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 Post subject: Re: By Any Means Necessary!
PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:32 pm 
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Victor V
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Location: Where there's "hamburger ALL OVER the highway"...
I may have to resort to something like this, just to get a package over to the post office...

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 Post subject: Re: By Any Means Necessary!
PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:35 pm 
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In 1983 a much younger me bought a Capehart 400 series radio phono at a night auction in Virginia. Got it for $2.00 (found out the speakers were gone). Also found out that all purchases had to be removed that night. Found out how much you can get into the trunk of a 1975 Pontiac Ventura. Got home OK with it sticking up in the trunk, although I heard the tailpipe scrape the pavement a few times. Found out friends and neighbors aren't so thrilled with your good luck when you ask them to help move it indoors at 11:00 at night. That Pontiac was a tank, I was rear-ended twice over the years with no discernable damage or injury.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:12 am 
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Next stop, the mattress store, gonna get 'um a new mattress and single thin rope looped thru the windows, for the car roof. At freeway speeds, all you need to do to keep things secure is keep a grip on the mattress with your left hand, while steering with the right.


hey that's just how I buy mattresses! On the phono, I thought, well at least he made it to the show with no problems. But then, I thought, or maybe he just bought it. Uh Oh! Road kill at the first dip or bump! Is that a Credenza?


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 Post subject: Re: By Any Means Necessary!
PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:19 am 
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At an auction I once saw a buyer load a large cabinet gramophone into his car, slam down the tailgate and watch in horror as the front legs of the cabinet broke through the rear window glass. He wasn't a bit pleased, and some of the ladies present learned a few new words :oops: .


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 Post subject: Re: By Any Means Necessary!
PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:33 am 
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That machine has survived nearly one hundred years. We have a responsibility to care for our things. Maybe Allstate is making a new commercial. "Yes, we've seen it and covered it"...(but we cancelled the idiot). Jerry Blais


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:02 am 
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What you all talking about? It is well secured. Did you all miss the the support tie to the radio antenna?


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 Post subject: Re: By Any Means Necessary!
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You naysayers are all wrong.

Give the guy a break, he was really only trying to apply his love for talking machines by emulating the young kids.

He just got the execution wrong.

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Sorry to burst the bubble of all the naysayers, but the Credenza arrived safely at it’s new home. The seller, Mike Patella followed up with a phone call to the buyer this morning and got the good news.

Gotta have faith!

Raphael


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 Post subject: Re: By Any Means Necessary!
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Raphael wrote:
Sorry to burst the bubble of all the naysayers, but the Credenza arrived safely at it’s new home. The seller, Mike Patella followed up with a phone call to the buyer this morning and got the good news.

Gotta have faith!

Raphael


I talked to Mike this morning and he hadn’t heard back yet. Glad to hear the machine (and car) made it intact!
Brandon


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 Post subject: Re: By Any Means Necessary!
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Nothing new... We see a lot of this type of redneck "ingenuity" around NC... :lol:

Everything from sofas, mattresses, tables and chairs, ladders, washing machines, refrigerators, 8 foot logs, loads of hardwood flooring, etc. all laying in the middle or on the sides of various roads and expressways... I once saw a large boat in the ditch along I-40, suffering from severe road rash... :? several miles later I encountered a large motor home with an empty boat trailer parked on the side of the road. I always wondered how you would explain to your wife, that you went to Lowes and bought a refrigerator and somehow lost it on the way home...

All this because some brilliant person decided to transport them and tie them down in a similar manner as shown in the picture... :roll:

Since he apparently made it home, only luck prevailed...
"The phonograph† is not of any commercial value."
Thomas Alva Edison - Comment to his assistant, Samuel Insull.

"No one needs a Victrola XX, a Perfected Graphophone Type G, or whatever you call those noisy things."
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