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Re: IRS: Report stolen property as income
« Reply #25 on: December 30, 2021, 11:39:20 AM »

It was bugging the hell out of me so I gazoogled "defunct catalog stores". The one by me was Best (as opposed to Best Buy).
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Re: IRS: Report stolen property as income
« Reply #26 on: December 30, 2021, 01:57:27 PM »

Wow. I'd forgotten about Best...
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Re: IRS: Report stolen property as income
« Reply #27 on: December 30, 2021, 02:17:10 PM »

There was a Best store in Houston.  Their catalog was pretty cool back in the 80's.  When I was little I got a digital watch (pretty sure it was from them).  It only displayed when you pushed a button.  Of course, I burned the battery up pretty fast as I kept pushing the button. 

The DAK catalog was another one we got a lot. 
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Re: IRS: Report stolen property as income
« Reply #28 on: December 30, 2021, 03:50:53 PM »

There was a Best store in Houston.  Their catalog was pretty cool back in the 80's.  When I was little I got a digital watch (pretty sure it was from them).  It only displayed when you pushed a button.  Of course, I burned the battery up pretty fast as I kept pushing the button. 

The DAK catalog was another one we got a lot. 


I wonder if that was the Texas Instruments model.  I don't think I had trouble with the battery, mine gave out when the wrist band broke.   They had some kind of goomizigah band somehow molded in to the watch itself which could not be replaced.

Sat around in a drawer keeping good time until I finally got in a desk-cleaning frenzy and tossed it out.

I guess while the circuitry had a tiny battery drain the LED display pulled a lot of current, comparatively.
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Re: IRS: Report stolen property as income
« Reply #29 on: December 30, 2021, 04:50:19 PM »

I remember Service Merchandise and Best Products . . . didn't Best used to be LaBelle's?

I remember S&H Green Stamp and Plaid Stamp catalog showrooms, too. One of these was in the basement of a Wieboldt's department store.

And . . . back when I was very young . . .  I also remember a store to redeem Raleigh coupons. (Raleigh was a cigarette brand my parents smoked.)

As far as digital watches go . . . the first one I remember was the Hamilton Pulsar, an LED watch. Short battery life if you checked the time frequently. A little later on, the "Sensor Trilite" came out, an LCD watch with a tritium backlight. Pricey for its day, but it showed the time continuously.
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Re: IRS: Report stolen property as income
« Reply #30 on: January 02, 2022, 11:44:27 PM »

S & H Green stamps, Top Value stamps, Circuit City, Kmart, Venture, Sears, etc.  (plays "Taps" softly)
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Re: IRS: Report stolen property as income
« Reply #31 on: January 03, 2022, 06:01:08 PM »

S & H Green stamps, Top Value stamps, Circuit City, Kmart, Venture, Sears, etc.  (plays "Taps" softly)
Montgomery Ward, Comp USA, Woolworths, The Sharper Image, Arthur Treacher's, Radio Shack, Kresge's - either gone or changed so much (not for the better) as to be unrecognizable.
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Re: IRS: Report stolen property as income
« Reply #32 on: January 03, 2022, 06:11:29 PM »

I knew a bartender about 25-30 years ago who collected Marlboro packs. Literally ALL of his camping, etc., gear had Marlboro logos on it.
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Re: IRS: Report stolen property as income
« Reply #33 on: January 03, 2022, 06:37:54 PM »

S&H stamps was a big thing at our house when I was a kid. I also remember the folks collecting the Raleigh coupons. The last S&H outfit that I remember was in the early '80s when I my boat was at Mare Island Shipyard at Vallejo, CA. It was next door to the AT&T store where we bought our first phone after we got married.
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Re: IRS: Report stolen property as income
« Reply #34 on: January 04, 2022, 01:12:09 PM »

Montgomery Ward, Comp USA, Woolworths, The Sharper Image, Arthur Treacher's, Radio Shack, Kresge's - either gone or changed so much (not for the better) as to be unrecognizable.

Thanks for the additional memories.  Monkey Ward reminded me of Western Auto. IIRC, didn't Kresge transition into Kmart?
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Re: IRS: Report stolen property as income
« Reply #35 on: January 04, 2022, 01:57:28 PM »

Here in the Seattle area, the home-grown catalog showroom store was Jafco, named after the founder, Sidney Jaffe.  They were bought out by Modern Merchandising in 1972, and then Best Products acquired them in 1982. All of them in Washington closed in the late 90's. 
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Re: IRS: Report stolen property as income
« Reply #36 on: January 05, 2022, 12:09:43 AM »

I was a Sr. line mechanic for Monkey Warts once upon a time MANY years ago in the 80s. :old:
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Re: IRS: Report stolen property as income
« Reply #37 on: January 05, 2022, 07:24:26 PM »

S&H stamps was a big thing at our house when I was a kid. I also remember the folks collecting the Raleigh coupons. The last S&H outfit that I remember was in the early '80s when I my boat was at Mare Island Shipyard at Vallejo, CA. It was next door to the AT&T store where we bought our first phone after we got married.

Hell, I probably worked on your boat!  I was doing NDT* there from '80 - '94.

*Mostly radiography, but all the other types occasionally.

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Re: IRS: Report stolen property as income
« Reply #38 on: January 06, 2022, 08:25:35 PM »

Hell, I probably worked on your boat!  I was doing NDT* there from '80 - '94.

*Mostly radiography, but all the other types occasionally.

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Re: IRS: Report stolen property as income
« Reply #39 on: January 08, 2022, 07:42:13 PM »

The timing's right, and that number sounds familiar.  Never did learn the names of the different boats, we would refer to them by their number.

I didn't hear about the guy loosing his fingers.  Ouch!  Safety rules are in place for a reason!  Wonder how large his payout was?  IIRC, the figures were $5k for a digit, $10k for an extremity.
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