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Re: Telephone Calls! Help! [Telemarketing phone calls]

Thanks roymeo and Bob.Beeman
by CountryBoy
Tue Aug 12, 2014 4:17 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Telephone Calls! Help! [Telemarketing phone calls]
Replies: 97
Views: 5710

Re: Sources for Discovering Dishwasher Quality

I've heard good things about Kenmore if that means anything.


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by CountryBoy
Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:53 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sources for Discovering Dishwasher Quality
Replies: 36
Views: 1782

Re: Sources for Discovering Dishwasher Quality

Have also gone to Amazon and www.gardenweb.com for reviews on: Miele, Bosch, Kitchen Aid & Fisher & Paykel.

I realize the brands are top of the line but the reviews can be truly chilling.
by CountryBoy
Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:49 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sources for Discovering Dishwasher Quality
Replies: 36
Views: 1782

Re: Sources for Discovering Dishwasher Quality

Well, they liked Bosche the best and this is what the reviewers on Amazon had to say: 1.0 out of 5 stars Four Broken Handles within 3 months., July 17, 2014 This review is from: Bosch SHP65T55UC 500 24" Stainless Steel Fully Integrated Dishwasher - Energy Star Avoid this recessed handle Bosch D...
by CountryBoy
Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:48 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sources for Discovering Dishwasher Quality
Replies: 36
Views: 1782

Re: Sources for Discovering Dishwasher Quality

The following dishwasher was recommended here and by Consumer Reports. People may wish to review the large number of negative reviews of what people on Amazon said: http://www.amazon.com/Kenmore-Elite-Dishwasher-PowerwashTM-Technology/product-reviews/B009IESWKO In summary, I sense there is no object...
by CountryBoy
Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:55 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sources for Discovering Dishwasher Quality
Replies: 36
Views: 1782

Re: Sources for Discovering Dishwasher Quality

Well, over at Gardenweb.com there is talk of Miele Futura Classic Dishwasher and many like it but on Amazon I get this: By Nicole Kinsman "mom on leave" (USA) - See all my reviews This review is from: G4225SCSS | Miele Futura Classic Dishwasher with Cutlery Tray - Clean Touch Steel I have ...
by CountryBoy
Sun Aug 10, 2014 5:52 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sources for Discovering Dishwasher Quality
Replies: 36
Views: 1782

Re: Sources for Discovering Dishwasher Quality

Just a really small tidbit of a footnote here for those who have not bought a dishwasher in recent years.

I am finding that the run time for cleaning the dishes can be 1-2+ hours. Seriously. Apparently the energy constraints on how much energy can be used lengthens the cycle for the machine.

FWIW.
by CountryBoy
Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:43 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sources for Discovering Dishwasher Quality
Replies: 36
Views: 1782

Re: Sources for Discovering Dishwasher Quality

>jlawrence01 Well we tried that and got this Our personal experience is that we wash our own dishes and leave the dishwasher that we have un-repaired. The repair man who discussed our options said that the new machines are just not that reliable and the repair of old machines will be with plastic pa...
by CountryBoy
Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:36 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sources for Discovering Dishwasher Quality
Replies: 36
Views: 1782

Re: Sources for Discovering Dishwasher Quality

For what it is worth...........

2014 CR Buying Guide
Top 5
1-Kenmore Elite 12793 $1350

2-Kenmore Elite 12783 $1200

3-Bosch Ascenta .........$700

4-Bosch SHX98MO-9-UC $1550

5-KitchenAid............. $1500
by CountryBoy
Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:14 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sources for Discovering Dishwasher Quality
Replies: 36
Views: 1782

Re: Sources for Discovering Dishwasher Quality

bnes What do you mean by "quality"? We want a reliable medium cost machine that will last as long as possible with as few repairs as possible. Think of the old Toyota Camrys that were low maintenance and would last a long time. Is there a dishwasher like that out there? Yes, in my dreams.....
by CountryBoy
Sun Aug 10, 2014 1:57 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sources for Discovering Dishwasher Quality
Replies: 36
Views: 1782

Re: Sources for Discovering Dishwasher Quality

Maybe also worth checking out: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=+dishwashers&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3A+dishwashers http://www.cnet.com/topics/dishwashers/buying-guide/ http://reviews.bestbuy.com/3545/abcat0905000/dishwashers-reviews/category.htm Our pers...
by CountryBoy
Sun Aug 10, 2014 1:47 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sources for Discovering Dishwasher Quality
Replies: 36
Views: 1782

Re: Sources for Discovering Dishwasher Quality

So where does one go to research quality on dishwashers?
by CountryBoy
Sun Aug 10, 2014 1:17 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sources for Discovering Dishwasher Quality
Replies: 36
Views: 1782

Sources for Discovering Dishwasher Quality

Everyone has a different experience with their dishwasher. But does anyone know where to go other than the Consumer Reports for evaluating the quality of a dishwasher? Are places like http://www.reviewed.com/search/products?page=1&keywords=dishwasher&sort=relevance worthless? The website ind...
by CountryBoy
Sun Aug 10, 2014 12:28 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sources for Discovering Dishwasher Quality
Replies: 36
Views: 1782

Re: Telephone Calls! Help!

> dolphinsaremammals

Thank you
Thank you
Thank you
!!!!!!!!!!!
by CountryBoy
Fri Aug 08, 2014 8:10 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Telephone Calls! Help! [Telemarketing phone calls]
Replies: 97
Views: 5710

Re: Telephone Calls! Help!

Our land line has an answering machine, like most people, and like many people ours gives an audio called ID so we can be in another room and hear who the call is from. 90% of the time the call is junk so we never even have to get out of a chair to go answer it. We have the same setup but don't tak...
by CountryBoy
Fri Aug 08, 2014 4:51 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Telephone Calls! Help! [Telemarketing phone calls]
Replies: 97
Views: 5710

Re: Telephone Calls! Help!

go straight to the answering machine.


We do that already. Sounds like there is no way to stop the phone ringing off the hook with the robo machine calling and then hanging up.
by CountryBoy
Fri Aug 08, 2014 2:34 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Telephone Calls! Help! [Telemarketing phone calls]
Replies: 97
Views: 5710

Re: Telephone Calls! Help!

Many thanks for the article; greatly appreciated. My wife suggested an unlisted number but then we agreed that is useless. Since we would have to use it for the NYS DOM, etc. and they sell all our info to whomever anyway, it would be a useless exercise. At the moment nomorobo seems our only life lin...
by CountryBoy
Fri Aug 08, 2014 10:19 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Telephone Calls! Help! [Telemarketing phone calls]
Replies: 97
Views: 5710

Re: Telephone Calls! Help!

Just spoke with the Verizon phone company on this. They advise: - they can not control who calls us anymore than who we call -that going to cell phone will have junk calls as well. -get on the FCC Do Not Call list (already done that) -sign on to my Verizon account and choose the Privacy options avai...
by CountryBoy
Fri Aug 08, 2014 9:11 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Telephone Calls! Help! [Telemarketing phone calls]
Replies: 97
Views: 5710

Re: Telephone Calls! Help!

Am interested in all the different answers to my OP.

But could people answer
Why wouldn't you eventually just get all of the solicitation calls on your cell phone?
by CountryBoy
Fri Aug 08, 2014 8:20 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Telephone Calls! Help! [Telemarketing phone calls]
Replies: 97
Views: 5710

Telephone Calls! Help! [Telemarketing phone calls]

We are on the Do Not Call List but we get calls from companies, plus survey co.s, politicians, etc. all day.

We don't answer unless someone identifies themselves.

The phone is no longer our own; it belongs to any company that wants to sell something.

Please! How do we stop it ???!!!
by CountryBoy
Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:37 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Telephone Calls! Help! [Telemarketing phone calls]
Replies: 97
Views: 5710

Re: Advice: Remodel of kitchen, bath, and basement?

scone

Thanks for one very wise and helpful post.

Maybe Bogleheads could start a special section on Remodeling-this is truly valuable stuff.

Everyone sounds so knowledgeable here.

Most grateful.
by CountryBoy
Tue Aug 05, 2014 3:08 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Advice: Remodel of kitchen, bath, and basement?
Replies: 30
Views: 1407

Re: Advice: Remodel of kitchen, bath, and basement?

All very good points.

Thanks.
by CountryBoy
Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:02 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Advice: Remodel of kitchen, bath, and basement?
Replies: 30
Views: 1407

Re: Advice: Remodel of kitchen, bath, and basement?

We are very grateful to everyone for taking so much time to give the excellent advice that you have. Please note: 1-The basement must be re-done since that is where we kept / keep a cat that has badly damaged the entire room, contrary to our very best efforts. The house could not sell with the room ...
by CountryBoy
Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:40 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Advice: Remodel of kitchen, bath, and basement?
Replies: 30
Views: 1407

Re: Advice: Remodel of kitchen, bath, and basement?

GULP!

Thanks guys; that sounds like more excellent advice.
by CountryBoy
Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:30 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Advice: Remodel of kitchen, bath, and basement?
Replies: 30
Views: 1407

Re: Advice: Remodel of kitchen, bath, and basement?

dolphinsaremammals » Mon Aug 04, 2014 6:11 pm

+1
by CountryBoy
Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:37 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Advice: Remodel of kitchen, bath, and basement?
Replies: 30
Views: 1407

Re: Advice: Remodel of kitchen, bath, and basement?

Unless you are doing these upgrades in preparation to sell This is totally a market driven choice on our part; we need to do what Mr. Market says. I am living in Westchester county, NY and the house across the street has been up for sale for 5 months and at $549,000 has no takers. In fact in northe...
by CountryBoy
Mon Aug 04, 2014 6:33 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Advice: Remodel of kitchen, bath, and basement?
Replies: 30
Views: 1407

Re: Advice: Remodel of kitchen, bath, and basement?

Porcelain? Is there some tile made out of porcelain? Correct. The folks at the showroom say it is cheaper and lower on maintenance that granite, marble, etc. Stainless steel is overdone? Probably so. We are doing this remodel with the idea that the changes are an investment in the future to keep va...
by CountryBoy
Mon Aug 04, 2014 5:24 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Advice: Remodel of kitchen, bath, and basement?
Replies: 30
Views: 1407

Re: Advice: Remodel of kitchen, bath, and basement?

Sounds like excellent advice; thank you!
by CountryBoy
Mon Aug 04, 2014 5:04 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Advice: Remodel of kitchen, bath, and basement?
Replies: 30
Views: 1407

Re: Advice: Remodel of kitchen, bath, and basement?

At the moment we see the project in 3 stages with separate contracts:

1-the kitchen and bath on main floor
2-family room and bath in basement
3-bathroom upstairs.

#1 would be this fall.
#2 would be in the spring
#3 whenever....
by CountryBoy
Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:38 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Advice: Remodel of kitchen, bath, and basement?
Replies: 30
Views: 1407

Advice: Remodel of kitchen, bath, and basement?

Anyone with advice re: remodel of kitchen, bath, and basement? We have never done this before and so are total beginners. We believe we have an excellent contractor and have already visited some showrooms for flooring. But we have everything to learn and sense this is a long learning curve with all ...
by CountryBoy
Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:23 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Advice: Remodel of kitchen, bath, and basement?
Replies: 30
Views: 1407

Windows 7 going the way of XP?

[Thread merged into here, see below. --admin LadyGeek] In a Microsoft post announcing a mostly uninteresting list of products and their respective dates for when Microsoft will terminate support for them is a notable standout: Windows 7. Within the next six months, all versions of Windows 7 will en...
by CountryBoy
Wed Jul 09, 2014 2:05 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Windows 7 free support will be ending in 2015
Replies: 27
Views: 2309

Re: Enough: True Measures of Money

I guess I will never know the answer, but I thought some people on the Forum would have wealthy friends that could share some insight on the topic.

Thank you LadyGeek for the time.
by CountryBoy
Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:38 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Enough: True Measures of Money
Replies: 28
Views: 2407

Re: Enough: True Measures of Money

Well, I appreciate LadyGeek allowing me time to get some answers on this, but for the record I still don't get what people really do with all the money, given the fact they can't be living in 4 houses each and every year; riding in a yacht and a jet plane and driving a few expensive cars while at th...
by CountryBoy
Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:19 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Enough: True Measures of Money
Replies: 28
Views: 2407

Re: Enough: True Measures of Money

Ok so I read in the link that It can cost in the region of €500,000 to fill the tanks of the largest yachts. Golly, those folks could really be hurting for gas money; who would have thought. But my point still stands, while you are cruising in the yacht, you can't be living in the 4 houses; flying t...
by CountryBoy
Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:47 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Enough: True Measures of Money
Replies: 28
Views: 2407

Re: Enough: True Measures of Money

I don't want to appear contentious on the topic but I still don't see how a person can spend so much time in the 4 houses; in the air in the jet; and on water in the yacht plus buying art for a collection. It just sounds exhausting. I think Jack Bogle is a lot more happy and certainly on the right t...
by CountryBoy
Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:32 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Enough: True Measures of Money
Replies: 28
Views: 2407

Re: Enough: True Measures of Money

Now I did not think of art. Thank you.
by CountryBoy
Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:24 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Enough: True Measures of Money
Replies: 28
Views: 2407

Re: Enough: True Measures of Money

kaudrey..."4 houses" Ok so the guy has four houses, which means he visits each house for 3 months of the year, which is fine. But picking up and moving every 3 months, year after year would seem to me to be a exhausting. And if he buys a plane, then just how much time can a person spend in...
by CountryBoy
Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:59 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Enough: True Measures of Money
Replies: 28
Views: 2407

Re: Enough: True Measures of Money

livesoft

Please clarify.
by CountryBoy
Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:45 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Enough: True Measures of Money
Replies: 28
Views: 2407

Enough: True Measures of Money

Ok, I have a serious question that is neither political or economic. I want to know where people actually spend their money when they get paid 19.9 million dollars for a year's work. This by the way was a 50% increase over last year. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/04/lloyd-blankfein-pay_n_509...
by CountryBoy
Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:40 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Enough: True Measures of Money
Replies: 28
Views: 2407

Re: American Made Wind Up Alarm Clock

Good point.......
by CountryBoy
Sun Jun 01, 2014 3:27 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: American Made Wind Up Alarm Clock
Replies: 9
Views: 858

Re: American Made Wind Up Alarm Clock

Well, not really. I believe this is more clearly technology based. We have developed space and computer technologies, etc. but lost our ability to maintain older technologies, ie, clocks. Maybe we can't have it all. I am of the opinion that telling time should be able to be done independent of a bat...
by CountryBoy
Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:41 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: American Made Wind Up Alarm Clock
Replies: 9
Views: 858

Re: American Made Wind Up Alarm Clock

I have sought to do repairs loclly on two occasions and still the clocks don't work....
by CountryBoy
Sat May 31, 2014 10:05 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: American Made Wind Up Alarm Clock
Replies: 9
Views: 858

Re: American Made Wind Up Alarm Clock

Thanks, I am currently using one that looks just like that; it is made in China. This is typical of what is made in China and does not work: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/01/books/review/jeff-vandermeers-authority-and-more.html?ref=review Of course I have a couple of Very early Little Ben Westclox ...
by CountryBoy
Sat May 31, 2014 9:47 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: American Made Wind Up Alarm Clock
Replies: 9
Views: 858

American Made Wind Up Alarm Clock

Did anyone every locate a place to buy a reliable American made wind up alarm clock for the night stand?

Many are made in China and never work.

I am still looking; see below for more.

viewtopic.php?t=43451

Thanks.
by CountryBoy
Sat May 31, 2014 8:58 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: American Made Wind Up Alarm Clock
Replies: 9
Views: 858

Re: Put down that smart phone; Log off!!

WOW! and thank you!
by CountryBoy
Tue May 06, 2014 1:15 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Put down that smart phone; Log off!!
Replies: 25
Views: 4200

Re: Ordering new blank checks

Buy now and save later..........?
by CountryBoy
Tue May 06, 2014 1:07 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Ordering new blank checks
Replies: 36
Views: 1922

Re: Ordering new blank checks

Many thanks to all.......

Good idea HIinvestor re being a new customer.
by CountryBoy
Mon May 05, 2014 5:36 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Ordering new blank checks
Replies: 36
Views: 1922
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