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Crossville, TN

Mr. Jody Lilly.....

Technically you mean Josh if you mean to insult him through gender, since that's his real name.  (Dec 28, 2016 | post #5)

Crossville, TN

What they building on Pea vine Road by Mega Bytes

I'm sure whatever they building, its not an grammar school.  (Dec 11, 2014 | post #2)

Crossville, TN

priceless iga just went bad

This outrage over IGA is ridiculous. Everyone knows the math, but not the reasoning behind it. Let's say you go to Kroger's, or Food City, or anywhere else. You go to buy a box of cereal, and the sticker on the shelf shows $3.89, or $3.49 with the store card. To stay competitive, the store is likely going to set their price on a profit margin comparable to other stores. Assuming that profit margin is 10%, then the store probably paid about $3.15 for it, meaning they will get about 35 cents in profit if you have a store card or a bonus additional profit of 40 more cents if you didn't bother with the card. That profit is added in to the price they give you for the cereal. The reasoning IGA has behind their "add 10%" gimmick is that everything in the store supposedly has exactly a 10% profit margin; you're supposed to see what they paid for it so that you know their profit margin on what you're buying. Sometimes this means you save a little, and sometimes it means you pay a little more. Here's the key thing everyone completely fails to understand; this is NOT some obscure fee they add on for no reason. EVERY STORE ADDS THIS PRICE IN, ITS WHERE THEIR PROFIT COMES FROM. The difference is that IGA doesn't add it in to the price on the shelf; they add it at checkout, leaving you to do the math. I see this complaint constantly that IGA charges some obscure fee the other stores don't. I'm not defending this sales tactic by any means, I just wish people would understand the purpose of it. Its just a gimmick. The stated reason for it is some noble cause to let the customer know what the store's profit is on everything they buy, but that's BS: its really a psychological game to make you buy more when your brain sees that lower price on the shelf. There are some things you may save a little on at IGA, but in the end they're usually not much different from other stores once you do the math. Also, its interesting to note I've heard that IGA stores in other towns don't use this gimmick.  (Oct 11, 2014 | post #93)

Crossville, TN

Hmm

If this is supposed to be some sort of artistic expression, I think "Dramatic Readings Of A Phone Book" would be more effective as an audio or video file than as a post on Topix.  (Aug 1, 2014 | post #2)

Crossville, TN

Bi polar

Minus, please never leave again. You are truly a credit to the human species.  (Jul 2, 2014 | post #3)

Crossville, TN

Fawn Loop Scoop

Here's what I really want to know. Who gives a crap about any of this? I mean, really, what are you trying to accomplish with this post? I don't know who these people are, but this topic keeps getting bumped over and over, and its always the same obsession with the same people. What is the goal here? Is talking crap about someone really supposed to change anything? Do you expect them to see this and think "wow, this helpful person who is trying to insult me publically really is an outstanding moral example; I should clean up my life according to their opinions!"?  (May 26, 2014 | post #155)

Crossville, TN

Couponing Class

Lesson 1: The Importance Of Scissor Safety  (Apr 30, 2014 | post #2)

Crossville, TN

J & R Services what a rip off

They charged me $70 to tell me I needed a spark plug. Note, they had to remove the plug to determine it was fouled. Instead of replacing the $3 plug, they just put back in the old one, told me about it, and charged me $70 for their time.  (Apr 20, 2014 | post #60)

Crossville, TN

dark headed girl

Oh, sorry, the one I was thinking about had breasts on her chest. Thanks for playing!  (Apr 12, 2014 | post #6)

Crossville, TN

dark headed girl

You mean the one with the holes in her ears where sound goes in?  (Apr 11, 2014 | post #3)

Crossville, TN

Ted Hayes

Topix, not Facebook dammit.  (Mar 31, 2014 | post #7)

Crossville, TN

Ted Hayes

"Not saying anything really bad about him except there's no telling what else hes's done for drugs." If he hosted a lemon party for a Klondike Bar, what would you gain by posting about it on here? It doesn't really matter what he's done; posting about it on Facebook to make him look bad and using the defense "not saying anything really bad about him" is by far one of the stupidest things on this forum. That's really an accomplishment; we have a topic about masturbating with whisks.  (Mar 31, 2014 | post #6)

Crossville, TN

yu wern shit lesn you were on dregs in the 70s

I can tell drugs have done wonders for your vocabulary. You're obviously a true scholar.  (Feb 14, 2014 | post #4)

Crossville, TN

new taxes

The county and the city don't really care about the residents. As long as jobs in the area are limited, income stays limited. In an area with low income, the property values stay low. This is awesome for company-owned residential areas like FFG and Tansi because cheap property is attractive for retirees who no longer need jobs. The local government stands to profit from this strategy by bringing in these retired tax payers, the companies that own the retirement communities obviously stand to profit, and the local businesses that make up the Chamber Of Commerce stand to benefit from voting out higher-income businesses because lower property values mean cheaper leases for their own factories. As long as our local economic strategy is based on retirees (look at all the doctor's offices, pharmacies, golf courses, and retirement communities), the Crossville working man will not have a voice in this county. He simply isn't a priority to the local government.  (Jan 15, 2014 | post #3)