Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-21-2016, 11:32 AM   #1221
Moderator
Ronstar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Somewhere between Chicago and Phoenix
Posts: 7,449
Camera cover to protect my camera in a backpack, and a case of GU energy gels.
__________________

__________________
"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years" - Abraham Lincoln
Ronstar is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 04-21-2016, 12:56 PM   #1222
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Dawg52's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Central MS/Orange Beach, AL
Posts: 6,973
Amazon Fire Box. Really like it.
__________________

__________________
Retired 3/31/2007@52
Full time wuss.......
Dawg52 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2016, 11:19 AM   #1223
Dryer sheet wannabe
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 13
A book: Time Management for Cats
__________________
cat wrangler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2016, 11:49 AM   #1224
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Rustic23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Lake Livingston, Tx
Posts: 3,428
UP MOVE by Jawbone.

I have had a Fitbit One, but I gave it to GS about a year ago. While this does not have a display, it's Iphone App is good. I linked it to MyfitnessPal and the two work great together. I use my Iphone to measure activity for MyfitnessPal and the UP app for the MOVE. The calorie adjustment for the two is about 25 cal. off between the two at the end of the day.

The battery is good for about 6 months, and that's just longer that I will use it! A year from now when I decide to get in the mood again, I'll just replace the battery.
__________________
If it is after 5:00 when I post I reserve the right to disavow anything I posted.
Rustic23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2016, 11:00 AM   #1225
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
ls99's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 4,493
I finally broke down and orderd from amazon an inductive cooktop someone mentioned in one of the threads. Got here yesterday. Price was cheap enough at $59.- with free shipping. It is for my mancave. Will test it in a few days when I get there.

I'll be curious to see if it works off of an inverter with square wave output. and compare it to see if works faster with a small cast iron skillet to make eggs and bacon as compared to the same on a propane stove.

The price was cheap enough for an experiment. Since my solar system is stranded cost, the electric juice is now free, propane I still have to buy.
__________________
There must be moderation in everything, including moderation.
ls99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2016, 09:46 AM   #1226
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Chuckanut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: West of the Mississippi
Posts: 5,219
A flat antenna similar to one I already have for a different room of the house. This is the best price I have seen on them.

http://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-U...dp/B00X4RAEZC/
__________________
The worst decisions are usually made in times of anger and impatience.
Chuckanut is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2016, 09:52 AM   #1227
Moderator
Ronstar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Somewhere between Chicago and Phoenix
Posts: 7,449
2 boxes of sanding strips for my drum sander and a kindle download of a paleo diet book


Sent from my iPhone (:.using Early Retirement .//82339)
__________________
"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years" - Abraham Lincoln
Ronstar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2016, 03:02 PM   #1228
Moderator
Walt34's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Eastern WV Panhandle
Posts: 14,388
Blade 230s RTF helicopter:

http://smile.amazon.com/Blade-230s-R...rds=blade+230s
__________________
I heard the call to do nothing. So I answered it.
Walt34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2016, 03:15 PM   #1229
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
ls99's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 4,493
Quote:
Originally Posted by ls99 View Post
I finally broke down and orderd from amazon an inductive cooktop someone mentioned in one of the threads. Got here yesterday. Price was cheap enough at $59.- with free shipping. It is for my mancave. Will test it in a few days when I get there.

I'll be curious to see if it works off of an inverter with mostly square wave (Modified Sinewave) output. and compare it to see if works faster with a small cast iron skillet to make eggs and bacon as compared to the same on a propane stove.

The price was cheap enough for an experiment. Since my solar system is stranded cost, the electric juice is now free, propane I still have to buy.
Well the thing does not work on modified sine wave inverter. It does work off the generator power. The device uses near zero voltage swiching, thus needs a fairly decent sine wave to figure out the zero crossing.
__________________
There must be moderation in everything, including moderation.
ls99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2016, 09:33 AM   #1230
Administrator
W2R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 35,250
I already have six pairs of ultra-cheap reading glasses, but thought I'd order this pair because of the high ratings and to see if I like them better. Mostly I am hoping for a slightly better lens quality. The reviews are great.



I have been trying to cut down on my Amazon purchases lately, for LBYM reasons. I really didn't need these so this is not very LBYM.
__________________
"You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore." - - - C. Columbus
W2R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2016, 10:15 AM   #1231
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
easysurfer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 6,591
Just ordered a paper shredder. Time to get rid of my past
__________________
Have you ever seen a headstone with these words
"If only I had spent more time at work" ... from "Busy Man" sung by Billy Ray Cyrus
easysurfer is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2016, 10:49 AM   #1232
Moderator
Sarah in SC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 13,412
Quote:
Originally Posted by easysurfer View Post
Just ordered a paper shredder. Time to get rid of my past
I'm relieved to hear it wasn't a wood chipper!
__________________
“One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching.”
Gerard Arthur Way

Sarah in SC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2016, 11:08 AM   #1233
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Chuckanut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: West of the Mississippi
Posts: 5,219
I ordered a camera case.

FWIW, I have noticed that my local Target store is now consistently cheaper by 5 to 10% compared to Amazon Prime. And this is before the 5% discount one can get with Target's Red card. So.... If I don't have to make an extra trip to Target to buy something, that's where I tend to shop these days.

That said, the local target store is just far enough away that for anything under about $40, it's not worth the trip for just one item.
__________________
The worst decisions are usually made in times of anger and impatience.
Chuckanut is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2016, 11:21 AM   #1234
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
easysurfer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 6,591
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sarah in SC View Post
I'm relieved to hear it wasn't a wood chipper!
No, not a wood chipper .
__________________
Have you ever seen a headstone with these words
"If only I had spent more time at work" ... from "Busy Man" sung by Billy Ray Cyrus
easysurfer is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2016, 11:32 AM   #1235
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 850
Needed new rear window wiper blades for my Kia and Santa Fe. Shopped Amazon, Ebay, and local Autozone (on web). Ended up ordering one from Amazon and one from Ebay. Ebay took one day longer to get here.
__________________
RE2Boys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2016, 11:47 AM   #1236
Moderator
Sarah in SC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 13,412
Quote:
Originally Posted by easysurfer View Post
No, not a wood chipper .
Glad to hear! That "get rid of my past" sounded ominous, and the sort of thing I threaten DH with when he leaves cups anywhere but in the kitchen.
__________________
“One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching.”
Gerard Arthur Way

Sarah in SC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2016, 05:17 PM   #1237
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
easysurfer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 6,591
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sarah in SC View Post
Glad to hear! That "get rid of my past" sounded ominous, and the sort of thing I threaten DH with when he leaves cups anywhere but in the kitchen.
Will take a while now to get the image of a wood chipper out of my mind .
__________________
Have you ever seen a headstone with these words
"If only I had spent more time at work" ... from "Busy Man" sung by Billy Ray Cyrus
easysurfer is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2016, 07:01 PM   #1238
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
ls99's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 4,493
Quote:
Originally Posted by W2R View Post
I already have six pairs of ultra-cheap reading glasses, but thought I'd order this pair because of the high ratings and to see if I like them better. Mostly I am hoping for a slightly better lens quality. The reviews are great.



I have been trying to cut down on my Amazon purchases lately, for LBYM reasons. I really didn't need these so this is not very LBYM.
I get mine at goodwill, typically $2.- to 2.50. Have a dozen or so, a few at the mancave, two in each vehicle, a few around the shop and at my 'puter.
__________________
There must be moderation in everything, including moderation.
ls99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2016, 07:09 PM   #1239
Administrator
W2R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 35,250
Quote:
Originally Posted by ls99 View Post
I get mine at goodwill, typically $2.- to 2.50. Have a dozen or so, a few at the mancave, two in each vehicle, a few around the shop and at my 'puter.
Yeah, they are available for almost nothing, for sure! I'm surprised they cost you that much at Goodwill but then prices are going up everywhere. My other pairs cost $3.32/pair brand new on Amazon, not on sale.

I probably wasn't clear that I am not looking for ultra-cheap so much as for a little higher quality this time because I have been having some distressing visual issues with the cheap readers. Did you notice the reviews/ratings? 4.8 with over 1,000 reviews has peaked my interest. I want to see if they help. I doubt they will, but I have to find out.
__________________
"You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore." - - - C. Columbus
W2R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2016, 08:04 PM   #1240
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
RobbieB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Central CA
Posts: 1,463
I get prescription reading glasses made precisely for my eyes because I like to read and solder printed circuit boards and other close work.

They cost a hundred bucks and they're worth it.
__________________

__________________
Retired at 59 in 2014. Should have done it sooner but I worried too much.
RobbieB is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Only Thing I Don't Like About Amazon Prime easysurfer Other topics 12 03-11-2014 12:55 PM
He Was Ordered to Give Half of Everything to His Divorcing Wife; He Did haha Other topics 16 04-03-2008 08:49 PM
Anyone ordered canadian drugs? brewer12345 Other topics 7 04-10-2006 04:04 PM
Wal-Mart Ordered to Provide Morning-After Pill haha Other topics 6 02-18-2006 02:05 PM
See @ Last, See @ Last, Thank God I Can See @ Last Beachbumz Other topics 24 02-18-2005 08:16 PM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:23 AM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.