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Ashyukun (Robert)
Ashyukun (Robert) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
5/15/24 2:25 p.m.
dculberson said:

In reply to Peabody :

Dang I miss Craigslist being the local classifieds hub. Oh well I don't need more stuff. 

Yeah, I really hate FBM most of the time. I have yet to figure out how to search for something just within a specific category, so when I'm searching for something car related that will come up a lot in other categories (say, when I'm looking for something from a Nissan Leaf) I'll get all the listings that have 'leaf' anywhere in the listing. 

Kreb (Forum Supporter)
Kreb (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
5/15/24 2:43 p.m.

I had a client who always paid in cash. I think the reason was that he expected his vendors to pocket some of the money and/or not report it all. Problem was that his business was in a very bad neighborhood, and carrying $25K in loose bills past the druggies and prosititutes was never something that I relished doing.

wae
wae UltimaDork
5/15/24 3:33 p.m.

In reply to Toyman! :

That's how a friend of mine bought my Excursion from me.  Apparently the bank branch that he used was absolutely giddy to send him out with that many singles.

My branch was somewhat less than amused.

I nearly E36 M3 my pants laughing.

Peabody
Peabody MegaDork
5/15/24 3:34 p.m.
Beer Baron 🍺 said:
Peabody said:

If you're complaining about all the BS and negativity on social media it's because that's what you want to see.

 

I have to exercise self control to not allow myself to fall victim to my own negative tendencies.

Hmm

RX Reven'
RX Reven' GRM+ Memberand UberDork
5/15/24 3:35 p.m.

Sesame seeds you wicked, wicked nemesis...you lure me in with your crunchy goodness and then BANG, you wedge yourselves in between my teeth.

stuart in mn
stuart in mn MegaDork
5/15/24 3:36 p.m.
Appleseed said:

In reply to Peabody :

Or...it is working. Stewart mentioned it, got me to think about it, and it even got you to mention it by name. As you said, the end game of advertising is to get you to buy. The first step is to get you thinking and talking about it. wink

I had no desire to buy Frosted Flakes beforehand, I'm even less interested in them now.

Toyman!
Toyman! GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/15/24 3:41 p.m.

In reply to RX Reven' :

I had some on my salad for lunch. They were quite tasty. I did not get them stuck in my teeth for a change so no rants from me. 

 

wae
wae UltimaDork
5/15/24 3:43 p.m.

In reply to Toyman! :

I thought you meant frosted flakes....

Peabody
Peabody MegaDork
5/15/24 3:45 p.m.
Pete. (l33t FS) said:

In reply to NickD :

When I bought the S60R, I needed a couple days' advance notice to get $3800 in cash, because the buyer didn't trust any other form of payment.

Banks do not carry cash anymore.  

The bank I dealt with for 35 years made me do exactly the same thing. I assumed it was an industry wide practice until I went to another bank with my Mom and Stepdad, neither of which having their wits entirely about them, and watched them take ten grand out of their chequing account... because it's always good to have some money on hand.

I no longer deal with that bank

Toyman!
Toyman! GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/15/24 3:46 p.m.

In reply to wae :

You're lucky, my stack wasn't banded. Just one big stack stuffed in an envelope. My youngest had fun counting it. 

 

Kreb (Forum Supporter)
Kreb (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
5/15/24 6:06 p.m.

What in the flying berkeley?!

Customer needs a big industrial fan. I look one up in Grainger, throw tax, crane lift and labor at it. submit the quote. Customer signs the contract. I go to order it and...... "Not available for sale in California". I go back to the webpage and there, several lines below "Expected to arrive Fri. May 24."  is "This item is restricted in certain states." 

Now my quote is E36 M3e. There's a 95 percent percent liklihood that Gavin Newsom has something to do with this. That's a rant for another day, which I'll refrain from for political reasons, but goddamn it Grainger, don't hide this information in the small print.

Edit: So evidently fans sold in California need to have a fan energy index of  1.0 or higher. It's a poorly-conceived formula that in some instances will do more harm than good. But we found a work-around. A PITA, but it'll work.

Antihero
Antihero GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
5/15/24 8:37 p.m.

In reply to NickD :

I was trying out a local bank since my Wells Fargo in town closed.

 

Asked for $800 on a check that was many times that, was told no. Not because they were worried about the check but that they didn't have that in the building at 2pm on a Tuesday â€‹â€‹â€‹â€‹â€‹â€‹. I ended up getting $650 in 10s and 20s.

 

 

Yeah...,.closed that account right away

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/15/24 11:32 p.m.

Lions tickets went on presale today for people on the season tickets waiting list. Rant: holy E36 M3 did the ticket prices go up since the team doesn't suck. I just spent ten grand for sixteen tickets. 

Scotty Con Queso
Scotty Con Queso UltraDork
5/16/24 7:58 a.m.

In reply to AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) :

I have a policy on sporting events.  I don't go unless that tickets are 100% free.  I've gone to multiple Penguins, Pirates, and Steeler games since being stuck in Pittsburgh.  My policy has served me well.  

11GTCS
11GTCS SuperDork
5/16/24 8:22 a.m.

In reply to AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) :

Yer gonna be back on that corner if you keep that up!  laugh  I subscribe to Scotty's method, been to many games over the years on the vendor's dime.

Ashyukun (Robert)
Ashyukun (Robert) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
5/16/24 8:51 a.m.

In reply to AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) :

I only go to sporting events where I have some reason other than the sport to be there- i.e., cheering on a friend/family member or it's a charity event (like the Lexington Legends game coming up that is supporting The Dancer's non-profit). But then, I've never really been much into just watching sportsball- I got more than enough of doing that back in HS & college when I was in Marching Band and had to be at pretty much every game.

budget_bandit
budget_bandit Reader
5/16/24 8:57 a.m.

In reply to AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) :

how far down from the rafters are you for that kind of coin?

Kreb (Forum Supporter)
Kreb (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
5/16/24 9:24 a.m.

With the 49ers, Giants and Warriors as my local teams, I only go when a generous friend or vendor steps up. When the Warriors were the talk of the league, nosebeeds to games featuring cellar dwellers were several hundred bucks (face value anyway). In other words, you Detroiters don't know how good you have it.   

Ashyukun (Robert)
Ashyukun (Robert) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
5/16/24 9:34 a.m.

In reply to Kreb (Forum Supporter) :

Out of curiosity, was it a Big Ass Fan? It always makes me smile when I see them around both because a) they're a local company so I like seeing them get business and b) the name always makes me giggle

(Pointless aside: I ways back my brother was working as an equestrian instructor at a church camp and my family went and visited during one of the Family Weekends they hosted. They have a big outdoor, covered amphitheater and since it's in mid-Missouri and it gets hot and muggy in the summer, they had a few like 6' tall floor fans to keep air circulating. I was curious so I went over and looked and confirmed that yes, they were indeed Big Ass Fans- but almost couldn't keep from laughing out loud when I saw that they'd painted over the 'Ass' in the name/logo every place on the fans...)

volvoclearinghouse
volvoclearinghouse UltimaDork
5/16/24 10:47 a.m.
Scotty Con Queso said:

In reply to AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) :

I have a policy on sporting events.  I don't go unless that tickets are 100% free.  I've gone to multiple Penguins, Pirates, and Steeler games since being stuck in Pittsburgh.  My policy has served me well.  

Even then, they can be too expensive.  I went to a Panthers game once with a few friends when I was living in the CLT area; got free tickets from work.  The game sucked, the weather was horrible, and I didn't even want to have a beer because it was so miserably cold.  I bought a couple of hot chocolates and left in the 3rd quarter, and felt relieved to be out of there.  

A couple of weeks ago I stood in a cold rain to watch my 7 year old play an 8U baseball game, and had an infinitely better time.  

volvoclearinghouse
volvoclearinghouse UltimaDork
5/16/24 10:50 a.m.
Kreb (Forum Supporter) said:

What in the flying berkeley?!

Customer needs a big industrial fan. I look one up in Grainger, throw tax, crane lift and labor at it. submit the quote. Customer signs the contract. I go to order it and...... "Not available for sale in California". I go back to the webpage and there, several lines below "Expected to arrive Fri. May 24."  is "This item is restricted in certain states." 

Now my quote is E36 M3e. There's a 95 percent percent liklihood that Gavin Newsom has something to do with this. That's a rant for another day, which I'll refrain from for political reasons, but goddamn it Grainger, don't hide this information in the small print.

Edit: So evidently fans sold in California need to have a fan energy index of  1.0 or higher. It's a poorly-conceived formula that in some instances will do more harm than good. But we found a work-around. A PITA, but it'll work.

Hey, at least CARB is looking to double gas tax rates next year in that state.  

 

 

volvoclearinghouse
volvoclearinghouse UltimaDork
5/16/24 10:53 a.m.

In reply to Ashyukun (Robert) :

Do they redact their Bibles, too?

"And Samson said, With a red ass's mouth-bone I have made them red with blood, with a red ass's mouth-bone I have sent destruction on a thousand men." - Judges 15:16

Toyman!
Toyman! GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/16/24 11:07 a.m.

We have apparently had another competitor that has either reduced their workforce or has gone out of business. 

You would think this would be a win instead of a rant but we can not keep up with the influx of work. We are having to schedule new customers a week out and that makes customer service look like crap. 

I bought another truck last week to pull the oldest off the road. Looks like one of the new guys is getting stuck in it and thrown to the wolves.

Time to start looking for another truck. 

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/16/24 11:08 a.m.
budget_bandit said:

In reply to AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) :

how far down from the rafters are you for that kind of coin?

Approximately mid-field, 10 rows from the field, behind Lions bench.

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/16/24 11:11 a.m.
11GTCS said:

In reply to AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) :

Yer gonna be back on that corner if you keep that up!  laugh 

Red Wings and Lions tickets are included in pimp budget. I still have $2500 for calendar year 2024.

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