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Old 03-24-2011, 11:36 AM   #41
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Old 04-10-2011, 06:56 AM   #42
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Going out of Business sale?

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ALL WOOD WHITE, TOP WOOD STAIN, APPROX 4FT WIDE, 2FT DEPT, BARGAIN! FIRM ON PRICE
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Going out of Business sale?
Maybe business is doing so well, that he bought something like this instead (and boy does this bring back childhood memories!):
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George Carlin made an entire career out of rearranging the adjectives...

I wish I had his money talent, may he RIP.
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Sigh. Bought a bunch of Navajo and Mata Ortiz pottery and some other Indian stuff - wanted about 20% of the stuff but figured to make the seller happy and take it all, then sell the unwanted items and get what we wanted for a little bit of nothing. Did some sorting and picture taking and listed a group of pots on the local Craigslist and by golly got a response within an hour:

"Hi, I am interested in your post ads here Virginia, Is it still available?
Thanks
Paul"


Hmm. Doesn't mention what is for sale and has a generic and garbled syntax. And don't call me Virginia. <faint but clear alarm bells are ringing> I dusted off an old Gmail account and responded:

"Hi Paul,
Yes, I just posted the ad on Craigslist late this morning, so you are the first respondent and the group is still available".

He came right back:

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Ok then, thanks for your response. I want the item but i live in Virginia. I can overnight Money order to you as payment. I would take charge of the pick up cos i have other stuffs i already bought in your city and Nelson Maldovich would handle the pick up on my behalf. Send me your contact details. Name, address, zipcode and cell# if you are really willing to sell. I would get the money order sent overnight asap.
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<alarm bells are joined by klaxon horn> Who am I to turn down a sale though, on the off chance Paul is real?:

"Paul,

Unfortunately your notes have my scam alert tingling - Mr. Maldovich can contact me and I'll be happy to meet him and sell him the pots for cash. Sadly, there are too many reports of bogus money orders. I would suggest meeting in the Wells Fargo Bank building in La Quinta. That way he can verify that the pots are as I've represented them, we'll be in a secure location, he can transfer your money and mail the pots to you".



I think I may have hurt Paul's feelings - he hasn't responded further since noon....

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I'm not looking for a job, but this must be paying more than $350/hour!

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I'm not looking for a job, but this must be paying more than $350/hour!
How much business does he get, you think?

Must be some, otherwise he couldn't afford to advertise. I don't know.

That has me thinking about where I want my ashes to go. Possibly somewhere at 7500 feet because that is the altitude I preferred for most of my jumps (in the '70's -- and occasionally to 10,500 for the "big star attempts" Never did get even an SCR or SCS rating dadgumit.).

Took to driving airplanes the following year. More science and knowledge involved, but it still doesn't help with the decision.
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I'm not looking for a job, but this must be paying more than $350/hour!
That surf bum is dreaming.
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That surf bum is dreaming.
It seems like a difficult market in which to conduct a salary survey.

I can only imagine the bureaucracy for the permits and the general excise tax.

I also wonder if there's a special urn with a bracket to attach to a custom board fitting. Or do they just use a backpack, shoulder strap, or a lanyard? Otherwise you'd be paddling out, "Ooops", and spluttering while splashing the ashes off your face...
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This reminds me of a news article I saw years ago. After someone died, they found hundreds of urns at his small airport hangar. He evidently was supposed to spread these ashes, but just hadn't gotten around to it.........yet.
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Looking for an LCD HDTV to replace our 19" Sony CRT from the mid-80s. Perfect picture but the size is now too hard to read by our eyes. Especially the tennis scores. So far the best potential is a 37" for $180, followed by a 42" for $220... calls out. Will report back.
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Looking for an LCD HDTV to replace our 19" Sony CRT from the mid-80s. Perfect picture but the size is now too hard to read by our eyes. Especially the tennis scores. So far the best potential is a 37" for $180, followed by a 42" for $220... calls out. Will report back.
We got a good LCD tv on craigslist but doing it again I would buy a new one at costco. The benefit of a warranty and a return policy for this product outweighs the savings. Ours had some problems that I was luckily able to fix with a firmware upgrade, but for awhile I thought I was screwed. There's no way to check out everything until you've had it awhile.
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We got a good LCD tv on craigslist but doing it again I would buy a new one at costco. The benefit of a warranty and a return policy outweighs the savings.
+1 The risk/reward doesn't compute.
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I didn't get a wench with my Prius...
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Thank goodness. Nothing worse than a rusty wench.
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I didn't get a wench with my Prius...
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I would prefer the wench in the back seat
The Prius uses a hybrid wench. It recharges automatically, and the mileage & fuel efficiency are impressive...
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