Season 2, Episode 5
The Sidewalk Stash
The guys join in a town sidewalk sale.
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After taking inventory of the merchandise in the Secret Stash basement, Ming suggests a way to sell some of it: Red Bank's annual Sidewalk Sale. A dubious Walt gives Ming the OK to proceed, and Ming sets up a table in front of the store and begins trying to sell comic books by the pound. Sales are slow to start, but pick up when Ming builds the "Wheel of Comics," which customers can spin to win various discounts. After seven hours, Ming moves nearly all his merchandise and triumphantly reports making $90 for the store -- but is quickly deflated when Bryan points out that the profits don't even cover Ming's salary for the day. Also, Walt purchases a case of Kryptonite Rocks and a Star Wars LaserDisc, and convinces a customer to invest in first printings of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #2, #3 and #4 rather than a third printing of issue #1.