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(The Local)   Erotic shopping empire is strapped for cash and needs cash to plug leaking bottom line   ( thelocal.de) divider line
    More: Sad, Germany, Beate Uhse AG, German language, modern German state, Hamburg, Debtor, Michael Specht, sustainable manner  
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2299 clicks; posted to Business » on 15 Dec 2017 at 9:04 AM (9 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2017-12-15 07:40:34 AM  
You said "cash" twice, Subby.
 
2017-12-15 07:49:15 AM  
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2017-12-15 08:03:47 AM  
I was surprised to see a Beate Uhse shop in Frankfurt airport. Then I remembered I was in Germany and was no longer surprised.
 
2017-12-15 09:50:30 AM  
The mail order business thrived and the former fighter pilot and member of the Luftwaffe opened in 1962 her first shop in the German town of Flensburg.
Named Institute of Marital Hygiene, the store selling lingerie and contraceptives became the world's first sex shop.


"What are 'Three occupations that no one in their right mind would ever associate with each other', Alex?"
 
2017-12-15 09:52:11 AM  

FlashHarry: I was surprised to see a Beate Uhse shop in Frankfurt airport. Then I remembered I was in Germany and was no longer surprised.


I lived in a small middle-class suburb of Paris for a year and a half, right across the Seine from the big park on the west side.  I was disappointed that there wasn't that much in the way of restaurants/bars/etc going on - I'd have to take a bus and metro into Paris itself for some nightlife.  Then I counted the number of lingerie shops in town, and figured out where everyone was in the evenings.
 
2017-12-15 09:52:52 AM  
They are having trouble beating off the competition.
 
2017-12-15 09:52:56 AM  
they needed to use more lube on the wheels of capitalism
 
2017-12-15 09:53:34 AM  

AtlanticCoast63: The mail order business thrived and the former fighter pilot and member of the Luftwaffe opened in 1962 her first shop in the German town of Flensburg.
Named Institute of Marital Hygiene, the store selling lingerie and contraceptives became the world's first sex shop.

"What are 'Three occupations that no one in their right mind would ever associate with each other', Alex?"


I mean if you're a German fighter pilot, you're in the Luftwaffe.....so...yeah
 
2017-12-15 09:54:21 AM  
sounds like the new management missed rise of internet retail, letting it slip through their grasp and leaving them pantless
 
2017-12-15 09:57:25 AM  
It's nice having a non-creepy sex shop in town, but gotdamn their prices are steep. Sometimes it's worth it to see and try a "neck massager" or something, but it's been a while since we've spent much in the local store.

I have no idea if this German store is the same, but I'm pretty surprised our local chain seems to be surviving. You can't just ignore online price competition forever. Maybe people are still embarrassed and want to pay in cash?
 
2017-12-15 10:02:29 AM  

AtlanticCoast63: The mail order business thrived and the former fighter pilot and member of the Luftwaffe opened in 1962 her first shop in the German town of Flensburg.
Named Institute of Marital Hygiene, the store selling lingerie and contraceptives became the world's first sex shop.

"What are 'Three occupations that no one in their right mind would ever associate with each other', Alex?"


That's not true.

They all involve grabbing a firm hold on a dick.
 
2017-12-15 10:34:49 AM  

OccamsWhiskers: It's nice having a non-creepy sex shop in town, but gotdamn their prices are steep. Sometimes it's worth it to see and try a "neck massager" or something, but it's been a while since we've spent much in the local store.

I have no idea if this German store is the same, but I'm pretty surprised our local chain seems to be surviving. You can't just ignore online price competition forever. Maybe people are still embarrassed and want to pay in cash?


I can think of a few things I wouldn't want to buy online.
 
2017-12-15 10:39:55 AM  

tramp stamp: OccamsWhiskers: It's nice having a non-creepy sex shop in town, but gotdamn their prices are steep. Sometimes it's worth it to see and try a "neck massager" or something, but it's been a while since we've spent much in the local store.

I have no idea if this German store is the same, but I'm pretty surprised our local chain seems to be surviving. You can't just ignore online price competition forever. Maybe people are still embarrassed and want to pay in cash?

I can think of a few things I wouldn't want to buy online.


Or used
 
2017-12-15 11:04:29 AM  

OccamsWhiskers: It's nice having a non-creepy sex shop in town, but gotdamn their prices are steep. Sometimes it's worth it to see and try a "neck massager" or something, but it's been a while since we've spent much in the local store.

I have no idea if this German store is the same, but I'm pretty surprised our local chain seems to be surviving. You can't just ignore online price competition forever. Maybe people are still embarrassed and want to pay in cash?


shiat, I bought my wife a Hitachi wand through Amazon.

Gents: do it. Worth it.
 
2017-12-15 12:08:28 PM  

OccamsWhiskers: It's nice having a non-creepy sex shop in town, but gotdamn their prices are steep. Sometimes it's worth it to see and try a "neck massager" or something, but it's been a while since we've spent much in the local store.

I have no idea if this German store is the same, but I'm pretty surprised our local chain seems to be surviving. You can't just ignore online price competition forever. Maybe people are still embarrassed and want to pay in cash?


Besos / Amazon insists on tracking "order history" so cash is still king on the island of misfit adult toys...
 
2017-12-15 12:29:54 PM  

TelemonianAjax: OccamsWhiskers: It's nice having a non-creepy sex shop in town, but gotdamn their prices are steep. Sometimes it's worth it to see and try a "neck massager" or something, but it's been a while since we've spent much in the local store.

I have no idea if this German store is the same, but I'm pretty surprised our local chain seems to be surviving. You can't just ignore online price competition forever. Maybe people are still embarrassed and want to pay in cash?

shiat, I bought my wife a Hitachi wand through Amazon.

Gents: do it. Worth it.


Is she 
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2017-12-15 12:42:27 PM  
And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood for Germans had lost interest in dildos
 
2017-12-15 01:08:51 PM  
Is that pronounced like I think it should be?  As in "Beat Us"?
 
2017-12-15 01:30:14 PM  

TelemonianAjax: OccamsWhiskers: It's nice having a non-creepy sex shop in town, but gotdamn their prices are steep. Sometimes it's worth it to see and try a "neck massager" or something, but it's been a while since we've spent much in the local store.

I have no idea if this German store is the same, but I'm pretty surprised our local chain seems to be surviving. You can't just ignore online price competition forever. Maybe people are still embarrassed and want to pay in cash?

shiat, I bought my wife a Hitachi wand through Amazon.

Gents: do it. Worth it.


This

Oh so much this
 
2017-12-15 01:32:49 PM  

RJReves: TelemonianAjax: OccamsWhiskers: It's nice having a non-creepy sex shop in town, but gotdamn their prices are steep. Sometimes it's worth it to see and try a "neck massager" or something, but it's been a while since we've spent much in the local store.

I have no idea if this German store is the same, but I'm pretty surprised our local chain seems to be surviving. You can't just ignore online price competition forever. Maybe people are still embarrassed and want to pay in cash?

shiat, I bought my wife a Hitachi wand through Amazon.

Gents: do it. Worth it.

Is she [cdn-webimages.wimages.net image 640x920]


Closer than you might think.

Fun fact: Hitachi rebranded the company that makes the wands don't they aren't associated with sex toys.
 
2017-12-15 02:54:09 PM  
Amazon calls their sex department the "Sexual Wellness Store."

It's fun to browse, and often really, really funny.
 
2017-12-15 04:20:59 PM  

AtlanticCoast63: The mail order business thrived and the former fighter pilot and member of the Luftwaffe opened in 1962 her first shop in the German town of Flensburg.
Named Institute of Marital Hygiene, the store selling lingerie and contraceptives became the world's first sex shop.

"What are 'Three occupations that no one in their right mind would ever associate with each other', Alex?"


You did not see that coming?
 
2017-12-15 04:52:16 PM  

ar393: AtlanticCoast63: The mail order business thrived and the former fighter pilot and member of the Luftwaffe opened in 1962 her first shop in the German town of Flensburg.
Named Institute of Marital Hygiene, the store selling lingerie and contraceptives became the world's first sex shop.

"What are 'Three occupations that no one in their right mind would ever associate with each other', Alex?"

I mean if you're a German fighter pilot, you're in the Luftwaffe.....so...yeah


Either way it sounds like she's got a messerschmitt on her hands, the dirty little fokker.
 
2017-12-15 05:10:43 PM  

nemisonic: OccamsWhiskers: It's nice having a non-creepy sex shop in town, but gotdamn their prices are steep. Sometimes it's worth it to see and try a "neck massager" or something, but it's been a while since we've spent much in the local store.

I have no idea if this German store is the same, but I'm pretty surprised our local chain seems to be surviving. You can't just ignore online price competition forever. Maybe people are still embarrassed and want to pay in cash?

Besos / Amazon insists on tracking "order history" so cash is still king on the island of misfit adult toys...


Adam and eve? You can also order by mail and money order if privacy/taxes matter.
 
2017-12-15 07:33:59 PM  

madgonad: TelemonianAjax: OccamsWhiskers: It's nice having a non-creepy sex shop in town, but gotdamn their prices are steep. Sometimes it's worth it to see and try a "neck massager" or something, but it's been a while since we've spent much in the local store.

I have no idea if this German store is the same, but I'm pretty surprised our local chain seems to be surviving. You can't just ignore online price competition forever. Maybe people are still embarrassed and want to pay in cash?

shiat, I bought my wife a Hitachi wand through Amazon.

Gents: do it. Worth it.

This

Oh so much this


User name checks out.
 
2017-12-16 07:22:25 AM  

AtlanticCoast63: The mail order business thrived and the former fighter pilot and member of the Luftwaffe opened in 1962 her first shop in the German town of Flensburg.
Named Institute of Marital Hygiene, the store selling lingerie and contraceptives became the world's first sex shop.

"What are 'Three occupations that no one in their right mind would ever associate with each other', Alex?"


What is a chick, a stick and a member of dicks.

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2017-12-16 09:16:36 PM  

Cyclonic Cooking Action: AtlanticCoast63: The mail order business thrived and the former fighter pilot and member of the Luftwaffe opened in 1962 her first shop in the German town of Flensburg.
Named Institute of Marital Hygiene, the store selling lingerie and contraceptives became the world's first sex shop.

"What are 'Three occupations that no one in their right mind would ever associate with each other', Alex?"

What is a chick, a stick and a member of dicks.

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