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    Spend my 15 cents!

    On my way to town today I found 3 cans in the ditch. Turned them in at the store and they gave me 3 nickels!

    Now I am trying to find something I can buy for just 15 cents.

    Ideas?
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    About two Gumballs and

    And the rest goes to the sales tax. OR you could go play the nickle slots and see if you are REALLY lucky. Who knows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    On my way to town today I found 3 cans in the ditch. Turned them in at the store and they gave me 3 nickels!

    Now I am trying to find something I can buy for just 15 cents.

    Ideas?
    Won't 15 cents by two of those hoopty chair-foot bar-end plugs you so cleverly invented??

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2farfwd
    Won't 15 cents by two of those hoopty chair-foot bar-end plugs you so cleverly invented??
    Not quite. They run 4 for 97 cents - and you have to buy four.
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    The gumball machines take quarters. No sales tax in Oregon.
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    If you took them from a roadside ditch, then they were property of the people of Oregon. You should share this ill gotten wealth equally among the people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icegeek
    If you took them from a roadside ditch, then they were property of the people of Oregon. You should share this ill gotten wealth equally among the people.
    Throwing cans in the ditch IS how Oregonians share the wealth!
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    I thought it was the speed traps outside of Eugene and south of Ashland.

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    Nickels ARE good bar end plugs, for grips that don't leave the end of the bar exposed. A measure of "core sample protection" for essentially -.05
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    Quote Originally Posted by G-reg
    Nickels ARE good bar end plugs, for grips that don't leave the end of the bar exposed. A measure of "core sample protection" for essentially -.05
    Already did that! Good suggestion.
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    Good job!

    Zzzzzip-ties!

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    Cruise for chicks...

    Dewd.... Head in to town and cruise for chicks. When you start laying your mac on them, flash all that silver. When the ho's see how loaded you are, they'll be all over you. Like stink on rice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    On my way to town today I found 3 cans in the ditch. Turned them in at the store and they gave me 3 nickels!

    Now I am trying to find something I can buy for just 15 cents.

    Ideas?
    Mmmm saladitos - cheaper then electro mix
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    I'll sell you the advertising space contained in this post for .15 - think of the interest it would generate for your tire site - it's a veritable goldmine, and the opportunity of a lifetime!
    Now with more vitriol!

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    Precison cut PVC spacers

    to go with your new Surly cogs...

    Of course, colored to match your bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    On my way to town today I found 3 cans in the ditch. Turned them in at the store and they gave me 3 nickels!

    Now I am trying to find something I can buy for just 15 cents.

    Ideas?
    The gas stations sell little York peppermint pattie knock-offs for about .10-.15 in these here parts. Chocolate is always a good option.

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    I bet you could find someone who'll give you 15 pennies for that stash. Your pockets would be much heavier and it would feel like you got more of a windfall than you actually did.

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    Too bad you don't live here in Michigan. We have $0.10 deposit for cans an bottles. You would be stylin' with $0.30!!! You might be able to buy a real York peppermint pattie instead of one of those waxy knock-offs.

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    that reminds me of that seinfeld episode where they try to go to michigan to cash in their cans for double.

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