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#13635649 2017 Thrift Store Thread -- Share Your Findings Here

Posted by SilentBob50023 on 19 February 2017 - 11:36 AM

Nice find!  This is a great set - have it myself.  I grew up with the "voice-over" version (saw it in theater and subsequent VHS release that got LOTS of repeat plays).  Nice to have access to all those different versions and workprints for such a cheap price.

No games but I did find a copy of Blade Runner 5-Disc Collector's Edition for $6. Pretty happy about it too because it's one of my favorite movies of all times. 



#13614933 Official Xbox Marketplace Trade Thread - READ THE OP! ONE POST EVERY THRE...

Posted by SilentBob50023 on 30 January 2017 - 09:51 AM

Probably when he dropped the code and it being so early on a Monday morning had a lot to do with it. People working their 9-5. Doubt they would of snagged it

I finally got a benefit to working the midnight shift for the last 26 years!

#13444613 Official Xbox Marketplace Trade Thread - READ THE OP! ONE POST EVERY THRE...

Posted by SilentBob50023 on 29 August 2016 - 04:00 AM


#13416619 **Dead** Rock Band 4 Band-in-a-Box Bundle (X1/PS4): $99.99 Amazon via Woot

Posted by SilentBob50023 on 29 July 2016 - 10:31 AM

I still find RB relaxing.  I've downloaded a few newer songs to add to my library.  I'm less interested in drumming or singing than I used to be during RB and GH heyday, but strumming that plastic guitar along to newer songs can still be enjoyable.  Thanks for the post.

#13169846 Gamestop Clearance which includes T-shirts $1.97, etc. YMMV

Posted by SilentBob50023 on 25 January 2016 - 05:29 AM

I got my brother to go with me.  He's got a good paying new full-time job for the last three months and is a lot more stable now money-wise.  I used to be the one to pick up the slack to help him with food, games, whatever his family needed.  He'll admit being self-employed sounds a lot better than the reality is sometimes.


Anyway, he picked up a bunch of shirts for his youngest son, lounging pants, etc. as well as a bunch shirts for his girlfriend's two kids.  There were some other clearance doo-dads that caught his eye, so not all his purchases were apparel.  He's got a nice little stash of gifts now that he can use for various occasions, which is nice with Valentine's Day right around the corner.  


He's always been appreciative for the extras I've done for his family throughout the years, but I could tell he was really proud to be able to do something nice for everybody with his own money without breaking the bank.  He's still in the mindset of frugal spending because of the last 12 years of fluctuating income.


For that little victory, thanks OP for bringing this to our attention.

#13168392 Official Xbox Marketplace Trade Thread - READ THE OP! ONE POST EVERY THRE...

Posted by SilentBob50023 on 24 January 2016 - 06:16 AM

I don't need Gold, I want credit. Since both have the same value, I figured someone would have a code lying around, just like I do.

But thanks for the observation.

I'm pretty sure he understands that.  But in the CAG economy, they are not the same value.  Currency codes get 85%-90% face value while Gold subs usually get 50%-60% in most transactions.  Gold subs go on sale at retail way more frequently, while currency usually doesn't get much more than a freebie $5 code with purchase of a 3-pack of $15 codes (or 10% off if you want to think about it that way).


I think he was trying to be helpful, in his own way, by getting you to reconsider pricing in order to complete a deal with somebody here.

#13163555 The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition Currently free on XBL

Posted by SilentBob50023 on 21 January 2016 - 04:53 AM

Scored one for my account.  Thanks, OP!

#13148060 RIP David Bowie 1947-2016

Posted by SilentBob50023 on 11 January 2016 - 10:31 AM

I might have to watch my Criterion Collection The Man Who Fell to Earth again today...RIP

#13053548 Best Buy Black Friday 2015 AD

Posted by SilentBob50023 on 25 November 2015 - 05:13 AM

I had seven packages arrive today, mostly Blu-rays and games.  They packed my Guitar Hero in a HUGE box with what had to be sixty feet of the small green inflatable packing material coiled on top.  I have to say the 3.0 Disney Infinity figures were packed better and in better condition than the last batch of 2.0 figures I got from them when they went on sale for just over $2 each awhile back.


I warned the UPS guy there would probably be way more tomorrow.  He just called it "job security" and chuckled.  We have a great driver. 

#13032504 The "Stay Classy, Republicans" Super Nintendo Chalmers Thread

Posted by SilentBob50023 on 16 November 2015 - 10:01 AM

The right isn't filled with hate.

Agreed 100%.


Unless you're gay.


Or an immigrant.


Or a "welfare queen."


Or something other than Christian.  Protestant Christian - remember, Catholics don't count.  Or Mormons for that matter.


Or non-white.


Or non-male.


You're correct.  The right isn't full of hate.  It's full of something else equally dark.

#12884669 DVD/Blu Digital / Ultraviolet Code Trade - READ THE OP! ONE POST EVERY TH...

Posted by SilentBob50023 on 25 August 2015 - 08:15 PM

HD UV X-Men Days of Future Past from Blu-Ray $1.75




X-Men Days of Future Past






Take PayPal or Dwolla


Posted by SilentBob50023 on 12 July 2015 - 07:52 AM

Final Fantasy XIII: Collector's Edition (Hardcover) - $2

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Collector's Edition (Hardcover 1st print) - $2

#12705134 Best Buy Ad 5/24-5/30

Posted by SilentBob50023 on 24 May 2015 - 09:23 AM

I just noticed that the "free" skylander they were giving actually charged me for it too lol.

Me too.  I simply removed it from all orders and saved the $5.

#12621279 Release of Genetic-Modified Mosquitos into Florida

Posted by SilentBob50023 on 05 April 2015 - 05:16 AM

While I believe the science of genetically modified organisms (be it plant, animal, bacteria, whatever) can be beneficial, I think there is too little thought given to the possible long-term effects.  


Ecosystems have a way to balance themselves over time, but that becomes moot when something so novel as a GMO intrudes in that ecosystem and upsets that intricate balance.  Short-term positive outcomes can lead to potentially disastrous long-term problems. Introducing multiple GMOs into an ecosystem is pure folly at this stage of the game.

#12596995 Indiana Declares Health Emergency after Uptick of New HIV Cases

Posted by SilentBob50023 on 27 March 2015 - 10:14 AM

i say this has nothing to do with needles   its more like who we are bringing into our states.   I do wonder though  if  we bring people from overseas here and they have too many  diseases to work in public  (tb ect ect ect)   but its fine for their children to go  into the public school systems.  Something does not add up there

You, sir, are a weapons-grade moron.  The official declaration (if you had taken the time to click through the link in the article before posting your xenophobic rant) said "All [emphasis mine] cases are linked to injection drug abuse."  


Your uninformed stance was taken most recently by those who claimed unvaccinated foreigners were the cause of the recent measles outbreak that originated on the west coast, and that was patently false too.  It is a philosophy espoused by the far right in their immigration policies as well.  


You do know that school age children are required to be vaccinated unless they have a medical or religious exemption, right?  Do you know how few exemptions are ever granted, especially for religious reasons, in public schools?  It's almost non-existent.  That's because the evangelical crowd that would usually claim such exemptions also like to home-school their children to keep their minds free of bad influences like science and truth.  No schools as far as I know allow vaccination exemptions merely for purely philosophical, scientific, moral, personal, or medical opposition to vaccinations, Jenny McCarthy and her ilk be damned.  Most states don't even allow religious exemptions in times of emergency or epidemic as determined by their State Boards of Health and declared (like Indiana's cited in the original article) by that state's Director of Public Health or the governor.


Lastly, to refute your fallacious assertion that "unsafe needle usage just happened to jump at the same time" isn't somehow directly correlated to the HIV epidemic, the prescription drug cited in the article (Opana, generically called oxymorphone, since you obviously weren't paying attention) has just within the last three to four years become popular as an illicit street drug, since other drugs like Oxycontin were changed  in 2010 so that people who crushed and then snorted or injected the extended release tablets didn't get the high they were seeking.  Oxymorphone is even stronger and has a higher potential for addiction than Oxycontin.  In fact, Reuters ran an article about this very problem affecting this exact location in Indiana back in 2012.  Here's a link to that article so you can educate yourself :    http://www.reuters.c...E82Q04120120327 .  


Intravenous drug users run in tight social circles, and those in their social circles are usually IV drug abusers as well.  Studies (including this quick citation:    http://www.ncbi.nlm....pubmed/11470340 ) have shown that "among injectors, whites [emphasis mine]...were more likely to share needles."  So you can see, your fear of the "other" is completely irrational and unjustified.  This spike in HIV cases in Indiana has nothing to do with "who we are bringing into our states."  It's a completely homegrown problem.