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Sat, 05-18-2013 - 8:46am

You might be enlightened to learn how the French look at conditions like ADD/HD.  I find this as fascinating as those sights and smells you brag about, Lol.

 http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/suffer-the-children/201203/why-french-kids-dont-have-adhd

 

 

 

 


 


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Mon, 05-20-2013 - 6:07pm

litlmiss_cantbewrong wrote:
<p>How about Thrift shop vs. Pawn shop????  There could be a rousing debate there.  Which of us here use either or both or wouldn't be caught dead in either/or?  Your opinion on whether using them or not makes you worldly.  Why would you shop there--like the deals?  Like the idea of re-using rather than buying new for some items?  Have you sold any items to a pawn shop and did you make any money?  Have you ever pawned anything and did you go get your item back?  Or did you find yourself going to a Thrift shop recently because you couldn't get the Mackelmore song out of your head?  : )</p>

I've been to lots of thrift stores, love them.  I've never been to a pawn shop but as long as it was in a decent neighborhood, I wouldn't mind taking a peak, I just haven't been.

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Mon, 05-20-2013 - 5:11pm

litlmiss_cantbewrong wrote:
<p>How about Thrift shop vs. Pawn shop????  There could be a rousing debate there.  Which of us here use either or both or wouldn't be caught dead in either/or?  Your opinion on whether using them or not makes you worldly.  Why would you shop there--like the deals?  Like the idea of re-using rather than buying new for some items?  Have you sold any items to a pawn shop and did you make any money?  Have you ever pawned anything and did you go get your item back?  Or did you find yourself going to a Thrift shop recently because you couldn't get the Mackelmore song out of your head?  : )</p>

I have been to both but my pawn shop experience is limited.  When I was in high school my dad bought me a typewriter from a pawn shop.   Apparently in his youth he had a lot of experience in pawn shops.  A year or so ago DH and I went to a local pawn shop.  Do not remember why exactly, I think we were looking for something (some type of tool I think) and he thought that might be a good source. 

I get a lot of my work clothes at thrift stores.  I am really rough on them and prefer not to pay full price. 

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Mon, 05-20-2013 - 4:22pm

BeaArthurisMyReligion wrote:
<p>yes littlemiss- there was a sign instructing us to do so -- I guess so they can see your eyes and read your body language so you're not trying to scam them...it was hands down one fo the funniest experiences we've ever had.  We are such goobers.. when he told us what he could give us for the jewelry I was all "WOW! REALLY?" and my wife was all "way to play it cool there champ.."</p>

Thanks I was curious.  One of my schools put a sign on their door in the last couple months that says "Parents please remove your hoodies when you enter the building."  I'm still pondering that one.

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
― Markus ZusakThe Book Thief

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Mon, 05-20-2013 - 4:09pm

litlmiss_cantbewrong wrote:
<p>How about Thrift shop vs. Pawn shop????  There could be a rousing debate there.  Which of us here use either or both or wouldn't be caught dead in either/or?  Your opinion on whether using them or not makes you worldly.  Why would you shop there--like the deals?  Like the idea of re-using rather than buying new for some items?  Have you sold any items to a pawn shop and did you make any money?  Have you ever pawned anything and did you go get your item back?  Or did you find yourself going to a Thrift shop recently because you couldn't get the Mackelmore song out of your head?  : )</p>

We have a "family pawn shop" in town.  I guess it's called that to let you know that it is G-Rated.  It is the best place in town to get "deals" on musical instruments and small electronics.   I got my son's first viola there for around two hundred bucks.   I also have bought calculators there.   My older son recently posted that he "scored" a bass pedal for a drum kit for twenty bucks.  I have no idea whether that is as good as a deal as he seems to think it is.

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Mon, 05-20-2013 - 4:06pm

BeaArthurisMyReligion wrote:
<p>yes littlemiss- there was a sign instructing us to do so -- I guess so they can see your eyes and read your body language so you're not trying to scam them...it was hands down one fo the funniest experiences we've ever had.  We are such goobers.. when he told us what he could give us for the jewelry I was all "WOW! REALLY?" and my wife was all "way to play it cool there champ.."</p>

You have to take off your hat and sunglasses so they can get a good video shot of you if you try to rob the place!

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Mon, 05-20-2013 - 3:58pm

yes littlemiss- there was a sign instructing us to do so -- I guess so they can see your eyes and read your body language so you're not trying to scam them...it was hands down one fo the funniest experiences we've ever had.  We are such goobers.. when he told us what he could give us for the jewelry I was all "WOW! REALLY?" and my wife was all "way to play it cool there champ.."

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Mon, 05-20-2013 - 1:57pm

How about Thrift shop vs. Pawn shop????  There could be a rousing debate there.  Which of us here use either or both or wouldn't be caught dead in either/or?  Your opinion on whether using them or not makes you worldly.  Why would you shop there--like the deals?  Like the idea of re-using rather than buying new for some items?  Have you sold any items to a pawn shop and did you make any money?  Have you ever pawned anything and did you go get your item back?  Or did you find yourself going to a Thrift shop recently because you couldn't get the Mackelmore song out of your head?  : )

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
― Markus ZusakThe Book Thief

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Mon, 05-20-2013 - 1:48pm

BeaArthurisMyReligion wrote:
<p>"That seems like such an odd question to ask someone.  In my whole life, I've never been to a pawnshop."</p><p>Grapthar you don't know what you're missing.. when we were selling some gold jewelery a few years ago we were in hysterics b/c the best prcie was actually at this pawn shop where you had to make sure to take off your sunglasses and hats before entering and there was (no word of a lie) Sinatra playing on the stereo and they guy who weighed the jewelry had to go out back to ask "the old man" what he thought of the price he offered us...  it. was. EPIC </p>

Why did you have to take off hats & sunglasses, was there a sign requesting this?  

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
― Markus ZusakThe Book Thief

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Mon, 05-20-2013 - 12:11pm

My 201 edges out the 301 because it takes all the accessories my other Singers take.  But I really like the 301, too. I love having a knee lever--the machine I learned on had a knee lever controller.

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Mon, 05-20-2013 - 11:50am

Mine has a motor.  My treadle needs a new bobbin case.  I should get one for it.  It would make a great leg work out machine.  Sewing and exercise--a win-win situation.

Chris

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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