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Computers & Entertainment

Used Wii Stuff is still pretty Rare

Posted on April 29, 2009 - Filed Under Entertainment, gaming | Leave a Comment

We’ve got lots of used games for XBox 360 in these days, and several controllers and headsets too. Used 360 consoles are fairly common as well. The Wii and PS3 quite rare still though, only see a system every 2 or 3 months and games maybe once a month. I do have […]

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Junked Laptops

Posted on April 28, 2009 - Filed Under computer repair, computers | Leave a Comment

There’s been a fair number of calls lately from people looking for various laptop problems, wondering if I have parts for certain types in stock or just laying around in the back room. The problem with laptops is that you can’t generally take parts from one to fix another any more than you can […]

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Layaway

Posted on April 23, 2009 - Filed Under Business, Honesty, lakeview larry, thieves | Leave a Comment

Many years ago, we used to let our customer/s put things on layaway, it’s a common practice here just like getting the best diet pill. Unfortunately, having tried this out and in bid to help genuine customer/s, the bad ones comes along and take advantage of it.
We had someone cheat us outright some 8 […]

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KVM Switch

Posted on April 21, 2009 - Filed Under computers, gadgets | Leave a Comment

For a while I toyed with the idea of having a separate computer in the house to use as a media server. The plan was to stick it in a closet or in the basement. It wouldn’t have to be an overly powerful or fast system, it would just need tons of storage. […]

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Looking to Dump the Adult Room

Posted on April 11, 2009 - Filed Under Business, DVD, Entertainment, Movies, sale | Leave a Comment

I’m short on space and the movies in the Adult room don’t rent or sell enough to justify the amount of shelf space they take up. So, I’m willing to dump them all at just above my wholesale cost. Take all the DVDs, only around 100 left for a total of $600, and […]

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Results of Rearranging – Phase I

Posted on April 11, 2009 - Filed Under Business, Electronics, gaming | Leave a Comment

A few weeks ago I finally got around to moving some things around. I don’t think I really got ahead as far as storage space goes, but it does look a lot nicer than it used to. Before there was just a flat counter top with stuff stacked up wherever it would fit, […]

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It’s Always the Least Likely Ones

Posted on April 8, 2009 - Filed Under News, This Town | Leave a Comment

Read some surprising news on NovaNews this afternoon, they released the name of one of the guys busted nearby with a few pounds of weed. Unless there’s more than one J. Burgess in town he’s been a long time customer here, a decent one too, pays his late fees and buys the occasional game. […]

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Banks Can be Rather Useless

Posted on April 8, 2009 - Filed Under Business, Ranting | Leave a Comment

I gotta say, aside from providing me with an account to write checks on and collect my debit machine deposits, banks haven’t been much help at all in running this business. Shortly after I opened the store, about a year I guess, I had an opportunity to buy out ATR Video. I went […]

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Online Radio

Posted on April 8, 2009 - Filed Under Contests, Entertainment, Internet, Music, review | Leave a Comment

Living in a town with 1 radio station can make it difficult to hear new music, especially since hard rock/heavy metal is what I normally listen to. I’ve been introduced to more ‘new’ music through Rock Band & Guitar Hero then pretty much any other method of listening. So what do you do when your […]

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No Vacation in 6 years

Posted on April 1, 2009 - Filed Under Business, kids, Life, Travel | Leave a Comment

One way or another, we are taking some vacation time this summer! Something always comes up whenever we plan to take some time off, but this summer we are going somewhere, somehow, even if it means closing the store completely for a week. Most likely we’ll spend a few days in the Halifax […]

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Stolen Merchandise

Posted on April 1, 2009 - Filed Under Business, sellers, thieves | 2 Comments

I’ve written often about shoplifters we catch or find in the store, but I’ve never written about what happens when someone sells us stolen goods. It happens from time to time, and short of strapping everyone up to a lie detector there’s really no way for us to know ahead of time. One […]

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