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    Box of Crap

    "Love is not the dying moan of a distant violin, its the triumphant twang of a bedspring."

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    That is funny as hell! Thanks for the link.
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    Hmmm, I think you just posted the perfect Xmas gift for the aunt I despise.
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    I can't believe people actually call and complain about the contents of their box of crap.... it's a box of crap!
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    I'll take one box of crap, and a can of lighter fluid.

    Did anyone else wonder why the crap gets shipped by Priority Mail? Can people really not wait a few more days for a box full of crap?

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    My "Old Man" got one of those once. here is the tacky home video of the day it arrived.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJSmm...eature=related

    I've dealt those guys before and they are pretty good. I'll have to order one.
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    I took the plunge. Stand by, this could be interesting.
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    Damn this seem really tempting. If I don't have enough crap in my garage already, but it's only five bucks. It's like it's almost free. I think is how hoarders start out.

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    $5 worth of cable ends !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlatTop View Post
    I'll take one box of crap, and a can of lighter fluid.
    Just don't leave it on MY front porch!

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    I was thinking "Secret Santa".
    "Love is not the dying moan of a distant violin, its the triumphant twang of a bedspring."

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    Thanks for the link, I'm going to get one for my father in law. I wanted to get him something bike related but didn't know what to get. I think he'll enjoy it.

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    I am strangely tempted. I don't even like crap that much.
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    Do you want this new boat or... the Mystery Box?











    The Box, The Box!!!




    Even though I understand it, I strangely still can't resist. As said, it's only $5! I might get one in a couple weeks here. What's shipping on a box of crap?
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    Wonder how much the postage is?

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    Saweeeet...I just hired my cat, were going into the Crap-bag business for the Holidays

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharlesP View Post
    Wonder how much the postage is?
    About $11 for me

    Correction: yes, $11.99 to be precise
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    $11.99 shipping for me. I had seen these before and thought about getting one, but at $16 it's much less appealing (there's a $1 discount when you add it to your basket).

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    Would be a great Dirty Santa gift.

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    wonder why they're just not doing flat rate boxes? they're cheap.

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    Why don't they make boxes at least C&V, ATB, Modern Road....etc., specific.
    Not nice if you open it up and you get all ATB crap when you have zero use for any of it, so their crap just ends up making your own useless crap pile bigger??.
    I WANT C&V $5 CRAP!!
    It would be nice of them to also randomly throw a real nice non-crap surprise items within the crap in some boxes. The can advertise doing such and they will surely sell many more "Boxes of crap" than they ever expected!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
    My "Old Man" got one of those once. here is the tacky home video of the day it arrived.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJSmm...eature=related


    I love the "Frajeelay..... must be Italian" part.

    Watching him open the box made me feel like I had coffee jitters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chombi View Post
    Why don't they make boxes at least C&V, ATB, Modern Road....etc., specific.
    Not nice if you open it up and you get all ATB crap when you have zero use for any of it, so their crap just ends up making your own useless crap pile bigger??.
    I WANT C&V $5 CRAP!!
    It would be nice of them to also randomly throw a real nice non-crap surprise items within the crap in some boxes. The can advertise doing such and they will surely sell many more "Boxes of crap" than they ever expected!

    Chombi
    It all depends on what their motivation is. It sounds like they just want to clean up their warehouse. They obviously want to spend as little time as possible, so doing things like different categories and occasionally throwing in some good stuff is not the focus.

    Now, I can see that they might come to the realization that this is actually a good marketing gimmick to draw in customers. Then they might take it to the next level.
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    Reminds me of the immortal George Carlin's "A place for My Stuff."

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    I see a way to clean out my garage, basement and attic. We used to call this a "yard sale".
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