Reasons why New York Sucks

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Manton, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. texas_jack

    texas_jack Senior member

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    Is this why NY sucks?
     


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    Wow... SF edited out the brilliant options you listed.
     


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    I remember a few years back during the last blackout NYC endured, as I made my way uptown on CPW, I stopped at a hot dog vendor cart to buy water (it was HOT that day and there was a long line) and he was selling cans of ginger ale for $3. Needless to say I bought one but c'mon, man. My goodness. That is the sort of thing that would make me want to knock him out, take all of his cold drinks and give them away to the folks on the line.
     
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  4. musicmax

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    One vote for stormtroopers. Emperor Palpatine approves how you have learned to channel your anger.
     


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    Just because you can maximize your profit doesn't mean you have to.
     


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    THIS IS WHY IT IS GREAT!!!!

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  7. Harold falcon

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    Lol, so you'd rather not have any gas instead of paying extra to get some gas?

    Nice.
     


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    The market, she is not as frictionless as you pretend, Mr. Birdman. Anyhoo, I'd have gotten the fuck out. I know not everyone has that option, but since we're talking about me...
     


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    OK let's say you sell 10 widgets a day. You pay your wholesaler $5 per widget and you sell them for $10 each. Your inventory is 20 widgets. Storm hits. Your wholesaler can't get you any widgets for the next five days. Your business model is predicated on $50 gross profit per day. Out of that $50 you have to pay electric, rent, taxes, business permit, etc.

    How do you stay in business selling widgets at $10 a piece?
     


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    More people have that option if they're buying 5 gallons of gas at $10 a gallon rather than filling their tanks at $4 a gallon until the stations run out.

    Thank you for proving that Price Gouging Saves Lives In A Hurricane.
     
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  11. Johdus Fanfoozal

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    Does price gouging save the Tar Heels during recruiting season?
     
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    I don't know about you, but I always fill my tank when I buy gas. I don't usually bring an extra car, though. Not sure how an exodus would lead to gasoline hoarding. Especially in a city where most people don't have cars.
     


  13. Harold falcon

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    Lol. Have you seen the gas lines? Waiting 3 hours to fill up at 3.95. Or pay $9 for a fifteen minute wait?
     


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    last Wednesday, basically two days after the hurricane, I was walking to work and got a call from upstate that my wife's grandfather was gravely ill and that we needed to do whatever possible to get back up. A family member had his car packed in case we needed a ride. No busses, no trains, and obviously no planes so we (or she) decided to rent a car. AMEX found nothing, but we were able to find one after walking into an Avis (one of many car rental places we walked to, nothing was avilable). They had one car, a Chevy Malibu, and then rented it to us for 24 hours for $335. Three hundred and thirty five dollars.

    We drove back last night and again rented a car, this time Avis gave us a Ford Edge SUV loaded with options. And that cost us $55.
     


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