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Old 07-20-2017, 11:11 AM   #41
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It is weird the Turtles have food in their refigerator and drinks and stuff. That's fresh food look like it was bought in the supermarket, not found in the garbage or storm drains or whatever.

April and Casey are always portrayed as poor as hell in every universe, so they sure don't have the extra money to feed 4 more teenage boys. I don't know where they get the food from.
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Old 07-20-2017, 03:58 PM   #42
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Maybe some of it is stuff that's just past expiration date (but still edible) that local stores tossed out. For fresher stuff... even if their friends are not well off, well, coupons exist and they might, as I said before, no doubt be pros at spotting loose change and dropped dollars to be able to contribute to their friends willing to pick up a few things for them. (Plus being able to afford delivery/take out, the pizza or otherwise.)

In terms of moral gray area, since it's technically shop lifting (and I'd like to think they'd at least feel a little guilty for having no other choice), they might also know what days local stores tend to get their stock deliveries. Then swipe a case or two from the truck when the employees' backs are turned.
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Old 07-20-2017, 05:07 PM   #43
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It is weird the Turtles have food in their refigerator and drinks and stuff. That's fresh food look like it was bought in the supermarket, not found in the garbage or storm drains or whatever.

April and Casey are always portrayed as poor as hell in every universe, so they sure don't have the extra money to feed 4 more teenage boys. I don't know where they get the food from.
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Maybe some of it is stuff that's just past expiration date (but still edible) that local stores tossed out. For fresher stuff... even if their friends are not well off, well, coupons exist and they might, as I said before, no doubt be pros at spotting loose change and dropped dollars to be able to contribute to their friends willing to pick up a few things for them. (Plus being able to afford delivery/take out, the pizza or otherwise.)

In terms of moral gray area, since it's technically shop lifting (and I'd like to think they'd at least feel a little guilty for having no other choice), they might also know what days local stores tend to get their stock deliveries. Then swipe a case or two from the truck when the employees' backs are turned.
Look at that pizza.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/vic...316768ddf5f3d4

Link doesn't want to work without paper subscription but anyway photo attached. It was about freegans.

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Old 07-20-2017, 10:21 PM   #44
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In the early Mirage days I would say it might be tough but after the first cartoon I'm sure they made bank off dat merch.
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Old 07-20-2017, 11:39 PM   #45
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Maybe some of it is stuff that's just past expiration date (but still edible) that local stores tossed out. For fresher stuff... even if their friends are not well off, well, coupons exist and they might, as I said before, no doubt be pros at spotting loose change and dropped dollars to be able to contribute to their friends willing to pick up a few things for them. (Plus being able to afford delivery/take out, the pizza or otherwise.)

In terms of moral gray area, since it's technically shop lifting (and I'd like to think they'd at least feel a little guilty for having no other choice), they might also know what days local stores tend to get their stock deliveries. Then swipe a case or two from the truck when the employees' backs are turned.
Or swipe from the local food pantries. They would take enough to throw off the inventory somewhat, but not so much that it couldn't be replaced.

In the Fred Wolf series it's any sort of guess as to how the turtles are able to pay for stuff.

2k3 I would wager they do get some monitory compensation for doing some manual assistance for April and some of their other allies. since we do see the turtles snag some hot dogs during the episode when Usagi arrives in New York and then a few dollars drop from the sky.

And in the first Justice Force episode we see Don ask Casey to help him get that flying toy from that comic book store.

2k12 maybe they scrimpt a lot of the occasional money that falls down the sewers. Murakami seems to give them Pizza Gyoza on the house since he says he wasn't popular before he invented that dish for them
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Old 07-21-2017, 06:30 AM   #46
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It is weird the Turtles have food in their refigerator and drinks and stuff. That's fresh food look like it was bought in the supermarket, not found in the garbage or storm drains or whatever.

April and Casey are always portrayed as poor as hell in every universe, so they sure don't have the extra money to feed 4 more teenage boys. I don't know where they get the food from.
April and Irma in the 1987-1996 series weren't so poor (even if they weren't superrich either). The problem is more before they met them.

As when it comes to the refigerator in the sewers, Donatello can fix most things.
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Old 08-04-2017, 12:43 PM   #47
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Yep that works. Not sure everyone would agree but that's valid at least for the 2007 movie.
I remember being a little bit satisfied with this when the 2007 movie came out but it still sort of still begs to ask where they got money before that? Doesn't seem they had been doing it before they stopped fighting crime.
Also when they're younger how did Splinter get cash? I can't imagine the turtles as kids being able to support themselves on their own.
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Old 08-04-2017, 01:49 PM   #48
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Stealing seems the most likely. I really wanna know where Donnie gets all his sh*t from.
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Old 08-04-2017, 03:24 PM   #49
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Stealing seems the most likely. I really wanna know where Donnie gets all his sh*t from.
In Mirage/4kids he's a junkyard picker, which only goes so far, but it's something. Figure April fills in the blanks with cheap tech.
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Old 04-15-2021, 09:54 PM   #50
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I know it's old, don't hit me. Think it was recently mentioned again somewhere(?) how they afford stuff, but this was the most recent thread I could find on the topic.


Just wanted to add that this must be part of it.

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Researchers from Arizona State University analyzed sewage sludge—the stuff left behind after treating raw sewage—with a mass spectrometer, and found that a city of a million people gives out $13 million worth of metal annually—and $2.6 million of it is silver and gold.

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NYC is a city of how many millions? With help from Donnie's ingenuity to set up a way to collect it (and avoiding doing a lot of really gross panning by hand), these guys are secretly richer than we know.

Clean it up, melt it down in the case of small fragments, then put on a disguise to go pawn it...
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Old 04-15-2021, 11:06 PM   #51
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They find lost wallets and loose change? Mikeys Stand is Harvest.
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Old 04-19-2021, 04:16 PM   #52
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In issue 2, of the volume 4 of mirage, we can see than Donnie found an abandoned armored car, full of corpses and with a lot of money inside, i guess is not the first time they found corpses with money.

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Old 05-02-2021, 07:42 PM   #53
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Oddly, I've never given this question much thought.

They only really need money to buy food, to be fair. Everything else they have is most likely stuff they've found abandoned and brought home for Donatello to fix.

Ordering pizza as often as they do can be quite expensive, though. And to make your own pizzas, you need ingredients. In the 1987 series you see them wearing those disguises at the supermarket in the first season 2 episode. But you never see that in the 2k3 series for example. Then again, they don't eat pizza in that series.
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Old 05-04-2021, 04:12 PM   #54
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But you never see that in the 2k3 series for example. Then again, they don't eat pizza in that series.
That show should have touched on it at least a little how they go about it. After they all finally regrouped and were at the old water treatment plant, didn't someone (Leo?) go pickup Chinese or something like that for everyone? They surely shopped and wore disguises more than we ever got to see.

Which is a shame, because one of the only times we ever saw it (when they got into the Purple Dragons headquarters) was sort of adorable. Those should have been figures.
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