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by Boglegirl81
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to deter rodent from chewing wires in car
Replies: 47
Views: 3242

Re: How to deter rodent from chewing wires in car

My family has used Irish Spring soap bars to deter rats. As far as I know, it has worked rather well although I’m not exactly sure where they set it.
by Boglegirl81
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Purchasing an overpriced vintage item
Replies: 26
Views: 2098

Re: Purchasing an overpriced vintage item

How disappointed would you be if you saw the item was gone and someone else had paid $700 for it? Would you regret that you didn’t purchase it first? I can understand why you’re continuing to hold out... you’ve been holding out for 3 years waiting for the price to drop and you don’t want to pay that...
by Boglegirl81
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Uneven cake slices
Replies: 44
Views: 2515

Re: Uneven cake slices

Our favorite deli is Wright’s Gourmet House, located in South Tampa. It is a bit of a drive for us, but still worth the trek. Truthfully, their cake slices are even, and cake slices are purchased every visit, so we have plenty of experience. Wright’s is fantastic! My mom is from Tampa so we used to...
by Boglegirl81
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Uneven cake slices
Replies: 44
Views: 2515

Re: Uneven cake slices

7eight9 wrote: Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:33 pm There is no good reason for a patisserie not to have even cake slices. If you don't want to bring up the subject I would certainly ask for the slice you want.
+1
by Boglegirl81
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Amazon delivery preference
Replies: 21
Views: 1443

Re: Amazon delivery preference

I don’t like the USPS last mile deliveries because we have a community mailbox (not the secure type with the locking boxes) so the package sits out there in the snow until I can get it. With the other services, I can order stuff even when I’m out of town and not worry about porch pirates (my house i...
by Boglegirl81
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tips to stick to a weight loss diet?
Replies: 256
Views: 16349

Re: Tips to stick to a weight loss diet?

I made the change when I turned 40 and realized I couldn't 'get away' with the same habits I'd grown accustomed to; it's amazing how many nagging aches and pains went away once I started working out regularly. I shed weight as a side effect - the much more important thing was that I was no longer w...
by Boglegirl81
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A fantastic alternative to a Peloton (at least for me)
Replies: 25
Views: 3354

Re: A fantastic alternative to a Peloton (at least for me)

My Peloton alternative is pulling a bike trailer with at least one kid in it around the hilly neighborhood. Put two kids in that trailer and it’s a pretty good workout. How old is a kid supposed to be before you start pulling them around in the bike trailers? Our first is due in March. I've been te...
by Boglegirl81
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tips to stick to a weight loss diet?
Replies: 256
Views: 16349

Re: Tips to stick to a weight loss diet?

how is everyone's weight loss plan going in 2021 so far? I recall the eat slower suggestion by Homer as I tend to eat fast. Try not to gulp as much anymore. Going pretty well! I’ve been a WW member for over 20 years (since high school) and, for the most part, kept the weight off that whole time. I ...
by Boglegirl81
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buy a used car or brand new
Replies: 73
Views: 4757

Re: Buy a used car or brand new

jaymeetme wrote: Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:14 pm Thank you everyone for your responses. I am planning to buy either Merc C class or BMW 3 series. I have driven an old Toyota for more than 10 years now and it's time to upgrade.
How long do you want to keep the car? If you want to keep the next one for 10 years, I’d buy new.
by Boglegirl81
Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Several Questions About Stationary Bicycles
Replies: 5
Views: 526

Re: Several Questions About Stationary Bicycles

Am considering buying a stationary bike. Several questions: 1) What are the pros and cons of an upright bike vs. a recumbent bike ? Does each type of bike work the same muscle groups? Or alternatively, does each type of bike work different muscle groups? If you’re referring to a spin bike v a recum...
by Boglegirl81
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Where and What healthy baked desserts to buy ?
Replies: 26
Views: 1835

Re: Where and What healthy baked desserts to buy ?

Yeah, I don’t think there is such a thing as a healthy baked dessert. For a while I would eat a piece of dark chocolate every night and that satisfied my sweet tooth. Now I probably eat a sweet treat about once a week. For me, eating dessert became a habit, and once I broke myself of it, I didn’t mi...
by Boglegirl81
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Can I Get A Refund From Amazon After A Price Drop
Replies: 28
Views: 2426

Re: Can I Get A Refund From Amazon After A Price Drop

I’m as frugal as anyone, but after I buy something I stop looking at how much it costs. Except for Costco...I always look in the coupon book to see if anything I purchased is about to go on sale. But they make price adjustments easy.
by Boglegirl81
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you getting your s/o for the holidays?
Replies: 123
Views: 9172

Re: What are you getting your s/o for the holidays?

I got my SO a massage gun for Xmas. He used one at a friend’s house and really liked it so I got the Sharper Image one at Costco for $99. I didn’t want to spend $300+ on one.
by Boglegirl81
Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Flaunt Your High-Mileage Car
Replies: 661
Views: 94101

Re: Flaunt Your High-Mileage Car

I just got out of a Kia Optima Uber that had 342,000 miles on it. :shock:
by Boglegirl81
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best gym headphones
Replies: 30
Views: 1726

Re: Best gym headphones

I usually consult the wirecutter for these kinds of purchases.

https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/revi ... eadphones/
by Boglegirl81
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Essential kitchen appliances?
Replies: 55
Views: 2804

Re: Essential kitchen appliances?

Also get nice “Tupperware.” The glass ones with the locking lids.
by Boglegirl81
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Essential kitchen appliances?
Replies: 55
Views: 2804

Re: Essential kitchen appliances?

If you eat a lot of hard boiled eggs, a Dash egg cooker. The eggs come out perfect and they’re easy to peel. No. Alton Brown says: avoid single purpose devices. An Instant Pot makes perfect eggs. Ha, we have a tiny kitchen and have both an instant pot and egg cooker. The egg cooker is tiny and less...
by Boglegirl81
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Essential kitchen appliances?
Replies: 55
Views: 2804

Re: Essential kitchen appliances?

If you eat a lot of hard boiled eggs, a Dash egg cooker. The eggs come out perfect and they’re easy to peel.
by Boglegirl81
Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommendation for most realistic artifical Christmas tree
Replies: 17
Views: 960

Re: Recommendation for most realistic artifical Christmas tree

We bought our 7-1/2-foot tree at Costco for $250 two years ago. Looks good. Not perfect. But, $250. We are happy with our choice. That might be the same one they are selling this year. I think it looks really good when I see it in the store, but I’ve never had a full-sized fake tree so nothing to c...
by Boglegirl81
Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Roadtrip during this Thanksgiving / CA
Replies: 31
Views: 2521

Re: Roadtrip during this Thanksgiving / CA

I think getting an Airbnb would be low risk. Maybe you could get a nice one where there are plenty of things to do without having to go very far off the property. I stayed at a really nice rental earlier this year that was on a lake so we didn’t have much reason to leave the property except for hiki...
by Boglegirl81
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Health/Exercise Fitness Monitors?
Replies: 16
Views: 1054

Re: Health/Exercise Fitness Monitors?

I use an Apple Watch and a MyZone belt. The MyZone belt is cool because there is an app, and I can add a photo to a workout (like if I do a pretty hike). I had a 50% off code for the MyZone belt so it was only $45 for belt (I bought the cheapest one they sell). If I had bought the more expensive bel...
by Boglegirl81
Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommendations for a pre-made Thanksgiving dinner
Replies: 17
Views: 1130

Re: Recommendations for a pre-made Thanksgiving dinner

totallynotsure wrote: Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:43 pm Wegmans
If only I had one near me...
by Boglegirl81
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Ski Mask Recommendations
Replies: 19
Views: 1192

Re: Ski Mask Recommendations

More concerning to me is Vail Corp is implementing a ski reservation system for season pass holders. So even though I thought I could ski every day when I bought my pass I now am told I may only ski on days I reserve. So no spur of the morning decisions to ski on powder days or ski for the sunny af...
by Boglegirl81
Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 13 yo HD TV - dark shadow across screen
Replies: 23
Views: 1319

Re: 13 yo HD TV - dark shadow across screen

I bought a ~40” TCL a while back just to stream workouts in my home gym. It was very inexpensive and a pretty decent TV for the price. I think it depends on what you’re into. If you like watching say, sports, then get something better like a Samsung.
by Boglegirl81
Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Car rental
Replies: 16
Views: 1033

Re: Car rental

Costco often has the best prices. +1 for Costco. It's consistently been the best price. I book early and check periodically for better rates. I do the same. With Costco, I can also add my boyfriend as an additional driver without paying anything extra. I don’t think that’s an issue for married coup...
by Boglegirl81
Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: iPhone upgrade trick w/AT&T
Replies: 55
Views: 7153

Re: iPhone upgrade trick w/AT&T

My bf was concerned about buying a phone off eBay or Craigslist since it might be stolen. We asked about this when we were in ATT a couple days ago, and we were told that stolen phones are blacklisted and won’t be accepted for trade-in. He said the best way to purchase a phone from Craigslist is to ...
by Boglegirl81
Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I just bought a Peloton - Love it!
Replies: 92
Views: 8143

Re: I just bought a Peloton - Love it!

We tried the digital app as a test and found the instructors obnoxious/annoying - wish there was a service with "normal" people like the spin instructors at our local (closed down) gym. +1 The closest to normal instructor I’ve found is Dennis Morton. He actually knows fitness and designs ...
by Boglegirl81
Sat Oct 31, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I just bought a Peloton - Love it!
Replies: 92
Views: 8143

Re: I just bought a Peloton - Love it!

We tried the digital app as a test and found the instructors obnoxious/annoying - wish there was a service with "normal" people like the spin instructors at our local (closed down) gym. +1 The closest to normal instructor I’ve found is Dennis Morton. He actually knows fitness and designs ...
by Boglegirl81
Sat Oct 31, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I just bought a Peloton - Love it!
Replies: 92
Views: 8143

Re: I just bought a Peloton - Love it!

I tried the Peloton streaming service during the pandemic when they offered 90 days free for the streaming service. My personal opinion, it’s garbage compared to Les Mills on Demand. But if it motivates people to exercise and get healthy, that’s great! I have also been less than impressed by the bik...
by Boglegirl81
Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Harbor Freight Good Values?
Replies: 88
Views: 5212

Re: Harbor Freight Good Values?

I recently bought an electric hedge trimmer for $32 and a manual hedge clipper for $13. Both work great. OP if you've never been in Harbor Freight look around for coupons (check their website). They usually have a 20% off coupon for one item along with other offers. Francis That reminds me...I got ...
by Boglegirl81
Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Economically viable to buy an airplane?
Replies: 39
Views: 4828

Re: Economically viable to buy an airplane?

I think I’d look into a flying club before I bought my own airplane. A flying club might also have an instructor that is less expensive than going through a flight school. You could possibly save some money by buying an airplane, but I don’t think it’s worth the hassle. Also, it’s not like you can u...
by Boglegirl81
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Harbor Freight Good Values?
Replies: 88
Views: 5212

Re: Harbor Freight Good Values?

Predator 3500 generator
by Boglegirl81
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best charity to help dogs?
Replies: 29
Views: 1435

Re: Best charity to help dogs?

Take a look at Best Friends Animal Society. www.bestfriends.org They are a no-kill animal sanctuary based out of Kanab, UT. If you are in that area, stop by for tour or volunteer for a day. We visited while we were camping in the area trying to get a permit to hike in The Wave at North Coyote Butte...
by Boglegirl81
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 'Tis the Season for Snow Shoe Recommendations
Replies: 27
Views: 1403

Re: 'Tis the Season for Snow Shoe Recommendations

I bought the Costco snow shoes this season since I moved to Colorado over the summer. I haven’t tried them yet and have nothing to compare them to, but I figured I could always just return them if I don’t like them.
by Boglegirl81
Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Stationary Indoor Bikes
Replies: 33
Views: 2422

Re: Stationary Indoor Bikes

Thanks for all the great information. Did any of you purchase a service contact on your bikes? I never buy them, but I imagine with all the moving parts, wear and tear, they might need one. Who repairs your bikes? If you buy a new bike I’m guessing it would come with a decent warranty? Our used Kei...
by Boglegirl81
Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Online outdoor patio furniture
Replies: 6
Views: 595

Re: Online outdoor patio furniture

If you’re a Costco member, check out Costco.com. I got one from Costco, but it was in the store. If you aren’t a member, it might be worth the $60 membership just for that purchase alone.
by Boglegirl81
Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: which listing agent should I hire?
Replies: 30
Views: 1498

Re: which listing agent should I hire?

I think you should go with your gut on this one... did you get a really good feeling about one of them? I think staging is huge, and I sold my house recently using a realtor who does interior decorating as a side job/hobby. She’s young, hip, stylish and she did some light staging on my house that wa...
by Boglegirl81
Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Meditation Guides?
Replies: 58
Views: 2811

Re: Meditation Guides?

I’ve tried meditation and it wasn’t for me, but I find the 5-4-3-2-1 grounding technique helpful.
by Boglegirl81
Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New washing machine / washing clothes in hot water?
Replies: 52
Views: 3885

Re: New washing machine / washing clothes in hot water?

If it were me and the extra $200 fit into my budget, I would get the more expensive washer that is capable of heating the water. I wash nearly everything on cold and hang to dry just to make my clothes last longer (Athleta and Lululemon clothes aren’t cheap :mrgreen: ), but I occasionally wash thing...
by Boglegirl81
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help me pick a bike
Replies: 12
Views: 1386

Re: Help me pick a bike

I’d look on Craigslist, FB marketplace, or OfferUp, though I’ve heard it’s harder to come by used bikes because of covid. In the past I’ve bought a few like-new bikes off those sites.
by Boglegirl81
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Stationary Indoor Bikes
Replies: 33
Views: 2422

Re: Stationary Indoor Bikes

Yeah, what is your price point? I travel for a living so I’ve ridden a lot of bikes in hotel gyms. Based on my experience, I think the best bike out there is the Keiser (m3i I think?). They’re built like a tank. They’re pricey ($2k range), but we were lucky to find a used one for $600. It was used i...
by Boglegirl81
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Convince us to buy our first luxury car!
Replies: 193
Views: 10824

Re: Convince us to buy our first luxury car!

There's a lot of good advice posted above. Most of the folks on this blog are older. Most have lived a conservative lifestyle which is why most are well off at retirement. It's a lifestyle choice and most here made it earlier rather than later in their lives. I've never owned a luxury car brand alt...
by Boglegirl81
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which diet soda pop do you enjoy?
Replies: 234
Views: 13948

Re: Which diet soda pop do you enjoy?

It's very hipster of me but love the LaCroix. The grapefruit, orange, and mango are great. I mentioned it before but - Spindrift's Blackberry-Lime. Soda water (unflavored) is not free in restaurants in my area. I know which fast food places have a soda tab on their machine - and dilute my real Coke...
by Boglegirl81
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Legal issues on helping neighbor with home repair?
Replies: 35
Views: 2840

Re: Legal issues on helping neighbor with home repair?

That sounds like a nice thing to do. I would suggest a simple 1-page release form, which you should be able to pull off google. You can customize it a bit for your roof repair to: (1) recognize that you are not a professional, (2) the only consideration you are receiving is good will, and (3) neigh...
by Boglegirl81
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Items that are worth the money for the quality
Replies: 490
Views: 41092

Re: Items that are worth the money for the quality

Briggs & Riley luggage - light and durable
by Boglegirl81
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Costco Appliances
Replies: 21
Views: 2692

Re: Costco Appliances

I bought a fridge from Costco a couple of years ago. Better price and included installation etc.. Just one piece of advice, especially since you are purchasing so many appliances - thoroughly look over each one when they’re delivered and send back any that have dents, etc that you can’t live with. M...
by Boglegirl81
Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Would you buy the newest Apple Watch if it's priced at $140?
Replies: 30
Views: 2269

Re: Would you buy the newest Apple Watch if it's priced at $140?

rich126 wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:03 pm I don't have one (can't wear devices like that at work) but bought my GF one a while ago and she loves it. And she also uses it frequently to find her phone :D
Ha! I do like it for fitness, but I think I use it to find my phone more than anything else! :D
by Boglegirl81
Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Feedback/Tips -Texas to Grand Canyon to Utah and Back
Replies: 26
Views: 1568

Re: Feedback/Tips -Texas to Grand Canyon to Utah and Back

It sounds like after Albuquerque, you would be going west along I-40. If so, you would want to stop at Petrified Forest National Park, and maybe some rock shops. Meteor crater is also just off I-40 about 40 miles west of Winslow. Ralph I agree. I did both of them recently while on a road trip that ...
by Boglegirl81
Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Trail sneakers
Replies: 59
Views: 3676

Re: Trail sneakers

If you have an REI near you, go try a bunch on. That’s what I did and came out with a pair of Salomon hiking shoes that I like. They look like regular athletic shoes, which I prefer to the hiking shoe look.
by Boglegirl81
Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do you have any hobbies for a long winter? I bought a Sony A7 III mirrorless camera.
Replies: 72
Views: 4561

Re: Do you have any hobbies for a long winter? I bought a Sony A7 III mirrorless camera.

I bought snowshoes for the whole family. With skiing a big ???? in my book, this will allow us to get outside and burn off the crazy. I bought them early this year because I fear all snow equipment will sell out this winter, similar to bikes and SUPs, etc. this summer. I moved to Colorado recently ...