May 3, 2009

Cheap 'Cause They're Stolen

In today's New York Times Metropolitan Diary Column:

DEAR DIARY:

Visiting New York City a few years ago, I was walking down Avenue of the Americas in the 50s when I noticed a man selling watches out of a briefcase atop a garbage can. About eight people were eyeing the watches, a typical sight on these streets.

One potential customer asked, “How can you sell these so cheaply?”

The man answered, “They’re stolen, stupid!”

Richard Hofrichter

4 comments:

  1. Don't think they're stolen, they're just fake. :)

    Rgds,

    RB

    http://www.richby30retireby40.com

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  2. If it looks too good to be true . . .

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  3. My brother used to be a vendor and people usually thought it was stolen stuff, but he just bought it wholesale.

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