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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 3:36 pm 
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While he was on vacation from Afghanistan he scored a Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM for $100.00 at a pawn shop. The shop owner was like hey, go use it, if it doesn't work, bring it back no problem...yeah it works fine, lucky SOB!!! :evil:


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Occasionally you get lucky, but you have to wonder how they ended up with it in the first place. Obviously they didn't know anything about it, but then again $100 locally might be, to them, worth more than it seems to us.

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He said the guy had a bunch of stuff, don't know if that was the norm of if someone had to give up all their gear in one shot. He would have considered getting more but that was the only one that he needed to complement the rest of his kit.


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WOW that is unbelievably cheap. I am very jealous of him :D

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Or someone stole it? Isn't that common in pawn shops?

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Seems like it ^^

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JakeOConnell wrote:
Or someone stole it? Isn't that common in pawn shops?


in afghanistan it is.


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@Jake, yeah pawn shops used to be known for dropping stolen stuff and I'm sure in some places they still are. Unfortunately in my past I had to pawn a laptop and a lot of recording of my info including pictures of me were done so if it did come up that that laptop was stolen it would be no issue finding me. That was in Alabama. Don't know how they do it in other places.

@palakaboy, yep, In Afghanistan stolen goods, hacked software, and copied movies are top sellers over here. I've bought my share of movies, all of us over here do. It may be wrong to support it but trust me you can only watch so much of Armed Forces Network :shock:


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I was slated to deploy to A-stan last year as well. But things don't always work out as planned.

but trust me, I understand that sometimes you gotta get your stuff where you can find them.


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Yeah, I hate when you get all set and ready to go and they change it on you. I'm fighting to stay in Alaska when I get back. I asked for a 3-year extension, it got denied so I planned to leave in November then found I got extend for 8-mths for post-deployment...AArrgggg Now I leave right smack in the middle of summer BOO.

So palakaboy, are you Active, Guard, Reserve?


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heh, Im just glad that I dont even have to join the army here xD

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hikingmike wrote:
Yeah, I hate when you get all set and ready to go and they change it on you. I'm fighting to stay in Alaska when I get back. I asked for a 3-year extension, it got denied so I planned to leave in November then found I got extend for 8-mths for post-deployment...AArrgggg Now I leave right smack in the middle of summer BOO.

So palakaboy, are you Active, Guard, Reserve?


I'm DONE. lol I was a cavscout, active. operated out of KY.

enjoy it once you're still in cause when you're out. it's a strange feelin.


@Don. Homer, neither do we. Forcing people to serve is bad business (sometimes).


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OMG Fort Know :shock: I've only been there twice and neither time was a fun experience.

I know what you mean about strange being out. My ex-wife talked me into getting out and was actually out for a while until I got laid off a job so I said f-it and got back in.


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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 6:13 am 
I'm a full time photographer now.

I'll give it two years. If I'm on the streets by then, then I'm definitely gonna re-up.


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