Get Your Own Piece of History!! by chip py the photo guy
So were you able to pick up your super special election edition of the Washington Post last night? You know, the one that was supposed to be available at 3:00 and then showed up at 7:00? The one that cost $1.50 instead of $1?
I went down to my local 7 Eleven at 5:00 and saw that the newspaper stands were empty. I asked the clerk if they’d already sold out and he said to come back between 6:30 and 7:00. When I arrived at 7, everyone in line had several copies and there were no more left. “Oh well,” I thought. I really didn’t know why I wanted one anyway. What was I going to do with a newspaper? Save it until I’m 100 years old and give it to my grandkids?
Just then I saw a line of people on the corner and a guy with stacks and stacks of newspapers in the back of his SUV. It was like he was selling hot DVD players or something. I got in line and a few minutes later purchased four newspapers, one for me and several copies for my friends. Score!
How long did you wait in line? How many copies did you buy? What are you going to do with yours?
The Washington Post printed 150,000 commemorative copies yesterday afternoon
Davin, um, that’s what I was talking about in my post.
I love the idea of selling newspapers like they’re hot DVD players! “Pssst, hey mister, wanna buy a Metro section?”
We had dinner with a friend last night who talked about swinging by a Barnes&Noble to get a paper to send to a friend. None, of course, and they told her what a constant flow of people asking for them there had been.
She then thought “crap, MY copy is still on my stoop at home! Hope some desperate person doesn’t nick it!” Luckily for her it was still there when she got back.
I, ever the killjoy, said “why don’t you just go to the newseum site and grab the PDF of the front page? Hell, grab the front page of a dozen papers.”
I had no trouble finding a copy or three at my local 7-Eleven this morning.
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