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firefly5 October 21st, 2014 1:11am

Mystery Monday (we'll try another): a man is at the hardware store, buying some items. the clerk tells him, "you can get one for $2, twelve for $4, or a hundred for $6." assuming he's not a fool, explain. (don't spoil it if you already know this one)

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KingRodney Enjoy the Decline
10/21/14 3:51 pm

He's buying cocaine. The dealers trying to get him hooked and sell at a discount since he's a first time user. After that, the prices sky rocket.

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KingRodney Enjoy the Decline
10/21/14 3:52 pm

Am I right? Of course I am.

firefly5 the verse
10/22/14 7:03 am

this seems more the opposite trend.

KingRodney Enjoy the Decline
10/22/14 7:08 am

Thats cause he hasn't used it yet. You got to him hooked. Thats the point.

koalapanda The Universe
10/21/14 7:21 am

assuming he is buying a tool, he would only buy one.

BarryB Was it something I said
10/21/14 6:05 am

This was on of the Puzzlers on Car Talk

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krestep USMC VFW
10/21/14 3:15 am

I have heard this one before. It's a good one.

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Oboette17 Senioritis
10/21/14 2:55 am

This one I've heard before! I actually know this one :)

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firefly5 the verse
10/20/14 9:31 pm

then you will receive no pity.

tcadez Minnesnowta
10/20/14 8:51 pm

Eureka I think I've got it. Can they buy 1000 for $8?

Fungamer2817 Intriguing...
10/20/14 8:04 pm

Is it house numbers?

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Skarface69 Retired
10/20/14 7:55 pm

Is he selling numbers, for a sign or something?

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TerryQuinn Stardust
10/20/14 7:50 pm

No idea. Rulers? One for $2, two or $4, and a 100 cm for $6. Doesn't really work though. Hmmm. Are they all the same type of item? Are they made of the same material?

TerryQuinn Stardust
10/20/14 7:51 pm

It's very hard to resist Googling the answer!

firefly5 the verse
10/20/14 8:01 pm

they are made pof the same material.

TerryQuinn Stardust
10/20/14 8:31 pm

D'oh! Just saw the answer above. I should've thought of that. I'll blame it on being too tired :) Great question!

mikeey1962 on SOH where else
10/20/14 7:27 pm

I know the answer, because someone asked this question a couple weeks ago,

Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/20/14 6:40 pm

Sounds like a hardware store alright.

susanr Colorado
10/20/14 6:34 pm

I know it, but how are we supposed to explain without giving it away?

susanr Colorado
10/20/14 6:52 pm

I accidentally sent it to Ara, because I'm kinda dumb.

firefly5 the verse
10/20/14 6:54 pm

you're awesome.

susanr Colorado
10/20/14 6:56 pm

Oh, yeah, I think he already knew it...

Plus if he didn't before, he does now.
=:-)

alynn Somewhere wonderful
10/20/14 6:58 pm

Oh! I must be behind...I've never seen any of these before. I enjoy stumping my SO with them, once Firefly has confirmed the amswers. :)

Arananthi Literal Ninja
10/20/14 7:03 pm

I'm a webbie, so I don't get PMs. :(

alynn Somewhere wonderful
10/20/14 7:07 pm

If either of you want to message me in one of my old polls or PM me (susan), I can "confirm or deny." :)

Arananthi Literal Ninja
10/20/14 6:32 pm

1 for $1, 12 for $4, 100 for $6? Looks like someone is charging by the digit.

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susanr Colorado
10/20/14 6:35 pm

Mmmhmmm.

cpaswr just say the letters
10/20/14 6:43 pm

I think I know it.

firefly5 the verse
10/20/14 6:45 pm

what Susan said.

susanr Colorado
10/20/14 6:48 pm

Except it's $2, $4, & $6 (not $1 for 1). But I think Ara knows.

cpaswr just say the letters
10/20/14 6:26 pm

Why do we have to pay?

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firefly5 the verse
10/20/14 6:27 pm

shoot! Swype failed me. play.

alynn Somewhere wonderful
10/20/14 6:17 pm

I am pretty sure that I've got it. I just sent you a private message.

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Kay41 the Midwest
10/20/14 6:19 pm

Quit bragging, smarty-pants! :-)

firefly5 the verse
10/20/14 6:20 pm

you did get it!

alynn Somewhere wonderful
10/20/14 6:21 pm

Wooohooo!!! Geez! I never get these! :D

firefly5 the verse
10/20/14 6:22 pm

is that the same kind puff never as when Jennifer Lawrence told what's-his-name that she never wins anything?

Praetorianus Fair enough.
10/20/14 6:22 pm

I think I got it, too but can't PM.

alynn Somewhere wonderful
10/20/14 6:25 pm

praetorianus...find me in one of my old polls and i will tell you if you are right. :)

Wes28 CBus
10/20/14 9:51 pm

WHATS THE ANSWER ALYNN

alynn Somewhere wonderful
10/20/14 9:57 pm

He's buying house numbers, the kind you nail to the front of the house, indicating the street address. He is paying $2 for each number he needs. So if he lives at 1 Main St it would be $2, 12 Main St would be $4, and 100 Main St would be $6.

eLucidate writing
10/20/14 6:17 pm

is he talking about a unit of measurement?

firefly5 the verse
10/20/14 6:21 pm

only if you're very vague about what you'd call a unit of measurement.

eLucidate writing
10/20/14 6:29 pm

ate they different size nails?

eLucidate writing
10/20/14 7:33 pm

ahh. I get it.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
10/20/14 6:16 pm

Are the items identical in appearance/function?

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firefly5 the verse
10/20/14 6:21 pm

in function, yes. in appearance, not quite.

MJSmitty Somewhereintimeandspace
10/20/14 6:13 pm

Is it something he needs for a project (nails, hammer, saw, etc.)?

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