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Posted: 12/11/2013 1:26:31 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/11/2013 1:42:03 PM EST by Harvster]
I have seen one this year. I don't go to malls and such very often but I have only heard a solitary bell.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 1:28:22 PM EST
They're everywhere over here. Every storefront.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 1:28:47 PM EST
Charity has been taken over by scientific progressive central planning.

All praise to dear leader.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 1:28:53 PM EST
but i still hear them.. but i don't see them..

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE­EE

and ya i have not seen any this year either
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 1:30:17 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/11/2013 1:31:20 PM EST by WildBoar]
Plenty down here. In front of every store it seems. Probably because the weather is nice right now. I bet there will be less once it dips down to the 50's.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 1:31:17 PM EST
shit ton here in southern california
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 1:33:37 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/11/2013 3:51:59 PM EST by zeekh]
You're right. I haven't seen any. Usually Wally World has one

ETA: I just went to Wally World, vBell ringers were out in full force. Glad to see them
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 1:34:19 PM EST
I've seen a number of them here in LA (lower Alabama...the original)
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 1:36:02 PM EST
They're in front of the Walgreens stores here.

I did bell ringer for a day. It wasn't that bad.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 1:37:13 PM EST
I gave at the office. Want charity? Get it from Uncle Sugar.

No need for bell ringers.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 1:38:04 PM EST
EVERY DAMN TIME I go to the fucking grocery store they are there.
Fucking stalkers.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 1:38:12 PM EST
Here outside the local walmarts.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 1:40:07 PM EST
a lot of place we used to see them have had them removed, No Christian salvation allowed...only Secular Government and central planning
salvation..
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 1:40:11 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Thorazine:
Here outside the local walmarts.
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Same here.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 1:43:41 PM EST
Every store I go to has at least one outside.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 2:00:38 PM EST
Originally Posted By Harvster:
I have seen one this year. I don't go to malls and such very often but I have only heard a solitary bell.
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Where in PA are you? Here in northwest PA they are everywhere.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 2:02:41 PM EST
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Where in PA are you? Here in northwest PA they are everywhere.
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Originally Posted By Tit_Dirt:
Originally Posted By Harvster:
I have seen one this year. I don't go to malls and such very often but I have only heard a solitary bell.

Where in PA are you? Here in northwest PA they are everywhere.

They are everywhere in central PA too
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 2:04:27 PM EST
I see them here
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 2:08:59 PM EST
All over the place here. Saw a guy I know that had his two teenage sons standing in front of the grocery store ringing away, even had sheet music in front of them and the dad was walking around on the phone. I walked by and asked the boys if they were having fun, there was murder in their eyes :)

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Link Posted: 12/11/2013 2:09:12 PM EST
I see a lot of the kettle stands outside of stores, but very few ringers.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 2:11:04 PM EST
Revenue has to be down with people not carrying cash and change like they used to. Surprised they don't have the cashiers asking if you want to donate a dollar at checkout like all the other XYZ charities do at different times.

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Link Posted: 12/11/2013 2:36:23 PM EST
Saw one at Sams Club today.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 2:38:04 PM EST
The only one I've seen was in front of the state liquor store. I've been to Wal-Mart and K-Mart within the past week and haven't seen them there.

No use checking Target who gave them the ban hammer a few years ago.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 2:39:54 PM EST
Come to think of it I have not heard one yet this year.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 2:41:22 PM EST
I saw two young hotties bell ringing for SA last week. First ones I have seen in a while.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 2:43:35 PM EST
I used to do it every year with my local gun club.
The last few 5 years or so, my milk of human kindness has curdled so I don't volunteer anymore.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 2:46:45 PM EST
Come to Overland Park Kansas (Kansas City)

P-L-E-A-S-E take a few of ours!

Link Posted: 12/11/2013 2:51:39 PM EST
All over my locale.

Link Posted: 12/11/2013 2:57:12 PM EST
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Originally Posted By VBC:
The only one I've seen was in front of the state liquor store. I've been to Wal-Mart and K-Mart within the past week and haven't seen them there.

No use checking Target who gave them the ban hammer a few years ago.
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Wow I was about to say Snopes said no but apparently snopes said Yes
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 2:59:02 PM EST
All over the place around here.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 3:00:08 PM EST
nope haven't seen one yet.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 3:05:36 PM EST
There was one in front of our local walmart-probably a 50-60 year old guys with an AMAZING voice singing Christmas carols. Some people were loitering just to hear him sing.
It was very nice to experience considering all the assbaggery going on lately.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 3:14:32 PM EST
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Originally Posted By DangerJ:
They're everywhere over here. Every storefront.
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Same here.

I don't mind them, the SA does a pretty good job with their finances.

I'll usually toss in a couple of bucks.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 3:24:57 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/11/2013 3:28:22 PM EST by pcal765]
Not so many in my area as in the past.

I suspect that they get robbed too often for many stores in large swaths of Maryland, the District, and Northern Virginia to permit them.

This is a liberal area politically, so not as many people will be donating to a private / religious charity to begin with. Such an activity only angers the liberals since it implies that the Government isn't needed or doing enough.

There are some very sketchy looking bell ringers nowadays also: no uniform, looking like someone that was just released from a correctional or rehab facility, and innumerable news reports of donations going straight into the bell ringer's pocket.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 3:26:58 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/11/2013 3:27:56 PM EST by pcal765]
Double tap.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 3:28:33 PM EST
Not a bell ringer but I was in the Salvation Army Special Forces.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 3:31:09 PM EST
There do seem to be less in my area this year.




Link Posted: 12/11/2013 3:32:36 PM EST
seen them all over here
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 3:33:26 PM EST
I was ringing one for two hours Saturday morning in 7 degree weather, so yes they are out there! I enjoyed it, you'd be surprised how generous and happy people are overall.

Link Posted: 12/11/2013 3:35:43 PM EST
On a related note, are they legit? We always do toys for tots and that is thought the Salvation Army, but have never just given cash.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 3:46:34 PM EST
It's just you.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 3:48:06 PM EST
I've seen a lot, especially in front of grocery stores.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 3:52:31 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/11/2013 4:44:50 PM EST by sswfnhtu520]
I bet there will be less once it dips down to the 70's.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 3:53:26 PM EST
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Originally Posted By hkmp5s:
Not a bell ringer but I was in the Salvation Army Special Forces.
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The sunbeams?
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 3:58:24 PM EST
If they swapped them out for a machine that stops making annoying racket for a set amount of time per dollar donated, they'd probably triple their donations.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 4:02:01 PM EST
A lot fewer in my area.
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 2:32:11 AM EST
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Originally Posted By DangerJ:
They're everywhere over here. Every storefront.
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This
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 2:49:23 AM EST
Around here they are at every door going into the stores and malls.

Been that way since the beginning of November.
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 2:52:05 AM EST
Outside my local grocery store with their nasty attitude if you refuse.
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