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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by RingOtaku » 03 May 2019, 16:00

Anna Raven wrote:
03 May 2019, 15:56
RingOtaku wrote:
03 May 2019, 15:52
FCBD is totally a "get 'em in the door" trick. BUt hey these are businesses. Everything should be about getting them in the door.

Yep. Wal-Mart doesn't make a penny of fishing licenses, it all goes to the DNR. BUT while you are in there might as well buy some bait and lures. Maybe a rod since it's such a good price....
It's the old razor blade model. You practically give the razor away for free, but you charge a crazy amount for the razor blades.
Yep. If you ever work retail and use the hand-scanner things to check the profit margin it's surprising how many things that applies to. DVD/Blu-Ray players? Very little profit. But the movie mark-up? Big. Cell Phones? Barely any profit. Phone Accessories? Epic Markup.
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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by EvilMonkeyPope » 06 May 2019, 01:38

I'm surprised Zaladane's never been resurrected. Maybe she ought to be the new exemplar of permanent death after Bucky's & Jason Todd's betrayal.

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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by Nu-D » 06 May 2019, 10:38

RingOtaku wrote:
03 May 2019, 16:00
Anna Raven wrote:
03 May 2019, 15:56
RingOtaku wrote:
03 May 2019, 15:52
FCBD is totally a "get 'em in the door" trick. BUt hey these are businesses. Everything should be about getting them in the door.

Yep. Wal-Mart doesn't make a penny of fishing licenses, it all goes to the DNR. BUT while you are in there might as well buy some bait and lures. Maybe a rod since it's such a good price....
It's the old razor blade model. You practically give the razor away for free, but you charge a crazy amount for the razor blades.
Yep. If you ever work retail and use the hand-scanner things to check the profit margin it's surprising how many things that applies to. DVD/Blu-Ray players? Very little profit. But the movie mark-up? Big. Cell Phones? Barely any profit. Phone Accessories? Epic Markup.
It’s called a Loss Leader, and it’s done by both manufacturers and retailers. Years ago I worked at a hardware store that sold all of our name brand power tools at 5-10% below wholesale. We were known throughout the region as having the best deals, and even beat out Home Depot’s prices. Of course, a pound of nails cost 20% more than at HD, and so did most everything else. The store was super profitable and is still gong strong and has survived despite a second Home Depot opening up even closer. The price perception based on the high-end products, coupled with good service, was a great business model.

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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by EvilMonkeyPope » 07 May 2019, 23:21

Bluetants are the upper echelon of Homo superior.

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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by das_boot » 08 May 2019, 02:16

EvilMonkeyPope wrote:
06 May 2019, 01:38
I'm surprised Zaladane's never been resurrected. Maybe she ought to be the new exemplar of permanent death after Bucky's & Jason Todd's betrayal.
But at this point would she be Lorna’s sister and therefore either Magneto’s daughter or long-lost daughter of Polaris’s mother which... it just adds more confusion to a family tree that’s already stupidly complex
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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by RingOtaku » 08 May 2019, 15:09

das_boot wrote:
08 May 2019, 02:16
EvilMonkeyPope wrote:
06 May 2019, 01:38
I'm surprised Zaladane's never been resurrected. Maybe she ought to be the new exemplar of permanent death after Bucky's & Jason Todd's betrayal.
But at this point would she be Lorna’s sister and therefore either Magneto’s daughter or long-lost daughter of Polaris’s mother which... it just adds more confusion to a family tree that’s already stupidly complex
She's an alternate reality Lorna whose universe was wiped out by the Timebreakers/brokers early on and so lost her mind. Also she wasn't related to Magneto in their universe but did date Wanda. Oh and their son was that universe version of Michael Pointer/Weapon Omega.

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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by EvilMonkeyPope » 08 May 2019, 21:45

We need to go deeper.

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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by das_boot » 08 May 2019, 22:07

She’s also the first person to trial a meat only diet in her home dimension, earning her alt-PETA’s wrath and the nickname of “Saladbane”
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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by RingOtaku » 09 May 2019, 02:33

and her only friend was a shapeshifter who often imitated her so Zala could go out and ballet against her parents wishes.
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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by das_boot » 09 May 2019, 15:39

Her grieving process was so long-winded and emotionally traumatic that every time her pet guinea pig died, her true father, Mister Sinister, used to tell her that Bubbles had gone on holiday while he cloned her a new one from scratch. He even sent her postcards from various places around the world to show her that Bubbles was indeed in holiday. She believed this lie until she was well into her thirties and saw one of her father’s alter-egos collect an award for writing the specific sub-plot of French Cinema’s roller-coaster of whimsical emotions, Amélie, wherein the protagonist sends her father’s garden gnome on holiday with her flight attendant friend and sends him pictures from famous landmarks.
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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by RingOtaku » 09 May 2019, 17:44

And it was her rejection of him after this revelation that led Sinister to look for an alternate reality where he didn't ruin his relationship with his daughter which is what got the attention of the Timebrokers who are secretly highly evolved guinea pigs and took great offense at the enslaving and random cloning of their species.
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