While going to the super market today and passing by the electronics section I overheard a person talking to a staff member on how he was interested in buying this item behind a locked glass case except he needed some time to think about. This item apparently is in demand and so it should have been a first come first serve. The employee then told him that he would hide the item behind some laptop boxes where other customers wouldn’t think to look. Therefore, high chances it will still be available.
It’s scenarios like these why if you are specifically hunting for a deal that you should not be afraid to ask employees if they can check the stock. As well, even if they say something is sold out that may not be the case at all. It’s not too far-fetched like in this situation where at times people actually hide the deals for themselves even if they shouldn’t.