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by squirm
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: sams club - new member
Replies: 10
Views: 615

Re: sams club - new member

Use the Scan and Go app. You scan your items as you shop. At checkout time just push checkout button on app. Charges your credit card previously setup. Proceed to exit door monitor who reads barcode on phone. No waiting in line. Saves time and work. Only downside is no alcoholic purchase allowed. I...
by squirm
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 35 minute connection for flight, long enough?
Replies: 58
Views: 2621

Re: 35 minute connection for flight, long enough?

Folks,
Thanks for your excellent advice, we've decided to get a direct flight into ORD instead.
by squirm
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 35 minute connection for flight, long enough?
Replies: 58
Views: 2621

Re: 35 minute connection for flight, long enough?

The flight itinerary says 35 minute connection, what does that mean? The inbound flight to Denver says gets there at 11:54, the outbound flight says 12:30, does that mean boarding or leaving time?? 12:30pm would be the departure time, assuming it's running on time, and they will probably close the ...
by squirm
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 35 minute connection for flight, long enough?
Replies: 58
Views: 2621

Re: 35 minute connection for flight, long enough?

I'm booking our Christmas flights. Is a 35 minute connection in Denver long enough? Seems like a close call, but all the other flight schedules are terrible and costly. It's United. Second, I've got a bunch of Chase rewards, should I got through the Ultimate rewards website or transfer to United? s...
by squirm
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 35 minute connection for flight, long enough?
Replies: 58
Views: 2621

Re: 35 minute connection for flight, long enough?

The flight itinerary says 35 minute connection, what does that mean? The inbound flight to Denver says gets there at 11:54, the outbound flight says 12:30, does that mean boarding or leaving time??
by squirm
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 35 minute connection for flight, long enough?
Replies: 58
Views: 2621

35 minute connection for flight, long enough?

I'm booking our Christmas flights. Is a 35 minute connection in Denver long enough? Seems like a close call, but all the other flight schedules are terrible and costly. It's United. Second, I've got a bunch of Chase rewards, should I got through the Ultimate rewards website or transfer to United? So...
by squirm
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Costco Membership
Replies: 53
Views: 5874

Re: Costco Membership

Sams Club, you can do a one day pass, I did that before becoming a member, worked out nice, I was able to get a good idea of what they had before signing up.
by squirm
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Amazon Prime Day 2018
Replies: 85
Views: 8851

Re: Amazon Prime Day 2018

I didn't know what Amazon prime day is either, I signed up for prime a few months ago...Frankly, I'm already very tired heading about prime day.
by squirm
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Did I get ripoff by this car mechanic?
Replies: 37
Views: 3477

Re: Did I get ripoff by this car mechanic?

RickBoglehead wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:42 am
You should not file an online review, because of your poor handling of the situation, due to your lack of understanding of the process.

Hooking up the computer to read codes is an hour of labor.
thanks for the laugh.
by squirm
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Costco Membership
Replies: 53
Views: 5874

Re: Costco Membership

We've been happy with Sam's club. Maybe some of the items aren't as extravagant, but we don't do wine and cheese. I think Sam's has optometrist, you can try that, or maybe stoop down and try the optometrist at Wally's.
by squirm
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tick Tubes and boxes. Permethrin Fipronil
Replies: 22
Views: 1775

Re: Tick Tubes and boxes. Permethrin Fipronil

Soak your clothes in permethrin. Google to research what concentration.
by squirm
Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: garden hose
Replies: 46
Views: 4686

Re: garden hose

All the expandable hoses restrict the flow a lot. I try and get maximum flow (about 15 gal/min) from our well when watering.
by squirm
Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: garden hose
Replies: 46
Views: 4686

Re: garden hose

I've had good luck with Goodyear rubber hoses. Frankly who has time to neatly wind up the hoses when done using them? I guess I treat our hoses like crap, but the Goodyears last a long time.
by squirm
Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Honda Accord Maintenance at 3 Years - Am I Getting Hosed?
Replies: 95
Views: 5359

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

I do my own work on our cars, I trust my work and shop around for part prices, in addition, I don't need to make an appt etc. I can be as detailed and thorough as I want or do a quick and dirty job. Having worked at a garage many years ago, sometimes customers cars would be taken out for a joy ride ...
by squirm
Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Honda Accord Maintenance at 3 Years - Am I Getting Hosed?
Replies: 95
Views: 5359

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

charging a hundred bucks to replace a $4 filter makes everything else they recommended suspicious. I would also have them show where the tire tread is wearing uneven for their alignment charges. See if you can even see anything. I only change the brake fluid if it looks dirty or darkens. If it looks...
by squirm
Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Going solar?
Replies: 73
Views: 5447

Re: Going solar?

When you get solar, you don't have to worry about every time you want to turn the AC on to cool off. We're in a high electrical cost area and without solar, we'd be hot a lot more often. Yes, we could afford to pay the AC bill, but paying for solar and making use of it is a nice feeling. We haven't ...
by squirm
Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Honda Accord Maintenance at 3 Years - Am I Getting Hosed?
Replies: 95
Views: 5359

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

Ac cabin filter, $100???? That's hilarious!!! It's takes literally no more than 3 minutes to replace it. All you have to do is drop the glove box which is easy.
You're getting taken to the cleaners.
by squirm
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Any Boglehead powerlifters?
Replies: 95
Views: 5895

Re: Any Boglehead powerlifters?

I've been lifting and doing cardio for over thirty years consistently, on vacations I still go to the gym.

I find if I don't go for a week do to a hectic schedule, my body lets me know.
by squirm
Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: hybrid or plug-in electric car
Replies: 70
Views: 3851

Re: hybrid or plug-in electric car

Agree that a 100% EV would likely work but if you want the safety net there is nothing wrong with a PHEV. You just won't use the gas very often. A Plug In Hybrid Electric (PHEV) will give you much more flexibility. 95% of the time you will just be using the electric range of the car but you have a ...
by squirm
Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Rented car, got rear ended - hit and run
Replies: 20
Views: 2212

Rented car, got rear ended - hit and run

This was interesting, wifey and I are visiting friends out of state. We rented a car from Avis at the airport, ten minutes later we were rear-ended at a stop light the other driver was totally texting. The other driver didn't even pull over, she was still texting as I was signaling her to pull over....
by squirm
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Family dynamics/in laws/am I being petty?
Replies: 143
Views: 7103

Re: Family dynamics/in laws/am I being petty?

Your family isn't around forever, pay the bill and worry about the petty stuff in the afterlife. If it bothers you that much that you can't enjoy a dinner with family than say something but risk it not speaking to them again.
by squirm
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Used vs New - always buy new once you get to a certain point?
Replies: 31
Views: 2974

Re: Used vs New - always buy new once you get to a certain point?

we work full time, our off work time is precious. i'm not going to search craigslist and take half a day for something when i can order it online in two minutes. also, if i buy it new i can return it if i don't like it. being able to easily return is a big reason why i buy new....however we buy our ...
by squirm
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommendations for ice machine
Replies: 22
Views: 1651

Re: Recommendations for ice machine

just throw some reusable ice cubes in the freezer, don't fill the sports bottles full of ice, or just use a freezer sports bottles.
by squirm
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Did you celebrate when you finally hit $1m?
Replies: 161
Views: 14711

Re: Did you celebrate when you finally hit $1m?

whats that include? house value? pensions? 401k? spouses assets?
we didn't celebrate, never thought it was much of a big deal either.
we don't live scraping by and counting pennies and nickles... generally we make purchases within reason.
by squirm
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: gray hair
Replies: 130
Views: 8440

Re: gray hair

I'm a guy...don't care what my hair looks like. My wife cuts my hair, that's it.
by squirm
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sherwin Williams paint
Replies: 52
Views: 3641

Re: Sherwin Williams paint

Painting is all about prep work. Don't blame the paint if you don't do the prep.
by squirm
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: One handed Android phone?
Replies: 38
Views: 1770

Re: One handed Android phone?

Some phones let you do a mini screen, it will shrink the size down. my phone does it, but I never use it. then again, I have big hands.
by squirm
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which Supermarket are you?
Replies: 155
Views: 8387

Re: Which Supermarket are you?

We mostly shop at the local market, but Sam's club when we're doing a major purchase.
by squirm
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: how to make friends in new location?
Replies: 96
Views: 8397

Re: how to make friends in new location?

We live out in the boonies, we have one neighbor. We have friends via our kids school friends. So if you don't have kids you might want to see if she can volunteer or something. I find most people like to talk about themselves but maybe that's just me. But if she volunteers at least there will be so...
by squirm
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: AT&T lower-cost data alternatives (is Sprint's $15/mth worth it)?
Replies: 27
Views: 2268

Re: AT&T lower-cost data alternatives (is Sprint's $15/mth worth it)?

I just checked out the sprint deal you mentioned (thanks by the way) but since the current plan is with virgin mobile it says the phone is already activated on the sprint network. I guess that means it wouldn't be a switch?? But from AT+T switch for you it looks like a great deal if the speeds that...
by squirm
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: AT&T lower-cost data alternatives (is Sprint's $15/mth worth it)?
Replies: 27
Views: 2268

Re: AT&T lower-cost data alternatives (is Sprint's $15/mth worth it)?

Just get the free one year Sprint deal. I have that for wife and me. No issues. Is there a monthly fee (tax, com tax etc). What happens after the one year is up. I keep looking at MintMobile.com Not saying this is the same but, bought a new car some time ago and part of being a member of the "team"...
by squirm
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: AT&T lower-cost data alternatives (is Sprint's $15/mth worth it)?
Replies: 27
Views: 2268

Re: AT&T lower-cost data alternatives (is Sprint's $15/mth worth it)?

Just get the free one year Sprint deal. I have that for wife and me. No issues.
by squirm
Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Rowing machine motivation
Replies: 82
Views: 5333

Re: Rowing machine motivation

start rowing at a gym, much more motivating watching others on similar machines. Once you get good at it and conditioned, then try at home.
by squirm
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sacramento Home Owners - House Areas/Questions
Replies: 16
Views: 1991

Re: Sacramento Home Owners - House Areas/Questions

What was your friend smoking with that solar estimate? A friend of mine lives there. He has $13K for his solar, uses the AC all the time. South facing panels.
by squirm
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone Deleting Facebook?
Replies: 338
Views: 25016

Re: Anyone Deleting Facebook?

Never been on Facebook, twitter, etc. Never had a need even if Bogleheads.org sinks to the bottom and starts to require a Facebook or Google account to login, I still won't signup for either.
by squirm
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Don't make the mistake I made (Telemarketing hell)
Replies: 67
Views: 8773

Re: Don't make the mistake I made (Telemarketing hell)

I remember in the old days people use to run to the phone to answer it. Now it's the opposite.
by squirm
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New AC Unit broken or "feezing". HVAC company says it's my fault for "running it too hard". What can I do?
Replies: 55
Views: 5291

Re: New AC Unit broken or "feezing". HVAC company says it's my fault for "running it too hard". What can I do?

How does a compressor run "too hard"? It's either on or off. The worse thing is a compressor that switches on and off constantly. Sounds like their pulling your leg.
by squirm
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommended Parenting Books
Replies: 44
Views: 4898

Re: Recommended Parenting Books

Just thought I'd ask if anyone has any favorite books on parenting? Before my daughter was born I panicked and read everything I could get my hands on about parenting. Prior to her birth I never changed a diaper. What I realized almost instantly was that parenting is easy and natural. We are geneti...
by squirm
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Banking Security
Replies: 10
Views: 1031

Re: Banking Security

Hasn't everyone already been hacked via Equafax fiasco? I don't hear about it anymore but all our names, SSN, and addresses, etc are out in the wild.
by squirm
Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is our monthly Personal money out of line?
Replies: 74
Views: 7595

Re: Is our monthly Personal money out of line?

Fellow BH's: I'm curious what people allocate in their monthly budget for personal money. My wife and I take home about $13,500 a month on average (not including a yearly bonus in March). I set aside $500 in our budget spreadsheet for me (this also covers misc trips to Home Depot and the like). I h...
by squirm
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Microsoft Edge versus Chrome
Replies: 27
Views: 1752

Re: Microsoft Edge versus Chrome

I use Chrome because it works with Lastpass, although I think Edge does now too. Does Lastpass use Windows Hello in Edge?
by squirm
Wed May 30, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Home elevator
Replies: 23
Views: 2115

Re: Home elevator

Might be cheaper just to get the arthritic joint replaced.
by squirm
Wed May 30, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Seeking Alpha pro membership, your thoughts
Replies: 15
Views: 1567

Seeking Alpha pro membership, your thoughts

Is the Seeking Alpha pro membership worthwhile? I've always figured they'd go a subscription route sooner or later.
by squirm
Mon May 28, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tesla Autopilot, worth it?
Replies: 113
Views: 7362

Re: Tesla Autopilot, worth it?

But how many of the auto deaths are related to age, driving time etc? We do a lot of driving, but most of it is commute. We hardly do any driving late at night when the drunks are out. Aren't half of auto deaths due to driving under the influence?
by squirm
Sat May 26, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Near commercial level treadmill
Replies: 36
Views: 2797

Re: Near commercial level treadmill

I would look at Precor...You can go to a place that sells used gym equipment.
by squirm
Sat May 26, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Near commercial level treadmill
Replies: 36
Views: 2797

Re: Near commercial level treadmill

I see those commercials for exercise equipment that you can easily fold or tuck away, my guess it's once it's out of sight, it's out of mind.
by squirm
Sat May 26, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tesla Autopilot, worth it?
Replies: 113
Views: 7362

Re: Tesla Autopilot, worth it?

Wife and I have been considering a model 3. One reason I'd go for the Tesla is the supercharger network. However when considering the options, I'm not sure if the autopilot is worth it. I'm very particular about driving, in that I always want to be in full control, so I'm not sure how autopilot wil...
by squirm
Sat May 26, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tesla Autopilot, worth it?
Replies: 113
Views: 7362

Re: Tesla Autopilot, worth it?

After reading the responses, I think we'll do without the Autopilot. I like the suggestions to go for the dual motors and purchase the autopilot later as a separate update, even it costs a grand more. Honestly, it seems the correct way to use autopilot is on a fairly uncrowded open stretch of freewa...
by squirm
Sat May 26, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tesla Autopilot, worth it?
Replies: 113
Views: 7362

Re: Tesla Autopilot, worth it?

Wife and I have been considering a model 3. One reason I'd go for the Tesla is the supercharger network. However when considering the options, I'm not sure if the autopilot is worth it. I'm very particular about driving, in that I always want to be in full control, so I'm not sure how autopilot wil...
by squirm
Wed May 23, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Rental car in Denver, CO
Replies: 22
Views: 1750

Re: Rental car in Denver, CO

Try Turo.