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Staples Check in Store Availability from staples.com

kvs 52 February 17, 2009 at 08:55 PM in Office & School Supplies More Staples Deals
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Hi all,
I am seeing this for the first time from Staples ( most of the other stores have this)
You can check the in Store Availability from the most of the product page from Staples.com using zip code!
Do not call them!

example:


http://www.staples.com/office/sup...reId=10001


I believe its not a repost! I have posted this in FW too!
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Last Edited by Taken Aback March 19, 2009 at 11:46 PM
To use for other products, take the product ID from an item url (NOT the "SKU"), and replace the red X's with it. Then pop in your zip code.

Code:
http://www.staples.com/office/supplies/StaplesStoreInventory?&langId=-1&catentryId=XXXXXX&storeId=10001

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#3
Should maybe put what the item is in the title and in your post.
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#4
i think he was just pointing out that Staples has finally gotten into the 21st century. it's useful somewhat to know. though one can always just call the 800 #.
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#5
Love this feature. It's about time they got this.

thanks a lot for the info
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#6
thanks..reps for the knowledge.. but some may ask to have this move to another forum
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#7
WIsh they had buy online pick up in store (using store inventory) so I could use the dang coupons for items in stock in store but OOS online.
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#8
they implemented this last week. i used their in-store availability function to check for that sony s750 camera last week. the feature works well, score me one sony camera
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#9
oh about time they had em.. now we dont have to BM to see if there is any in stock! finally!! major reps op!
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#10
It's been there for a couple of weeks. Unfortunately it's only for items currently sold on staples.com. (It will tell you in general terms if a site item is stocked at a store) If an item is no longer on the site (clearance, for instance), or was an instore item to begin with, this doesn't help.

It would've been FAR better if staples and staples.com used the same sku system. (At the moment the site uses its own, and shows the instore sku's as a courtesy) In that situation, you could find a sku off here, or somewhere else, and use this to see if any stores still had it.
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Quote from Taken Aback View Post :
It's been there for a couple of weeks. Unfortunately it's only for items currently sold on staples.com. (It will tell you in general terms if a site item is stocked at a store) If an item is no longer on the site (clearance, for instance), or was an instore item to begin with, this doesn't help..
Yup, the only items you'll be able to check stock on won't be a good deal.

Same goes for OD's site. Says "Delivery only" for any good clearance item.

I think it's the stores way of messing with us deal hunters.
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#12
I noticed it too, and I put the ordered which chose deliver to the store next to me where they have it. You know what? They really delivered one from their stock center, and let see what I get from their track information:

02/17/2009 6:09 PM Delivered
02/17/2009 3:01 AM Received at local delivery center
02/17/2009 9:33 AM On local delivery truck

I picked it up by myself without any notification, and got it just by my ID. The merchandise is in a paperboard box. Then 7:07PM, they sent me email and told me I can pick it up now.

Anyway, it is a good service to avoid the people call to ruin the deal. Do you think that OP? No. Some people will call the store and ask keep it for them.
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#13
Ok, I'll be the first to say it.
How is this a Hot Deal?
In any case, you could always before call the 800 number and they would gladly check in-store availability without having to worry about 'tipping off' store employees. Is the online check a nice feature? Yes. SD worthy? Yes. Hot Deal? No.
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Quote from Taken Aback View Post :
It's been there for a couple of weeks. Unfortunately it's only for items currently sold on staples.com. (It will tell you in general terms if a site item is stocked at a store) If an item is no longer on the site (clearance, for instance), or was an instore item to begin with, this doesn't help.

It would've been FAR better if staples and staples.com used the same sku system. (At the moment the site uses its own, and shows the instore sku's as a courtesy) In that situation, you could find a sku off here, or somewhere else, and use this to see if any stores still had it.
Dont get what you are saying. What does FAR (Free After Rebate) have anything to do with this?
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#15
now if they would only let me use their darn gift cards online instead of always trotting to a b&m...
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