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New Truck

Posted on May 30, 2010 - Filed Under Business, Insurance | Leave a Comment

Ok so it isn’t really new at all, it’s a ’94 Ranger and it cost less than a thousand bucks. But it’s still in decent shape and there are times when I do need to have a truck, whether it’s to deliver something for a customer or to pick up lumber for my next shelving […]

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Free Lights from the Government?!

Posted on May 30, 2010 - Filed Under Business, Honesty | Leave a Comment

It was about a year ago I think, I got a call from someone asking whether I’d like to take part in some green program involving the power company, pretty sure it was government funded, but basically they were offering to replace all the standard light bulbs in the store with newer style compact florescent […]

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Working on some Renovation Ideas

Posted on May 30, 2010 - Filed Under Business | Leave a Comment

We were up in Halifax a couple weeks ago and while there I went in search of other used game stores. It’s fun to talk to the owners and see how business is going for them and to get some fresh ideas for stuff to do in my own store. It turns out there’s only […]

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HST Going Back Up

Posted on May 28, 2010 - Filed Under Business, Ranting, This Country | 1 Comment

I wish this government could make up it’s mind, set a sales tax rate and stick with it. The HST here used to be 15%. Then they got generous and dropped the GST portion by 1% so the HST was 14% for a little while. Then they dropped GST again so it became 13%. That […]

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Don’t Void It!

Posted on May 26, 2010 - Filed Under Fun | Leave a Comment

I’m a little superstitious when it comes to lotto tickets. If they print out the wrong thing and then offer to void it I always say nah, I’ll take it like it is, it would really suck to void out a winning ticket! So far though I haven’t won anything big, even on the accidental […]

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Sign of Improving Times?

Posted on May 25, 2010 - Filed Under Finances, Honesty | Leave a Comment

It must be a sign of an improving economy. Lately, on a weekly basis, there’s credit card applications showing up in the mail again. Offers for free credit reports. Offers to increase the limit on existing credit cards. But no! I don’t want any more cards, they’re evil! They suck you in with really low […]

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New Facebook Page

Posted on May 20, 2010 - Filed Under Business, News | 1 Comment

Since I recently found out that Facebook allows businesses to set up a regular page now instead of having to create a group for the business I decided to switch things over. The old ‘group’ will be deleted soon (when I figure out how to do it) so if you’re a member of the old […]

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Summer Hours

Posted on May 7, 2010 - Filed Under Business, management, Marketing, This Town | 1 Comment

Yes ! we are seriously contemplating about our summer hours – and we are not even into summer yet – but with the weather getting warmer and the last few nites seeing more customers walking in after 8pm – makes us want to change our hours and open longer at night.  So  here I am […]

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But Green is our Color

Posted on May 4, 2010 - Filed Under Business, Honesty | Leave a Comment

Someone today suggested that we re-paint the outside of our store to make it look nicer. I thought about it for a minute but decided against it for a couple of reasons. First, we don’t own the building, and since our landlord doesn’t really go that extra mile to make cosmetic improvements I’m not going […]

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