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by Hanksmoney
Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: DOT: Airlines must offer refunds for cancelled flights (not just credits)
Replies: 109
Views: 9549

Re: DOT: Airlines must offer refunds for cancelled flights (not just credits)

I canceled my flights first without waiting for Delta and American Airlines. The AA flight ended up being canceled by them but I canceled first. Both have given me credits. Is there any hope I can get a refund? I have an active flight to Spain/Portugal in May with united/Air Canada through Cheapo. I...
by Hanksmoney
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Taxable - Move from Wellesley to Vanguard Total Stock
Replies: 4
Views: 378

Re: Taxable - Move from Wellesley to Vanguard Total Stock

Wellesley peforms historically well in downturns. Just a though for if you are weighing a cash/bond sale vs Wellesley
by Hanksmoney
Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Stocks are Not on Sale
Replies: 30
Views: 3747

Re: Stocks are Not on Sale

Consider retail sales. An item that was selling for $100 is marked down to $80 and the item was otherwise unchanged. Another item that was selling for $100 is marked down to $80 because the seller discovered a flaw or the item was damaged and is now less valuable. In both cases, you could say the i...
by Hanksmoney
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Quality Power-Tool Brands
Replies: 93
Views: 6446

Re: Quality Power-Tool Brands

lthenderson wrote: Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:24 am In my opinion only:

Festool - Professional Grade

Milwaukee, Makita, Bosch, Porter Cable, Dewalt - Weekend Warrior

Ryobi, Black and Decker, Hitachi - Disposable
I take issue with where you placed Hitachi - it's definitely good weekend warrior stuff. Superior in some ways - as they all have +/-
by Hanksmoney
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Water company damaged driveway while directional boring under (acknowledged damage), how to proceed?
Replies: 17
Views: 1952

Re: Water company damaged driveway while directional boring under (acknowledged damage), how to proceed?

If it's concrete, I'd let them saw cut out a good section (10ft or so) and repour with seams. I would required a powerwash so it all matches pretty good. Do they have an official way to file a claim?
by Hanksmoney
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Replacing brake pads in a Honda CRV 125,000 miles
Replies: 34
Views: 2903

Re: Replacing brake pads in a Honda CRV 125,000 miles

At 125K, just get all 4 pads and rotors and keep it simple. I would ask the independent guys how much they charge if you supply pads and rotors. Then I'd get a kit like some have suggested or just buy pads and rotors of your choosing. I've had good success with Akebono ACT pads on my Acura. For roto...
by Hanksmoney
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Lock in 30y Mortgage Rate at 3.875%?
Replies: 56
Views: 5986

Re: Lock in 30y Mortgage Rate at 3.875%?

I'm not a fan of 30 year mortgages after I started with one in 2009 at 4.875%. I refinance 3 years ago to a 15 at 3.7%. I gently warm my friends against them b/c of the low ratio of principle to interest you pay during the first 10 years. That principle barely budges. Just about rate - 3.875% is a f...
by Hanksmoney
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Belt sander or disc sander for refinishing decks?
Replies: 32
Views: 3532

Re: Belt sander or disc sander for refinishing decks?

Are there accessible screws? If you so, you could flip the boards.

edit: saw your pic with that solid stain and nails- don't think flipping would work
by Hanksmoney
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Camry Owners What Fluids do you flush if any on your car and how often
Replies: 11
Views: 2668

Re: Camry Owners What Fluids do you flush if any on your car and how often

I recommend doing oil by the car's interval/maintenance reminder. I'm a fan of Mobil 1 Extended Performance with the same intervals. Use the recommended weight. If I am recommended 2 weights, I go with the lighter to get better startup protection. Bobistheoilguy.com is a forum/site if you really wan...
by Hanksmoney
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Pine Tree Incident
Replies: 31
Views: 3919

Re: Pine Tree Incident

I am familiar with a big water damage insurance claim. First off, call you insurance company to file a claim and have the adjuster make their estimate. Secondly, get that company out of there. If they are responsible for water remediation or some type of temporary patching, them have them complete i...
by Hanksmoney
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: How would you invest a lump sum of 3 million dollars in today's market?
Replies: 50
Views: 6573

Re: How would you invest a lump sum of 3 million dollars in today's market?

Read the Windfall wiki at another said. The best piece of advice in there is don't touch it for a few months. Just let it sit while you get used to it and make a proper plan.. Once you start spending big - you'll be in debt before you know it.
by Hanksmoney
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Repair Bosch Dishwasher or Buy New?
Replies: 35
Views: 4302

Re: Repair Bosch Dishwasher or Buy New?

I just saw this thread as was really hoping you didn't buy a new one. Relieved you found the solder repair trick! I have a 10 year old Bosch dishwasher that had the same issue. Found the youtube video and fixed it with an hour and a few bucks worth of solder. It's a great dishwasher so good to hear ...
by Hanksmoney
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Deferring HSA by paying medical Out-of-Pocket: Overblown?
Replies: 42
Views: 4144

Re: Deferring HSA by paying medical Out-of-Pocket: Overblown?

Example... you have a balance of $125K in an HSA. You have paid out-of-pocket for medical expenses for 20 years and have receipts of $90K in medical expenses. You want a new Tesla for $90K. Cash out $90K from the HSA (tax and penalty free) and buy the Tesla. But you did pay taxes on the $90k when y...
by Hanksmoney
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Deferring HSA by paying medical Out-of-Pocket: Overblown?
Replies: 42
Views: 4144

Deferring HSA by paying medical Out-of-Pocket: Overblown?

It seems as though it's widely accepted investing advice to defer using your HSA for medical expenses. The advise is to pay medical out of pocket and save the receipts and get reimbursed at a later date. I have a few questions: 1) How much HSA do you need at minimum for retirement? HSA would only be...
by Hanksmoney
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Family member duped into life insurance -- any recourse?
Replies: 84
Views: 8202

Re: Family member duped into life insurance -- any recourse?

Am I the only one that thinks that this agent did nothing wrong and the OP is going down the road of harassment? You may want to investigate if you could be sued for defamation before making all these claims. If so, defamation is no easy case to fight, so I hear. It doesn't sound like you were the P...
by Hanksmoney
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Marketwatch - If everyone invested like John Bogle, markets couldn’t work right
Replies: 54
Views: 4182

Re: Marketwatch - If everyone invested like John Bogle, markets couldn’t work right

It's probably self correcting. If indexing gets to a point where there it creates market inefficiencies that can be exploited by active investors then active investors will be incentivized to participate. +1. I agree with that. I also think Active portfolio managers and Financial advisors will cont...
by Hanksmoney
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Brake fluid replacement?
Replies: 103
Views: 7264

Re: Brake fluid replacement?

Just bleed the brakes every time you do a brake job or just the pads. You can do it pretty easily since you already have to open the bleed valves to compress your calipers. After the brakes are done, take a turkey baster and remove the old fluid from the reservoir. Be careful as it's pretty caustic...
by Hanksmoney
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Brake fluid replacement?
Replies: 103
Views: 7264

Re: Brake fluid replacement?

Just bleed the brakes every time you do a brake job or just the pads. You can do it pretty easily since you already have to open the bleed valves to compress your calipers. After the brakes are done, take a turkey baster and remove the old fluid from the reservoir. Be careful as it's pretty caustic....
by Hanksmoney
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Engagement Ring (Affordable)
Replies: 136
Views: 9442

Re: Engagement Ring (Affordable)

Start here: https://www.pricescope.com/wiki Find diamonds here: https://www.pricescope.com/diamonds/search I used Solomon brothers in Atlanta - I selected the diamond and found the ring on their site. I have had friends purchase just the diamond and pick out the ring locally. SB provided overnight a...
by Hanksmoney
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: $70k Salary, how much Car can I afford? Recommendations?
Replies: 21
Views: 3310

Re: $70k Salary, how much Car can I afford? Recommendations?

Since you've demonstrated wonderful restraint from keeping up with the Jones', the last thing you should do is go all out spending $25k on a car. It makes no sense to do so in your case. I am blown away by browsing the facebook marketplace, how you can get 5 year old cars, with decent mileage for we...
by Hanksmoney
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Recent Engineering College Graduate can’t get job interviews, needs advice
Replies: 149
Views: 14845

Re: Recent Engineering College Graduate can’t get job interviews, needs advice

Plenty of companies hire Engineers with GPA's around there. Your presumption is correct though, most Fortune 500 companies and your Bosch, GE, BMW, etc, toss out anything below a 3.5 (or whatever) just because they get so many applicants. Most of the time it's because the people in HR have some crap...
by Hanksmoney
Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Three Fund portfolio January 2, 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1945

Re: Three Fund portfolio January 2, 2019

FWIW, I use Wellington and Wellesley in my Roth IRA roughly at a 50/50 clip to get a 50/50 bonds to equity ratio. I don't have any international exposure in the Roth because of that. The reason I do it is that I may have to withdraw my contributions in the event of an emergency and I like how these ...
by Hanksmoney
Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying a bicycle
Replies: 10
Views: 920

Re: Buying a bicycle

I'm retired and looking to buy an inexpensive adult bike. My needs are very, very modest: something to tool around the neighborhood, cost not more than $150, not have a lot of bells and whistles....I've seen some at Wal Mart. Should I consider something used? Go to you local bike store to take a lo...
by Hanksmoney
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Used 2016 Lexus GS 350: 40k miles too much?
Replies: 38
Views: 4519

Re: Used 2016 Lexus GS 350: 40k miles too much?

40k miles is pretty high miles for a 2.5 year old car. Cars do wear internally (brakes, suspension, engine accessories like PS and alternator) and there is interior wear and tear as they are driven. Unless it is being sold at a very steep discount, I would be patient and find a lower mileage car. B...
by Hanksmoney
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Am I Risking My Life to Sell My Car?
Replies: 37
Views: 5152

Re: Am I Risking My Life to Sell My Car?

I'd either drive on it and leave tell CarMax or find a local shop that sells used tires and get it changed. I had to drive a trade in several hours that had reaaaaaaly bald tires. I got the 2 rear tires replaced for like $40 just for peace of mind. They might have only had 50% tread but who cares?
by Hanksmoney
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Honda Accord Maintenance at 3 Years - Am I Getting Hosed?
Replies: 95
Views: 6544

Re: Honda Accord Maintenance at 3 Years - Am I Getting Hosed?

Just fyi: Never -- NEVER -- let a mechanic mechanically flush a Honda transmission or power steering system. Read your owner's manual. It's all in there. To add to this: Never flush but DO perform the transmission fluid change at the recommended interval. If there is no interval or a long one, I wo...
by Hanksmoney
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Boglehead guilt with buying a car - Volvo vs Toyota Highlander
Replies: 69
Views: 6348

Re: Boglehead guilt with buying a car - Volvo vs Toyota Highlander

I would not buy a car that had been on the road for only one year and had 20K miles on it. That use is too heavy. We almost always buy used, but only vehicles with 10K or less per year. I'm actually the opposite when it comes to mileage. Something around 90% of engine wear occurs at startup and in ...
by Hanksmoney
Thu May 24, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should I spend $1,500 on getting some rust repaired on a 15 year old Buick
Replies: 37
Views: 4481

Re: Should I spend $1,500 on getting some rust repaired on a 15 year old Buick

don't fix it!!! just drive it till it falls apart... put that $1500 towards newer at that point. Everyone keeps saying this, but at 25k falling apart might take a really long time. If I think the rust will cause it to "fall apart" when the vehicle itself only has 65K, then I would conside...
by Hanksmoney
Wed May 16, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Car mileage, Fuel additives and other
Replies: 31
Views: 2112

Re: Car mileage, Fuel additives and other

So I looked through the list of retailers of Top Tier gas, and at least for my area, just about every station I could think of was on the list. The only one that I didn't see was Race Trac. It would appear to me, at least in my area, 90%+ of gas is Top Tier by default. Am I interpreting this correc...
by Hanksmoney
Tue May 15, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Car mileage, Fuel additives and other
Replies: 31
Views: 2112

Re: Car mileage, Fuel additives and other

Thanks. top Tier is a good suggestion. I will pay more attention next time. +1 Using the cheap gas is the worst way to save money on a car. Undercutting by a penny when the gas doesn't have nearly the value. The additives in the top tier fuel extend the life and performance of your car and make fue...
by Hanksmoney
Tue May 01, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Home Theater Stereo/Speakers
Replies: 72
Views: 8254

Re: Home Theater Stereo/Speakers

Sony does not have a good reputation for speakers. For speakers, go with a company that only makes speakers (i.e., avoid those that also make tvs or receivers), with the notable exception of Pioneer Andrew Jones series. I got a 2-channel stereo T-amp and 2 Pioneer Andrew Jones bookshelf speakers, t...
by Hanksmoney
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Should I be investing in PRIMECAP Odyssey Aggressive Growth Fund?
Replies: 39
Views: 11695

Re: Should I be investing in PRIMECAP Odyssey Aggressive Growth Fund?

I'm glad thus question was brought up because I have a similar one: Does anyone have any thoughts on PRIMECAP Odyssey Stock Fund (POSKX)? ER (.67). This is one of remaining funds I have yet to liquidate from transferring my IRA from EDJ to Vanguard. I haven't liquidated this one yet because it look...
by Hanksmoney
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Mid-40s in tech - how to pass off as acceptably young
Replies: 111
Views: 15847

Re: Mid-40s in tech - how to pass off as acceptably young

I’m in the same boat as you are and have realized that the ONLY solution to this problem is strict anti age discrimination legislation. Let me know if you want to start a crowdfunding page. The OP is over 40 and thus is covered by age discrimination legislation already. Since he's in California, th...
by Hanksmoney
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Selling audio gear on ebay, 7-day auction or "30-day Buy it now"?
Replies: 20
Views: 1782

Re: Selling audio gear on ebay, 7-day auction or "30-day Buy it now"?

I always get buyer to pay shipping too. Just my way of taking that variable cost out of the price. Does that mean the buyer picks the carrier, i.e usps, fedex or ups? When I listed my item I think usps was recommended so I picked that. No - it means you select the shipping option or choices. I usua...
by Hanksmoney
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Selling audio gear on ebay, 7-day auction or "30-day Buy it now"?
Replies: 20
Views: 1782

Re: Selling audio gear on ebay, 7-day auction or "30-day Buy it now"?

I sold some vintage Nike shoes recently, which I'd consider pretty niche. I always search for the item on ebay, then click on the "Sold" filter item. This gives me a good range of what I can get. I put a buy it now price in that range and let it sit, accepting reasonable offers. If the pro...
by Hanksmoney
Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Engineering: Quality of school vs. specialized niche degree
Replies: 52
Views: 4944

Re: Engineering: Quality of school vs. specialized niche degree

Civil undergrad or other broad engineering from a good school for sure. That explosives degree is going to be a civil degree with a few other classes, I would imagine. Then possibly get a minor or grad degree in something specialized. You'd still be able to get the job he'd want but could also be ab...
by Hanksmoney
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Term Life - How Much & How Long
Replies: 4
Views: 848

Re: Term Life - How Much & How Long

The way I look at it is: -Remaining Mortgage so the house is full equity. My house is being paid off in 10 years so I don't necessarily need a 30 year term to cover the next 10 years. I don't know how people calculate that into it. -family living expenses until your kids are off to college -college ...
by Hanksmoney
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: A lot of heavy hitters this morning
Replies: 244
Views: 31531

Re: A lot of heavy hitters this morning

munemaker wrote: Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:18 am
Jack FFR1846 wrote: Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:14 am On my lunchtime walk yesterday, I found a dime in the parking lot.
I went to Aldi's and some rich person left a quarter in the cart. I could have paid it forward but I pocketed it instead.
I go to Aldi just to check if there are any quarters left behind
by Hanksmoney
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Losing friends/family when wealthy
Replies: 118
Views: 13560

Re: Losing friends/family when wealthy

For most of my life, people have perceived me and my family as the least wealthy and least successful. I was viewed by most of my family members as the one least likely to be successful. For most of my life, family/friends used to always treat me out because they perceived me as struggling. However...
by Hanksmoney
Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: HSA family max contribution lowered to $6850 for 2018 [and changed to $6900 again]
Replies: 128
Views: 21530

Re: HSA family max contribution lowered to $6850 for 2018

Technically, I'm paying less tax in 2018 bc $9,800 tax-free dollars was withheld from my paycheck. This brings me to the most important point. I have been doing more research. HSA Bank also did not give you the correct answer, maybe they didn't realize the complete situation. A reallocation can onl...
by Hanksmoney
Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: HSA family max contribution lowered to $6850 for 2018 [and changed to $6900 again]
Replies: 128
Views: 21530

Re: HSA family max contribution lowered to $6850 for 2018

So my plan is to shift the excess back to 2017, but I am asking about how to handle that tax wise with the 5498-SA. Form 5498-SA is not a concern, because it only tracks what year the contributions are actually made, not what tax year they are for. Since you have until the tax filing deadline (04/1...
by Hanksmoney
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: HSA family max contribution lowered to $6850 for 2018 [and changed to $6900 again]
Replies: 128
Views: 21530

Re: HSA family max contribution lowered to $6850 for 2018

I posted this as a separate topic but didn't get any traction or answers - I thought it provides a new approach: (obviously not for people who maxed out 2017). I need some tax guidance. The 2018 HSA max being lowered from $6900 to $6850 got me as I had already maxed it out through payroll (I'm havin...
by Hanksmoney
Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tires on a 15 year old car....Replace or not?
Replies: 79
Views: 8988

Re: Tires on a 15 year old car....Replace or not?

I recently inherited a 2003 Buick Century with under 25,000 miles on the clock. The tires still have tread and show no signs of dry rot. Should I replace the tires just to be on the safe side? The car will only be used to and from my GF job 2 miles away. My dad was in the same situation with a 2500...
by Hanksmoney
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Transferring 2018 HSA Money back to 2017 Tax Year
Replies: 2
Views: 286

Re: Transferring 2018 HSA Money back to 2017 Tax Year

The fact that they allow this with a simple email is great. Having additional above the line deduction for last year makes perfect sense. I don't think there is anything additional to worry about. Once I transfer it with HSA Bank, do I fill out box 3 on the 5498-SA for that amount? The amounts were...
by Hanksmoney
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Transferring 2018 HSA Money back to 2017 Tax Year
Replies: 2
Views: 286

Transferring 2018 HSA Money back to 2017 Tax Year

I need some tax guidance. The 2018 HSA max being lowered from $6900 to $6850 got me as I had already maxed it out through payroll (I'm having a baby, so :D :shock: :confused). I asked HSA Bank if I could shift some of the 2018 contribution back to Tax Year 2017, since I have $2950 remaining allowabl...
by Hanksmoney
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Large/Mid/Small Cap blend to mimic Total Stock Market
Replies: 18
Views: 3907

Re: Large/Mid/Small Cap blend to mimic Total Stock Market

Keep in mind that the Vanguard Large Cap Index Fund (VLCAX) includes the stocks in the Vanguard Mid Cap Index Fund (VIMSX). Vanguard Mega Cap (Top 70% of market by cap) Vanguard Large Cap (Top 85% of market by cap) Vanguard Mid Cap (70-85% of market by cap) Vanguard Small Cap (85-98% of market by c...
by Hanksmoney
Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: HSA family max contribution lowered to $6850 for 2018 [and changed to $6900 again]
Replies: 128
Views: 21530

Re: HSA family max contribution lowered to $6850 for 2018

Hold on. Do NOT rush to remove excess contributions: I do not know of any HSA custodian who doesn't charge to remove excess contributions and their earnings, typically $20 - $25. It is far less expensive to file form 5329 with your 2018 tax return and pay a $50 * 6% = $3 excise tax, stay $50 under ...
by Hanksmoney
Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Torn between Vanguard, Fidelity and Schwab
Replies: 186
Views: 37798

Re: Torn between Vanguard, Fidelity and Schwab

Yes, it is how it works. If you hold Vanguard Funds in your Vanguard brokerage account (regardless of whether it is held in one of their old mutual fund only accounts or their newer brokerage accounts), you will still be subject to the $25 annual fee per fund. Again, we are comparing FUNDS here. Va...
by Hanksmoney
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Auto insurance damage claim
Replies: 58
Views: 4148

Re: Auto insurance damage claim

No insurance expert - but it seems to me that this offer is not "unfair" - since you pocketed the $6,700. But it's being taken back. It's the same as the insurance company taking back it's coverage of something that was supposed to be covered. He drove around with a hail damaged car and g...
by Hanksmoney
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Amazon Alternative
Replies: 86
Views: 10034

Re: Amazon Alternative

Before I buy ANYTHING online, I check eBay. However, the best practice is to also search the product you want in Google's Shopping tab. There will almost always be a random retailer with a very low price. Works like a charm. Amazon is rarely the cheapest. I disagree with the monopoly comments. It's ...