bad. It was way better than the latter Star Wars shit.

Nzoner
05-25-2008, 03:41 PM
You guys should do this for chiefs games as well.

Oh yeah Carl is really gonna let that happen LMAO

milkman
05-25-2008, 03:41 PM
This forum has really turned into a demonstration of a lot of things wrong with today's society. In the past week we've had one guy who act like his kids baseball coach is an axe murderer because he said the word "sux"....another guy threatening to get his neighbors evicted because they sit in their own garage, and now this asswipe requesting refunds from a movie theatre for something they had nothing to do with.

He defined the word "sucks".

Rausch
05-25-2008, 03:41 PM
This forum has really turned into a demonstration of a lot of things wrong with today's society. In the past week we've had one guy who act like his kids baseball coach is an axe murderer because he said the word "sux"....another guy threatening to get his neighbors evicted because they sit in their own garage, and now this asswipe requesting refunds from a movie theatre for something they had nothing to do with.

It all comes down the the inability for the average person to get they azz whooped when needed.

milkman
05-25-2008, 03:43 PM
It all comes down the the inability for the average person to get they azz whooped when needed.

You're exhibiting some aggressive behavior.

You need to take a time out.

XXXshogunXXX
05-25-2008, 03:46 PM
I can picture a season ticket holder asking for his money back at the ticket office. "I didnt like how our safety got ran over for the winning TD...I didnt expect this kind of quality game! I was not entertained! I want my motherf'n money back!"

Mr. Flopnuts
05-25-2008, 03:52 PM
cool....what if I did like the movie and I didnt feeling like paying...just because...I dont like paying for anything. Ill just say I didnt like the movie, I didnt receive the quality expected...then I get it for free. I dont know why everyone else doesnt try this. You guys should do this for chiefs games as well.

Then you'd be a thief. PR never claimed to like the movie and do that anyway. It's apples and oranges in this instance, but I respect your opinion and have even reconsidered to agree that the whole movie is over the top.

Again though, you don't get what you don't ask for, and PR clearly stated he wasn't gonna cry if they told him no. He's not a bad guy in this case. He didn't even get cash, just movie passes.

Mr. Flopnuts
05-25-2008, 03:53 PM
What?

My check paid for the ESPN Mag subcription, with 21 cents leftover.

You already forget that?

4 years of it too. All is forgiven.

Oh Snap
05-25-2008, 04:21 PM
"After the movie, I went to the counter and asked for my money back.... got it too."

you paid to see the movie...quit ur whining.

pr_capone
05-25-2008, 04:27 PM
and now this asswipe requesting refunds from a movie theatre for something they had nothing to do with.

Well aren't we all f*cking high and mighty today?

I asked, they gave.

Had they not asked, I would have been ok with that too.

Its not like I intimidated the manager into doing something he did not want to do. I did not threaten to kill his children in the dark of night, I did not pour antifreeze into his pets water dish, and I certainly did not use his email address to sign up for porn sites.

They provided a service by showing a film. I thought the film was gargage so I asked.

No harm, no foul.

Find a different target to take out your self loathing aggression at skippy because I am not in the mood for your pre-menstrual bullshit.

Guru
05-25-2008, 04:28 PM
I don't see Peterson handing out any refunds...
QFT

Bacon Cheeseburger
05-25-2008, 04:29 PM
Hmmm? On that note, it's about time to treat the wood on my ATV trailer bed, what would be the best product to use? I was thinking about removing the factory wood and welding in a steel bed, but with the price of gas, screw that. The wood is still in good shape but needs to be treated.
Just use a good quality deck stain, I usually use TWP but I have no idea where it may be available in your neck of the woods. And make sure the wood is clean, power washing it beforehand would be most desirable.

Consistent1
05-25-2008, 04:31 PM
I vote wack move too. It is something I can see my wife trying to do though. You shouldn't have even admitted this on here. Haha. You got what you wanted though.

Mr. Flopnuts
05-25-2008, 04:34 PM
I vote wack move too. It is something I can see my wife trying to do though. You shouldn't have even admitted this on here. Haha. You got what you wanted though.

Bah. How could he have known that every poster with an inferiority complex here was gonna be online AND read his thread? He did nothing wrong, and I'm sure he knows it.

Consistent1
05-25-2008, 04:38 PM
Hey Brock. I could have just PM'd you about this, but why do you always neg rep me for no real reason? I just said the same type of stuff that everyone else did. Even made fun of my wife a bit. Is that really necessary? Yeah, I negged you one day...right after you did it to me. Just not liking somebody is no reason to to that all the flippin time.

Deberg_1990
05-25-2008, 04:38 PM
Getting a refund hurts the theatre, not the film maker.


Actually from the way ive always understood it, movie theaters make most of their money off of concessions than the actual movie tickets. Most of that goes back to the moviemakers. PR never said how much money he spent on soda, popcorn etc.....??

Mr. Flopnuts
05-25-2008, 04:39 PM
Actually from the way ive always understood it, movie theaters make most of their money off of concessions than the actual movie tickets. Most of that goes back to the moviemakers. PR never said how much money he spent on soda, popcorn etc.....??

Good point.

Mr. Flopnuts
05-25-2008, 04:41 PM
P.S - Customer service died almost 2 entire decades ago. Granted it was because of low life, thieving, scumbags who took advantage of the system, but I wouldn't say by any stretch of the imagination that companies go TOO FAR with customer service. They're no where near the level it was 20 years ago.

pr_capone
05-25-2008, 04:43 PM
Actually from the way ive always understood it, movie theaters make most of their money off of concessions than the actual movie tickets. Most of that goes back to the moviemakers. PR never said how much money he spent on soda, popcorn etc.....??

About $17.00

Deberg_1990
05-25-2008, 04:45 PM
About $17.00

Well then, i wouldnt weep much for the theater owners.

milkman
05-25-2008, 04:46 PM
Well then, i wouldnt weep much for the theater owners.

That probably bought him two sodas and a popcorn.

Pitt Gorilla
05-25-2008, 04:54 PM
Then you'd be a thief. PR never claimed to like the movie and do that anyway. It's apples and oranges in this instance, but I respect your opinion and have even reconsidered to agree that the whole movie is over the top.

Again though, you don't get what you don't ask for, and PR clearly stated he wasn't gonna cry if they told him no. He's not a bad guy in this case. He didn't even get cash, just movie passes.You wouldn't have to be a thief. Simply go into every movie with incredibly high expectations and you'll be able to get your money back at least 90% of the time.

pr_capone
05-25-2008, 05:01 PM
That probably bought him two sodas and a popcorn.
2 dogs as well


You wouldn't have to be a thief. Simply go into every movie with incredibly high expectations and you'll be able to get your money back at least 90% of the time.

And while that is possibly true... this is the first time I have ever asked for a refund at a theater.

Mr. Flopnuts
05-25-2008, 05:02 PM
You wouldn't have to be a thief. Simply go into every movie with incredibly high expectations and you'll be able to get your money back at least 90% of the time.

Most people know when they're manipulating situations though. I understand your premise, but I don't think it changes intent.

stumppy
05-25-2008, 05:04 PM
You wouldn't have to be a thief. Simply go into every movie with incredibly high expectations and you'll be able to get your money back at least 90% of the time.


Thats why I only watch porn. Never disappointed.

Mr. Flopnuts
05-25-2008, 05:05 PM
Thats why I only watch porn. Never disappointed.

Plus it's never useful for more than 3 minutes at a time.

Guru
05-25-2008, 05:07 PM
About $17.00
Damn!!! that buys a nice meal at Timberline.

Silock
05-25-2008, 05:18 PM
I can't believe they gave you your money back. As stated by others, it's not their fault the movie sucked. The fact that you watched the whole thing is just icing on the cake.

Not a good move on your part.

BWillie
05-25-2008, 05:22 PM
I can't believe they gave you your money back. As stated by others, it's not their fault the movie sucked. The fact that you watched the whole thing is just icing on the cake.

Not a good move on your part.

Yeah, I can't even imagine asking for my money back after I watched a movie and it sucked. I should have asked for my money back for those stupid Harry Potter movies. I would just feel like a piece of trash if I made a raucus because I sat through a film that I didn't like. Maybe I'm just too nice but movies are all subjective. I think Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings movies are the worst movies I have seen in my life, but alot of people like them. To each their own

Herzig
05-25-2008, 11:18 PM
you didnt really ask for the money back did you? Watching a movie and returning something physical, like a GPS...is something entirely different. At least the store can resell it.

But they cant warp the movie out of your mind. You paid to watch the movie...the sale is done.

It's like the fatboy asking for his money back after eating the entire meal, he didnt eat have to eat the whole thing.

This reminds me of customer I had when I waited tables at Red Lobster while I was in college. It was all you can eat snow crab night. This fat ass comes in and eats 6lbs of snow crabs. When I bring the check to him, he demands to see the manager. So, I get the manager and he complains that these were the worst snow crabs he's ever eaten and demands his $16.99 back. The manager pretty much laughed in his face and told him that if there was a problem, that he should have complained earlier.

There's more than one way to steal from a business without actually thieving.:shake:

kchero
05-25-2008, 11:23 PM
This reminds me of customer I had when I waited tables at Red Lobster while I was in college. It was all you can eat snow crab night. This fat ass comes in and eats 6lbs of snow crabs. When I bring the check to him, he demands to see the manager. So, I get the manager and he complains that these were the worst snow crabs he's ever eaten and demands his $16.99 back. The manager pretty much laughed in his face and told him that if there was a problem, that he should have complained earlier.

There's more than one way to steal from a business without actually thieving.:shake:


Agreed, now if someone would have walked out of the movie 15 minutes into it I say that is fine to get your money back, but after watching the WHOLE movie...I just think thats kind of cheap if you ask me...just like the snow crabs that you stated above. If it was so bad....why did you go for the whole thing. I've had simular issues at my job as well.

DomerNKC
05-25-2008, 11:30 PM
I was entertained by the movie. Then again I am not from the school of thought that says you must be overly critical of hit movies to be cool. JMHO.

Phobia
05-25-2008, 11:36 PM
Hmmm? On that note, it's about time to treat the wood on my ATV trailer bed, what would be the best product to use? I was thinking about removing the factory wood and welding in a steel bed, but with the price of gas, screw that. The wood is still in good shape but needs to be treated.
Cabbot (available at Lowes) is the most durable on the market according to Consumer Reports.

jAZ
05-25-2008, 11:47 PM
I disagree. I have never before asked for a refund after viewing a movie. Had it been anyone else other than Lucas, Spielberg, and Ford... we would have walked out in the first 15 minutes.

If I am not satisfied with the product presented, why in the hell should I not get my money back?

Because you consumed it entirely. There is nothing remaining to refund against.

Pablo
05-25-2008, 11:49 PM
The kind of funny aspect to this whole thing is that he didn't really get his money back. If he'd have gotten the cash he paid back, he could have used that money to entertain himself some other way. But with ticket vouchers, he just has another gamble on another movie at the same theatre. I suppose management doesn't really care if you took advantage of viewing the movie, as long as you come back and drop $30 on popcorn and candy.

"Oh, you hated the movie, that's fine, feel free to come back and watch another movie, on us of course...we certainly hope you'll stop by the concession stand again, where we'll gladly rape you and your guests. $6 sound about right for a Coke? Good, that's what I thought..."

KcMizzou
05-26-2008, 12:05 AM
The kind of funny aspect to this whole thing is that he didn't really get his money back. If he'd have gotten the cash he paid back, he could have used that money to entertain himself some other way. But with ticket vouchers, he just has another gamble on another movie at the same theatre. I suppose management doesn't really care if you took advantage of viewing the movie, as long as you come back and drop $30 on popcorn and candy.

"Oh, you hated the movie, that's fine, feel free to come back and watch another movie, on us of course...we certainly hope you'll stop by the concession stand again, where we'll gladly rape you and your guests. $6 sound about right for a Coke? Good, that's what I thought..."Good for them, then.

I don't know many restaurants where you can get your money back after eating the whole damned meal.

Mr. Flopnuts
05-26-2008, 12:11 AM
The kind of funny aspect to this whole thing is that he didn't really get his money back. If he'd have gotten the cash he paid back, he could have used that money to entertain himself some other way. But with ticket vouchers, he just has another gamble on another movie at the same theatre. I suppose management doesn't really care if you took advantage of viewing the movie, as long as you come back and drop $30 on popcorn and candy.

"Oh, you hated the movie, that's fine, feel free to come back and watch another movie, on us of course...we certainly hope you'll stop by the concession stand again, where we'll gladly rape you and your guests. $6 sound about right for a Coke? Good, that's what I thought..."

That's why I don't understand why everyone is ripping on him. I understand inferiority complexes, but at least apply them in proper areas. Like teachers ****ing students and shit like that.

pr_capone
05-26-2008, 12:27 AM
Good for them, then.

I don't know many restaurants where you can get your money back after eating the whole damned meal.

The difference between a meal and a seat in a theater that is not sold out is that with the meal, the restaurant looses money on the meal that you ate if they were to refund the meal. Also, the wait staff is out the time and probably out a tip.

With the situation in the theater, they loose nothing. I did not take another paying customers seat as the theater was not sold out. Sure, its not a good policy to refund every disgruntled customers ticket, but worst case scenario... they give a voucher for another movie then tag me again in concessions.

Last but not least, in 14 years of going to the theater and paying for my own movies (as opposed to parents paying for me), this is the FIRST time I have ever asked for a refund.

Why not leave earlier? My only thought during the course of the movie was that it simply *had* to get better. 3 big names like Lucas, Spielberg, and Ford could not possibly ever get together and lay an egg. BUT, they did.

I could understand the response had I said something like "I got them again!"... or if I made it a habit to ask for refunds in those situations. The fact of the matter is that I don't.

DaneMcCloud
05-26-2008, 01:20 AM
Went with the missus to see Indiana Jones.

What a worthless pile of elephant shit.

The first 10 minutes of the movie had both of us thinking that it *MUST* have been some sort of dream sequence or Prof. Jones doing a movie about his exploits or some such.

No... it was actually part of the movie.

Dialog was terrible, every cliche you have ever heard of is used in the film, the CGI was BLEH, and the script must have been originally written as fan f*cking fiction.

After the movie, I went to the counter and asked for my money back.... got it too.

We stayed only because we thought that there was no possible way a movie by Lucas, Spielberg, and Ford would suck that hard. We were WRONG.

If you didn't like the movie after 10 minutes, you should have walked out THEN. Not 2 hours later, after the credits are rolling, just so you could see "the trainwreck", then disapprove. That's some weak-ass shit.

FTR, I haven't seen the movie, don't care to see the movie and predicted long ago it would be a failure on all levels. But IMO, what you did was not only uncool but dishonest and borderline illegal.

Do you purchase vegetables at the market, eat them, then complain that they suck and ask for a refund?. Do you peruse a magazine at the stand (they probably don't have those where you live but they're prevalent in major cities) read the entire mag while standing AT the stand, then not purchase?

Do you go to All-You-Can-Eat buffets, eat a full meal, then complain you don't like it and ask for a refund? How about Disneyland? Ever visit and HATE it? Ask for a refund? Legoland? Six Flags? Strip Clubs? Nightclub? U2?

All I can say is that you should be ashamed of yourself. No one can "Guarantee" personal taste. Some people love certain movies and some people hate those very same movies. We all make a choice when it comes to our entertainment and know going in that we may not like it.

I guess, except you.

Karma's a bitch.

HMc
05-26-2008, 01:28 AM
For the life of me i can't quite figure out which comments demonstrate an "inferiority complex" on anyone's part.

pr_capone
05-26-2008, 01:49 AM
but dishonest and borderline illegal.


How do you figure?

I gave them my stub, they told me that there was normally a 30 minute policy.

I said that I understood and explained why I stayed. He told me that he would go ahead and put policy aside and took care of me.

How is that borderline illegal... or even dishonest?

Valiant
05-26-2008, 01:50 AM
I disagree. I have never before asked for a refund after viewing a movie. Had it been anyone else other than Lucas, Spielberg, and Ford... we would have walked out in the first 15 minutes.

If I am not satisfied with the product presented, why in the hell should I not get my money back?

If you ate the whole hamburger would you expect your money back??

Now if you would have walked out in the first 30 mins or smoething then fine.. The theatre should have allowed you to go see another movie for free...

Valiant
05-26-2008, 01:55 AM
I disagree wholeheartedly. You expect a certain quality of service when you purchase. If you don't receive that quality, you shouldn't have to pay. JMO.

Quality?? What bad service did a theatre provide?? You chose a shitty movie, or a movie that did not meet your standards.. The theatre has nothing to do with making the quality of the movie..

People not understanding this have mental problems...

pr_capone
05-26-2008, 01:56 AM
If you ate the whole hamburger would you expect your money back??

Now if you would have walked out in the first 30 mins or smoething then fine.. The theatre should have allowed you to go see another movie for free...

I did not expect anything. I did not make a scene or cause a ruckus. I simply asked and was told that it was not normal policy but they would go ahead and take care of me.

Also... this restaurant analogy is flawed for the reasons I gave in an above post.

stumppy
05-26-2008, 02:00 AM
ROFL

This thread cracks me up.

You better walk the straight and narrow from here on out pr. One more crime against humanity like this movie scam thing you been working and people are going to start lumping you in with the child molesters and puppy killers.

DaneMcCloud
05-26-2008, 02:02 AM
How do you figure?

I gave them my stub, they told me that there was normally a 30 minute policy.

I said that I understood and explained why I stayed. He told me that he would go ahead and put policy aside and took care of me.

How is that borderline illegal... or even dishonest?

Dude, come on.

You teach children, right?

Would you actually teach them to take advantage of others, which is exactly would you did in this situation?

Just because you CAN take advantage of someone or something doesn't mean you SHOULD.

You should know better than that.

pr_capone
05-26-2008, 02:04 AM
ROFL

This thread cracks me up.

You better walk the straight and narrow from here on out pr. One more crime against humanity like this movie scam thing you been working and people are going to start lumping you in with the child molesters and puppy killers.

LMFAO

Valiant
05-26-2008, 02:05 AM
I did not expect anything. I did not make a scene or cause a ruckus. I simply asked and was told that it was not normal policy but they would go ahead and take care of me.

Also... this restaurant analogy is flawed for the reasons I gave in an above post.

It is not flawed.. It just shows another way on how bad you acted..

Are you writing a letter to studio?? the director?? No you are taking out your displeasure on the people furtherest away from the line..

If you do not like your daily newspaper are you going to demand another month from the little kid that delivers your paper??

pr_capone
05-26-2008, 02:07 AM
Dude, come on.

You teach children, right?

Would you actually teach them to take advantage of others, which is exactly would you did in this situation?

Just because you CAN take advantage of someone or something doesn't mean you SHOULD.

You should know better than that.

I took advantage of no one here!

I *ASKED*, and they said... ok. Had they said no, I would have left and not said another thing about it!

For me to take advantage of someone, I would have had to have them at some sort of disadvantage. It was quite the opposite! They already had my money, I had already purchased and consumed the concessions, and had every right to tell me no!

pr_capone
05-26-2008, 02:09 AM
It is not flawed.. It just shows another way on how bad you acted..

Are you writing a letter to studio?? the director?? No you are taking out your displeasure on the people furtherest away from the line..

If you do not like your daily newspaper are you going to demand another month from the little kid that delivers your paper??

So if you have a lawn service and you find that through no fault of theirs, their product (weed killer & fertilizer) was diluted... will you write a letter to Vulcan Chemicals for a refund or will you deal with the purveyor of the service?

DaneMcCloud
05-26-2008, 02:11 AM
I took advantage of no one here!

I *ASKED*, and they said... ok. Had they said no, I would have left and not said another thing about it!

For me to take advantage of someone, I would have had to have them at some sort of disadvantage. It was quite the opposite! They already had my money, I had already purchased and consumed the concessions, and had every right to tell me no!

Whatever.

Like I said, just because you CAN do something doesn't mean you SHOULD do it.

stumppy
05-26-2008, 02:13 AM
So if you have a lawn service and you find that through no fault of theirs, their product (weed killer & fertilizer) was diluted...


HEY....thats not a bad idea. A guy could make some $$$ if he started diluting his products. It would take awhile for people to figure out the stuff isn't working. By that time a person could have moved on to the next town.


Mind if I use that ?


:D

Valiant
05-26-2008, 02:16 AM
I took advantage of no one here!

I *ASKED*, and they said... ok. Had they said no, I would have left and not said another thing about it!

For me to take advantage of someone, I would have had to have them at some sort of disadvantage. It was quite the opposite! They already had my money, I had already purchased and consumed the concessions, and had every right to tell me no!

Of course they did what most managers will do that do not have a spine.. They get you out of the store quickly as possible to not create a scene.. You could have been the guy that is told 'No' gets loud and starts causing a scene..

pr_capone
05-26-2008, 02:17 AM
Whatever.

Like I said, just because you CAN do something doesn't mean you SHOULD do it.

No.. what you said was


Just because you CAN take advantage of someone or something doesn't mean you SHOULD.


Big difference.

I took advantage of no one. I did nothing wrong. I felt that I was not given my moneys worth so I asked if they would take care of me.... and they did.

Had they not, I would still have attended their theater for future movies and would have held no animosity towards them.

Valiant
05-26-2008, 02:19 AM
So if you have a lawn service and you find that through no fault of theirs, their product (weed killer & fertilizer) was diluted... will you write a letter to Vulcan Chemicals for a refund or will you deal with the purveyor of the service?

So the movie theatre diluted your movie??? Is this your example??

If the movie theatre were to have the picture keep going out or the sound going out then you would get a refund/another ticket from the theatre because it would be there fault.. But you just not liking the movie IS NOT a valid reason for wanting your movie back..

pr_capone
05-26-2008, 02:21 AM
Of course they did what most managers will do that do not have a spine.. They get you out of the store quickly as possible to not create a scene.. You could have been the guy that is told 'No' gets loud and starts causing a scene..

Ah.... I see where I went wrong then.

I should not have asked because the manager obviously had no spine and thought I might create a scene in a theater lobby with police who are always in the theater.

So the reason I was dishonest then was because I spotted this guy out and knew he would be an easy mark, then took advantage of the situation.

brilliant :rolleyes:

stumppy
05-26-2008, 02:22 AM
No.. what you said was



Big difference.

I took advantage of no one. I did nothing wrong. I felt that I was not given my moneys worth so I asked if they would take care of me.... and they did.

Had they not, I would still have attended their theater for future movies and would have held no animosity towards them.


Give it up man. The gigs up. We're all wise to low lifes like you. Now crawl back under the rock you came from and go back to selling expired medicines to third world countries or whatever scam you happen to be running right at the moment.

:D

DaneMcCloud
05-26-2008, 02:22 AM
I took advantage of no one. I did nothing wrong. I felt that I was not given my moneys worth so I asked if they would take care of me.... and they did.

Had they not, I would still have attended their theater for future movies and would have held no animosity towards them.

Look, I'm not going to argue with you about the morality of your choice.

You made the choice to ask for a refund but for some reason decided to share it in this forum. The overwhelming majority of people disagree with your decision to ask for a refund after viewing the entire movie.

Why are you continuing look for support and to rationalize your decision?

Feeling guilty?

pr_capone
05-26-2008, 02:23 AM
So the movie theatre diluted your movie??? Is this your example??

If the movie theatre were to have the picture keep going out or the sound going out then you would get a refund/another ticket from the theatre because it would be there fault.. But you just not liking the movie IS NOT a valid reason for wanting your movie back..

Are you dense?

In my analogy, the company providing the service was at no fault.... same as the theater.

So, I reiterate... would you deal with the company who provided the service or would you be calling and writing to Vulcan Chemicals who provided the lawn service with the diluted product?

I can almost guarantee that you would deal with the service provider... as would anyone else.

pr_capone
05-26-2008, 02:26 AM
Look, I'm not going to argue with you about the morality of your choice.

You made the choice to ask for a refund but for some reason decided to share it in this forum. The overwhelming majority of people disagree with your decision to ask for a refund after viewing the entire movie.

Why are you continuing look for support and to rationalize your decision?

Feeling guilty?

Not at all... you asked questions and made accusations. I am merely responding. :thumb:

pr_capone
05-26-2008, 02:28 AM
Give it up man. The gigs up. We're all wise to low lifes like you. Now crawl back under the rock you came from and go back to selling expired medicines to third world countries or whatever scam you happen to be running right at the moment.

:D

ROFL:LOL:ROFL

I was thinking about selling siphoned gasoline for .30 cents per gallon under what the gas stations are selling it for.

Want in??? I could always use an extra set of eyes for when I use stolen credit cards to get gas out of the pumps!

DaneMcCloud
05-26-2008, 02:28 AM
Are you dense?

In my analogy, the company providing the service was at no fault.... same as the theater.

So, I reiterate... would you deal with the company who provided the service or would you be calling and writing to Vulcan Chemicals who provided the lawn service with the diluted product?

I can almost guarantee that you would deal with the service provider... as would anyone else.

It appears that you're dense.

You went to a movie theater.

You watched an ENTIRE movie.

YOU decided you didn't like it.

THEN you asked for a refund.

That's bullshit and you know it.

If you walked out after 10 minutes that's different. If you walked out after 20 minutes, that's different. If you walked out after 30 minutes, that's different.

YOU waited more than 2 HOURS. 120 minutes.

Douchebaggery, at its finest.

I hope you're proud of yourself.

Valiant
05-26-2008, 02:31 AM
Ah.... I see where I went wrong then.

I should not have asked because the manager obviously had no spine and thought I might create a scene in a theater lobby with police who are always in the theater.

So the reason I was dishonest then was because I spotted this guy out and knew he would be an easy mark, then took advantage of the situation.

brilliant :rolleyes:

Keep deflecting and only answering what you want..

I am glad how you added the word dishonest in there because I never said anything about being dishonest.. Damn those Freudian slips.. I just think you did a bitch maneuver for making the movie theatre give you coupons for something that was not their fault...

But you keep on.. Your awesome..:shake:

Valiant
05-26-2008, 02:33 AM
Are you dense?

In my analogy, the company providing the service was at no fault.... same as the theater.

So, I reiterate... would you deal with the company who provided the service or would you be calling and writing to Vulcan Chemicals who provided the lawn service with the diluted product?

I can almost guarantee that you would deal with the service provider... as would anyone else.

I would be calling the chemical company if it was proven to be their fault.. Most people with brains would do this..

Would you rip off the kid delivering your newspaper or ask for a free month if you were not happy with the paper??? Well actually we know that answer..

pr_capone
05-26-2008, 02:33 AM
I hope you're proud of yourself.

Quite. The theater and I are on great terms and they will continue to have my patronage.

As I said on page 2 or 3, there is another theater that I could go to where I pay $3.50 less per ticket than at this one. Despite that, I will continue to go to the one I went to today because the service at this one is by far superior to the cheaper theater.

Valiant
05-26-2008, 02:35 AM
Quite. The theater and I are on great terms and they will continue to have my patronage.

As I said on page 2 or 3, there is another theater that I could go to where I pay $3.50 less per ticket than at this one. Despite that, I will continue to go to the one I went to today because the service at this one is by far superior to the cheaper theater.

I guess I would take advantage of rubes also if I were you... Going to try for free pop and popcorn next time after you finish it all??

DaneMcCloud
05-26-2008, 02:35 AM
Quite. The theater and I are on great terms and they will continue to have my patronage.

As I said on page 2 or 3, there is another theater that I could go to where I pay $3.50 less per ticket than at this one. Despite that, I will continue to go to the one I went to today because the service at this one is by far superior to the cheaper theater.

Great. I'm sure they look forward to servicing you in the future. :shake:

pr_capone
05-26-2008, 02:37 AM
Keep deflecting and only answering what you want..

I am glad how you added the word dishonest in there because I never said anything about being dishonest.. Damn those Freudian slips.. I just think you did a bitch maneuver for making the movie theatre give you coupons for something that was not their fault...

But you keep on.. Your awesome..:shake:

I quoted your post in its entirety... where did I deflect and answer only what I wanted?

As for the dishonest comment, look on page 6. I was making reference to a post by Dane.

And... I *MADE* them give me coupons???? Please

DaneMcCloud
05-26-2008, 02:38 AM
I guess I would take advantage of rubes also if I were you... Going to try for free pop and popcorn next time after you finish it all??

Take advantage of the rubes?

He IS a ****ing rube.

I think he's KING Rube around here.

pr_capone
05-26-2008, 02:40 AM
I guess I would take advantage of rubes also if I were you... Going to try for free pop and popcorn next time after you finish it all??

I took advantage of no one here!

I *ASKED*, and they said... ok. Had they said no, I would have left and not said another thing about it!

For me to take advantage of someone, I would have had to have them at some sort of disadvantage. It was quite the opposite! They already had my money, I had already purchased and consumed the concessions, and had every right to tell me no!

DaneMcCloud
05-26-2008, 02:42 AM
I took advantage of no one here!

I *ASKED*, and they said... ok. Had they said no, I would have left and not said another thing about it!

For me to take advantage of someone, I would have had to have them at some sort of disadvantage. It was quite the opposite! They already had my money, I had already purchased and consumed the concessions, and had every right to tell me no!

You've been arguing your "point" for eight pages now.

I guess you'll never understand that you were in the wrong.

Pity.

Valiant
05-26-2008, 03:06 AM
I quoted your post in its entirety... where did I deflect and answer only what I wanted?

As for the dishonest comment, look on page 6. I was making reference to a post by Dane.

And... I *MADE* them give me coupons???? Please



Your post 82.. I do not see any reasons you explaining above it..

Your post 88.. You never answered if you were going to write a letter to the people that actually made the movie.. You sure have no problem doing it on here about people that work in the theatre.. You also did not answer if you would demand another month from the little kid delivering paper and not the newspaper.. Instead you deflect on to something else..

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As for you asking making it alright.. No, it does not.. It is easy to tell you have never worked for any corporation or company with a customer service.. Most people will break company rules just to keep a bad customer happy.. Why, because those customers are the ones that can call and get people in trouble for doing their jobs correctly..

If you are really grateful for them bending over backwards you will write a letter to the owners of the theatre or company president stating that you went and watch an entire movie all the way through and then decided you did not like it or did not like from the start; and then asked the manager for movie passes to a new movie because of this.. Thank them for having a manager and company that is so willing to give out passes if the movie does not pass your good judgment...

Valiant
05-26-2008, 03:07 AM
You've been arguing your "point" for eight pages now.

I guess you'll never understand that you were in the wrong.

Pity.

You really need to up your posts per page.. This is a two pager for me..

pr_capone
05-26-2008, 03:26 AM
Your post 82.. I do not see any reasons you explaining above it..

here

The difference between a meal and a seat in a theater that is not sold out is that with the meal, the restaurant looses money on the meal that you ate if they were to refund the meal. Also, the wait staff is out the time and probably out a tip.

With the situation in the theater, they loose nothing. I did not take another paying customers seat as the theater was not sold out. Sure, its not a good policy to refund every disgruntled customers ticket, but worst case scenario... they give a voucher for another movie then tag me again in concessions.

Last but not least, in 14 years of going to the theater and paying for my own movies (as opposed to parents paying for me), this is the FIRST time I have ever asked for a refund.

Why not leave earlier? My only thought during the course of the movie was that it simply *had* to get better. 3 big names like Lucas, Spielberg, and Ford could not possibly ever get together and lay an egg. BUT, they did.

I could understand the response had I said something like "I got them again!"... or if I made it a habit to ask for refunds in those situations. The fact of the matter is that I don't.

Your post 88.. You never answered if you were going to write a letter to the people that actually made the movie..

It was bad enough that, yes, I may very well write a letter to Lucasfilms for all the good that that will do.

You also did not answer if you would demand another month from the little kid delivering paper and not the newspaper.. Instead you deflect on to something else..

My apologies... when you answered your own question I
assumed the question was a sarcastic / rhetorical one. My apologies.

No, I would not demand another month from the delivery kid as he has no say in the matter.


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As for you asking making it alright.. No, it does not.. It is easy to tell you have never worked for any corporation or company with a customer service.. Most people will break company rules just to keep a bad customer happy.. Why, because those customers are the ones that can call and get people in trouble for doing their jobs correctly..

I actually have worked in customer care / service. *I* would have stuck to policy regardless of whether or not the person on the line would complain about my service or not. As long as I did my job correctly, I would have nothing to fear.

Keep in mind, I did not go up to the counter upset, angry, or in any way shape or form a threatening manner. I had the cashier laughing with my description of how bad the movie was\ and I kept a smile on my face the entire time.

If you are really grateful for them bending over backwards you will write a letter to the owners of the theatre or company president stating that you went and watch an entire movie all the way through and then decided you did not like it or did not like from the start; and then asked the manager for movie passes to a new movie because of this.. Thank them for having a manager and company that is so willing to give out passes if the movie does not pass your good judgment...

That is an excellent idea. Managers who are willing to go above and beyond for their customers deserve recognition for keeping the clients happy.

I will most definitely be doing that.

blueballs
05-26-2008, 05:02 AM
I get less than 200,000 miles out of a Kia
before it gave up the ghost
I want my money back

wutamess
05-26-2008, 06:13 AM
Part of my problem with the issue we're discussing is I think management in most larger companies are far too soft nowadays.

Like when I worked at Home Depot, our manager always tried to right wrong's that weren't their problem. A customer would order a pallet of ceramic tile, and we'd tell them it would be at the store in like 3-5 days, then we'd call them repeatedly and leave messages telling them their tile was in.

After they'd let the tile they purchased sit in the back room for a month or in some cases nearly six months, they'd come in and finally demand their tile after numerous phone calls. And given that the back room wasn't to be used as storage, and the customer was informed prompt pick-up was expected, the tile might get moved around and messed up a bit.

Then the customer would bitch and bitch about 3 broken tiles on a pallet with 25 boxes. And our weak management would give them a refund for the broken tile, and sometimes shave a percentage off of the entire sale for their "troubles".

Sometimes the customer isn't always right.

You need a hug.

HMc
05-26-2008, 06:30 AM
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milkman
05-26-2008, 07:36 AM
Karma's a bitch.

Karma is a myth.

OnTheWarpath58
05-26-2008, 07:45 AM
Jesus Christ, there are a lot of sandy 'ginas around here.

He ASKED for a refund, which technically, he didn't get. He got passes to see another movie, where the theatre will probably make their money back and then some off of concessions on his return visit.

He didn't DEMAND anything. He simply ASKED. No stomping around. No loud cursing. No causing a scene.

Should the manager have said no? Probably. But he didn't. Get pissed at him for breaking policy.

But I'd bet he made a concession knowing that getting him back to the theatre at a later date makes them more money in the long run.

In the grand scheme of things, this isn't a BFD IMO.

But some of you guys are making him out to be a ****ing monster...

rad
05-26-2008, 09:11 AM
The mere fact that he had enough sense of entitlement to even ASK for a refund after watching the WHOLE movie tells me enough about this guy that he will never see anything wrong with it. I blame his parents.

stumppy
05-26-2008, 09:26 AM
Jesus Christ, there are a lot of sandy 'ginas around here.

In the grand scheme of things, this isn't a BFD IMO.

But some of you guys are making him out to be a ****ing monster...


ROFL

No shit.

Like I posted earlier, he needs to be careful. It won't take much for him to get lumped in with the child molesters and puppy killers.

You're right, it isn't a BFD. If something like this gets a persons ass all that puckered they need some real problems in their lives.

Pablo
05-26-2008, 09:33 AM
Jesus Christ, there are a lot of sandy 'ginas around here.

He ASKED for a refund, which technically, he didn't get. He got passes to see another movie, where the theatre will probably make their money back and then some off of concessions on his return visit.

He didn't DEMAND anything. He simply ASKED. No stomping around. No loud cursing. No causing a scene.

Should the manager have said no? Probably. But he didn't. Get pissed at him for breaking policy.

But I'd bet he made a concession knowing that getting him back to the theatre at a later date makes them more money in the long run.

In the grand scheme of things, this isn't a BFD IMO.

But some of you guys are making him out to be a ****ing monster...Eh..in the original post before it was edited he said he 'demanded' his money back, not asked.

That paints a mental image of a pissed off guy being rude and demanding their money back from some spineless management.

There's a big difference between demanding and asking.

StcChief
05-26-2008, 10:18 AM
Don't goto an opening...wait for the crowds and dust to clear. and actually get other opinions than the 'media' hype for the flick.

Sure-Oz
05-26-2008, 10:24 AM
Damn, im going to try that for every movie that doesn't meet my expectations....pretty ridiculous on your part, you baby...

That manager was too soft, you were wrong

I wish i was the manager i would've given you a nice HELL NO...

The only time i got "coupons" back for a bad movie exp, was because the sound cut in and out and after 45 min of watching we left and told them of the problem and they gave us the coupons for another showing of any movie.

pr_capone
05-26-2008, 10:24 AM
Eh..in the original post before it was edited he said he 'demanded' his money back, not asked.

That paints a mental image of a pissed off guy being rude and demanding their money back from some spineless management.

There's a big difference between demanding and asking.

Which is why I edited my post.... I realized that demanded was too strong of a word.

mikeyis4dcats.
05-26-2008, 10:56 AM
while they may have given you passes to placate you, it's still a douchebag move.

You got everything you paid for...there were no technical difficulties, there were no screaming babies, there were no misrepresentations.

Just because the outcome came out in your favor does not mean you were in the right.

Personally, I'd rather be out the $14 than broadcast to anyone withing earshot that I'm a cheap-ass douche.

Maybe you should stick to the dollar theaters if you can't stomach paying $7 for a crappy movie.

Herzig
05-26-2008, 11:00 AM
The mere fact that he had enough sense of entitlement to even ASK for a refund after watching the WHOLE movie tells me enough about this guy that he will never see anything wrong with it. I blame his parents.

Ding ding ding....we have a winner. This guy is a jerk...I blame his parents to a certain extent, but there comes a time where we all take responsibility for our choices and actions. He chose to go to the movies, watched, and then complained to the theater for providing him the opportunity to see a movie. I think I'd like to complain to his parents for creating a douche.

BWillie
05-26-2008, 11:08 AM
So PR Capone....what movie theater did you go to? I'm now going to go to that movie theater and watch an entire movie and every time say it sucked and ask for a voucher. If they say no, I will say that they are discriminating against me and that they let Mr. Capone do it. You could theoretically never have to pay for a movie again for the rest of your life. I could go to Ironman, claim that it was shitty even though I enjoyed it, and then come back and see Ironman 2. Great idea

L.A. Chieffan
05-26-2008, 11:08 AM
Damn capone is getting destroyed. It's just a ****ing free pass coupon people.

pr_capone
05-26-2008, 11:10 AM
Ding ding ding....we have a winner. This guy is a jerk...I blame his parents to a certain extent, but there comes a time where we all take responsibility for our choices and actions. He chose to go to the movies, watched, and then complained to the theater for providing him the opportunity to see a movie. I think I'd like to complain to his parents for creating a douche.

I will be sure to let my mom know how you feel about her... to a certain extent. LMAO

Bacon Cheeseburger
05-26-2008, 11:11 AM
Damn capone is getting destroyed. It's just a ****ing free pass coupon people.
No no, he's friggin' criminal and should be locked up.

pr_capone
05-26-2008, 11:12 AM
Damn capone is getting destroyed. It's just a ****ing free pass coupon people.

LMFAO

It's ok. People here need something to fill the time in the off season.

Its a bully mentality... gang up and pick on something small and insignificant until it festers.

The rest of my background, upbringing, and contributions to society mean nothing since I asked for a refund for a shitty movie. lol

Its all good. Thanks for the post tho! :thumb:

WilliamTheIrish
05-26-2008, 11:13 AM
LMFAO

It's ok. People here need something to fill the time in the off season.

Its a bully mentality... gang up and pick on something small and insignificant until it festers.

The rest of my background, upbringing, and contributions to society mean nothing since I asked for a refund for a shitty movie. lol

Its all good. Thanks for the post tho! :thumb:

I really like the part about blaming your parents for your sense of entitlement. No stone left unturned on chiefsplanet.

Herzig
05-26-2008, 11:19 AM
I really like the part about blaming your parents for your sense of entitlement. No stone left unturned on chiefsplanet.

Yep...I think I'm going to demand a refund!ROFLLMAO

|Zach|
05-26-2008, 11:22 AM
Douchebag thing to do.

|Zach|
05-26-2008, 11:23 AM
Personally, I'd rather be out the $14 than broadcast to anyone withing earshot that I'm a cheap-ass douche.


Ha, yes.

Phobia
05-26-2008, 11:57 AM
I bust PR's balls as much as the next guy. I also had very little tolerance for what I considered were ethical violations by SCAG.

But I actually do see PR's point here. He asked with no expectations. The proprietor gave up nothing by giving him a return visit. If he got his $16 back, that would be one thing. He got something that cost the proprietor NOTHING.

As a proprietor myself, I'll give something away every day to keep a client happy as long as it didn't come out of my pocket.

If the proprietor is a willing participant, then what's the problem?

I applaud the theater for exemplary customer service. That's the silver lining in this story.

OnTheWarpath58
05-26-2008, 11:59 AM
I bust PR's balls as much as the next guy. I also had very little tolerance for what I considered were ethical violations by SCAG.

But I actually do see PR's point here. He asked with no expectations. The proprietor gave up nothing by giving him a return visit. If he got his $16 back, that would be one thing. He got something that cost the proprietor NOTHING.

As a proprietor myself, I'll give something away every day to keep a client happy as long as it didn't come out of my pocket.

If the proprietor is a willing participant, then what's the problem?

YOU MONSTER!

stlchiefs
05-26-2008, 12:38 PM
So PR Capone....what movie theater did you go to? I'm now going to go to that movie theater and watch an entire movie and every time say it sucked and ask for a voucher. If they say no, I will say that they are discriminating against me and that they let Mr. Capone do it. You could theoretically never have to pay for a movie again for the rest of your life. I could go to Ironman, claim that it was shitty even though I enjoyed it, and then come back and see Ironman 2. Great idea

I'm guessing he hit up the Warren Theater instead of going to the cheaper Northrock 14. Am I right PR?

R&GHomer
05-26-2008, 12:54 PM
I figured the movie would suck. That being said I'm really surprised the manager gave you back your money. In some industries that's just not a very good idea. Places like home depot and what not will take a small hit and try to make you happy because of "word of mouth". If you have a good experience you might tell a few people, but if they really screw you over your more likely to tell a whole bunch of people and it snowballs. Just makes good business sence in some cases

Fairplay
05-26-2008, 02:07 PM
I bust PR's balls as much as the next guy. I also had very little tolerance for what I considered were ethical violations by SCAG.

But I actually do see PR's point here. He asked with no expectations. The proprietor gave up nothing by giving him a return visit. If he got his $16 back, that would be one thing. He got something that cost the proprietor NOTHING.


You just fugged up our dogpile on pr_capone.

Phobia
05-26-2008, 02:37 PM
You just fugged up our dogpile on pr_capone.

Crap. I never got the memo.

DaneMcCloud
05-26-2008, 02:39 PM
Karma is a myth.


That myth has certainly ruined the lives of many.

Mr. Flopnuts
05-26-2008, 04:08 PM
Jesus Christ, there are a lot of sandy 'ginas around here.

He ASKED for a refund, which technically, he didn't get. He got passes to see another movie, where the theatre will probably make their money back and then some off of concessions on his return visit.

He didn't DEMAND anything. He simply ASKED. No stomping around. No loud cursing. No causing a scene.

Should the manager have said no? Probably. But he didn't. Get pissed at him for breaking policy.

But I'd bet he made a concession knowing that getting him back to the theatre at a later date makes them more money in the long run.

In the grand scheme of things, this isn't a BFD IMO.

But some of you guys are making him out to be a ****ing monster...


It's not sandy ginas. Dane works in the entertainment industry, I see why it upsets him. For everyone else, it's a major inferiority complex. LOOKY LOOKY, HE'S AN EVIL DOER!!! MY LIFE ISN'T SO SHITTY AFTER ALL!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!

Rausch
05-26-2008, 04:36 PM
But I actually do see PR's point here. He asked with no expectations. The proprietor gave up nothing by giving him a return visit. If he got his $16 back, that would be one thing. He got something that cost the proprietor NOTHING.


In fact he'll probably make more money due to PR paying a combined total of about $40 for all the popcorn/candy/soda in his two visits...

Mr. Flopnuts
05-26-2008, 06:21 PM
My $$$ saving tip at the movies is grabbing the big $7 bucket of popcorn someone just tossed in the bucket and tear it. Bring it back to the counter saying you tripped and it ripped so you need a new one, then paying the 0.25 it costs for the refil instead of full price.

Same works for the soda but I wouldn't recomend trying both at the same time...:evil:


OMGWTFBBQ!!!!!1!!!!!!1!!!!!! Thief.

WilliamTheIrish
05-26-2008, 06:26 PM
Yep...I think I'm going to demand a refund!ROFLLMAO

He probably learned that behavior from a ..... teacher!

FAX
05-26-2008, 08:08 PM
Just saw it. It's definitely a "check your brain at the door" film.

It's embarrassing to ask the manager for your brains back afterwards so I just let him keep them.

FAX

rad
05-27-2008, 08:28 AM
It's not sandy ginas. Dane works in the entertainment industry, I see why it upsets him. For everyone else, it's a major inferiority complex. LOOKY LOOKY, HE'S AN EVIL DOER!!! MY LIFE ISN'T SO SHITTY AFTER ALL!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!

That's so off the mark I don't know where to start.....do you know what inferiority complex means?

Try looking at the big picture, sport. I don't even know this PR dude, but what he broadcast about himself and what he thinks there's "no harm in asking", is telling.

Demonpenz
05-27-2008, 08:32 AM
Give me my money back I want my money back you bitch.
and don't forget to give me back my black t shirt

Demonpenz
05-27-2008, 08:41 AM
there is a place where no movies suck
Your popcorn bowl is always full
You never run our of mike and Ikes
and everyday is a double feature
When you die you too will frolic with all your favorite
characters. The place is called

AMCBRIDGE

chasedude
05-27-2008, 08:48 AM
I'm glad I saved my money this weekend. I had plans to go see this movie but it fell through.

On another note about getting your money back. When Spiderman 3 came out I was excited to see it. I went to the theater and could barely get through 45 mins of it. I walked out! What a horrible movie not worth my money. I should have asked for my money back.

As for you folks bitching because he got the refund, where do you set the limit? Once something is under half-watched, or half-eaten, is it then ok to ask for a refund?

If I could have gotten my refund straight from Sam Raimi, would have been grand!

smittysbar
05-27-2008, 09:54 AM
This forum has really turned into a demonstration of a lot of things wrong with today's society. In the past week we've had one guy who act like his kids baseball coach is an axe murderer because he said the word "sux"....another guy threatening to get his neighbors evicted because they sit in their own garage, and now this asswipe requesting refunds from a movie theatre for something they had nothing to do with.

Rep

Demonpenz
05-27-2008, 10:04 AM
I am going to a adult movie place and ask for my money back because i didn't see enough fur

blueballs
05-27-2008, 10:39 AM
We talked it over and are not happy with your job peformance this week
we will take out your withholding from next week's check
so you won't go without insurance

FAX
05-27-2008, 10:46 AM
Speaking of things that make you want to ask people for money back ...

Does anyone here have one of those Regal Cinema Club Cards? You get points when you go to the movies and purchase popcorn and stuff. I ask because their website says that the cardholder receives a free movie ticket when you reach 120 points. We currently have 180 points, but when we got our tickets, the receipt thing said we could get Muddy Bears for 1 dollar instead. I don't like Muddy Bears. In fact, I don't even know what Muddy Bears are. Anyhow, when we inquired about this, the manager of the theater said he doesn't control the card awards and that the computer decides what you receive when you use the card at the point of purchase. I don't understand how it works. Anybody?

FAX

vailpass
05-27-2008, 10:51 AM
I took my 9 year old son to see Iron Man this weekend. Talked him out of Indiana Jones.
Really glad as we both completely enjoyed Iron Man. It was cutting edge yet not too dirty/profane for a kid. Best action hero movie I've seen in a long long time.

There were fat people sitting next to us that kept getting up to go do God knows what. Between the two I'd say their lard asses deprived us of approx. one minute's viewing time.
Should I have asked for my money back? Fat-ass credits?
Some people really need to hit the gym.

Wa-Z
05-27-2008, 11:04 AM
Lol @ asking for your money back.

Wa-Z
05-27-2008, 11:08 AM
That's like trying to get a new meal at a restaurant after eating yours.

penguinz
05-27-2008, 11:22 AM
Why would you think that Lucas could make a good movie? It has been over 20 years since he has.

bogey
05-27-2008, 11:54 AM
What I gather from this thread is that there seems to be a lot of personal feelings against the thread starter. On scale of 1 - 10, I give the severity of this a 1. For those of you who are being so judgmental on his morality, and if you must take such a strong stance, I say let he who is without sin throw the first stone. There seems to be a LOT a perfect people on here.

FAX
05-27-2008, 11:55 AM
Let's throw quarters instead!!! That should make everybody happy.

FAX

vailpass
05-27-2008, 11:58 AM
Let's throw quarters instead!!! That should make everybody happy.

FAX

But that would leave some of us with nothing. How about we throw eighths? Or maybe just grams?

Mr. Flopnuts
05-27-2008, 12:06 PM
That's so off the mark I don't know where to start.....do you know what inferiority complex means?

Try looking at the big picture, sport. I don't even know this PR dude, but what he broadcast about himself and what he thinks there's "no harm in asking", is telling.

Right. I have NO clue what an inferiority complex is. Well, here's the definition so there's no confusion.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/inferiority%20complex

Psychiatry. intense feeling of inferiority, producing a personality characterized either by extreme reticence or, as a result of overcompensation, by extreme aggressiveness.

That bolded part sure hasn't happened in this thread now has it? Maybe you just haven't come to grips with your own. I don't know. I don't really care either. Note however, no one called Rausch out for stealing popcorn and soda in a movie theatre. Why do you suppose that is? Probably because Rausch would make your inferiority complex worse.

If you got your Wheaties pissed in, sorry bout that. I still stand by my original statement and it's still every bit as valid. Thank you and come again. But don't ask for your money back because I ain't giving it to you.

rad
05-27-2008, 12:15 PM
Right. I have NO clue what an inferiority complex is. Well, here's the definition so there's no confusion.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/inferiority%20complex

Psychiatry. intense feeling of inferiority, producing a personality characterized either by extreme reticence or, as a result of overcompensation, by extreme aggressiveness.

That bolded part sure hasn't happened in this thread now has it? Maybe you just haven't come to grips with your own. I don't know. I don't really care either. Note however, no one called Rausch out for stealing popcorn and soda in a movie theatre. Why do you suppose that is? Probably because Rausch would make your inferiority complex worse.

If you got your Wheaties pissed in, sorry bout that. I still stand by my original statement and it's still every bit as valid. Thank you and come again. But don't ask for your money back because I ain't giving it to you.

I don't think I've been aggressive....I simply find fault with a person willingly watching a movie that sucked, and then thinking it's OK to ask for a refund. What's so aggressive about that?

You are being over-analytical.

chasedude
05-27-2008, 12:16 PM
Wow! this thread has really brought out the prudes off of the planet.

JFC! It's just a lame movie!

rad
05-27-2008, 12:17 PM
Right. I have NO clue what an inferiority complex is. Well, here's the definition so there's no confusion.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/inferiority%20complex

Psychiatry. intense feeling of inferiority, producing a personality characterized either by extreme reticence or, as a result of overcompensation, by extreme aggressiveness.

That bolded part sure hasn't happened in this thread now has it? Maybe you just haven't come to grips with your own. I don't know. I don't really care either. Note however, no one called Rausch out for stealing popcorn and soda in a movie theatre. Why do you suppose that is? Probably because Rausch would make your inferiority complex worse.

If you got your Wheaties pissed in, sorry bout that. I still stand by my original statement and it's still every bit as valid. Thank you and come again. But don't ask for your money back because I ain't giving it to you.

No, it's not.

Mr. Flopnuts
05-27-2008, 12:21 PM
I don't think I've been aggressive....I simply find fault with a person willingly watching a movie that sucked, and then thinking it's OK to ask for a refund. What's so aggressive about that?

You are being over-analytical.

Then the statement wasn't aimed at you in the first place. It's perfectly ok to disagree with the ideals. I was only commenting about the people who were slinging shit and piling on. I guess the wording in the OP that you quoted could have been worded differently, and more concise. My apologies if you felt lumped in, it wasn't intended. There were too many names though to call them all out individually.

Mr. Flopnuts
05-27-2008, 12:23 PM
No, it's not.

Way to back that up with something besides a nanner nanner boo boo. Listen, I've always liked you Rad, and I'm not going to get into a pissing contest with you on teh intraweb. At this point, I agree to disagree.

FAX
05-27-2008, 12:23 PM
Wow! this thread has really brought out the prudes off of the planet.

JFC! It's just a lame movie!

Personally, I would never use the word "prudes" in that tone of voice, Mr. chasedude.

FAX

chasedude
05-27-2008, 12:30 PM
Personally, I would never use the word "prudes" in that tone of voice, Mr. chasedude.

FAX

Just being observant. Prude seemed to be the best fitting word for most of the reactions to the OP.

rad
05-27-2008, 12:30 PM
Then the statement wasn't aimed at you in the first place. It's perfectly ok to disagree with the ideals. I was only commenting about the people who were slinging shit and piling on. I guess the wording in the OP that you quoted could have been worded differently, and more concise. My apologies if you felt lumped in, it wasn't intended. There were too many names though to call them all out individually.

No biggie...I just think it sounded weird to associate some comments with an inferiority complex....I didn't see it.

I have no problem with the guy, just what he did seems sort of bitter old-lady-sh/new-gen c@ntish, knowwhatImean?

rad
05-27-2008, 12:33 PM
Way to back that up with something besides a nanner nanner boo boo. Listen, I've always liked you Rad, and I'm not going to get into a pissing contest with you on teh intraweb. At this point, I agree to disagree.

Yeah, I know, ya got me there.

I'm not a good typer, and I'm tiring of this, so.......white flag/peace sign/white doves/hetero ass-pat/

Calcountry
05-27-2008, 12:55 PM
So you went and demanded your money back for a service you recieved?

It doesn't matter if the movie was fantastic or terrible, you viewed it, it's kind of out of line to demand your money back...
No shit. The next thing you know, he will be demanding his money back when the Chiefs lose at Arrowhead.

Saulbadguy
05-27-2008, 01:08 PM
It's all good, but don't be surprised if someone jizzes in your popcorn.

Mr. Flopnuts
05-27-2008, 02:14 PM
No biggie...I just think it sounded weird to associate some comments with an inferiority complex....I didn't see it.

I have no problem with the guy, just what he did seems sort of bitter old-lady-sh/new-gen c@ntish, knowwhatImean?

Yeah, I know, ya got me there.

I'm not a good typer, and I'm tiring of this, so.......white flag/peace sign/white doves/hetero ass-pat/

LMAO @ hetero ass-pat. Awesome. I misstated my OP, I should've pointed out the inferiority complex was only coming from certain individuals. I concede defeat.

RNR
05-27-2008, 02:16 PM
LMAO @ hetero ass-pat. Awesome. I misstated my OP, I should've pointed out the inferiority complex was only coming from certain individuals. I concede defeat.

The hetro ass-pat line gave me a chuckle as well.

Mr. Flopnuts
05-27-2008, 02:20 PM
The hetro ass-pat line gave me a chuckle as well.

Rad's a good guy. He left me a rep saying "les be friends" ROFL I don't think either one of us qualify, but I was picking up what he was laying down.

mike3482
05-27-2008, 06:44 PM
yeah, that move sucked... plus the warren charges too much.

Mr. Flopnuts
05-27-2008, 06:46 PM
Kind of an interesting place to make your first post in over a year. Welcome to the planet dude.

mike3482
05-27-2008, 06:48 PM
the movie was so bad it brought me out of lurkdom

Mr. Flopnuts
05-27-2008, 06:53 PM
the movie was so bad it brought me out of lurkdom

LMAO You've definitely saved me some money now. Here's to you staying out of lurkdom :toast: Well, if you're a Chiefs fan anyways. :p