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Things you guys want at the store

Post by mykidsdaddy » Sun Jul 26, 2009 4:34 pm

Hi everybody! I have been really busy and been on here infrequently with not even time to read much less post, but, I need AND WANT your input...What kind of stuff can we bring in to stock for you???
I have a lot of suggestions from the Empire Store thread and I will have that stuff for you. WHAT ELSE??? This is stocking time!
Orders will be placed this week and I really don't want to leave off something important!
Like VINEGAR...I just heard the other day...this is the only thing that you can wash the playa off your feet with???
I am a playa virgin! Haven't a clue what it takes to survive (comfortably)out there for a week. I would manage but I would rather have a good "Heads Up".
So...POST UP!!! If it is within reason and we can get it...we'll try to stock some for you!
Yes Shambala...we will have SlimJims! And Turkey Jerkey for AntiM.
Give it up folks...the shopping starts tomorrow!
Oh yeah...Thanks~~~
I'll see you soon! I think I will be on the BBQ cooking. Not 100% sure though!
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Post by DoriumLux » Sun Jul 26, 2009 4:50 pm

Stuff I think I would do well for people who forgot this type of last minute stuff. You may already sell some of it. It's just crap that people forget and really need/want.

Sunscreen
Cole Man Lantern Bags
Small Bicycle Lights
Goggles
Can Openers
Baby Wipes
Duct Tape
Lotion
Coleman Fuel
Tooth Brush
Dust Masks

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Post by AntiM » Sun Jul 26, 2009 4:54 pm

We haul most of our stuff in, having bought it on base. But folks forget things. The trick is competing with the truckstops in Fernley, carry what they do not:

Electrolyte drink powders and instant tea in the single serving packets.

Salsa. Green chile salsa for those of us allergic to tomatoes?

drinks in plastic bottles such as fuze, snapple water and vitamin water, or sobe lifewater. I know the throw away bottles are bad, but better than glass. I prefer those drinks on the playa myself, don't know who else might like them.

Pepsi throwback, the full sugar soda. I only drink full sugar sodas without the preservatives in them...

Booze in plastic containers. The real cheap stuff comes in plastic.

Juices, again, in plastic, like cranberry and orange for mixers.

camelbak/hydration pack parts and bladders?

Colorful duct tape? I'm thinking pink and camo, LOL.

reusable water bottles? Sippy cups with lids? Travel mugs? cheap ones, of course.

Socks? and foot creams for people with playa foot

Aloe vera, a good organic brand

Sunblock and spray sunblock. maybe an organic brand too. Some of this crowd leans toward "natural" products. Lip balm, Or at least lip balm leashes.

Those little bottles of hand sanitizer in tiny pouches to hang on packs.

Obviously with some items, you wouldn't stock a ton, like the aloe vera.

Oh, and THANK YOU for the shirt! I love it!

You need Empire Store shirts, you'd definitely sell a few.

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Post by AntiM » Sun Jul 26, 2009 4:55 pm

The essential titanium spork.

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Post by oneeyeddick » Sun Jul 26, 2009 5:15 pm

2" blue painters tape.

sugar cubes(for absinthe)

Paper plates, of course.

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fucking heepies.

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are always bumming my smokes, and like an idiot, i give em' to them...

then i run out on thursday and am too proud to ask anyone, then i get cranky as shit, and i dont want to be.


Marlboro red Pack...hard box...


dont worry, i always field strip them and stuff the filters in my pockets...


my pockets usually smell like ass.
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Post by Playa Tom » Sun Jul 26, 2009 6:15 pm

Duct tape

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Post by **burn** » Sun Jul 26, 2009 6:16 pm

Have prepared food ready:
burgers, dogs, tacos, burritos. handheld with no forks or plates.

Frozen juice pops.

Lotions, bandaids, sewingkits, condoms, lighters, shades, ziplocs, bungees, bicycle locks, spray bottles, fixaflat.
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Post by theCryptofishist » Sun Jul 26, 2009 8:29 pm

Flashlights and head lamps.
Blinkies.
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Post by oneeyeddick » Sun Jul 26, 2009 8:51 pm

Disposable cameras

You'll sell more than you think now that they are letting yahoos buy tickets at the gate.
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Post by Bob » Sun Jul 26, 2009 9:49 pm

Just stock what Donny stocked, genius. Beer and ice. Block ice and cube ice.
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Post by ygmir » Sun Jul 26, 2009 9:53 pm

there's ticket sales at the gate?.......
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Post by oneeyeddick » Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:08 pm

Bob wrote:Just stock what Donny stocked, genius. Beer and ice. Block ice and cube ice.
They can do better than him.
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Post by mykidsdaddy » Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:11 pm

oneeyeddick wrote:
Bob wrote:Just stock what Donny stocked, genius. Beer and ice. Block ice and cube ice.
They can do better than him.
We are gonna try!!! Oh yeah...I think we have about 1000 cases of PBR on it's way!
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Post by oneeyeddick » Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:16 pm

Glad you guys got the line of credits needed to git er' done.

Be sure to stock lots of whiskey too.
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Post by StevenGoodman » Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:56 pm

The main thing is to stock what people will buy on the way in; that they forgot. Or it is easier to wait until the last minute to buy? Or things that the early arrival people will be willing to drive out and get; like ice?

Lots of good ideas mentioned.

Hummmm...trying to think of things that aren't JUST for BM.

Bike locks
Bananas
Tomatoes
other veggies
Bungee cords?
1lb propane
Hats

I am usually pretty stocked when I arrive, but I often stop at the store on my way to BM, for one last ice cream and a cold drink.

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Post by BitterDan » Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:49 pm

I think we have about 1000 cases of PBR on it's way!
8)

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Post by gyre » Mon Jul 27, 2009 12:36 am

Wearable blinkies with replaceable batteries.
Chap stick.
Nasal saline with moisturizer.
Good gaffer's tape.
Fluorescent tape.
Reflective tape.
(Get the diamondstripe and sell it by the foot.)
Available from 1" wide up.
Kicks ass and will be working next year.

Goggles that fit over glasses.
Might be expensive to stock, but they will sell if they are good.

3 watt and 1 watt headlamps.
I suggest Brinkmann if you can get them.
The switch on my 3-watt is finally failing after 3 years of constant use.

And enable your email and we can send some links direct.

Locks for generators might be a good idea, though hard to stock initially.

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Post by Deb Prothero » Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:02 am

Also Mountain Dew throwback, the full sugar soda. Like Anti M, I only drink full sugar sodas without the preservatives in them and I prefer the Dew. Gotta have the Dew.

I'll be stopping in to get that patch that you're hunting up for me. Also an Empire tshirt - if you got some mediums for us smaller people that would be nice or specifically a woman's tshirt.

I like to get the BM calendar there too, usually on my way out.

Love the fresh food from the deli. Those sandwiches are great!

Also besides bungees, if you stock some lengths of rope, I got some there one year because we'd left it at home. Doesn't have to be big lengths - comes in a plastic bag and has maybe 10' or 20' - whatever the wholesaler has.

Tent pegs.

Corkscrews, in case someone forgot. I like to pick up a bottle of red wine or two when I'm there.

Good variety of mixes. I like Canada Dry ginger ale with my Canadian whiskey but it's not that common to find ginger ale out that way.

Marlboro Ultra Light 100s.

And do only what you can with the resources that you have. Some of the odd stuff, only get a few of. We don't want you stuck with stuff all winter.

And happy smiles from your family and staff, that's always cool.

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Post by Deb Prothero » Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:04 am

Oh and thanks for asking! :D

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Post by Igneouss » Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:10 am

ygmir wrote:there's ticket sales at the gate?.......
Yep. $360.
I would hazard that this is an act of desparation based on lower than expected ticky sales.

Expect a consequent rise in yahoo numbers...

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Post by AntiM » Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:09 am

Deb Prothero wrote:Also Mountain Dew throwback, the full sugar soda. Like Anti M, I only drink full sugar sodas without the preservatives in them and I prefer the Dew. Gotta have the Dew.
Deb, I have sad, sad news for you. Even the throwback Dew has preservatives, mainly sodium benzoate. Nasty stuff, makes me sick as a dog. Most ginger ales have it too, I've gone to Blue Sky or Hansen's, but dang, that's expensive soda. Any soda with citrus in it almost always has sodium/potassium benzoate unless you're buying an organic or natural brand.

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Post by LostinReno » Mon Jul 27, 2009 11:34 am

BitterDan wrote:
I think we have about 1000 cases of PBR on it's way!
8)
:D :D :D And they have to be Tabasco flavored Slim Jims...yum!
Aloe Gel
Bag Balm
Gatoraide

Let's see, hubby will be driving by at least 2-3 times a night (depending on traffic, no one wants to be stuck behind what he's haulin) . what are your hours going to be?

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Post by mojo » Mon Jul 27, 2009 12:16 pm

The over-the counter remedies for travellers:

Immodium
Tums
Blistex
Pepto
BIG band-aids
antibacterial ointment
ibuprophen
emergen-c
MOLESKIN

Also:
2.5 gal water
all the ice you can possibly stock, DRY ICE
propane bottles
cheap paper parasols
a few tarps

(Sorry I missed you over the 4th. It was interesting to walk into the store and ask if anybody knew who my kid's daddy is)
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Post by ibdave » Mon Jul 27, 2009 12:45 pm

mojo wrote:The over-the counter remedies for travellers:

Immodium
Tums
Blistex
Pepto
BIG band-aids
antibacterial ointment
ibuprophen
emergen-c
MOLESKIN
Always being a mOm aren't you...... 8) 8) 8)
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Post by mojo » Mon Jul 27, 2009 12:54 pm

Who, me????? (Looks over shoulder)

Get out of my head, Dave........

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Post by gyre » Mon Jul 27, 2009 12:56 pm

New Skin.
Better than bandaids.
Pseudophedrine.
Maybe other allergy stuff.

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Post by Boijoy » Mon Jul 27, 2009 12:58 pm

Phone Cards ?
don't forget to floss

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Post by LEVLHED » Mon Jul 27, 2009 1:39 pm

little bottles of Dr. Bronner's


Fresh fruit/veggies

dry ice would rock
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Post by Elorrum » Mon Jul 27, 2009 3:57 pm

two foot lengths of #4 rebar might sell
I'm trying to think of essentials that might have been left at home.
rope
batteries
campbells chicken noodle soup
chapstick
sunscreen
bandanas
plastic mugs with cover and a handle that is an attached loop (so they could be fastented to something like a pack or belt)

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