The PI Warehouse Sale Survival Guide
The PI Warehouse Sale is going to be A MASSIVE event. Here are some tips and advice to help you survive the sale.
Write a checklist before you come – we’ve sent out a bunch of PDF price lists so that you can prep what you wanna buy before you reach the sale.( Sorry we can’t do this for books and graphic novels as there’s just too many of them… )This is so you can quickly make a beeline for the stuff you want rather than shop around. Well, you can shop around but the queues for the cashiers get long fast and it may take a while before we can attend to you.
Come Early – Want the best selection of stuff? Come early! We won’t open the doors for early birds but at least if you queue early, you’d be the first ones in to grab the best stuff when we open at 12pm
Dress Comfortably – We’re expecting A LOT of people so it’s going to be hot and crowded. We’ll have ceiling fans on at full power and selling water too. Wear comfortable shoes. (Girls, seriously, will you go to a comic book warehouse sale IN HEELS?)
Travel light – This is so you have your hands free to grab as much stuff as possible. We’ll accept NETS and Cash at the cashier. Please bring your own big shopping bags if possible.
Keep yourself hydrated and fed – We’ll be selling water but not food, bring small things like nuts/ bananas/ candy if you need to eat something. Please don’t eat in the warehouse but at the lift area. We also don’t want to call the ambulance if you pass out from dehydration/ low blood sugar…
Please don’t fight over stuff – it’s just stuff, please don’t yell and hurt each other… I know a warehouse sale is like an epic battle but please don’t fight, shove, hit others just because you want that one book/ board game.
Bring your own big shopping bags if you can – if you know you’re going to be buying A LOT of stuff, please bring your own big Ikea sized bags so you can carry your stuff home. We will provide some big boxes but ideally, you may want to bring your own big bags.
Please be patient and understanding – We’re going to have 2 cashiers trying their best to check out your stuff at the speed of light. Something may also go wrong (like our NETS machine could die or we run out of change or etc.) please be patient and understanding. If you’re queuing and you’re bored, keep yourself entertained (eg. Play with your phone, talk to your friends, take turns queuing, watch something on your ipad) please don’t yell or hurt any of our staff. We’re just as stressed out as you guys as we manage the sale.
Please don’t cluster in the warehouse – It’s going to be REALLY CROWDED. If you’re done buying your items, please go to the lift area or somewhere that doesn’t block others from entering/ exiting the area. If you wanna talk and hang out, please do this away from the main warehouse area. No sitting on the floor of the warehouse area!
Please bring relevant battery chargers/medications/ plasters/ first aid/ umbrellas etc. – I know as crazy as it may sound: your phone could run out of battery, you could cut yourself or get an asthma attack or suddenly need a Panadol or need charcoal pills or something. Please bring your relevant survival things/ medications/ first aid, JUST IN CASE anything happens.
- Why isn’t anything sorted? – Because there’s just TOO MUCH STUFF, sorry.
- Hey, I noticed some items are missing from the latest price lists. Where did they go! – Our price lists do change according to what we decide to put up for sale. Sometimes we add more things, sometimes we take away things. Even at the sale itself, we may suddenly decide to throw things in. If the item you were planning on getting is now off the list.. then, yeah we decided to take it off the list.
- Why isn’t there a price list for EVERY item in the sale? – Because there’s just TOO MUCH STUFF. Sometimes we may decide there and then how much something costs because we probably forgot to price it in.
- Why isn’t your price list categorized? – Because we don’t have time to sort them too. Sorry.
- Is the stuff under the table for sale too? – Yes! If we notice there’s space on the table above, we’ll grab stuff from under the table and top up.
- Comics: What do you mean 50% off the US listed price? – It’s dollar for dollar. So if its US$30, it’s selling for SG$15
- Why won’t you take credit card? – Our credit card acceptance service is down at the moment, we do take NETS and Cash
- Oh no! I’m out of cash! Are there ATMs near by? –Sadly there are no ATMs in the area, Eunos MRT is where the nearest ATMs are. You could pay by NETS or borrow cash from a friend.
- I’m not sure how much is this item, who do I see? – We have an info desk and price check counter desk for you to ask someone about prices.
- How do I carry my stuff home, I bought too much! – You could call a cab or jump in someone’s car.
- Is there an area I can sort my stuff? – We don’t have much space in the warehouse itself, you’ll have to sort your stuff in a corner outside the warehouse/ lift area.
- Man, I’m exhausted, anywhere to sit down? – We will have some stools about so you can sit somewhere outside the warehouse.
- Can I reserve that item, my hands are full! – Nope sorry, you have to hang on to all your items if you want them. Please bring giant Ikea sized shopping bags if you can so you can hold on to as much stuff as possible.
- I can’t go down to the sale today, can I reserve an item? – Nope, no reservations. You’ll have to get a friend to buy the item for you if he’s going to the sale.
- I tore my $48 grab bag of comics, is that still ok? – You’ll have to start over and grab another bag and make sure it doesn’t tear.
- Why are your $48 grab bags for comics so small? – It’s a meant to be a challenge : )
- Do you have grab bag deals for other items? – At the moment we’re only extending this deal to comics
- Will there be flash sales? – Hmm I don’t know. Maybe?
- Argh! This item is damaged; can I return it or get it cheaper? – All items at sale are sold as-is, we will not accept returns or exchanges.
- Why are there only 2 cashiers? – Because that’s all the computer checkouts we have . Please don’t yell at our cashiers, they are just as stressed as you guys are.