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by SuperGrafx
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do You Give Money to Panhandlers?
Replies: 38
Views: 1836

Re: Do You Give Money to Panhandlers?

I never give money to panhandlers, street performers, etc

Not my job to support these people.
by SuperGrafx
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What happens if I put more than 30 bills into ATM?
Replies: 21
Views: 2561

Re: What happens if I put more than 30 bills into ATM?

CurlyDave wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:57 am


I don't even like to get cash out of an ATM. What happens when it says it gave you $200, but you only got $180?
You contact the bank.
They have measures in place to investigate and correct the issue.
by SuperGrafx
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do You Tip the Folks at the Feed Store?
Replies: 22
Views: 1791

Re: Do You Tip the Folks at the Feed Store?

I'm betting that this is a parody thread based on the recent "do you tip folks at Home depot...." threads that seem to be appearing with regular frequency on this site.

Either way, it's good for a laugh!
by SuperGrafx
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Wife filled our gas engine car with diesel fuel
Replies: 111
Views: 11430

Re: Wife filled our gas engine car with diesel fuel

I'm really not sure how someone could accidentally fill their gas tank with diesel in the first place... Have you read the above posts? Several others report making the same mistake, sometimes when distracted, etc. Why is that something you have trouble comprehending? (*You* may think you'd be more...
by SuperGrafx
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Wife filled our gas engine car with diesel fuel
Replies: 111
Views: 11430

Re: Wife filled our gas engine car with diesel fuel

I'm really not sure how someone could accidentally fill their gas tank with diesel in the first place...
by SuperGrafx
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thoreau Simplify
Replies: 64
Views: 6671

Re: Thoreau Simplify

While I could care less about Thoreau or what any famous author or celebrity thinks, I always found the following quote from Walden hilarious! Thoreau on Fashion --- ‘We worship not the Graces… but Fashion. The head monkey at Paris puts on a traveler’s cap, and all the monkeys in America do the same...
by SuperGrafx
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Money saving move you regret the most?
Replies: 120
Views: 10798

Re: Money saving move you regret the most?

Bringing food to the airport, restaurants, public events, etc. I actually would enjoy it if my wife, friends, and colleagues were less embarrassed. You bring your own food when you go out to a restaurant? Am I reading that right? Do you also bring your own beer when you go out to a sports bar?lol Y...
by SuperGrafx
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do you carry gas cans, mowers, string trimmers, etc in your car or SUV?
Replies: 48
Views: 3096

Re: Do you carry gas cans, mowers, string trimmers, etc in your car or SUV?

I carry a gas can in my car when it's time to fill up.
No big deal. I fill it, and remove it and store it when I get home.
by SuperGrafx
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What lifestyle creep made you happier?
Replies: 291
Views: 25423

Re: What lifestyle creep made you happier?

KitchenAid mixer

Also DirectTV Now...legit cable service over the internet.
by SuperGrafx
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What have you baked recently?
Replies: 155
Views: 17673

Re: What have you baked recently?

I baked up some soft pretzels over the weekend. Surprisingly easy recipe. Go to youtube and look up "The Bread Kitchen" and you should see her recipe for pretzels. The secret is simmering them in a solution of baking soda and water (yes, traditionally it's done with a lye solution, but I don't want ...
by SuperGrafx
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Around 43K in dividends last year - feel good about it ?
Replies: 174
Views: 16534

Re: Around 43K in dividends last year - feel good about it ?

FinancialRookie wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:04 pm
livesoft wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:34 pm
You should feel terrible about the $14K in taxable dividends.
Terrible? Seriously? Sometimes I think some people on this forum live in an alternate universe.
+1
by SuperGrafx
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best values at Costco? Honestly, a little disappointed...
Replies: 188
Views: 21350

Re: Best values at Costco? Honestly, a little disappointed...

tennisplyr wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:09 am
Enjoy their free food samples.
The samples are usually immediately gobbled up as they're set out by swarms of Costco fanatics and their children.

A madhouse for sure.
by SuperGrafx
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Favorite Purchase of 2018?
Replies: 255
Views: 19955

Re: Favorite Purchase of 2018?

KitchenAid Artisan mixer
by SuperGrafx
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What frugal thing did you do today?
Replies: 802
Views: 77833

Re: What frugal thing did you do today?

Bought a gift at Walmart using the store pickup option. In this case it was a video game that normally sells for $59.99 in store. Oddly enough, buying it through Walmart.com and choosing the pick up at store option yielded a price of $44.99 Reminds me of how barnes & noble and its online site often ...
by SuperGrafx
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Donate to homeless?
Replies: 84
Views: 4165

Re: Donate to homeless?

It's not anyone's job to donate to charities or the homeless.
Working individuals already pay for others' misfortune and bad choices by way of taxes and other fees.
by SuperGrafx
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: That Extravagant Thing You Do
Replies: 411
Views: 59288

Re: What is your luxury good?

arrieros81 wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:08 pm

Clothing and accessories with real fur.
What kind of real fur??
by SuperGrafx
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Nespresso?
Replies: 103
Views: 8991

Re: Nespresso?

Some of us value a good cup of coffee, and like to solicit input from others that may have expertise in this area, not unsimilar to investing etc. Our ancestors may have had it simpler, but I have zero interest in starting a fire with two rocks to heat up a cup of coffee. They can keep their simple...
by SuperGrafx
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Nespresso?
Replies: 103
Views: 8991

Re: Nespresso?

What do you mean 'for (just) a cup' ? Look at all the confusion, questions and problems stated by others in this thread. You've got Nespresso capsules, K cups, Moka pots, drip grind, aeropress, high-end espresso machines, freshly roasted beans, imported blends and so on and so on. It's just coffee,...
by SuperGrafx
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Nespresso?
Replies: 103
Views: 8991

Re: Nespresso?

All this over-complication for a cup of coffee and espresso. I envy our ancestors as I feel they had things easier. Their toughest choice was whether to buy a can of Maxwell House or Folgers. Coffee was coffee and they enjoyed it as such. It's as if people today can't be happy unless they have endle...
by SuperGrafx
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bone in my food
Replies: 107
Views: 4368

Re: Bone in my food

OP is complaining for the sake of complaining.
Move on.
by SuperGrafx
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Shop at Sears?
Replies: 14
Views: 1170

Re: Shop at Sears?

GoldStar wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:24 pm
I hear many are LG now - but who really knows for sure. They could change this tomorrow without telling you.
Open up the door to the washer or dryer.
If you see "Made in Korea" on the label, then it's a good bet that it's either an LG or Samsung.
by SuperGrafx
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Shop at Sears?
Replies: 14
Views: 1170

Re: Shop at Sears?

The only thing I'd perhaps think twice about are Craftsman hand tools. They used to be lifetime warranty....bring in the broken one, walk out with a new one. I guess lifetime will become the lifetime of Sears existence. Sears sold off Craftsman tools in 2017 to Stanley Black and Decker. Yep, and Lo...
by SuperGrafx
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sell highly-technical books or hold onto (somewhat unreal) fantasy that I'll read them
Replies: 16
Views: 1086

Re: Sell highly-technical books or hold onto (somewhat unreal) fantasy that I'll read them

If it were me, I would just dispose of them. Books are a pain to sell and ship.
by SuperGrafx
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How come people use Amazon Locker?
Replies: 15
Views: 1612

Re: How come people use Amazon Locker?

People who rent. Some rental offices have reduced or stopped accepting packages for tenants, etc

People who live in sketchy areas.

People who live in ares where 'porch pirates' are prevalent.
by SuperGrafx
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The Fall of Consumer Reports
Replies: 111
Views: 19719

Re: The Fall of Consumer Reports

tydas wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:11 am
CR liberal stances on certain issues has pissed off a lot of their readers
Agreed 100% there.

Their reviews are pretty lackluster and basic as well.
by SuperGrafx
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sellers beware on eBay.
Replies: 92
Views: 8812

Re: Sellers beware on eBay.

I haven't had any negative experiences selling items on eBay since 1999.

That being said, I use my best judgement on whether or not to sell low dollar items.
Usually not worth the time/hassle.

I don't donate anything, so it usually goes into the trash or recycling bin.
by SuperGrafx
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Will you pay for your kids' college/graduate education?
Replies: 366
Views: 16546

Re: Will you pay for your kids' college/graduate education?

Kids need to have skin in the game. I firmly believe that college is a necessity and a right of passage. Part of that right of passage involves become mature enough to deal with the loans and debts that eventually come due. College should not be treated as an excuse to party for 4 years. I feel that...
by SuperGrafx
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: big plastic storage containers for pantry
Replies: 10
Views: 845

Re: big plastic storage containers for pantry

King Arthur Flour sells food grade containers for bulk ingredients, which should meet your purpose.
by SuperGrafx
Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What investment/finance book to read next
Replies: 21
Views: 1379

Re: What investment/finance book to read next

I'd recommend staying away from The Millionaire Mind...better off just reading the Millionaire Next Door.

Millionaire Mind is incredibly dull, lengthy and uninteresting.
by SuperGrafx
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: State Farm - safe driving discount ??
Replies: 21
Views: 1038

Re: State Farm - safe driving discount ??

Blueskies123 wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:21 am
There was a long thread on this subject just a month or two ago
So what?
Most posters don't spend countless hours on this forum looking for previously posted topics.
by SuperGrafx
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: New book based on Millionaire Next Door
Replies: 120
Views: 17786

Re: New book based on Millionaire Next Door

I agree that the first 2 books were interesting and inspiring.

I then made the mistake of picking up "The Millionaire Mind"...
What an absolute snorefest that one turned out to be. 500 pages of droning drivel and dull statistics.
by SuperGrafx
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 35 minute connection for flight, long enough?
Replies: 65
Views: 4323

Re: 35 minute connection for flight, long enough?

In my opinion, 35 minutes is really cutting it way too close.

I've done enough air travel and find that in most cases, it's best to have at least a 1.5 hour window between connections.
by SuperGrafx
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Amazon Prime Day 2018
Replies: 88
Views: 10771

Re: Amazon Prime Day 2018

I bought a blink 1 camera security system for $75 which seemed like a good deal. I have been casually looking at security cameras in recent weeks and thought this would be a good opportunity to try one out. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XZWHBJ4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I w...
by SuperGrafx
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How much furniture spending is ok?
Replies: 46
Views: 3373

Re: How much furniture spending is ok?

Spend what you can comfortably afford.

Do not let the forum dictate what you can and cannot do.
No one is keeping score.
by SuperGrafx
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Why own a bed?
Replies: 140
Views: 10691

Re: Why own a bed?

Caduceus wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:41 am
Are there any good reasons to own a bed? Why not just sleep on a mattress on the floor (I think the Japanese do that?)
The Japanese typically use soft traditional mattresses (they call them futons) which are regularly hung out to dry and air out.
by SuperGrafx
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Amazon Prime Day 2018
Replies: 88
Views: 10771

Re: Amazon Prime Day 2018

i have a 4k roku tv what would this fire stick do for me? It would enable you to stream 4K programming/content from services like Amazon Prime Video and so forth. I'm assuming your Roku TV may already have the capability to do this natively, since it presumably has streaming capabilities embedded w...
by SuperGrafx
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Amazon Prime Day 2018
Replies: 88
Views: 10771

Re: Amazon Prime Day 2018

The Fire TV 4K Streaming Media device is at $34.99 right now. That's the lowest price I've seen for that particular model -- it's been around $49 before, but this is definitely the lowest for a new non-refurb unit. Needless to say, I bought one. Can't wait to try it out on my new 4K tv. There is li...
by SuperGrafx
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: $540 a month on food for graduate student budget too much?
Replies: 81
Views: 7080

Re: $540 a month on food for graduate student budget too much?

livesoft wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:32 am

First, I will say you are eating too much food. Most of it is going down toilets.
Hahahaha!

I find most of the usual Bogleheads posters to be dull and boring.
But livesoft consistently has a way of making me laugh with his posts. :beer
by SuperGrafx
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Amazon Prime Day 2018
Replies: 88
Views: 10771

Re: Amazon Prime Day 2018

The Fire TV 4K Streaming Media device is at $34.99 right now.

That's the lowest price I've seen for that particular model -- it's been around $49 before, but this is definitely the lowest for a new non-refurb unit.

Needless to say, I bought one. Can't wait to try it out on my new 4K tv.
by SuperGrafx
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tool cabinets?
Replies: 32
Views: 2449

Re: Tool cabinets?

Just go to Sears or Lowe's and get a Craftsman model.
Most of them are still made in the US and priced competitively.
No need to over complicate this.
by SuperGrafx
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone take naps at work?
Replies: 93
Views: 6219

Re: Anyone take naps at work?

JoeRetire wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:10 pm

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.
by SuperGrafx
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What have you baked recently?
Replies: 155
Views: 17673

Re: What have you baked recently?

I had planned to make a pepperoni stromboli, but... Using the "hands free" no-knead technique, I made a pizza dough as shown here: World’s Easiest Pizza Dough When it was time to roll the dough out, all it did was stick to my wooden rolling surface. In spite of flouring the work surface, the dough ...
by SuperGrafx
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What time do you get up in the morning?
Replies: 160
Views: 13232

Re: What time do you get up in the morning?

7 or 7:30 on weekdays.

8 or 9 on weekends.

I generally stay up late each night, so that's why I don't do the 5am thing anymore.
by SuperGrafx
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Walking Coast-to-Coast
Replies: 86
Views: 7637

Re: Walking Coast-to-Coast

Nice accomplishment.

Question --- how is this a personal consumer issue?
by SuperGrafx
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Boglehead guilt with buying a car - Volvo vs Toyota Highlander
Replies: 69
Views: 5464

Re: Boglehead guilt with buying a car - Volvo vs Toyota Highlander

Buy the car that you want.
Don't let the forum guilt you into something you really don't need.
by SuperGrafx
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Surprise - Costco sells - but does not install vehicle batteries
Replies: 85
Views: 7453

Re: Surprise - Costco sells - but does not install vehicle batteries

dm200 wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:41 am
Glad I checked before I went there - surprised that Costco does not install car batteries. :(
Surprise - Costco isn't the only option when it comes to buying batteries

There are other, more deserving retailers out there.
by SuperGrafx
Wed May 30, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Citi Slashes Card Benefits at least on Double Cash cards
Replies: 27
Views: 3826

Re: Citi Slashes Card Benefits at least on Double Cash cards

Is Citi the only one slashing benefits or other card issuers are going to jump on the bandwagon and stop the gravy train (if you don't mind mixing my metaphors) Did you have to do all this comparison by yourself or was Citi open and honest about the slashing? Citi communicated this to cardmembers v...
by SuperGrafx
Wed May 30, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Citi Slashes Card Benefits at least on Double Cash cards
Replies: 27
Views: 3826

Re: Citi Slashes Card Benefits at least on Double Cash cards

It was bound to happen.

No matter though...as long as I still get my 2% cashback, I'm good.

I rarely used the other stuff, aside from the Price Rewind feature.