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[Aug. 6th, 2005|09:23 pm]
The Veritable TechNinja
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I am incredibly stupid to not realize that a 56"x24"x1" slab of glass is going to be really fucking heavy. Oh well, the AV rack is up the stairs and ready to assemble, the TV stand is at the base of the stairs (our new apartment is weird, private entry but up a staircase with a closet at the bottom). There was absolutely no fucking way in hell I was getting that monster up there myself.
On the upside, ABC Warehouse let me steal the TV for a completely unreasonable price. Seriously, the only way I could have gotten it any cheaper would have been to order it from some anonymous, shady online retailer. Salesmen are dumb. Walk in and work them up by saying you're going to buy a large TV in the immediate future, along with a bunch of furniture, cabling, and service contracts. Let them show you the unit, then show them a list of prices $800 cheaper on the net. Tell them you _really_ don't want to order it online, and explain that you want to give him your money right now as long as he can get close. Then, once you've got the price quote, yank the cabling and contracts out from under them. Shit, I even got him to give me the stand and rack for cost. Dumbass. This is also how I got my car for just about invoice.
On the downside, I was dazed from severe wallet trauma (it's still a 50" DLP HDTV and a bunch of furniture), and forgot to go to Ethan Allen to order the sectional. MUST DO THAT TOMORROW NO MATTER WHAT. It takes 6-8 weeks for delivery, and my lease expires in 7 weeks. The bed frame is looking like an online order, the dresser and nightstands are available any time from Gardner White, and the coffee table is still up in the air. Might hold off on that until I've got the TV stand and amp rack assembled to make sure they look good together. Got multiple potential buyers for the TV, one unconfirmed buyer for the couch (it's a great, comfy couch for $75! You know you want it!), no bites on the dresser/bed frame (hand-carved maple!), and I've still got to go to the antique dealer to see about selling the Victrola. I can honestly chill on the selling stuff until we're ready to move, I can't actually get rid of any of it until mid-September.
And now, to Luna and possibly Mephisto's if it's dead. Don't really want to go to City tonight, yesterday was pretty fucking dead and I'm still reading about some kind of drama. Would definitely like to hear Marc spin, but that's about the only draw factor. The only people I really knew that were there last night were DJs, except for hov1818 and angelopercieval. Where was everyone last night?
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[User Picture]From: crashsite68
2005-08-07 01:59 am (UTC)
Heading to Mephistos tonight myself... see you there
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From: slapnutrob
2005-08-07 02:14 am (UTC)
I was in Canada!
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[User Picture]From: love_your_ego
2005-08-07 03:41 am (UTC)
I wonder if that stratagy would work for my camera...I can print out tons of prices from shady online retailers...but then again, all I want is the camera so they may not be so acomidating *ponders*
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[User Picture]From: arcsine
2005-08-07 07:19 am (UTC)
As long as it's a chain retailer that allows for price matching, you probably have a good shot at it.
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From: meta_x
2005-08-07 07:10 am (UTC)
You suck for not being home yet, so I can drunkenly babble at you!
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[User Picture]From: m_saint
2005-08-07 04:33 pm (UTC)
City Club first set - standard floor-filling futurepop. Mixed well, was happy with my first set.

City Club second set last night =
Q: "How much noise can you fuckers take without complaining?!"
A: NO COMPLAINTS!!!! and I pushed it hard for a good solid hour or more. Even this morning I'm thinking "I got away with playing THAT!"

J9 has the playlist as she was the closer. So yeah the music was good but the place was the usual hot box and some tempers seemed just as hot. You didn't miss much really. Maybe catch ya next time
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