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#1 Harry P.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 07:44 AM

So first I go to Hobby Lobby to pick up some Testors Metalizer spray. $6.19 a can! Six freakin' bucks for a 3-ounce can of paint?

Oh well, it is what it is, so I buy only one can. I figure Hobbytown USA will have better prices, and they're directly on my way back home.

So I pull into the lot and see they're closed! They don't open until 11 AM?!!! Didn't know that! Ok, no metalizer for me.

Next item needed, Bondo 2-part glazing putty. I stop off at the home center store, again, right on my route home. I go to the automotive section where I always get it. Guess which one single item was out of stock? Not the novelty air fresheners (plenty of those)... not the fuzzy dice... no, only Bondo 2-part glazing putty is out of stock. Ok, no Bondo for me.

But wait... there's a Walmart across the street. So off I go, doing the usual Walmart "no parking spaces to be found within a quarter mile of the building" thing. Finally find one, trek to the store, over to the auto section, to the body repair stuff. No Bondo. I ask one of the mopes that work there where the Bondo is. He says only "select" Walmarts carry Bondo products, and this Walmart isn't one of them. Ok, again, no Bondo for me.

Now it's getting along towards lunch time, so I figure I can salvage my trip by making at least one successful stop... so I hit my favorite Chinese takeout place for lunch.

They were closed.

:rolleyes:

So what did I actually accomplish?

I wasted two hours, and burned about ten bucks worth of gas.

Some days it's not even worth getting out of bed...

#2 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 07:46 AM

LOL, yes, sir, sometimes it's just better to stay home and order everything you need on line. LOL!

#3 Casey

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 07:46 AM

I hope it's not a full moon tonight. :huh: :lol:

It's not all bad, Harry. The Bears are still in first place, and the Packers aren't. :)

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 07:52 AM

It's not all bad, Harry. The Bears are still in first place, and the Packers aren't. :)


And the Bears get the weekend off while the Green Bean Crackers travel to Houston, who happens to be undefeated.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 07:53 AM

you learned something, hopefully anyway: do not count on walmart for anything except a bunch of low life customers, not that they arent amusing in and of themselves. and unless you want to be mistaken for one of them, never go there to begin with.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 08:12 AM

Harry, this stuff happens all the time as you get older...welcome to the REAL world...

#7 Harry P.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 08:14 AM

Frustration Day, Part II:

Call me crazy, but I was determined to accomplish something today... so I actually went back to HobbyTown later, after they had opened, to get the metalizers that I had passed on at Hobby Lobby earlier because I thought maybe HT would have better prices. Guess what? HT doesn't carry metalizer sprays! The guy there said I was the only person who had ever asked for metalizer spray. I find that hard to believe. And I find it even harder to believe that a hobby shop doesn't carry the stuff.

It's not all bad, Harry. The Bears are still in first place, and the Packers aren't. :)


Yeah baby! :D

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 09:45 AM

I hope it's not a full moon tonight. :huh: :lol:

It's not all bad, Harry. The Bears are still in first place, and the Packers aren't. :)



a little off topic but....

GO BROWNS!!!!!!!

well, the topic is frustation, and it is the Browns......... i guess it IS in topic!!!
be thankful you guys have a football team. even if Cutler is your quarterback!!

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 10:10 AM

We all have those days Harry, you are not alone

#10 Jerome P.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 10:21 AM

I hope I have better luck then you when i venture out this weekend.
And at least your team will win. Green Bay at Houston? I'm a Packer fan, but man, we just can't catch a break.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 10:24 AM

Harry, why did you not use a HL 40% coupon for the paint?

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 10:25 AM

What a bummer Harry. sounds like a very fustrating day. You should look for a 40% off hobby lobby coupon to save a few buck on them spray cans. I cant belive how much some of those little spray cans end up being. heck if ou have a smart phobe just show them. the coupon code. if you need more than one can i would buy one at at time and get back in line to save the money lol

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 10:30 AM

And the Bears get the weekend off while the Green Bean Crackers travel to Houston, who happens to be undefeated.


So was Arizona! :lol:

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 11:14 AM

You Americans don't know how lucky you are!

Testors and Bondo are unavailable in Europe.
Here in Switzerland Supermarkets/discounters/hobby chains etc don't have model stuff. You have to go to one of the few remaining model specialists where a can of Tamiya spray costs $12 and a new AMT or US Revell car kit, if they have one, is $45.)

And the very idea of a 40% coupon would give the average retailer a heart attack.

#15 Harry P.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 11:27 AM

Harry, why did you not use a HL 40% coupon for the paint?


Oh, I did use it!

#16 Harry P.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 11:28 AM

I hope I have better luck then you when i venture out this weekend.
And at least your team will win. Green Bay at Houston? I'm a Packer fan, but man, we just can't catch a break.


They won't win this weekend, I can guarantee it.

They have a bye... B)

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 11:35 AM

Sounds like you need to sit down, Harry, and relax with a Jim Beam & RC Cola. I am.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 11:36 AM

>The guy there said I was the only person who had ever asked for metalizer spray.

i hate when people say stuff like that. did you remind him that he couldnt say that anymore now that you had asked for it?

football? dont they play Queen songs at football games? nuff said.

in a similar vein: GO GIANTS!!!

#19 Harry P.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 11:41 AM

>The guy there said I was the only person who had ever asked for metalizer spray.

i hate when people say stuff like that. did you remind him that he couldnt say that anymore now that you had asked for it?


Sort of. When he said I was the first person who ever asked for it, I said, "well, consider yourself officially asked!"

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 11:44 AM

Oh, I did use it!


I figured that after I read your other thread ;)