A chicken and an egg are lying in bed. The chicken is leaning against the headboard smoking a cigarette, with a satisfied smile on it’s face. The egg, looking a bit disgusted, grabs the sheet, rolls over, and says, “Well, I guess we finally answered THAT question!”
For only $0.02, You to can buy THIS:
Yes, That’s a picture of the box from Windows Vista (Both Home Premium and Ultimate Upgrade). I picked both of those up from Target for $0.01 each. That’s ONE CENT each! I have had experiences where Target had products mismarked so I brought the tag up to the counter and actually got the discounted price, so I brought the Display Box for Vista along with the shelf tags reading $0.01 and asked an associate what the policy was on mismarked items (Wal-Mart gives you off the mismarked price if they actually mis-label a price!). He followed me back and upon seeing the tags advised me that the tags were the price of the “Display Boxes” but the real software was [insert price here…Hint, Above $200].
I chuckled and asked if I could buy the box. “Knock yourself out” he said as he walked away. So I did what any good person would do. I took the displays and the tags up to the register. I figured I’d get a few laughs and maybe kicked out, but no. The girl at the register scanned the shelf tags after failing to find a bar code on the package itself and sold me the displays for $0.02. I laughed, handed her two pennies, and took my bag with the Microsoft Displays.
I don’t think I could have laughed any harder on my way out! They sold me the store displays for pennies… Literally! Now, I do wonder what would have happened if I took a real copy of Windows Vista up, advised the clerk the price was different on the scanner and the shelf. Would she have rung up the $200 Windows Vista for only $0.01? I did get a Slip & Slide from Target once for $1.50 because the shelf label read it (though it scanned at $10 and change, they adjusted it for me). Too bad I’m an honest person or I might have tried it and they would have been down $200 in one shot.
Hmmm Maybe I could head down to Target with $20 and buy a few shopping carts worth of Displays 🙂 Maybe even some with working units build into them. lol
The Adventures of Action Vance! Part 2
Walking through the casino, Action Vance’s mind explodes into action again. He makes the arrangements with the 2 girls in our group. He makes his way ahead about 300 feet and leans up against a column directly across from the Table games (Blackjack, Craps, etc..) and pretends to be planning his next big movie on his cellphone. All of a sudden, the girls charge at him screaming like loony fans and ask for his autograph. Janna even had Laura take her pic with Vince on her cellphone.
The girls ran back to me and Josh as we continued on towards the Buffet. We had to shrug off the dealers and pit bosses who were really curious who the “star” was. They’ll always wonder who that star was who was in their casino.
The Adventures of Action Vance!
We’re in tThe lobby of Bally’s “Wild Wild West”, a casino with a cool landscape scene blocked off to the public. Action Vance wanted an action shot with the cacti on this set. He sent the group to distract the guard in the casino while he jumped up on the ledge and I took a picture in the scene with a cameraphone.
Saturday was much better! I woke up at 9AM and called the mechanic. The car was going to be fixed that day, and it cost less than I expected to fix so I was in a better mood already. We went to Ceasar’s for breakfast. We missed the Breakfast Buffet by just a few minutes, so we went to the small Cafe next door.
I got the breakfast Buffet, and being I could take “anything from the buffet” I was nearly dared to take the Pineapple from the buffet, so…. I did. I brought back a plate of eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, a danish, and one full pineapple.