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AZDuffman
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August 3rd, 2012 at 9:09:44 AM permalink
Quote: thecesspit

You'd get more from a collector than a reseller...



Do like the guy with the thermometor:


1. Go on TV. That item has a decent chance of making it.
2. Negotiate but if you do not get your price, walk.
3. Get to your car before it gets stolen in that neighborhood
4. Put it on eBay the day after the episode airs, title it "Pawn Stars MP Album."
5. Collect, use money to test if dice control works at Riveara.
Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing
thecesspit
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August 3rd, 2012 at 9:22:33 AM permalink
It's a smart plan up until point 5, second clause :)

A quick look around suggest a near mint version of the record is on sale for $50. I would guess the full boxed set with the tie set would be worth more if still boxed up and in near mint condition.
"Then you can admire the real gambler, who has neither eaten, slept, thought nor lived, he has so smarted under the scourge of his martingale, so suffered on the rack of his desire for a coup at trente-et-quarante" - Honore de Balzac, 1829
EvenBob
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August 3rd, 2012 at 10:46:17 AM permalink
Quote: odiousgambit

Thinking of starting cars, remember when they were harder to start?



I remember my first fuel injected car, I thought
I would cry. Always started in the winter on the
first try.

My dad had a battle plan for starting his cars in
the winter in the 50's and 60's. He used a heating
lamp for a long time, position it at night and plug
it in from the house at 5am. Later on he had a
coolent system heater installed in his 59 Pontiac
Safari that heated up the whole engine. And of
course the inevitable can of Instant Start to drench
the mammoth 4 barrel carb with. The air cleaner
on that 389 had to be 2ft across.

"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
EvenBob
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August 4th, 2012 at 9:38:51 PM permalink
Here's one everybody will relate to. Remember when
you could call your wife or girlfriend and they had no
idea where you were calling from? When they couldn't
see who it was before they answered? When they
couldn't find out anything about your call history?

Remember when we all thought this was a good idea?
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
odiousgambit
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August 6th, 2012 at 12:54:54 AM permalink
Quote: buzzpaff

Remember this old question ? Your car just stalled on the railroad tracks. You push in the clutch, press down on the gas, and pray.
But you flood the engine. What now ? And no, do not get out of the car yet. The train is a good 40 seconds away !



We never got to hear the answer to this, Buzzpaff
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AZDuffman
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August 6th, 2012 at 5:42:37 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Here's one everybody will relate to. Remember when
you could call your wife or girlfriend and they had no
idea where you were calling from? When they couldn't
see who it was before they answered? When they
couldn't find out anything about your call history?

Remember when we all thought this was a good idea?



Thought which was a good idea--having caller ID or not having it?

IIRC, Wizard states than almos all of the "is my boyfriend cheating on me" letters seem to start with the girl checking out the guy's call history.
Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing
EvenBob
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August 6th, 2012 at 11:35:48 AM permalink
That we all thought seeing who was calling was a
good idea. And you have to use your cell, when was
the last time you saw a payphone that worked.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
buzzpaff
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August 6th, 2012 at 11:42:24 AM permalink
Quote: odiousgambit

We never got to hear the answer to this, Buzzpaff




Put the car in first gear, let out the clutch, and grind the starter. It will drag you off the railroad tracks.
DJTeddyBear
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August 6th, 2012 at 11:42:56 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

....when was
the last time you saw a payphone that worked.


I took these pictures at McCarran this past May - a kiosk for 6 pay phones, with only one actual pay phone.

I called it "A Sign Of The Times".

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EvenBob
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August 6th, 2012 at 12:14:27 PM permalink
Yup. Payphones are owned by individual small companies,
just like gumball machines and candy machines. You have
to give part of the profit to the place where the coin devices
are located. If there are no profits, you pull the machines.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal

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