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Re: Fostering Change in HOA

I understand from the comments that it's probably a losing battle, since I wasn't aware of the fact that despite millions "cutting the cord" there is a huge percentage of homes that still have some sort of paid television service. I don't think the fact that I knew whether cable tv service...
by DTalos
Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:45 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Fostering Change in HOA
Replies: 40
Views: 2137

Re: Fostering Change in HOA

I know it's a great deal, but apparently they have had cable tv in this complex since the early 1990s and since few people attend Board meetings, it's difficult to know how people really think about cable tv. I often read about millions of Americans cutting cable tv service and going to Roku, Apple ...
by DTalos
Thu Aug 21, 2014 1:06 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Fostering Change in HOA
Replies: 40
Views: 2137

Fostering Change in HOA

The large HOA I am a member of provides cable tv service to all 188 unit owners at a cost of approximately $87,000 per year. I've written the Board and have spoken out at Board meetings proposing that the Board cancel complex wide cable tv service and let each individual homeowner choose what kind o...
by DTalos
Thu Aug 21, 2014 4:54 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Fostering Change in HOA
Replies: 40
Views: 2137

AT&T DSL vs Cox HSI

I went on AT&T's website earlier today and typed in my zip code and entered basic DSL in the search bar and it showed DSL Pro for $14.95 per month. When I tried to order it from the website, it kept pushing me to U-Verse and there was no way to order DSL Pro. I told this to the online live chat ...
by DTalos
Wed Jul 09, 2014 5:44 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: AT&T DSL vs Cox HSI
Replies: 3
Views: 549

Extremely Heavy Duty Office Chair

I spend a lot of time in front of the computer and would appreciate recommendations on high back swivel office chair with a well made, heavy duty cushion that won't sink after a few months. I'm currently using a $50 when on sale high back fake leather office chair from an office supply store that's ...
by DTalos
Wed Jul 09, 2014 5:34 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Extremely Heavy Duty Office Chair
Replies: 15
Views: 1797

Re: Peppy V6 With Good Fuel Economy

I don't understand the problem. Driving in the city you crawl along at 5, 10, 15mph. You make it up to maybe 35-45mph for brief spurts if you're lucky, and at that point you're probably exceeding the speed limit. You just don't need much horsepower or torque to do that. If somebody is tailgating yo...
by DTalos
Thu Jun 12, 2014 3:06 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Peppy V6 With Good Fuel Economy
Replies: 35
Views: 3035

Peppy V6 With Good Fuel Economy

Currently drive a 1992 Honda Accord with a 4cyl engine. My area of the country seems to be predominately SUV's and large cars with 6cyl and 8cyl engines that tailgate you and seem to get annoyed at my 4cyl driving normally. The Accord feels a bit underpowered these days and needs for torque for city...
by DTalos
Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:48 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Peppy V6 With Good Fuel Economy
Replies: 35
Views: 3035

Re: Eyeglasses Help

Well I'm happy to report that the return process went pleasant and I got my money back. The optical manager agreed that thin, round frames are best for me, but sadly they didn't have any at Costco. I then went to Sam's Club and Wal-Mart and didn't see any there. Guess I will have to check the used m...
by DTalos
Thu May 15, 2014 9:00 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Eyeglasses Help
Replies: 12
Views: 1992

Re: Eyeglasses Help

I am not quite sure that costco has any liability here. I understand you don't like the way the glasses look on you, the size of the lens, and the weight. These are all things you decided on when you ordered the glasses. When i order my glasses, i get something that greatly reduces the thickness an...
by DTalos
Wed May 14, 2014 9:34 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Eyeglasses Help
Replies: 12
Views: 1992

3rd vs 2nd Generation Toyota Avalon

Is the 2005-2012 Avalon similar in driving style and characteristics to the Second generation (2000-2004) Avalon? Does the drive by wire make a difference in the way the car drives?
by DTalos
Wed May 14, 2014 9:23 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 3rd vs 2nd Generation Toyota Avalon
Replies: 0
Views: 236

1992 Honda Accord Achieving Best Gas Mileage

I recently drove a 2002 Toyota Avalon for a week which has a dashboard feature that told you instant and and average gas mileage that updated instantly. It was a cool feature and I found a way to drive to achieve the greatest mpg, which in city driving consisted of accelerating normally to 40mph, ke...
by DTalos
Wed May 14, 2014 9:20 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 1992 Honda Accord Achieving Best Gas Mileage
Replies: 4
Views: 659

Re: Eyeglasses Help

No, both are metal frames. I can't afford to spend $$$ if there is a poor refund policy.
by DTalos
Wed May 14, 2014 8:06 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Eyeglasses Help
Replies: 12
Views: 1992

Eyeglasses Help

I don't know much at all about eyeglasses. All my life, I've been wearing round eyeglasses because they were a good fit and to me have looked good. I've usually gone to a big box store and selected a round frame from the men's section that were similar looking and had similar measurements as the pre...
by DTalos
Wed May 14, 2014 6:45 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Eyeglasses Help
Replies: 12
Views: 1992

Re: Home Price Appreciation in Weak Economy

Um. SUPPLY AND DEMAND? There's a huge supply of houses in metro Phoenix as the area was badly affected by the housing crisis and many people are underwater on their homes. I don't see how demand can ever surpass supply in this market, especially with the weak economy and stagnant income. There are ...
by DTalos
Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:05 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Home Price Appreciation in Weak Economy
Replies: 47
Views: 3856

Re: Home Price Appreciation in Weak Economy

Um. SUPPLY AND DEMAND? There's a huge supply of houses in metro Phoenix as the area was badly affected by the housing crisis and many people are underwater on their homes. I don't see how demand can ever surpass supply in this market, especially with the weak economy and stagnant income. There are ...
by DTalos
Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:30 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Home Price Appreciation in Weak Economy
Replies: 47
Views: 3856

Home Price Appreciation in Weak Economy

Why are single family homes in desirable neighborhoods of metro Phoenix selling for over $200 a sq ft, sometimes into the $300 a sq ft range? Seems awfully expensive, considering the current economic recession. Many of these homes are "flips" where the most recent sale occurred in the last...
by DTalos
Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:05 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Home Price Appreciation in Weak Economy
Replies: 47
Views: 3856

Re: Keep Old Car or Buy Newer Used Hybrid

The reason people aren't rushing to change cars is 1). gas prices may go back down (not long ago in memory, US gas prices were say $2-2.50) I recall 98.9 cents in MA towards the end of the halcyon Clinton era. Still our gas prices are half or less those in most of the developed world, resources bec...
by DTalos
Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:41 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Keep Old Car or Buy Newer Used Hybrid
Replies: 28
Views: 1933

Re: Keep Old Car or Buy Newer Used Hybrid

Just curious, if I'm reading this correctly, where do you live where you are only driving a couple hundred miles every month? Would it be possible in your area to not have a vehicle at all? As little as you drive it seems it would be difficult to justify having a car if you could avoid it. Particul...
by DTalos
Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:03 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Keep Old Car or Buy Newer Used Hybrid
Replies: 28
Views: 1933

Re: Keep Old Car or Buy Newer Used Hybrid

I appreciate all your comments about the impracticality money wise of spending $20,000 on a used Prius or similar hybrid in order to reap fuel savings. Would even spending $10,000 on a 10 year old non hybrid car with low miles that gets 40mpg be unwise from a financial standpoint? What about spendin...
by DTalos
Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:56 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Keep Old Car or Buy Newer Used Hybrid
Replies: 28
Views: 1933

Keep Old Car or Buy Newer Used Hybrid

I own a 1992 Honda Accord with 47,000 original miles and despite it being a good looking car and in excellent mechanical shape, it's kind of a slow car and only gets around 21mpg in city driving. With high fuel prices, the price of used hybrids is high and they seem to hold their value as well. Woul...
by DTalos
Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:13 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Keep Old Car or Buy Newer Used Hybrid
Replies: 28
Views: 1933

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