Baltimore’s ABC-2 conducted a ratings sting recently at local retail stores. In the first segment, the station said that Best Buy had a perfect record, turning away the station’s 15-year-old secret shopper in all three of his attempts to purchase Devil May Cry 4, Bioshock and Call of Duty 4.
Target, however, did very poorly, not stopping the young man on any of his three tries at its stores. When informed of the chain’s poor showing, Target rep Sonja Pothen told ABC-2:
While it’s unfortunate to learn about the findings from this study, it sounds like we have an opportunity to encourage these stores to conduct training we’ve outlined regarding our video games sales policy.
ABC-2’s results at GameStop and Wal-Mart are to be aired in a second segment.