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  1. #1
    Andy Guest

    Default Sleight of Land -- Giant Supermarket

    Sleight of Land -- Giant Supermarket

    Some time ago I boasted about a new Giant (PA) supermarket taking over a
    corner fabric store.

    After the wholesale shopping binge, on the way home I passed it by. It was
    totally in a different place, about 100 yards away.

    Stupid thing about it is, there no sign facing the roads in any direction..
    It looks like a red brick prison. I'll take a picture when I get a standing
    (not driving) chance.

    Andy

  2. #2
    Chemo the Clown Guest

    Default Re: Sleight of Land -- Giant Supermarket

    On Feb 14, 12:49*pm, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:
    > Sleight of Land -- Giant Supermarket
    >
    > Some time ago I boasted about a new Giant (PA) supermarket taking over a
    > corner fabric store.
    >
    > After the wholesale shopping binge, on the way home I passed it by. It was
    > totally in a different place, about 100 yards away.
    >
    > Stupid thing about it is, there no sign facing the roads in any direction...
    > It looks like a red brick prison. I'll take a picture when I get a standing
    > (not driving) chance.
    >
    > Andy


    We'll all be waiting with little anticipation.

  3. #3
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Sleight of Land -- Giant Supermarket

    On Mon, 14 Feb 2011 14:49:52 -0600, Andy wrote:

    > Sleight of Land -- Giant Supermarket
    >
    > Some time ago I boasted about a new Giant (PA) supermarket taking over a
    > corner fabric store.


    Having been in a few fabric stores, I don't know how you could turn a
    fabric store into a supermarket. Giant or regular sized.

    Nor can any grocery store with that or a similar name be found on the
    website. Which would also explain why there's no sign for it out
    front, and the fact that it doesn't look like a grocery store.

    DT's can cause dangerous hallucinations and other problems, Andy. I'd
    get that checked out.

    -sw

  4. #4
    Chemo the Clown Guest

    Default Re: Sleight of Land -- Giant Supermarket

    On Feb 14, 1:47*pm, Sqwertz <swe...@cluemail.compost> wrote:
    > On Mon, 14 Feb 2011 14:49:52 -0600, Andy wrote:
    > > Sleight of Land -- Giant Supermarket

    >
    > > Some time ago I boasted about a new Giant (PA) supermarket taking over a
    > > corner fabric store.

    >
    > Having been in a few fabric stores, I don't know how you could turn a
    > fabric store into a supermarket. *Giant or regular sized.
    >
    > Nor can any grocery store with that or a similar name be found on the
    > website. *Which would also explain why there's no sign for it out
    > front, and the fact that it doesn't look like a grocery store.
    >
    > DT's can cause dangerous hallucinations and other problems, Andy. *I'd
    > get that checked out.
    >
    > -sw


    The JoAnn's fabric store in my town could certainly be turned into a
    large grocery store. Not super large but pretty damned big!

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    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Sleight of Land -- Giant Supermarket


    "Chemo the Clown" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    On Feb 14, 1:47 pm, Sqwertz <swe...@cluemail.compost> wrote:
    > On Mon, 14 Feb 2011 14:49:52 -0600, Andy wrote:
    > > Sleight of Land -- Giant Supermarket

    >
    > > Some time ago I boasted about a new Giant (PA) supermarket taking over a
    > > corner fabric store.

    >
    > Having been in a few fabric stores, I don't know how you could turn a
    > fabric store into a supermarket. Giant or regular sized.
    >
    > Nor can any grocery store with that or a similar name be found on the
    > website. Which would also explain why there's no sign for it out
    > front, and the fact that it doesn't look like a grocery store.
    >
    > DT's can cause dangerous hallucinations and other problems, Andy. I'd
    > get that checked out.
    >
    > -sw


    The JoAnn's fabric store in my town could certainly be turned into a
    large grocery store. Not super large but pretty damned big!

    Some JoAnn's are huge. But not all are.



  6. #6
    l, not -l Guest

    Default Re: Sleight of Land -- Giant Supermarket


    On 14-Feb-2011, "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > The JoAnn's fabric store in my town could certainly be turned into a
    > large grocery store. Not super large but pretty damned big!
    >
    > Some JoAnn's are huge. But not all are.


    Here in the St. Louis area, there are at least two fabric stores that occupy
    space formerly used by supermarkets; one of them is a JoAnn's, the other a
    Hancock. They occupy stores abandoned when a couple of chains were driven
    out of town by our strong regional supermarket chains. Neither fabric store
    is as large as the largest supermarkets here; but, could easily accomodate
    those below the median.

    Andy's subject of Giant (I assume that is shorthand for Giant Eagle), piqued
    my interest because I had just finished watching a show I downloaded from
    alt.binaries.multimedia, titled CNBC Supermarkets Inc. which was all about
    the business and spent a lot of time inside a very large Giant Eagle store,
    somewhere in PA. Very interesting show, though quite a large download.
    --
    Change Cujo to Juno in email address.

  7. #7
    spamtrap1888 Guest

    Default Re: Sleight of Land -- Giant Supermarket

    On Feb 14, 3:18*pm, "l, not -l" <lal...@cujo.com> wrote:

    > Andy's subject of Giant (I assume that is shorthand for Giant Eagle), piqued
    > my interest because I had just finished watching a show I downloaded from
    > alt.binaries.multimedia, titled CNBC Supermarkets Inc. which was all about
    > the business and spent a lot of time inside a very large Giant Eagle store,
    > somewhere in PA. * *Very interesting show, though quite a large download.



    No, Andy's near Philly, IINM.

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    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Sleight of Land -- Giant Supermarket

    On Mon, 14 Feb 2011 14:02:40 -0800, Julie Bove wrote:

    > "Chemo the Clown" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > On Feb 14, 1:47 pm, Sqwertz <swe...@cluemail.compost> wrote:
    >> On Mon, 14 Feb 2011 14:49:52 -0600, Andy wrote:
    >>> Sleight of Land -- Giant Supermarket

    >>
    >>> Some time ago I boasted about a new Giant (PA) supermarket taking over a
    >>> corner fabric store.

    >>
    >> Having been in a few fabric stores, I don't know how you could turn a
    >> fabric store into a supermarket. Giant or regular sized.
    >>
    >> Nor can any grocery store with that or a similar name be found on the
    >> website. Which would also explain why there's no sign for it out
    >> front, and the fact that it doesn't look like a grocery store.
    >>
    >> DT's can cause dangerous hallucinations and other problems, Andy. I'd
    >> get that checked out.

    >
    > The JoAnn's fabric store in my town could certainly be turned into a
    > large grocery store. Not super large but pretty damned big!


    Not the two JoAnn's I'm familiar with. We have pretty big grocery
    stores here. Small ones would not survive. Our smallest grocery
    stores are ones that fit into old Hobby Lobby's and Marshall's.
    Linen's and Beyond's are too small.

    -sw


  9. #9
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default blocknews.net (was: Sleight of Land -- Giant Supermarket)

    On Mon, 14 Feb 2011 23:18:40 GMT, l, not -l wrote:

    > Andy's subject of Giant (I assume that is shorthand for Giant Eagle), piqued
    > my interest because I had just finished watching a show I downloaded from
    > alt.binaries.multimedia, titled CNBC Supermarkets Inc. which was all about
    > the business and spent a lot of time inside a very large Giant Eagle store,
    > somewhere in PA. Very interesting show, though quite a large download.


    Ahh, so you're the one who just stole all the bandwidth out of my
    Usenet account? <just kidding>

    I just checked on torrents and I don't see that program. But people
    in Pittsburgh call it Giant Eagle. The way Andy refers to it I assume
    he's referring to a different company (or that he's just a moron).
    But yes, many of the Giant Eagles are pretty big. But I remember when
    they were pretty small by today's standards).

    ObUsenet: Somebody stole 10 gigs from my account over the last 24
    hours. I still don't believe the account was hacked - I think their
    computer screwed up.

    Any other Blocknews.net customers missing bandwidth? Mine was
    completely drained. It was supposed to last me another 13 years. I
    certainly won't be giving them any more money since they can't prove
    somebody else used it (they don't keep login records). Oh well, I
    kinda liked them. Now I'm shopping for another provider again (and
    no, I don't need any suggestions).

    -sw

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    Pete C. Guest

    Default Re: blocknews.net (was: Sleight of Land -- Giant Supermarket)


    Sqwertz wrote:
    >
    > ObUsenet: Somebody stole 10 gigs from my account over the last 24
    > hours. I still don't believe the account was hacked - I think their
    > computer screwed up.
    >
    > Any other Blocknews.net customers missing bandwidth? Mine was
    > completely drained. It was supposed to last me another 13 years. I
    > certainly won't be giving them any more money since they can't prove
    > somebody else used it (they don't keep login records). Oh well, I
    > kinda liked them. Now I'm shopping for another provider again (and
    > no, I don't need any suggestions).


    Have you contacted them with your missing GB issue? Don't bash them
    unless you give them a chance to resolve the issue.

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    Sqwertz Guest

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    On Mon, 14 Feb 2011 19:41:14 -0600, Pete C. wrote:

    > Sqwertz wrote:
    >>
    >> ObUsenet: Somebody stole 10 gigs from my account over the last 24
    >> hours. I still don't believe the account was hacked - I think their
    >> computer screwed up.
    >>
    >> Any other Blocknews.net customers missing bandwidth? Mine was
    >> completely drained. It was supposed to last me another 13 years. I
    >> certainly won't be giving them any more money since they can't prove
    >> somebody else used it (they don't keep login records). Oh well, I
    >> kinda liked them. Now I'm shopping for another provider again (and
    >> no, I don't need any suggestions).

    >
    > Have you contacted them with your missing GB issue? Don't bash them
    > unless you give them a chance to resolve the issue.


    I did. They said my 9.5GB disappeared between midnight and around
    noon today when I noticed the problem. They checked the backup to
    see what my balance was yesterday and confirmed it was 9.5GB.

    I know I didn't use it. I've only used .5 GB in the 8-9 months I've
    had the account and overnight it just disappears? Strangely and
    coincidently, I ran out of bandwidth about 1 hour after I reported a
    reoccurring connectivity issue to their support department, which
    required me to switch providers (to my backup provider I'm using now).

    I can't even download 9.5 gigs in 12 hours with my connection speed.
    not to mention my computer was in real-time mode for 6 of those hours,
    making Internet communication impossible.

    I have never had an account hacked in all my years and there's no way
    a bot guessed the password without trying a million times beforehand.

    They made no offer of reimbursement even considering my past usage
    pattern. I still think it's their fault, but neither of us can
    prove the other wrong. I can reasonably prove *I* didn't do it with
    my computer/newsreader logs - but that doesn't technically cover me
    100%.

    -sw

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    dejablues Guest

    Default Re: Sleight of Land -- Giant Supermarket


    "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    > Sleight of Land -- Giant Supermarket
    >
    > Some time ago I boasted about a new Giant (PA) supermarket taking over a
    > corner fabric store.
    >
    > After the wholesale shopping binge, on the way home I passed it by. It was
    > totally in a different place, about 100 yards away.
    >
    > Stupid thing about it is, there no sign facing the roads in any
    > direction..
    > It looks like a red brick prison. I'll take a picture when I get a
    > standing
    > (not driving) chance.
    >
    > Andy


    Giant is a lot better than Acme. Acme rapes the customer regularly, because
    they can, as they tend to be situated in locations where customers have to
    walk or have no other choice but to drive farther away. Giant actually tries
    to give the customer a good price, because they have to compete. Acme
    markets only succeed where there is no other competition.



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    dejablues Guest

    Default Re: Sleight of Land -- Giant Supermarket


    "l, not -l" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:4d59b73f$0$19689$c3e8da3$[email protected] eb.com...
    >
    > On 14-Feb-2011, "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> The JoAnn's fabric store in my town could certainly be turned into a
    >> large grocery store. Not super large but pretty damned big!
    >>
    >> Some JoAnn's are huge. But not all are.

    >
    > Here in the St. Louis area, there are at least two fabric stores that
    > occupy
    > space formerly used by supermarkets; one of them is a JoAnn's, the other a
    > Hancock. They occupy stores abandoned when a couple of chains were driven
    > out of town by our strong regional supermarket chains. Neither fabric
    > store
    > is as large as the largest supermarkets here; but, could easily accomodate
    > those below the median.
    >
    > Andy's subject of Giant (I assume that is shorthand for Giant Eagle),
    > piqued
    > my interest because I had just finished watching a show I downloaded from
    > alt.binaries.multimedia, titled CNBC Supermarkets Inc. which was all about
    > the business and spent a lot of time inside a very large Giant Eagle
    > store,
    > somewhere in PA. Very interesting show, though quite a large download.


    I saw that program. Giant Eagle is a chain in western PA, which is run by a
    different corporation from the Giants here in SE PA, which are owned by
    Giant Food Stores LLC..



  14. #14
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Sleight of Land -- Giant Supermarket

    "l, not -l" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    > On 14-Feb-2011, "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> The JoAnn's fabric store in my town could certainly be turned into a
    >> large grocery store. Not super large but pretty damned big!
    >>
    >> Some JoAnn's are huge. But not all are.

    >
    > Here in the St. Louis area, there are at least two fabric stores that
    > occupy space formerly used by supermarkets; one of them is a JoAnn's,
    > the other a Hancock. They occupy stores abandoned when a couple of
    > chains were driven out of town by our strong regional supermarket
    > chains. Neither fabric store is as large as the largest supermarkets
    > here; but, could easily accomodate those below the median.
    >
    > Andy's subject of Giant (I assume that is shorthand for Giant Eagle),
    > piqued my interest because I had just finished watching a show I
    > downloaded from alt.binaries.multimedia, titled CNBC Supermarkets Inc.
    > which was all about the business and spent a lot of time inside a very
    > large Giant Eagle store, somewhere in PA. Very interesting show,
    > though quite a large download.



    l, not -l,

    And here I thought JoAnn's was a tiny little hometown place all our own.
    DOH!

    It's "Giant of PA." As far as I know, it's a very Pennsylvania
    supermarket. I'll shop there next chance I get. The one I shop at,
    rarely is a tad out of my world-wide 5 mile radius.

    They tried the "scan-as-you-shop" bar-code devices. You basically bagged
    as you shopped and paid on the way out. Pretty 22nd century tech, imho.
    I think they did away with the system, being too difficult to monitor?

    Best,

    Andy

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    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Sleight of Land -- Giant Supermarket

    "dejablues" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    > "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> Sleight of Land -- Giant Supermarket
    >>
    >> Some time ago I boasted about a new Giant (PA) supermarket taking
    >> over a corner fabric store.
    >>
    >> After the wholesale shopping binge, on the way home I passed it by.
    >> It was totally in a different place, about 100 yards away.
    >>
    >> Stupid thing about it is, there no sign facing the roads in any
    >> direction..
    >> It looks like a red brick prison. I'll take a picture when I get a
    >> standing
    >> (not driving) chance.
    >>
    >> Andy

    >
    > Giant is a lot better than Acme. Acme rapes the customer regularly,
    > because they can, as they tend to be situated in locations where
    > customers have to walk or have no other choice but to drive farther
    > away. Giant actually tries to give the customer a good price, because
    > they have to compete. Acme markets only succeed where there is no
    > other competition.



    dejablues,

    I'm in complete agreement.

    Giant (of PA) has more aisles than the ACME and better prices.

    The Giant's only flaw, imho, is the floors are so rock solid that I'm
    pained to shop the place. The ACME flooring has some cushion in it.

    The Giant supermarkets seem to also flaw in situating the stores in
    remote, hard to enter/park at, real estate.

    Best,

    Andy

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    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: blocknews.net

    On Mon, 14 Feb 2011 19:41:14 -0600, Pete C. wrote:

    > Sqwertz wrote:
    >>
    >> ObUsenet: Somebody stole 10 gigs from my account over the last 24
    >> hours. I still don't believe the account was hacked - I think their
    >> computer screwed up.
    >>
    >> Any other Blocknews.net customers missing bandwidth? Mine was
    >> completely drained. It was supposed to last me another 13 years. I
    >> certainly won't be giving them any more money since they can't prove
    >> somebody else used it (they don't keep login records). Oh well, I
    >> kinda liked them. Now I'm shopping for another provider again (and
    >> no, I don't need any suggestions).

    >
    > Have you contacted them with your missing GB issue? Don't bash them
    > unless you give them a chance to resolve the issue.


    They say the account was hacked. And it certainly looks that way.

    On the bright side, they replaced all the missing bandwidth without my
    asking (yet). So I am a happy customer and will continue to recommend
    them here on the groups when the need arises.

    -sw

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    Stu Guest

    Default Re: blocknews.net

    On Sun, 20 Feb 2011 18:15:50 -0600, Sqwertz <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Mon, 14 Feb 2011 19:41:14 -0600, Pete C. wrote:
    >
    >> Sqwertz wrote:
    >>>
    >>> ObUsenet: Somebody stole 10 gigs from my account over the last 24
    >>> hours. I still don't believe the account was hacked - I think their
    >>> computer screwed up.
    >>>
    >>> Any other Blocknews.net customers missing bandwidth? Mine was
    >>> completely drained. It was supposed to last me another 13 years. I
    >>> certainly won't be giving them any more money since they can't prove
    >>> somebody else used it (they don't keep login records). Oh well, I
    >>> kinda liked them. Now I'm shopping for another provider again (and
    >>> no, I don't need any suggestions).

    >>
    >> Have you contacted them with your missing GB issue? Don't bash them
    >> unless you give them a chance to resolve the issue.

    >
    >They say the account was hacked. And it certainly looks that way.
    >
    >On the bright side, they replaced all the missing bandwidth without my
    >asking (yet). So I am a happy customer and will continue to recommend
    >them here on the groups when the need arises.
    >
    >-sw



    Hacked? That's too bad squirts

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    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: blocknews.net

    On Mon, 14 Feb 2011 19:41:14 -0600, Pete C. wrote:

    > Sqwertz wrote:
    >>
    >> ObUsenet: Somebody stole 10 gigs from my account over the last 24
    >> hours. I still don't believe the account was hacked - I think their
    >> computer screwed up.
    >>
    >> Any other Blocknews.net customers missing bandwidth? Mine was
    >> completely drained. It was supposed to last me another 13 years. I
    >> certainly won't be giving them any more money since they can't prove
    >> somebody else used it (they don't keep login records). Oh well, I
    >> kinda liked them. Now I'm shopping for another provider again (and
    >> no, I don't need any suggestions).

    >
    > Have you contacted them with your missing GB issue? Don't bash them
    > unless you give them a chance to resolve the issue.


    Final word on this: They had an accounting bug. The account was not
    hacked, but certain actions caused the account to be depleted. I was
    the first of a few users who experienced the problem which caused them
    to take a closer look at the problem. My account was not hacked and
    they replaced the bandwidth.

    -sw

  19. #19
    Lou Decruss Guest

    Default Re: blocknews.net

    On Tue, 22 Feb 2011 13:46:35 -0600, Sqwertz <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >On Mon, 14 Feb 2011 19:41:14 -0600, Pete C. wrote:
    >
    >> Sqwertz wrote:
    >>>
    >>> ObUsenet: Somebody stole 10 gigs from my account over the last 24
    >>> hours. I still don't believe the account was hacked - I think their
    >>> computer screwed up.
    >>>
    >>> Any other Blocknews.net customers missing bandwidth? Mine was
    >>> completely drained. It was supposed to last me another 13 years. I
    >>> certainly won't be giving them any more money since they can't prove
    >>> somebody else used it (they don't keep login records). Oh well, I
    >>> kinda liked them. Now I'm shopping for another provider again (and
    >>> no, I don't need any suggestions).

    >>
    >> Have you contacted them with your missing GB issue? Don't bash them
    >> unless you give them a chance to resolve the issue.

    >
    >Final word on this: They had an accounting bug. The account was not
    >hacked, but certain actions caused the account to be depleted. I was
    >the first of a few users who experienced the problem which caused them
    >to take a closer look at the problem. My account was not hacked and
    >they replaced the bandwidth.


    Good to hear they got it straightened out for you. I may try it after
    I use up the 3 month free trial of APN that came with an Agent
    upgrade. I haven't had binaries for about 18 months so I'll blow
    through the 12 gig a month they give you pretty fast.

    Lou













  20. #20
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: blocknews.net

    On Thu, 24 Feb 2011 13:47:37 -0600, Lou Decruss wrote:

    > On Tue, 22 Feb 2011 13:46:35 -0600, Sqwertz <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>On Mon, 14 Feb 2011 19:41:14 -0600, Pete C. wrote:
    >>
    >>> Sqwertz wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>> ObUsenet: Somebody stole 10 gigs from my account over the last 24
    >>>> hours. I still don't believe the account was hacked - I think their
    >>>> computer screwed up.
    >>>>
    >>>> Any other Blocknews.net customers missing bandwidth? Mine was
    >>>> completely drained. It was supposed to last me another 13 years. I
    >>>> certainly won't be giving them any more money since they can't prove
    >>>> somebody else used it (they don't keep login records). Oh well, I
    >>>> kinda liked them. Now I'm shopping for another provider again (and
    >>>> no, I don't need any suggestions).
    >>>
    >>> Have you contacted them with your missing GB issue? Don't bash them
    >>> unless you give them a chance to resolve the issue.

    >>
    >>Final word on this: They had an accounting bug. The account was not
    >>hacked, but certain actions caused the account to be depleted. I was
    >>the first of a few users who experienced the problem which caused them
    >>to take a closer look at the problem. My account was not hacked and
    >>they replaced the bandwidth.

    >
    > Good to hear they got it straightened out for you. I may try it after
    > I use up the 3 month free trial of APN that came with an Agent
    > upgrade. I haven't had binaries for about 18 months so I'll blow
    > through the 12 gig a month they give you pretty fast.


    I've only used half a gigabyte in about a year. I get my media VIA
    torrents (free) and only use my binary usenet accounts for
    alt.binaries.food.

    -sw

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