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20th May '17 10:07:46 AM nombretomado
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* In [=RPGs=] like ''DragonQuest'' and ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'', it's common to have a weapon store, an armor store, and an Everything Else store, selling food, healing items, traveling items, [[GottaCatchThemAll collectible items]]... and occasionally weapons and armor too. ''{{Ultima}}'', the granddaddy of them all, had perhaps the most bizarre example in a vehicle store where you could buy horses, boats, ''flying cars'', and '''starships'''.

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* In [=RPGs=] like ''DragonQuest'' and ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'', it's common to have a weapon store, an armor store, and an Everything Else store, selling food, healing items, traveling items, [[GottaCatchThemAll collectible items]]... and occasionally weapons and armor too. ''{{Ultima}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Ultima}}'', the granddaddy of them all, had perhaps the most bizarre example in a vehicle store where you could buy horses, boats, ''flying cars'', and '''starships'''.



* Itty Bitty's shop in ''Webcomic/KidRadd''. Itty Bitty is an NPC from a Franchise/FinalFantasy- or {{Ultima}}-style video game. And like Ultima, one of the items he stores is a fully functional airship (along with infinite supplies of disposable RPG powerups and potions).

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* Itty Bitty's shop in ''Webcomic/KidRadd''. Itty Bitty is an NPC from a Franchise/FinalFantasy- or {{Ultima}}-style VideoGame/{{Ultima}}-style video game. And like Ultima, one of the items he stores is a fully functional airship (along with infinite supplies of disposable RPG powerups and potions).
2nd May '17 8:16:44 PM Golondrina
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* The Kourindou, ran by Rinnosuke, in VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Doujins. He sells a lot of stuff, usually taken from the world outside the boundaries of Gensokyo (Earth itself). Justified, though. When your supplier is [[RealityWarper Yukari Yakumo]], getting a hold of miscellaneous object is very easy.

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* The Kourindou, ran by Rinnosuke, in VideoGame/{{Touhou}} ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' Doujins. He sells a lot of stuff, usually taken from the world outside the boundaries of Gensokyo (Earth itself). Justified, though. When your supplier is [[RealityWarper Yukari Yakumo]], getting a hold of miscellaneous object is very easy.



* In Literature/ThePendragonAdventure, Quillian's Blok put everyone else out of business, [[OneNationUnderCopyright and took over Quillian]].

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* In Literature/ThePendragonAdventure, ''Literature/ThePendragonAdventure'', Quillian's Blok put everyone else out of business, [[OneNationUnderCopyright and took over Quillian]].



* The 80's British sketch-comedy ''AssaultedNuts'' did a bit set in a small dingy shop whose owner (played by [[Series/{{Seinfeld}} Wayne Knight]], of all people) explicitly offered this service: supply absolutely anything you need, and if he doesn't have it, you can marry his wife. A customer tries to prove him wrong by asking for ever-more-outlandish things, which are all instantly produced. (One being a multilayer cake supported by plastic frogs topped with a model of the crown of Scotland.) The owner finally gets fed up, and asks if the customer actually ''wants'' something. The customer asks for a can of beans. The owner sighs, and his hideous wife appears, eating the beans.
* On ''NorthernExposure,'' the general store seemed to have everything (so long as Joel wasn't looking for something New York-ish). "Left-handed noodle strainer? Let me look in the back."

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* The 80's British sketch-comedy ''AssaultedNuts'' ''Series/AssaultedNuts'' did a bit set in a small dingy shop whose owner (played by [[Series/{{Seinfeld}} Wayne Knight]], of all people) explicitly offered this service: supply absolutely anything you need, and if he doesn't have it, you can marry his wife. A customer tries to prove him wrong by asking for ever-more-outlandish things, which are all instantly produced. (One being a multilayer cake supported by plastic frogs topped with a model of the crown of Scotland.) The owner finally gets fed up, and asks if the customer actually ''wants'' something. The customer asks for a can of beans. The owner sighs, and his hideous wife appears, eating the beans.
* On ''NorthernExposure,'' ''Series/NorthernExposure'', the general store seemed to have everything (so long as Joel wasn't looking for something New York-ish). "Left-handed noodle strainer? Let me look in the back."



* Variously played straight and averted in VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas: There are a few "general stores" that sell most items, but in small amounts, but most merchants specialize in selling a lot of one thing: guns, medical supplies, food, liquor, are found in greatest quantities in specialty stores that sell only one kind of thing.

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* Variously played straight and averted in VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas: ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'': There are a few "general stores" that sell most items, but in small amounts, but most merchants specialize in selling a lot of one thing: guns, medical supplies, food, liquor, are found in greatest quantities in specialty stores that sell only one kind of thing.



* Itty Bitty's shop in Webcomic/KidRadd. Itty Bitty is an NPC from a Franchise/FinalFantasy- or {{Ultima}}-style video game. And like Ultima, one of the items he stores is a fully functional airship (along with infinite supplies of disposable RPG powerups and potions).
* Paul Southworths webcomic KrazyLarry featured one of these, that sold literally everything... except walnuts. The name? [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Everything But Walnuts"]]. There's a running gag that every single person who comes into the store will [[ComicallyMissingThePoint invariably be looking for walnuts.]]

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* Itty Bitty's shop in Webcomic/KidRadd.''Webcomic/KidRadd''. Itty Bitty is an NPC from a Franchise/FinalFantasy- or {{Ultima}}-style video game. And like Ultima, one of the items he stores is a fully functional airship (along with infinite supplies of disposable RPG powerups and potions).
* Paul Southworths webcomic KrazyLarry ''Webcomic/KrazyLarry'' featured one of these, that sold literally everything... except walnuts. The name? [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Everything But Walnuts"]]. There's a running gag that every single person who comes into the store will [[ComicallyMissingThePoint invariably be looking for walnuts.]]



* The [[AcmeProducts ACME company]], which the characters of WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes constantly use products from, stands for 'A Company that Makes Everything'. Possibly a backronym that is actually derived from the Greek ''akme'', meaning "best."

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* The [[AcmeProducts ACME company]], which the characters of WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' constantly use products from, stands for 'A Company that Makes Everything'. Possibly a backronym that is actually derived from the Greek ''akme'', meaning "best."
20th Apr '17 9:13:36 AM MJTrooper
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* Later games would split up the shops more, for instance moving the clothes and accessories over to the Able Sisters' shop. In ''New Leaf'', there are actually two separate shops that sell furniture.

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* ** Later games would split up the shops more, for instance moving the clothes and accessories over to the Able Sisters' shop. In ''New Leaf'', there are actually two separate shops that sell furniture.
27th Mar '17 11:31:22 AM BeerBaron
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* Some ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' shops have kitchen sink inventories, especially in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' which kept track of its inventory in excruciating detail. All shops - with the exception of General Stores and Pawn Shops - had specifically stocked items in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]''; but, after ''Daggerfall,'' all shops have bought any kind of item you have to sell, with the exception of illegal items and some quest items.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' returns to the Daggerfall method. Stores will only buy what is relevant to their business. So blacksmiths will not buy clothes.
*** Unless you picked the "Merchant" perk in the Speech skill, in which case you can sell any vendor anything (like selling cabbages to blacksmiths or something).

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* Some ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]'' averts it. With the exception of General Stores and Pawn Shops,
shops have kitchen sink inventories, especially in will only buy and sell items relevant to their business. So blacksmiths will not buy clothes and jewelers will not buy armor.
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''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' which kept track continues the trend. Shops will only deal in items relevant to them. The exceptions are general traders and pawnbrokers, but they typically have far less gold available for bartering to offset it. Two other major exceptions are the talking Mudcrab Merchant and the talking Scamp, Creeper. They have 10,000 and 5000 gold respectively (the most of its inventory any merchants in excruciating detail. All the vanilla game), and will buy almost anything you attempt to sell them. What they do with said purchased items is never revealed... Additionally, most shops - will not do business with the exception of General Stores and Pawn Shops - had specifically stocked items in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]''; but, after ''Daggerfall,'' all shops have bought any kind of item you if you have to sell, with any of the exception of illegal items and some quest items.
drugs Skooma or Moon Sugar in your inventory.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' returns to the Daggerfall method.also averts it. Stores will only buy what is relevant to their business. So blacksmiths will not buy clothes.
*** Unless
However, if you picked pick the "Merchant" perk in the Speech skill, in which case skill tree, you can sell any item to any vendor anything (like (such as selling cabbages produce to blacksmiths or something).a blacksmith, for example.)
15th Mar '17 6:10:48 PM nombretomado
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* ''MSFHigh'': Fenris runs one of these, called Fenrisco

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* ''MSFHigh'': ''Webcomic/MSFHigh'': Fenris runs one of these, called Fenrisco
28th Feb '17 9:43:41 PM ThePocket
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** Textbooks not being sold there is also [[http://www.bloomberg.com/bw/articles/2013-03-19/a-high-court-gray-market-win-for-costco-ebay debatable ]]

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** Textbooks not being sold there is also [[http://www.bloomberg.com/bw/articles/2013-03-19/a-high-court-gray-market-win-for-costco-ebay debatable ]]debatable]].



* Also suburban "pharmacies" in the United States, which sell grocery staples, office supplies, and seasonal merchandise as well as prescription and OTC drugs, and grooming products. This arguably makes the aforementioned ''Videogame/EarthBound'' example slightly more TruthInTelevision. Furthermore, pharmacies everywhere in the US all sell cigarettes, and usually sell alcohol (if the laws of the state allow it). CVS eventually stopped selling cigarettes when they asked themselves why, as a health-and-wellness store, did they sell something as toxic as cigarettes? They then replaced all the tobacco products with stop-smoking aids.

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* Also suburban "pharmacies" in the United States, which sell grocery staples, office supplies, cheap toys, and seasonal merchandise as well as prescription and OTC drugs, and grooming products.products. They're basically a modern-day version of general stores. This arguably makes the aforementioned ''Videogame/EarthBound'' example slightly more TruthInTelevision. Furthermore, pharmacies everywhere in the US all sell cigarettes, and usually sell alcohol (if the laws of the state allow it). CVS eventually stopped selling cigarettes when they asked themselves why, as a health-and-wellness store, did they sell something as toxic as cigarettes? They then replaced all the tobacco products with stop-smoking aids.



** At one point, a man managed to sell ''his life''. This included his house, his car, his job, his wife and children, and his friends.



* Amazon is an online version of this trope.

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* Amazon is an online version of this trope. Not only are you practically guaranteed to find ''something'' in the category of item you're looking for, you're likely to find every make and model of that type of thing currently in production. This has only gotten more true since they opened their platform up to third parties.
21st Feb '17 1:37:51 PM IAmNotAFunguy
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* A lot of college bookstores in the United States typically also sell apparel for that college's sports teams, school supplies, and other common items such as what you'd also find in a convenience store as a service to resident students.
15th Feb '17 6:12:44 PM IAmNotAFunguy
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** In July of 2015 one student at the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio who was disgruntled at a recent series of cuts made by the university's president and trustee board posed as the president and put the ''entire university campus'' on sale!

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** In July of 2015 one student at the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio who was disgruntled at a recent series of cuts made by the university's president and trustee board board, posed as the president and put the ''entire university campus'' on sale!
15th Feb '17 2:14:18 PM IAmNotAFunguy
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** In July of 2015 one student at the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio who was disgruntled at a recent series of cuts made by the university's president and trustee board and put the ''entire university campus'' on sale!

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** In July of 2015 one student at the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio who was disgruntled at a recent series of cuts made by the university's president and trustee board posed as the president and put the ''entire university campus'' on sale!
15th Feb '17 2:13:30 PM IAmNotAFunguy
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** In July of 2015 one student at the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio who was disgruntled at a recent series of cuts made by the university's president and trustee board and put the ''entire university campus'' on sale!
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