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Magic Jack

Posted on September 29, 2010 - Filed Under computers, gadgets | Leave a Comment

I’ve been using a Magic Jack at home for a couple months now and while it doesn’t work pretty well I don’t think I’d recommend it for most people. The biggest problem with it in this area is that there’s no local numbers yet, so anytime I want to make a call I have to […]

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What’s that Smell?

Posted on September 22, 2010 - Filed Under Business | Leave a Comment

A lot of people comment on how nice it smells when they come in the store. The wife would have many believe that “it’s just us”, but seriously if I smelled like that I’d be seeing a doctor right quick! We use one of those oil burner thingies (not to be confused with fat burners […]

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Too Many Last-gen Games

Posted on September 22, 2010 - Filed Under Business, sale | Leave a Comment

I was doing inventory this week and came to the conclusion that we have way too many PS2 (over 1200) and original Xbox (almost 800) games in stock right now. So instead of reading about hydroxycut reviews or staring blankly at facebook status updates you should come down and buy some PS2 or Xbox games. […]

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New Movies – Sept. 21

Posted on September 21, 2010 - Filed Under DVD, Entertainment | Leave a Comment

Movie day! Robin Hood (DVD & Blu) Resurrection County Tinkerbell & the Great Fairy Rescue Barbie Fashion Fairy

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Colds Suck

Posted on September 19, 2010 - Filed Under Health, Life | Leave a Comment

You can tell it’s back-to-school time, we all have colds again. First the kid had it, then us, then the kid again. Medication is pricey for the little effect it seems to have on the symptoms. $10 for Contact C, $8 for cough syrup, $7 for kids cough syrup, doesn’t matter what type you buy […]

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What to do with the Rest of the Basement

Posted on September 18, 2010 - Filed Under Business | Leave a Comment

So now that there’s so much extra space down there I’m wondering what to do with it. I was thinking of game tournaments, or just game nights in general, as one option. Set up a couple TVs and Xbox 360s for Rock Band or some other good multiplayer games, but it’s a little narrow down […]

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Playstation Move launches today

Posted on September 17, 2010 - Filed Under Entertainment, gaming | Leave a Comment

The first wave of rip-off products has launched today with the release of the Playstation Move. It’s basically a knock-off of the Wii remote, even includes a knock-off nunchuk addon, and manages to look even dumber by having that glowing ball on the end. But, having said that, I think it will be a lot […]

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Magic Tournaments on Friday Night

Posted on September 16, 2010 - Filed Under gaming, Life | Leave a Comment

Magic tournament coming up on Friday night here in the store, Vintage this time so it’s pretty much anything goes as far as the cards people can use to make their decks with. I think I’m going to dust off my old Land’s Edge deck, it was fun to play although a little slow to […]

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New DVDs

Posted on September 15, 2010 - Filed Under DVD, Entertainment | Leave a Comment

New DVDs this week: Prince of Persia (DVD & Blu) Just Wright Letters to Juliet MacGruber The Hanged Man

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Getting Cleaner

Posted on September 9, 2010 - Filed Under Business | Leave a Comment

After hauling 2 loads of scrap metal out to Rockville, 2 loads of old useless computer parts, cases and accessories and having someone help re-organize the basement, there’s actually a lot of room down there. Enough that we have tables & space for 16 people to play Magic The Gathering on Friday nights. So now […]

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new movies

Posted on September 8, 2010 - Filed Under DVD, Entertainment | Leave a Comment

Here we go again forgetting the new releases! This week’s new movies are: Killers (DVD & Blu) Solitary Man American Cowslip Camp Rock 2

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Cutting Back on Electronics

Posted on September 4, 2010 - Filed Under Business, Electronics | Leave a Comment

Over the last couple months I haven’t been buying much in the way of electronics. Stereos, speakers, TVs, that sort of thing. I’ve still been buying things like MP3 players, game systems and computer stuff. For the amount of space the bigger items take up, compared to how long it takes to re-sell them, it’s […]

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Ready for Earl

Posted on September 3, 2010 - Filed Under Life, Weather | Leave a Comment

Stupid hurricanes! As if I’m not busy enough already I had to spend the morning taking down the trampoline, removing the slide from it’s platform, bringing in the bug zapper, taking down the mosquito net from around the deck and bringing in the furniture and patio furniture covers. So now we’re all ready for Earl, […]

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The Basement is Usable!

Posted on September 1, 2010 - Filed Under Business | Leave a Comment

I’ve had some help over the last couple weeks with cleaning out the basement here. You can actually move from one end to the other without having to squeeze through narrow gaps! Managed to throw out a lot of garbage, took 2 loads of scrap metal to the scrap metal guys and brought a couple […]

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