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"Hey, Merthyn. See those cardboard boxes in the back?" Arte calls to me from the front of the shop. "Can you start bringing those up front for me?"

"Yeah, sure Arte," I call back. "Which boxes do you mean?

"The ones behind the Statues. They're marked 'Orange Army Shirt," he says.

I peek around a Hand-Carved Lion and discover a wall of cardboard boxes, as far as the eye can see.

"A-choo" I sneeze. The boxes are all covered with a thick layer of dust. Squinting through the cloud, I am able to make out the writing on the boxes. "Swim Suit Top, Swim Suit Bottom, Red Sports Pants, Purple Ball Cap, Brown Belt, Plumpy's Glasses," and finally "Orange Army Shirt."

I pull down the last box and rip it open. Sure enough, inside is a huge stack of Orange Army Shirts. "Arte, what on earth are all of these W-Shop items doing back here?"

Arte sticks his head in the doorway and smiles. "That, Merthyn, ma boy, is my own personal gold mine."

"Gold Mine? I thought the only mines you had around here were for gems," I'm confused.

 

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Arte rolls his eyes. "Do you always have to be so literal," he sighs. "What I mean is, now that those items are retired from the W-Shop, I am going to be able to make a ton of money selling them in my shop."

"Really?" I hold one of the shirts up and examine it. "What's so special about these? They only cost $50, and I don't think they're very flattering on many animals."

"The W-Shop may have sold them for $50, but I can sell them for whatever I feel like. The beauty of this is, that now that the announcement has been made about the items retiring, there is going to be a huge demand for them, and I will be able to charge whatever I want."

"Arte, do you think that's fair?" I'm concerned.

"Fair? Oh, don't you worry about it. I'm not into price-gouging on these small items," he laughs. "I'll probably put them on sale once in a while anyway, just like the rest of my items. Of course, they're going to be flying off of the shelves no matter what price I mark on them."

I breathe a sigh of relief, and then I remember the rest of the wall of boxes. "What's the deal with all of those?"

"That is the rest of my Gold Mine. I have been stocking up on the items the W-Shop sells for years now. That way, when the supply dries up at the W-Shop, I am more than prepared to take advantage of the resulting demand in my shop," he pauses. "That's called Smart Business." He and I both stare at the boxes for a moment.

Then I remember my Country Room at home and the one item I missing from the theme. "You don't happen to have any of those retired Spitoons hiding back there do you?" I ask hopefully.

"Spittoons? Naw, I used to have those a long time ago, but I stopped carrying them. Did you know that people used to actually spit in those things? That's disgusting. Why would anyone even want one of those things in their houses anyway?" Arte looks repulsed.

"Oh, well, it was worth a shot," I sigh.

"C'mon Merthyn. Those boxes aren't going to move themselves." Arte takes off toward the front of the shop, leaving me in the dust-filled storage room.

So, those of you who are looking for the retired clothing items, you're in luck. Arte's got them. Just be patient, and the items you are looking for will come up eventually. I promise to let you know.

Sunday August 26th:
Wagon Wheel Sofa ($212) [orig: $250] at 4am!
Cat Street Post ($76) [orig: $80] at 5am!
Classic Gaming Room Wallpaper ($275) at 5am!
Hockey Bed ($650) at 8am!
Goalie Mask Shelf ($82) [orig: $75] at 8am!
Country Bed ($280) [orig: $350] at 10am!
Hockey Table ($162) [orig: $180] at 11am!
Rice Paper Divider ($409) [orig: $390] at 12noon!
RARE: Royal Estate Bed ($7750) at 2pm!
Medieval Side Table ($948) [orig: $825] at 2pm!
Funky Table ($262) [orig: $250] at 2pm!
RARE: Manic Monitor ($3425) at 6pm!
RARE: Snakes and Ladders Flooring ($950) at 6pm!

Wagon Wheel Sofa ($250) at 7pm!
Wagon Wheel Sofa ($237) [orig: $250] at 10pm!
Chefs Hat ($84) [orig: $80] at 10pm!
Wagon Wheel Table ($212) [orig: $250] at 11pm!
Hockey Couch ($750) at 11pm!

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