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Ebitdaddy

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All this is fine as long as inventory is moving. Once AP is no longer able to move everything but RO's then they're going to wish they still had their retail partners to shove inventory down to.

Not really how that practically plays out.

Your normal retail partners slow down ordering too, there's a bit of a tail, but it is very short, and keep in mind a lot of product is sold on net terms and as a vendor you're an unsecured creditor...
 

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Does anyone know if real-estate agents have the opposite issue from lawyers, i.e., they want to provide the illusion of being wealthier than they are? I imagine that if you are trying to sell a house you don't want to hire a guy who drives a jalopy and wears a Casio.
Every single RE agent I've seen drives either a Lexus, BMW, Mercedes, Audi, or Tesla. I've never seen one pull up in a Ford F150 or Chevy Silverado.
 

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Every single RE agent I've seen drives either a Lexus, BMW, Mercedes, Audi, or Tesla. I've never seen one pull up in a Ford F150 or Chevy Silverado.
Even in TX?

I spent last week in San Antonio. My Uber's were all Expeditions or Tahoes.
 

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If you really believe this, the answer is not to carry a gun but rather to not carry a watch.

If your friend had a gun, what do you think would have happened? I doubt the answer for the vast majority of hype-watch wearers is "pulled gun out in self-defense and prevented a robbery" and more likely "shot while going for gun."

Sorry about your friend but losing a watch is about the best of the likely outcomes in an armed robbery.
Respectfully, I disagree. I cannot opine for my friend, and I won't. I will, however, respond as though this happened to me. I bought my watches with hard-earned resources and have the right to use and enjoy them without fear of third-party malfeasance. If someone tries to rob me, or otherwise intends to inflict imminent bodily harm, you're gonna take the room temperature challenge, pal. True - maybe the engagement results in me taking a dirt nap, as well, but I don't care. I rather expire than ever unwillingly give some scumbag something I worked so hard for. It's a principle thing for me, big dawg.

The real inquiry is: when you're ready to punch your card, can you hit your target? Can they? That's where I feel pretty good about the whole exchange.
 

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Respectfully, I disagree. I cannot opine for my friend, and I won't. I will, however, respond as though this happened to me. I bought my watches with hard-earned resources and have the right to use and enjoy them without fear of third-party malfeasance. If someone tries to rob me, or otherwise intends to inflict imminent bodily harm, you're gonna take the room temperature challenge, pal. True - maybe the engagement results in me taking a dirt nap, as well, but I don't care. I rather expire than ever unwillingly give some scumbag something I worked so hard for. It's a principle thing for me, big dawg.

The real inquiry is: when you're ready to punch your card, can you hit your target? Can they? That's where I feel pretty good about the whole exchange.

You must shoot with your right, can’t imagine you have enough blood pumping to your fingers to pull the trigger on your watch wearing side.
 

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Real ones own a Santa Cruz.
Mine (and like the watch pictures I post they are not find on the internet)
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(The 360 is from 1989, the Precision from 1977)
 

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Respectfully, I disagree. I cannot opine for my friend, and I won't. I will, however, respond as though this happened to me. I bought my watches with hard-earned resources and have the right to use and enjoy them without fear of third-party malfeasance. If someone tries to rob me, or otherwise intends to inflict imminent bodily harm, you're gonna take the room temperature challenge, pal. True - maybe the engagement results in me taking a dirt nap, as well, but I don't care. I rather expire than ever unwillingly give some scumbag something I worked so hard for. It's a principle thing for me, big dawg.

The real inquiry is: when you're ready to punch your card, can you hit your target? Can they? That's where I feel pretty good about the whole exchange.
I would never play russian roulette over jewelry, but obviously that's a decision that you can make in whatever jurisdiction you live in.

Where I disagree is with your advice that other people do so. If you really think that sooner or later everyone who wears a nice watch is going to be held up at gunpoint, the only sound advice is to guide people to carefully consider whether to wear a nice watch. Telling people they need to carry a firearm to feel safe is terrible advice. I think you know this. Would you tell your mother, wife or sister to carry a gun or would you tell them to avoid dangerous situations where they might need one?

Fortunately, the vast majority of people who wear nice watches are not likely to be subjected to an armed robbery. For those that do find themselves in that situation, giving up their insurable, replaceable watch is a far better bet than hoping they can draw their weapon and use it in self-defense before they or someone around them dies by gunfire.

I would venture that for the majority of people, not carrying a gun is more important than wearing a watch. EDCing a gun is a very personal decision and I doubt most people would make it just because they think their risk is higher due to wearing a watch.
 

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I would never play russian roulette over jewelry, but obviously that's a decision that you can make in whatever jurisdiction you live in.

Where I disagree is with your advice that other people do so. If you really think that sooner or later everyone who wears a nice watch is going to be held up at gunpoint, the only sound advice is to guide people to carefully consider whether to wear a nice watch. Telling people they need to carry a firearm to feel safe is terrible advice. I think you know this. Would you tell your mother, wife or sister to carry a gun or would you tell them to avoid dangerous situations where they might need one?

Fortunately, the vast majority of people who wear nice watches are not likely to be subjected to an armed robbery. For those that do find themselves in that situation, giving up their insurable, replaceable watch is a far better bet than hoping they can draw their weapon and use it in self-defense before they or someone around them dies by gunfire.

I would venture that for the majority of people, not carrying a gun is more important than wearing a watch. EDCing a gun is a very personal decision and I doubt most people would make it just because they think their risk is higher due to wearing a watch.
Honestly, now that you've elaborated a bit, I mostly agree with you. Generally, you're right about some points. Most people would hand over the watch. Everyone owning a firearm doesn't make anyone safer, especially without proper training. One should generally be careful and develop acute situational awareness.

I disagree with some specific points, though, but we're not likely to meet in the middle, so why bother.
 

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