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Date: 06/10/11 07:23 AM

65 Responses to Store Buyout: They Buy Everything In This Store

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    arustyglove Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2011 at 10:44 am
    Link: Store Buyout: They Buy Everything In This Store - Imagine walking into a store and buying everything--I think the little old shopkeeper appreciated the sales.
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    lemmingboy15 Male 18-29
    635 posts
    June 10, 2011 at 7:28 am
    cool. kinda seems like a waste of time, but it`s cool.
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    WorldOfJames Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 7:43 am
    i hope they gave all the stuff to a needy cause
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    PosisDas Male 30-39
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    June 10, 2011 at 7:45 am
    Ok... I`ve always wondered about doing something like that. Apparently it is as awesome as I had thought.
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    Terminal88 Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 7:45 am
    and then he got robbed.. by a group of the same number of people
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    VAJENGA Male 30-39
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    June 10, 2011 at 7:54 am
    Great now what are they gonna do with it all? And the poor old guy has to re-stock the entire god damned store now.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 7:55 am
    Blocked from my country
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    Ant0n Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 7:59 am
    They have few 20 dollar bills and they gonna buy everything?
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    kribbe Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 8:00 am
    yeah i`m getting kinda tired of these `blocked from your country` crap
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    Squidwombat Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 8:06 am
    The guy with the curly hair and the black shirt is Kyle Macdonald, author of the book "One Red Paperclip".
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    honkeylips Male 30-39
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    June 10, 2011 at 8:11 am
    I`m surprised that no one has mentioned how they misspelled everything in their signs. Anyway that was pretty awesome, but what was the grand total?
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    jamesboxy Male 30-39
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    June 10, 2011 at 8:12 am
    How can we be sure that they really bought the whole store.They might have paid the old man for acting and after making the video, put all the things back on shelves.
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    greekhop Male 30-39
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    June 10, 2011 at 8:39 am
    Haha, that shop owner is Greek. Lots of Greek stuff on here lately. Well at least one Greek is doing good business, somewhere in the world. Cause we are being looted to all drat by the IMF and ECB here in the motherland.
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    artmunki Male 30-39
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    June 10, 2011 at 8:39 am
    Note how they don`t let you see the final total? That`s because they don`t want anyone to know how much mark-up they make when they re-sell everything as "art" (check the site at the end). Seriously, $50 for a bic lighter? $150 for an upside-down can of coke? And I bet the old guy doesn`t see a penny of their profits.
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    iajukesy Male 18-29
    39 posts
    June 10, 2011 at 8:44 am
    If they wanted to be charitable, couldn`t they have just given him the money and not taken the stuff? That way, he makes an actual profit (instead of maybe a 20%(?) profit on every item) plus he doesn`t have to spend a third of his remaining life re-stocking! :D
    Either way, it`s just nice to comment on a non-JDKIAB post, ha!
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    Kane132 Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 8:54 am
    What`s the point?? I don`t get it
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    TheShgn2 Male 13-17
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    June 10, 2011 at 8:56 am
    I hope they donated all that crap to charity or something. They didn`t look like hipsters, but they could still make `art` with it. :/
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    Baelzar Male 40-49
    1399 posts
    June 10, 2011 at 9:02 am
    Awesome. AND some good music for a change. ELO ftw!

    I can see some problems, however - he`s gonna have mad customers while his shelves remain empty for a day or two.
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    blckhawk1234 Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 9:15 am
    @Kane132, It looks like that guy owns and works the store. He is completely reliant on his sales. Right there he probably covered rent for a few months ahead of time. That and havent you seen movies where people say they want to buy the whole store. I doubt that happens. This group just made it happen.
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    zombunny Female 18-29
    2525 posts
    June 10, 2011 at 9:20 am
    Hooray for supporting local businesses!
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 9:22 am
    that was awesome. badass ELO too!!!!
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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 9:34 am
    what was the total?!?!?
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 9:56 am
    Only in America...

    Also, what about anyone else who planned on going shopping there today?

    What are they doing with all the stuff they buy? Donating it?

    They were so smug. "This is what we`re doing with our lives."
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 9:58 am
    Also, holy poo their website is pretentious. They`re selling an upside-down coke can for $150.
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    greenbasterd Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 9:58 am
    hercules looked like he deserved it
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    Adi_Noor Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 9:59 am
    This video contains content from SME, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds.
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    bucksteeth Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 11:01 am
    For those without google.

    The store owner is closing after 40 years and was selling everything. So these "artists" bought it all to make art.
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    WeePee Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 11:02 am
    I wonder how much (extra) it will actually cost him, in time and money, to restock everything.
    it took 5 people 3 hours to buy everything, wonder how long for 1 person to stock and inventory everything...
    they may have "helped" his store for a day, but not for much longer.
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    bucksteeth Male 18-29
    134 posts
    June 10, 2011 at 11:04 am
    @WeePee

    when you are going out of business, you don`t restock anything.

    science
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 11:10 am
    This reeks of fakery and bullsh*t.

    Terrible, just terrible. Visiting their site is the last thing I`ll do. It looks like I won`t miss much.

    I doubt there exists any situation where buying everything in stock at a store would be a good idea.

    Also they didn`t tell us the total. BS, BS...
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    MountainBord Female 18-29
    1894 posts
    June 10, 2011 at 11:17 am
    I CANT SEE THE TOTTAL!!!
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    wtmac Male 30-39
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    June 10, 2011 at 11:18 am
    This tells a bit more about the why and how this was done.
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    Gabrielw Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 11:48 am
    "I wonder how much (extra) it will actually cost him, in time and money, to restock everything.
    it took 5 people 3 hours to buy everything, wonder how long for 1 person to stock and inventory everything...
    they may have "helped" his store for a day, but not for much longer."

    You guys are retarded
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    muzloviti Female 18-29
    135 posts
    June 10, 2011 at 12:19 pm
    That was a really nice thing. They bought everything at full price so he didn`t have to mark down anything, and he can go out of business with a little more money in his pocket.
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    noxert323 Male 18-29
    226 posts
    June 10, 2011 at 12:23 pm
    @gabrielsw

    Read the post directly underneath yours
    Or go to the website.
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
    4348 posts
    June 10, 2011 at 12:54 pm
    weird, but nice I suppose.
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
    4348 posts
    June 10, 2011 at 12:55 pm
    oh, extra thought, instead of making stupid art out of it, this story should have ended with them giving it all to the hungry homeless.
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    taxfrog Male 18-29
    17 posts
    June 10, 2011 at 1:05 pm
    It will actually save him money. Makes inv easier to tally. stocking everything all at once will take less time then slowly restocking the inv over the next month. Plus he just got in the black for the whole year!
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    pigsnout5 Female 18-29
    546 posts
    June 10, 2011 at 2:18 pm
    wow i just went to the website and i can buy one of hercules` coke cans for $150. umm...i dont think so!
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    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
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    June 10, 2011 at 2:31 pm
    They don`t give a total but they want me to go to their site for it? Eff that, I`m not giving them a single hit.
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    EgalM Male 30-39
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    June 10, 2011 at 2:37 pm
    People are retarded, those prices for ordinary items placed in a 2 dollar plastic box. WTF, is all I gotta say, ART my ass.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    June 10, 2011 at 3:04 pm
    So wanted to know how much it was
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    Agent00Smith Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 3:13 pm
    F*CKING HIPSTERS!
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    grindinblade Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 3:39 pm
    The store in the video was going out of business, the owner was going to have to start selling at large discounts to remove inventory. The hipsters walked in with $10,000, although I am not sure if they spent it all. They are then selling the items as `pop art` at ridiculous prices with proceeds going back to the shop owner.
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    cndman15 Male 18-29
    328 posts
    June 10, 2011 at 3:42 pm
    wow, these are just a bunch of idiots plotting a get rich quick scheme by reselling everthing they bought at literally 5000% profit and calling it "art." effing hipsters
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    PUDDING1961 Female 40-49
    446 posts
    June 10, 2011 at 4:10 pm
    That is a sweet story. So what if they resell the stuff as art. This helped an old man go out of business in style. Look at the look on his face. Imho, i call that a very good deed, indeed. :)
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    number43 Male 70 & Over
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    June 10, 2011 at 4:39 pm
    It`s a modern art project where they use the stuff they bought "to challenge peoples perception of value" argh.
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 6:15 pm
    "reselling everthing they bought at literally 5000% profit and calling it "art." effing hipsters"

    countered by

    "They are then selling the items as `pop art` at ridiculous prices with proceeds going back to the shop owner."

    sooooo.... ? If the latter is correct, then the former is just a douchebag.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14621 posts
    June 10, 2011 at 7:43 pm
    Lam

    (doesn`t deserve four letters)
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    drips Male 30-39
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    June 10, 2011 at 8:15 pm
    I will not go to their site. Not even to find out what the total was. Although I really, really want to know because it is so fascinating.
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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
    3564 posts
    June 10, 2011 at 8:33 pm
    That didn`t look like nearly enough money. I handle a lot of money for my job and that looked like maybe $5000 at most. Seems a store like that should have twice as money product as what they had money for.
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    human_exile Male 13-17
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    June 10, 2011 at 9:25 pm
    ...why?
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    kameo360fan Female 13-17
    383 posts
    June 10, 2011 at 9:47 pm
    ....why?
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    snack1928 Male 18-29
    35 posts
    June 10, 2011 at 10:27 pm
    the freaking website doesnt even tell you how much the purchase was for!!!
    it does say that they bought over 3,000 items tho...
    they guy who traded a paperclip for a house over ebay it the guy who started it and its for some form of "art"
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    temp4comment Male 60-69
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    June 10, 2011 at 11:59 pm
    ...why, you ask? to resell them and make a profit, and inadvertently temporarily put him out of business and make him order everything in his store.
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    RoboPatton Male 30-39
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    June 11, 2011 at 12:24 am
    @sarahofborg

    My thought too
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    JJRed88 Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2011 at 12:31 am
    @SarahofBorg, they had $10000. They said so in an interview that can be found here oneredpaperclip dot blogspot dot com/
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    November_Rai Male 30-39
    319 posts
    June 11, 2011 at 2:39 am
    Unless someone in this group has a rich uncle who is going to bale them out, they`ve ruined they`re lives, credit wise, with cash advances. Many credit cards charge over 50 per cent interest on cash advances. And these people have income? If they have income, why didn`t they get a loan for this endeavor. I don`t know, I think it`s dumb. But I am happy for Hercules, he`s a cute little old man.
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    xfactormunky Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2011 at 4:27 am
    what jerks... now that old guy has to restock that old guy has to restock the whole freaking store, they coud have just donated the profit he would have made from selling all the stuff and saved him the trouble, it`s not like they are gonna use all that crap they bought
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    Burton_Ian Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2011 at 5:36 am
    I find it strange that hipsters can do a truly kind act, and it appears to the rest of the world that they are douchey; or is it that it is not our perception, but they who make it douchey.

    hmmm
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    ZiggZagg Male 13-17
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    June 11, 2011 at 6:02 am
    WHY?!
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    SunDevilDog Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2011 at 9:18 pm
    Burton Ian if you went to the site at the end of the video you would see the true purpose of the hipsters. Their selling the stuff they bough as so called art for ridiculous prices.
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    Burton_Ian Male 18-29
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    June 12, 2011 at 6:12 am
    Sun devil I did, and I know that. Besides all of that they still appear douchey (-:
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    PierreJeanFR Male 40-49
    1360 posts
    June 13, 2011 at 8:59 am
    nice belgian beers!

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