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  • Ben Staad
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    Luckily for me Shannon doesn't have my current address! LOL LOL

    Miss that group.

    Originally posted by Brian861 View Post

    Yep LOL. That's exactly it. Be aware, Shannon may be coming for yours.

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  • Brian861
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    That group had fun with them for awhile. It was fairly funny. Think it started because Shannon really wanted one then Jerome, Bill, and others started posting pictures of the globe in various locations. A little like the elf on the shelf thing going on with the globe.

    Yep LOL. That's exactly it. Be aware, Shannon may be coming for yours.

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  • Ben Staad
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    That group had fun with them for awhile. It was fairly funny. Think it started because Shannon really wanted one then Jerome, Bill, and others started posting pictures of the globe in various locations. A little like the elf on the shelf thing going on with the globe.

    Originally posted by Brian861 View Post

    It stood out due to a dude's obsession with them over on TDT lol.

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  • Brian861
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    Yep. With such a blurry photo I am surprised it was spotted. LOL

    Good eyes!


    It stood out due to a dude's obsession with them over on TDT lol.

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  • Ben Staad
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    Yep. With such a blurry photo I am surprised it was spotted. LOL

    Good eyes!

    Originally posted by Brian861 View Post

    Do I spy a The Mist snow globe?

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  • mhatchett
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    Sorry to hear that you, and I'm assuming many others, lost their credits. What a raw deal. Sometimes things just stink.
    Things happen and you just try to take them in stride.

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  • Brian861
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    Emergency overflow bookcase, procured and assembled, with an empty shelf.

    I couldn't stand my books stacking up, but didn't have the money for a what I wanted, so I bought this little guy from the local Dollar General. Looks okay and is actually very sturdy.

    *I still cannot take a photo to save my life.*
    Do I spy a The Mist snow globe?

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  • Ben Staad
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    Sorry to hear that you, and I'm assuming many others, lost their credits. What a raw deal. Sometimes things just stink.

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  • mhatchett
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    Yes and Yes. The upshot was I lost about $200.00 in store credit. I wasn't alone. That was very disappointing, given that I'd known the people who owned the store for years. I guess there were mitigating circumstances, the husband had passed away a few years ago and I think the wife was just ready to be done with the business. I'd gotten lots of great things from them over 20 years, but it was a sour note to end our relationship.

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  • Ben Staad
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    The store closing sounded very abrupt and the story is a little confusing.

    Originally posted by mhatchett View Post

    One of my longtime favorites closed a couple of years ago https://www.styleweekly.com/richmond...nt?oid=6923429

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  • mhatchett
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    Sadly my favorite little store, which did trades, will be closing in the near future.

    https://www.pnj.com/story/news/2020/...rs/6413011002/


    One of my longtime favorites closed a couple of years ago https://www.styleweekly.com/richmond...nt?oid=6923429

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  • Ben Staad
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    I've seen a few over the last few months but they have been dogs. Particle board with the laminate peeling off of them. What I really really want is a full set of billy like bookcases with some being open and some with the old school flip up glass doors.

    Originally posted by mhatchett View Post
    I have been pretty luck, especially with Bookcases. As far as books, I rarely find "collectibles" but I often find good readable books, that I often trade at bookstores. Every area is different that's for sure and thrift stores have really changed since they have become in vogue.

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  • Ben Staad
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    Sadly my favorite little store, which did trades, will be closing in the near future.

    https://www.pnj.com/story/news/2020/...rs/6413011002/

    Originally posted by mhatchett View Post
    I have been pretty luck, especially with Bookcases. As far as books, I rarely find "collectibles" but I often find good readable books, that I often trade at bookstores. Every area is different that's for sure and thrift stores have really changed since they have become in vogue.

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  • mhatchett
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    I have been pretty luck, especially with Bookcases. As far as books, I rarely find "collectibles" but I often find good readable books, that I often trade at bookstores. Every area is different that's for sure and thrift stores have really changed since they have become in vogue.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    Thanks for the tip. I do occasionally go through our local places but I'm convinced people don't read here or they only read Harlequins and the Bible*.

    I think the main issue, in my area, is that there are so many "antique" places that are actually empty of antiques but full of recycled/upcycled items. Someone thinks that if they snag an old piece of wood furniture, slap a distressed white paint job on it, it then becomes a pricey antique.

    EDIT: *I forgot to mention Grisham books. Shelves are slammed full of those things.
    You just perfectly described every antique store within 50 miles of me.

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