Archived material is restricted to Rantburg regulars and members. If you need access email fred.pruitt=at=gmail.com with your nick to be added to the members list. There is no charge to join Rantburg as a member.
#1 It doesn't bother me so much when government buys broken crap. But the collector items sold by ignorant widows and destroyed by blinkered bureaucrats really rankle. It's the US version of burning the Timbuktu archives.
Posted by Glaick Jolump2461 2013-01-30 08:07||
#2 it's what's known as an empty tube. I have some semi-automatic toilet paper dispenser cardboard tubes rounds for the next gun buyback. Similar to those used on the battlefield
Posted by Frank G 2013-01-30 08:10||
#3 I have an antique lamp in the attic which Ms. Besoeker purchased in the "Atomic City". I would gladly surrender it for $10.
Posted by Rantburg 2013-01-30 08:22||
#4 Posted by: Rantburg
Boesoeker dear, you forgot to change your nym back. Some people might be confused by this.
Posted by trailing wife 2013-01-30 11:03||
#5 another empty tube that can be bought at an Army/Navy Surplus store. why would dumbass cops waste their budget buying crap like that unless it was hoped to be used to cause shock and panic?
Posted by bigjim-CA 2013-01-30 11:10||
#6 Boesoeker dear, you forgot to change your nym back. Some people might be confused by this.
Posted by trailing wife
Yes, I'm slipping elsewhere as well. The so-called "golden years".
Posted by Besoeker 2013-01-30 11:14||
#7 This new HP sometimes lists my name correctly, sometimes it comes off as 'Hidirgher Of Thorsville1011' or some other nuttiness. Sometimes I types it in wrong :-(
Posted by Besoeker 2013-01-30 11:20||
#8 What was amusing were the collectors who showed up at the buy-back, offering to pay more than the '$200 gift card'. They did a rather brisk business.
Posted by Pappy 2013-01-30 11:47||
#9 Buy a $50 trinket, sell it to the city for $200 turns a nice little profit quickly. I liked the part where officials seemed baffled that people would not take an IOU from the city in exchange for turning in a gun; wonder how many went ahead and turned the gun in and said to keep the money.
Posted by swksvolFF 2013-01-30 13:31||
#10 Too lazy to go find the web link, but in $(YOUR_CITY_NAME_HERE), people were buying guns at Gander Mountain and selling them to the cops for a profit. If you call it arbitrage, it sounds dignified.
Posted by SteveS 2013-01-30 15:29||