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Thread: Viva "Super Viva Home" !!!!!!!

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan

    Viva "Super Viva Home" !!!!!!!

    I've found a replacement for my beloved Joyful really it is, I could not believe it

    On the way home from Joyful Honda, just as I get off one expressway, and PAY to get on another one, there is this HUGE billboard that says "SUPER Viva Home".......... I figured it was a DIY place, and it is in an area that used to be all industrial, but they are now building shopping centers, and multiplexes. I thought I should give it a try, often I've found new DIY shops that are more Walmart than Borg, so I was not too optimistic, well boy am I ever glad to be DEAD wrong!! {(.)}

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    Just a couple of shots, I was so stunned walking around that I forgot to take pics!

    This place is easily twice as big as Joyful Honda, maybe even 3 times as big, and I did not go into the garden center, or the second floor where the "Auto-Zone" is......HUGE!

    Heck they have 3100 parking spots!

    The prices are very similar to Joyful, some things are lower, some are a bit higher. Thing is, the new place has a few things going for it;

    One: The new place is only 30 minutes from my house, WAY less time driving, gas used etc.

    Two: I only have to use one expressway, this costs $7 each way, Joyful costs me a total of $13.50 each way.

    Three: New place has a "Points Card" you get points for each thing you buy, and then you get money back. To get even more points back if I use the new credit card I have from them, I get DOUBLE the points. This will pay the toll road fees each time I go, as I SELDOM spend less than $200 each time I go. I go about once every six weeks, and I usually buy a bunch of stuff for the Liquor shop too.
    Four: Next to the new place, is a self serve gas stand, again, if I use my new place CC there, I get 4 yen off a liter of gas!

    I pay 165 yen a liter in Tokyo, out there, the price is 144, and with the extra discount, I get it for 140 yen a liter! {(.)}

    My little truck takes about 40 liters of gas, so that saves me about $10 a tank on gas.

    I have no problem with having another credit card, I use them seldom, and pay them off each month.

    Boy this new place, Super Viva Home is just fantastic, SO MUCH more stuff, and the selection is HUGE, the service is good too, I really do not think I'll be heading out to Joyful anymore.

    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    You sound like a kid who just discovered a toy store (with a big candy department to boot) within bicycle distance from home.

    Just as Home Depot pulls customers away from the Mom and Pop hardware stores here in the States, it sounds like Viva is trying to take the "joy" out of Joyful Honda.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    No, not all of SoCal is Los Angeles!
    Great report. I love those 'accidental' finds that turn out really well.
    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
    - Arthur C. Clarke

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Escondido, CA
    3100 parking places?

    I'd lose my car!

    Have fun in the new toy store.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Tokiwadai, Japan
    That's great, Stu. Sounds like you are gonna have to sell more clamps to boost your "belly button" stash...

    Oh, here's the site addy. Even if you can't read it, take a look around. Kewl!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    What an assortment:

    I can see it now, as Stu is walking through the store...

    All I need today is some lumber.

    Wow, that impact driver is on sale...might as well pick one up...I've been wanting one.

    Oh yeah, we need to change the oil in the van...I'll grab some of that while I'm out.

    Hmm...I've always wanted to learn to ride a unicycle. That pink one is me.

    Dunno why, but I feel compelled to buy some disposable diapers. What the heck...I'm here already, so I might as well pick some up.

    Ooh look! A puppy!

    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2006

    That is some funny stuff. I had to stop laughing before I typed this response. Glad it is later in the day or it would have been a coffee bath for the laptop.

    Have fun in your new "toy store". It does look coooooool!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    Itís obvious that we take too much for granted over here.
    Cool find!
    Vaughn, yer too much...
    "I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a
    friend...if you have one."
    --George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill

    "Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second..if there is
    --Winston Churchill, in response

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Elgin, IL

    You forgot the most important part.

    He can pay for it all on the card. Click image for larger version. 

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    Joking aside, it looks like a very nice place to find some things.


  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Central CA
    Joyful is joyful no more. A moment of silence please.
    Thanks, Mark.

    Custom Bonehead.

    My diet is working good. I'm down to needing just one chair now.

    "Just think how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of them are even stupider!" --George Carlin

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