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The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by j, Mar 2, 2005.

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  1. enjay

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    Damn SpooPoker, nice finds. I never find quality footwear at my shops. Please give me the Joplins, thanks.

    Does Marshalls count as thrifting? Snagged a really nice BB Makers tie yesterday, not an irregular like most BB I find there. Also, the one near me seemed to just have just received a bunch of PRL shirts, just nothing I really loved.
     
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    Looks to me like you're a suspect.
     
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    Yikes! Wes, is this the town you live in or in a nearby community?
     
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    Hmmm. I guess technically I would be. You should see the shoes I got off of him. [​IMG]
    No, I work in York PA, about an hour from home. My town doesn't even have their own police force. We do have a fire truck though.....and a stop light, which I believe was just installed for bragging rights. There really is no need for it....ever.
     
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    That is nutty - I'm guessing you cannot telecommute for the work you do...and must get nerve-wracking in the winter when it's cold & dark on those mean streets. May be time for your company to hire security escorts or something.
     
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    I probably could telecommute, everything I do is on computers. I would have to get a heavy duty system at home to run the 3D software though. It really bogs down my laptop.

    Half of my co-workers have conceal/carry permits.
     
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    Reminds me of Milwaukee.....annnnnnnnnnnd Chicago.
     
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    Time to thrift that glock.
     
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    Thrifting in it's purest form! Cut out the middleman, right?



    This is NOT what I needed to see 2 weeks before moving to Newark for school [​IMG]
     
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    Did you leave any DNA at the scene? It looks too nice to be a crap town...
     
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    Not sure that I could stand a 2 hour round trip commute everyday anymore. Also how do you do it? You drive an hour each way to work, you thrift, you take photos, you do listings... Do you sleep, do you have any human interaction other than dead bodies in the street [​IMG]

    Would taking a lesser paying job that you could work from home with cover your expenses - the money you save from not commuting? I would seriously consider it. My first tech job was with Lucent, and I commuted 100 miles each way everyday. That lasted about a year before I told my wife we were moving nearer or I was quitting because I had been falling asleep on the drive... Now I live 40 miles away from my work place, but work from home all but 1 day a month and when I travel. It is heavenly being able to roll out of bed 5 minutes before a meeting and taking it in my PJs [​IMG]
     
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    Nope...took his skeet blanket too!

    Anyone remember the Live song, "Shit Town"? Well, that's about their home town of York PA.

    Th pic is deceiving, it's right on the edge of a city park (right side of the street).

    Ask Greg613 what he though of it after he went out after dark to this place....

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    Minimal sleep....Human interaction on the weekends.

    I am only working here until I "buy my Ferrari" (pay off the house). I don't need to work here, and am basically using this job to save money for my early retirement while I do so. I put the max amount into 401K and the company has a great match program plus the pay is great. The problem is I hate it. On the plus side, work is a great central location for all my thrifting adventures. I can be in either Lancaster, Harrisburg or Baltimore within 45 minutes.

    My original plan was to quit here once my student loans were paid off this December, but my wife didn't seem to be on board with that. I told her I'd toss in the house too and she was game. She may be rethinking that today. She already texted me "quit" this morning after she saw the above photo.
     
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    I love that ATM sign in the window of the store. Can you imagine being the armoured car crew that loads that machine?
     
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    I also have to handle large format printing. That would be tough from home. I'm the only one at the company who does what I do, so I don't even have anyone to handle what comes out on the plotter.....or even make sure it has paper in it. Quitting altogether just seems like the better option.
     
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    Oh yeah....thrift bragging thread.....sorry.

    This is nothing special, but I thought it looked cool. A search of the RN number shows it is Target Corp.

    NWOT Converse Sport Coat with Throat latch, ticket pocket and dual vent.

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    Shame to think what that building once looked like. I took a trip through upstate NY a couple years ago. I nearly cried at all the cool old buildings left to rot for the past 3-4 decades.
     
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    Perfect example of this architectural deterioration.

    My Great Great Great Grandfather on the stoop of his brand new store in Baltimore c.1914 (The little girl is my Great Grand Mother, who I knew fairly well until she passed in '96) Just noticed his store looks eerily similar to the corner store above.
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    The same building as it stands today. I wonder if that beautiful carpentry is still encased under that ugly white fascia.
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    You should switch to selling drugs online instead of on the street..
     
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  20. pnutpug

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    Don't quit until you find another job. But find another job. Life is too short to do something you hate every day. I've taken pay cuts (small) to change jobs before and it was always, always, always the right call.
     
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