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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!
2nd Feb '17 8:45:13 AM Jhonny
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* There are still towns off the beaten path where the municipal market fills this role. Sure, fruits and vegetables of all kinds are to be expected, but toiletries? Used cell phones? Horse fodder?
2nd Feb '17 7:05:27 AM LentilSandEater
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* 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.
** Don't forget how 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.
* In Japan, otherwise purely electronics stores also sell ties and umbrellas.
** In Japan, Britain and probably many other places, it's common for every shop to suddenly start selling umbrellas and furry hats as soon as it starts raining or snowing heavily, [[MoneyDearBoy simply because they know people will run in to the nearest door and buy them]].

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* 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.
** Don't forget how
TruthInTelevision. Furthermore, pharmacies everywhere in the US all sell cigarettes, and usually sell alcohol (if the laws of the state allow it).
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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.
* In Japan, otherwise purely electronics stores also sell ties and umbrellas.
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umbrellas. In Japan, Britain and probably many other places, it's common for every shop to suddenly start selling umbrellas and furry hats as soon as it starts raining or snowing heavily, [[MoneyDearBoy simply because they know people will run in to the nearest door and buy them]].



* Harrods, an upmarket department store in London, once claimed to sell anything, "from a packet of fern seeds to an elephant".
** Urban legend has it that a man determined to disprove the claim that Harrod's could get their customers anything went in and asked for an elephant. The sales attendant, completely unfazed, replied with the follow-up question: "Would that be African or Indian, Sir?"

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* Harrods, an upmarket department store in London, once claimed to sell anything, "from a packet of fern seeds to an elephant".
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elephant". Urban legend has it that a man determined to disprove the claim that Harrod's could get their customers anything went in and asked for an elephant. The sales attendant, completely unfazed, replied with the follow-up question: "Would that be African or Indian, Sir?"



* EBay is an online version of this trope. After a bit of searching, you start to realize that there is someone on Earth selling the most random crap. Selling human beings, weapons, and anything that simply cannot be sold legally is out. Beyond that... It gets weird.
** Hatching eggs are salable... go on, bid on some Rhode Island Reds, they get FedExed to you, and you put them in the incubator and they hatch in a suitable time frame.
** You cannot sell purely intangible things, such as your soul, but you can come awfully close-- you could, for instance, sell a ''certificate'' that turns over ownership of your soul to the buyer.
*** One concrete example of coming pretty close-- [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Sold_My_Soul_on_eBay Hemant Mehta]] sold the right to determine where he would attend worship services; the book ended up titled "I Sold My Soul On eBay" because of the spin media commentators put on it.

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is an online version of this trope. After a bit of searching, you start to realize that there is someone on Earth selling the most random crap. Selling human beings, weapons, and anything that simply cannot be sold legally is out. Beyond that... It gets weird.
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weird. Hatching eggs are salable... go on, bid on some Rhode Island Reds, they get FedExed to you, and you put them in the incubator and they hatch in a suitable time frame.
frame.
** You cannot sell purely intangible things, such as your soul, but you can come awfully close-- you could, for instance, sell a ''certificate'' that turns over ownership of your soul to the buyer.
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buyer. One concrete example of coming pretty close-- [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Sold_My_Soul_on_eBay Hemant Mehta]] sold the right to determine where he would attend worship services; the book ended up titled "I Sold My Soul On eBay" because of the spin media commentators put on it.



*** [[ShapedLikeItself Bought it on eBay.]] ''Obviously.''



** And weirder, a man actually MANAGED to sell his house, his wife and his two children but for what price is unknown. Apparently the Admins overlooked that auction.
** Hell, forget houses, sometimes people auction off entire TOWNS.
*** Who cares about towns? Someone once tried to sell '''New Zealand'''. Yes, the whole country of New Zealand.

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** And weirder, a man actually MANAGED to sell his house, his wife and his two children but for what price is unknown. Apparently the Admins overlooked that auction.
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auction. Hell, forget houses, sometimes people auction off entire TOWNS.
*** Who cares about towns? Someone
TOWNS. And once someone once tried to sell '''New Zealand'''. Yes, the whole country of New Zealand.



* Although a bit on the small side (the entire store could fit inside Costco's freezers), the Tooth of Time Traders at Philmont Scout Ranch claims that you can walk in with nothing but a credit card and walk out entirely outfitted for the backcountry. To date only our treks from Japan have tried (BTW, Thanks guys.)
** True of many Trading Posts at many Scout Camps. Need a thermal blanket? Go past the slushies and the decks of cards, they should be right next to the frisbees and sweatshirts.

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* Although a bit on the small side (the entire store could fit inside Costco's freezers), the Tooth of Time Traders at Philmont Scout Ranch claims that you can walk in with nothing but a credit card and walk out entirely outfitted for the backcountry. To date only our treks from Japan have tried (BTW, Thanks guys.)
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) True of many Trading Posts at many Scout Camps. Need a thermal blanket? Go past the slushies and the decks of cards, they should be right next to the frisbees and sweatshirts.
7th Jan '17 3:09:18 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Planescape}}'', the Great Bazaar in Sigil is an open-air market place where ''anything'' can be found that is not considered contraband in the city. (And very little is.) If you don't actually see it there, there's someone who can get one. A story told by patrons of a popular restaurant in the Clerk's Ward is that the owner was assigned by a superior at his Faction to buy a fresh squid for someone who liked seafood, and ended up ordering an illithid squidship. (He was fortunately able to sell it at profit to a bunch of githyanki exiles who had stolen more money than they knew what to do with, and opened the restaurant with what he had left.)
5th Jan '17 8:07:50 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In a series of Kool-Aid commercials, Kool-Aid man promotes his Wacky Warehouse Mall 9the wackiest mall of all), which includes the Anything And More Store, which has [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin anything and more.]]

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* In a series of Kool-Aid commercials, Kool-Aid man promotes his Wacky Warehouse Mall 9the [[TagLine (the wackiest mall of all), all)]], which includes the Anything And More Store, which has [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin anything and more.]]
28th Dec '16 6:53:57 PM Vir
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* Orange Blossom runs one of these stores in the 2009 ''StrawberryShortcake'' series.

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* Orange Blossom runs one of these stores in the 2009 ''StrawberryShortcake'' ''WesternAnimation/StrawberryShortcake'' series.



* The [[BrandX Wall2Wall-Mart]] from ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' literally sells EVERYTHING, including military helicopters armed with computer-guided missile-launching systems.

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* The [[BrandX Wall2Wall-Mart]] from ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' literally sells EVERYTHING, including military helicopters armed with computer-guided missile-launching systems.
28th Dec '16 11:41:46 AM MiddleEighth
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*In ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'', the four find a store called Anything, where you can buy any nonmagical item (you tell the proprietor what you want, and he goes in the back and gets it). George twice buys a guitar there. The four wonder how such things are created, especially since a junky guitar costs exactly the same as a really good one.
**In a variation, for meals they mostly rely on the worldwide chain of fast-food joints called Infinity, where you can get any food that you ask for. This makes it easy for them to follow their various dietary preferences, as well as avoid the weird foods that the Geddies and other outworlders eat.
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