Thursday, September 18, 2014

‘Selling Cameras To Sorry Sailors Off Base’


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According to our Company Commanders and Career Counselors at Great Mistakes, there were folks in the Lakehurst Mall and North Chicago area who would sell any fella in a ‘Crackerjack Uniform’ three quarters of the known world for 'no’ money down and 48,000 monthly payments with balloon interest rates exceeding the national debt!

5 comments:

  1. I remember a few places like that on Broadway in San dog. It was mothers day and they had genuine gold plated heart necklaces for mom. Cheap monthly payments but u paid it off in almost two yes. Damn scammers

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  2. Yes it sounded so good and she was pretty hot. It only took me 3 years to pay off that $400 camera.

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  3. Tyrell's (spelling?) jewelers in San Francisco (and probably Sad Diego too) was famous for selling cheap jewelry at high prices for dear Mom. Sailors have always been suckers for a slick talking salesman.

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  4. I remember the 7 Seas locker club in San Diego. You could buy about anything in there on credit. I put some things in a locker there in 1969 when leaving on a cruise, got orders at end of cruise and never made it back there. I wonder how long they kept it.

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  5. Chicago had a couple establishments like that. I remember Boot Camp Liberty in Chi-Town. Some good looking gal asked me to come down below the street level to a photo studio to meet her father. She gave me the big come-on while trying to get me to sign a contract for photos! No deal! Left and never got suckered in!

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