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    Quote Originally Posted by lofter1
    Maybe we should send some of the gang with their bogus CDs, fake Gucci bags, knock-off Rolex watches over to your building so they can spread out their counterfeit "wares" in front of your door

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    Hmmmmm ^ ...

    Maybe: H ... A ... Y ... B ... Y

    (how about your back yard )

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    Walking through Midtown last night, I saw tons of street vendors peddling mainly Prada/LV purses and sunglasses. Asking price? $60.

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    Honostly in my opinion, who would want to shop in Midtown. It' 's all business(buildings) and rarley can find an apartment there. *awaits the flame from MidtownGuy*

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    Apparently, you haven't seen the hoards of tourists that overwhelm the streets there.

    But on a separate note, it's far from just business buildings. (I think that applies more to lower Manhattan.) There are more restaurants, hotels, theaters, and shops than in any other neighborhood. You can rarely find an apartment there because it's in such high demand that anything coming on the market gets snapped up in a hurry. Midtown's great, if you don't mind all the tourists.

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    Midtown Manhattan is the most convenient place on the face of planet Earth
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    N.I.M.B.Y = not in my back yard ???

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    If you steal a street vendor's product--say,just walk away with a bootleg copy of "Cars" without paying,or maybe you stop,examine and then just stroll off with a gilded sidewalk "Bolex" watch on your wrist and no bucks passed--is it a crime?

    Is it even,in God's eyes,a sin?

    What would the vendor do--call the cops??
    Would the Street Thieves abandon their post and bother to chase you if you ran off??
    Could they count on their fellow thieves for help,like the "Hay Rube" Carnies on the midway do whenever they need to close ranks?If you rob one,do the others in the area get involved?
    Do they have,like,bodyguards hanging around to prevent customer theft??
    Can they write stolen goods off on their taxes??

    What if a dozen vendor-hating sidewalk consumers planned and executed a simultaneous multiple ripoff of a dozen vendors,netting,say,a dozen Bolexes all at once from around,ideally,Herald Square at Noon??
    What would happen??Would that make a good movie??
    Oh,yeah...Why DOES The City permit this ripped-off merchandise to be offered right in front of everybody??

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    Stealing counterfeit items is not "crime" for which the vendor could get legal relief. Whether or not it is a crime to take the bogus stuff -- don't know.

    Definitely unethical to grab the stuff and run -- stealing is stealing.

    However if you were ripping off the vendor for the "greater good" of ridding the steets of BS, then you might have an argument.

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    sorry this is my first time. not sure if what to do.

    Need to know where i can buy Etnies (trainers) in new york?
    Can anybody help me?

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    Hi

    I'll be visiting for a week in January (staying near 57th street).

    Can anyone please advise me on where to purchase video games / systems from? I've never been to New York before, so wouldn't know where to start!

    I'd like to pick up a PS3 whilst there (i know that they are rarer than rocking horse poo at the moment) so any advice would be fantastic!

    Thanks!!

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    The world's only Nintendo store is in Rockefeller Center. Other than that I think you'll find Gamestop and Best Buy are pretty much the same as you'd find anywhere - except more crowded and with poorer customer service. (sorry I don't know anything about PS3 - mine is a Nintendo home)

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve morris View Post
    Hi

    I'll be visiting for a week in January (staying near 57th street).

    Can anyone please advise me on where to purchase video games / systems from? I've never been to New York before, so wouldn't know where to start!

    I'd like to pick up a PS3 whilst there (i know that they are rarer than rocking horse poo at the moment) so any advice would be fantastic!

    Thanks!!
    You can buy a PS3 no problem. The frenzy has died down. Visit Sony Plaza on 56th and Madison

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    Hello. I am looking for two things in New York. A store, or some stores, where I can buy digital cameras and other technoligical stuff. Not best buy (I dont trust best buy. Once I bought a broken TV from them and it was a hard time getting a new one) and not stores around big tourist places where they rip you off.
    I am also looking for vans sneakers like these; http://www.junkyard.se/images/product_alt/25763.jpg

    Sorry for bad english, I have only been here for a couple of months.

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