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Nanatsu no Tsuki
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Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:26 pm

The Free Joy State wrote:
Gallade wrote:Having had a curiosity Google the only current stores outside of the US are in Canada, the UAE, and Bahrain, because of course they are.

Hmm... I'm sure I remember some frou-frou American doll shop opening in London. One of those posh areas with a lot of wealthy-mummy footfall.

Either it closed or it was a different one. :)


I don't know why. The dolls are rather creepy. :p
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Ethel mermania
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Postby Ethel mermania » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:28 pm

Abserdia wrote:
Luziyca wrote:Probably because few outside it know it's from there. ;) Hell, I forgot about it until you just said it.

I always assumed they were from the Amazon or something. But nope. I could drive to one.

I mean, I’m not. Not right now. For several reasons.


You safe?
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Postby The Free Joy State » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:34 pm

Gallade wrote:
The Free Joy State wrote:Hmm... I'm sure I remember some frou-frou American doll shop opening in London. One of those posh areas with a lot of wealthy-mummy footfall.

Either it closed or it was a different one. :)

Oh, that wasn't meant to come across as "You're full of BS, I'm on to you!. I'm sure they'd have tried London if they sought international expansion. I'm also sure they'd have tanked something chronic. Looks like a creepier Baby Born with wigs, wigs that apparently increase its sales tag by fifty bucks.

No worries; it didn't come across that way.

I don't understand why something like looks like an uglier inflated version of the dolls my mother used to put over spare loo rolls are so popular myself. But I suppose, at those prices, you don't have to sell so many to turn a profit.
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Postby Abserdia » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:37 pm

Ethel mermania wrote:
Abserdia wrote:I always assumed they were from the Amazon or something. But nope. I could drive to one.

I mean, I’m not. Not right now. For several reasons.


You safe?

Oh yeah, I’m far inland.
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Postby Ethel mermania » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:40 pm

Abserdia wrote:
Ethel mermania wrote:
You safe?

Oh yeah, I’m far inland.


Glad to hear. Flooding can be a bitch.
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Postby Gallade » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:46 pm

The Free Joy State wrote:
Gallade wrote:Oh, that wasn't meant to come across as "You're full of BS, I'm on to you!. I'm sure they'd have tried London if they sought international expansion. I'm also sure they'd have tanked something chronic. Looks like a creepier Baby Born with wigs, wigs that apparently increase its sales tag by fifty bucks.

No worries; it didn't come across that way.

I don't understand why something like looks like an uglier inflated version of the dolls my mother used to put over spare loo rolls are so popular myself. But I suppose, at those prices, you don't have to sell so many to turn a profit.

Reminds me of an inappropriately high end clothes store in my old Irish home town, which is resolutely working class. On the high street, opened during the height of the recession, have not seen a single person in there apart from a very bored looking sales clerk in those ten years, and I visit home a lot. Still somehow in business.

Some business models must surely involve pacts with demons.
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Postby Ethel mermania » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:55 pm

Gallade wrote:
The Free Joy State wrote:No worries; it didn't come across that way.

I don't understand why something like looks like an uglier inflated version of the dolls my mother used to put over spare loo rolls are so popular myself. But I suppose, at those prices, you don't have to sell so many to turn a profit.

Reminds me of an inappropriately high end clothes store in my old Irish home town, which is resolutely working class. On the high street, opened during the height of the recession, have not seen a single person in there apart from a very bored looking sales clerk in those ten years, and I visit home a lot. Still somehow in business.

Some business models must surely involve pacts with demons.


Or money laundering, one or the other
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Postby Gallade » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:57 pm

Ethel mermania wrote:
Gallade wrote:Reminds me of an inappropriately high end clothes store in my old Irish home town, which is resolutely working class. On the high street, opened during the height of the recession, have not seen a single person in there apart from a very bored looking sales clerk in those ten years, and I visit home a lot. Still somehow in business.

Some business models must surely involve pacts with demons.


Or money laundering, one or the other

I think the shopping outlet they're attached to is still owned by NAMA, print harder.
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Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:05 pm

Ethel mermania wrote:
Gallade wrote:Reminds me of an inappropriately high end clothes store in my old Irish home town, which is resolutely working class. On the high street, opened during the height of the recession, have not seen a single person in there apart from a very bored looking sales clerk in those ten years, and I visit home a lot. Still somehow in business.

Some business models must surely involve pacts with demons.


Or money laundering, one or the other


But do they sell stuff from China?
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Postby Valentine Z » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:08 pm

Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:
Ethel mermania wrote:
Or money laundering, one or the other


But do they sell stuff from China?


Stuff from China itself is a weird mix. There are some things that worked as well as its price tag, i.e. breaks easily. Other times, they last for extraordinary long periods of time that I have to wonder what I just bought.

I have flashlights that broke within a few weeks, while there are Tiger-brand ones that took multiple hits and was still kicking.
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Postby Gallade » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:10 pm

Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:
Ethel mermania wrote:
Or money laundering, one or the other


But do they sell stuff from China?

I know there's Lacoste tat in there, so oh my yes.
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Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:16 pm

Gallade wrote:
Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:
But do they sell stuff from China?

I know there's Lacoste tat in there, so oh my yes.


I was mostly going for a jab at the saying that Chinese restaurants/stores sometimes serving as fronts for money laundering. :p

Valentine Z wrote:
Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:
But do they sell stuff from China?


Stuff from China itself is a weird mix. There are some things that worked as well as its price tag, i.e. breaks easily. Other times, they last for extraordinary long periods of time that I have to wonder what I just bought.

I have flashlights that broke within a few weeks, while there are Tiger-brand ones that took multiple hits and was still kicking.


Quite true. I sometimes buy stuff from Wish, and IIRC, Wish's storefronts are all in China. Some of their merchandise is quite well made and lasts a long time, other not so much and it can be a bit of a lottery on how good the quality of what you buy is.
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Postby Gallade » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:22 pm

Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:
Gallade wrote:I know there's Lacoste tat in there, so oh my yes.


I was mostly going for a jab at the saying that Chinese restaurants/stores sometimes serving as fronts for money laundering. :p

Whoops, my funny bone doesn't reliably kick in until 10am!

In my defence, the skit for the Chinese is cocaine and after trading hours booze in my neck of the woods. :p
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Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:23 pm

Gallade wrote:
Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:
I was mostly going for a jab at the saying that Chinese restaurants/stores sometimes serving as fronts for money laundering. :p

Whoops, my funny bone doesn't reliably kick in until 10am!

In my defence, the skit for the Chinese is cocaine and after trading hours booze in my neck of the woods. :p


It's ok, lady. I don't wake up properly until noon. xD
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Postby Dumb Ideologies » Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:15 am

Quarter of an hour into the workday and already two lengthy cross-office work-irrelevant political diatribes by the higher-ups.

I've reconciled myself to the fact that if I participated I'd probably get fired so it's better to keep schtum, but still, shush.
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Postby Esternial » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:42 am

Ethel mermania wrote:
Gallade wrote:Reminds me of an inappropriately high end clothes store in my old Irish home town, which is resolutely working class. On the high street, opened during the height of the recession, have not seen a single person in there apart from a very bored looking sales clerk in those ten years, and I visit home a lot. Still somehow in business.

Some business models must surely involve pacts with demons.


Or money laundering, one or the other

Someone say money laundering?

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Postby Hurdergaryp » Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:45 am

Esternial wrote:
Ethel mermania wrote:Or money laundering, one or the other

Someone say money laundering?

How else are you going to make the bloodstained money earned with narcotics, human trafficking and terrorism squeaky clean again? For more information, call ING.

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Postby The Holy Therns » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:08 am

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Postby Ethel mermania » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:34 am

Esternial wrote:
Ethel mermania wrote:
Or money laundering, one or the other

Someone say money laundering?


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Postby Pax Nerdvana » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:01 am

Ethel mermania wrote:
Esternial wrote:Someone say money laundering?


Image

Bad boys bad boys,
What ya going to do
When the alpaca comes for you.

I guess I'm on the llama.
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Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:13 am

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Postby Pax Nerdvana » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:15 am

Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:My cat is either happy it’s Friday or she wants something. Powerful purrs.

Let's hope she's happy that it's Friday.
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Postby The Holy Therns » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:23 am

Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:My cat is either happy it’s Friday or she wants something. Powerful purrs.


She wants the wi-fi password.
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Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:25 am

The Holy Therns wrote:
Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:My cat is either happy it’s Friday or she wants something. Powerful purrs.


She wants the wi-fi password.


She can’t have it. Last time she did, she ordered a lot of salmon treats. And kitty porn.
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