Today I was at a store and apparently there was a sale for some kind of game and it was apparent that there was nothing left on the shelf. There was a couple that was expressing how it must be all sold out and they quickly left. Not too long after another person came in and as well saw the empty shelf. However, he actually asked an employee if they had any left. Sure enough, the employee goes to the back and grabs a copy.
Even I am surprised at how many people are afraid to ask in these situations. Especially if the deal was good enough for you to go to the store with the intent to buy it. Many times too people will often check for you in other locations. So that increases your chance in getting the deal. Don’t be bashful I guess.