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(WCVB Boston)   The owner of "Finders Keepers" prefers you not take the name of her store literally   (wcvb.com) divider line 44
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2013-05-02 11:37:22 AM  
Great name for the store.

Right up there with Oneders.
 
2013-05-02 11:38:27 AM  
So he's going with the "I'm a moron" defense?
 
2013-05-02 11:38:53 AM  
Question: Why are you keeping items that are for sale outside on the porch after hours?
 
2013-05-02 11:38:55 AM  
I guess the dumbass tag was too busy helping this guy load the box.
 
2013-05-02 11:39:42 AM  
Hey, that's Oneders.

... guess that's kind of an aural joke, huh. Damn you, Steve Zahn.
 
2013-05-02 11:41:38 AM  
Repeaattttttttt
 
2013-05-02 11:42:29 AM  

lectos: Question: Why are you keeping items that are for sale outside on the porch after hours?


This.  However now we just queued the 'she was asking for it' shiatfest.
 
2013-05-02 11:42:35 AM  
I could've made this mistake.
 
2013-05-02 11:46:58 AM  
I'm old, I'm confused.

/swarm, swarm!
 
2013-05-02 11:47:24 AM  
"I just grabbed one. I thought it was there for the taking," he said. "The sign did say 'Finders Keepers.' So I took that DVD player, took it home. A couple of weeks later, the stuff is still there on the porch, so I'm thinking to myself, 'Finders Keepers. They probably just put stuff out there for people to take.'"

Because that's a great business model. I suppose if you sell stuff at a loss, you'll just have to make it up in volume.
 
2013-05-02 11:48:17 AM  
Ah, the holy triumvirate of dumb small retailers:
1. Having a vague name that doesn't describe your business at all, like "Locks" instead of "Haircuts"
2. Leaving shiat that's for sale outside your door
3. Ignoring people at your store

"I don't know of any stores where there's free stuff," she said. "It would be nice if there were. I'd be there on a regular basis myself."


Used bookstores and libraries will give away books in bad shape that they cant sell.
 
2013-05-02 11:48:59 AM  

FARK rebel soldier: I could've made this mistake.


I've heard that about you.
 
2013-05-02 11:55:16 AM  
It's in Derry. The 27 year cycle is beginning again.
 
2013-05-02 11:55:35 AM  
And he shall be Pavon
And he shall be a good man
And he shall be Pavon
In tradition with the family plan
And he shall be Pavon
And he shall be a good man
He shall be Pavonnnnnnnn
 
2013-05-02 11:56:24 AM  
Uh...Sounds uh... legit BWAHAHAHAHA
 
2013-05-02 11:57:39 AM  
What a nice woman, she said he wasn't a bad person, but I know she wanted to call this guy a farking idiot.
 
2013-05-02 12:01:59 PM  
mimg.ugo.com

RIP JEEPERS CREEPERS
 
2013-05-02 12:02:06 PM  

FARK rebel soldier: I could've made this mistake.


Not apropos to the thread, but I was wondering if anyone else read your screen name and heard

"FARK rebel soldier, dreadlock rasta...there was a FARK rebel soldier in the heart of America..."
 
2013-05-02 12:06:06 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-05-02 12:12:19 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

Sympathizes.

/hot
 
2013-05-02 12:17:07 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-05-02 12:21:27 PM  
Welcome to Losers Weepers

Formerly Finders Keepers
 
2013-05-02 12:25:53 PM  
So he says he's "not a bad person". If he's not a bad person, then he's deeply retarded, which I'm sure he'd deny, and only someone who was mentally deficient would just assume that something that's not marked as such would be free, therefore he's a bad person.
 
2013-05-02 12:31:01 PM  
If someone else lost it, I must have won.
 
2013-05-02 12:32:37 PM  
"I'm the best dad in the world."

No, I think he's a little smarter than you.  I'm going to buy his story because stupidity is much more common than malice.
 
2013-05-02 12:34:57 PM  
Derry, NH trifecta in play?
 
2013-05-02 12:50:05 PM  

moothemagiccow: Ah, the holy triumvirate of dumb small retailers:
1. Having a vague name that doesn't describe your business at all, like "Locks" instead of "Haircuts"
2. Leaving shiat that's for sale outside your door
3. Ignoring people at your store

"I don't know of any stores where there's free stuff," she said. "It would be nice if there were. I'd be there on a regular basis myself."


Used bookstores and libraries will give away books in bad shape that they cant sell.


Yup. Not only that, but "Finders Keepers" is like naming your store "Free Stuff". He should sue her for false advertising.
 
2013-05-02 12:53:06 PM  
As a NH resident, I apologize to the rest of you for having been subjected to TWO "Idiot NH resident" news stories in one week.
(This guy, and the one who spent $2600 trying to win a Kinect at a carnival.)

If this keeps up we'll need a Derry, NH tag.  Hopefully it's just a passng mental illness and we'll be back to our normal, "live-free-or-die" news antics soon.
 
2013-05-02 01:02:33 PM  

RedVentrue: moothemagiccow: Ah, the holy triumvirate of dumb small retailers:
1. Having a vague name that doesn't describe your business at all, like "Locks" instead of "Haircuts"
2. Leaving shiat that's for sale outside your door
3. Ignoring people at your store

"I don't know of any stores where there's free stuff," she said. "It would be nice if there were. I'd be there on a regular basis myself."


Used bookstores and libraries will give away books in bad shape that they cant sell.

Yup. Not only that, but "Finders Keepers" is like naming your store "Free Stuff". He should sue her for false advertising.


i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-02 01:05:12 PM  

moothemagiccow: Ah, the holy triumvirate of dumb small retailers:

1. Having a vague name that doesn't describe your business at all, like "Locks" instead of "Haircuts"


Or "Google" or "McDonalds" or "SubWay". None of these names have anything to do with the business but they seem to be doing OK. And Finders Keepers DOES sound like some kind of thrift/used item store.

2. Leaving shiat that's for sale outside your door

I'll give you that one.

3. Ignoring people at your store

He never went in the store, and it sounds like he showed up when it was closed. How is that "being ignored?"
 
2013-05-02 01:06:38 PM  

grinding_journalist: [upload.wikimedia.org image 150x250]

Sympathizes.

/hot


I still have mine. And that's how I got it when it first came out. And yes, I have a lawn for you to stay off.
 
2013-05-02 01:06:50 PM  
TheOtherMisterP:
Or "Google" or "McDonalds" or "SubWay". None of these names have anything to do with the business but they seem to be doing OK. And Finders Keepers DOES sound like some kind of thrift/used item store.

Let me call myself stupid: "Subway" does refer to sub sandwiches. But I still stand behind my original point.
 
2013-05-02 01:14:12 PM  

TheOtherMisterP: moothemagiccow: Ah, the holy triumvirate of dumb small retailers:

1. Having a vague name that doesn't describe your business at all, like "Locks" instead of "Haircuts"

Or "Google" or "McDonalds" or "SubWay". None of these names have anything to do with the business but they seem to be doing OK. And Finders Keepers DOES sound like some kind of thrift/used item store.

2. Leaving shiat that's for sale outside your door

I'll give you that one.

3. Ignoring people at your store

He never went in the store, and it sounds like he showed up when it was closed. How is that "being ignored?"


Check out Ray Kroc's McDonald's
media.web.britannica.com
See how HAMBURGERS is bigger than McDonald's?
Now go try naming your farking business after yourself. Make sure you spend a billion dollars advertising it, while you're at it, because you're just like McDonald's.
 
2013-05-02 01:23:06 PM  

Mystery Vortex: So he says he's "not a bad person". If he's not a bad person, then he's deeply retarded, which I'm sure he'd deny, and only someone who was mentally deficient would just assume that something that's not marked as such would be free, therefore he's a bad person.


api.ning.com

It's not a lie if you believe it.
 
2013-05-02 01:31:41 PM  
I'll take "Dumbass Names For A Store" for $500, Bob.
 
2013-05-02 01:44:05 PM  

Agent Smiths Laugh: FARK rebel soldier: I could've made this mistake.

I've heard that about you.


I read this in this voice
img.fark.net
 
2013-05-02 01:45:38 PM  

I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros: Not apropos to the thread, but I was wondering if anyone else read your screen name and heard

"FARK rebel soldier, dreadlock rasta...there was a FARK rebel soldier in the heart of America..."


Never thought of that, but that's pretty good. And I'm black and I kill indians so it makes sense.
 
2013-05-02 01:57:39 PM  

BumpInTheNight: lectos: Question: Why are you keeping items that are for sale outside on the porch after hours?

This.  However now we just queued the 'she was asking for it' shiatfest.


She was. If you keep merchandise outside, without chaining it to something, after closing time, after previous thefts (one for the man in tfa that we know of, and probably more) under a sign saying "finders keepers" you really are asking for people to pick up the dvd player and walk away.
 
2013-05-02 02:11:44 PM  
There are a couple of free stores near where I live.  It's mostly stuff taken on donation and I believe you're expected to take only what you need and can't afford. There are no checks though and anyone can walk in and take what they want.  They may stop you if you show up with a transport truck and start loading stuff up, I'm not sure.

I believe the idea is to keep as much as possible from going into the landfill, and it seems to work.  I believe that most of them are at least partially subsidised by the provincial government,
 
2013-05-02 02:12:11 PM  

BradleyUffner: So he's going with the "I'm a moron" defense?


sure looks like it, hope the judge throws that defense and him in jail
 
2013-05-02 03:23:06 PM  

grinding_journalist: [upload.wikimedia.org image 150x250]

Sympathizes.

/hot


Bought my copy from Tower Books (fact: Tower Records also ran a bookstore) because stealing is tough to do for an item that they keep behind the counter.
 
2013-05-02 04:34:54 PM  
I'm going to defer to the landmark Supreme Court decision of  Keepers v. Weepers on this one.
 
2013-05-02 04:49:53 PM  
"Go into a Gift Shop and ask for your gift.  'I saw the sign, I thought I'd come in.  Saves you the trouble of looking all over for me.'"
 
2013-05-02 09:17:19 PM  

Precision Boobery: "Go into a Gift Shop and ask for your gift.  'I saw the sign, I thought I'd come in.  Saves you the trouble of looking all over for me.'"


A gift shop refers to a place where you buy a gift for someone, and can be reasonably interpeted that way. "Finders Keepers" refers to picking up a lost item that is not yours and keeping it.
 
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