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Sometimes, it's good to be anal retentive

So, on the 15th, I had curiously good luck, thanks to being AR and going through my LJ, categorizing it with tags.

I came across a post in which I mentioned Movie Trading Company, and happened to click the link to see if they were doing any sales or promotion.

To my shock, they were closing the store nearest us. Not only that, it seems that they're closing everything.

It was about 6:00 pm on Wednesday when I learned this, and they were closing the Sandy Springs location that very day. I called my husband. "Sweetie, we have to go by Movie Trading Company tonight."

You see, I had a gift card for them with about $46 on it, and I would've been rather ticked to lose out on almost $50.

When we arrived, almost all their DVDs were gone. I gnashed my teeth a little that I hadn't found out about this sooner. Only really crummy horror movies remained. I immediately made my way over to the CD section, which was a little less picked over.

We did pretty well: we got 13 CDs for about $44. I only lost $2 on the card, which is certainly better than $46. What's even more remarkable is that we got there at 7:30 pm and the store closed at 8 -- I figured they'd at least be open until 9 pm. It was almost like one of those contests where a shopper has 15 minutes to purchase $500 worth of merchandise or something.

I got:


D. got a Yanni album and two Wallflowers CDs.

I was amazed that we were able to find so much in such a short time in such a picked-over selection. Worst case, I can probably go to CD Warehouse and trade a few of them in for something even better. Still, given the situation, I think it was a pretty decent haul.

I'd never have known had I not been all AR with my LJ. :)

Incidentally, the reason the chain is closing is because of Netflix. Apparently, Movie Trading Company is owned by Blockbuster Video, and they're closing all of their subsidiaries to focus on their online business. Translation: Netflix is eating their lunch.

If you're in Georgia, the Tucker location is going to be open until the 19th. Everything is 50% off. We're going to try to go by there early on Saturday, I think, in the hopes of finding a few things for my sister.

Why I can't have this kind of luck in other areas of my life (read: housing), I don't know.

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epicureanangel
Feb. 17th, 2006 07:19 pm (UTC)
Your housing luck will happen eventually.

Btw.. your icon is freaking me out.. now that I know what it means :)
pointedview
Feb. 17th, 2006 08:12 pm (UTC)
Hey, you! :) Thanks for the encouragement. How ya doing? I plan to read that article that you linked when I get home.

Regarding five by five, do you mean that you know what it means in relation to Buffy, or just in general (the "Things are good" meaning)?
epicureanangel
Feb. 17th, 2006 09:16 pm (UTC)
I keep thinking of when Buffy's mom asks "Are you ok?" and "Buffy" says "Five-by-five" :)

I'm doing alright... life is quietly under control. A little tired from too much WoW, perhaps :)
pointedview
Feb. 17th, 2006 11:39 pm (UTC)
Oh, yes. I enjoyed the Buffy take on Face/Off.

As for World of Warcraft, I envy you your in-game time. I'm going to be super busy this weekend and it's unlikely I'll have a chance to play.
hehutalks
Feb. 17th, 2006 08:45 pm (UTC)
Bravo on the music choices. Gordon and Come On Come On are two of my favorite CDs of all time. And Stunt is right up there.

But Yawn-i? D make me sad. Very sad.
pointedview
Feb. 20th, 2006 08:06 pm (UTC)
Dude, that shows what you know. Yanni is a secret weapon for the Dark Side of the Force. Y'see, when torturing victims, Sith lords will play Yanni in the background to remind their victims of peace and rest that they could have if they would only reveal the location of the rebel scum ... :)
lsbd33
Feb. 20th, 2006 07:08 pm (UTC)
i have the mary chapin carpenter cd & "stunt" by bare naked ladies :)

as for having luck in other areas...hon, when the time is right, it all fits into place, i promise. it just seems as if it takes so *many many many expletives* long to get there. i know.

in the meantime, seek and find what you can only do from where you are. :) (if that makes any sense...said she, with a basketball for a navel...)
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