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by CountryBoy
Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is there a good IPOD alternative?
Replies: 27
Views: 1764

Re: Is there a good IPOD alternative?

black jack » Sat Apr 18, 2015 5:16 pm

Many thanks for the comprehensive reply. I checked out the reviews and it looks really good.
by CountryBoy
Sat Apr 18, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Opticians [Purchasing eyeglasses]
Replies: 13
Views: 1320

Re: Opticians [Purchasing eyeglasses]

No Costco nearby........at all, but we have a Home Depot :oops: ... :happy
by CountryBoy
Sat Apr 18, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is there a good IPOD alternative?
Replies: 27
Views: 1764

Re: Is there a good IPOD alternative?

Well I have a CD player and love the audiobooks I can play on it.

Does anyone know if the Sansa Clip models can play anything other than MP3? Not all audiobooks are MP3.
by CountryBoy
Sat Apr 18, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is there a good IPOD alternative?
Replies: 27
Views: 1764

Re: Is there a good IPOD alternative?

joebh » Sat Apr 18, 2015 12:25 pm That message of yours was far and away the most embarassing message I have ever gotten. It forces me to avoid nothing. So here goes: To recommend a viable alternative, tell us what attributes about a real iPod you don't like. Why not just get an iPod? - you want som...
by CountryBoy
Sat Apr 18, 2015 3:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Opticians [Purchasing eyeglasses]
Replies: 13
Views: 1320

Re: Opticians [Purchasing eyeglasses]

1-You guys are fantastic and I am so grateful for the picture of the prescription numbers. I have learned lots. 2-You are correct: I walked into an Optometrist and not an Optician's office. 3-Since this is definitely my first rodeo when it comes to mail order, I lacked confidence with also ordering ...
by CountryBoy
Sat Apr 18, 2015 8:46 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Opticians [Purchasing eyeglasses]
Replies: 13
Views: 1320

Re: Opticians

Thanks, i checked them out.
by CountryBoy
Sat Apr 18, 2015 8:08 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Opticians [Purchasing eyeglasses]
Replies: 13
Views: 1320

Re: Opticians

No, I have been examined by the optician for my prescription and now want to buy lens and frames elsewhere more cheaply.
by CountryBoy
Sat Apr 18, 2015 6:44 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is there a good IPOD alternative?
Replies: 27
Views: 1764

Re: Is there a good IPOD alternative?

I have an early clam shell Verizon cell phone. My need for a smartphone is little or nothing.

I am a 74 yo minimal user of cell phone technology.
by CountryBoy
Sat Apr 18, 2015 6:27 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Opticians [Purchasing eyeglasses]
Replies: 13
Views: 1320

Opticians [Purchasing eyeglasses]

This is not a medical question. Going into my local optician yesterday I was offered a price for glass frames of $320 but on the internet at a place called Zenni it costs $19.95 and my optician says bring it in and they will put the lenses in. My question is are there low cost alternatives to purcha...
by CountryBoy
Sat Apr 18, 2015 6:21 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is there a good IPOD alternative?
Replies: 27
Views: 1764

Re: Is there a good IPOD alternative?

Well I would like to use it for mostly audiobooks and music.

Audiobooks come in different formats, I believe.
by CountryBoy
Fri Apr 17, 2015 11:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is there a good IPOD alternative?
Replies: 27
Views: 1764

Is there a good IPOD alternative?

Is there a good IPOD alternative?

Yes I have checked Amazon but value your opinion.
by CountryBoy
Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Year round storage container for CDs in car
Replies: 14
Views: 724

Re: Year round storage container for CDs in car

Well it takes time but you are correct.
by CountryBoy
Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Year round storage container for CDs in car
Replies: 14
Views: 724

Re: Year round storage container for CDs in car

Well we live 1 hr. north of NYC and the temps this winter regularly were below freezing The summers can be in the 90's on occasion. Over at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_20?url=search-alias%3Dautomotive&field-keywords=compact+disc+storage&sprefix=compact+disc+storage%2Cpop...
by CountryBoy
Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Year round storage container for CDs in car
Replies: 14
Views: 724

Year round storage container for CDs in car

Is it possible to buy a Year round storage container for CDs in the car. Heat or cold can ruin a CD disc and I was if there are any answers to this question?

Thanks.
by CountryBoy
Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Ad Blockers
Replies: 34
Views: 1842

Re: Ad Blockers

For which many thanks; I installed it.

egads...you guys are fast! and helpful!
by CountryBoy
Mon Mar 30, 2015 3:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Ad Blockers
Replies: 34
Views: 1842

Re: Ad Blockers

OK, so I added uBlock to my Chrome, but am I correct in assuming that it is not available for Firefox?
by CountryBoy
Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Ad Blockers
Replies: 34
Views: 1842

Re: Ad Blockers

Never heard of it but it looks very good.......

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... iagm?hl=en
by CountryBoy
Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Ad Blockers
Replies: 34
Views: 1842

Ad Blockers

I currently use AdblockerPlus.

Do some use Adblock Edge?

Do people have a preference?

See
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/c84a647e-d3af ... z3VtZ1pjyJ
by CountryBoy
Thu Mar 12, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: BEWARE-Dell Computer Tech Service
Replies: 39
Views: 3577

Re: BEWARE-Dell Computer Tech Service (India)

We all know that Dell has a Long history of fraud . Their track record is what it is. Like the Dead Parrot sketch in Monty Python, they have a history. If you disagree you are certainly welcome to your own opinion. If you are happy then by all means stay happy, but their track record is what it is.
by CountryBoy
Thu Mar 12, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: BEWARE-Dell Computer Tech Service
Replies: 39
Views: 3577

Re: BEWARE-Dell Computer Tech Service (India)

Re: Dell and fraud and whether it was intentional: http://www.ag.ny.gov/press-release/cuomo-announces-dell-will-pay-4-million-defrauding-new-york-consumers I was a party in this fraud case against Dell and as a result got money back. They have a Long history of fraud; just Google the topic. Anyone b...
by CountryBoy
Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Preventing Ice Build up in my roof gutters
Replies: 23
Views: 1956

Re: Preventing Ice Build up in my roof gutters

Am very grateful for all suggestions.

Find YouTube also helpful.

Anyone with ideas re: cost for running the heat cables after installation?
by CountryBoy
Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Preventing Ice Build up in my roof gutters
Replies: 23
Views: 1956

Re: Preventing Ice Build up in my roof gutters

Excellent question; thanks.

Yes, all I can do is to knock the big heavy icicles off this winter; so it is too late to do anything else; I imagine.

But for next year, I hope to be proactive and am searching for suggestions.
by CountryBoy
Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Preventing Ice Build up in my roof gutters
Replies: 23
Views: 1956

Preventing Ice Build up in my roof gutters

Do people have any ideas as to the best and most practical way for Preventing Ice Build up in my roof gutters?

People seems to use many different things. Does electricity work?

Thanks.
by CountryBoy
Sun Jan 18, 2015 10:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Ladybugs! How do I get rid of them!
Replies: 20
Views: 1732

Re: Ladybugs! How do I get rid of them!

Well, it's all relative. I have one that has lived with me for about 3 months now. Her name is Matilda and we get along just fine. She will live to be 2-3 yrs. old. She is far cheaper than our cat re food and kitty litter and she makes less noise. She isn't noisy and doesn't make any demands; she ju...
by CountryBoy
Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Oatmeal suggestions
Replies: 147
Views: 14005

Re: Oatmeal suggestions

I used it for the first time today in bread I made.
Excellent!!!
by CountryBoy
Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Bill McNabb's] compensation
Replies: 12
Views: 2390

Re: Enough compensation

May I ask, when all the CEOs on the list in the Bloomberg article do have salaries listed, what is the advantage and to whom of keeping Mr. McNabb's salary secret? I know nothing about the financial world so I have no idea.
by CountryBoy
Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:04 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Bill McNabb's] compensation
Replies: 12
Views: 2390

Re: Enough compensation

Vanguard is a fine institution, a leader, but there often is room for improvement.
Carl53

+1
by CountryBoy
Wed Nov 19, 2014 3:24 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Bill McNabb's] compensation
Replies: 12
Views: 2390

Re: Enough compensation

I am a total supporter of the magnificent book Enough: True Measures of Money, Business, and Life by John C. Bogle. I was just curious, that is all.
by CountryBoy
Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:50 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Bill McNabb's] compensation
Replies: 12
Views: 2390

[Bill McNabb's] compensation

Could someone tell me roughly what the level of compensation is for Bill McNabb, III, who serves as the Chief Executive Officer at The Vanguard Group, Inc. ? I do not wish to argue or debate the answer but I did come across an interesting article on compensation but found his name missing: http://ww...
by CountryBoy
Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best microwave to replace kitchen stove
Replies: 26
Views: 2261

Re: Best microwave to replace kitchen stove

Now all I need is a reliable one...........
by CountryBoy
Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best microwave to replace kitchen stove
Replies: 26
Views: 2261

Re: Best microwave to replace kitchen stove

So in my planned remodel of a kitchen we were designing the microwave to be set in a cabinet. With the venting and all of the microwave with convection that would be incorrect since it needs venting. Right?
by CountryBoy
Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best microwave to replace kitchen stove
Replies: 26
Views: 2261

Re: Best microwave to replace kitchen stove

Can I bake bread in it? I don't have a convection oven but maybe with a microwave with convection I was curious if I could bake bread...normally about 350 degrees for 45 mins.
by CountryBoy
Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best microwave to replace kitchen stove
Replies: 26
Views: 2261

Re: Best microwave to replace kitchen stove

Sharp Carousel microwave...

http://www.amazon.com/Sharp-R-331ZS-100 ... ewpoints=0

Am not sure what product to buy.
by CountryBoy
Tue Nov 11, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best microwave to replace kitchen stove
Replies: 26
Views: 2261

Re: Best microwave to replace kitchen stove

Breville Smart Oven sounds good but how do you feel about these comments........

http://www.amazon.com/Breville-BOV800XL ... ewpoints=0
by CountryBoy
Tue Nov 11, 2014 5:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best microwave to replace kitchen stove
Replies: 26
Views: 2261

Re: Best microwave to replace kitchen stove

Postby mikeast » Tue Nov 11, 2014 4:08 pm
Then I'd get a combo oven (microwave and convection in one


Does a combo oven (microwave and convection vent into the room? I am having trouble visualizing its function.
by CountryBoy
Tue Nov 11, 2014 4:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best microwave to replace kitchen stove
Replies: 26
Views: 2261

Re: Best microwave to replace kitchen stove

This seems to be one option:

http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-NN-SN65 ... ewpoints=0

But with 144 single stars vs. 602 five stars we are a bit ambivalent...
by CountryBoy
Tue Nov 11, 2014 3:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best microwave to replace kitchen stove
Replies: 26
Views: 2261

Best microwave to replace kitchen stove

We are about to remodel our kitchen. That means we will try to live in our house and cook some of our meals on a microwave during the 3 wks. of remodeling.

Do people have experience with a microwave they consider totally reliable for this function.

Thanks.
by CountryBoy
Thu Nov 06, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying Pearls
Replies: 24
Views: 2096

Re: Buying Pearls

I love pearls but don't know that much other than seeing the pearl divers in Japan.

One thing I learned in Tiffanys while working there is that since pearls are organic they require oils of the human skin or they will dry up and become brittle. FYI.
by CountryBoy
Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:54 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Takata Airbag Recall
Replies: 2
Views: 603

Re: Takata Airbag Recall

Well, I did as you advised and my car shows no recalls so that is nice. There are no current safety recalls for this vehicle. However, it certainly is chilly comfort.... I guess for a truly safe car that GM, Honda, Toyota, and BMW are out; it is pretty much a roll of the dice. Back to the old Volvo ...
by CountryBoy
Thu Nov 06, 2014 9:05 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Takata Airbag Recall
Replies: 2
Views: 603

Takata Airbag Recall

There are recalls and then there are wide spread recalls; the Takata recall is one of the latter. In fact it got one full page write up in the Financial Times today, the bottom line of which is that there are not a sufficient number of replacements for the possible faulty ones. http://www.ft.com/cms...
by CountryBoy
Fri Oct 31, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Oatmeal suggestions
Replies: 147
Views: 14005

Re: Oatmeal suggestions

I have been eating Mccann's Steel Cut Oatmeal, 28-Ounce Tin but thought people might be interested in this from Amazon: Even at $6 per canister, this product is inexplicably overpriced. Let me explain why: Intro to Oats 101--Oats, in whole form, are known as groats. In an effort to cut down on cooki...
by CountryBoy
Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The safest 4 door sedan out there
Replies: 74
Views: 4904

Re: The safest 4 door sedan out there

The 2014 Volvo S60 cost $10,000 more than my Honda Accord in 2014 and it got lower scores...........

http://www.thecarconnection.com/overview/volvo_s60_2014
by CountryBoy
Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The safest 4 door sedan out there
Replies: 74
Views: 4904

Re: The safest 4 door sedan out there

FYI for those that might be interested............

http://www.truedelta.com/
by CountryBoy
Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The safest 4 door sedan out there
Replies: 74
Views: 4904

Re: The safest 4 door sedan out there

There are certainly tests and results from those tests. Does that prove that a car is the safest? I doubt it.


Well, I would prefer to choose a car that does very well across the board in numerous tests vs. one that did not.
by CountryBoy
Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The safest 4 door sedan out there
Replies: 74
Views: 4904

Re: The safest 4 door sedan out there

I am confused, is your question rhetorical? No I am not being rhetorical. I simply do not know where one might go to get the definitive answer to the question as to which is the safest car for 2014. And I am not sure that the website referenced has all the necessary credentials to answer the questi...

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