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Off Topic / Re: LGS PTA
« on: May 11, 2021, 10:50:10 PM »
lgs?  Whose that?

Gun shops I’ve shopped at were Security equipment, young guns, X-ring, prime sports, OGC, J haras, Danger close, HGS, 808gunclub , Gun Source and WGS...

Please tell :shake:

LGS is the abbreviation for a generic term:

Local Gun Store (or Shop)
Political Discussion / Re: i think i found omni's youtube channel
« on: May 11, 2021, 09:11:07 PM »
I doubt it.   😕  probably had too much of the stuff in my youth.

Did you take your testosterone injections orally, or posteriorly?  Both?

Enquiring minds ...   :rofl:
Well now, isn't it reassuring that we have our own self appointed panel of sanctimonious critics to pass judgement on others.

Is that supposed to explain your opinion and try to convince others that they might not have correctly assessed the situation?

Or is this an indication that someone can't handle the truth?

Just curious.  It could go either way.
General Discussion / Re: HPD Walk Ins for Registration
« on: May 11, 2021, 09:03:23 PM »
What is scalping

Selling appointments = people with no intention of using them trying to make money from a FREE SERVICE offered at tax payer expense.

Scalping = SEE ABOVE

Disrupting = people with no intention of using them trying to stop others with a legitimate need for appointments from using a FREE SERVICE offered at tax payer expense.

All have the same end result, while intentions may vary.  If nobody buys the scalped appointments, they go to waste.  No different than the ones disrupters book and never use.

Why can't you figure these simple things out for yourself?  (Rhetorical question.  We all know the answer:   :wacko:)
But how do you know for sure that they engaged in price gouging?

I think gouging is when demand rises sharply, and the retailers raise prices on items they bought before the demand increased.  Their cost wasn't affected by the higher demand, but they are taking advantage of the demand to ask for more money.

An example would be after a hurricane.  If a store raises the prices of lumber, chainsaws, and other materials needed to clean up and repair the damage left, that's definitely gouging.  Those products didn't cost more to sell after the hurricane than before.

Another would be selling bottled water and bread for 2-3 times what it was sold at before.

Then there are the scalpers.  They scoop up what people are clamoring to buy and try to make a profit on it.

There are laws in some states that punish gougers and scalpers especially after natural disasters.

Not sure how we can equate a hurricane with a firearm panic-buy in terms of fair vs. unfair pricing.

Businesses typically charge what the market will bear.  If one store always has a better selection, they may charge more than the next dealer just because they know they are more competitive inventory-wise.  The second store might keep prices lower to compete on price.

So, although there is a shortage of inventory in gun and ammo now, I don't think "gouging" applies to dealers unless you live where you have to buy a new gun to survive.  If this were the Zombie Apocalypse, then anyone jacking-up gun and ammo prices would be gouging!

Just my opinion.  I think too many people accuse sellers of gouging just because prices rose quickly.  Since there's a gun buying process that takes longer in some states than others, it pays to plan ahead, shop around, and avoid impulse buying no matter what the current market environment may be.

If you want it bad, you'll get it bad.
Political Discussion / Re: The COVID Cult
« on: May 11, 2021, 06:20:05 PM »
Lately, alot of people are batshit crazy!

Sent from my SM-A102U using Tapatalk

Batshit crazy.

Bat Flu.

Coincidence?  I think not.
Cause obviously it was inflation that hacked that oil pipeline and is starting to limit gas because of environmental impacts.  :geekdanc: :crazy:


So the other half are retarded.

Nope.  Those are the takers.  Only the makers are affected by higher taxes.
Went to the Wahiawa location of HEP last week.

I think that banner is rather insulting. 

I mean, if they are going to offer "FREE MULCH,"
then it's a bit mean to accuse any takers of "FREE LOADING!"   :rofl:
Golden Globes canceled on NBC over lack of diversity. Tom Cruise sends back his awards in protest.

Once you're at the top of your career, these awards are meaningless. 

Maybe you can pay the rent selling them on eBay when you're out of work?
General Discussion / Re: HPD Walk Ins for Registration
« on: May 11, 2021, 05:12:07 PM »
please show me where HPD was identifying ONLINE the people who were scalping and "disrupting"

"a simple ID requirement would quash it without effort."

ID to vote is voter suppression.

ID to book an appointment to exercise your Constitutional 2A rights:  necessary stop fraud.

No parallels at all, huh?
Gallup Poll: Half of America Says Taxes Are Too High

And the other half pay little-to-no income tax.  We learned that from Romney -- one of the very few things he was good for.

When half the nation (47%+/-) pay no taxes or almost no taxes, you can't convince them that voting for someone who wants to lower taxes matters.

It's like promising free jock straps to everyone.  It won't matter to women.
Off Topic / Re: LGS PTA
« on: May 11, 2021, 03:59:46 PM »
isnt it illegal to sell City services?

The shop owners aren't city employees.  If they are paying an employee to get the appointments to sell, then that's a crime.

I've been suspecting someone on the inside is scarfing up appointments for profit, similar to the Ala Wai Golf Course tee times.

Not unprecedented.
General Discussion / Re: HPD Walk Ins for Registration
« on: May 11, 2021, 03:56:37 PM »
Sonny and Cher: The beat goes on (HQ Version)

Ignores all the words people post just so he can argue.

Trolling along ...
General Discussion / Re: HPD Walk Ins for Registration
« on: May 11, 2021, 02:47:14 PM »
So a face, voice, name, phone number.  All things currently required does nothing?  And an ID card would 100% rule out everything....

Come on you were in IT, you know how reliable IP addresses are  :geekdanc:

Nothing you said holds any bearing on the facts.

Face?  Are they taking photos for each timeslot?  Photo-copying picture IDs?  How are they supposed to remember 50 people each day over weeks and months?

They would have to require PII for each walk-in.  With all that effort to hand out and weed out walk-ins, they might as well perform the application process for each person in line.

You really are this uneducated.
General Discussion / Re: HPD Walk Ins for Registration
« on: May 11, 2021, 02:42:03 PM »
If HPD could identify people ONLINE who were scalping and "disrupting", they sure can do it offline.  They have the ability to ban people...or limit the appointments of those "disruptors".  Even if somehow these people potentially existed, a simple ID requirement would quash it without effort.

Yeah, because you need an IP address, name, and home address to pick up a slip.

You don't know much about IT, apparently.

ID requirement also implies a recording and retrieval system to match people in line to previous attempts to get a slip.

Not as simple as you make it sound.
Off Topic / Re: LGS PTA
« on: May 11, 2021, 02:40:42 PM »
There are some stores that shall not be named that did this.  They will feel the repercussions long term for their actions. A quick gain isn't worth a longtime loss.

Not if we rely on people like you to let us know who those shops are.  You're keeping their secret -- enabling and abetting.

Not everyone here has shopped for firearms at every gun store on every island to learn who the jerks are selling appointments.

If you aren't going to name the store, just stop posting about it.  You're not doing anyone here any favors. 

This is a recurring post of yours.  Why bother?

You just want to participate without contributing.
Off Topic / Re: Colt Brennan passes away at 37
« on: May 11, 2021, 02:35:34 PM »
The concept of time must be hard for you.  Nice linking an article written and published with new information after my post.   Sorry I can not tell the future.

Can you prove the same info was not available before your post?

Probably not.  That requires more effort than posting another stupid comment here.
As a bus ad major I believe in the free market. People have the choice to buy or not and sellers have the freedom to sell at what ever price they want.

I agree as long as the seller is subject to the same market forces as all other sellers in the sector.

Lots of examples where businesses abused their popularity or market share to stifle free market competition.
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