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04/16/2005 04:13:39 PM · #1

i ended up buying before thinking
and now have 1000 tacks (significantly more than in my pic)

at 0.5 cent each - it will not break the bank but i was wondering what the average price for a tack was ?
04/16/2005 04:16:42 PM · #2
i bought a pack of 25 for $1.29 so thats about 5 cents each
04/16/2005 04:21:55 PM · #3
Had 'em for at least 8 years. Belonged to my grandad afore that.

No, I'm really not joking it's absolutely true.
04/16/2005 04:45:50 PM · #4
I couldn't find one lousy tack in the whole house. I had to goto the dollar store.
04/16/2005 04:49:56 PM · #5
Just used the ones I already had. Missed out on the rubber duck challenge because I didn't have one of those!
04/16/2005 04:50:06 PM · #6
I spent 4 for 4 packs of different types and did not enter the challenge. But I am going to recover that money using them.
04/16/2005 04:52:36 PM · #7
I have about 8 billion push pins between here and the office, but not one thumb tack. So, I went and purchased 100 of them for 89 cents. (and $1.50 worth of gas to get to and from the store.)
04/16/2005 04:58:26 PM · #8
Yes I did. Just look on the bright side we can write them off as an expense on our TAX next year.

Message edited by author 2005-04-16 16:58:47.
04/16/2005 05:29:00 PM · #9
Yes I did buy tacks. The sad :( thing is I did not even enter the challenge.
04/16/2005 09:59:43 PM · #10
I would have bought tacks - but I didn't have the time - I'm really annoyed because I think a couple of the high scorers will be of shots fairly similar to some of the ideas I had (chances are they executed it better than I would have though :P!).

I didn't buy rubber ducks either - but I did go up to the shops specifically to buy grapes, food dye, and searched frantically for a blue background only not to submit anything in the end anyway !
04/16/2005 10:04:22 PM · #11
i had tacks, and rubber ducks, and grapes, and water, and blue backgrounds, and a camera, and beer, and all sorts of other things that are completely irrevelant.


04/16/2005 10:06:11 PM · #12
Originally posted by PhotoRyno:

Yes I did buy tacks. The sad :( thing is I did not even enter the challenge.


I also bought tacks. I didn't get done in time to enter. Bummer!

400 for 3.88

Message edited by author 2005-04-16 22:18:46.
04/16/2005 10:08:28 PM · #13
I bought only the finest tacks for my entry. Nothing but the best for you guys. :)

04/16/2005 11:03:39 PM · #14
I tried to capture a balloon bursting.

Bought my tacks, bought my balloons and I couldn't pull it off.

Sad, sad, sad.

So now I have a box of tacks.
04/16/2005 11:19:47 PM · #15
I bought 20 tacks for 55 pennies but then three hours before the submission deadline, summarily feel asleep exhausted and woke after the midnight deadline to have 20 tacks, no picture and nothing to hang. Maybe there will be a "Tacks: Returned" challenge. Or I will donate them to the "Tacks" Relief Fund.
04/16/2005 11:39:33 PM · #16
Used the "already been tacked" tacks that have been poking around for a milennia.

I find that old tacks rarely die, they just lay around in the dust and get "tacky"
04/17/2005 12:21:57 AM · #17
Heavens, no. I robbed the bulletin board in the kitchen of every tack that wasn't nailed down.
04/17/2005 12:25:21 AM · #18
just used ones i already had. I didnt clean them and i have had a few comments on them being a little dirty. Oops. I just say it is part of my "art" hehe, (hitting forhead saying little details little details) LOL
04/17/2005 12:26:44 AM · #19
I stole mine, got arrested for stealing, put in jail, missed the challenge because of it and ended up seeing a judge today for bail and it cost me $1000 for bail. SO, for the 5 tacks I stole it has now cost me 1 chalenge, 1 day in lost time and approx. $500 in lost wages. I believe that averages out to $300 per tack. I better get a ribbon for attempting the challenge or at the least a good lawyer from DPC. Either way I'm sure I'll stick around.
04/17/2005 12:42:50 AM · #20
STRESSFUL CHALLENGE:
Friday! workday, a little tiny bit of Friday Funnery for inspiration, home with a plan, lost power in middle of the shoot... got the power back 1/2 before deadline (deadline is an hour earlier here)... Popped off the shot, downloaded, lightening fast post editing and uploaded with 40 seconds to spare. WHEW,
Finally food.
04/17/2005 01:11:11 AM · #21
only had 2 and 1 1/2hrs to do something with them, thats why I'm heading down the Brown route !!!!!!!LOL
04/17/2005 01:37:56 AM · #22
Bought a box, made a setup, dog knocked it over... Still finding tacks...

Robt.
04/17/2005 02:23:56 AM · #23
I went to the dollar store and bought 100 tacks for $1.00, 1 cent a piece isn't bad.
04/17/2005 09:44:22 AM · #24
I'm certain from comments made about my image that people outside the UK don't know what carpet tacks are. I had a supply in stock with 'Carpet Tacks' clearly marked on the box so no shopping was needed. I suppose this word definition thing is always going to colour how people vote. If voters outside the UK think I've used nails then the marks will be downgraded accordingly. The only way round this difficulty is for more direction in the challenge instructions - but that would spoil half the fun of finding ways of interpreting the theme. No way round this little problem I'm afraid.
04/17/2005 09:47:46 AM · #25
I do not think I voted anyone less than a 5 =) Since the challenge wasn't specific, anything that performed a "tack" property got it for me... plus the sailing and horse tack (great creative thinking).

I went to Office Depot to pick up office supplies and found their collection of tacks... I went crazy!!! My tacks costed me $6! Now I have no idea what to do with them... maybe I'll actually start using my bullitin board and tack photos on it? haha
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