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by FoolStreet
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Why is Costco gas so much cheaper
Replies: 117
Views: 10101

Re: Why is Costco gas so much cheaper

I am saving a dollar almost per gallon lately, up to the tune of $20 every full fill. This is such a great deal! why is that so? talk about free lunches.. I will end up saving almost $1000 a year at this rate :sharebeer When will Costco start offering car charging? They already do. Launched in 2006...
by FoolStreet
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Why is Costco gas so much cheaper
Replies: 117
Views: 10101

Re: Why is Costco gas so much cheaper

Elysium wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:33 pm
I am saving a dollar almost per gallon lately, up to the tune of $20 every full fill. This is such a great deal! why is that so? talk about free lunches.. I will end up saving almost $1000 a year at this rate :sharebeer
When will Costco start offering car charging?
by FoolStreet
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3
Replies: 318
Views: 21715

Re: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3

Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3 I am finally declaring the complete failure of the original topic for myself! You guys failed me completely to talk me out of buying Tesla Model 3. A spectacular White on White Model 3 Performance is right now sipping 4mph juice in my own garage. Trying to set ...
by FoolStreet
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: used Prius (or Chevy Volt?)
Replies: 55
Views: 5596

Re: used Prius (or Chevy Volt?)

We just bit the bullet and bought a Prius Prime to replace our 20 year old Toyota van. We really literally did drive it into the ground. :D We are getting $600 trade in value for it. I may see if our mechanic wants it for parts. Because the Prius has so many computer and electronic parts, we did bu...
by FoolStreet
Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3
Replies: 318
Views: 21715

Re: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3

Congrats investor997. The Model 3 is a great car. I am about 5 months and 7k miles into ownership. I am not sure what climate you are in but if you drive in cold weather, be ready for the reduced efficiency and range. I posted this in another forum..sample of 1..... Southern California here. I'm ho...
by FoolStreet
Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3
Replies: 318
Views: 21715

Re: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3

Please explain the plugshare as I will not have the charger installed until 1st week of December and I need to find nearby chargers until I can charge mine overnight at my house. Sure! Plugshare is a crowd-sourced app and website that lets you search for the kind of 3rd-party chargers that you woul...
by FoolStreet
Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3
Replies: 318
Views: 21715

Re: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3

NewtoBogle wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:59 pm
Got mine this week! Love!
Me too! Just in time for a road trip! Fun! I am getting free supercharging or using chargers found via plugshare.com which cost about 2c per mile.
by FoolStreet
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Model 3 Mid-Range or Volt
Replies: 27
Views: 2290

Re: Model 3 Mid-Range or Volt

I ordered mine on 22nd of October and it was delivered 5 days later on 27th. I do live close to the factory though :). Mr. Musk twitted that all ordered placed by 30th of November will be delivered by end of the year. Comparing Volt and Tesla is like comparing Apple's and Oranges, both are great bu...
by FoolStreet
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Model 3 Mid-Range or Volt
Replies: 27
Views: 2290

Re: Model 3 Mid-Range or Volt

Looks like Tesla is trying to squeeze in more deliveries this year for the $7500 tax credit. The design pages for Model S, X, and 3 with any configuration currently show: "Estimated Delivery: December" with an additional message: Order by November 30th to ensure eligibility for the $7,500 Federal T...
by FoolStreet
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Moving to company that allows Mega Backdoor Roth Conversion - Any prep needed?
Replies: 26
Views: 2096

Re: Moving to company that allows Mega Backdoor Roth Conversion - Any prep needed?

Now started at the new co and appears everything is very easy and managed through Vanguard. Options to either do the mega backdoor within the plan or send to a new Roth IRA, expense rates are much better within the plan so I will probably just leave it there. Just need to see how close I can get to...
by FoolStreet
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3
Replies: 318
Views: 21715

Re: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3

OP here again. Here's the Day #3 report... Maybe I should turn this into a running blog. I experienced my first use of a public charging station yesterday. My office park has several Chargepoint Level 2 chargers available. I signed up for a Chargepoint account ahead of time and requested an RFID ta...
by FoolStreet
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3
Replies: 318
Views: 21715

Re: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3

I ordered a MR, Metallic Silver, Black, Aero, AP on October 28. I'm crossing my fingers for a delivery date before year end. In fact, I'm so worried about missing the federal tax credit cutoff that I've been hounding my Owner Advisor to find me an unmatched LR RWD that I can switch to for a quicker...
by FoolStreet
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3
Replies: 318
Views: 21715

Re: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3

I waited in line so think that helped as well as ordered MR within like an hour of the release of it. I already have all weather mats (Tesla), HD screen protector (abstract ocean), Aero wheel kit (Tesla), garden hose hanger for UMC cable hanging (home depot), kenriko matte console wrap (https://amz...
by FoolStreet
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3
Replies: 318
Views: 21715

Re: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3

NewtoBogle wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:52 pm
MR, White, Aero, EAP
That is FAST for mid range. How exciting!

I don’t think the public really gets the implications of the lower cost mid range yet.

Have you considered any plug adapters or floor mats? I am spending time on plugshare and supercharge.info
by FoolStreet
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3
Replies: 318
Views: 21715

Re: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3

NewtoBogle wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:43 pm
Got my delive date for the end of the month. I'm so excited!
What colors and configuration?
by FoolStreet
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3
Replies: 318
Views: 21715

Re: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3

I have had my Model 3 for over 3 months now, and I only use my 220V 10-30 dryer outlet in my laundry room next to my garage. I only had to buy an adapter that Tesla sells. You might want to check if you have one of these. Mine was never used since we have a gas dryer. Keep enjoying the car!! Believ...
by FoolStreet
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3
Replies: 318
Views: 21715

Re: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3

For few days, I tried to talk myself out of buying one but finally I gave up and decided that once in a lifetime I will be completely insane and forget being cautious. About 3 more weeks until a white on white performance would empty my bank account. I dread that moment. Where is that smiley showin...
by FoolStreet
Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which Prius or something else?
Replies: 25
Views: 1620

Re: Which Prius or something else?

I don't know what everyone is talking about in terms of visibility on the Prius. We own one, and I used to drive that around everywhere including long trips on highway, short trips around town, daily commute, with and without family, luggage, etc, and never had any problems with visibility. May be ...
by FoolStreet
Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which Prius or something else?
Replies: 25
Views: 1620

Re: Which Prius or something else?

I don't know what everyone is talking about in terms of visibility on the Prius. We own one, and I used to drive that around everywhere including long trips on highway, short trips around town, daily commute, with and without family, luggage, etc, and never had any problems with visibility. May be ...
by FoolStreet
Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which Prius or something else?
Replies: 25
Views: 1620

Re: Which Prius or something else?

Camry or accord hybrid. they get about the same mileage as prius and in general they are better cars. Realistically you didnt say anything you want in a car sobit is hard to give any specifics. Mainly just a lot of complaints about modern design which is largely driven by safety standards😁 Unfortun...
by FoolStreet
Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which Prius or something else?
Replies: 25
Views: 1620

Re: Which Prius or something else?

A pure EV does not have a long enough range. why not? The technology is not there yet, I suppose. Presumably things will get better, but until recharging stations are more common, including on freeways, range is a limiting factor in deciding what to buy. About once a month I have a 200 mile trip. T...
by FoolStreet
Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Model 3 Mid-Range or Volt
Replies: 27
Views: 2290

Re: Model 3 Mid-Range or Volt

Greetings everyone, I have been in the market for an EV/Plugin for quite a while. Tesla just added a Mid-Range Model 3 for $46K. I have narrowed down my choice to that vs. a Chevy Volt which is considerably cheaper at $38k for the Premier model. I am coming from an Infiniti Q50 lease which is well ...
by FoolStreet
Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Time to splurge. MB E class, BMW 5 or Audi 6?
Replies: 70
Views: 6048

Re: Time to splurge. MB E class, BMW 5 or Audi 6?

Time for a new car and have decided to splurge a little in our old age. We currently have a BMW series 3 with 110K miles and like it a lot. May even be doing European Delivery. Your take on 2019 MB E Class or BMW Series 5 or Audi 6?Just doing research now and will buy some time after the New Year. ...
by FoolStreet
Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3
Replies: 318
Views: 21715

Re: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3

A .15 per share loss for Q3? LOL, no. Adjusted earnings were $2.90 per share, per figures released this afternoon. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/24/tesla-earnings-q3-2018.html OP, your decision is looking pretty solid, at least as far as the future of the company goes. That's so weird. Consensus ana...
by FoolStreet
Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3
Replies: 318
Views: 21715

Re: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3

at least according to Tesla's map including planned 2018 locations, there will be 31 additional locations soon: https://ed.agadak.net/supercharger.losangeles.2018-10.png https://www.tesla.com/findus/supercharger/Los%2BAngeles Just updating from the new quarterly update letter and those going back: ...
by FoolStreet
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3
Replies: 318
Views: 21715

Re: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/10/24/tesla-reliability-tumbles-consumer-reports-survey/1748024002/ An excerpt: Tesla may be riding high when it comes to wowing luxury car buyers, but it has fallen to near bottom of the pack when it comes to Consumer Reports magazine's latest auto r...
by FoolStreet
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3
Replies: 318
Views: 21715

Re: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3

Tesla has increased the base price of the least expensive version of its Model 3 sedan and decreased the price of the next most expensive option, as of Wednesday morning. The base price for a Model 3 with rear-wheel drive and a mid-range battery has increased from $45,000 to $46,000; while the base...
by FoolStreet
Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3
Replies: 318
Views: 21715

Re: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3

Depending on your other big loads I would go for it on your 70A panel. I think on a tesla you can command the car to under-draw at whatever amperage you want, to avoid nuisance trips, so it's pretty low risk. This is definitely true - with the Tesla wall connector you can set the max current draw a...
by FoolStreet
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3
Replies: 318
Views: 21715

Re: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3

Update from OP: I decided to go through with the order. New delivery date is this Saturday. The charging situation at my home is complicated. I've talked to one electrician and I'm about to get a quote from a second. It's probably going to be expensive. I'll explain why. I live in a condo. There's ...
by FoolStreet
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3
Replies: 318
Views: 21715

Re: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3

Is OP getting back his $2500 or lost it? Did OP drive the RWD or only the performance version? Yeah, I'm still curious as OP never responded to putting in a lower amperage breaker for the 240v plug. I don't see any reason he can't make it work using the existing 70amp panel. Heck, the tesla adapter...
by FoolStreet
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Moving to company that allows Mega Backdoor Roth Conversion - Any prep needed?
Replies: 26
Views: 2096

Re: Moving to company that allows Mega Backdoor Roth Conversion - Any prep needed?

All So I start at a new company in 3 weeks that allows a Mega Backdoor Roth Conversion, which is great. Wondering if there are anything I need to be aware of as I have exiting IRA and Roth Accounts and would like to make the first Mega Backdoor Roth Conversion before the end of 2018. I currently ha...
by FoolStreet
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3
Replies: 318
Views: 21715

Re: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3

Don’t do it. You must keep fuel in mind. A gas vehicle idle in the garage costs no money. An electric battery idle inevitably loses incremental energy (especially in a cooler climate....I have a Hybrid in MN), meaning you need to plug it in, which will cost you more in the end. Plus I hear the thin...
by FoolStreet
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3
Replies: 318
Views: 21715

Re: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3

Do you take long trips? > 250 miles round trip? If you do I would be skeptical that it is the right car for you. To me the Achilles heel of the Tesla and all electric vehicles is the 'refueling'. Range anxiety is becoming a thing of the past. Supercharging stations are located strategically near hi...
by FoolStreet
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3
Replies: 318
Views: 21715

Re: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3

Update from OP: Welp, massive wrinkle thrown into my situation. I live in an attached townhome and I just learned that the main breaker feeding my unit is only 70A (I'd assumed it was 100A). At the moment, it's totally unclear whether or not there's enough juice left over to add a 240V circuit to m...
by FoolStreet
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3
Replies: 318
Views: 21715

Re: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3

investor997 wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:26 pm
WHOA - Tesla just called me and they said they'll have my car ready for delivery the Monday after next. Bam!
Music to my ears! Speaking of which, have you thought much about what your first song in the car will be?
by FoolStreet
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3
Replies: 318
Views: 21715

Re: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3

I am very close. Considering starting a new thread to ask people to talk me *in* to buying one. So just AWD? Did you get FSD? What colors? What was the delivery estimate and where (generally) do you live? Correct - AWD/Dual Motor Long Range but not Performance. I got the 19" wheels and Midnight Sil...
by FoolStreet
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3
Replies: 318
Views: 21715

Re: Talk me out of buying a Tesla Model 3

OP here. Order is now placed. :twisted: In a concession to Bogleheads who scratch their heads at anything beyond a Corolla or Prius, I decided to dial it back a little and skipped the Performance/Performance Upgrade build. This saves about $12,000 but should still have enough speed/acceleration to ...
by FoolStreet
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Moving to company that allows Mega Backdoor Roth Conversion - Any prep needed?
Replies: 26
Views: 2096

Re: Moving to company that allows Mega Backdoor Roth Conversion - Any prep needed?

DON'T follow this advice. At best it's needless work. At worst you end up pro-rata problems if you have existing TIRAs with pretax amounts. Always roll the after-tax directly into a Roth IRA. Easy, problem-free. could be huge if true I don't understand the comment. If what is true? If what you say ...
by FoolStreet
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Moving to company that allows Mega Backdoor Roth Conversion - Any prep needed?
Replies: 26
Views: 2096

Re: Moving to company that allows Mega Backdoor Roth Conversion - Any prep needed?

Then, once per year or once per quarter, you transfer that money to your regular traditional IRA. Then you transfer the money from the traditional IRA to your existing Roth account. DON'T follow this advice. At best it's needless work. At worst you end up pro-rata problems if you have existing TIRA...
by FoolStreet
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Moving to company that allows Mega Backdoor Roth Conversion - Any prep needed?
Replies: 26
Views: 2096

Re: Moving to company that allows Mega Backdoor Roth Conversion - Any prep needed?

Then, once per year or once per quarter, you transfer that money to your regular traditional IRA. Then you transfer the money from the traditional IRA to your existing Roth account. DON'T follow this advice. At best it's needless work. At worst you end up pro-rata problems if you have existing TIRA...
by FoolStreet
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Moving to company that allows Mega Backdoor Roth Conversion - Any prep needed?
Replies: 26
Views: 2096

Re: Moving to company that allows Mega Backdoor Roth Conversion - Any prep needed?

I am in the same situation. We can research it together and loop back. It might be that you put post tax money into a corporate savings plan and the plan tracks that amount separately so as not to commingle the funds with your pretax money. Then, once per year or once per quarter, you transfer that ...
by FoolStreet
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Thank you from a widow
Replies: 24
Views: 4866

Re: Thank you from a widow

I have benefited from this forum and the wisdom of its members for many years. You have helped me prepare for retirement, develop contingencies, plan for my grandchildren's future education and so much more. Sadly, I will now going forward alone, as my husband died. I've met other widows and widowe...
by FoolStreet
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Any reasons to not put money down for a Tesla Model 3?
Replies: 62
Views: 5276

Re: Any reasons to not put money down for a Tesla Model 3?

Quick answers: 1. The car will only be as good as the company building it. (keep an eye on the company) 2. Tesla is a new car company and not fully experienced in the manufacture or marketing of cars. 3. In the early history of car manufacturing there were literally hundreds of car manufacturers. O...
by FoolStreet
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Any reasons to not put money down for a Tesla Model 3?
Replies: 62
Views: 5276

Re: Any reasons to not put money down for a Tesla Model 3?

I was at a local Nation Drive Electric Week event yesterday to demo our Nissan LEAF and talk with fellow EV owners and other folks interested in EVs. There were a few Model 3 owners and a few with orders scheduled to be fulfilled in the next few months. One owner had brought his vehicle for people ...
by FoolStreet
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Any reasons to not put money down for a Tesla Model 3?
Replies: 62
Views: 5276

Re: Any reasons to not put money down for a Tesla Model 3?

I just want to resurrect this thread for a moment to say one thing: I LOVE our new Tesla Model 3. It is the best car I have ever owned. ever. hands down. I had a bmw 740i for a while. That had been the 'nicest car', but no longer. BMWs don't hold a candle to this car. Fun to drive. Rock solid, impe...
by FoolStreet
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: I think my father has a gambling problem
Replies: 78
Views: 6902

Re: I think my father has a gambling problem

Is there a way I can get him removed from casino mailing lists so that he won't be enticed by their offers? I doubt it. Nor can you commit him to a re-education camp. I don't think you got the message that this is not your "problem" to manage. Because it is his problem. He is watching out for his D...
by FoolStreet
Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is it sensible to buy a car from Elon Musk?
Replies: 59
Views: 3220

Re: Is it sensible to buy a car from Elon Musk?

Does his behavior give you reason to pause when considering purchasing a Tesla? Westie, we have kicked a dead horse many times in another thread and the moderators closed it. If you are asking because you are legitimately considering purchasing a Tesla in the next 3-6 months, then please provide mo...
by FoolStreet
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 28/F... $325k total comp for 2019. Minimize taxes?
Replies: 8
Views: 2302

Re: 28/F... $325k total comp for 2019. Minimize taxes?

My stock vests + salary would be around $300k+ next year, even in a bad case where my company’s stock drops about 20% from its closing value today. Aside from contributing to my HSA and maxing out my 401k, what are things I can do to reduce my taxable income? I pay $2700 in rent and utilities, and ...
by FoolStreet
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Pop up tent camper
Replies: 24
Views: 2896

Re: Pop up tent camper

I have been thinking about a Sylvan Sport Go to pull behind a Tesla Model 3. Check it out. Looks very good with lots of different configurations from tent camping to carrying bikes and canoes to carrying plywood and sheet wall. The airstream base camp was another consideration But honestly, after a...
by FoolStreet
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Pop up tent camper
Replies: 24
Views: 2896

Re: Pop up tent camper

Any advice or experience for a Pop Up tent Camper for a Honda CR-V or Toyota RAV4 (tow capacity of 1500 lbs) that a Boglehead can share. Thanks Paul I have been thinking about a Sylvan Sport Go to pull behind a Tesla Model 3. Check it out. Looks very good with lots of different configurations from ...