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    Quote Originally Posted by 49er12 View Post
    Dam fellas we all can’t live in Florida or can we, lol
    Who wants to?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Honest Samuel View Post
    Who wants to?
    Personally I wish people would stop moving to Florida, they already screwed up the state with all the people from NE moving here.
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    Today, if a guy wants to open a hobby store he can do it online for little next to nothing, even use drop shipping if he wants to, etc. The cost of running an actual store front is just too much, way too much overhead in face of all the online ease and competition. It's sad but it's just the way it is these days.
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    Originally Posted by 49er12
    Dam fellas we all can’t live in Florida or can we, lol



    ‘Who wants to?’

    I’ve nothing against Florida but the heat. Last time I was there I stayed inside most of the time. I can’t even deal with Michigan’s scorching summers, I’m miserable! I sweat like a hog without doing a thing.

    I could work outside all day in the cold when temps are single digit, no hat, no gloves, and work up a sweat - Michigan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fistfulladirt View Post
    Originally Posted by 49er12
    Dam fellas we all can’t live in Florida or can we, lol



    ‘Who wants to?’

    I’ve nothing against Florida but the heat. Last time I was there I stayed inside most of the time. I can’t even deal with Michigan’s scorching summers, I’m miserable! I sweat like a hog without doing a thing.

    I could work outside all day in the cold when temps are single digit, no hat, no gloves, and work up a sweat - Michigan.
    The way Floridians handle the heat is we use AC ..... I lived in several northern states for over 20 years before moving back to Florida, born and raised in Florida, left when joined military at 18, returned at 22, left again 2 years later when working telcom, I got tired of shoveling snow and scraping ice. I worked outside in 20 below weather too, also slept in my van for 6 weeks in dead of winter in Minnesota when there was no housing in small town I was working in I could afford, I was driving back to Nebraska on weekends and paying rent on home where my wife was, after 6 weeks a room became available I could afford, was in Mankato Mn then for 9 months, 2nd time I worked there. Lived in Minot ND too for a year, as well as Ne, Il, Ia and Mo, seen my share of ice, snow and sub zero weather.
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    Hobbies are always changing in society. At one time whittling wood was popular. A lot of people use to collect stamps. Now smoking marihuana seems to be a popular hobby with many people. Maybe a hobby store that sells marihuana might work. You can smoke a big one and work on models, or whittle wood or do nothing and think that you did something. Just a thought.

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    Back in the late 1980's I owned and operated a hobby store that sold sport cards, coins, precious metals, and metal detectors. When the card market hit the skids the sales and profit from the coins, precious metals, and detectors wasn't enough to make it worthwhile to stay open. I did sell some detectors and various accessories so it wasn't like they collected dust BUT a lot of people would come in, ask questions, have me give them a demo and even though I was discounting the detectors they'd go home and order one from the "K" guys. This was even before people had computers. In this day and age I wouldn't even think about opening a hobby store.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Escape View Post
    Hobbies are always changing in society. At one time whittling wood was popular. A lot of people use to collect stamps. Now smoking marihuana seems to be a popular hobby with many people. Maybe a hobby store that sells marihuana might work. You can smoke a big one and work on models, or whittle wood or do nothing and think that you did something. Just a thought.
    Nah, smoking weed has always been a big hobby in America for decades.
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