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    Learned something kinda depressing today

    So I was at the scrap yard yesterday (where else would I be on a Saturday morning?) and I noticed a lawnmower sitting in the pile. It didn't look like anything was wrong with it. I started talking to the guy about it and eventually he told me that they get several lawnmowers and lawn tractors and stuff from the local Walmart. Apparently, all the returns go into a big dumpster out back. He said that most returns are for something stupid like a bent blade or scratched paint. And they all go in the big compactor, no matter what. And that's only one store. Imagine how many are thrown away nationally. What a waste. What does a new blade cost, like 10 bucks?

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    If only we could get our grubby little hands on all that!

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    Lol. I forgot to add that I wish they would sell stuff out of the pile.

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    Probably a liability issue.


    Here's a story that had me quite depressed as well.

    http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/07/...ship-accident/

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    That's unbelievable, especially for scratched paint. As if that's not going to happen the first or second time you use it.


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