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I would be curious to see some data on sales to know more about individual amounts vs people buying weight and how much of a market share weed had. I have a feeling there would be a trend towards people buying weight of things like cocaine, crack, and heroin whereas pot sales would be mostly in individual consumption sizes. In any case, we should move this discussion to CE.

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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

a city sanitation guy knocked at my door yesterday and warned me that I have a HUGE hornets nest hanging off a tree in my backyard. I'm very allergic to bee/wasp stings.

I thanked him and said I'd find a landscaping or exterminator service to get rid of it ASAP and he was like: "No no, I'll take it down for you, no problem" and he (old guy in his 60's) gets a ladder and large burlap bag thing/contraption climbs 30feet up, duct tapes the nest's hole, then cuts it down, and takes it away for me in less than 15min.

I watched from far away with binoculars behind a window inside my house... like a little bitch. laugh.gif

i tried to slip him a $50 but he wouldn't take it.
That's a very nice thing for him to do without expecting or taking any compensation.
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

It wasn't hard to access but it looks like it required enough tech savvy and non-stupidity to actually transact on the site that the people using it were probably stable recreational users.

I don't know any thing about the actual customer population, but that inference seems like a pretty big leap to make.
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

a city sanitation guy knocked at my door yesterday and warned me that I have a HUGE hornets nest hanging off a tree in my backyard. I'm very allergic to bee/wasp stings.

I thanked him and said I'd find a landscaping or exterminator service to get rid of it ASAP and he was like: "No no, I'll take it down for you, no problem" and he (old guy in his 60's) gets a ladder and large burlap bag thing/contraption climbs 30feet up, duct tapes the nest's hole, then cuts it down, and takes it away for me in less than 15min.

I watched from far away with binoculars behind a window inside my house... like a little bitch. laugh.gif

i tried to slip him a $50 but he wouldn't take it.

What a wonderful human. Thanks for sharing.
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad View Post

I don't know any thing about the actual customer population, but that inference seems like a pretty big leap to make.

I don't know anything about the overall population, but I have seen bits and pieces of people discussing their use of the site (there's a big subreddit dedicated to it), and that was the impression I got. I'm sure there are junkies who have figured it out too, but having to wait for something in the mail is a big barrier compared to scraping up $20 and finding a dealer.

In fact, waiting periods are often something I have seen studied as part of drug legalization plans. Basically, you make sales legal, but you have to put in your order a few days to a week in advance--you can cancel your order at any time, but if you change your mind it's back into the queue (IIRC, it is designed with prepayment or a refundable deposit in mind and no bulk purchases). This breaks addict behavior since they can't get a fix immediately, and have time to irreversibly back out if they place an order in a moment of weakness.

Obviously it's not perfect, but it's an interesting idea. Would have to beat the black market, but for a lot of users, the guaranteed quality and safety and stable price is a plus. The illegal dealers would be limited in their pricing power since customers who can wait are guaranteed access to a safe supply at a fixed price...hopefully reducing entry into the black market.
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

I don't know anything about the overall population, but I have seen bits and pieces of people discussing their use of the site (there's a big subreddit dedicated to it), and that was the impression I got. I'm sure there are junkies who have figured it out too, but having to wait for something in the mail is a big barrier compared to scraping up $20 and finding a dealer.

In fact, waiting periods are often something I have seen studied as part of drug legalization plans. Basically, you make sales legal, but you have to put in your order a few days to a week in advance--you can cancel your order at any time, but if you change your mind it's back into the queue (IIRC, it is designed with prepayment or a refundable deposit in mind and no bulk purchases). This breaks addict behavior since they can't get a fix immediately, and have time to irreversibly back out if they place an order in a moment of weakness.

Obviously it's not perfect, but it's an interesting idea. Would have to beat the black market, but for a lot of users, the guaranteed quality and safety and stable price is a plus. The illegal dealers would be limited in their pricing power since customers who can wait are guaranteed access to a safe supply at a fixed price...hopefully reducing entry into the black market.

This must be the logic behind how the Ontario government operates their monopoly on alcohol sales. laugh.gif
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I am preparing a pretty rough negotiating session for Tuesday in Australia. Monday is a holiday. the guy I am meeting is an asshole. I am going to hit him Thursday end of day his time with a chunk of correspondence that is going to completely freak him out and ruin his 3 day weekend. I have instructed everyone that he might call for clarification to say "sorry, you have to talk to globetrotter on Tuesday, I really can't help you". I am going to have a good weekend, have a nice meal Monday night and a good night's sleep. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Originally Posted by globetrotter View Post

I am preparing a pretty rough negotiating session for Tuesday in Australia. Monday is a holiday. the guy I am meeting is an asshole. I am going to hit him Thursday end of day his time with a chunk of correspondence that is going to completely freak him out and ruin his 3 day weekend. I have instructed everyone that he might call for clarification to say "sorry, you have to talk to globetrotter on Tuesday, I really can't help you". I am going to have a good weekend, have a nice meal Monday night and a good night's sleep. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Well played and I approve. Make sure you tell everyone you'll fire their ass if they give this guy any relief over the weekend.
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Care package from my baby.
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a little over a week ago i was part of the ticket lottery for redsox playoff tickets and then this happened:
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

I had two awesome face value tickets for redsox game 2 (saturday game) at fenway reserved online through their ticketing site. Then I got greedy and tried to open another window (to see my other options for tickets) and lost the reserved tickets. After that everything was sold out. facepalm.gifffffuuuu.gif

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Originally Posted by imatlas View Post

When you're doing something like that, using a separate browser can avoid the problem. I have IE, Firefox and Chrome so I can be logged into the same website three times as three different people.

Chrome supports multiple concurrent "users" with distinct cookies. I use this some of the time, however visually it's easier to figure out who I'm logged in as if I have completely separate browsers.

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DONT BE GREEDY, DOC!!!!

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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

Just go for the ALCS, you know they are going to make it.


I was watching the indians/rays playoff game tonight and jokingly checked online to see if there were still tickets available for saturdays alds game at fenway. aaaaannndd... there were tickets available!

red sox/fenway ticketing is so weird. they release all their tickets in one day, which get sold out in less than an hour. but then release another batch randomly a couple days before the series starts (which are sometimes even better seats).

anyway I'm happy I got red sox vs rays playoff tickets at face value (great seats too) this saturday at fenway.
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Lambs are soooo cute I think I'm gonna get one.
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

Lambs are soooo cute I think I'm gonna get one.

You don't buy a lamb, you buy a sheep it won't stay a lamb, it's like people saying I'm going to get a kitten/puppy, no you are buying a cat or a dog.


Kitchen spammers have started talking and defending their posts, good times.
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

You don't buy a lamb, you buy a sheep it won't stay a lamb.

Wrong. You don't buy a lamb, you buy dinner.
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At least dogs stay cute forever.

I always get sad when I see the milkbone commercials. I want a doggy frown.gif.
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

You don't buy a lamb, you buy a sheep it won't stay a lamb, it's like people saying I'm going to get a kitten/puppy, no you are buying a cat or a dog.

That reminds me of the time one of my friends gave birth to a baby boy and posted about it on Facebook. I replied to her post by saying "You didn't have a baby boy you stupid bitch, you had a man won't stay a baby forever!" Everyone got mad at me but I'm like "fuck all y'alls I'm gettin' in here and speaking the truth it's a man."
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