Finding a keyboard wrist rest is almost impossible when it's not online.

Dallas, Texas
August 12, 2016 5:32pm CST
I went to 3 different stores before I found the right place to buy a wrist rest or keyboard wrist pad for my desktop PC. First I went looking at Walmart and found nothing there, then secondly I searched throughout Target and when I finally about gave up on it, asked a clerk in the computers and accessories department, "Do you sell computer keyboard wrist pads?" She replied, "No we do not." Not offering any explanation, I then asked, "Why don't you sell them? I see that you do sell mouse pads." She replied, "We just don't sell them." She was so abrupt and rude I felt like I was talking to an unprofessional sales rep working out of high school. I walked outside the Target and down the block to the Office Depot/OfficeMax and looked and found one brand of a gel type keyboard wrist pad and noticed it came in both blue and black and was on sale for 10.99 each. So at the register I handed the checker twelve dollars to cover it and she asked me for 14.89 or something like that amount. I said, "They were for sale at ten dollars and ninety-nine cents." She told me she would ring them up at the price I quoted. I paid her and then walked back to the rack they were on display for 10.99 and realized I was right on the money with that price. I walked out the front door of the store and told the checker as I exited, "They are for sale at ten ninety nine and come in black and blue." She paid me no apparent attention. I felt like I was talking to myself. So far today I ran into two types of people who do not seem to under stand when a person is either conveying information or asking for it. From now on I think I will make my office supplies purchases online.
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@marguicha (90202)
• Chile
12 Aug 16
Where I live, there are many places that sell computers yet will not sell a keyboard or other computer replacement. Libraries donĀ“t have them either (are they too inexpensive?) and the only plavce I could get them finally was at a supermarket
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• Dallas, Texas
13 Aug 16
ten dollars is about the average for a foam wrist rest but the gels can cost double that. I find that Target has failed me because anyone who knows computers and office supplies knows full well that wrist pads are as essential to computing as power backup systems, USB cables and mouse pads. But Target is out of the loop I am afraid and that only makes me feel as if they don't have a clue as to what the market should be providing the general public. It's not just about mobile phones, tablets and accessories for mobile devices. Some people work in the real world and they use desktop computers and laptops and for them the market is failing because it offers too little for their purposes. Its as if the industry is trying to phase out PCs in favor of mobile.
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@marguicha (90202)
• Chile
13 Aug 16
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@norcal (3217)
• Nevada City, California
13 Aug 16
I find that online shopping saves a lot of time, aggravation and money. I bet you could find a wrist pad at Staples or Best Buy if you wanted a brick and mortar store for some reason. Courtesy does not seem to be part of customer service anymore.