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Old 07-06-2006, 10:10 AM   #41
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Thanks for the vote of confidence, ESRBob. I'm ordering your book today, can't wait to read it
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Re: How could you refrain from shopping?
Old 07-06-2006, 10:12 AM   #42
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So let me get this straight...he tells you that you can cut back on shopping and your first reaction is to buy something?
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Pair of electric clippers and a comb, about $35 five years ago.

Giving myself the exact same haircut I was getting before that: free.

Just watched what the folks that cut my hair did and then copied it.* But then its not like I'm getting some complex style or anything.

I might even get a flowbee or something like that and see how it works.* How bad can it be?

My wife still resists my offers to cut her hair, but I think the place she goes to charges about $15.* Some stylist in the 'bad part of town', which around here is saying something...
Greg used to always cut his own hair and did a good job. *Now I cut it. Growing up I was the family barber. *When I was about 11, my dad handed me the clippers and said go to it. *Those first hair cuts were horrifying, but my father never complained and the sibs were all little and didn't know if they had good or bad cuts. *Years ago while in college I let Greg cut my hair. *Never again. *(or at least not until I am willing to get a buzz cut).
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I don't shop, well except for Fry's Electronics......


I tell myself to avoid it.....MUST NOT GO TO FRY'S.......but the car somehow goes there by itself



My name is yakers and I'm a Fryaholic...
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So let me get this straight...he tells you that you can cut back on shopping and your first reaction is to buy something?
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I don't shop, well except for Fry's Electronics......
Yeah, well, I had to move a couple of hours away from the dang thing and then they built one across town and I had to move again.
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OMG!! I LOVE FRYS! A geeks paradise
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There used to be a Stacy's Bookstore in Palo Alto --Another geek paradise!!! Too bad it's gone. The only location left is in SF on Market St. The geek sections are half of what they used to be in late 90's
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OMG!!* I LOVE FRYS!* A geeks paradise*
Ha ya I love that place. When you check out its like you are walking down the aisle of pure temptation snack food wise. I feel for parents bringing little kids through that place.
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OMG U guyz R n3rds.
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The geek sections are half of what they used to be in late 90's*
Can a geek in a bookstore still be a geek? *

That's so last millenium when everything geekish is online... gosh, I wonder if Fry's has their own website where you could order stuff without even having to leave the house!
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That's so last millenium when everything geekish is online... gosh, I wonder if Fry's has their own website where you could order stuff without even having to leave the house!
Fry's has resisted the calling! Nothing like actually feeling the tinkertoys.

http://www.frys.com/
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That's so last millenium when everything geekish is online... gosh, I wonder if Fry's has their own website where you could order stuff without even having to leave the house!
Yeah, but then you miss running the junk food gauntlet by checkout

And the midweek reams of paper for 99cents and other daily specials,

Oh, and my local one (Burbank) has a dining area inside too!

And there are all the things you need to look at, like monitors,

And the floor specials,


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There's something about the smell of soldering irons that always gets my heart racing. Investing in failed electronics startups kinda cured me of the affliction, though. Not sure I can recommend it as a cure for Fryaholism, though, Yakers.


I-hate-CNBC-- your technique of buying a timeshare slot on eBay and then trading it for something better in the network sounds too good to be true -- is this something you think the average layperson could replicate or would it take a hard-core insider with a penchant for jetting off to random distant places on short notice in order to get the kinds of deals you're talking about?
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I-hate-CNBC-- your technique of buying a timeshare slot on eBay and then trading it for something better in the network sounds too good to be true -- is this something you think the average layperson could replicate or would it take a hard-core insider with a penchant for jetting off to random distant places on short notice in order to get the kinds of deals you're talking about?
I purchased two weeks at a crappy timeshare in TN.* I use it to trade.* Once you get an RCI account you can go in and bank your weeks and then pick another week(s) elsewhere.* I use a company in Australia that goes this for me for $69.* * There is no point to drop 10-30K on a timeshare week like some people do.*

I know that is hard to visualize but once you bank your weeks you can look at what is available and reserve it.* It is not hard at all.* IMO.*
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I know that is hard to visualize but once you bank your weeks you can look at what is available and reserve it. It is not hard at all. IMO.
What do you end up paying per night after all the fees and everything (on average)?
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What do you end up paying per night after all the fees and everything (on average)?
I pay 52 maintenance fee per year and the 69 exchange fee so it works out to 17.29 per day.* I have two weeks or a total of 14 days of lodging per year.

I stayed at place in Paris that was 368 per day if you walked in off the street for a night.* I stayed at another place in Capetown that was 299 per day.*

Once you get an RCI account then can see what is available:

http://www.rci.com/RCIW/RCIW_index?body=RCIW_rdMain

Note:* I don't work for RCI (actually I don't work at all ).* I just find it a great deal, of course if you do not be a sucker and pay 30K for a timeshare week in Vegas or something.*
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So let me get this straight...he tells you that you can cut back on shopping and your first reaction is to buy something?
Yup, there it is--my entire problem. I need help, but at least I know I need it*
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