Market Failure!

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Re: Market Failure!

Post by Ellie » 11 Jan 2017, 19:22

Saint Harridan makes a very nice leather belt, although I think cis dudes are the only people they don't market themselves to, haha.

Anyway it doesn't matter because Warren is awesome
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Re: Market Failure!

Post by Warren » 12 Jan 2017, 16:06

Fin Fang Foom wrote:
Jasper wrote:
JD wrote:It is so damn hard to find a decent-quality plain black leather belt. Seriously, that's all I want. About 1.5" wide, no stitching, binding, embossing, conchos, etc. A plain silver buckle. Leather that is actually halfway-decent leather and not some cheap plasticky stuff. The last belt I bought was only a few months ago and the shitty bonded leather is already starting to separate.
Get one at a Ren Faire. Mine is going on 6 years old and is in barely-used condition after wearing it almost daily for that long.

ETA - Oh shit, yes, Warren. There you go.
Can you get a leather mug from Warren though?
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Re: Market Failure!

Post by Kwix » 12 Jan 2017, 16:25

Dangerman wrote:
Fin Fang Foom wrote:
Jasper wrote:
JD wrote:It is so damn hard to find a decent-quality plain black leather belt. Seriously, that's all I want. About 1.5" wide, no stitching, binding, embossing, conchos, etc. A plain silver buckle. Leather that is actually halfway-decent leather and not some cheap plasticky stuff. The last belt I bought was only a few months ago and the shitty bonded leather is already starting to separate.
Get one at a Ren Faire. Mine is going on 6 years old and is in barely-used condition after wearing it almost daily for that long.

ETA - Oh shit, yes, Warren. There you go.
Can you get a leather mug from Warren though?
Have him put gold fringe on the belt so cops know you're a free man travelling on the land, and not subject to their jurisdiction.
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Re: Market Failure!

Post by Aresen » 13 Jan 2017, 21:53

I had to pick up a few small items on the way home tonight, so I dropped in to the local Walmart store.

Got my items. Total $3.65. Handed the cashier a twenty.

Cashier: "That's too big a bill. Do you have anything smaller?"

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Re: Market Failure!

Post by Andrew » 13 Jan 2017, 22:04

That's the first I've heard of a 20 being too big. No one around here takes 50s or 100s. I wonder if he was low on cash and couldn't make change if the next few customers were cash, too.
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Re: Market Failure!

Post by Eric the .5b » 14 Jan 2017, 15:30

Andrew wrote:That's the first I've heard of a 20 being too big. No one around here takes 50s or 100s. I wonder if he was low on cash and couldn't make change if the next few customers were cash, too.
That's what I'm thinking, and he was inexperienced enough to brain fart on just saying he was low on cash.

Or he was just a lazy yutz who wasn't going to last long at that job. Seen that, too.
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Re: Market Failure!

Post by Aresen » 14 Jan 2017, 21:22

Eric the .5b wrote:
Andrew wrote:That's the first I've heard of a 20 being too big. No one around here takes 50s or 100s. I wonder if he was low on cash and couldn't make change if the next few customers were cash, too.
That's what I'm thinking, and he was inexperienced enough to brain fart on just saying he was low on cash.

Or he was just a lazy yutz who wasn't going to last long at that job. Seen that, too.
She offered me change in loonies and toonies ($1 & $2 coins). That much coin in your pocket is a real pain.

What bothered me was that she hadn't had the initiative to get some five and ten dollar bills from her supervisor before she ran out. (I assume she started with some in her float before she opened the till.)
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Re: Market Failure!

Post by Taktix® » 24 Jan 2017, 11:02

Sony and LG to stop making 3D TV's

Somewhere, in the deep dark corners of the gryll, where no search for "market" or "failure" or "market failure" can touch, I called this...
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Re: Market Failure!

Post by Ellie » 24 Jan 2017, 11:24

This was the closest I could find, because obviously during one of the busiest weeks of work all year, I should be spending my time at my desk doing Grylliade searches.
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Re: Market Failure!

Post by Taktix® » 24 Jan 2017, 13:48

Ellie wrote:This was the closest I could find, because obviously during one of the busiest weeks of work all year, I should be spending my time at my desk doing Grylliade searches.
That's what I was thinking of, thank you!
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Re: Market Failure!

Post by lunchstealer » 25 Jan 2017, 12:43

I would have called it if I didn't have such a terrible track record at calling these things. "iPad? It's got a stupid name and it's like a really really really unwieldy iPhone." It seemed like the least-good idea in television technology since those front-projection monstrosities of the '80s.
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Re: Market Failure!

Post by Highway » 25 Jan 2017, 12:50

I wouldn't be surprised to see 3D stop being a thing at the movie theaters in less than 10 years, either, especially if there's no home market to add long tail sales. It hasn't been anything people especially seek out since or even before Avatar. If they can find another way to add a "premium" charge to movies instead of something that has all the hassles of 3D, they'd probably drop it as quickly as they can.
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Re: Market Failure!

Post by Hugh Akston » 25 Jan 2017, 12:58

Highway wrote:If they can find another way to add a "premium" charge to movies instead of something that has all the hassles of 3D, they'd probably drop it as quickly as they can.
They already do. The premium format auditorium at the local AMC has a bigger screen, better sound, and bigger comfier reclining seats with more leg room.
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Re: Market Failure!

Post by JasonL » 25 Jan 2017, 12:59

Yeah those new recliners are sweet.

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Re: Market Failure!

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 25 Jan 2017, 20:45

However, if the ticket booth line is outside the theater, picking seats through the glare of the ticket booth glass is a pain in the ass. Frankly, for most movies I'd rather just have people sit wherever there is room when they get there.

As for 3D, now that the theater investment has been made, they'll be around for a while but my guess is that mostly only animated films will be in 3D.

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Re: Market Failure!

Post by Warren » 25 Jan 2017, 20:48

D.A. Ridgely wrote:However, if the ticket booth line is outside the theater, picking seats through the glare of the ticket booth glass is a pain in the ass. Frankly, for most movies I'd rather just have people sit wherever there is room when they get there.

As for 3D, now that the theater investment has been made, they'll be around for a while but my guess is that mostly only animated films will be in 3D.
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Re: Market Failure!

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 25 Jan 2017, 20:55

Warren wrote:
D.A. Ridgely wrote:However, if the ticket booth line is outside the theater, picking seats through the glare of the ticket booth glass is a pain in the ass. Frankly, for most movies I'd rather just have people sit wherever there is room when they get there.

As for 3D, now that the theater investment has been made, they'll be around for a while but my guess is that mostly only animated films will be in 3D.
LOL. Hey everybody! Grandpa here buys his tickets AT the theater. Har har har.
Blow me, Warren. The theater is only a few blocks, we usually go at off hours and the "convenience fee" is more convenient when you don't have to pay it.

Sure, I use Fandango sometimes, especially when the kids want to see some blockbuster on its opening weekend. But if the movie has been running four or five days and I'm going by myself to some matinee, which I frequently do, it's easier just to hop in the car and buy a ticket like in olden times. (Also, the Regal Theater in question, while otherwise quite nice, has one - count 'em, one -- automatic ticket kiosk inside the front entrance.

Oh, and to add to your misplaced amusement, when I do buy tickets in advance, I print the damned things out. Why? Don't I know how to load tickets on my smartphone? Sure I do. I also know from experience that it's much easier to hand the usher the ticket on a piece of paper when you've got a bag of popcorn and a drink in your hands than trying to fiddle with the phone.

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Re: Market Failure!

Post by Warren » 25 Jan 2017, 21:04

Oh hey. I apologize. I was just pulling your leg. I buy my tickets at the theater too. Mostly because the theater is an hour's drive away and a lot can happen between here and there.
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Re: Market Failure!

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 25 Jan 2017, 22:40

Warren wrote:Oh hey. I apologize. I was just pulling your leg. I buy my tickets at the theater too. Mostly because the theater is an hour's drive away and a lot can happen between here and there.
No offense intended.
No problem.

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Re: Market Failure!

Post by Ellie » 05 Apr 2017, 16:56

Maybe I am just a cheapskate, but psyllium husk supplements seem to be awfully pricey for something you are just going to poop right back out.
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Re: Market Failure!

Post by Mo » 05 Apr 2017, 16:59

Ellie wrote:Maybe I am just a cheapskate, but psyllium husk supplements seem to be awfully pricey for something you are just going to poop right back out.
Not if you're not pooping.
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Re: Market Failure!

Post by Mo » 10 Apr 2017, 10:39

I don't know about you, but I would need armed goons to drag me kicking and screaming on to a United flight.
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Re: Market Failure!

Post by thoreau » 10 Apr 2017, 11:14

Mo wrote:I don't know about you, but I would need armed goons to drag me kicking and screaming on to a United flight.
This.
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Re: Market Failure!

Post by nicole » 10 Apr 2017, 12:00

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Re: Market Failure!

Post by Eric the .5b » 19 Apr 2017, 12:39

Juicero packs, you know, the $5 packs that produce 8 oz of juice when you squeeze them in a $400 machine that has to have a constant Wi-Fi connection? "How do you measure chi?" and all of that?

Can totally be squeezed by hand.
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