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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Sagara » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:25 am

Nikachelle wrote:LOL! My raid group's running joke this past weekend (since about half my raid group is from MT) was that we're part of 'the elite "real raiders"' from that "What's up with T15" thread. Oh man - many lols were had.


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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Flex » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:54 am

Someone at Blizzard is getting fired.

Gameloft develops a lot of mobile games. Their basic method is to rip off other franchises and call it a day. They have ripped off LoL, Starcraft, Call of Duty, Diablo, Saints Row, Grand Theft Auto and WoW.

Well last Thursday they released a CCG for their WoW ripoff a day before the Hearthstone announcement.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Klaudandus » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:57 am

Flex wrote:Someone at Blizzard is getting fired.

Gameloft develops a lot of mobile games. Their basic method is to rip off other franchises and call it a day. They have ripped off LoL, Starcraft, Call of Duty, Diablo, Saints Row, Grand Theft Auto and WoW.

Well last Thursday they released a CCG for their WoW ripoff a day before the Hearthstone announcement.


http://kotaku.com/5991935/gamelofts-wor ... Socialflow <-- this one?
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Flex » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:59 am

Klaudandus wrote:
Flex wrote:Someone at Blizzard is getting fired.

Gameloft develops a lot of mobile games. Their basic method is to rip off other franchises and call it a day. They have ripped off LoL, Starcraft, Call of Duty, Diablo, Saints Row, Grand Theft Auto and WoW.

Well last Thursday they released a CCG for their WoW ripoff a day before the Hearthstone announcement.


http://kotaku.com/5991935/gamelofts-wor ... Socialflow <-- this one?


That's the one.

I wish Gameloft wasn't so scummy with their game inspirations. They do fantastic work for the mobile platforms, you just end up feeling dirty when you play them.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Flex » Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:31 pm

Lulu Lemon's method to see if your yoga pants are too shear and eligible for the refund is for you to put them on and bend over and if they can see your lady junk you get the refund.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Klaudandus » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:24 pm

Flex wrote:Lulu Lemon's method to see if your yoga pants are too shear and eligible for the refund is for you to put them on and bend over and if they can see your lady junk you get the refund.


So I heard on NPR's wait wait don't tell me
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Newsom » Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:07 pm

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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Shoju » Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:03 am

This week's Episode of Justified was full of great lines. At one point, Main Character Marshall walks into bar, and armed thug meets him, brandishing a gun.

After they set the tone, that he's "protecting the bar" Mr. Givens (the Marshall) asks him to call his boss.
To which thug replies: "Why don't you kiss my dimpled ass!?"
To which he gets slugged in the gut, and the best line: "I don't see how that invitation has anything to do with my request"

I giggled. A lot.

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Another amusement from the show.

The great Walton Goggins as Boyd Crowder is talking to a detroit mafia guy, in his "Boyd way" (You'd have to hear it, to understand), and the Mafia guy interrupts him and says "I'm going to need Google Translate on my phone if I'm going to keep talking to you."

I'm sure just myself and Lieris will see the humor, but it's ok. We get it :)
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Shoju » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:03 am

People and Free Shipping.

I sell some oddball stuff on ebay for work, that is light, and cheap. We sell flimsy flags, and for a while they were $6.98 + Shipping.

You could choose First Class (normally ~$2.00)
Priority ($5.00)
UPS (Stupidly expensive)

The option was there, for you to buy the flag, and have it shipped for $8.98.

The problem? We weren't selling them. So I tried something. I upped the price 3 bucks, making the flag $9.98, and removed the shipping options. Now, it's $9.98 with Free Shipping.

I sell more now than I ever did before, AND I'm making an extra buck a piece (sometimes more, depending on where they live).

I don't get people. But then, I also take things we sell in our store for next to nothing, and list it online for more.

Headlights? $1 in the store. We have 100's. Ebay? $4.98. I sell more on Ebay than we do int he store.
Bicycle seats? $2.50 in the store? Again, 100's. Ebay? $9.98. Again, I sell more.
Antique Master Locks, in boxes. These were so old, that they were more valuable as antiques than functioning items. In store? $2.98. On eBay? $12.99.

Blows my mind. But I love it. If people could see the store I work in, they would be blown away at the craziness that is this place.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby KysenMurrin » Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:58 pm

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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby benebarba » Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:06 pm

Shoju wrote:People and Free Shipping.

I sell some oddball stuff on ebay for work, that is light, and cheap. We sell flimsy flags, and for a while they were $6.98 + Shipping.

You could choose First Class (normally ~$2.00)
Priority ($5.00)
UPS (Stupidly expensive)

The option was there, for you to buy the flag, and have it shipped for $8.98.

The problem? We weren't selling them. So I tried something. I upped the price 3 bucks, making the flag $9.98, and removed the shipping options. Now, it's $9.98 with Free Shipping.

I sell more now than I ever did before, AND I'm making an extra buck a piece (sometimes more, depending on where they live).

I don't get people. But then, I also take things we sell in our store for next to nothing, and list it online for more.

Headlights? $1 in the store. We have 100's. Ebay? $4.98. I sell more on Ebay than we do int he store.
Bicycle seats? $2.50 in the store? Again, 100's. Ebay? $9.98. Again, I sell more.
Antique Master Locks, in boxes. These were so old, that they were more valuable as antiques than functioning items. In store? $2.98. On eBay? $12.99.

Blows my mind. But I love it. If people could see the store I work in, they would be blown away at the craziness that is this place.



Some of that I think is looking for a specific item (or type of item) and just paying what you see because it's easier than hunting around (i.e. few probably comparison shop for table salt).

The rest I can only assume is lack of reference. Certainly I've been places where a 30 mile drive would result in some serious price changes on items (and not just stuff like gasoline).
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby fuzzygeek » Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:38 pm

People love free shipping.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby KysenMurrin » Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:40 pm

What displays most prominently on the listing? Does the first price they see just say "+ shipping", or one of the actual shipping amounts (and which one)?
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Skye1013 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:58 pm

You also have to consider you're reaching a considerably wider audience via ebay than directly in the store. So unless you're selling to a lot of locals via ebay, then I don't really see it as being all that odd.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Lieris » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:02 pm

Shoju wrote:This week's Episode of Justified was full of great lines. At one point, Main Character Marshall walks into bar, and armed thug meets him, brandishing a gun.

After they set the tone, that he's "protecting the bar" Mr. Givens (the Marshall) asks him to call his boss.
To which thug replies: "Why don't you kiss my dimpled ass!?"
To which he gets slugged in the gut, and the best line: "I don't see how that invitation has anything to do with my request"

I giggled. A lot.

EDIT:
Another amusement from the show.

The great Walton Goggins as Boyd Crowder is talking to a detroit mafia guy, in his "Boyd way" (You'd have to hear it, to understand), and the Mafia guy interrupts him and says "I'm going to need Google Translate on my phone if I'm going to keep talking to you."

I'm sure just myself and Lieris will see the humor, but it's ok. We get it :)


;) A lot less action this week but indeed, lots of great lines. I really wish more people would watch it; nobody I have recommended it to watched more than a few episodes. :( At least US viewing figures are fairly consistent so it seems like it has a small but dedicated following.

I just finished watching season 2 of Luther (Idris Elba)... highly recommended to anyone who likes police/crime drama.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Skye1013 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:03 pm

KysenMurrin wrote:Autocorrect.

I'm only on #5 and I'm having troubles continuing for fear my coworkers will wonder why I'm crying...
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby bldavis » Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:24 pm

Skye1013 wrote:
KysenMurrin wrote:Autocorrect.

I'm only on #5 and I'm having troubles continuing for fear my coworkers will wonder why I'm crying...

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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Sagara » Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:24 am

Bestestest Friday at work in a long, long, while.
Hot-blooded boss looking angrily in my general direction when it's stated we got gignormous backlog on some third-party program we need to use, which I've sworn up and down was buggy for weeks. Until it's stated that even the users are convinced it's bugged to hell and back. I turn the head around with the biggest Joker smile I could offer.

Just after that, one of the Team Leaders I despise calls (specialises in "I've got a problem, I can't be arsed to understand even basic solutions, you deal with it") in a panic because I called out a task as late - one that was apparently falling under her. To hear the panic in her voice was sweetness incarnate.

Right now I just want to explode in Evil Laugh.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Era » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:54 am

Came across an old screenshot of my paladin back in my early ICC days.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Shoju » Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:27 am

Those nicey nice canucks are up to something....

I've sold 5 Confederate Flags to Canada in the past 24 hours....
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby bldavis » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:37 pm

Shoju wrote:Those nicey nice canucks are up to something....

I've sold 5 Confederate Flags to Canada in the past 24 hours....

Quebec finally succeeding? :shock: :? (i prob spelled that wrong..but it still works depending on what side of that issue you are on)
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Flex:I don't make mistakes. I execute carefully planned strategic group wipes.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby KysenMurrin » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:42 pm

I ordered a DVD from a seller on Play.com because it was cheaper than Amazon. Got an email confirmation that said "Please note the order will arrive in Amazon packaging." M'kay... Order arrived - turns out the seller just ordered the DVD from Amazon as a "gift" to my address. :/
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Nooska » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:51 pm

So you got it from amazon, cheaper than if you ordered it from amazon yourself?
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Shoju » Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:45 pm

bldavis wrote:
Shoju wrote:Those nicey nice canucks are up to something....

I've sold 5 Confederate Flags to Canada in the past 24 hours....

Quebec finally succeeding? :shock: :? (i prob spelled that wrong..but it still works depending on what side of that issue you are on)


LOL. That'd be funny.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby KysenMurrin » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:21 pm

Nooska wrote:So you got it from amazon, cheaper than if you ordered it from amazon yourself?

I'm not sure. Wondering if I just didn't spot the really cheap one on Amazon, now, heh.
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