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The Yahoo Store was the Yahoo-based marketplace of Homestar Runner merchandise that ran from May 23, 2005 to March 23, 2015. It was based off of Yahoo's Small Business E-Commerence system.
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The '''Yahoo Store''' was the Yahoo-based marketplace of Homestar Runner merchandise that ran from May 23, 2005 to March 23, 2015. It was based off of Yahoo's Small Business E-Commerence system.
On April 1, 2015, the store was officially made password-protected and is now defunct.  
On April 1, 2015, the store was officially made password-protected and is now defunct.  
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'''Page Title:''' All Types of Crazy Crap
'''Page Title:''' All Types of Crazy Crap
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==Archived Front Page News==
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==Front Page News==
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===June 13, 2014===
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*[[Store Front Page News 2005]]
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*[[Store Front Page News 2006]]
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*[[Store Front Page News 2007]]
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*[[Store Front Page News 2008]]
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*[[Store Front Page News 2009]]
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*[[Store Front Page News 2010]]
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*[[Store Front Page News 2011]]
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*[[Store Front Page News 2012]]
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*[[Store Front Page News 2013]]
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*[[Store Front Page News 2014]]
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'''NOW ACCEPTING AMEX AND DISCOVER!!!'''
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==Final Offerings==
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Thanks for your patience as we make changes to our store. We can now accept Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Discover and PayPal. We accept so many payment methods that you'll want to place multiple orders!! Keep watching this space as we announce more changes to our store
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===June 12, 2014===
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:''Note: This news might have appeared on the front page earlier.''
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'''CHANGES ARE COMING !!!'''
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We know the store is looking a bit dated, but changes are coming. First, we are making some "behind the scenes" changes which unfortunately, means we won't be able to accept Visa and MasterCard for a few days. The good news is that we will still be able to accept PayPal orders. Plus, when credit card processing is back up and running, we'll be able to accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover! Thanks for your patience and keep watching this space for more changes to our store.
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===November 23, 2013===
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:''Note: This news might have appeared on the front page earlier.''
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'''DECEMBERWEEN CARD SALE !!'''
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This Decemberween, send a greeting card that says, "Remember how much time we wasted in college watching Strong Bad cartoons?"
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Re-connect with all of your fellow "Delete Heads" this holiday season by sending one of our exclusive Decemberween greeting cards. You get three Homestar cards wishing you "death defying entertainment," three cards from the Brothers Strong in "soft focus" and three festive greetings from The Stick. (All are blank inside, envelopes included) Order now and get $2 off our regular price. Happy Decemberween!
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===May 16, 2011===
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'''50% OFF SALE!!!'''
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We've slashed prices on our most popular items and now you can get them for half price! ALL Figurines, DVDs, CDs and patches are an incredible 50% off!
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===Older News===
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*''To view older news, see '''Store Front Page News [[Store Front Page News 2012|2012]], [[Store Front Page News 2011|2011]], [[Store Front Page News 2010|2010]], [[Store Front Page News 2009|2009]], [[Store Front Page News 2008|2008]], [[Store Front Page News 2007|2007]]''', '''[[Store Front Page News 2006|2006]]''', and '''[[Store Front Page News 2005|2005]]'''''.
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==Products Offered==
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=== Combo Menu Values! ===
=== Combo Menu Values! ===
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* [[Store Combos]]
* [[Store Combos]]
===Clothing===
===Clothing===
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* [[Store T-Shirts]]
* [[Store T-Shirts]]
* [[Store Baby Clothes]]
* [[Store Baby Clothes]]
===Accessories===
===Accessories===
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*[[Store Accessories#Tote Bags|Tote Bags]]
*[[Store Accessories#Tote Bags|Tote Bags]]
===Toys===
===Toys===
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*[[Store Toys#Collectible Figurines|Collectible Figurines]]
*[[Store Toys#Collectible Figurines|Collectible Figurines]]
===CD/DVDs/Video Game===
===CD/DVDs/Video Game===
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*[[Store CD/DVDs]]
*[[Store CD/DVDs]]
*[[Strong Bad's Cool Game For Attractive People]]
*[[Strong Bad's Cool Game For Attractive People]]
===2-Dimensional Stuff===
===2-Dimensional Stuff===
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* [[Store Posters]]
* [[Store Posters]]
* [[Store Other 2-D Stuff]]
* [[Store Other 2-D Stuff]]
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===Freebies===
===Freebies===
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* [[Store Freebies]]
* [[Store Freebies]]
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===No Longer Available===
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*[[Store Accessories#Baseball Caps|Baseball Caps]]
*[[Store Accessories#Baseball Caps|Baseball Caps]]
*[[Store Accessories#Beanie Caps|Beanie Caps]]
*[[Store Accessories#Beanie Caps|Beanie Caps]]
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*''See also [[Store Freebies#Past Freebies|past freebies]] for freebies no longer offered.''
*''See also [[Store Freebies#Past Freebies|past freebies]] for freebies no longer offered.''
*''See also [[Store T-Shirts#Discontinued Shirts|discontinued shirts]] for shirts no longer offered.''
*''See also [[Store T-Shirts#Discontinued Shirts|discontinued shirts]] for shirts no longer offered.''
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==Store Footer==
==Store Footer==
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*'''Winter Theme:''' January 18, 2008 – May 22, 2008
*'''Winter Theme:''' January 18, 2008 – May 22, 2008
*'''Spring Theme:''' May 22, 2008 – October 6, 2009
*'''Spring Theme:''' May 22, 2008 – October 6, 2009
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*'''New Autumn Theme:''' October 7, 2009 – ''Footer Conclusion''
====Time of day changes====
====Time of day changes====
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==Flash Scenes==
==Flash Scenes==
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*After buying something, you were once taken to one of several short [[Store Thank You Messages]].  They stopped playing on October 9, 2008.
*After buying something, you were once taken to one of several short [[Store Thank You Messages]].  They stopped playing on October 9, 2008.
*When you looked at your shopping cart, various items would randomly generate small Flash scenes with text on the page, with links to other popular items:
*When you looked at your shopping cart, various items would randomly generate small Flash scenes with text on the page, with links to other popular items:
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===Local Business Area Stores===
===Local Business Area Stores===
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According to a former page on the Store, independent comic book, music/video, and other specialty shops would now have an opportunity to sell H*R merchandise (The Brothers Chaps say that they must never have a sale on the products or have the prices lower than TBC have them marked, to keep sales good). They used to be found with the [[HRStore:storelocator.html|store locator]].
According to a former page on the Store, independent comic book, music/video, and other specialty shops would now have an opportunity to sell H*R merchandise (The Brothers Chaps say that they must never have a sale on the products or have the prices lower than TBC have them marked, to keep sales good). They used to be found with the [[HRStore:storelocator.html|store locator]].
===Google Product Search===
===Google Product Search===
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If you searched for Homestar Runner at [http://www.google.com/shopping Google Shopping] (formerly Froogle, then Google Product Search), you could see H*R products being sold at various other stores.
If you searched for Homestar Runner at [http://www.google.com/shopping Google Shopping] (formerly Froogle, then Google Product Search), you could see H*R products being sold at various other stores.
===Magazines===
===Magazines===
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Homestar merchandise also turns up in the occasional issue of Previews Magazine (limited on-line version can be seen [http://previews.diamondcomics.com here]), which lists upcoming items available for purchase through local comic stores.
Homestar merchandise also turns up in the occasional issue of Previews Magazine (limited on-line version can be seen [http://previews.diamondcomics.com here]), which lists upcoming items available for purchase through local comic stores.
===Comic Cons===
===Comic Cons===
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[[Image:Comic Con.jpg|thumb|Some seriously nerdy stuff]]
[[Image:Comic Con.jpg|thumb|Some seriously nerdy stuff]]
Merchandise was available for sale at Comic Conventions and shows around the country throughout 2005. The Homestar Runner booth was staffed by [[Don and Harriet Chapman|Strong Dad and The Mother Chaps]]. Those who attended had a chance to win door prizes consisting of autographed merchandise. Freebies were included within every purchase.
Merchandise was available for sale at Comic Conventions and shows around the country throughout 2005. The Homestar Runner booth was staffed by [[Don and Harriet Chapman|Strong Dad and The Mother Chaps]]. Those who attended had a chance to win door prizes consisting of autographed merchandise. Freebies were included within every purchase.
===DragonCon===
===DragonCon===
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Merchandise was also sold at booth #101 in the Exhibitor's Hall for all 4 days of [http://www.dragoncon.org/ DragonCon] in Atlanta, Georgia. The Homestar Runner booth was staffed by the Brothers Chaps, the Family Chaps, and other members of the Homestar crew.
Merchandise was also sold at booth #101 in the Exhibitor's Hall for all 4 days of [http://www.dragoncon.org/ DragonCon] in Atlanta, Georgia. The Homestar Runner booth was staffed by the Brothers Chaps, the Family Chaps, and other members of the Homestar crew.
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===Telltale Store===
===Telltale Store===
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Following the [[Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People]] announcement, certain items of Strong Bad related merchandise were added to the [[Telltale Games]] online store.
Following the [[Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People]] announcement, certain items of Strong Bad related merchandise were added to the [[Telltale Games]] online store.
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===Goofs===
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*On the Store Locator map, Wisconsin was spelled "Wisonsin".
*On the Store Locator map, Wisconsin was spelled "Wisonsin".
*On the Store Locator map, the links for Alberta and British Columbia were backwards; clicking Alberta referenced an anchor labeled "#BC", while clicking British Colombia references "#ALB".  
*On the Store Locator map, the links for Alberta and British Columbia were backwards; clicking Alberta referenced an anchor labeled "#BC", while clicking British Colombia references "#ALB".  
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===Inside References===
===Inside References===
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*The Store Locator on the yahoo store featured The United States and Canada in white underwear, a reference to [[weird dream]].
*The Store Locator on the yahoo store featured The United States and Canada in white underwear, a reference to [[weird dream]].
*The store's footer at the bottom of the store was Bubs's "checkitout" dance from [[Lookin at a Thing in a Bag]].
*The store's footer at the bottom of the store was Bubs's "checkitout" dance from [[Lookin at a Thing in a Bag]].
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===Real-World References===
===Real-World References===
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*The "Trogdor High-Score Club" patch may have been a takeoff of the old [[Wikipedia:Activision|Activision]] club patches where sending a picture of a high score from the game would result in getting a patch.
*The "Trogdor High-Score Club" patch may have been a takeoff of the old [[Wikipedia:Activision|Activision]] club patches where sending a picture of a high score from the game would result in getting a patch.
==External Links==
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*[http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://store.yahoo.com/homestarrunner/ view archived versions of the store]
*[http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://store.yahoo.com/homestarrunner/ view archived versions of the store]
*[[HR:storeflash/bubsfooter.swf|view the footer at the bottom of the store]]
*[[HR:storeflash/bubsfooter.swf|view the footer at the bottom of the store]]
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*[[HR:storeflash/tshirts.swf|view the musical T-shirt selection]]
*[[HR:storeflash/tshirts.swf|view the musical T-shirt selection]]
*[[HR:storeflash/storemap.swf|view the Store Map]]
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Revision as of 15:22, 1 October 2015

Homestore Runner!

The Yahoo Store was the Yahoo-based marketplace of Homestar Runner merchandise that ran from May 23, 2005 to March 23, 2015. It was based off of Yahoo's Small Business E-Commerence system.

On April 1, 2015, the store was officially made password-protected and is now defunct.

Page Title: All Types of Crazy Crap

Contents

Front Page News

Final Offerings

Combo Menu Values!

Clothing

Accessories

Toys

CD/DVDs/Video Game

2-Dimensional Stuff

Freebies

Discontinued Products

  • Baseball Caps
  • Beanie Caps
  • Messenger Bags
  • Hooded Sweatshirts
  • Polo Shirts
  • Tattoos — Featuring images of Homestar Runner, Strong Bad, Strong Badia themes, and others
  • Floaty pens — One side of this pen features The Cheat in the tire moving back and forth in front of the Strong Badia background. The other side of the pen displays the Strong Badia Flag.
  • MiniPins — An older set of six colorful MiniPins featuring the most popular Homestar characters
  • Buttons — Colorful Magnetized Character Buttons
  • Strong Bad Mask — As seen in Sample of Style Too
  • Stickers — Hi My Name Is _______
  • Kick The Cheat
  • See also past freebies for freebies no longer offered.
  • See also discontinued shirts for shirts no longer offered.

Store Footer

The footer

The store footer was a small animation at the bottom of every store page. It featured Bubs at his concession stand, doing his "checkitout checkitout" dance from Lookin at a Thing in a Bag (but without sound). The animation changed throughout the day and year. If you clicked on the 'D' in "BUBS' CONCES5ION STAND", Homestar Runner would run in, do his part of the dance, and leave. In the winter theme, Homestar wore his hat from The Best Decemberween Ever.

Time of year changes

  • Summer Theme: Footer Introduction – November 15, 2005
  • Autumn Theme: November 16, 2005 – January 8, 2006
  • Winter Theme: January 9, 2006 – March 23, 2006
  • Summer Theme: March 24, 2006 – November 7, 2006
  • Autumn Theme: November 8, 2006 – January 20, 2007
  • Winter Theme: January 21, 2007 – April 1, 2007
  • Spring Theme: April 2, 2007 – October 2, 2007
  • Autumn Theme: October 2, 2007 – January 18, 2008
  • Winter Theme: January 18, 2008 – May 22, 2008
  • Spring Theme: May 22, 2008 – October 6, 2009
  • New Autumn Theme: October 7, 2009 – Footer Conclusion

Time of day changes

  • Sunrise: 4:00 a.m. – 6:00 a.m.
  • Day: 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunset: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Night: 8:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m.

Images




Flash Scenes

  • After buying something, you were once taken to one of several short Store Thank You Messages. They stopped playing on October 9, 2008.
  • When you looked at your shopping cart, various items would randomly generate small Flash scenes with text on the page, with links to other popular items:
    • Strong Bad standing alone with a "GARBAGE SALE" sign
      STRONG BAD: Oh yeah?! You think that stuff is so great? Well, check out this other crap!!
    • Flicking the lightswitch, with a glowstick:
      THE CHEAT: "They told me to tell you that you'd also like these things.* Meh!" (*translated from the cheat)
    • Dancing at the concession stand:
      BUBS: If you like that stuff, check this junk out!
    • Trogdor chasing a peasant, both drawn in pixel art
      TROGDOR: This other stuff'll really burninate your cottage, peasant.
    • Running in place:
      HOMESTAR RUNNER: Oh hello. Umm... you forgot to buy this other stuff that you like.

Other Places To Buy

Local Business Area Stores

According to a former page on the Store, independent comic book, music/video, and other specialty shops would now have an opportunity to sell H*R merchandise (The Brothers Chaps say that they must never have a sale on the products or have the prices lower than TBC have them marked, to keep sales good). They used to be found with the store locator.

Google Product Search

If you searched for Homestar Runner at Google Shopping (formerly Froogle, then Google Product Search), you could see H*R products being sold at various other stores.

Magazines

Homestar merchandise also turns up in the occasional issue of Previews Magazine (limited on-line version can be seen here), which lists upcoming items available for purchase through local comic stores.

Comic Cons

Some seriously nerdy stuff

Merchandise was available for sale at Comic Conventions and shows around the country throughout 2005. The Homestar Runner booth was staffed by Strong Dad and The Mother Chaps. Those who attended had a chance to win door prizes consisting of autographed merchandise. Freebies were included within every purchase.

DragonCon

Merchandise was also sold at booth #101 in the Exhibitor's Hall for all 4 days of DragonCon in Atlanta, Georgia. The Homestar Runner booth was staffed by the Brothers Chaps, the Family Chaps, and other members of the Homestar crew.

This location was parodied in the short toon TrogdorCon '97.

Telltale Store

Following the Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People announcement, certain items of Strong Bad related merchandise were added to the Telltale Games online store.

Fun Facts

Trivia

  • While loading the musical shirt selection, a message flashed, reading "loading shirtfun".
  • While loading a "Thank-you" message, a loading screen appeared reading "load 'er up".
  • The Kick The Cheat plush toy was not available for purchase for a five-month period beginning 12 April 2005.
  • In October 2009, the store received its own domain. The store's URL is now "http://www.homestarrunnerstore.com", as opposed to "http://homestarrunner.stores.yahoo.net".
    • The main pages continued to link to the domain the store sat at in 2004 (http://www.homestarrunner.com/store.html) rather than the current URL.

Goofs

  • On the Store Locator map, Wisconsin was spelled "Wisonsin".
  • On the Store Locator map, the links for Alberta and British Columbia were backwards; clicking Alberta referenced an anchor labeled "#BC", while clicking British Colombia references "#ALB".
  • On the Store Locator map, Pennsylvania was not clickable, even though there is a store in the Pennsylvania section of the list.
  • Nebraska, Oklahoma, Virginia, Wisconsin, Minnesota and British Columbia (Canada) were clickable on the Store Locator map even though there are no stores listed for these states.
  • The July 23, 2007 front page update claimed the toy sale ended on "Sunday, August 4" (a Saturday), although the Collectible Figurines page had the correct date of August 5th.
  • When looking at your shopping cart, the link for Kick the Cheat was still on, instead of it being taken out. However, instead of going to its page, you would get redirected to the shop homepage.
  • There was a typo in the laptop skins description which said "slightly shutgunned".

Inside References

  • The Store Locator on the yahoo store featured The United States and Canada in white underwear, a reference to weird dream.
  • The store's footer at the bottom of the store was Bubs's "checkitout" dance from Lookin at a Thing in a Bag.
  • The "GARBAGE SALE" sign with the "B" crossed out was a reference to garage sale.
  • "Support the Municipality!" was a reference to an Easter egg in the email disconnected.
  • The page title was a reference to The Best Decemberween Ever.
  • The "slightly shotgunned" laptop skin referred to the Easter egg in virus, where the Compy was being sold as such.

Real-World References

  • The "Trogdor High-Score Club" patch may have been a takeoff of the old Activision club patches where sending a picture of a high score from the game would result in getting a patch.

External Links


Preceded by:
Flash Store
Store Navigation
May 23, 2005-March 23, 2015
Succeeded by:
Shopify Store


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