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Nzoner
06-20-2006, 10:52 PM
and as usual it was a pitiful day.I sure wished people would shop earlier but maybe the temptation of lighting them off is too great or the parents don't want to listen to the kids beg them to shoot something for the next two weeks.

Either way it was a slow sales day but we got alot done and the place is looking good.T-minus 10 days before all hell breaks loose.

Dunit35
06-20-2006, 10:56 PM
So...how far is Columbia from where you're at?

Nzoner
06-20-2006, 10:57 PM
So...how far is Columbia from where you're at?

About 180 miles

Guru
06-20-2006, 11:00 PM
They don't go on sale here until next Tuesday.

Dunit35
06-20-2006, 11:04 PM
About 180 miles

Well nevermind then...I might be in KC and Columbia this weekend picking up a crotchrocket.

Nzoner
06-20-2006, 11:09 PM
They don't go on sale here until next Tuesday.

Yeah,the company I sale for has a location there,unfortunately Kansas has much stricter laws on what can be sold.

Nzoner
06-20-2006, 11:10 PM
Well nevermind then...I might be in KC and Columbia this weekend picking up a crotchrocket.

I have plenty of rockets for sale but crotchrockets are not one of them.

SLAG
06-20-2006, 11:14 PM
Is there a special Chiefs Planet Package?

Guru
06-20-2006, 11:33 PM
Yeah,the company I sale for has a location there,unfortunately Kansas has much stricter laws on what can be sold.


We have so many damn laws on the things, I wonder why we even bother buying them.

greg63
06-20-2006, 11:57 PM
We have so many damn laws on the things, I wonder why we even bother buying them.
Tell me about it; if your caught bringing bottle rockets a crossed the Kansas / Oklahoma line they'll nail ya.

HemiEd
06-21-2006, 12:11 AM
Well nevermind then...I might be in KC and Columbia this weekend picking up a crotchrocket.

Are you going to get a helmet?

Dunit35
06-21-2006, 12:13 AM
Are you going to get a helmet?


It's not mine, it's my buddies and yes he has one. I make him wear it when he's on the highway.

HemiEd
06-21-2006, 12:17 AM
It's not mine, it's my buddies and yes he has one. I make him wear it when he's on the highway.

Good, I am pretty sure I would have expired at 21 if it was not for the one I was wearing. :thumb:

Dunit35
06-21-2006, 12:20 AM
Good, I am pretty sure I would have expired at 21 if it was not for the one I was wearing. :thumb:

Yeah...he use to never wear one, until I threatened to whip his ass. I'd hate to lose my closest buddy over something like that.

HemiEd
06-21-2006, 12:22 AM
Yeah,the company I sale for has a location there,unfortunately Kansas has much stricter laws on what can be sold.

I do not know the Laws about fireworks here in Illinois, but we do not need to buy any. Our fatass ****ing mayor puts on professional fireworks displays to celebrate a damn barometer movement. I only live about 4 blocks from where they shoot them, it is a pretty common event. Hope your business gets better Joe!

Nelson Muntz
06-21-2006, 02:38 AM
and as usual it was a pitiful day.I sure wished people would shop earlier but maybe the temptation of lighting them off is too great or the parents don't want to listen to the kids beg them to shoot something for the next two weeks.

Either way it was a slow sales day but we got alot done and the place is looking good.T-minus 10 days before all hell breaks loose.

Do you advertise what day you open up for business? I know here they don't, and I don't know what day they start selling unless I happen to drive by and see they're open.

Nelson Muntz
06-21-2006, 02:40 AM
Tell me about it; if your caught bringing bottle rockets a crossed the Kansas / Oklahoma line they'll nail ya.


The Missouri to Kansas way is much easier. My friends and I brought back about 500 gross of bottlerockets when we found them on sale for $ .49. We even got pulled over for speeding on the way back and no problems whatsoever.

KCTitus
06-21-2006, 06:55 AM
The Missouri to Kansas way is much easier. My friends and I brought back about 500 gross of bottlerockets...

Just a quick question, how long does it take one to fire off 500 gross (72,000) bottle rockets? I can remember one time having a dozen gross and I was so sick of shooting them off I just lit 2 gross on fire in a paper bag just to get it over with.

Fire Me Boy!
06-21-2006, 07:02 AM
Just a quick question, how long does it take one to fire off 500 gross (72,000) bottle rockets? I can remember one time having a dozen gross and I was so sick of shooting them off I just lit 2 gross on fire in a paper bag just to get it over with.
Some buddies and I used to buy about 20 gross per year... we'd be done in an hour or two. Of course, one of the coolest things to do is to unwrap a gross at a time, douse the suckers in lighter fluid and light the whole bunch. It's really fun if one of your buddy's younger brothers is in front of them........ so I've heard. :D

jidar
06-21-2006, 07:05 AM
Every year I spend more than I should and I get sick of lighting them far before I'm out.

Not this year.. damnit.. I hope... yeah.. probably I'll just do the same thing I always do.

KCTitus
06-21-2006, 07:06 AM
Some buddies and I used to buy about 20 gross per year... we'd be done in an hour or two. Of course, one of the coolest things to do is to unwrap a gross at a time, douse the suckers in lighter fluid and light the whole bunch. It's really fun if one of your buddy's younger brothers is in front of them........ so I've heard. :D

Heh...the last time I can recall having a large number of bottle rockets we did crazy stuff like that...trying to light 12 at a time, tearing the sticks off and twisting them together like firecrackers. That's always fun in a crowd.

IMO, if you didnt have about a dozen burn marks in your tshirt after you were done, you werent really getting into the spirit of bottle rocketry.

Fire Me Boy!
06-21-2006, 07:18 AM
IMO, if you didnt have about a dozen burn marks in your tshirt after you were done, you werent really getting into the spirit of bottle rocketry.
:thumb:

Lzen
06-21-2006, 07:36 AM
Tell me about it; if your caught bringing bottle rockets a crossed the Kansas / Oklahoma line they'll nail ya.

Pffftttt. How are they gonna catch you?

Lzen
06-21-2006, 07:37 AM
I do not know the Laws about fireworks here in Illinois, but we do not need to buy any. Our fatass ****ing mayor puts on professional fireworks displays to celebrate a damn barometer movement. I only live about 4 blocks from where they shoot them, it is a pretty common event. Hope your business gets better Joe!

My wife's extended family lives in Peoria, Il. I was under the impression that fireworks were illegal in that state. :hmmm:

KCTitus
06-21-2006, 08:30 AM
Pffftttt. How are they gonna catch you?

RFID tags...if you see a black helicopter following you while transporting bottle rockets...dont cross the state line!

Lzen
06-21-2006, 08:46 AM
RFID tags...if you see a black helicopter following you while transporting bottle rockets...dont cross the state line!

You mean to tell me those black helicoptors are real? All this time I thought they were just flashbacks from my younger, LSD years. :eek:

Iowanian
06-21-2006, 08:56 AM
"You're gonna stand there, owning a fireworks stand, and tell me you don't have no whistling bungholes, no spleen spliters, whisker biscuits, honkey lighters, hoosker doos, hoosker donts, cherry bombs, nipsy daisers, with or without the scooter stick, or one single whistling kitty chaser? "


Send me a case of snakes and sparklers.

Predarat
06-21-2006, 09:25 AM
I always used to make it a point to be there on the first day. Its good to scout stuff, find the new stuff and since its slow the workers are always able to answer questions and let you know whats new and good. Of course I couldn't resist the temptation to buy some as well. But if you wait too long it gets too crazy and you might miss out on some things.

HemiEd
06-21-2006, 09:37 AM
My wife's extended family lives in Peoria, Il. I was under the impression that fireworks were illegal in that state. :hmmm:

I have not seen a stand in Illinois, maybe they are. However, my neighborhood will sound like a war zone for about 48 hours during the Holiday. Professional firework displays are a big item up here. I think our Mayor is related to one of the people in that business. Our property taxes have gone up about 10% five years in a row. I hate her! :cuss:

Dartgod
06-21-2006, 09:56 AM
Heh...the last time I can recall having a large number of bottle rockets we did crazy stuff like that...trying to light 12 at a time, tearing the sticks off and twisting them together like firecrackers. That's always fun in a crowd.

IMO, if you didnt have about a dozen burn marks in your tshirt after you were done, you werent really getting into the spirit of bottle rocketry.
Hehe. We would take about 4-5 gross at a time, put them in a large coffee can with sand in the bottom to hold them upright. Then someone would light them up with a can of hairspray and a lighter. It was a pretty impressive show.

We also used to have some pretty hellacious bottle rocket wars. My buddy's parents used to head out of town every 4th of July and they had pretty big yard (.5-.75 acre or so). There'd be about 8-10 of us and we'd spend the day building our "forts" out of old window screens, cardboard boxes and such. We'd use conduit or something similar as a bottle rocket launcher (pre-sighted in, of course). It was a blast.

I never said we were smart...

dtebbe
06-21-2006, 10:02 AM
We also used to have some pretty hellacious bottle rocket wars. My buddy's parents used to head out of town every 4th of July and they had pretty big yard (.5-.75 acre or so). There'd be about 8-10 of us and we'd spend the day building our "forts" out of old window screens, cardboard boxes and such. We'd use conduit or something similar as a bottle rocket launcher (pre-sighted in, of course). It was a blast.

I never said we were smart...

Bottle rockets are for wimps. For us PVC tube-loaded saturn missiles were the "small arms" of choice, and those 2" ariel shells loaded into about 4' of schedule 40 PVC were the heavy artillery. One of those 2" shells was accurate out to about 2 blocks that way, and would put quite a dent in a car from that range.... don't ask me how I know that, but I worked one whole summer paying for the damage when the cops showed up.

We also used to shoot roman candles at each other, and I can't believe none of us ever got hurt doing that. The funny thing I remember is that they just seemed to bounce off you without doing much damage.

DT

KCTitus
06-21-2006, 10:04 AM
We also used to have some pretty hellacious bottle rocket wars. My buddy's parents used to head out of town every 4th of July and they had pretty big yard (.5-.75 acre or so). There'd be about 8-10 of us and we'd spend the day building our "forts" out of old window screens, cardboard boxes and such. We'd use conduit or something similar as a bottle rocket launcher (pre-sighted in, of course). It was a blast.

I never said we were smart...

Ahhh, yes..the wars. Funniest time I remember was there was this one family with two kids on our block out in Blue Springs that everyone hated. The kids were grade A a-holes and they took after their parents. The oldest one was a bully and weighed in about 250 in 5th grade. Every year around 4th of July was just miserable...his parents would buy him about eleventy billion dollars worth of firecrackers and we were constantly terroized by this goober and his younger brother because we had nothing to fire back in return.

Anyway, one day, the youngest was out talking crap about their firecrackers and one of my buddies older brother who was in high school at the time overheard it and got out his bottlerockets.

From across the street, he was deftly aiming those rockets at the kid. The kid picks up their water hose with one of those sprayer attachments and is trying to stop them mid flight...well...it's at that point that one of the rockets hits the pressurized hose and burns a hole in it screwing up the pressure through the sprayer...kid panics and as we shoot several more salvos his way he's running toward the front door. Only problem was it was locked or something and he's standing in between the storm door and front door banging on it and crying as more rockets are lobbed his way...I was lauging my ass off.

Oddly, we never had a problem with them after that as I can recall.

BIG_DADDY
06-21-2006, 11:17 AM
Let me know if you ever get any M-80's or mortars.

Is it saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaafe? ROFL

Lzen
06-21-2006, 11:21 AM
Hehe. We would take about 4-5 gross at a time, put them in a large coffee can with sand in the bottom to hold them upright. Then someone would light them up with a can of hairspray and a lighter. It was a pretty impressive show.

We also used to have some pretty hellacious bottle rocket wars. My buddy's parents used to head out of town every 4th of July and they had pretty big yard (.5-.75 acre or so). There'd be about 8-10 of us and we'd spend the day building our "forts" out of old window screens, cardboard boxes and such. We'd use conduit or something similar as a bottle rocket launcher (pre-sighted in, of course). It was a blast.

I never said we were smart...

U were quite the Hellraiser, mullet head.

Lzen
06-21-2006, 11:22 AM
Bottle rockets are for wimps. For us PVC tube-loaded saturn missiles were the "small arms" of choice, and those 2" ariel shells loaded into about 4' of schedule 40 PVC were the heavy artillery. One of those 2" shells was accurate out to about 2 blocks that way, and would put quite a dent in a car from that range.... don't ask me how I know that, but I worked one whole summer paying for the damage when the cops showed up.

We also used to shoot roman candles at each other, and I can't believe none of us ever got hurt doing that. The funny thing I remember is that they just seemed to bounce off you without doing much damage.

DT

Wow. It's stories like these that make me understand why the emergency rooms are so busy around Independence Day.

Bob Dole
06-21-2006, 11:30 AM
and as usual it was a pitiful day.I sure wished people would shop earlier but maybe the temptation of lighting them off is too great or the parents don't want to listen to the kids beg them to shoot something for the next two weeks.

Either way it was a slow sales day but we got alot done and the place is looking good.T-minus 10 days before all hell breaks loose.

You think it might be because everyone waits until the last minute clear the inventory markdowns?

vailpass
06-21-2006, 01:12 PM
Bottle rockets are for wimps. For us PVC tube-loaded saturn missiles were the "small arms" of choice, and those 2" ariel shells loaded into about 4' of schedule 40 PVC were the heavy artillery. One of those 2" shells was accurate out to about 2 blocks that way, and would put quite a dent in a car from that range.... don't ask me how I know that, but I worked one whole summer paying for the damage when the cops showed up.

We also used to shoot roman candles at each other, and I can't believe none of us ever got hurt doing that. The funny thing I remember is that they just seemed to bounce off you without doing much damage.

DT

2s are nice but 10s and 12s are nicer....

Nzoner
06-21-2006, 01:35 PM
Do you advertise what day you open up for business? I know here they don't, and I don't know what day they start selling unless I happen to drive by and see they're open.

Yeah this company does extensive advertising,in my area alone they're dropping a little over $10,000 to promote 2 warehouse locations.

Actually,today has picked up quite a bit over last year,I just snuck upstairs for a smoke break.

Nzoner
06-21-2006, 01:38 PM
Some buddies and I used to buy about 20 gross per year... we'd be done in an hour or two. Of course, one of the coolest things to do is to unwrap a gross at a time, douse the suckers in lighter fluid and light the whole bunch. It's really fun if one of your buddy's younger brothers is in front of them........ so I've heard. :D

I got a buddy that fills a washtub full of them and drills holes in all four sides.He then inserts two of the 3ft sparklers through the holes to create a cross.When ready you pull the sparklers out enough to get them lit,shove back into the middle and run like hell.

Nzoner
06-21-2006, 01:41 PM
Send me a case of snakes and sparklers.

sparkler bombs
:hmmm:

Nzoner
06-21-2006, 01:49 PM
You think it might be because everyone waits until the last minute clear the inventory markdowns?

Not here,we have no such thing,whatever doesn't sell at the price we have marked goes back into the box and back to the warehouse.

Amazing though what some parents do,had a guy in a bit ago with his son,he just let him fill two baskets for $140 and then said these were to get them by for a week and that they'd see us before the 4th.

Fire Me Boy!
06-21-2006, 01:55 PM
... I just snuck upstairs for a smoke break.
A real man would take his smoke break right there next to the fireworks. :harumph:

dtebbe
06-21-2006, 02:07 PM
2s are nice but 10s and 12s are nicer....

Yes, but I don't think I could put one of those on my shoulder and chase the "enemy" down the street :)

DT

ferrarispider95
06-21-2006, 03:03 PM
I always use a mini propane torch for lighting my bottle rockets.

I usually prefer to pay a little more cash and get the whistling bottle rockets over the ones that just pop.

Predarat
06-21-2006, 03:28 PM
yep-gotta have that whistle!!!

SLAG
06-21-2006, 03:30 PM
Just got this in a email at work

Enjoy



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Nelson Muntz
06-25-2006, 08:45 AM
Just a quick question, how long does it take one to fire off 500 gross (72,000) bottle rockets? I can remember one time having a dozen gross and I was so sick of shooting them off I just lit 2 gross on fire in a paper bag just to get it over with.


In a small town in southeast Kansas, with nothing else to do, it took us about a year to get rid of them all. Although we did take a break for a month or so after yours truly blew one up in or very near a cop car. We were all up on the roof of a three story building and shooting at semi's as they came down main street at 3 in the morning, and here comes a cop. My dumbass decides to shoot at it, scared the shit out of him. We never got caught thank God.

StcChief
06-25-2006, 09:09 AM
Just got this in a email at work

Enjoy



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Pretty funny

Nzoner
06-25-2006, 06:20 PM
Day 6 and things are looking much better,have already started my re-order form on a few items and we're still over a week away from the 4th.

stevieray
06-25-2006, 06:26 PM
Day 6 and things are looking much better,have already started my re-order form on a few items and we're still over a week away from the 4th.

good for you, joe.

DaFace
06-25-2006, 06:41 PM
2s are nice but 10s and 12s are nicer....

Did somebody say 10s and 12s?

(Begin spam...Everybody come out to Lake Shawnee in Topeka on the 4th of July! I'll be shooting the show.)

Psyko Tek
06-25-2006, 06:49 PM
what day do fire works go off sale?
i will be in southeast Ne on the 5th or 6th
are sales in MO still legal then?

Bwana
06-25-2006, 07:07 PM
Do you have any of the good stuff? *Wink Wink* Bwana wants some more that will uproot a tree stump again. :)

KC2004
06-25-2006, 09:27 PM
what day do fire works go off sale?
i will be in southeast Ne on the 5th or 6th
are sales in MO still legal then?

Im in NE Missouri and my liscense allows me to sell to the 10th.


:rolleyes:

Nzoner
06-25-2006, 10:06 PM
what day do fire works go off sale?
i will be in southeast Ne on the 5th or 6th
are sales in MO still legal then?

You should have no problem finding one one of the highway superstores to buy from.As for me,I close on July 4th when people stop coming,two weeks is plenty for me.

Nzoner
06-25-2006, 10:08 PM
Do you have any of the good stuff? *Wink Wink* Bwana wants some more that will uproot a tree stump again. :)

Sounds like you may be in need of a sparkler bomb,of course I've only heard that those will uproot a tree stump.

chief2000
06-25-2006, 10:27 PM
Whats the biggest rocket you ever buy ?

Man those things are cool.

chief2000
06-25-2006, 10:43 PM
These are f-ing crazy. I would like to light one of these. They look like shells ontop of huge rocket. Some UK site though.

http://www.galacticfireworks.co.uk/rocketset.htm

http://www.galacticfireworks.co.uk/images/grrockets.gif

vailpass
06-26-2006, 12:22 PM
Did somebody say 10s and 12s?

(Begin spam...Everybody come out to Lake Shawnee in Topeka on the 4th of July! I'll be shooting the show.)

Nice racks. Do you have any cremora bombs or kerosene fountains for the opener? Fire those up along with some 8" salutes and the people know the show is starting!

DaFace
06-26-2006, 10:30 PM
Nice racks. Do you have any cremora bombs or kerosene fountains for the opener? Fire those up along with some 8" salutes and the people know the show is starting!

Rather than hijack this thread any further, I've replied in a separate thread here (http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?p=3280233).

Nzoner
06-27-2006, 12:42 PM
Rather than hijack this thread any further, I've replied in a separate thread here (http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?p=3280233).


You haven't hijacked anything,I've quite enjoyed keeping up with all this.

KCTitus
06-27-2006, 01:08 PM
In a small town in southeast Kansas, with nothing else to do, it took us about a year to get rid of them all. Although we did take a break for a month or so after yours truly blew one up in or very near a cop car. We were all up on the roof of a three story building and shooting at semi's as they came down main street at 3 in the morning, and here comes a cop. My dumbass decides to shoot at it, scared the shit out of him. We never got caught thank God.

Only a year? Wow...that's a lot of bottle rockets.

BucsGirl
06-28-2006, 12:54 PM
fire works are band here in Florida

vailpass
06-28-2006, 01:06 PM
fire works are band here in Florida

AM, FM, VLF, VHF, UHF or what?

Donger
06-28-2006, 01:13 PM
AM, FM, VLF, VHF, UHF or what?

ROFL

luv
06-28-2006, 01:13 PM
AM, FM, VLF, VHF, UHF or what?
LOL

I was gonna ask what type of music they play.

Lzen
06-28-2006, 02:08 PM
LOL

I was gonna ask what type of music they play.

Yeah, they are a 5 piece heavy metal band.


Sparkler - vocals
Saturn Missile - lead guitar
Bottle Rocket - rythm guitar
M80 - drums
Thunderbomb - bass

Nzoner
06-28-2006, 10:06 PM
Interesting season so far,I've now met 5 people who made the trek down from Nebraska to buy some good stuff including our very own Bugeater.

I've met a family that just moved here from California that had never stepped foot inside a firework outlet and were,to say the least,in awe of everything that was available to the public.

I met a guy on his way to Alabama that had me go through and show him anything and everything that did not go in the air.

And lastly a young lady who said she was surrounded by trees and nothing she purchased could go over 8 feet in the air yet she wanted some good fireworks,that one was a little tough.

Donger
06-28-2006, 10:14 PM
Interesting season so far,I've now met 5 people who made the trek down from Nebraska to buy some good stuff including our very own Bugeater.

I've met a family that just moved here from California that had never stepped foot inside a firework outlet and were,to say the least,in awe of everything that was available to the public.

I met a guy on his way to Alabama that had me go through and show him anything and everything that did not go in the air.

And lastly a young lady who said she was surrounded by trees and nothing she purchased could go over 8 feet in the air yet she wanted some good fireworks,that one was a little tough.

Yeah, big deal. I bet none of them are willingly facing a $600 fine and days in jail for setting off 'legal' fireworks.

on the plus side, my wife agreed to 'take care of' the cops when they show up. I'm not sure what that means.

Nzoner
06-28-2006, 10:33 PM
Yeah, big deal. I bet none of them are willingly facing a $600 fine and days in jail for setting off 'legal' fireworks.

on the plus side, my wife agreed to 'take care of' the cops when they show up. I'm not sure what that means.

According to the Alabama guy if any firework leaves the ground it's handcuffs and off to jail no matter what.I don't know for sure I just sold him what he asked for.

I'm not sure either but look on the bright side maybe they'll show up with a COPS camera crew and you'll get a shot at being a tv star.

Bugeater
06-28-2006, 10:36 PM
I have no idea what the penalty for illegal fireworks use is here. I should look into it sometime.

Nzoner
06-28-2006, 10:40 PM
I have no idea what the penalty for illegal fireworks use is here. I should look into it sometime.

Yeah,with what you just bought from my place that might be a good idea.




BTW,good meeting you and thanks for the business.

Donger
06-28-2006, 10:40 PM
According to the Alabama guy if any firework leaves the ground it's handcuffs and off to jail no matter what.I don't know for sure I just sold him what he asked for.

I'm not sure either but look on the bright side maybe they'll show up with a COPS camera crew and you'll get a shot at being a tv star.

Peh. I'm relatively sure that my wife can disarm any cop.

Donger
06-28-2006, 10:42 PM
I have no idea what the penalty for illegal fireworks use is here. I should look into it sometime.

http://www.fireworks.com/fireworks%5Flaws/laws_nebraska.asp

You may have county/city restrictions as well.

Bugeater
06-28-2006, 10:46 PM
Yeah,with what you just bought from my place that might be a good idea.




BTW,good meeting you and thanks for the business.
Most of the stuff is legal in the state, just not in the city. I'm not too worried, people light stuff off all the time anyway. I'd think you would have to do something pretty stupid to get in trouble.

It was worth the trip, and it probably won't be the last time you'll see me.

Nzoner
06-28-2006, 10:50 PM
http://www.fireworks.com/fireworks%5Flaws/laws_nebraska.asp


Lincoln has a 2 day selling period.

The group I manage for has some locations in Lincoln,I still find it hard to believe that those guys inventory and set up etc. fireworks for two days of sales,they must rake it in.

Bugeater
06-28-2006, 10:52 PM
http://www.fireworks.com/fireworks%5Flaws/laws_nebraska.asp

You may have county/city restrictions as well.
That doesn't tell what the penalties are, but I am somewhat disturbed that we don't require insurance for display operators.

Donger
06-28-2006, 10:54 PM
That doesn't tell what the penalties are, but I am somewhat disturbed that we don't require insurance for display operators.

The penalty is living in Omaha in the first place.

Sorry, I couldn't resist. I love Omaha, really.

Bugeater
06-28-2006, 10:56 PM
The penalty is living in Omaha in the first place.

Sorry, I couldn't resist. I love Omaha, really.
ROFL Yeah, I'm serving a life sentence.

Bwana
06-29-2006, 06:03 AM
Sounds like you may be in need of a sparkler bomb,of course I've only heard that those will uproot a tree stump.

Back in high school, we made VERY LARGE pipe bombs. We would take them out in the boonies and blow the hell out of various inanimate objects to entertain ourselves. They were also called the “DuPont lure”. They were also great for all our fishing needs when the monster Hawg refused to take other kinds tempting bait we we offering up on any given day. Looking back, we were damn lucky no one got killed with some of the stupid crap we pulled. A close call with one of my friends when we were out one day put an end to our “super fireworks.” He came very close to becoming prairie pizza.

StcChief
06-29-2006, 06:11 AM
Back in high school, we made VERY LARGE pipe bombs. We would take them out in the boonies and blow the hell out of various inanimate objects to entertain ourselves. They were also called the “DuPont lure”. They were also great for all our fishing needs when the monster Hawg refused to take other kinds tempting bait we we offering up on any given day. Looking back, we were damn lucky no one got killed with some of the stupid crap we pulled. A close call with one of my friends when we were out one day put an end to our “super fireworks.” He came very close to becoming prairie pizza.

ROFL

we did the firing of bottle rockets at other passing cars while driving.....
Object was to get one in an open window.

Like joisting....

Real M-80s blowing up everything.....We were lucky no one was killed.

Now kids riding a bicycle without a helmet is considered dangerous.

Nzoner
07-01-2006, 10:46 PM
So this guy comes into today and I start visiting with him about our different multi-shots etc.

By the time we're finished he'd invested $743 in the biggest C-Class sale I've ever made to one individual and believe me at our prices he got one helluva show.

Just had to share this story as I was a bit in awe,especially after I asked him how large a group he was entertaining and he told me just his immediate family of 5.

Mr. Kotter
07-01-2006, 11:13 PM
So this guy comes into today and I start visiting with him about our different multi-shots etc.

By the time we're finished he'd invested $743 in the biggest C-Class sale I've ever made to one individual and believe me at our prices he got one helluva show.

Just had to share this story as I was a bit in awe,especially after I asked him how large a group he was entertaining and he told me just his immediate family of 5.

Wow. :eek:

That's amazing. Someone in his family dying this year? :hmmm:

I think out of the 8 years we did the Fireworks thing, the biggest customer we had spent $480. $773 is .....wow. :clap:

Nzoner
06-22-2007, 07:42 PM
Well a new season has begun and so far on our first day a whopping 6 customers,thankfully one of them was a fairly decent sale.

I'm somewhat concerned about this season as I've heard from other firework retailers that Wednesday is the worst day the holiday could fall on,I guess I'll know for sure before long.

Deberg_1990
06-22-2007, 08:13 PM
Well a new season has begun and so far on our first day a whopping 6 customers,thankfully one of them was a fairly decent sale.

I'm somewhat concerned about this season as I've heard from other firework retailers that Wednesday is the worst day the holiday could fall on,I guess I'll know for sure before long.

Im guessing business usually doesnt pick up until next weekend at the earliest??

I know when i lived up there, i wouldnt buy them until the day of the 4th. When most places started slashing prices..

Nzoner
06-22-2007, 10:19 PM
Im guessing business usually doesnt pick up until next weekend at the earliest??

I know when i lived up there, i wouldnt buy them until the day of the 4th. When most places started slashing prices..

Yeah our heaviest days are the 1st thru the 4th but we don't slash prices,the fireworks get boxed up and shipped back.

Coach
06-22-2007, 10:21 PM
Yeah our heaviest days are the 1st thru the 4th but we don't slash prices,the fireworks get boxed up and shipped back.

And stored up for the next year's 4th of July, eh?

Guru
06-22-2007, 10:42 PM
It always starts on June 27th here in Topuka. They must know it is our anniversary that day. Something meaningful to celebrate.

Nzoner
06-30-2007, 10:32 PM
Holy shit what a freaking madhouse today,just closed up a bit ago after a $200+ sale to some folks who drove up here from Topeka because we got the good stuff.

Oh and Jazzlover and Darkwolfe if you're reading this thanks so much for driving up from KC to say hey and buy some fireworks I really appreciate it.

TinyEvel
06-30-2007, 10:36 PM
Dude, I'm coming to tthe bash. Just bought my ticket.

i'll pmail ya.

Oh, and fireworks, just to be on topic: that put me over the line to attend.
Way to go. Get me a mountain bike and I'll jump through something with my Evel helmet on.

Nzoner
07-01-2007, 12:41 AM
Dude, I'm coming to tthe bash. Just bought my ticket.

i'll pmail ya.

Oh, and fireworks, just to be on topic: that put me over the line to attend.
Way to go. Get me a mountain bike and I'll jump through something with my Evel helmet on.

I've got a decent show put together,now I just have to find a few SOBER volunteers to shoot them off.

Fairplay
07-01-2007, 12:44 AM
Dude, I'm coming to tthe bash. Just bought my ticket.

i'll pmail ya.

Oh, and fireworks, just to be on topic: that put me over the line to attend.
Way to go. Get me a mountain bike and I'll jump through something with my Evel helmet on.



So much for being sober...lol.

Phobia
07-01-2007, 01:07 AM
I've got a decent show put together,now I just have to find a few SOBER volunteers to shoot them off.

Shooting off fireworks at your house was one of the coolest times I've had north of the river.... but I definitely wasn't sober. Heh.

htismaqe
07-01-2007, 05:35 AM
We ignited just over $1000 worth last night.

We had people from town driving by and stopping, only to turn around and get out their lawn chairs...

JazzzLovr
07-01-2007, 09:21 AM
Holy shit what a freaking madhouse today,just closed up a bit ago after a $200+ sale to some folks who drove up here from Topeka because we got the good stuff.

Oh and Jazzlover and Darkwolfe if you're reading this thanks so much for driving up from KC to say hey and buy some fireworks I really appreciate it.

No problem at all. It was nice to have the manager's recommendations as we shopped! ;) We were pretty impressed with the prices too. I imagine we'll be back to shop next year!

We just kinda made a day of it. Stopped at the Jesse James antique mall and had dinner in St. Joe while we were there too. It was good to see you and Kathy again!

Tammie

Simply Red
07-01-2007, 09:32 AM
and as usual it was a pitiful day.I sure wished people would shop earlier but maybe the temptation of lighting them off is too great or the parents don't want to listen to the kids beg them to shoot something for the next two weeks.

Either way it was a slow sales day but we got alot done and the place is looking good.T-minus 10 days before all hell breaks loose.
Pardon my being uninformed; but, how are you selling these? What medium? Tent?

KCHawg
07-01-2007, 10:35 AM
My neighbor spends about 2000$ every year, he gets his fireworks from a friend at cost. Friend has a tent. One hell of a show, goes for hours. I never need to buy anything. :wayne:

Bugeater
07-01-2007, 10:37 AM
Pardon my being uninformed; but, how are you selling these? What medium? Tent?
He sells them out of the building he runs another business in.

Nzoner
07-01-2007, 03:10 PM
Pardon my being uninformed; but, how are you selling these? What medium? Tent?

Like Bugeater said it's a warehouse i have another business in,no way in hell I'm doing the tent thing,I have to have my AC.

Well back at it,just ran upstairs for a quick bite and a smoke.

Simply Red
07-01-2007, 03:19 PM
Like Bugeater said it's a warehouse i have another business in,no way in hell I'm doing the tent thing,I have to have my AC.

Well back at it,just ran upstairs for a quick bite and a smoke.

Let me ask you this:

Are you running ads on the web/banners or anything? (I'm certain you've discussed this in the past, but I haven't read it)