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16th Jun '18 7:22:48 PM snichols1973
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** In one episode, just as Mr. Haney pulls up with the necessary item:
-->'''Oliver''': Mr. Haney, how is it you always happen to have what I need on your truck?\\
'''Mr. Haney''': Well... how is it you always happen to need what I have on my truck?
9th Jun '18 5:25:59 AM jormis29
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* Bobby Bolivia, Bernie Mac's character in the ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' film, when he isn't masquerading as a MagicalNegro. "Honest" enough to present an old, battered Camaro (which wasn't there yesterday) as a very awesome ride. Ironically, that Camaro turns out to be Bumblebee, a very awesome HumongousMecha...

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* Bobby Bolivia, Bernie Mac's Creator/BernieMac's character in the ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' film, when he isn't masquerading as a MagicalNegro.film. "Honest" enough to present an old, battered Camaro (which wasn't there yesterday) as a very awesome ride. Ironically, that Camaro turns out to be Bumblebee, a very awesome HumongousMecha...
12th May '18 11:56:13 AM Vox
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** Zigzagged with the outlet mall in Ogdenville. At least one clerk there is honest with the cheap stuff they sell, which includes "crappy" knock-offs of brand-name electronics (the brands in the shop include "Magnetbox", "Sorny", and "Panaphonics") one clerk embellishes them to [[IceCreamKoan make them sound better than they are]], telling Homer that one television "features two-pronged wall plug, pre-molded hand-grip well [and] durable outer casing to prevent fall-apart". (Of course, Homer, much like all the customers, aren't too bright.)

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** Zigzagged with the outlet mall in Ogdenville. At least one clerk there is honest with the cheap stuff they sell, which includes "crappy" knock-offs of brand-name electronics (the brands in the shop include "Magnetbox", "Sorny", and "Panaphonics") one clerk embellishes them to [[IceCreamKoan [[AsbestosFreeCereal make them sound better than they are]], telling Homer that one television "features two-pronged wall plug, pre-molded hand-grip well [and] durable outer casing to prevent fall-apart". (Of course, Homer, much like all the customers, aren't too bright.)
6th May '18 3:13:48 PM darrenr
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** Before leaving Tatooine Luke sells his landspeeder to an alien running a second-hand speeder lot and it's stated that he didn't get much for it because there is a newer model on the market. Given how beat up his vehicle is it seems odd that he would expect to be paid more but it's possible that in that environment any speeder, however used, would normally fetch a higher price. The implication is that the dealer recognised a motivated seller when she met one.
24th Apr '18 9:41:38 AM WhosAsking
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** That said, these subvert the trope's evil aspects. They may overcharge, yes, but they also frequently appear far from the trappings of civilization, meaning they can be life-savers in a pinch. Some even act as Save Points.
24th Apr '18 9:09:22 AM WhosAsking
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* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' features a class called Mongers that...all have an ability that any player may activate, for the right amount of mana. Oddly, the Sailmonger grants any creature flying, which would be great...if she weren't blue, blue being the color that has the most flying already. The Warmonger, in red, has a similar problem, doing 1 damage to each creature without flying...and being in the color that is the most earthbound.

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* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' features a class called Mongers that...all have an ability that any player may activate, for the right amount of mana. Oddly, Thing is, said ability tends to be one already common with the associated color. The Sailmonger grants any creature flying, which would be great...if she weren't blue, blue being Flying...and is Blue, the color that has with the most flying already. Flying creatures. The Warmonger, in red, has Wishmonger grants protection from a similar problem, doing 1 damage to each creature without flying...color...and being in is White, the color that most associated with defenses. The Scandalmonger lets you discard a card from your hand...and is Black, the color most associated with the Cemetery. Warmonger lets you damage creatures without Flying...and is Red, the most earthbound.earthbound color. Lastly, the Squallmonger lets you damage creatures with Flying...and is Green, the color most likely to have Reach (an anti-Flying ability).
24th Apr '18 8:52:15 AM WhosAsking
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* Mad Man Mooney from ''Film/TheMuppetMovie'', who offers the traveling Muppets a $12 trade-in for ''both'' of their vehicles and claims a car that falls apart in front of their eyes is "collapsible, for narrow garages." He also has a "you pay the price you see on the sticker" policy. Although it usually means you're getting a lemon and no haggling, it proves to be his downfall when a slapped fly in juuust the right place on an $1195 sticker means that twelve-dollar trade-in means ''he'' owes ''the Muppets'' a nickel.

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* Mad Man Mooney from ''Film/TheMuppetMovie'', ''Film/TheMuppetMovie'' (played by Milton Berle), who offers the traveling Muppets a $12 trade-in for ''both'' of their vehicles (Fozzie's Studebaker and Gonzo's plumber's truck) and claims a $2,000 car that falls apart in front of their eyes is "collapsible, has "detachable fenders for narrow garages." He also has a "you pay the price you see on the sticker" policy. Although it usually means you're getting a lemon and no haggling, it proves to be his downfall when a slapped fly in juuust the right place on turns an $1195 sticker means that twelve-dollar trade-in means ''he'' owes ''the Muppets'' $1,195 car into '''$11.95''', which Gonzo then adds, "Less our $12 trade-in. ''You'' owe ''us'' a nickel.nickel!"
22nd Apr '18 11:32:43 AM luiz4200
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** [[https://garfield.com/comic/2018/04/22 Honest Arnie's Used Car Emporium]]. Arnie's cars are as bad as expected from this kind of dealership but, unlike most examples, Arnie is really honest about them.
-->'''Honest Arnie:''' You want cars?! We've got cars!! Here's a sweet 2009 minivan... candy apple red, and only driven off a cliff twice! And how about this little beauty? Just 30,000 miles, and absolutely no, that's right... '''no''' brakes! Want an economy car? Look no further! It's a V-8, but only four of them work! Think of the gas savings!! Like folks to know you're coming? The engine in '''this''' stunner shrieks like a debutant at a [[EekAMouse rat]] convention! So come on down to Honest Arnie's used car emporium, and push one of these bargains off our lot!
-->'''Garfield:''' He never sells anything, but he '''is''' honest.
-->'''Honest Arnie:''' Flat soda and day-old baloons for the kids, too!
17th Apr '18 3:13:04 PM Twentington
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* Occurs in "If the Devil Danced (In Empty Pockets)" by Joe Diffie:

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12th Apr '18 9:00:04 PM snichols1973
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** Gil, the eternally luckless salesman from sometimes tries to pull this off, but lacks the backbone, charisma, and intelligence to do so.

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** Gil, Gil Gunderson, the eternally luckless salesman from sometimes tries to pull this off, but lacks the backbone, charisma, and intelligence to do so.



** There's also the salesman who sold Homer the snowplow. Partial averted, as the scheme he used to sell the the snowplow to Homer actually worked for Homer...until he sold another one to Barney.

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** There's also the salesman who sold Homer the snowplow. Partial Partially averted, as the scheme he used to sell the the snowplow to Homer actually worked for Homer...until he sold another one to Barney.


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** And [[LampshadeHanging Honest John's Computers]] in "The Computer Wore Menace Shoes", with overpriced computers, slick salespeople, complimentary coffee, and have a deed swiper as a form of payment.
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