January 17, 2018
I don’t believe it. A few high flaunting terms and a bit of “Tiffany Charm,” and old Ed appears to become silly putty in Tiff’s hands. And to think, she only got a 47 on her last exam.
If Tiffany manages to pull this off, she should send a thank you letter to Cynthia Jha.
Ed says, “Objects du artsy” which is close enough to the actual term to make me think that Ed is not quite as dumb as he is trying to appear.
I never would have believed these two would start a partnership. Now we need to get Zebo to join them.
What an odd couple!
Tiffany’s found her calling
This is still all very suspicious. How does a junk peddler suddenly have buyers lined up for a $4,000 lamp? And Ed doesn’t have $4,000 – or $2,000 – or $1,000 on him. If Tiff lets him walk out with anything, I’m already crying for her.
I sense a partnership coming up between Tiffany and Ed in the near future.
Instead of going to antiques roadshow, Tiffany should host it.
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Tune in again tomorrow for part 3.
Let’s put some square wheels on this – he hasn’t left with the stuff yet.
Watch out Ed, you’re being played – or is it a golden chance to upgrade Ed’s junk trade…?
Hang on… a year ago, Cheap Ed wanted Gunther to pay him $200 to haul off Mom’s furniture, not knowing that some of the objects could sell for a half-decent amount. Cheap Ed didn’t bother consulting the Internet back then. And now he’s Internet savvy?
Just a few minutes ago (comic strip time), he offered Tiff $3 for that very same lamp, not bothering to tap his newfound Internet-savviness. Greg probably could have drawn him with his baseball cap turned forwards, because, as we all know, doing so magically adds +25 IQ to the wearer! :-)
How many of his clients would have the cash to splash on the stuff Tiffany’s trying to pawn off on him though? He might be dumb enough to buy it and put himself out of business based on his appearance.
Sort of like the difference between a garage sale and trash day; being how close your stuff is placed near the curb….
This want last long.
Oh boy. Oh boy. Ed is about to get an "Ed"ucation. Hope he can afford the cost of tuition.
wow, Ed, you got hired by the right customer
Well Tiffany could channel Stacy London from “What Not To Wear” show and transform ED into a decent looking salesman peddling high-end stuff. She did a good job makeovering Gunther and Bernice. Help him launch his junkyard status to an auction house. Although she failed that economics class, she knows marketing. She proves that here.
I wonder if Ed realizes that he might have found a new Business Partner? I wonder if Tiffany realizes that she might have found a new Business?
From buttload to fat wad
Wow. Go Tiffany!
She’s either a con or dumb or both. If it’s really worth that much why does she need Ed? Why not sell it herself.
what the object is worth and what someone is willing to pay for it at a given time are very different sometimes .
First you need to FIND the high-end stuff to sell and people willing to take peanuts for it. Good luck, not everyone is as desperate as Tiffany.
I see Tiff as a consultant for Ed
Past tense of ‘crapolini’?
I must say I’m impressed. Tiff seems to have taken the wrong kind of buyer and convinced him to be the right kind. Still, she’s going to run out of stuff to sell sooner or later.
Have we ever seen Tiff with so much confidence
Who you calling a fat wad!?
And this was the day when Ed’s life changed completely. Let’s hope. I like the idea of Tiffany being able to change lives for the better thanks to her economic knowledge. And if Ed is intelligent, as I think, he can propose to Tiffany to become his furniture and artistic objects consultant. It would be the turning point for both!
Or, as others in this gig would put it, Yuuuuup.
If Tiff is so knowledgeable about cost-benefit margins, how is it then that she let Bets fleece her on the lingerie she sold on eBay?
This has been a rather bizarre arc and went pretty much where nobody expected it to.
“Look, fat, here’s the deal…”
Judging by that second panel, that dude must be high AF right now.
Tiff just might have a business model here.
So why doesn’t she just sell the items herself instead of through a junk dealer?
new job Tiff! appraiser!
The outcome of this exchange is still open, but one thing I can say is that Tiffany is showing more acumen than many, including me, than would be expected. I have no idea where Greg is going with this but hilarity will ensue.
Looks like Tif is heading into a new occupation!
If I didn’t know better, I’d say she was trying to flirt with him in order for him to agree with her.
Is that a “Tiffany” lamp?
Mmmm…with Tiff’s knowledge of expensive furniture, iHaul may venture into a new market.
Wonder if Ed is related to Ox
“It’s” only worth as much as you can find someone to make an offer on it. I try to explain this concept to my 17 year old son, who thinks EBay is a potential gold mine he can make a fortune on.
You found a market niche! Attagirl, Tiffany!
Bring back the real Tiffany. Light weight in every way.
ED’s twin brother Greg appeared in the strip last year.
Maybe ED will fare better, but he should avoid Les.
One persons crapola is another persons objects du artsy
That lamp would be perfect for eBay, why not have Bets take care of this rather than some clueless bum?
Maybe Ed will hire Tiffany and they will go into the antique business and be a success. He’s got the truck and she knows her antiques.
Interesting twist. It still doesn’t mean Ed should give her 3/4 value on things. As for a new business model and partner for Ed, could be. Could also be the opening Tiffany needs for her road to riches. Much better than her past would have indicated
what I’m seeing is a possible partnership – she prices out items and he buys at a low/fair price and sells them at a profit.
Meanwhile, can you see where this is going? Tiffany is going to be in business soon.
but he’ll need a divvy, ahem.
Now Ed just has to have a few thousand dollars ready to buy.
Ed needs a $2000 suit and a locked invitation-only private viewing room with a bar behind a curtain.
Granted no one died, but Tiffany’s items are the types of things that those who manage estate sales would like to sell.
Hmmm, I see a future collaboration here. Tiff’s luxury item knowledge and Ed’s acquisition capability. Voila – a consulting position!
Tiffany’s a bit of a"fat wad",too.
Ole’ I-Haul is getting a over-haul on his u-haul. And who says modern education ain’t worth a toot. This is our tax dollars at work.
Where was Tiff’s newfound business acumen when she was selling upscale undies and clothing via Gunther’s EBAY account? Now she’s taking one business course, which she’s flunking, and now she is ripe with a business plan.
Oh! By the way. Didn’t Bets say that Tiff’s Soufflé undies alone would cover her dorm room? Why the dire straights now? Just Luanniverse I suppose.
I do hope this is the intro for Tiffany becoming financially independent. As they say; The best revenge is to live well.
I think I see entrpenuership blossoming. Procure the sale, then work the angle of him becoming your employee or your sub-contractor. Then sit back and watch your moxie work for you. Your new angles will work better for you than your old ones ever did. Best revenge on monster woman is you becoming a success at all you do!
Color me skeptical. The whole scenario about Cheap Ed becoming a seller of pre-loved luxury goods is pretty ridiculous. The transformation doesn’t happen overnight. He’d need to garner a new reputation, and build a new customer base. That takes a lot of time. And a long-term partnership? Questionable.
And the next question is… how can he/they sustain this? Tiff has a (single) roomful of luxury goods. If Ed mortgages his house and buys her stuff at her price, and magically sells it at a profit, then what next? Where will the next infusion of luxury goods come from? Other ex-rich kids on the skids? Right now, he’s in the trade he knows… a constant stream of college kids moving out, selling their cheap junk, new college kids moving in, buying cheap junk. Tiff, all by herself, cannot possibly be the source of new stock. The gravy train will quickly grind to a halt.
The benefits of having a common language.
Such an interesting (and odd) series of panels this week with Ed and Tiffany. It will be very entertaining to see how this develops. The possibilities are intriguing. Any wagers on the outcomes?!?? Here are the odds as I see them:
A) Tiffany and Ed form a partnership that is successful and Tiffany is no longer financially destitute and she becomes independant from Annie and Tom “Cat”.(I would say, 10-1 odds sounds about right)
B) Tiffany and Ed form a partnership, but it goes horribly wrong and both lose the shirts off their backs. (I would say, 5-1 odds)
C) Tiffany helps Ed do the first sale in some fashion from her stuff…. then Ed sells the rest, and Tiffany has enough money for a while, but her financial instability continues to be the on-going theme. (Honestly, I suspect 1.1 – 1 odds would be the best anyone could hope for.)
So, Tiff, who couldn’t pass her first test in a business course understands “cost benefit margins”? Does Ed look like someone who could sell high-end furniture? Would he have the cash reserve to give Tiff the money she wants for her stuff?
Watch the hand, missy! That’ll get you hauled in front of HR.
And a partnership is born!
I’m enjoying the saga of Tiffany, as she continues to gain experience and knowledge as she navigates her way into being an adult. She’s, currently, one of the best stories in “Luann.” :)
Looks like the start of a beautiful relationship!!
A career future?
I’m telling you – this is the business opportunity she seeks, and in partnership with a guy who will be willing to do all the heavy lifting.
well that’s weird … about 50 posts just disappeared,
I’m trying to find that sequence where the football team helped Tiffany move into her dorm room. Anyone out there have that date? I wasn’t reading the strip then. Thanks!
So, if Tiff and Ed going to be the next “American Pickers?” I’ll be glad for the day when Tiff can tell Ann where to stick it.
“so, Ize give you twenty bucks for the table instead of 7”
120k for a banana duct-taped to a wall.
You took the words right out of my mouth, Mr. Ed!
With respect to Charles Schulz and his Peanuts, I suspect that Ed is actually Pigpen all grown up.
An interesting turn of events. Tiffany is giving Ed something of a business upgrade. With the profits he can be making, he could hire her as a part-time consultant. Pawn Stars call in consultants all the time. She could do this job and still continue with the Fuse and her studies.
In the meantime, she’s getting ready for her big move to a smaller room. While the shared rooms are cheaper, perhaps she can find a smaller single room. And let’s not forget about her cosmetology skills. If all goes well with Ed, perhaps she can give him a makeover as well, to attract richer clientele.
I’m guessing Tiffany went to Ed this time (instead of Bets and Gunther) because with Ed she can have the upper hand (so to speak), push him around to her way of thinking. With Bets and Gunther they (essentially) pushed her around since they had all the skills for posting on e-bay which Tiffany doesn’t have (she could if she would make an effort).
Proceed With Caution! Here’s hoping Tiffany’s idea actually works out!
I’m guessing the table and lamp belong to Tiffany’s dad and that they may not be hers to sell. I imagine a scenario where Ed buys and peddles the items, and Ann (or Tom) spots and recognizes them (at some high end auction).
Hmmm. Her new biz partner.
Tomorrow Ed says "You gotta be kiddin’! and walks out.
By George, I think he’s got it. Now all he needs is the money and knowledge.
A business marriage made in Heck.
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