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Old 03-12-2013, 02:59 PM   #646
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For fuck's sake. A gentleman just attempted to get me to buy his decrepit DVD player by showing me his colostomy bag. I didn't need to see that with no warning.
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:00 PM   #647
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The obvious question is, would a warning have made it any better?
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:02 PM   #648
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The other obvious question is how did he think that would influence you?

"Man, come on, 25 dollar...Papa needs a brand new bag."
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Old 03-12-2013, 04:00 PM   #649
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You just can't make this stuff up! UT your job entertains me but I am glad I am not there!
Infi that was damn funny!
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Old 03-12-2013, 04:01 PM   #650
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People always try to tell me why they need money, in the hopes that it'll get them an additional few bucks. In this case the guy was stinking drunk and came in telling me that he needed money for his mama, who wanted a drink on her birthday. In the middle of it he wanted to show that he was in difficult medical situations.
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:05 PM   #651
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Yes, sir, you're full of shit, but I'm not taking the piss...


A laptop new enough to be running windows 8 only fetches $80? I'd feel a bit short changed too!
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:14 PM   #652
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Pawn shop's not the place to get the best deal, just the fastest deal.
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:12 PM   #653
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You need that on a sign that you can just point to repeatedly throughout your day.
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:16 PM   #654
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If I had the time, energy and money, I'd come into your shop dressed as Bobba Fett and try to sell you Han Solo in Carbonite. When you start haggling, I'll pull a thermal detonator out of my pocket...
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:48 PM   #655
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It was Boushh who did that* (Fett was impressed).

(but not really)
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:58 PM   #656
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Pawn shop's not the place to get the best deal, just the fastest deal.
Conversely, its not a bad place to buy one.
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:06 AM   #657
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It was Boushh who did that* (Fett was impressed).

(but not really)


Boushh, selling Chewbacca.

Ach, for shame...
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Old 03-16-2013, 08:17 AM   #658
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Sammy and I are strongly considering doing a Pawn Cast.

We have a bunch of good gear, we have resources, we are talented... it could be a thing.

(His real name may be revealed!)
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Old 03-16-2013, 02:20 PM   #659
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It was a fine day today at the shop. I measure my days by whether someone has been rude or threatening or pissed off in general, and the first half of the day, nobody like that appeared.

Just now a woman came in to retrieve her ring, which was a beautiful item, and she paid the $15 due and got it out of pawn. She was happy and pleasant and admired her own jewelry, which was beautiful.

But as she was about to leave, her man comes in and starts cussing her out in horrible ways. He was super-angry that she let the ring accumulate $2 more in interest over the last two months. And super-loud: "mother fuckin bitch you almost lost this ring like you fucked up the last time your sorry mother fuckin ass is fucking up again..."

I just sat there and said nothing which is my role in such situations. Of course you dream of setting both their shit straight: man, do not ever be angry at your partner like this, and at least shut your fucking gums when you are in public. Woman, leave this dickhead as fast as you can because the ass-whoopings you are undoubtedly getting are not worth it, ever.

But I just sat there and said nothing, and cursed another day where I would encounter this kind of foul beast.
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Old 03-17-2013, 02:56 AM   #660
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... Just now a woman came in to retrieve her ring, which was a beautiful item, ... She was happy and pleasant and admired her own jewelry, which was beautiful. ...
I'm curious UT, what is your guesstimate on the percentage of people pawning things, that you consider to be nice stuff, who come back to get it out of hock?
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