I know it’s not rocket science. But changing the roll of price labels in our price gun gives me fits, every time. We have two price guns, having given up in utter despair last Christmas season and bought a new one because not one person on staff could figure out how to change the labels.
I’m sure some of you are snickering, and that’s just fine. Although, it’s cruel to make fun of the label-changing-impaired. Each gun is loaded differently, so just when I think I’ve gotten it, I don’t. Some tapes need to be threaded through, others just rest on the top. I know it’s silly, but I’m usually good at these sorts of things. But, after 20 minutes of struggle, I found myself resorting to a YouTube video (clearly this is challenging for more folks than me, or the manufacturer wouldn’t have made a video) for clear, easy-to-follow instructions. Once I watched it and could go step by easy step, I was all set. Everything worked wonderfully. The little tapes were coming out the way they were supposed to.
Feeling utterly victorious, I received a massive sideline order where every item needs a price label. Literally hundreds of small items needed to be price gunned. I was totally ready to price-gun these toys with the speed of clerks at the supermarket.
The only problem was the price gun was out of ink.