So May this year, pulling the RV down to the FL panhandle for some R&R on the beach. Last 100 miles of the trip, alternator voltage starts flatlining and then coming back. So being that it's Sunday, we set up camp and fired up the laptop to order a new alternator and figured a belt too. Local Advance in Navarre Beach has both in stock, so apply my coupon and figure I'll pick up Monday morning.
Monday morning, the counter guy gives me the alternator but says they didn't have the belt in stock. Apologized profusely, said they had one in Ft Walton beach store and would have it sent over ASAP. I said no problem, I'll stop back in tomorrow. Back at the RV park, put on the new alternator with the old belt, all is good.
Tuesday morning, back at the Advance store. Guy looks up the order and again apologizes profusely, apparently Ft Walton beach didn't have one either. No worries, he's not fooling around this time, he's sending a guy over to Pensacola to pick one up ASAP. Again, I say no problem, I'll be back in the morning.
Wednesday morning, I stop in again....new guy behind the counter so I tell him what I need. He says no record of any of this....I repeat the whole story and the guy again says he has no record in the computer of my original order, much less any requests to have one sent from another store. Now I'm hot....3 f'ing trips to this store, thank God the old one wasn't busted completely etc. Manager hears me yelling and comes up to see what the problem is. I tell the manager the whole story. He says, "Well let's see here." Walks over to the belt rack, immediately pulls off the right part number and says, "Here's the one we've had in stock all along. I don't know why anybody told you they needed to have it sent from another store."
I swear you can't make this stuff up.