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If you've ever visited New York City and walked around Union Square or near Radio City you may have run across Joe Ades and his "amazing" $5 vegetable peeler. No doubt he was a character, with his booming voice and his smooth sales pitch. He could probably sell Christmas trees in February. In fact he once did.
Well after a lifetime of selling and making a fortune little by little, Joe Ades died at 75.

"Never underestimate a small amount of money gathered by hand for 60 years."
Here's a little profile into his interesting life.

You can read more about him at Gothamist or the NY Times.

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That's definitely a bummer. I used to slip on the remnants of his carrots all the time.

said Echowood on February 3, 2009 12:27 PM.
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