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by DTalos
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: USPS Package Odd Routing
Replies: 22
Views: 1753

Re: USPS Package Odd Routing

My package arrived on Monday. What's impressive is that it only took one day for it to get from Puerto Rico to the western USA (it's intended destination). So if I want to get something to CA fast I should send it to PR first? My package went from the Midwest to Puerto Rico in 3 days, but then when...
by DTalos
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Inexpensive Basic Microphone for Zoom
Replies: 15
Views: 1135

Inexpensive Basic Microphone for Zoom

I am a Mac (Mac Mini) user and currently do not have a camera or microphone to participate in Zoom meetings. I am not interested in a camera, but I think it would be beneficial to have a microphone. I see a lot of people on Zoom wearing Apple EarPods and apparently they have a built-in microphone. I...
by DTalos
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: USPS Package Odd Routing
Replies: 22
Views: 1753

Re: USPS Package Odd Routing

My package arrived on Monday. What's impressive is that it only took one day for it to get from Puerto Rico to the western USA (it's intended destination).
by DTalos
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: USPS Package Odd Routing
Replies: 22
Views: 1753

USPS Package Odd Routing

I've been following tracking for a package sent via USPS that I'm expecting from the midwest (I am in the west) and the tracking currently shows the package at a distribution center in Puerto Rico of all places. Why would the package travel in the opposite direction of it's intended destination?
by DTalos
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: USPS Delivered Front Desk/Reception/Mail Room
Replies: 8
Views: 1262

Re: USPS Delivered Front Desk/Reception/Mail Room

niceguy7376 wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:07 pm
Is it a new community which doesnt have individual mail boxes at the front of the home but only a locker type facility at the entrance to the community?

Yes
by DTalos
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: USPS Delivered Front Desk/Reception/Mail Room
Replies: 8
Views: 1262

Re: USPS Delivered Front Desk/Reception/Mail Room

bob60014 wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:29 am
He/she may have hit the wrong code on the scanner. What did the the recipient say? Did they receive it?

Item was a surprise gift and have not contacted recipient.
by DTalos
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: USPS Delivered Front Desk/Reception/Mail Room
Replies: 8
Views: 1262

USPS Delivered Front Desk/Reception/Mail Room

I sent a package to someone and the USPS tracking indicates it was delivered to "front desk/reception/mail room" even though this person lives in a single family tract house community with no such feature. Did the carrier most likely select the wrong delivery location when scanning as delivered?
by DTalos
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Zoom Meeting No Video Camera or Microphone
Replies: 25
Views: 2113

Re: Zoom Meeting No Video Camera or Microphone

For the next Zoom meeting, the HOA manager provided a URL and meeting ID/password to a Zoom meeting and also a telephone number with the same meeting ID and password. Is it logistically easy to connect to the Zoom meeting via my computer and the call-in number at the same time, and then speak via t...
by DTalos
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Zoom Meeting No Video Camera or Microphone
Replies: 25
Views: 2113

Re: Zoom Meeting No Video Camera or Microphone

For the next Zoom meeting, the HOA manager provided a URL and meeting ID/password to a Zoom meeting and also a telephone number with the same meeting ID and password. Is it logistically easy to connect to the Zoom meeting via my computer and the call-in number at the same time, and then speak via th...
by DTalos
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Shrinking Jeans in Washer/Dryer
Replies: 29
Views: 1459

Re: Shrinking Jeans in Washer/Dryer

I purchased the exact same pair of jeans (Levi's 550), that I purchased over a decade ago and thought they would fit the same as the old pair, but alas they were too baggy. Perhaps manufactures change fittings/measurements over time.
by DTalos
Thu May 14, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Moving Furniture Yourself
Replies: 40
Views: 2956

Re: Moving Furniture Yourself

Boglegirl81 wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 5:11 pm
Task Rabbit
That's too high tech for me.
by DTalos
Thu May 14, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Moving Furniture Yourself
Replies: 40
Views: 2956

Re: Moving Furniture Yourself

I'm having difficulty editing my posts. Sorry for all the repeated posts.
by DTalos
Thu May 14, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Moving Furniture Yourself
Replies: 40
Views: 2956

Re: Moving Furniture Yourself

DTalos wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 4:45 pm
atikovi wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 7:03 am
DTalos wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:50 am
What are some tools, devices, etc., to move a couch and a bookcases by oneself about 100 feet away from their present location all on a smooth surface?
100 feet? You must live in a huge house. You can afford to hire it out.
by DTalos
Thu May 14, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Moving Furniture Yourself
Replies: 40
Views: 2956

Re: Moving Furniture Yourself

DTalos wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 4:45 pm
atikovi wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 7:03 am
DTalos wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:50 am
What are some tools, devices, etc., to move a couch and a bookcases by oneself about 100 feet away from their present location all on a smooth surface?
100 feet? You must live in a huge house. You can afford to hire it out.
by DTalos
Thu May 14, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Moving Furniture Yourself
Replies: 40
Views: 2956

Re: Moving Furniture Yourself

DTalos wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 4:45 pm
atikovi wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 7:03 am
DTalos wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:50 am
What are some tools, devices, etc., to move a couch and a bookcases by oneself about 100 feet away from their present location all on a smooth surface?
100 feet? You must live in a huge house. You can afford to hire it out.
by DTalos
Thu May 14, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Moving Furniture Yourself
Replies: 40
Views: 2956

Re: Moving Furniture Yourself

DTalos wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 4:45 pm
atikovi wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 7:03 am
DTalos wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:50 am
What are some tools, devices, etc., to move a couch and a bookcases by oneself about 100 feet away from their present location all on a smooth surface?
100 feet? You must live in a huge house. You can afford to hire it out.
No large house.
by DTalos
Thu May 14, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Moving Furniture Yourself
Replies: 40
Views: 2956

Re: Moving Furniture Yourself

DTalos wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 4:45 pm
atikovi wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 7:03 am
DTalos wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:50 am
What are some tools, devices, etc., to move a couch and a bookcases by oneself about 100 feet away from their present location all on a smooth surface?
100 feet? You must live in a huge house. You can afford to hire it out.
No
by DTalos
Thu May 14, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Moving Furniture Yourself
Replies: 40
Views: 2956

Re: Moving Furniture Yourself

DTalos wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 4:45 pm
atikovi wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 7:03 am
DTalos wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:50 am
What are some tools, devices, etc., to move a couch and a bookcases by oneself about 100 feet away from their present location all on a smooth surface?
100 feet? You must live in a huge house. You can afford to hire it out.

Yes, I can afford to hire out, but movers are expensive.
by DTalos
Thu May 14, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Moving Furniture Yourself
Replies: 40
Views: 2956

Re: Moving Furniture Yourself

DTalos wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 4:45 pm
atikovi wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 7:03 am
DTalos wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:50 am
What are some tools, devices, etc., to move a couch and a bookcases by oneself about 100 feet away from their present location all on a smooth surface?
100 feet? You must live in a huge house. You can afford to hire it out.


No I don't live in a huge house.
by DTalos
Thu May 14, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Moving Furniture Yourself
Replies: 40
Views: 2956

Re: Moving Furniture Yourself

atikovi wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 7:03 am
DTalos wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:50 am
What are some tools, devices, etc., to move a couch and a bookcases by oneself about 100 feet away from their present location all on a smooth surface?
100 feet? You must live in a huge house. You can afford to hire it out.

No, I don't. It's a small condo with a detached garage.
by DTalos
Thu May 14, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Moving Furniture Yourself
Replies: 40
Views: 2956

Re: Moving Furniture Yourself

What do you all think it a fair price to pay two people in a major metro area to move furniture from room to room and from some rooms to a garage about 100 feet away? Job will take about an hour.
by DTalos
Mon May 11, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Shrinking Jeans in Washer/Dryer
Replies: 29
Views: 1459

Re: Shrinking Jeans in Washer/Dryer

Return them. It will be hard to shrink them they way you want if they are loose through the leg, for example. You may end up shrinking the length or waist. Jeans have cuts: straight cut, or roomy in the legs, or butt, etc.....make sure you get the right fit for your body. I had a pair of 20 year ol...
by DTalos
Mon May 11, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Shrinking Jeans in Washer/Dryer
Replies: 29
Views: 1459

Re: Shrinking Jeans in Washer/Dryer

I ordered jeans that are too baggy. Is there a washer or dryer cycle that will shrink them to where they will look less baggy? Are baggy jeans in style? Get into a tub of warm water with the on, soak for 20 minutes or so and then air dry them on you, better wait for warm weather. So I should sit in...
by DTalos
Mon May 11, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Shrinking Jeans in Washer/Dryer
Replies: 29
Views: 1459

Re: Shrinking Jeans in Washer/Dryer

Bogle7 wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 8:58 pm
You need a top loader.
Jeans won’t shrink in a front loader washer.

Great! I have a top loader.
by DTalos
Mon May 11, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Shrinking Jeans in Washer/Dryer
Replies: 29
Views: 1459

Re: Shrinking Jeans in Washer/Dryer

Cheez-It Guy wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 6:58 pm
Just gain some weight and fill them out a bit. It's easy!
How do you gain weight in your legs but not waist LOL?
by DTalos
Mon May 11, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Shrinking Jeans in Washer/Dryer
Replies: 29
Views: 1459

Shrinking Jeans in Washer/Dryer

I ordered jeans that are too baggy. Is there a washer or dryer cycle that will shrink them to where they will look less baggy? Are baggy jeans in style?
by DTalos
Fri May 08, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Shipping Wine in Warm Weather
Replies: 23
Views: 1282

Re: Shipping Wine in Warm Weather

Can't speak as much to wine but with beer, trucks are not refrigerated, and distributor warehouses are mostly not refrigerated. I would guess wine would be similar. Traveling for a matter of a few hours from winery to distributor, or from distributor to retailer, would likely not be hugely detrimen...
by DTalos
Fri May 08, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Shipping Wine in Warm Weather
Replies: 23
Views: 1282

Re: Shipping Wine in Warm Weather

We belong to several California wine clubs, and our shipments always come standard UPS (signature required for delivery). No climate control on the trucks. With one exception, the wineries only schedule shipments from October through April to avoid the summer heat. The one exception is a sparkling ...
by DTalos
Fri May 08, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Shipping Wine in Warm Weather
Replies: 23
Views: 1282

Shipping Wine in Warm Weather

Presumably, most wine sold in the eastern United States originates from the west coast and has to travel long distances. In the summer, when temperatures are high, does it travel by refrigerated trucks from winery to distributor to retailer? Can wine safely travel for long period of time in temperat...
by DTalos
Sat May 02, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Custodial Account No Longer Minor
Replies: 10
Views: 787

Re: Custodial Account No Longer Minor

I think you need to carefully trace the accounts here. A UTMA account belongs to Henry as of the date it was created, and everything in it is Henry's. If John bought stock for Henry, acting as custodian, in Henry's account, then that belongs (then and now) to Henry. If John had stock in a brokerage...
by DTalos
Sat May 02, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Custodial Account No Longer Minor
Replies: 10
Views: 787

Re: Custodial Account No Longer Minor

If John Smith were to transfer to Henry Smith all assets in a brokerage account, would the name of record or "title" of stocks, etc., in the account be updated or would John Smith still receive divided checks made out to him as CUST and Henry? The assets would move to a new account titled Henry Smi...
by DTalos
Sat May 02, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Custodial Account No Longer Minor
Replies: 10
Views: 787

Re: Custodial Account No Longer Minor

If John Smith were to transfer to Henry Smith all assets in a brokerage account, would the name of record or "title" of stocks, etc., in the account be updated or would John Smith still receive divided checks made out to him as CUST and Henry?
by DTalos
Sat May 02, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Custodial Account No Longer Minor
Replies: 10
Views: 787

Custodial Account No Longer Minor

Suppose a dividend check is written as "Payable to the Order of John Smith CUST, Henry Smith UTMA, with mailing address of John Smith."

Henry is no longer a minor. Who has the legal authority to deposit the check?
by DTalos
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cox Internet Retention
Replies: 20
Views: 1065

Re: Cox Internet Retention

I currently have Cox Ultimate 300 service which I have no complaints about, except for the increase in price I received from $69.99 per month to $84.99 per month. I called both an 844 number and my local Cox number and got different promo rates both times, albeit there wasn't much $$ difference bet...
by DTalos
Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cox Internet Retention
Replies: 20
Views: 1065

Re: Cox Internet Retention

OP, you'll be more than fine with 30-50 Mbps. I wrote this in another thread but applies here: Most people way overestimate how much internet bandwidth they need, spurred by misinformation from the ISPs that tell you 30-50 Mbps is only good enough for "basic browsing for 1-2 devices" or some such n...
by DTalos
Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cox Internet Retention
Replies: 20
Views: 1065

Re: Cox Internet Retention

Do you really need 300Mbps? That basically allows you to stream 10 4K videos at once. Most people don’t need that. I pay $40 for 30Mbps although they’ve bumped that to 50Mbps for whatever reasons but it hasn’t made any difference. Now I don’t have 4k tvs and usually it is only myself and my gf here...
by DTalos
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cox Internet Retention
Replies: 20
Views: 1065

Re: Cox Internet Retention

I currently have Cox Ultimate 300 service which I have no complaints about, except for the increase in price I received from $69.99 per month to $84.99 per month. I called both an 844 number and my local Cox number and got different promo rates both times, albeit there wasn't much $$ difference bet...
by DTalos
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cox Internet Retention
Replies: 20
Views: 1065

Cox Internet Retention

I currently have Cox Ultimate 300 service which I have no complaints about, except for the increase in price I received from $69.99 per month to $84.99 per month. I called both an 844 number and my local Cox number and got different promo rates both times, albeit there wasn't much $$ difference betw...
by DTalos
Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: eBay Bucks 8% or 10% back?
Replies: 12
Views: 576

Re: eBay Bucks 8% or 10% back?

go_mets wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:05 pm
supalong52 wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:59 pm
Why can't you just activate the new offer when you get it? Don't think these lock you in at all. Or are you waiting to make a big purchase?
The 5% is limited to today and tomorrow.

So, the OP is wondering whether to buy now or hold off for the 8%/10%.
Correct!
by DTalos
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: eBay Bucks 8% or 10% back?
Replies: 12
Views: 576

eBay Bucks 8% or 10% back?

I received an offer for 5% in eBay bucks on purchases. What is the probability of a higher percent amount (8% or 10%) in the next two months? Is the fact that many people are home due to "shelter in place" orders going to limit higher percent back offers?
by DTalos
Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Moving Furniture Yourself
Replies: 40
Views: 2956

Re: Moving Furniture Yourself

What are some tools, devices, etc., to move a couch and a bookcases by oneself about 100 feet away from their present location all on a smooth surface? Furniture sliders. Carpeted furniture dollies from Home Depot. Friends Get help. A non-GEICO ad. When you move heavy furniture yourself. You hurt y...
by DTalos
Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Zoom Meeting No Video Camera or Microphone
Replies: 25
Views: 2113

Re: Zoom Meeting No Video Camera or Microphone

burch wrote:
Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:51 pm
Did they provide a call in number? You could view the video on your computer and participate through your telephone.

No, the HOA manager only provided a Meeting ID and Password.
by DTalos
Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Zoom Meeting No Video Camera or Microphone
Replies: 25
Views: 2113

Zoom Meeting No Video Camera or Microphone

My HOA will be having a meeting of the membership via Zoom. I don't have a video camera or microphone, but can I still log-in to the meeting and type in comments for everyone participating to read or will that just create confusion among the participants. If 50 people connect to the meeting, can it ...
by DTalos
Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hand Truck Tire Replacement
Replies: 19
Views: 767

Hand Truck Tire Replacement

This might be a first world problem, but nonetheless it is kind of frustrating. My hand-truck has a punctured inner tube. I was able to remove the tire and hub but not the entire wheel. Don't know how difficult it is to remove rest of wheel. Is it wise to buy a replacement inner tube or to buy a "un...
by DTalos
Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Yokohama vs Arizonian Tires
Replies: 11
Views: 975

Yokohama vs Arizonian Tires

My senior citizen relative would like to replace the Michelin Primacy tires on his Toyota Avalon. I have experience with Michelin Primacy tires and Yokohama Avid Touring tires on sedans in that both offer a soft, comfortable ride.That is what my senior relative is after. Longevity isn't that importa...
by DTalos
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to get Toilet Paper ? seriously.
Replies: 684
Views: 56428

Re: How to get Toilet Paper ? seriously.

What is the probability of this item coming back in stock and if so, how likely is it to ship? What is the probability if the item is in stock, of it being delayed or going out of stock after ordering and then having to deal with a credit card change for an out of stock item? https://www.staples.com...
by DTalos
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Items to Buy at Macys
Replies: 16
Views: 2161

Re: Best Items to Buy at Macys

Just noticed item shipped from vendor shipped two days after order. Other items from warehouse haven't shipped yet. Hopefully they will soon. Hope Macy's has enough fulfillment centers and inventory to keep up with high online demand during this pandemic.
by DTalos
Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tempurpedic Topper
Replies: 9
Views: 578

Re: Tempurpedic Topper

OP, Thanks for this thread. I'm planning to buy one. Are you considering this ? https://www.tempurpedic.com/other-products/tempur-topper-supreme/v/289/ Did you find any other competitive (bit less expensive) product ? I have an original Tempurpedic mattress (the first model that came out and I thin...
by DTalos
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tempurpedic Topper
Replies: 9
Views: 578

Re: Tempurpedic Topper

MotoTrojan wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:41 pm
I personally wouldn't spend $2200 on a mattress, only to put a less expensive/quality topper on it (I would go the other way around with a modest mattress and a top-dollar topper).

Wouldn't 3" of high quality foam topper increase the longevity of the mattress?
by DTalos
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tempurpedic Topper
Replies: 9
Views: 578

Tempurpedic Topper

I have an original Tempurpedic mattress (the first model that came out and I think was called the OriginalBed) that's definitely firm and to my liking. I bought it used from a lightweight person 12 years ago and since I am a lightweight person as well, it still has an extremely firm feel to it. I wo...