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by knick17
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: PayPal alternative?
Replies: 46
Views: 2114

Re: PayPal alternative?

How does it work with accessibility dou..? I know 99% of websites work on Paypal so I don't know if ny other sites would be able to compete with it
by knick17
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Has anyone bought a Samsung Note 8?
Replies: 34
Views: 1869

Re: Has anyone bought a Samsung Note 8?

well...if you need a new phone...you can find many! I don't think you need to spend $1000 for it. I think only 5 ppl in the world NEED such an expensive phone... You can find great deals on Meizu or Xiami as chinaphones for example. even HTC Not according to all the (young) guys standing in line th...
by knick17
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Got an iPhoneX
Replies: 155
Views: 10426

Re: Got an iPhoneX

Everyone talk for months about this phones, stay up at night to order It online, line up at the shop, spend $1000, end then....It's just a phone, it does not change your life....I really don't get it! A lot of people use their phones for hours every day. It actually is a bit transformative to have ...
by knick17
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Got an iPhoneX
Replies: 155
Views: 10426

Re: Got an iPhoneX

Everyone talk for months about this phones, stay up at night to order It online, line up at the shop, spend $1000, end then....It's just a phone, it does not change your life....I really don't get it! Whoa there cowboy... that's crazy talk. How could you possibly live a complete life without a smar...
by knick17
Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is it difficult to switch from an iPhone to an Android?
Replies: 94
Views: 6690

Re: Is it difficult to switch from an iPhone to an Android?

Same thing as "is it difficult to switch from MacOS to Windows!?" NO! just play around with it!
by knick17
Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Got an iPhoneX
Replies: 155
Views: 10426

Re: Got an iPhoneX

Everyone talk for months about this phones, stay up at night to order It online, line up at the shop, spend $1000, end then....It's just a phone, it does not change your life....I really don't get it!
by knick17
Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Has anyone bought a Samsung Note 8?
Replies: 34
Views: 1869

Re: Has anyone bought a Samsung Note 8?

well...if you need a new phone...you can find many! I don't think you need to spend $1000 for it. I think only 5 ppl in the world NEED such an expensive phone... You can find great deals on Meizu or Xiami as chinaphones for example. even HTC
by knick17
Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Vacation ideas in Jan/Feb?
Replies: 25
Views: 2170

Re: Vacation ideas in Jan/Feb?

Caribbean or south east asia!it is a great period to go as it is dry season. Might be a pit pricey dou. If Hawaii is “a bit far”, then I think we can rule out Asia (unless OP lives in Australia) I assume OP is on east coast, but lots of nice things in Southern California too. But I agree with poste...
by knick17
Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Vacation ideas in Jan/Feb?
Replies: 25
Views: 2170

Re: Vacation ideas in Jan/Feb?

Caribbean or south east asia!it is a great period to go as it is dry season. Might be a pit pricey dou.
by knick17
Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: My fear about buying a house justified?
Replies: 72
Views: 6090

Re: My fear about buying a house justified?

I think everyone is a bit afraid of doing a big investment now days. Current economy does not allow you to be confident in thesesituations.
But we all need a house!and it is something you should maybe go for.
by knick17
Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: bedroom color-current trend?
Replies: 55
Views: 2949

Re: bedroom color-current trend?

for bedroom i am a big fan of earth colors like bowns a bit of green and white. it calms me down
by knick17
Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should I change my car?
Replies: 13
Views: 859

Re: Should I change my car?

70k miles is not enough to change a car, at least in my opinion.
with that said, comfort duing ling rides it is a big plus and i understand the need. See how much u could sell ur car for and mayb start a lease or similar for a new car.
by knick17
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: how often to upgrade phone?
Replies: 44
Views: 2548

Re: how often to upgrade phone?

=Usually companies in the UK offer a 2yrs phone+plan package and they offer to renue the contract and upgrade the phone at the end of the contract. Usually it is a good option as it does not affect ur bill that much.
by knick17
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Paying for medical school for son?
Replies: 79
Views: 4988

Re: Paying for medical school for son?

If you can avoid touching any loan or even "student loan" pls do it! I know it can be expensive but try to avoid putting you or your child through a debt as soon as he graduates. I would push for him to find a job, so you can pay fees and maybe rent, but it's up to him to get money if he wants to go...
by knick17
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Desperate to get rid of mosquitoes, what else could we try?
Replies: 62
Views: 4266

Re: Desperate to get rid of mosquitoes, what else could we try?

Unfortunately mosquitoes are not easy to get rid of and many things can affect your situation. Is there any swamp or lake close by? Is it raining more in the past few years? Water is usually the main issue with mosquitoes ( I used to live in Venice and there are mosquitoes almost all year around the...
by knick17
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best no sweat athletic/work socks
Replies: 28
Views: 2010

Re: Best no sweat athletic/work socks

I don't think there is any better brand or smn. I just go for pure cotton socks and it works for me. Don't sweat as much if i sweat at all, and it is the kind that smells the least.
by knick17
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dental implants in Poland
Replies: 29
Views: 2394

Re: Dental implants in Poland

In the last few years a lot of east european countries are becoming popular for cosmetic surgeries. Poland and Romania are quite famous for dental stuff. I heard Turkey is very good for hair transplant as well.
by knick17
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What do you buy in Asian food stores?
Replies: 86
Views: 5663

Re: What do you buy in Asian food stores?

Wow! I didn't know I would found someone else who go look for natto! lol

I trend to eat vegetarian on and off during the year so asian stores have a lot of variety of food I like, such as different types of tofu or kimchi!

I lik to buy soba or udon as well for when i make veg broth.
by knick17
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: How young is too young to retire.
Replies: 55
Views: 8295

Re: How young is too young to retire.

I think as soon as you have enough money! Enough saving for the rest of your life, some investment for some money to come around and that is pretty much it...no>?
by knick17
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Iphone X is $1000
Replies: 378
Views: 24859

Re: Iphone X is $1000

I understand the concern with the OS. I used to have a MacBook and I agree with the better performing of the OS and the machine in general. The point for me is that the brand is becoming more expensive than the performance and the results. And Apple to me is loosing the professional touch they used...
by knick17
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Where do you get your news?
Replies: 131
Views: 8748

Re: Where do you get your news?

Try to read as many news site/newspaper as i can, possibly from different parties or ideology.
by knick17
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tailor made shirts
Replies: 11
Views: 1397

Re: Tailor made shirts

Hey, I have found an extremely good tailor from Bangkok who works a lot with online commissions, and they also travel a lot around the world. So far they have been spot on with me, simply by shipping online based on my measurement. but you can also contact them to check if they are flying anywhere a...
by knick17
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Any books really change your outlook on life?
Replies: 326
Views: 53632

Re: Any books really change your outlook on life?

I would say pretty much any book from HH The Dalai Lama
by knick17
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Iphone X is $1000
Replies: 378
Views: 24859

Re: Iphone X is $1000

I understand the concern with the OS. I used to have a MacBook and I agree with the better performing of the OS and the machine in general. The point for me is that the brand is becoming more expensive than the performance and the results. And Apple to me is loosing the professional touch they used...
by knick17
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Time for a new laptop?
Replies: 46
Views: 2443

Re: Time for a new laptop?

I am surprised your laptop lasted 5 yrs! New generation laptops to me last much shorter than old school ones. I had similar experience with various errors popping up from nowhere. Sometimes the money to get it fixed is not worth the result.
by knick17
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Iphone X is $1000
Replies: 378
Views: 24859

Re: Iphone X is $1000

Can I ask why ppl are so obsessed wth IPhone?"! I don't get it! It is a nice phone, with good specs etc etc...but to be hyped by the presentation of it and lining up on the stores even if it's $1000....don't get it! I don't care for the iPhone X, but I prefer iOS over Android any day (I have an iPh...
by knick17
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Iphone X is $1000
Replies: 378
Views: 24859

Re: Iphone X is $1000

Can I ask why ppl are so obsessed wth IPhone?"! I don't get it! It is a nice phone, with good specs etc etc...but to be hyped by the presentation of it and lining up on the stores even if it's $1000....don't get it!
by knick17
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 4148
Views: 1099287

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Engineer250 wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:23 pm
knick17 wrote:
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:46 pm
Money does not grow on tree
You telling me the guy who sold me my money tree lied? I cashed out my frozen orange juice futures to pay for it and everything!
Thank God for sense of humor...
by knick17
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buy iPhone 7 or Wait for iPhone 8
Replies: 56
Views: 7914

Re: Buy iPhone 7 or Wait for iPhone 8

I phone holds its price for a looooong time! IPhone 5 is still expensive if you think how old it is and comparing to new models. IPhone 8 will easily come up yo 800USD
by knick17
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do I need an Amazon Echo??.....
Replies: 68
Views: 5140

Re: Do I need an Amazon Echo??.....

I think nobody needs an Amazon Echo. As nobody needs a curved screen on their phone, or finger print reader so they don't check ur facebook.
However, i do buy "toys" for myself and i always ask myself, "do I have spare mony i can waste on a toy I don't really need"? U know the answer.
by knick17
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 4148
Views: 1099287

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

anyone can relate this to the current political situation in uS? Section 4(a) of the forum's policies ("Unacceptable Topics" / "Politics and Religion") prohibits political discussion. I did not want to get into any political discussion. But how can you talk about economics, specially stock market, ...
by knick17
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hurricane Harvey relief?
Replies: 42
Views: 3348

Re: Hurricane Harvey relief?

What I heard about is Joel Osteen amazing reaction of not opening is "stadium/church" to victims of the hurricane and also adding a donation page on his website to "help them help texas".... That was absolutely no help to the OP's question. Bogleheads is not the place for politics or debate, especi...
by knick17
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Companies/Brands You Love?
Replies: 157
Views: 10481

Re: Companies/Brands You Love?

I recently realized I check a lot of Ben Sherman stuff, from tshirts, to button shirts, jackets or even watches. Even though recently I have been shifting to Tailored clothes which is much more worth the money and longer lasting! have my favorite tailors if u interested!
by knick17
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hurricane Harvey relief?
Replies: 42
Views: 3348

Re: Hurricane Harvey relief?

What I heard about is Joel Osteen amazing reaction of not opening is "stadium/church" to victims of the hurricane and also adding a donation page on his website to "help them help texas"....
by knick17
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 4148
Views: 1099287

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

anyone can relate this to the current political situation in uS? Section 4(a) of the forum's policies ("Unacceptable Topics" / "Politics and Religion") prohibits political discussion. I did not want to get into any political discussion. But how can you talk about economics, specially stock market, ...
by knick17
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: TV show recommendations?
Replies: 554
Views: 211383

Re: TV show recommendations?

Bates Motel! Great TV show. Prequel of Psycho the movie and very very very addictive.
by knick17
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How do you watch movies? (Theater, online streaming, DVD, etc.)
Replies: 40
Views: 3038

Re: How do you watch movies? (Theater, online streaming, DVD, etc.)

Cinemas are waaayyy to expensive nowdays and if you go with family get popcorns and a drink, you might as well go on a holiday! Streaming is always a solution when available. Honestly renting is a nostalgic thing I still do. I want to try NEtflix too.
by knick17
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Safe car for wife and baby
Replies: 97
Views: 6347

Re: Safe car for wife and baby

I have been having the same problem recently and I have been thinking about buying a new car. I have put my mind on some KIA model recently and I am pretty sure what I am going for.
by knick17
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best place to sell my used iPhone?
Replies: 28
Views: 2673

Re: Best place to sell my used iPhone?

As far as I know once your phone is used its value drops for over 30%. IPhone has better value than other phones for sure. Ebay is usually a good platform and I have used it before. For sure you will have to be prepared to negotiate.
by knick17
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: TV show recommendations?
Replies: 554
Views: 211383

Re: TV show recommendations?

Bates Motel is great.
If you want smn lighter try Grimm
by knick17
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 4148
Views: 1099287

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

anyone can relate this to the current political situation in uS?
by knick17
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone have a personal chef?
Replies: 48
Views: 4785

Re: Anyone have a personal chef?

My wife and I prep meals every 3/4 days. we go shopping and cook together and cook damn good food, also healthy.
I like cooking and my wife does it too. It is not that big of an effort to be honest
by knick17
Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Laptop suggestions pls
Replies: 30
Views: 2534

Re: Laptop suggestions pls

I ve owned a few from HP to Apple,,,,recently I bought a LEnovo and I am really happy with it!
by knick17
Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Car accident: insurance or self-pay?
Replies: 22
Views: 2055

Re: Car accident: insurance or self-pay?

have you spoken with the other party yet? maybe you can find an agreement and get it sorted faaster. it worked for me once! It was an accident with no other party involved. Speaking with the other party would likely mean they need to get medical attention..... :) Am I the only one always hoping for...
by knick17
Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Free Reading
Replies: 67
Views: 7109

Re: Free Reading

Nowadays you can find free reading everywhere. I use pdf of Comics and books, even if not the most convenient way of format. Used amazon a lot. But generally speaking pdf for me seems the easiest You can convert PDF to other formats that work better with ereaders. I have tried few and most of them ...
by knick17
Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Free Reading
Replies: 67
Views: 7109

Re: Free Reading

Nowadays you can find free reading everywhere. I use pdf of Comics and books, even if not the most convenient way of format.
Used amazon a lot. But generally speaking pdf for me seems the easiest
by knick17
Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Where to move? New job, considering Nevada...
Replies: 28
Views: 2885

Re: Where to move? New job, considering Nevada...

Have you thought abour going abroad? from Australia or Europe, or maybe Japan!which i recommend!
by knick17
Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cheap notebook for surfing/watching videos
Replies: 18
Views: 1683

Re: Cheap notebook for surfing/watching videos

I have a Lenovo, which i have used for the past 3 years. had Lenovo before and i think that nowadyas is the best price/value option u hav on the market
by knick17
Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Car accident: insurance or self-pay?
Replies: 22
Views: 2055

Re: Car accident: insurance or self-pay?

have you spoken with the other party yet?
maybe you can find an agreement and get it sorted faaster. it worked for me once!
by knick17
Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Investing in Thai stock market as expat
Replies: 5
Views: 643

Re: Investing in Thai stock market as expat

Does it have anything to do with immigration papers and work permits?