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Guys, you need to take off your American glasses: nobody knew Black Friday in Europe before am*zo* started it also here in Europe. We’re also not celebrating Thanksgiving the way you do it...
 

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I'm currently in an MBA program...but I already have an M.A. in case it doesn't work out.
Good luck! MBA's have value to some people but, not most who get them. I'm a life long student of life which has taught me more than I ever learned in college.

On the Job Training is an often overused term but, what made me professionally successful was not what I learned at college getting an engineering degree, it was the things learned actually working and living life. Being a life long student of life worked very well for me. Whether it is the same for you I suspect depends a lot on what you expect out of life.

Now, after a serious derail from the OP's original post:

Walton's has some good deals on meat processing equipment, in my case a grinder and sausage stuffer about 25% off! 😂

Walton's Inc, and their Meatgistics site are both good places to start if you are interested in Jerky and Sausages in my case, and general meat processing overall.
 

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Guys, you need to take off your American glasses: nobody knew Black Friday in Europe before am*zo* started it also here in Europe. We’re also not celebrating Thanksgiving the way you do it...
But what about the European holidays? Or have us "YANKS" just co-opted them like Saint Patricks day and Cinco de Mayo? 🤣

When will we get a "Black Friday" equivalent for "your" holidays! And no, it doesn't have to be Black Bart or other Christmas themed holiday events like German Christmas markets! I'm thinking about harvest festivals, fall festivals, and similar things. Heck, maybe even a Queens 'birthday' marketing event?
 

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Thinking about it, we don’t celebrate St Patrick’s Day (Irish) either, or cinco de Mayo... Too many countries here in EU, each have their own holidays, except religion-based ones, of course.
 

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Thinking about it, we don’t celebrate St Patrick’s Day (Irish) either, or cinco de Mayo... Too many countries here in EU, each have their own holidays, except religion-based ones, of course.
I can see that with local Monarch's whether Orange day in the Netherlands (King's Day, formally Queen's Day) or the British Queen's "days" celebrations related to her birthday and bad weather.

Still though, Fall Harvest type holidays like Oktoberfest seems like a good one for Europe to start their own "Black Friday like" shopping spree! Springtime fairs and festivals are other opportunities too! That way, the holidays could cross borders and cultures and be more 'universal'. With EU controversies, normally I would think something related to that would be prime pickings for a "national" European holiday sort of like our 4th of July but, there seems to be a lot of regional pushback for the EU right now so probably not a likely option.
 

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Good luck! MBA's have value to some people but, not most who get them. I'm a life long student of life which has taught me more than I ever learned in college.

On the Job Training is an often overused term but, what made me professionally successful was not what I learned at college getting an engineering degree, it was the things learned actually working and living life. Being a life long student of life worked very well for me. Whether it is the same for you I suspect depends a lot on what you expect out of life.

Now, after a serious derail from the OP's original post:

Walton's has some good deals on meat processing equipment, in my case a grinder and sausage stuffer about 25% off! 😂

Walton's Inc, and their Meatgistics site are both good places to start if you are interested in Jerky and Sausages in my case, and general meat processing overall.
I appreciate the well wishes! Retired military and have lived in Europe, Saudi Arabia, and Asia, not counting all over the US, so I understand being a student of life sometimes is more valuable. No doubt it is for me.
 

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from the department of odd / random / left field: in canada, online, "bed bath & beyond" [yes, i know, i know...] has the miyabi birchwood 9.5" gyuto for... a pretty respectable price. likewise the miyabi "artisan", i think. both = SG2.

if anybody sees a good price on the 52100 carbon kramer 10" chef knife anywhere, please post. only special price on it anywhere seems to be the home butcher (?), where it's out of stock.
 

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Managed to score sweet deals from a Canadian vendor yet again. Doubled dip with an 10% e-mail subscription and 15% off the knives I wanted. Asked the vendor a couple of questions about the more mysterious unit I bought, and he mentioned in his answer that I shouldn't have been able to do that.

Told him I wouldn't have bought otherwise. :p

So if you ever come across some PEI vendor with a nice online rebate and think about also subscribing to maximize it, I'm the one you should hate if it doesn't work.
 

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modrqc: very cute. nicely done. i'm curious, where'd the -15% came from? (not that you're supposed to be telling anybody, etc, etc.) i do see the -10% for the subscription offer, but that's it.
 

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from the department of odd / random / left field: in canada, online, "bed bath & beyond" [yes, i know, i know...] has the miyabi birchwood 9.5" gyuto for... a pretty respectable price. likewise the miyabi "artisan", i think. both = SG2.

if anybody sees a good price on the 52100 carbon kramer 10" chef knife anywhere, please post. only special price on it anywhere seems to be the home butcher (?), where it's out of stock.
Check DC cutlery
 

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thanks, gregmega. ... but there, too, it seems to be the standard 349.99 it is pretty much everywhere else -- unless i'm missing something about a sale or deal.
 

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You just missed the sale, I guess, as of 23:59:59 yesterday.
 

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I was heading out to JNS myself if the double dip didn't work - they had a knife that I could have wanted, and stones that I did want. Also saw amazing deals on KNS - I guess you scored one of them.

Let me just say I scored nicely for now. Don't like tempting fates when Paypal is doing a pending-checkup on me because the order went south of 1K I guess...

Edit: I ordered Friday, BTW, so I'm only guessing Adam was holding the sale through the weekend only, possibly only Friday and Saturday as he's closed on Sundays.
 

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I was heading out to JNS myself if the double dip didn't work - they had a knife that I could have wanted, and stones that I did want. Also saw amazing deals on KNS - I guess you scored one of them.

Let me just say I scored nicely for now. Don't like tempting fates when Paypal is doing a pending-checkup on me because the order went south of 1K I guess...

Edit: I ordered Friday, BTW, so I'm only guessing Adam was holding the sale through the weekend only, possibly only Friday and Saturday as he's closed on Sundays.
so you bought the Tanaka Damascus full 240?
 

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so you bought the Tanaka Damascus full 240?
you are killing my fates man. Can’t shy from the truth. Full workhorse Tanaka incoming. I know you’re only wishing that Paypal will mess me up - but I’ll just wire Adam the funds if that’s what it comes down to. 😜
 

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you are killing my fates man. Can’t shy from the truth. Full workhorse Tanaka incoming. I know you’re only wishing that Paypal will mess me up - but I’ll just wire Adam the funds if that’s what it comes down to. 😜
nice, I saw that one as well, but damn it's too much and I already took his Yoshi SKD months ago. I don't think I need another 240 right now. Tosho has a nice single bevel deal, but I still want a Garasuki and a Petty from Knifewear. I got a nice deal for Suji from K&S and it was my main priority anyway.
 

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As long as we’re having fun - and the ending « ds » that comes with fun usually.
 

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That was weird... I thought hmmm maybe I should grab it and when I went back to the link it was $45 more!
With EE's sale, he who hesitates is knifeless. Good news is that if it didn't sell, it may pop up again over the course of the weekend
 

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It's getting a bit political but, personally, I don't believe in Socialism and ultra-liberal welfare states. California taxation and politics and far-left public policies are a real turn-off for me. Upstate New York is beautiful but, again the politics and taxation are simply too much for me. New Jersey and its draconian gun policies are too much for me and don't get me started on Chicago. I don't like gun violence more than anyone else but, when you outlaw guns, only criminals/outlaws will have them to terrorize the innocents.

I guess you could call me a libertarian because I don't care what consenting competent adults who are free of coercion to do or not do whatever they want in their private lives. I'm not opposed to helping those in real need of help either but, multigenerational learned helplessness is unacceptable.

Multigenerational failing school systems are another common theme of widespread failure. And the loss of trades in public school systems at the alter of "no child left behind" and everyone must go to COLLEGE is a national disgrace. Not everyone needs to go to college and, just because you chose a different path does not mean you are dumb or inferior to someone else. In fact, some of the sharpest people around are independent craftsmen who may or may not have a diploma. After all, does my plumber really need an MBA?
It sucks when your tax dollars are used for social programs you personally don’t need. Bad return on investment or whatever the correct term is?
 
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I was trying real hard to not get another knife (because frankly, I dont need one) but it was too hard to resist getting a Toyama 240 now from JNS =/
 

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I was trying real hard to not get another knife (because frankly, I dont need one) but it was too hard to resist getting a Toyama 240 now from JNS =/
I feel it, lots of thinkers today. Trying to hold out and see if EE does a drop on Yoshi black before committing to something else.
 
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