I didn't think it could blow so much.
I went in there to check it out around 1pm. And there was absolutely no one there. Mall is open. They should have events going on all day. They just had the costume contest and that was it. I was so shocked.
So... I walked in and immediately was attacked by this worker and I really felt as if I was being talked down to. She was smiling and everything but she knew how to treat people like crap with out seeming like it. As I walked around the store I noticed she was mentioning to every single customer about the anime sale -only- and the cosplay contest.
Now.... There's a huge clearance sale going on. Personally, that would be my selling point to people. So before the people get to look around she tells them about everything. Excluding the clearance sale of course.
I was so frustrated that they aren't really running an event, just a cosplay contest. This store is a lot smaller than mine was, but still. I feel like by them not running a full event they're missing out on more sales that could be possible.
There weren't any anime kids that I saw around the mall until about a half an hour before hand. Which also made me realize we helped other stores get sale those days too. Especially in the food court.
So I ended up leaving out of sheer boredom before the cosplay contest started. I can only imagine how it was run.
I don't think I will be going back unless I feel like shopping. I have to be honest. That first girl I saw there scared me off from ever coming back again. Ever.
The positives though. There were some girls that had super wigs! And I got to ask them where they got them. So yay! Cosplay wigs in super quality!
The bike purrs smoothly, doesn't it?
- Suncoast Anime Day