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Old 08-09-2016, 06:26 PM   #1341
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Got a 30 oz stainless steel tumbler on the way. Will be good for the golf course on hot days and long trips. Can't believe Yeti gets $40 for the same thing.

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Old 08-09-2016, 09:55 PM   #1342
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Just ordered an Iowa Hawkeye flag. Football season is just around the cornet. Go Hawks.
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Old 08-10-2016, 01:01 AM   #1343
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My son just bought me a new pair of shoes from Amazon recently.
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I ordered an Anova sous vide circulator, and a container and lid. I discovered sous vide through ER forums here, and have been using my crock pot, etc. I can't wait to cook with a circulator. I also got a cheap rack to hold the bags in place. Last, a new set of blue tooth headphones for DH; his old ones broke.


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Old 08-10-2016, 07:52 AM   #1345
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Received my Nada-Chair Back-Up back support for reducing back pain while sitting in a chair. It seems to help but we will see how well it works in the long run.

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Old 08-10-2016, 04:16 PM   #1346
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I decided to try filling an Amazon Prime Pantry box today for the first time. You fill the (virtual) box with non-perishable household goods like detergent, canned goods, TP, or whatever, and all is delivered to your doorstep.

My impressions are that the prices are a little steep for most things. My box full cost $75 but I applied $10 in credit card rewards so it was only $65.

Normally shipping is $5.99 per (virtual) box full, but I got free shipping since I waited for the "no rush" shipping on a previous non-pantry item that I ordered.

Overall I don't think that this is something I will do very much because of the prices. I was just in a mood and wanted to try it.
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Old 08-10-2016, 09:36 PM   #1347
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I decided to try filling an Amazon Prime Pantry box today for the first time. You fill the (virtual) box with non-perishable household goods like detergent, canned goods, TP, or whatever, and all is delivered to your doorstep.

My impressions are that the prices are a little steep for most things. My box full cost $75 but I applied $10 in credit card rewards so it was only $65.

Normally shipping is $5.99 per (virtual) box full, but I got free shipping since I waited for the "no rush" shipping on a previous non-pantry item that I ordered.

Overall I don't think that this is something I will do very much because of the prices. I was just in a mood and wanted to try it.
I order a lot of stuff for my small (tiny) business, and they keep offering me $5 for Prime Pantry if I go for slower shipping. I looked into it, since my customers aren't in any great hurry, but as you said, the items seem overpriced and there just isn't much there that I want. I suspect that's an Amazon service/product that isn't going to make it in the long run. Now if they were offering $s for Amazon video, I'd probably go for it.
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Old 08-12-2016, 10:57 AM   #1348
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Frank has one and uses it all the time. He loves it! I hope you do, too. It not only kills the bugs, but also it's fun (or so he says). I borrowed it when a bee got in my house, but I didn't think it was that fun because I was scared to death of the bee and of what could happen if it survived my first attempt at killing it. Turned out it left via the door so I didn't have find out.
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I managed to zap my first fly last night with my new bug zapper. The zap was more of a stun then finish the job than a zap and evaporate all at once.

Overall, I like zapper more than a regular fly swatter or shoe .
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Old 08-12-2016, 12:44 PM   #1349
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The last thing ordered from Amazon is a light fixture and matching mirror for our bathroom remodel. These were ordered from Amazon because 1) they had the same price as everywhere else and 2) I could pay with an Amazon gift card (which was bought at Fred Meyer during the 4x the fuel points promotion). DH is all about those fuel points.
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Old 08-12-2016, 12:53 PM   #1350
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I managed to zap my first fly last night with my new bug zapper. The zap was more of a stun then finish the job than a zap and evaporate all at once.

Overall, I like zapper more than a regular fly swatter or shoe .
For the cheapskates here (you know who you are), here is a Horrible Fright coupon for a free zapper with any purchase. I usually buy a 50 cent throw away paint brush to fulfill the any purchase part.

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Depending on the color or logo you're willing to have - variations of this camp chair can range from $39 to $80+

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Old 08-15-2016, 09:37 PM   #1352
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I just received the new cartridge for my turntable. What an amazing improvement in the sound quality!
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Old 08-15-2016, 09:45 PM   #1354
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you guys aren't paperless?
Way back in the late '80s I w*rked on paperless back office software for a couple of paper intensive industry's. The system had been designed to not allow for printing any of the content it owned. The very first enhancement was to print, it was a large enhancement! The powers above pushed back to the business to no avail.

Thirty years later the ability to print is still widely used.
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Old 08-20-2016, 01:21 AM   #1355
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I was very happy with my first Amazon Prime box, but I forgot to include peanut butter. So, with that as my reason excuse, I filled another one which is on its way to me. Luckily I have plenty of unused pantry space.
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Old 08-20-2016, 06:13 AM   #1356
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A couple open box US version Galaxy S7 GSM phones.
A little splurge to get a better camera's in our phones.
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Old 08-20-2016, 07:27 AM   #1357
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Here's something odd. Same item at Target is less than $15. Amazon has for $90.75.
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Old 08-20-2016, 07:34 AM   #1358
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Here's something odd. Same item at Target is less than $15. Amazon has for $90.75.
Amazon is sprinkled with oddball products offered by third party sellers at ridiculous prices like this. Once in a while some sucker will fall for it, so it must be worth the effort even for an occasional sale.
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Here's something odd. Same item at Target is less than $15. Amazon has for $90.75.
I'd buy a whole case. As I often read here, you get what you pay for.
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I'd buy a whole case. As I often read here, you get what you pay for.
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