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Old 01-06-2015, 09:20 PM   #521
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Ordered a Hario slim burr grinder which arrived today. I can't wait to try it out tomorrow morning
Oh, sure, you'll be fine with that. For a few weeks. And then it's big brother for a few more weeks.

But then you'll be craving this bad boy...


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Old 01-07-2015, 01:23 AM   #523
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Well I certainly hope the hario is so good I want to upgrade. Currently using a blade grinder with my french press which I understand is a big faux pas.


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Electric shaver. Normally do a yrly blade replacement but price of a new, on sale electric razor was almost the same as replacement blade for three year old razor. No brainer.

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I did not get this on Amazon, but such a great deal I had to tell someone. Bed Bath and Beyond. It was the display model and they said they were going to carry it in catalog but not in the store. I ask if they would sell the display and how much. No book, no box, but a $149 oven for $75! It pays to ask.
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Old 01-07-2015, 10:02 AM   #526
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Sipping my coffee now made with my burr grinder. I think it turned out a little smoother and less bitter but I'm not sure I could tell in a blind test.

I will have to play the coarseness setting a bit -- it seems that there is still some variation in the size of the coffee grounds (but way better than a blade chopper).
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Well I certainly hope the hario is so good I want to upgrade. Currently using a blade grinder with my french press which I understand is a big faux pas.
Oh! The little Hario is perfect for use with a 1 liter French press. Set it for a moderately coarse grind, fill it, grind for maybe 45 sec, and you're good to go. Back on topic, I got all three Hario grinders through Amazon. The biggest holds two days of decaf espresso grind. The mid-size one usually has a couple days of 'leaded' espresso grind, and the little one... erm... does a moderately coarse grind for the Sunday morning French press.

The little grinder is neat. It's easily hand-held, and unlike the blade grinders, won't make all that 'flour' or coffee dust that makes French press or metal filtered coffee (like espresso) cloudy and bitter. You can walk about while grinding. It doesn't need to sit on a table.

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What is the last thing you ordered from Amazon?

I just ordered brake pads for my Dodge Ram 1500 from Amazon. I had the truck in the dealer to get a recall item fixed. Service department said I needed new brakes and quoted me $399 for front brakes and to turn the rotars. Yikes! I will do it myself for a lot less.


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I just ordered brake pads for my Dodge Ram 1500 from Amazon. I had the truck in the dealer to get a recall item fixed. Service department said I needed new brakes and quoted me $399 for front brakes and to turn the rotors. Yikes! I will do it myself for a lot less.
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Interesting, too, how these repairs tend to be in even $100 increments. You may not even need to turn the rotors if you aren't experiencing brake pulsation. Just deglaze them.
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Interesting, too, how these repairs tend to be in even $100 increments. You may not even need to turn the rotors if you aren't experiencing brake pulsation. Just deglaze them.
I'm surprised the dealership quoted on turning rotors. Most dealerships don't have a lathe to chuck up a rotor and face it off, let alone even know how to do jobs like that.

I guess they would send the rotors out to a shop or just call and tell you that new rotors are needed for an additional $200.

I changed the front brakes on my 2002 Dodge Ram last summer in one hour and that included new pads and rotors. The total cost was about $100 in parts.
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I just ordered Stella Dora annisette cookies. They're REALLY hard to get around here but are a key ingredient for my husbands favorite cake (Italian cream cake). Since it's his birthday next week I ordered the cookies from amazon. Last year I spent the time to go down to our Little Italy neighborhood and checked the two specialty grocers down there, Filippis and Mona Lisas, (where I've had success in the past) and found nada... Stella Dora randomly starts/stops shipping their products to the west coast. I ended up ordering from amazon. This year I saved myself the trouble and just ordered them off amazon from the start.

Seems weird to order a grocery item from them...
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I just spent the $100 free gift card I got by signing up for a DiscoverIt Chrome card at Amazon over the Christmas holiday.
I bought suet blocks for the birdies, truffles and Bella Coola loose leaf herbal tea for me, and some office supplies and replacement shaver heads for Mr B.
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Got myself an 8-bay battery charger. I didn't really need it as I have two other chargers (4 bays at a time), but it will be convenient (and fun) to have fresh batteries on standby.

Amazon.com: Tenergy TN162 8-Bay Smart AA/AAA NiMH/NiCd Battery Charger: Cell Phones & Accessories

So the charger arrived, but when I opened up, realized there is this tiny tiny piece of paper stuck in between the LCD screen and LCD cover.

The charger was brand new too. Where is quality control?

I ordered a replacement and this charger is going back for a refund.
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ZTS Mini 9R Battery Tester - ZTS MINI-MBT9R - Auto Battery Testers - Amazon.com

Oops. I did it again and just ordered another battery tester

I really don't need it as I've been moving to all low discharge rechargeable batteries and once a battery from a set (such as in a CD player) goes kaput, I just recharge the entire set which is like replacing with all new (if I was using alkalines) batteries.

But the tester could be fun (until I get bored) . Plus, it may come in handy to show me how much juice is in my 9v garage door opener remote battery and/or smoke detector battery.
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In the middle of the night last night, I discovered a momentary bargain. The Fujitsu mobile document scanner that I wanted was very briefly listed for $19 less than the lowest it has been listed for over the past year (I've been watching it!). So, it is on its way to me now.



I am going to use it to scan in my file cabinet contents, which will make hurricane evacuations or moving (once I find my dream house) much easier.
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In the middle of the night last night, I discovered a momentary bargain. The Fujitsu mobile document scanner that I wanted was very briefly listed for $19 less than the lowest it has been listed for over the past year (I've been watching it!). So, it is on its way to me now.



I am going to use it to scan in my file cabinet contents, which will make hurricane evacuations or moving (once I find my dream house) much easier.
That scanner looks nice! I've been eyeing a portable scanner (looking at a Doxie) myself but got side tracked and bought a blood pressure monitor instead
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The Fujitsu mobile document scanner that I wanted was very briefly listed for $19 less than the lowest it has been listed for over the past year (I've been watching it!). So, it is on its way to me now.
I predict that you'll love the fuji scanner. We have a slightly different model and it's been fantastic for going paperless.
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I predict that you'll love the fuji scanner. We have a slightly different model and it's been fantastic for going paperless.
Oh good! Glad to hear this. I was slightly dreading the work involved in all the scanning and shredding ahead (but it's got to be done). Once I get the older stuff scanned in, hopefully scanning new items every week or two won't be too bad.

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That scanner looks nice! I've been eyeing a portable scanner (looking at a Doxie) myself but got side tracked and bought a blood pressure monitor instead
Believe me, I can relate to that. Besides, the BP monitor is more important.

I bookmarked this scanner (the Fujitsu 1300i) quite some time ago and have been checking it nightly. I wasn't planning on buying it this month, but just had to jump on it last night around 1:30 AM when the price dropped radically like that for just a few hours. It hadn't dropped at all at 10:30 PM.


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Those look great! I love automated lights and they can save energy, too.
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