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Old 09-20-2015, 09:00 AM   #1261
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He follows up, "It was the first time I had had a conversation with someone who did not know who the Nazis were, nor what the holocaust was... I managed to keep a straight face and patiently gave the seller the cliffs notes... casually hinted to the seller that the Jewish ownership might object to the item."
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Old 09-20-2015, 10:15 AM   #1262
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Steve may be lucky the seller didn't run him through. That could be a sword cane.

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ETA: It was sold new for $40.

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Old 09-20-2015, 10:32 AM   #1263
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Wow. Good find.
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Old 09-27-2015, 07:18 AM   #1264
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They're sold out too, he could have made a fortune.
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Old 10-07-2015, 08:07 PM   #1265
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Steve:

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Whelp, I just had to eject a crack addict from the store. The gentleman entered the store with a solitary ladies boot and after numerous attempts to trade it for a radio gave up and left. A few minutes later he came back, and tried to trade it again, this time for a watch. This having failed he gave up and crouched down in the corner and proceeded to pack and hit his pipe. Sorry pal! Time to go! After forcing him out of the front door he stood there glaring at me for a while, boot in hand, before wandering off.

Not five minutes later a local cop walks in: "Hey, you guys see this homeless lookin guy, just stole some woman's boot?"

"Sigh... yeah...."

Now the shop reeks and I have a headache.
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Old 10-07-2015, 10:12 PM   #1266
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Poor guy, he needed that radio to see if she could dance on one foot. Now he'll never know.
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Old 10-26-2015, 11:06 AM   #1267
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The end is nigh, part 27:

Steve reports that Alan is denying some? pawns because there isn't enough cash to give the pawners. This is almost certainly the end, and he just doesn't want to tell the employees. That is cash going out that would result in money coming in, either when the pawn comes out, or 5 months from now when the item is sold. It's guaranteed money, so this is really incomprehensible behavior unless Alan is thinking about closing in 5 months.
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Old 10-26-2015, 11:15 AM   #1268
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That sounds worrisome either way.
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Old 10-26-2015, 05:38 PM   #1269
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One less pawn shop ... what will the world do?
Seriously - Does this impact you somehow? If so, I'm sorry but only because of that.
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Old 10-26-2015, 07:29 PM   #1270
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It doesn't impact me directly any longer, but it's the slow end of a story I've been telling here for years. Let me know if it's self-indulgent.

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Old 10-26-2015, 07:36 PM   #1271
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No, not at all. This has been one of my favorite threads.
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Old 10-26-2015, 07:43 PM   #1272
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OK cool! I wasn't interpreting you correctly there I think.

Yeah there is no loss in the ending of a pawn shop. It would be different if it were really serving the community in any way, other than being the most convenient target of opportunity for reverse racism.

I do wonder how certain customers will manage their week-to-week lives, but not that many people are left, for whatever reason.

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Old 10-26-2015, 08:16 PM   #1273
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It will be a bummer in the tale department. I could replace it with tales from my gig but hippa and depressing sometimes.
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Old 10-27-2015, 12:10 AM   #1274
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Point of order.

You know there's no such thing as reverse racism, right? Racism is racism, and the "colors" of the racists are immaterial. A vs B, B vs A, A vs A, etc.
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Old 10-27-2015, 01:03 AM   #1275
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"You know... right?"

I beg of you not to use that construction when raising an objection

~ my pet peeve ~
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