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On Sale, Huh?

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There’s a precious metals dealer in my town that has, in recent years, been paying for very big ads in the local paper. Until recently, their headline read “Record gold prices? It is only the beginning!”

For obvious reasons, they’ve moved away from that headline, since it stopped being true, oh, about two freaking years ago. Now they’ve got a much smaller ad with a much different headline:

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