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by bob60014
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Curry Powder?
Replies: 34
Views: 1232

Re: Curry Powder?

quantAndHold wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:16 pm
Do you live in a city that’s large enough to have an Indian market?
+1. This!
by bob60014
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Ibotta locked account
Replies: 6
Views: 764

Re: Ibotta locked account

I use Ibotta, however I redeem by getting gift cards rather than cash transfers. I have had a few issues regarding purchases being credited, though always resolved, I found their customer service to be on the slow side.
by bob60014
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Are You Dumping Netflix?
Replies: 163
Views: 8848

Re: Are You Dumping Netflix?

A lot of comments here about BluRay and DVD's but be prepared, these are quickly going the way of 8 tracks, cassette tapes, VHS, betamax, etc......
by bob60014
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Are You Dumping Netflix?
Replies: 163
Views: 8848

Re: Are You Dumping Netflix?

Netflix went down so much during one time price hike in 2011. It went from $38 to $10/share, they reversed the price hike immediately after the backlash. Now we had 2 more price hikes, everyone is happy and wants to throw more money at them, the stock goes up 6% to $350 LMAO. Time has changed. Imag...
by bob60014
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Any good reason to get a smartwatch?
Replies: 89
Views: 3599

Re: Any good reason to get a smartwatch?

I do not have one but am fascinated with the health monitor capabilities especially for use with the elderly or those with certain conditions.
by bob60014
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Computer Chair for Big & Tall People
Replies: 12
Views: 670

Re: Best Computer Chair for Big & Tall People

+1 for Aeron chairs. We used them in public safety 911 centers, 24/7 for telecommunicators of a variety of shapes and sizes. Everyone loved them.
by bob60014
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Unusual tv mounting question
Replies: 8
Views: 843

Re: Unusual tv mounting question

Depending on model, you are taking the screws (usually 4) off the back of the TV that holds the stand bracket on the TV? And not the screws (1 or 2) that hold the stand base to cylinder?
by bob60014
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Unique One: Mom's Retirement Life Insurance
Replies: 8
Views: 925

Re: Unique One: Mom's Retirement Life Insurance

My mom (67) and her sister (71) split my deceased grandfather's state pension, worth about $80,000 per year ($40K each), adjusted each year for inflation. Your grandfather had a pension that his children are collecting after his death? Is that something that happens often in your state? I've never ...
by bob60014
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: USPS price increase on 1/27/19
Replies: 74
Views: 6611

Re: USPS price increase on 1/27/19

I still have some $.44 Forever Stamps left! ;)
by bob60014
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Who's flying?
Replies: 61
Views: 7065

Re: Who's flying?

ORD & MDW are ok, for now.
by bob60014
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best place to sell stuff?
Replies: 21
Views: 1603

Re: Best place to sell stuff?

I have a lot of things around my house that I do not use and want to sell. Things like clothes, books, electronics, tchotchkes, etc. What's the best platform to do this? eBay, Amazon, craigslist, other? Thanks. Having recently gone through this, and to be honest, the things you mention will bring p...
by bob60014
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Opinions on 2019 RAV4 and/or 2019 Santa Fe
Replies: 23
Views: 1795

Re: Opinions on 2019 RAV4 and/or 2019 Santa Fe

I've looked at both and find the Hyundai of all variations, feels "cheap". Naybe it just me but I never have liked their interiors.
by bob60014
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Fender Bender backing out of garage. File a claim with insurance?
Replies: 21
Views: 1505

Re: Fender Bender backing out of garage. File a claim with insurance?

Just pay out of pocket, especially as its minor damage and doesn't involve another party.
by bob60014
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Ground level windows: Laminated or Tempered Glass?
Replies: 2
Views: 414

Re: Ground level windows: Laminated or Tempered Glass?

If you are on a corner lot and, it depends of the area you are in, go with the laminate for the safety aspect and noise reduction benefit.
by bob60014
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Mystery supplements received from 301 W. Platt Street?
Replies: 10
Views: 1411

Re: Mystery supplements received from 301 W. Platt Street?

Could have been a free sample, hasn't happened to me but apparently Amazon will do that in conjunction with its vendors. https://lifehacker.com/how-to-opt-out-of-amazons-free-samples-1831575318/amp If it was a free sample, every box associated with Amazon I've received has had their name somewhere ...
by bob60014
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Wisconsin Real Estate Recovery
Replies: 6
Views: 786

Re: Wisconsin Real Estate Recovery

Will you be a beneficiary or have any other legal interest in her estate? If not, it doesn't appear you'll be liable. Read up and inquire to be be sure.

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/medicaid/erp.htm
by bob60014
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Car Battery
Replies: 48
Views: 3139

Re: Car Battery

Battery Tender, keeping the cables attached. When the cables are disconnected on some cars, the engine cpu may also be drained. If it is, when restarted the engine goes through a relearning process and may run rough for the first 15 minutes. Ymmv.
by bob60014
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Mystery supplements received from 301 W. Platt Street?
Replies: 10
Views: 1411

Re: Mystery supplements received from 301 W. Platt Street?

Return To Sender or to the garbage.
by bob60014
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Soft Button Icon - Current State or Future State ?
Replies: 9
Views: 528

Re: Soft Button Icon - Current State or Future State ?

First world problems! ;)

Latency is more of a issue for me.
by bob60014
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Large SUV
Replies: 75
Views: 6386

Re: Large SUV

I’d stay away from another Honda if you’re having engine issues. Someone else was having engine issues as well in their low-mileage Honda as discussed in a long-running :P thread around here. Oil in the gas or something like that. Honda Pilots are fine, it's the CRV that has issues. OP, Toyota High...
by bob60014
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Currency Conversion Fee for Credit Card usage abroad
Replies: 7
Views: 487

Re: Currency Conversion Fee for Credit Card usage abroad

Foreign transaction and Currency Conversion are different and the usual free ATM/Foreign transaction fee does not apply to the conversion fees, in most cases. With one exception, I've always been asked if I want the charge converted to USD and always say no. If converted it's called dynamic currency...
by bob60014
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Another Desktop (Self Built) Updating Question
Replies: 17
Views: 855

Re: Another Desktop (Self Built) Updating Question

Found out the problem. Antivirus Avira (Free edition) was slowing the desktop (specifically at bootup and took a long time to connect to LAN). Uninstalled Avira and moved to Kaspersky (Free). Uninstalled few unused programs collected over years. Gained noticeable performance on WIN7. Installed WIN1...
by bob60014
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Whitehouse ticket question [Whitehouse tour]
Replies: 6
Views: 551

Re: Whitehouse ticket question [Whitehouse tour]

From the site linked above: "If you wish to visit the White House and are a citizen of a foreign country, please contact your embassy in Washington, DC for assistance in submitting a tour request." My relatives from London , about 5 months ago, tried to make a reservation but the embassy advises th...
by bob60014
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Homeowners insurance ["Home systems protection" coverage]
Replies: 3
Views: 541

Re: Homeowners insurance

There was recently a conversation about the coverage here.

viewtopic.php?t=243576
by bob60014
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: SanDisk Imagemate microSD cards
Replies: 5
Views: 374

Re: SanDisk Imagemate microSD cards

Imagemate is a line SanDisk has had since 2010 or so. The draw was a multi port usb card reader and the cards were sold separately and may still be available. If the cards are in Imagemate packaging and on clearance at WM, they may have been in store for some time. Be sure to check the cards specs a...
by bob60014
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: HE Washer/Dryers - What do you have..are you pleased?
Replies: 33
Views: 2305

Re: HE Washer/Dryers - What do you have..are you pleased?

We just had to replace our Kenmore gas dryer. Looking around and scouring Consumer Reports and other sites, we went with a LG model DLG7201WE gas dryer. So far we are very pleased with it. It drys better, its quiet and easy to use. Plus it seems to be made well. We will most likely purchase the matc...
by bob60014
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: ug - seeking medical billing advice for ambulance ride
Replies: 45
Views: 3349

Re: ug - seeking medical billing advice for ambulance ride

Some options: Maybe keep Uber on your phone so next time, you can call for an uber van (I don't know what they're called...I don't use Uber) and let them bring you to the hospital. Friends of mine on the PD, FD and in ER's are seeing a uptick of this, using Uber for avoidance of the ambulance fee a...
by bob60014
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Canon 100-400 zoom lens
Replies: 29
Views: 1136

Re: Canon 100-400 zoom lens

I have a 24-70 II and a 50mm and I have been itching to find an excuse to pick up the 100-400 zoom lens. I shoot as a hobby with a 5DIV and wanted to hear how nice the addition of a zoom lens of this caliber was as an addition to ones arsenal. As far as missing out on shots, I know I have missed ou...
by bob60014
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Save expired passports?
Replies: 26
Views: 2167

Re: Save expired passports?

Great timing as this was recently relevant for us. Our son applied for a overeeas federal job position requiring security clearance, and in the application there are questions pertaining to all the countries he has traveled to (numerous) in the past. While he/we were trying to recall the dates we do...
by bob60014
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Snow Plowing
Replies: 54
Views: 2502

Re: Snow Plowing

I used to have a snowblower to do the driveway and sidewalk and actually enjoyed playing in the snow. But we downsized and now the condo association takes care of it. When in the sfh, I just couldn't justify the cost of paying someone. Now older and retired, I happily let them do it!
by bob60014
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Why doesn't my iphone (5c) ring when call comes in?
Replies: 21
Views: 1696

Re: Why doesn't my iphone (5c) ring when call comes in?

We had the same issues with our Samsung phones on Tmobile. We would have calls not ring and go straight to voice mail. We ensured all the notification settings were on and correct but after tweaking the phones, further investigation showed we had a low signal in and around our home. Even though the ...
by bob60014
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Chase Sapphire Reserve
Replies: 50
Views: 5656

Re: Chase Sapphire Reserve

When approved you get the card upfront and receive the bonus after fulfilling the minimum spend. The Travel Portal is now through Expedia and the bonus points are applied using it. But at times better rates/fares may be obtained directly through the airline or hotels websites, so be sure to shop. Ov...
by bob60014
Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Etiquette of selling used items
Replies: 20
Views: 1675

Re: Etiquette of selling used items

barnaclebob wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:29 am
People online are flakes.

Except on this forum of course!!! ;)

I've always indicated in the ad or during the course of conversation, first one with cash, gets it. Never had a issue.
by bob60014
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Reporting a Car Accident to the Insurance Company
Replies: 6
Views: 603

Re: Reporting a Car Accident to the Insurance Company

I had a similar experience and it was property damage , no injuries, minor damage (many deductibles are $1k nowadays)... so no reporting to the insurance company. Not a issue.
by bob60014
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Removing Russian Labels [from painted wood]
Replies: 5
Views: 800

Re: Removing Russian Labels

Use carefully, a bit of rubbing alcohol on a lint free cloth or q tip will take it off. I've used this on delicate-painted items several times without issue. But as said, use carefully dont overdo it.

Another method is using WD40, but I've never tried it.
by bob60014
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: End of year computer maintenance (maybe other things)
Replies: 15
Views: 1487

Re: End of year computer maintenance (maybe other things)

2. Blow out the dust. +1 This. Its amazing what gathers inside the computer case and the dust and dirt contributes to heat build up. Open the case up and blow out the dust from all areas. I take my desktop to the garage and use a small air compressor to clean. Be sure to do the area around the cpu ...
by bob60014
Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Was thinking of purchasing own modem, need advice
Replies: 18
Views: 996

Re: Was thinking of purchasing own modem, need advice

Swapping them out is a easy process. And they are so cheap so , if it breaks, you buy a new one.
by bob60014
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Ticket for speeding
Replies: 66
Views: 5359

Re: Ticket for speeding

Hi, Is there a use in hiring a lawyer for a speeding ticket in a school zone? Before everyone jumps on me for speeding in a school zone :) , this was a right turn into a new road (school zone) and we were unaware of the area and saw this sign. It was around 2 pm in the afternoon. Anyway is it worth...
by bob60014
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do Hertz/Avis really cost double Enterprise?
Replies: 58
Views: 3270

Re: Do Hertz/Avis really cost double Enterprise?

Ive found that prices will vary by location and vehicle type. As you are checking Enterprise, look at the prices at one of their off airport locations. I've easily saved 30% by renting off airport due to no fees like airport concession, airport tax, etc.... Its been worth the Uber fare to take a tri...
by bob60014
Tue Dec 25, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Working Holidays for extra money.
Replies: 64
Views: 4556

Re: Working Holidays for extra money.

When I was single I would work nearly all the holidays for the 2.5 on a 8 hour shift. But after getting married and having kids, I stopped doing it for Christmas and New Years but would work the other 4 majors. Our department went to 12 hour shifts a few years before I retired and at that point I de...
by bob60014
Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Ways to earn Hilton Honors point to keep the account active
Replies: 10
Views: 939

Re: Ways to earn Hilton Honors point to keep the account active

Go to the Hilton site, buy 1000 points for $10.
by bob60014
Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Does anyone remember window/DOS batch file scripts?
Replies: 24
Views: 2379

Re: Does anyone remember window/DOS batch file scripts?

Thanks for the effort but, I need to ask, what benefit will the ecobee community get by having this script? The vast majority of users, I am one, just need the basic info provided by using the online data. In the Home IQ System Monitor the info here is more than enough to tweak the system to our lik...
by bob60014
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Condor moved me from Business to Economy. Recourse?
Replies: 54
Views: 4896

Re: Condor moved me from Business to Economy. Recourse?

Im sure I know the answer but, did you book their Business Flex which allows changes and refunds minus fees or Business Classic Fare which does not allow refundable cancellation? Reading their fare structure and CofC its restrictive, like US carriers and like US carriers, it's only real job is to ge...
by bob60014
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Landscaping lights went out
Replies: 16
Views: 1187

Re: Landscaping lights went out

What did you find on youtube.com when you searched there about your issue? OP here, thanks everybody. Youtube mentions some of the same things. I do not see a GFI by the outlet where the transformer box is plugged in, but what I meant is the outlet itself works when I plug in something else, not th...
by bob60014
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: London Neighborhood Recommendation
Replies: 37
Views: 2477

Re: London Neighborhood Recommendation

Your first time there will most likely have you exploring the Buckingham Palace-Westminster Abbey areas. We stay at the Lime Tree Hotel on Ebury St about 3 blocks southwest of Victoria Station. Great accommodations, breakfast and very walkable to many of the sites near the above. Being near Victoria...
by bob60014
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Landscaping lights went out
Replies: 16
Views: 1187

Re: Landscaping lights went out

Check the voltage on the transformer first using a voltmeter. If no or low voltage at the transformer replace it, if full voltage, then the lines need to be troubleshooted. Easy to do as said above. Also, the wasp nest might have gummed up the works, the timer. You can open the unit (unplugged!) and...
by bob60014
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Question about skyscanner
Replies: 3
Views: 545

Re: Question about skyscanner

Be aware you will little or no protection for flight delays, cancellations etc...when booking on a third party site, especially for heavily restricted, deeply discounted fares. Booking directly on the airlines site is always recommended.
by bob60014
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Apple Watch...Fall detection feature really works...almost too well..
Replies: 12
Views: 2200

Re: Apple Watch...Fall detection feature really works...almost too well..

software wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:55 pm
I’m guessing given the anecdotal testimonies here, emergency service dispatchers really hate these things.
The feeling in my dispatch centers is, we would rather respond to a false 911 call and find everything ok, than come upon a possible serious issue later.
by bob60014
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do I need Norton Virus Protection?
Replies: 30
Views: 2830

Re: Do I need Norton Virus Protection?

No, and definitely not Norton.