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Computers & Entertainment

Renting PS4 & Xbox One Games

Posted on January 10, 2015 - Filed Under Business, gaming, Honesty, Ranting, Spam/Scam, This Town | Leave a Comment

We used to rent games as well as movies but these days we only do movies.  Why?  firstly , we are a local business and unlike big game store like Blockbusters etc, we cannot just write off games that do not come back to us after a few days of rental.  We used to rent […]

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Condition is Important

Posted on November 13, 2013 - Filed Under Business, Electronics, Honesty, Ranting, sellers | 1 Comment

So I got a call recently asking how much I’d pay for a brand new iPad mini.  Knowing that “brand new” typically means “used but in like new condition” rather than “still sealed in original plastic” I offered $150.  A while later an ipad mini comes in, but in horrible condition.  I ask what they’re […]

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Kid’s Movies Thieves

Posted on July 3, 2013 - Filed Under Business, DVD, Honesty, Ranting, thieves, This Town | Leave a Comment

Some movies at the kid’s section were missing – the cases were intact but the movies are missing inside.  So a look at the video camera, we saw who were stealing them.  *sigh*  KID’S MOVIES !!! YOU’VE GOTTA BE KIDDING ME !!  yup!!  this wonderful town.  Anyhow, we made the police report, and you know […]

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Walk The Talk

Posted on May 3, 2013 - Filed Under Business, Honesty, Life, This Town | Leave a Comment

Those who knows the boss man – you would also know that he doesn’t talk a lot unlike myself.  So many years ago, I started writing a blog – to journal my life here in Canada and about raising my only child.  We called her a miracle because back then my gynecologist told us that […]

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Investing In Yourself & Your Community

Posted on March 30, 2013 - Filed Under Business, Finances, Honesty, Life, This Town | Leave a Comment

 We’ve grown to love most of our customers at the store – of course, those who’ve ripped us off, we find it very hard to be too pleased with them but luckily for us, most of our customers are honest ones.  In fact, a lot of our customers are highly knowledgeable in finances and we’ve […]

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A Slap On The Wrist

Posted on August 4, 2012 - Filed Under Business, Honesty, Ranting, Spam/Scam, This Town | Leave a Comment

Picture from The Star
Ouch!  I bet Richard Hulburt is going to miss his holidays in Florida for a year now.  Yes, that was all he got for charges on criminal breach of trust.  Wow!  gotta love the Canadian courts!  I think I better encouraged Zach Churchill to siphon any money he can from office – […]

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Pay $400 To A Big Store Or Pay Us $130

Posted on March 23, 2012 - Filed Under Amused, Business, computer repair, computers, Honesty, This Town | Leave a Comment

Sure you can buy a laptop or a desk top from Staples or Walmart  for way less than us – because they buy in bulk and we can’t do that as we are only small business here.  Don’t have so much cash to compete and not trying to but when it comes to repairing or […]

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A $10K Error In Judgement

Posted on February 23, 2012 - Filed Under Amused, Finances, Honesty, This Country, This Town | 1 Comment

So he said it was an error in judgement – but where I come from – it’s called Criminal Breach of Trust.  Former MLA Richard Hulbert is said to be pleading guilty after 2 years – since he resigned after it came to light that the $8000 generator that was in his backyard – wasn’t […]

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Frank Anderson Wants His $170K pension

Posted on February 4, 2012 - Filed Under Amused, Finances, Honesty, Ranting, Spam/Scam, This Country, This Town | Leave a Comment

picture from Shelburne County Today
A year and a half ago – Shelburne County Today had asked Frank Anderson about the money that went missing?  And for the person who was the head of SWSDA and left it with a debt of $2.3 million and many of this money belongs to locally owned company for work […]

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I Swear It’s A Trick Question!

Posted on January 8, 2012 - Filed Under Amused, Business, computer repair, computers, Honesty, programming, This Town | Leave a Comment

Many a times we have customers coming into our store with their computers for repairs and the first thing they would tell asked us would be – can you put Windows 7 back for me once you are done repairing it – and/or after you’ve gotten the virus out of my computer.  You all know […]

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But It Must Have Been 5 Yrs Now

Posted on October 16, 2011 - Filed Under Business, Honesty, Ranting, This Town | 1 Comment

A customer came in and wanted to rent a movie – we brought up his account and told him he had late charges of X amount of  $.   His reply was – it must have been 5 yrs now he exclaimed !  EXACTLY!!  it must have been 5 yrs and he couldn’t afford to […]

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Good Restaurants

Posted on September 1, 2011 - Filed Under Business, Entertainment, Food, Honesty, This Town | Leave a Comment

The spouse loved to eat – if you don’t believe me – check with Gary – he would tell you and also because she writes for a food blog – and is a featured publisher for Food Buzz – hence the food thing.  So when tourists ask me what good restaurants we have in Yarmouth, […]

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Interesting Week For GameStop

Posted on August 27, 2011 - Filed Under Business, Honesty | Leave a Comment

So I read that GameStop had a very interesting week last week – with outraged customers who were expecting their free OnLive DXHR coupon but didn’t find any from GameStop.   Which lead to some very interesting discovery and of course lots of tech blogs blogging about it.   So Gamestop had its own story – and […]

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Bike Pirates

Posted on July 8, 2011 - Filed Under Business, Honesty, Ranting, This Town | Leave a Comment

Shame on the person who stole our customer – Melanie’s bike a few days ago!  No need for that!  Melanie was in the store to get something done for her kid – it was less than 10 minutes and someone stole her bike!  WTF ! RIGHTTT!!!  Poor Melanie had a long way to walk home […]

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