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by CountryBoy
Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cataracts & reading glasses
Replies: 31
Views: 2080

Re: Cataracts & reading glasses

I had severe astigmatism. I had toric lenses and laser surgery. That is about 2 mos. ago. One eye has lens for book reading and the other eye has lens for distance. Remember you may wish to get a pair of magnifying glasses for computer work. I got my pair today and they work fine. $10-20. Other tha...
by CountryBoy
Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Watch Batteries
Replies: 53
Views: 2223

Re: Watch Batteries

Avo,

Thank you very much.
by CountryBoy
Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Watch Batteries
Replies: 53
Views: 2223

Re: Watch Batteries

Thank you; they look great.

But where on the front is the panel for charging. I don't see it.
by CountryBoy
Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Watch Batteries
Replies: 53
Views: 2223

Re: Watch Batteries

This is what my watch looks like: https://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SNE031-Stainless-Steel-Solar-Powered/dp/B0043ZVUKC/ref=sr_1_39?s=apparel&ie=UTF8&qid=1497472101&sr=1-39&nodeID=6358540011&psd=1&keywords=mens+seiko+watches It's not fancy,but like my cars-basic, reliable, and low ...
by CountryBoy
Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Watch Batteries
Replies: 53
Views: 2223

Re: Watch Batteries

Most grateful for the answers.
by CountryBoy
Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Watch Batteries
Replies: 53
Views: 2223

Re: Watch Batteries

going battery-solar


Could people please clarify "solar"? If I don't wear the watch outside and all it has is the ambient light in a house; then will it still keep correct time?
by CountryBoy
Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Watch Batteries
Replies: 53
Views: 2223

Re: Watch Batteries

Interesting options.

Do the solar powered watches really work?
by CountryBoy
Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Watch Batteries
Replies: 53
Views: 2223

Watch Batteries

I have a watch that needs battery replacement every year @$7.50/year. I am told that I can not put a battery in it that lasts longer than a year. Yes, I have a cell phone with the time on it but there is no reason for me to carry a cell phone or smart phone with me all the time. Is there an alternat...
by CountryBoy
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Seasonal Tire Rotation
Replies: 3
Views: 544

Re: Seasonal Tire Rotation

jesscj

Many thanks for your guidance.

The snow tires and the other tires all have their own rims so it looks as if we can forego both balancing and alignment.

Many thanks.
by CountryBoy
Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Seasonal Tire Rotation
Replies: 3
Views: 544

Seasonal Tire Rotation

We live in NY and switch our snow tires seasonally. We also balance and do alignment on them but were told that not all tires require alignment. Is that true and do you always do alignment?

Thanks.
by CountryBoy
Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying Sunglasses
Replies: 44
Views: 4931

Re: Buying Sunglasses

Ok I have finally finished with the post op for my cataract surgery and the MD says all went fine...........and I won't need prescription glasses......and I should just go out and get a $20 pair from Target or some similar place. So I have bought a pair from Zenni Optical for $29. Please note if you...
by CountryBoy
Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying Sunglasses
Replies: 44
Views: 4931

Re: Buying Sunglasses

Thanks; sounds interesting.
by CountryBoy
Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying Sunglasses
Replies: 44
Views: 4931

Re: Buying Sunglasses

Yes
We only need eye protection wear to shield our eyes against harmful rays from the sun,
by CountryBoy
Sun Apr 02, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying Sunglasses
Replies: 44
Views: 4931

Re: Buying Sunglasses

Wow, I am learning lots.

And Luxottica, I never heard of. Who would have thought.
by CountryBoy
Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying Sunglasses
Replies: 44
Views: 4931

Re: Buying Sunglasses

My doctor said prescription glasses were not necessary.

Thanks for the links.
by CountryBoy
Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying Sunglasses
Replies: 44
Views: 4931

Re: Buying Sunglasses

Many thanks, Kirkland Signature sunglasses are new for me.
by CountryBoy
Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying Sunglasses
Replies: 44
Views: 4931

Re: Buying Sunglasses

Am truly amazed that there is so much to learn re sunglasses. Who would have thought it.
by CountryBoy
Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying Sunglasses
Replies: 44
Views: 4931

Re: Buying Sunglasses

Sounds like an option.............
by CountryBoy
Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying Sunglasses
Replies: 44
Views: 4931

Re: Buying Sunglasses

Many thanks.
by CountryBoy
Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying Sunglasses
Replies: 44
Views: 4931

Re: Buying Sunglasses

KAO

Many thanks but

-what does "polarized" mean
and
what is the difference between an OK pair and a great pair of sunglasses.

I am not one of the initiated.

Thanks.

- 8-)
by CountryBoy
Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying Sunglasses
Replies: 44
Views: 4931

Re: Buying Sunglasses

Many thanks for the G15 info; I never heard about the ratings at all.
by CountryBoy
Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying Sunglasses
Replies: 44
Views: 4931

Re: Buying Sunglasses

Sheepdog ...what are greem lenses? Did you mean green? Where do people buy sunglasses on line; I mean the most reliable places. I have used ZenniOptical. You folks are correct, I am not asking for medical advice, however do glasses come in various color densities that are standard? I mean really dar...
by CountryBoy
Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying Sunglasses
Replies: 44
Views: 4931

Buying Sunglasses

I have just had cataract surgery and my opthamologist says I should definitely us sunglasses when in the sun. Do people have advice as to what type, what color, whether wrap around or not?

Are their good on-line sources for this?

Thanks.
8-)
by CountryBoy
Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cuttting the cable tv negotiation & the scam
Replies: 33
Views: 3462

Re: Cuttting the cable tv negotiation & the scam

Most grateful to all for sharing all their different experiences; greatly appreciated. Learning lots.
by CountryBoy
Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cuttting the cable tv negotiation & the scam
Replies: 33
Views: 3462

Re: Cuttting the cable tv negotiation & the scam

Thanks for the feed back

You suggestion of
If USPS will tell you the name of the private shipper, you can contact them to see if they know where the package is.
is something I will followup on.
by CountryBoy
Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cuttting the cable tv negotiation & the scam
Replies: 33
Views: 3462

Re: Cuttting the cable tv negotiation & the scam

Many thanks again for your patience and comprehensive summary.
by CountryBoy
Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cuttting the cable tv negotiation & the scam
Replies: 33
Views: 3462

Re: Cuttting the cable tv negotiation & the scam

Most grateful for your truly comprehensive summaries of the different offerings. The fog of the media wars is truly bewildering and having someone who can truly simplify and clarify is a tremendous gift. Followup question if I may: where does Roku fit on your listing? Just another box to add on? Tha...
by CountryBoy
Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cuttting the cable tv negotiation & the scam
Replies: 33
Views: 3462

Re: Cuttting the cable tv negotiation & the scam

Am totally amazed at how knowledgeable you folks are on this. Thank you so much for your excellent guidance.

We won't give up.

Thanks.
by CountryBoy
Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cuttting the cable tv negotiation & the scam
Replies: 33
Views: 3462

Cuttting the cable tv negotiation & the scam

We are in the midst of trying to cut the cable cord but all they give us is another package with fewer stns and not much more than $10 off. We are trying Hulu and Amazon Prime but the wife wants the TCM old movies that are only on Optimum cable. Any advice? Also, on another issue we asked for and re...
by CountryBoy
Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Financial Times subscriptions for less?
Replies: 14
Views: 1334

Re: Financial Times subscriptions for less?

Spooky105
taking a peak using TOR/a VPN using an international server.


You are definitely above my skill set and I congratulate you.

I subscribed to FT for about 5 years but just felt it was beyond my wallet.

I do miss it.
by CountryBoy
Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Financial Times subscriptions for less?
Replies: 14
Views: 1334

Re: Financial Times subscriptions for less?

Many thanks for the suggestions; definitely something for me to followup on.
by CountryBoy
Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Financial Times subscriptions for less?
Replies: 14
Views: 1334

Re: Financial Times subscriptions for less?

Actually I meant thin as in "content." I mean some days there just is not that much.
by CountryBoy
Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Financial Times subscriptions for less?
Replies: 14
Views: 1334

Re: Financial Times subscriptions for less?

Am I the only one in the world who finds there newspaper to be a very thin one?
by CountryBoy
Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Planning for a long term trip
Replies: 20
Views: 1575

Re: Planning for a long term trip

Most grateful for your excellent guidance.

Thanks.
by CountryBoy
Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Planning for a long term trip
Replies: 20
Views: 1575

Re: Planning for a long term trip

Gulp...gulp...!

I never thought of insurance. What kind specifically? Just for flying?
by CountryBoy
Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Planning for a long term trip
Replies: 20
Views: 1575

Re: Planning for a long term trip

blennkins90

Very interesting; thank you!
by CountryBoy
Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Planning for a long term trip
Replies: 20
Views: 1575

Re: Planning for a long term trip

Thank you to you all for your very patient and comprehensive replies; greatly appreciated.
by CountryBoy
Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Replacing our cable box
Replies: 8
Views: 1181

Re: Replacing our cable box

It is very interesting to learn the paths that different people take for a solution; and greatly appreciated. I am more on the computer and my wife is more on the tv. We love the old time movies on Turner Classic Movies but they come on mostly late at night or early morning. That is what she wants t...
by CountryBoy
Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Replacing our cable box
Replies: 8
Views: 1181

Re: Replacing our cable box

I am extremely grateful for people taking the time to explain the pros and cons of the different options.

So very much to learn.........

Thank you very much.
by CountryBoy
Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I want to ditch the cable company's modem
Replies: 51
Views: 3923

Re: I want to ditch the cable company's modem

I have Optimum/Cablevision box from Samsung for our WIFI television at $10/mo.

Does anyone know if Arris/Motorola 6141 will work with that? They say that I have to rent from them and I am told a chip somewhere will tell them if I am not using their box.

Any advice?
by CountryBoy
Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Replacing our cable box
Replies: 8
Views: 1181

Replacing our cable box

We currently subscribe to Optimum cablevision and pay $10/mo. to rent the box. They tell us we can't buy it outright. Although I believe in the past it was possible. Do people out there have experience with replacing their Optimum cablevision box and if so for how long have you done it. They tell me...
by CountryBoy
Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Planning for a long term trip
Replies: 20
Views: 1575

Re: Planning for a long term trip

You all make it sound so easy and doable........
by CountryBoy
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Planning for a long term trip
Replies: 20
Views: 1575

Re: Planning for a long term trip

Thanks so much; that looks like an excellent list.

Do you ever have to get prescription drugs for the trip?
by CountryBoy
Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Planning for a long term trip
Replies: 20
Views: 1575

Planning for a long term trip

Bolgleheads are all about being practical, planning thoroughly, and thinking things through. With that in mind, I would like to ask advice re how to go about planning for a long term trip. My wife and I are planning to go to New Zealand, and other countries and the trip will probably take about 2 mo...
by CountryBoy
Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best DVD Player and Recorder
Replies: 7
Views: 451

Re: Best DVD Player and Recorder

Most grateful for everyone's responses. Sounds like a learning curve for us........... We currently are recording movies off Cablevision and since our VCR broke I guess we feel the need to change to DVD, although we don't like the idea of subscribing to Netflix, etc. When we buy movies, we buy them ...
by CountryBoy
Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best DVD Player and Recorder
Replies: 7
Views: 451

Best DVD Player and Recorder

We recently got a Sony XBR43X800D 43-Inch 4K Ultra HD TV (2016 Model) which we love. Now we need to find the best DVD Player and Recorder that will be compatible with that. We don't do Netflix, etc. but do want to be able to record movies, etc. The WIFI capability of the tv is wonderful! Can you giv...
by CountryBoy
Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: VCR Head Cleaning
Replies: 22
Views: 2282

Re: VCR Head Cleaning

The best way to digitize tapes?
by CountryBoy
Tue Dec 13, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Telephoning Vanguard
Replies: 77
Views: 5770

Re: Telephoning Vanguard

So now things are getting interesting............. Just got an email asking what I think of their service............ :D ...surely they jest. So it comes from http://www.vanguardlistens.com but only has special individual access, or I would send it to you all. Specifically they wanted to know what I...
by CountryBoy
Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Telephoning Vanguard
Replies: 77
Views: 5770

Re: Telephoning Vanguard

cricket49

Am I seeing a pattern here............?
by CountryBoy
Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:48 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Telephoning Vanguard
Replies: 77
Views: 5770

Re: Telephoning Vanguard

HueyLD It pains me to see my favorite company deteriorating to such a low point. At this rate, Vanguard's competitors such as Fideliy, Schwab, TDA, etc. will be getting a lot of new former Vanguard customers. Well,I have been a member for 30 yrs and I can tell you that the customer service back the...

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