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Centros de Mesa o de Drama?

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Javier Navarro from party rental store JS Timeless Pieces shares what it’s like when people steal his centros de mesa. Tempting as they are, your party hosts could end up getting the bill!
Show transcript
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So one thing about dias is that they're going to take the
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Centros de Mesa. We all know that brother.
00:06
It's me. I'm Tia fuck me.
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Is that person that like whores the Centro when they get to
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the party? I'm like,
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I'm like this, I'm like es es,
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if I'm the first one to get to the table,
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that's, that's my fucking centro de Mesa.
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If another Senora tries to take it,
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I'm throwing hands. I am throwing hands.
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Ile de Circo. Por ta Mieno,
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Senora. Yeah. Yaso Senora and no respecting the se the
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elders because now I'm an elder.
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Oh, I just,
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I really feel like that about this.
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Well, actually, I mean,
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sometimes you may be able to take them,
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you know, these days most centerpieces are rented from a party
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rental business which means that if your tia are already plotting and
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it's your party, your tab is going to be more expensive
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than you thought because they're rental because they're gonna charge you.
01:01
Exactly. I think,
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I actually think my mom took a rental like it looks like
01:05
nice. How could you?
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Yeah, I'm like,
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it looks, I'm like this is too nice to be given
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away. It's like heavy and shit like it's crazy.
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24 K gold. This is,
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I, I always ask sometimes,
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well, not always but I ask because I'm like,
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or they'll be like,
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oh give me, I'm like,
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ok, you know,
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but we got a,
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we got a pro joining us to break down this whole Cento
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de mesa universe, the etiquette,
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the pricing, the whole drama behind it.
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Javier Navarro from Js Timeless pieces joining us Javier,
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can you hear us?
01:38
Yeah, I can hear you.
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OK, welcome to the party.
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Thank you so much,
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Jenny is a big centro de Mesa fanatic enemy number one right
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there jokes. But yeah,
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but we wanted to obviously pick your brain and learn more about
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that whole industry and just first off,
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what kind of services does your company provide?
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Yeah, so we're very,
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very niche company in the sense that we focus on candelabras.
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So our candelabras are all crystal.
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And you know,
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people, most of the time ask for led candles in them
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and some people want real flame candles and it's really cool
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because a lot of people,
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they see them and they're like,
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I don't even have to get flowers.
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Now. I could just get the,
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you know, this is Mao de me and I'm like,
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yeah, it it works out.
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They're also just like really,
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really tall pieces and you put them in the middle of the
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table and people are just like,
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wow. You know.
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And so. Exactly.
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Exactly. I'm sure like,
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oh, yeah, I got a,
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I got a couple stories about that for sure.
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00 my God. Ok.
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We wanted to ask you what happens when you receive less
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props than you rent out.
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Yeah. So the way that we handle that is,
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I mean,
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we, we create an invoice right at the beginning and we
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always count how many things that we're dropping off to begin with
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And so then when we get it all back and we
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count it again, we basically hold the person who's liable
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for it, the person who rented it,
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right? But it also depends on like so many factors,
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right? Like if it's a random little,
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you know, piece of glass like me,
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you know, I'm good.
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Like I don't, we'll be OK and that's how we
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try to keep our customers cool,
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you know. So,
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speaking of taking little things.
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Have you ever taken any centerpieces yourself?
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Any centros? No pressure.
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Yeah. You know what?
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So I, I'm,
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I'm very Mexican and I've been to a lot of parties in
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my lifetime in my 29 years of life.
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and I learned from some of the best,
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you know, my tia and,
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and my parents and I,
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I'm, I guess I'm trying to like go on a tangent
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so I don't tell you exactly what I took.
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But it was a lantern and I swear it was really,
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really cool. And back then it seemed like a good idea
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But I felt bad after,
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I'm, like, ah,
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I probably should have asked first.
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But,, there's this,
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like, whole secret component to it,
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right. Like that.
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And it's like, as soon as you get to the party
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it's like you have your eye on it already,
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or, like, my,
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my grandma would always be like that was mine.
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Yeah. Yeah. So actually you had this question,
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do you wanna ask her?
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I I thought that was really like interesting.
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What would a centerpiece like this cost?
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Like if someone takes this,
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my mom took this,
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this, this is the centerpiece that my mom took that.
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I I feel like it was a rental.
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To be honest, I don't wanna cover you,
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I don't wanna cover you,
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you know, so we'll move it around.
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But what would something like this cost?
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Can we get an appraisal here?
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Yeah. You know,
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I I would probably price something like that around 40 bucks are
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those fake flowers? Yeah.
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Fake dude. This is an old ass centerpiece like it's but
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look, but look how long it lasted,
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right? And that's,
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that's the thing is like all you need is that and you're
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done, it's timeless because this was back when I was a
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little little girl. Yeah.
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Hey, but those are coming back,
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those are coming back back.
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See everything comes back as trends.
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He's a pro man.
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Well, Javier, I mean,
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thank you so much.
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Thank you, Javier.
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We really appreciate your expertise and you just educating us on
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centerpiece etiquette because I I'm crazy when it comes to those.
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Yeah, hopefully we can be in touch because for my
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daughter about this. So apparently we have to get her baptized
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The mom's already talking about it.
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So if we need to say I know who to hit up
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Yeah. No,
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hit me up. I got you.
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You could probably find me on Instagram.
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My my user name is Js Timeless Pieces.
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and it's basically Javier's Timeless Pieces,
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right? So yeah,
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you can give us a follow,
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you can message us there and we'll be happy to give you
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a quote. We'll be happy to work with you anywhere
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in Southern California. We'll,
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we'll be there. Beautiful.
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Thank you. We'll see you at a party,
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the center. Thank you so much.
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What do you got it?
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Right? This is,
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this is heavy duty shit right here.
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That, that shit was a rental.
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Martha has no chill.