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by NewPhoneWhoDis
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Capital One says up to 10 weeks to clear a Canadian check?
Replies: 12
Views: 1020

Re: Capital One says up to 10 weeks to clear a Canadian check?

Yeah I would be very surprised if it takes the full 10 weeks. They gave that estimate to give themselves cover (and I'm sure 10 weeks is their standard estimate of availability for all foreign check deposits). Reg CC governs this and they are within their rights to do so.
by NewPhoneWhoDis
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sharing a Business Class Seat
Replies: 51
Views: 4549

Re: Sharing a Business Class Seat

I would have no problem with this as a fellow passenger. I don't even see it as additional disruption. Someone is bound to get up and move about at least 4 times on a 14 hour flight. Besides, there's 4 of you. You'll get a whole row to yourselves. You're not bothering anyone. This. How is it disrup...
by NewPhoneWhoDis
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [Tesla truck]
Replies: 170
Views: 12978

Re: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3

Logged into Bogleheads for the Tesla bashing. Was not disappointed.
by NewPhoneWhoDis
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Saving seats on Southwest
Replies: 210
Views: 12510

Re: Saving seats on Southwest

Who knew there was so much passion about airline choice? Bogleheads gave me knowledge on how to wisely prepare myself for retirement, but other than that, I've found that Bogleheads really really really love to whine about inconsequential things. If you removed all the inconsequential things, there...
by NewPhoneWhoDis
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Saving seats on Southwest
Replies: 210
Views: 12510

Re: Saving seats on Southwest

Who knew there was so much passion about airline choice? Bogleheads gave me knowledge on how to wisely prepare myself for retirement, but other than that, I've found that Bogleheads really really really love to whine about inconsequential things.
by NewPhoneWhoDis
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cutting the Cord - NFL Network?
Replies: 65
Views: 6949

Re: Cutting the Cord - NFL Network?

Vue user here too. I'll be doing the same thing as everyone else ITT. Switching to YouTube TV.
by NewPhoneWhoDis
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good camera system to watch the nanny
Replies: 70
Views: 4951

Re: Good camera system to watch the nanny

Are you ever going to watch these videos? Do you suspect she’s stealing from you? Abusing your children? Banging guys in your bed? What’s the purpose of this? Will the camera notify you when she’s doing something wrong? Yes I'm sure OP is going to come home after a night out and watch the videos fr...
by NewPhoneWhoDis
Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Deleted
Replies: 262
Views: 22247

Re: A 'really good book' you did NOT enjoy

I'm thrilled that The Count of Monte Cristo doesn't have a single entry in this thread to date.
by NewPhoneWhoDis
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Chicago - What to see, do & eat in two days
Replies: 71
Views: 4311

Re: Chicago - What to see, do & eat in two days

MastersChampion wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:14 am
If you Google "chicago fireworks", you will see when fireworks are set off. I'm not a fan of Navy Pier, but watching the fireworks from there is great.
Fireworks are every Wed and Sat evening.
by NewPhoneWhoDis
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dishwasher Fiasco
Replies: 52
Views: 3635

Re: Dishwasher Fiasco

The subject is a reasonable name for a band.
by NewPhoneWhoDis
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cutting the Cord - NFL Network?
Replies: 65
Views: 6949

Re: Cutting the Cord - NFL Network?

Yup, PS Vue through Roku here. Super simple and a great service.
by NewPhoneWhoDis
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3
Replies: 921
Views: 82100

Re: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3

researcher wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:19 am
4nursebee wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:07 am
$20 seat cushion fixed my fat arse problems.

This is the best car I have ever been in.
This is the best car you've ever been in...yet you need a $20 Pep Boys seat cushion to be comfortable while driving it?
Chessmate.
by NewPhoneWhoDis
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What's your Uber passenger rating?
Replies: 118
Views: 7562

Re: What's your Uber passenger rating?

4.75 I'm surprised to see so much taxi love on here. I can't think of a single reasons to take a cab over Uber, and I can think of many reasons to take Uber/Lyft over cabs. Unless, of course, you are somewhere that doesn't offer Uber. Think about the average age of users on this forum, and the bold...
by NewPhoneWhoDis
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What's your Uber passenger rating?
Replies: 118
Views: 7562

Re: What's your Uber passenger rating?

Spewin wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:17 am
This thread makes me kind of sick. It reminds me very much of this (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nosedive_(Black_Mirror)) episode of Black Mirror.
Does Yelp make you sick too? The Better Business Bureau?
by NewPhoneWhoDis
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: gift for a college bound niece
Replies: 12
Views: 728

Re: gift for a college bound niece

Jack FFR1846 wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:51 am
I'd send her all the information you can find on where she's going to find a job in that field and how much she can expect to be paid.
I definitely wouldn't do this.
by NewPhoneWhoDis
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3
Replies: 921
Views: 82100

Re: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3

I'm starting to sense a theme in the thousands (millions?) of matjen's posts in every Telsa thread.

Is it correct that you're not a Tesla fan?
by NewPhoneWhoDis
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Don't pay full price for SiriusXM radio
Replies: 361
Views: 44867

Re: Don't pay full price for SiriusXM radio

ponyboy wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:56 am
I cant believe people still listen to sirius radio. Podcasts are free, you actually learn stuff, and it makes whatever drive or commute you have much more enjoyable.
lol thanks for sharing
by NewPhoneWhoDis
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Where to sit at Wrigley?
Replies: 18
Views: 1648

Re: Where to sit at Wrigley?

Try to time your visit when the Cubs are out of town and go see a White Sox game. Better experience. That depends on their goals as tourists. If they want to see a team fighting for first place in their division in a historic ballpark that will be jam-packed with people on a sunny afternoon, I woul...
by NewPhoneWhoDis
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Are You Dumping Netflix?
Replies: 218
Views: 19768

Re: Are You Dumping Netflix?

TLDR - I'm surely missing something here. Sorry, Millennials - Please educate this GenXer. Who pays ANYTHING for TV/video entertainment these days?? :confused I get all the video entertainment I want for free via my own DVD library + my public library's services + YouTube + various network's websit...
by NewPhoneWhoDis
Wed May 29, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommendations for a budget TV
Replies: 22
Views: 2009

Re: Recommendations for a budget TV

I agree with the other posters. TCL is the way to go.
by NewPhoneWhoDis
Tue May 28, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tequila and Magaritas
Replies: 122
Views: 15984

Re: Tequila and Magaritas

2 oz 100% agave tequila of your choice
.75 oz fresh lime juice
.75 oz Cointreau
.25 oz agave nectar

Shake the ingredients and pour into a cold rocks glass that has been half salted, with ice and a lime wheel.
by NewPhoneWhoDis
Wed May 22, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Rolex
Replies: 87
Views: 13766

Re: Rolex

This thread is over a year old..you searched BH for this thread to talk about buying a Hulk? :? Yes, was curious if anyone else had tried sourcing one to arbitrage the insane price bubble going on. Not sure why that would bother you. I didn't say it did? You didn't have to say it did. It was pretty...
by NewPhoneWhoDis
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Locast: An Approach to Cord Cutting?
Replies: 8
Views: 2587

Re: Locast: An Approach to Cord Cutting?

My quality of life has increased since we stopped watching television. I don't have cable, satellite, Amazon Prime video, Netflix, Hulu, or even an antenna on the roof. It doesn't even occur to me to turn on the TV in a hotel room any more. So what are your thoughts on Locast? Or are you just posti...
by NewPhoneWhoDis
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me in/out of $35k Tesla Model 3
Replies: 286
Views: 24429

Re: Talk me in/out of $35k Tesla Model 3

i wonder if matjen has an alarm (house? phone? maybe both?) that goes off every time there's a tesla post in this thread or on this board. it's pretty close to an obsession at this point.
by NewPhoneWhoDis
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Paris - Is It Safe?
Replies: 143
Views: 10751

Re: Paris - Is It Safe?

Starfish wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:12 pm
Americans worrying about safety in Europe. That's rich :D
agreed, lol
by NewPhoneWhoDis
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to buy a mattress
Replies: 62
Views: 7764

Re: How to buy a mattress

I purchased a new mattress about a year ago after extensive research. I would firmly advise you to stay away from any online mattress from Casper, Purple, Lisa, Tuft and Needle, etc. After hearing a number of great reviews about the ease and value of these new online, shipped-in-box mattress compan...
by NewPhoneWhoDis
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to buy a mattress
Replies: 62
Views: 7764

Re: How to buy a mattress

We just got a new Purple two weeks ago and love it. You can test them out at Mattress Firm stores so you're not buying blind online. We're very satisfied.
by NewPhoneWhoDis
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me in/out of $35k Tesla Model 3
Replies: 286
Views: 24429

Re: Talk me in/out of $35k Tesla Model 3

btenny wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:00 pm
Where is OP?
Driving around in his new Model 3?
by NewPhoneWhoDis
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tesla Model Y
Replies: 234
Views: 22787

Re: Tesla Model Y

The Model Y will never happen. Never. Happen. Tesla is plunging toward bankruptcy; it's inevitable. The only thing that can stop it is to sell itself to another automaker, but it's current valuation remains ridiculous. My short position looks better than ever. I wish that Tesla would have remained ...
by NewPhoneWhoDis
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Wife filled our gas engine car with diesel fuel
Replies: 111
Views: 12362

Re: Wife filled our gas engine car with diesel fuel

spectec wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:01 pm
I do have a relative who accidentally put Diesel in their Prius one time.

I sympathized with their plight, but still chuckle every time I think of the irony.
Can you help a slow person out? I'm not understanding the irony.
by NewPhoneWhoDis
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best PAID music streaming service?
Replies: 69
Views: 5173

Re: Best PAID music streaming service?

For the most part, the major streaming music services (Google Play Music, Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal etc) all have the same libraries. There are some exceptions here and there, but they all boast 30+ million songs so odds are they'll all have what you're looking for. Personally, I've been a long ti...
by NewPhoneWhoDis
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cord Cutting- Hulu Live TV Review and Questions
Replies: 40
Views: 3509

Re: Cord Cutting- Hulu Live TV Review and Questions

The picture quality on Vue is really good. However they are sending the signal is working, even for sports. High quality signal. I'll second this. I don't really think you can go wrong with any of the big streaming TV players, but we've been with Vue for six months now and are really happy with it.
by NewPhoneWhoDis
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5665
Views: 1369871

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

miles monroe wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:59 am
fyre on netflix.

documentary on the fyre music festival in the bahamas that never happened. well worth the 90 minutes.
I enjoyed it so much that I immediately watched the competing Fyre Fest doc on Hulu, also worth the watch but I think the Netflix version was superior.
by NewPhoneWhoDis
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Any good reason to get a smartwatch?
Replies: 93
Views: 4867

Re: Any good reason to get a smartwatch?

My opinion is that Alexa and verbal commanded devices are stupid. Why? Friends of ours have Alexa and when we visit, they'll shout in the middle of a conversation "ALEXA - PLAY BLINK 182", to which Alexa will respond "I did not understand". This will go on 4 times, then finally, Alexa will play Pin...
by NewPhoneWhoDis
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone have TCL Series 4 65” TV?
Replies: 21
Views: 2215

Re: Anyone have TCL Series 4 65” TV?

RRJeff wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:39 pm
Thanks! Are the differences between the series 4 and series 6 significant enough to justify the nearly $400.00 price difference?
Might not be a lot of help, but I have a 55" 6 series and am absolutely thrilled with it so far. I've never had a 4 series though, so I can't compare the two.
by NewPhoneWhoDis
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5665
Views: 1369871

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Bird Box. Stopped at the 42 minute mark. Sandra Bullock looked too much like Michael Jackson- it was really freaking me out. Couldn't focus of the movie. Too bad because it seemed pretty good. Does she really look like that? On purpose? You stopped watching a movie that you were enjoying because th...
by NewPhoneWhoDis
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Albums of 2018
Replies: 36
Views: 3152

Re: Best Albums of 2018

Gaz Coombes - World's Strongest Man
by NewPhoneWhoDis
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]
Replies: 2049
Views: 218116

Re: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]

The Sinner, on Netflix. Pretty intriguing stuff starring Jessica Biel and Bill Pullman. Instead of a whodunit it's a whydtheydoit. Looking forward to Season 2.
by NewPhoneWhoDis
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: High End Wrist Watches (Gone Crazy)
Replies: 254
Views: 35709

Re: High End Wrist Watches (Gone Crazy)

It always fascinates me that so many people feel the need to barf on any thread that talks about high end watches. "I use my phone" "I don't wear a watch" "A $10 Timex tells time better" Yeah, we get it. It fascinates me that people post on a retirement/living frugal/investing forum about expensive...
by NewPhoneWhoDis
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to buy a mattress
Replies: 62
Views: 7764

Re: How to buy a mattress

ponyboy wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:52 pm
But then again we're not the type who pretend they know anything about a bed by laying on it for 5 minutes in the store then brag to our friends at starbucks about how awesome our bed is.
wat?
by NewPhoneWhoDis
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cost of ownership of buying Model 3
Replies: 55
Views: 4838

Re: Cost of ownership of buying Model 3 vs keeping my M235i.

Wait 6 months. If Tesla is still in business by Feb 2019, revisit the Model 3. You'll be glad you waited. Tesla is going to fold before then. Ah, there you are! If there's one thing I know about this forum, it's that any thread with a Tesla discussion will feature prognosticator extraordinaire DanM...
by NewPhoneWhoDis
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Home Theater vs. Soundbar
Replies: 67
Views: 7688

Re: Home Theater vs. Soundbar

For my main TV on the first floor I plan to purchase a SONOS Beam, a sound bar that was just released on July 17. Initially I will not be adding a bass speaker (I think they are called subwoofers) but I will add a SONOS wireless sub if the sound is too thin. Many of the reviews of the SONOS Beam co...
by NewPhoneWhoDis
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3
Replies: 1326
Views: 139607

Re: To take or not to take delivery of Tesla 3

I'm trying to ascertain but can't quite understand based on his many many many many posts in this thread: is it DanMahowny's position that one should NOT take delivery of a Tesla 3? Please help. Thank you.
by NewPhoneWhoDis
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone take naps at work?
Replies: 93
Views: 6813

Re: Anyone take naps at work?

I no longer work. But when I did I never took a nap. The only coworker who napped was an alcoholic. Work is for working. Home is for napping. +1, well said. Napping at work...sounds like a millennial thing. Gah 29 posts in. I thought for sure someone blaming an entire generation of people for a non...
by NewPhoneWhoDis
Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone Tried Youtube TV Yet?
Replies: 42
Views: 4931

Re: Anyone Tried Youtube TV Yet?

I've done free trial periods of HuluTV, YouTubeTV, DirecTV, and Playstation Vue. They're all pretty solid services with different interfaces and quirks. For me, Playstation Vue felt the most comfortable and also offered the most channels that I was looking for.