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Infernal Machine Sale

We have too many diabolically cool machines, so now is your chance to scoop up, for 25% off, a vintage camera, typewriter, projector, turntable/stereo, radio, plus a few other miscellaneous contraptions. The sale will continue until the end of July.

Sufferin’ Succotash, TOONEY TUESDAYS Launch Today

Hello my honies, hello my babies

Get A / Panda / Panda for Your Rights

You are excused from visiting Ransack the Universe today, and only today, if you are out and about fighting The Man.

Way too many midi-chlorians that night!

Since we’re having trouble keeping up with the ol’ blog everything, in the meantime please enjoy this pretty picture of a benefit concert for Alderaan we attended recently. Don’t worry, we brought back to Earth tons of records & turntables, vintage housewares, groovy bar stuff, jewelry, handmade cute stuff, and a selection of exquisite doo-dahs.

Subliminal Message

You are getting sleepy. You love Ransack the Universe. You will visit Ransack the Universe. You will tell your friends about Ransack the Universe. You will find Ransack the Universe on Twitter or Facebook. You will awake in 3, 2, 1 *snap*.

Fix Your Fashion Fridays

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Tear in your trousers? Knick in your knickers? Skirt length venturing into grandma territory? Or just a simple missing button. Whatever is keeping you from your wearing your favourite outfit, we’ve got the fix. Every Friday Hana will be hosting an Alteration Studio at Ransack. Fittings will be held all day from 12-7pm. All alteration and mending jobs welcome. Any outfit found in the building can be made to measure.

Not a Creature was Stirring, not even a Mouse


The Earth has completed yet another revolution around the Sun, just as the Mayans arranged to happen, and many of us are still here in early A.D. 2012. The quaint, sleepy village of Bloordale has once again become a glistening, crystalline, winter wonderland, populated by weasels. Even in these times of hibernation, make sure to poke your head out of your burrow now and then to score some Vitamin D and fill your lungs with air, if only so that we at Ransack can live vicariously through you, Dear Reader. As we embark on our third year, we thank you for your custom, it is appreciated, and we offer thanks to everyone who helped make 2011 our most recent year ever.

Business Shocker: Ransack Merges … with Walmart

Effective immediately, any meager proceeds Ransack makes will be remitted directly to the heirs of the Walmart fortune. We regret only that the amount could not be more.

Here’s a sneak peek at the new Ransack staff look. Have a nice day!

The future is now!


What would Jimi do? Give records as presents, obvsly. ‘Nuff said.

A Special Holiday Message about Creeping Corpocracy and the Crushing Blandness of Modern Life

Yikes!If you’ve ever furrowed your brow with thoughts about your options narrowing and your choices being made for you, about plastic cesspools in the Pacific Ocean, about fostering community diversity and neighbourhood flavour, about the value of artists and artisans, about the political economy of sweatshop production, or if you recognize the work that goes into being an independent entrepreneur, or even if you are just wondering how to keep the holidays from yet again turning staler than a fruitcake, consider us this gift-giving season and maybe take a second to tell a friend too. We’ve been scouring the galaxy for funky and unique treasures, handmade as well as vintage. And if not Ransack the Universe, then support another small business in your area that you would like to see be there next year. Thanks for listening, we’ve gotta run to the mall now, cases of jumbo-size pepper spray are half off!!!!1!!!

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