Scarecrow Video

★★★★☆
  • 5030 Roosevelt Way NE

    Seattle, WA 98105

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  • 206-524-8554

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Sun-Tue 11am-10pm, Thu 11am-10pm, Wed 11am-11pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm

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The selection is fantastic, and while the staff definitely look like film hipsters, I have yet to encounter any snobbery, and if you're just looking for one more movie ("Crap, it's two for one Wednesday, and I have an odd number of movies! What ELSE do I want . . .") and can describe the sort of thing you're into, their recommendations are usually solid.

The atmosphere is great, which I normally wouldn't note in a video store, but I don't think that I've ever been discussing movies with a friend and had another customer as much a fan of the movie we're discussing enter the conversation seamlessly. It's that kind of a place. I could just spend hours browsing (and have).

As for the seemingly insurmountable late fees, I've occasionally called to say I was going to be up to an hour late, and had them ignore the fees entirely. I can't recommend Scarecrow highly enough if you're looking for some entertainment.

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★★★★★

The selection is fantastic, and while the staff definitely look like film hipsters, I have yet to encounter any snobbery, and if you're just looking for one more movie ("Crap, it's two for one Wednesday, and I have an odd number of movies! What ELSE do I want . . .") and can describe the sort of thing you're into, their recommendations are usually solid.

The atmosphere is great, which I normally wouldn't note in a video store, but I don't think that I've ever been discussing movies with a friend and had another customer as much a fan of the movie we're discussing enter the conversation seamlessly. It's that kind of a place. I could just spend hours browsing (and have).

As for the seemingly insurmountable late fees, I've occasionally called to say I was going to be up to an hour late, and had them ignore the fees entirely. I can't recommend Scarecrow highly enough if you're looking for some entertainment.

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I use to rent at Scarecrow until several months ago. It was a Friday night and I had four movies that were due by 7:59pm.
I hurried through the freeway traffic. Just trying to get there on
time. I arrived at 8:32pm. I was a half hour late. I explain the situation to their Manag. on duty and he would not give me any additional grace period and said that I owe them 18.00 in late fees. I was very upset......extremely upset. You see this isn't the first time that this has happened to people. I have friends of mine that have stopped going there, because of their high
cost late fees. Also, this manag. made me feel like the whole thing was my fault. In otherwords, he said to me that maybe I should of left work a little early and I could of gotten to their store on time. I'm done with this place and so are many of my friends.
I now rent at another video store which has, as far as I'm concern, A selection which is very close to Scarecrow. And, their prices and late fee prices are much, much better.
GOODBYE.....SCARECROW.................

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★☆☆☆☆

I use to rent at Scarecrow until several months ago. It was a Friday night and I had four movies that were due by 7:59pm.
I hurried through the freeway traffic. Just trying to get there on
time. I arrived at 8:32pm. I was a half hour late. I explain the situation to their Manag. on duty and he would not give me any additional grace period and said that I owe them 18.00 in late fees. I was very upset......extremely upset. You see this isn't the first time that this has happened to people. I have friends of mine that have stopped going there, because of their high
cost late fees. Also, this manag. made me feel like the whole thing was my fault. In otherwords, he said to me that maybe I should of left work a little early and I could of gotten to their store on time. I'm done with this place and so are many of my friends.
I now rent at another video store which has, as far as I'm concern, A selection which is very close to Scarecrow. And, their prices and late fee prices are much, much better.
GOODBYE.....SCARECROW.................

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Scarecrow is an amazing resource, its practically a warehouse full of movies. From forgotten classics, to the newest blockbusters they seem to have everything. The staff are amazing too. If you can't remember the name of a movie, and you tell them the basic plot (or even a memorable scene) they can usually track it down.

As for their film snob attitude - I've never encountered it, and have found their customer service to be well above average.

Their late fees are high - so pay attention and get your movies back in time.

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★★★★★

Scarecrow is an amazing resource, its practically a warehouse full of movies. From forgotten classics, to the newest blockbusters they seem to have everything. The staff are amazing too. If you can't remember the name of a movie, and you tell them the basic plot (or even a memorable scene) they can usually track it down.

As for their film snob attitude - I've never encountered it, and have found their customer service to be well above average.

Their late fees are high - so pay attention and get your movies back in time.

Pros: Over 100,000 movies

Cons: high late fees

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I have been a customer to Scarecrow for the past year now....But, for the past couple of months now I have been noticing a real change in their customer service and their policies when it comes to late fees....
Just a couple of nights ago I had rented three dvd's.
Two of them were new releases and the other one was a regular title. Now mind you....it is really difficult to get your movies back on the day they are due between the hour of 7:00pm to 7:59pm.....I was stuck in traffic
and had a hell of time getting to the store to return my movies. I got there at 8:45pm......45 mins. past thei curfew and you know what. The manager on duty that night ended up charging me in full for the late fees.
And, we're not talking about a few dollars....we're talking about much more. I explain very nicely to him the situation I had encountered, but to him that was not good enough and he ended up charging me in full....
This is the third and last time this will ever happen
to me again. My friends have quit going there and two of my family members have quit going there as well. Mainly because of their very poor customer service skills and their very unfriendly attitudes. Especially,
when they feel you are in the wrong and they make a major point about it. I'm tired of this place and as far as I am concern I will not set foot in this place ever again....
Also....I am so tired of the smart asses that work there and how cool they think they are and how stupid they make you feel when you don't know the location of a movie you happen to be looking for. It's very frustrating when you have to deal with a place.....LIKE THIS ONE....
NO MORE SCARECROW FOR ME......MY BUSINESS
IS A MUCH BETTER VIDEO STORE IN SEATTLE.....
I WON'T MENTION THE NAME, BUT THE CUSTOMER SERVICE IS SO MUCH BETTER THAN SCARECROW....ANYTIME OF THE DAY.....

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★☆☆☆☆

I have been a customer to Scarecrow for the past year now....But, for the past couple of months now I have been noticing a real change in their customer service and their policies when it comes to late fees....
Just a couple of nights ago I had rented three dvd's.
Two of them were new releases and the other one was a regular title. Now mind you....it is really difficult to get your movies back on the day they are due between the hour of 7:00pm to 7:59pm.....I was stuck in traffic
and had a hell of time getting to the store to return my movies. I got there at 8:45pm......45 mins. past thei curfew and you know what. The manager on duty that night ended up charging me in full for the late fees.
And, we're not talking about a few dollars....we're talking about much more. I explain very nicely to him the situation I had encountered, but to him that was not good enough and he ended up charging me in full....
This is the third and last time this will ever happen
to me again. My friends have quit going there and two of my family members have quit going there as well. Mainly because of their very poor customer service skills and their very unfriendly attitudes. Especially,
when they feel you are in the wrong and they make a major point about it. I'm tired of this place and as far as I am concern I will not set foot in this place ever again....
Also....I am so tired of the smart asses that work there and how cool they think they are and how stupid they make you feel when you don't know the location of a movie you happen to be looking for. It's very frustrating when you have to deal with a place.....LIKE THIS ONE....
NO MORE SCARECROW FOR ME......MY BUSINESS
IS A MUCH BETTER VIDEO STORE IN SEATTLE.....
I WON'T MENTION THE NAME, BUT THE CUSTOMER SERVICE IS SO MUCH BETTER THAN SCARECROW....ANYTIME OF THE DAY.....

Pros: They do have a great selection of movies, but that's...it...

Cons: BAD CUSTOMER SERVICE......

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I had rented three dvd's from Scarecrow one afternoon a
week ago. I had return these dvd's at exactly 8:10pm....
10 mins. late and they charged me a full day's worth
of late fees....I told them that I was stucked in traffic and
tried my best to get to the store before the due time. It was like they didn't want to hear it. "We have a policy sir and if we break our policy for you then we have to do it for everyone". I'm sorry this was an accident and they
could care less. All they cared about was the money.
So...you know what....They have lost me as a customer
and now I will be conducting my rental business at another store, which by the way...treats me with respect.
These people at Scarecrow....Have a horrible attitute.
It's like your wrong and they are right. I've told my friends
and couple of family members about this incident and they have already stop renting there. Mainly....for other reasons. But, their reasons have to do with the customer service as well. Some of the staff members are really snotty and not very friendly at all. You know if you run a business you need to train your people to be friendly with the customers and to meet the customers half way. It's too bad. Because I was a really good customer and had spent lots of money. Sometimes I was a day or two late and had no problem paying my late fees, but when you're 10 mins late....You see all of their dvd's & Videos are due back between 7:00 to 8:00pm....That's fine, ut when someone is just a few minutes late and has a good explanation. It really makes me mad when they (SCARECROW) doesn't want to understand and won't meet you half way.

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★☆☆☆☆

I had rented three dvd's from Scarecrow one afternoon a
week ago. I had return these dvd's at exactly 8:10pm....
10 mins. late and they charged me a full day's worth
of late fees....I told them that I was stucked in traffic and
tried my best to get to the store before the due time. It was like they didn't want to hear it. "We have a policy sir and if we break our policy for you then we have to do it for everyone". I'm sorry this was an accident and they
could care less. All they cared about was the money.
So...you know what....They have lost me as a customer
and now I will be conducting my rental business at another store, which by the way...treats me with respect.
These people at Scarecrow....Have a horrible attitute.
It's like your wrong and they are right. I've told my friends
and couple of family members about this incident and they have already stop renting there. Mainly....for other reasons. But, their reasons have to do with the customer service as well. Some of the staff members are really snotty and not very friendly at all. You know if you run a business you need to train your people to be friendly with the customers and to meet the customers half way. It's too bad. Because I was a really good customer and had spent lots of money. Sometimes I was a day or two late and had no problem paying my late fees, but when you're 10 mins late....You see all of their dvd's & Videos are due back between 7:00 to 8:00pm....That's fine, ut when someone is just a few minutes late and has a good explanation. It really makes me mad when they (SCARECROW) doesn't want to understand and won't meet you half way.

Pros: Great selection and that's about it.....

Cons: poor customer service.....very poor

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Scarecrow's got it all, from the newest releases to almost every TV show to foreign films to the most obscure movies in the world. Sometimes the layout can be confusing, as there's a big "director's section" when you walk in and a lot of films are in there so you have to know the director, but the staff is friendly and helpful (not film snobs at all) and are happy to help you find what you're looking for. Also watch out for out-of-print movies: You have to leave a $150 deposit a lot of the time. But other than that, it's simply one of the best stores out there. And if you have a KEXP membership, you get a free rental with every rental!

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★★★★★

Scarecrow's got it all, from the newest releases to almost every TV show to foreign films to the most obscure movies in the world. Sometimes the layout can be confusing, as there's a big "director's section" when you walk in and a lot of films are in there so you have to know the director, but the staff is friendly and helpful (not film snobs at all) and are happy to help you find what you're looking for. Also watch out for out-of-print movies: You have to leave a $150 deposit a lot of the time. But other than that, it's simply one of the best stores out there. And if you have a KEXP membership, you get a free rental with every rental!

Pros: Wide selection, Great service, Fun atmosphere

Cons: Parking can be a nightmare, Can be confusing

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Scarecrow is a great video store. It has a huge selection and the rental prices and procedures are pretty reasonable. I bought anime and some other older videos from here. I like the fact that they have new, old, and hard to find videos. I wish I knew about this place sooner.

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★★★★☆

Scarecrow is a great video store. It has a huge selection and the rental prices and procedures are pretty reasonable. I bought anime and some other older videos from here. I like the fact that they have new, old, and hard to find videos. I wish I knew about this place sooner.

Pros: Wide selection, nice staff people, good prices

Cons: na

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Scarecrow video is amazing. They have all the movies you wished the big chains carried. Then ones that are out of print, obscure, indie, or otherwise.
While we live quite a ways from Scarecrow I will occasionally venture across town to rent here as I know they will have what I need.
I highly recommend going to check it out if you haven't already.

5
★★★★★

Scarecrow video is amazing. They have all the movies you wished the big chains carried. Then ones that are out of print, obscure, indie, or otherwise.
While we live quite a ways from Scarecrow I will occasionally venture across town to rent here as I know they will have what I need.
I highly recommend going to check it out if you haven't already.

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If you haven't ever found a particular video, they have it in stock. They RENT rare videos, Lazerdiscs, and DVDs. Some items have a ridiculously high deposit, because they are worth that much! the organization is somewhat hard to understand, but once you find your favorite sections, its fun to see what's been added since last time. Rental prices slightly high, but for the rarity, that's OK.

5
★★★★★

If you haven't ever found a particular video, they have it in stock. They RENT rare videos, Lazerdiscs, and DVDs. Some items have a ridiculously high deposit, because they are worth that much! the organization is somewhat hard to understand, but once you find your favorite sections, its fun to see what's been added since last time. Rental prices slightly high, but for the rarity, that's OK.

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it's a fact that scarecrow video is the greatest video store on the planet. they have everything from the latest blockbuster to the most obscure films on the planet. the downside is that when a movie is out of print you have to put down a deposit, and sometimes, like once with me, you put a deposit on a movie you did not expect to be out of print. For example, FARGO, was out of print for a brief period of time and in order for me to rent it, I had to put a hold on, like $300 in my account.

PROS: they have everything
CONS: steep deposits, steeper late fees.

5
★★★★★

it's a fact that scarecrow video is the greatest video store on the planet. they have everything from the latest blockbuster to the most obscure films on the planet. the downside is that when a movie is out of print you have to put down a deposit, and sometimes, like once with me, you put a deposit on a movie you did not expect to be out of print. For example, FARGO, was out of print for a brief period of time and in order for me to rent it, I had to put a hold on, like $300 in my account.

PROS: they have everything
CONS: steep deposits, steeper late fees.

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Scarecrow is quite possibly the greatest place in existence. They have more foreign films that the host countries themselves. 99% of the time you can find it at Scarecrow even though the chain stores have no record of it even existing. To go anywhere else is not only stupid, it should be a crime.

PROS: Selection, Prices, Staff, Location
CONS: Parking

5
★★★★★

Scarecrow is quite possibly the greatest place in existence. They have more foreign films that the host countries themselves. 99% of the time you can find it at Scarecrow even though the chain stores have no record of it even existing. To go anywhere else is not only stupid, it should be a crime.

PROS: Selection, Prices, Staff, Location
CONS: Parking

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Scarecrow is by far the best rental store in Seattle, and quite possibly the world! I have never seen such an amazing collection. I always spend more time in there than I plan. Their directors section is great and there is always something I want to pick up that I had not thought of before.
They also sell used DVDs and videos. If there is somethign you are looking for, Scarecrow is sure to have it. I love how they categorize their films. It's not just a music section or even a musicals section, but they have a rock and roll section and a special shelf for rock musicals! And they ahve a handy computer on each floor to help you find what your are looking for.

PROS: Selection, layout, sheer volume of titles
CONS: You will spend too much time finding all sorts of titles you did not know y

5
★★★★★

Scarecrow is by far the best rental store in Seattle, and quite possibly the world! I have never seen such an amazing collection. I always spend more time in there than I plan. Their directors section is great and there is always something I want to pick up that I had not thought of before.
They also sell used DVDs and videos. If there is somethign you are looking for, Scarecrow is sure to have it. I love how they categorize their films. It's not just a music section or even a musicals section, but they have a rock and roll section and a special shelf for rock musicals! And they ahve a handy computer on each floor to help you find what your are looking for.

PROS: Selection, layout, sheer volume of titles
CONS: You will spend too much time finding all sorts of titles you did not know y

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With the best selection in the Northwest, this video rental store is your best bet for finding any hard-to-find video or DVD titles in the Seattle area.
Videos are sorted by Director and by Country of origin on the main floor, and upstairs are more categorized by topic, such as music, documentary, etc.
Some of the rarer titles may require a large deposit which you will get back as soon as you return the video.
Prices are good, especially if you pay around $30 in advance which allows you to rent 10 videos (doesn't have to be all at once).

PROS: Huge selection, good prices
CONS:

5
★★★★★

With the best selection in the Northwest, this video rental store is your best bet for finding any hard-to-find video or DVD titles in the Seattle area.
Videos are sorted by Director and by Country of origin on the main floor, and upstairs are more categorized by topic, such as music, documentary, etc.
Some of the rarer titles may require a large deposit which you will get back as soon as you return the video.
Prices are good, especially if you pay around $30 in advance which allows you to rent 10 videos (doesn't have to be all at once).

PROS: Huge selection, good prices
CONS:

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This is the tops for all movies rentals. They provide all the goods. Foriegn,animation,new, indie, hollywood, old, silent, etc. They have it all. Seriously, they have all the usuals for a typical video store as well. This place has never let me down when I'm looking for something I havent seen but that is good.
I can only say good things about it. If you're a movie geek, you have to go here. You will not be disappionted. Trust me.

5
★★★★★

This is the tops for all movies rentals. They provide all the goods. Foriegn,animation,new, indie, hollywood, old, silent, etc. They have it all. Seriously, they have all the usuals for a typical video store as well. This place has never let me down when I'm looking for something I havent seen but that is good.
I can only say good things about it. If you're a movie geek, you have to go here. You will not be disappionted. Trust me.

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Scarecrow Video has the video you're looking for. Specializing in eclectic, foreign, hard-to-find videos from Albania to Zimbabwe. If it exists, they have it, or at least can help you get it. They also rent multi-region devices to allow you to enjoy worldwide content.

PROS: Massive selection
CONS: Limited locations

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★★★★☆

Scarecrow Video has the video you're looking for. Specializing in eclectic, foreign, hard-to-find videos from Albania to Zimbabwe. If it exists, they have it, or at least can help you get it. They also rent multi-region devices to allow you to enjoy worldwide content.

PROS: Massive selection
CONS: Limited locations

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From the outside it may not look like much of a video store, but inside it is fantastic, video's galore, and it feels like you are walking through somebody's house looking for a movie rather than a regular plain store. It is very unique and I have enjoyed renting from them many times. Also very affordable and nice people

5
★★★★★

From the outside it may not look like much of a video store, but inside it is fantastic, video's galore, and it feels like you are walking through somebody's house looking for a movie rather than a regular plain store. It is very unique and I have enjoyed renting from them many times. Also very affordable and nice people

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My best friend worked at Scarecrow for years, so I was introduced to the store by a true expert. This video store will literally floor you with all they have to offer. They have all the new movies and an incredible selection of new and old foreign films. The store has arranged their film selections according to director, genre, and country. It's not difficult to find what you're looking for but they have a lot of staff to help if you have any problems.

5
★★★★★

My best friend worked at Scarecrow for years, so I was introduced to the store by a true expert. This video store will literally floor you with all they have to offer. They have all the new movies and an incredible selection of new and old foreign films. The store has arranged their film selections according to director, genre, and country. It's not difficult to find what you're looking for but they have a lot of staff to help if you have any problems.

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Located in the U District, Scarecrow is my favorite place in Seattle (that is still open) to rent movies. The library is vast! The staff is knowledgeable and always ready to give recommendations as it can be a little overwhelming to find a good movie on your own, Though Ive found my favorite director by just browsing through the aisles. You can find movies categorized by country, director or genre.

5
★★★★★

Located in the U District, Scarecrow is my favorite place in Seattle (that is still open) to rent movies. The library is vast! The staff is knowledgeable and always ready to give recommendations as it can be a little overwhelming to find a good movie on your own, Though Ive found my favorite director by just browsing through the aisles. You can find movies categorized by country, director or genre.

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One of the best things in Seattle, and definitely worth the trek even if you have lots of video stores by your house. Besides an excellent website and movie guide book, the store itself is a wonder. They have pretty much any video you could ever want, even ones no one else has! They are great for hard to find, rare videos. Don't let the deposit on those rare ones scare you - it just means the video is out of print. As long as you take care with the product everything will be fine. The place is always packed with movie lovers, which is part of the fun. They support and stock LOTS of independent films - no corporate "Rewards Program" or focus on Hollywood Megahits here. The staff is super-knowledgeable, and there is a computer available to look up availability of a movie if you don't want to ask for help. It's got to be the best video store I've been to EVER!

5
★★★★★

One of the best things in Seattle, and definitely worth the trek even if you have lots of video stores by your house. Besides an excellent website and movie guide book, the store itself is a wonder. They have pretty much any video you could ever want, even ones no one else has! They are great for hard to find, rare videos. Don't let the deposit on those rare ones scare you - it just means the video is out of print. As long as you take care with the product everything will be fine. The place is always packed with movie lovers, which is part of the fun. They support and stock LOTS of independent films - no corporate "Rewards Program" or focus on Hollywood Megahits here. The staff is super-knowledgeable, and there is a computer available to look up availability of a movie if you don't want to ask for help. It's got to be the best video store I've been to EVER!

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If you're into film, this is the rental place for you. Scarecrow carries every movie, ever, pratically, regardless of how obscure. They have a large selection of videos for sale, both new and used, and a great selection of foreign and indie films. Itis located in the U-district just north of 45th Ave.

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★★★★☆

If you're into film, this is the rental place for you. Scarecrow carries every movie, ever, pratically, regardless of how obscure. They have a large selection of videos for sale, both new and used, and a great selection of foreign and indie films. Itis located in the U-district just north of 45th Ave.

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The best video selection I've ever seen. A knowledgable staff. Most are cool but some are
pretty snotty.

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★★★★★

The best video selection I've ever seen. A knowledgable staff. Most are cool but some are
pretty snotty.

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Probably the best video store in America.
Seriously. I've rented 70s exploitation films, Soviet propaganda films, Japanese horror flicks, and even Hollywood films. Check it out.

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★★★★★

Probably the best video store in America.
Seriously. I've rented 70s exploitation films, Soviet propaganda films, Japanese horror flicks, and even Hollywood films. Check it out.

Pros: Choice, Intelligent staff

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