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(CBC)   Man bets that the business model of standing around for an hour flipping through alphabetized record album bins and then wandering away can be transferred to the teabag business   (cbc.ca) divider line
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2020-10-28 5:40:33 PM  
Canada's just a completely different parallel world.
 
2020-10-28 6:50:55 PM  
He's selling used tea bags that you pick out of a rack that other have gone through?
 
2020-10-28 6:58:11 PM  
When a business fails you're supposed to learn from their mistake, not set out in a scientific manner to reproduce their results.
 
2020-10-28 6:59:20 PM  
I miss physical CD stores. I have many a fond memory of flipping through the bins. Found a lot of interesting things that I would not have known about otherwise.
 
2020-10-28 7:00:45 PM  
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2020-10-28 7:02:27 PM  

Oreamnos: I miss physical CD stores. I have many a fond memory of flipping through the bins. Found a lot of interesting things that I would not have known about otherwise.


Someone gave my kid a CD of kids songs for his first birthday. We had nowhere to play it. Took me a month to remember that my car (2007) had a CD player in it. I think I had used it only a few times.
 
2020-10-28 7:05:05 PM  
HMV and Sunrise were no Sam's Records.

I wonder if they saved all the autographs on the walls of that place.
 
2020-10-28 7:09:33 PM  
I'd be all about this. There are at least 20 different kinds of tea in my house right now.

/ hates coffee
 
2020-10-28 7:10:06 PM  
What the heck is a "record"?
 
2020-10-28 7:11:47 PM  
Whenever a restaurant folds and another opens in the same spot, I wonder what makes the new owner think he is going to be successful in the exact same spot doing the exact same thing as the previous owner.
And if they are still open in a year, I just assume they're part of a money laundering front for a drug cartel.  Hey. You binge watch Ozark and you start seeing things differently.
 
2020-10-28 7:12:59 PM  

Oreamnos: I miss physical CD stores. I have many a fond memory of flipping through the bins. Found a lot of interesting things that I would not have known about otherwise.


My experience was always the opposite. I would go in with a list of albums I wanted, spend a couple hours searching the bins and find nothing.

/Columbia House for mainstream music.
//Mail order catalogues for the hard to find stuff.
 
2020-10-28 7:13:56 PM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: What the heck is a "record"?


It's the newest thing! No more wax cylinders! they're made of space age vinyl!
 
2020-10-28 7:16:10 PM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: What the heck is a "record"?


It's a tangible object, not a fish, according to the United States Supreme Court.  (Yates v. US, 574 U.S. 528)
 
2020-10-28 7:20:40 PM  
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Hopeful, this man is.
 
2020-10-28 7:21:31 PM  
You wouldn't download tea
 
2020-10-28 7:26:06 PM  

SumoJeb: Oreamnos: I miss physical CD stores. I have many a fond memory of flipping through the bins. Found a lot of interesting things that I would not have known about otherwise.

My experience was always the opposite. I would go in with a list of albums I wanted, spend a couple hours searching the bins and find nothing.

/Columbia House for mainstream music.
//Mail order catalogues for the hard to find stuff.


Check out Discogs if you're still collecting. Two of the brick & mortars I dealt with moved there.
 
2020-10-28 7:34:48 PM  
I go there for my favorite, very rare black tea, but you haven't heard of it...
 
2020-10-28 7:41:05 PM  

LesserEvil: HMV and Sunrise were no Sam's Records.

I wonder if they saved all the autographs on the walls of that place.


Rhino records on Westwood Blvd. had in magic marker, "Lene Lovich sat here," with an arrow drawn pointing to a stool by the door.  Was a great used record store.

Of chain stores, the Virgin Records in London was farking amazing.  I bought a VHS of The Great Rock and Roll Swindle only to get home and learn about the different UK and USA uses of PAL or NTSC video formats.
 
2020-10-28 7:41:42 PM  
I used to consider Tuesday the best day of the week because of new releases of DVDs. There was an HMV in the Rideau Mall. There was a David's Tea as well, and when the HMV went bankrupt, a Sunsrise Records. I miss being able to go shopping on Tuesday and again on Friday for books, magazines and more movies and TV shows. All the stores I loved are gone now:

Silver Snail Comics, Elgin Street Video, Mags & Fags (still there but almost no magazines), HMV, Sunshine Records, Blockbuster Roger's Video -- decades of retail heavens for nerds and geeks like me. I can still buy some things online, but the fun of shopping is gone and I have to rely on virtual media more and more.

More power to those who try to save old retailers and give us new lamps for old. I'm not saying that the failed businesses were great, but at one time they were everything, and it is sad to lose them.

I used to rent seven movies at a time until Roger's and Blockbusters and Elgin Videos ran out of things I wanted to see. It was cheap and then I bought boxes full of the old stock. I regret the clutter now, but you can't beat a movie for $2.50 and I did the same with a lot of classic blues, jazz, R&B, etc when Sam's Club closed years ago. Some sections of my collections are better than the Public Library still. Yes, I am insane, but I am a happy mutant (later Boing Boing).
 
2020-10-28 7:48:51 PM  

beezeltown: I go there for my favorite, very rare black tea, but you haven't heard of it...


Recently I read about the most expensive tea in the world. I wonder if it is any good. Probably, but I find the mid-range teas are best value for dollar. Famous names like Fortnum & Mason or Fauchon's aren't worth double the price of the very good brands to me. If they are better, my taste buds are not, so I am wasting my money upgrading from Jackson's or Twinnings and there are many good cheap teas that are extra flavourful for half the price or those or less.

One trick you can use is to by black tea in bulk to suit your taste and add dried flowers, fruit, or what you please to make flavoured teas without the immense clutter of tea boxes you would need to have a large variety of black teas with mint, orange blossom, etc. Also, use a tea bag and a coffee bag and you can fake dirty teas and almost anything you can imagine.

You can also scent your face masks with tea bags or various other scents, including various essential oils provived you take care not to use the wrong oils and essences (and expose yourself to asthma or allegies or photosensitivity that some herbs and spices might cause).

Cheapskates of the world unite. You have nothing to lose but your fast food and grocery chains.
 
2020-10-28 7:53:51 PM  
Dà Hóng Páo Tea
Red Robe Tea

A Chinese Imperial favourite, which costs $1.2 million per kilogram.

https://www.wonderslist.com/worlds-ra​r​est-most-expensive-tea/

Oolong. May be a bit flat for some people's taste given the flowery and rich Assam and other teas people are used to drinking.

Tea snobs drink their tea very weak, in almost homoeopathic doses. It really does have good flavour but I suspect that it is the result of aristocratic servants drinking the first, second and third pots and leaving little more than some weak tea water for the stupids upstairs.
 
2020-10-28 7:54:31 PM  

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Hopeful, this man is.


Right about a nice cuppa, the frog was.
 
2020-10-28 7:57:48 PM  

Harry Freakstorm: Whenever a restaurant folds and another opens in the same spot, I wonder what makes the new owner think he is going to be successful in the exact same spot doing the exact same thing as the previous owner.
And if they are still open in a year, I just assume they're part of a money laundering front for a drug cartel.  Hey. You binge watch Ozark and you start seeing things differently.


What is this "Ozark" that you speak of? I would like to watch it.
 
2020-10-28 8:18:26 PM  

brantgoose: Dà Hóng Páo Tea
Red Robe Tea

A Chinese Imperial favourite, which costs $1.2 million per kilogram.

https://www.wonderslist.com/worlds-rar​est-most-expensive-tea/

Oolong. May be a bit flat for some people's taste given the flowery and rich Assam and other teas people are used to drinking.

Tea snobs drink their tea very weak, in almost homoeopathic doses. It really does have good flavour but I suspect that it is the result of aristocratic servants drinking the first, second and third pots and leaving little more than some weak tea water for the stupids upstairs.


Asia understands tea. Europeans ruin it.
 
2020-10-28 8:49:43 PM  

Harry Freakstorm: Whenever a restaurant folds and another opens in the same spot, I wonder what makes the new owner think he is going to be successful in the exact same spot doing the exact same thing as the previous owner.
And if they are still open in a year, I just assume they're part of a money laundering front for a drug cartel.  Hey. You binge watch Ozark and you start seeing things differently.


"People gotta eat!"
They don't have to eat in a restaurant.
They don't have to eat in your restaurant.
 
2020-10-28 9:07:01 PM  

SumoJeb: Oreamnos: I miss physical CD stores. I have many a fond memory of flipping through the bins. Found a lot of interesting things that I would not have known about otherwise.

My experience was always the opposite. I would go in with a list of albums I wanted, spend a couple hours searching the bins and find nothing.

/Columbia House for mainstream music.
//Mail order catalogues for the hard to find stuff.


I keep a little pocket notebook of "Wants" that I'm always on the lookout for, but rarely go looking for specific albums  (most of what I buy is used).  Think outside the list, and be willing to take an educated gamble on something you never expected to be looking at.
 
2020-10-29 12:32:25 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: Whenever a restaurant folds and another opens in the same spot, I wonder what makes the new owner think he is going to be successful in the exact same spot doing the exact same thing as the previous owner.
And if they are still open in a year, I just assume they're part of a money laundering front for a drug cartel.  Hey. You binge watch Ozark and you start seeing things differently.


I mean, this may also be a case of the corporate entity deciding the retail outlets make money, but not enough to satisfy the shareholders, so it's better to dump that and focus on letting other retail outlets do the sales.

In shareholder logic, a 100 million dollar company making 10 million is bad, but a 50 million dollar company making 10 million is good. Same 10 million, one makes the analysts happier, so dumping all the stores shrinks the company but might make the profit ratio better.

Basically the company trimmed the hedges to make the house look bigger, and someone else decides the hedges are still worth keeping. This guy seems to think he can flip it.
 
2020-10-29 11:38:30 AM  
The saying goes "The best time to buy is when there is blood in the streets." Finance is terrible and has no human decency, I know, but the central theme makes sense.

If you have cash, and want to buy cheap real estate... it's a good time to take a flyer that'll either lose you a little or make you a lot.
 
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