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How does Wile E. Coyote afford all those Acme products?

LarsLars Registered User regular
Since 1949, Wile Ethelbert Coyote has been shown purchasing various Acme products from the mundane to the fantastical, almost always having them expressly shipped to the middle of nowhere so he can attempt to catch the Road Runner.

However, I cannot recall the issue of payment ever coming up, and it seems like this hobby would get expensive over time. So how does he do it?

How does Wile E. Coyote afford all those Acme products? 134 votes

He's a Trust Fund Baby.
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DisruptedCapitalistPsykomaEvilCake 3 votes
He's very good at playing the Stock Market.
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Decomposey 1 vote
He is a YouTube Influencer that reviews Acme products so he gets them for free.
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ButlerUnbrokenEvaA Dabble Of TheloniusOricalmKruiteRomanian My EscutcheonLucedesNytewarriorshoeboxjeddy 9 votes
Acme products are surprisingly cheap.
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LegacyEmperorSethMegaMan001chromdomDarkPrimusOlivawTNTrooperUrielHadesJedocDaebunzMagellSLyMDark Raven XknitdanSorcediscriderGvzbgul 18 votes
He doesn't. He's massively in debt because of his obsession. Please get that coyote some help.
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Munkus BeaverMulysaSemproniusSnorkRedTideJasconiusGarthorHouk the NamebringerASimPersonKadithZeroCowLindsay Lohan-SPI-iguanacusLBD_NytetraynSonelanRear Admiral ChocoBahamutZEROsarukunLanzJragghen 58 votes
Crime.
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Indie WinterQuidDJ EebsDouglasDangerTheGerbilph blakeHacksawTheySlashThemShadowfiregodmodeMatevPeenUsagiThe Cow King3cl1ps3LuvTheMonkeyPlatyEnlongBrovid HasselsmofCaptainBeyond 21 votes
He bought the early products, then successfully sued the company when they blew up in his face and he now gets them for free as part of the settlement.
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Kane Red RobeDepressperadoNorgothHeadCreepsElaro101Mr FuzzbuttzepherinSnicketysnickMcHogerChall 11 votes
He successfully led his employer into believing he's working for home, so he's actually being paid for his normal job while running around the desert.
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durandal4532AntoshkaLost Salientmilski 4 votes
Esports money.
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see317TheStig 2 votes
He uses Larlar's credit card.
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DarmakProlegomenaSirToastyReynoldsMechMantisironsizideani_game_bum 7 votes
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    LarsLars Registered User regular
    edited September 2021
    Working from home.

    Damn uneditable poll options.

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    ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    I think the animation studio pays for whatever he wants to order, within reason.

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    LarsLars Registered User regular
    ChicoBlue wrote: »
    I think the animation studio pays for whatever he wants to order, within reason.

    Ah, I'd meant to have an option that was something along the lines of the episodes of the cartoons being like a documentary or like Jackass or something, and so the studio paid for it, but when I was adding the poll options I forgot that one and just threw Esports money in it's place.

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    GvzbgulGvzbgul Registered User regular
    Acme products are surprisingly cheap.
    Acme is Amazon. Cheap, shit products with quick delivery. There's probably looney toons pissing in bottles and having a breakdown in the Acme Zen booths.

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    PlatyPlaty Registered User regular
    Crime.
    Acme also shows up in those old army cartoons where they basically make everything which is needed for the war effort, so maybe there's a connection there

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    astrobstrdastrobstrd So full of mercy... Registered User regular
    The answer is simple. Volume.

    https://youtu.be/KodqIPMbyUg

    Selling the Scream Podcast: https://anchor.fm/jeremy-donaldson
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    I needed anime to post.I needed anime to post. boom Registered User regular
    bitcoin

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    mrpakumrpaku Registered User regular
    sex worker

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    OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? the foot of mt fujiRegistered User regular
    Acme products are surprisingly cheap.
    Acme's cheap shit

    That's it that's the gag

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    MrMonroeMrMonroe passed out on the floor nowRegistered User regular
    He's been returning everything that doesn't work. (Aka everything) Acme won't do refunds but they will do exchanges, so he's been slowly escalating over the years.

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    RingoRingo He/Him a distinct lack of substanceRegistered User regular
    He doesn't. He's massively in debt because of his obsession. Please get that coyote some help.
    He was a trust fund baby

    Now he's massively in debt

    Sterica wrote: »
    I know my last visit to my grandpa on his deathbed was to find out how the whole Nazi werewolf thing turned out.
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    ChallChall Registered User regular
    He bought the early products, then successfully sued the company when they blew up in his face and he now gets them for free as part of the settlement.
    Petition to change the thread title to

    Where does he (Wile E. Coyote) get those wonderful toys?

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    HacksawHacksaw J. Duggan Esq. Wrestler at LawRegistered User regular
    Crime.
    It's always crime

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    ChallChall Registered User regular
    He bought the early products, then successfully sued the company when they blew up in his face and he now gets them for free as part of the settlement.
    "My client, Mr. Coyote, is starving to death your honor. He lives in the desert, there's not a lot of culinary options. All he wants is to catch a nice, delicious roadrunner. And to thatend, he ordered one of the defendant's products. The ACME Bird Catcher 3000, a simple box with a trap lid, in a style used by many wildlife trappers around the world. Now, I will provide evidence that not only did this product not work, but that when Mr. Coyote went to check the trap to find out why it failed, it erupted with enough energy to produce a mushroom cloud, like a nuclear device. I don't even know why a simple trap cage would have any explosives at all."

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    ph blakeph blake Registered User regular
    Crime.
    Wilie E. Coyote is cool.

    Crime is cool.

    Therefore, Wilie E. Coyote does crime.

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    GvzbgulGvzbgul Registered User regular
    Acme products are surprisingly cheap.
    Olivaw wrote: »
    Acme's cheap shit

    That's it that's the gag
    Isn't it more of a Nimrod gag?

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    DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    Acme products are surprisingly cheap.
    Hacksaw wrote: »
    It's always crime

    What crime, pray tell? The crime of being self-reliant? Of trying to live off the land? Of being true to one's nature?

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    OdinOdin Registered User regular
    He's a drug mule

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    RingoRingo He/Him a distinct lack of substanceRegistered User regular
    He doesn't. He's massively in debt because of his obsession. Please get that coyote some help.
    Odin wrote: »
    He's a drug mule

    He's clearly a coyote!

    Those guys smuggle people, not drugs

    Sterica wrote: »
    I know my last visit to my grandpa on his deathbed was to find out how the whole Nazi werewolf thing turned out.
    Edcrab's Exigency RPG
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    see317see317 Registered User regular
    Esports money.
    By "eSports" I mean "An incredibly lucrative OnlyFans account catering towards BDSM Furries".
    It's the only thing that makes sense.

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    sarukunsarukun RIESLING OCEANRegistered User regular
    He doesn't. He's massively in debt because of his obsession. Please get that coyote some help.
    Dude’s got it made, he just orders shit and never bothers to pay. What’re they gonna do, send debt collectors to the middle of the desert? All he’s gotta do is not answer the door and that dude’s fucked. You gonna drive 1000 miles each way to not get paid on account of you got heat stroke?

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    see317see317 Registered User regular
    Esports money.
    sarukun wrote: »
    Dude’s got it made, he just orders shit and never bothers to pay. What’re they gonna do, send debt collectors to the middle of the desert? All he’s gotta do is not answer the door and that dude’s fucked. You gonna drive 1000 miles each way to not get paid on account of you got heat stroke?

    Sure, but eventually ACME is gonna realize that shipping millions of dollars worth of high end equipment to the middle of a desert to a coyote that never pays is bad business.
    I mean, they're not the government, ACME is looking for a return on decades of gear shipped to desert.

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    WhippyWhippy Moderator, Admin Emeritus Admin Emeritus
    super genius

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    PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    ya know the old expression 'if you owe the back $10000 dollars they own you, if you owe the bank $10000000 you own them' ?

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    discriderdiscrider Registered User regular
    Acme products are surprisingly cheap.
    It's coupons

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    PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Yeah ZestRegistered User regular
    He doesn't. He's massively in debt because of his obsession. Please get that coyote some help.
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    ya know the old expression 'if you owe the back $10000 dollars they own you, if you owe the bank $10000000 you own them' ?

    I know it better with commas.

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    pookapooka Registered User regular
    Whippy wrote: »
    super genius
    My family will occasionally bring up an old quote of mine, "My name, soooooper genius."

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    MatevMatev Cero Miedo Registered User regular
    Crime.
    Shit, Wile E.'s just testing all of Acme's shit for them, isn't he?

    "Go down, kick ass, and set yourselves up as gods, that's our Prime Directive!"
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    RingoRingo He/Him a distinct lack of substanceRegistered User regular
    He doesn't. He's massively in debt because of his obsession. Please get that coyote some help.
    Matev wrote: »
    Shit, Wile E.'s just testing all of Acme's shit for them, isn't he?

    That'd go under Early Adopter, YouTube Influencer

    Sterica wrote: »
    I know my last visit to my grandpa on his deathbed was to find out how the whole Nazi werewolf thing turned out.
    Edcrab's Exigency RPG
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    LucedesLucedes might be real Registered User regular
    He is a YouTube Influencer that reviews Acme products so he gets them for free.
    i should have picked crime

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    WeedLordVegetaWeedLordVegeta Registered User regular
    edited September 2021
    My assumption has always been that these are all things he invented and filed patents for, while acme actually does the production

    He gets money as the patent holder, which is probably lucrative because ACME is clearly some kind of arms manufacturer

    Edit: I found out why I believed this as a kid

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    SorceSorce Not ThereRegistered User regular
    Acme products are surprisingly cheap.
    It always breaks, so it's just cheap crap. ACME is the Wish.com of cartoon items.

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    Endless_SerpentsEndless_Serpents Registered User regular
    In a dark twist, the Roadrunner is the CEO of ACME.

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    Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive GNU Terry Pratchett Registered User regular
    In a dark twist, the Roadrunner is the CEO of ACME.

    I'm sure this was the reveal in one episode

    [Muffled sounds of gorilla violence]
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    Endless_SerpentsEndless_Serpents Registered User regular
    In a dark twist, the Roadrunner is the CEO of ACME.

    I'm sure this was the reveal in one episode

    Are you saying I’m going to time travel?!

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    SnicketysnickSnicketysnick The Greatest Hype Man in WesterosRegistered User regular
    He bought the early products, then successfully sued the company when they blew up in his face and he now gets them for free as part of the settlement.
    Alternatively he's somehow committing insurance fraud and making bank on the personal injury claims

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    Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive GNU Terry Pratchett Registered User regular
    In a dark twist, the Roadrunner is the CEO of ACME.

    I'm sure this was the reveal in one episode

    Are you saying I’m going to time travel?!

    My mistake: it was only a couple of items, such as a giant catapult

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    [Muffled sounds of gorilla violence]
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    HefflingHeffling No Pic EverRegistered User regular
    I like to think he sold just one washing machine that paid for all of his ACME products.

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    Captain InertiaCaptain Inertia Registered User regular
    He doesn't. He's massively in debt because of his obsession. Please get that coyote some help.
    Heffling wrote: »
    I like to think he sold just one washing machine that paid for all of his ACME products.

    God damnit

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    JedocJedoc In the scuppers with the staggers and jagsRegistered User regular
    Acme products are surprisingly cheap.
    In the years after WWII, the military-industrial complex had an unfathomable backstock of high explosives they had to unload before they got all sweaty and unstable. The obvious market was isolated maniacs in the American West.

    This explains most of the second half of the twentieth century.

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