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by SuperGrafx
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: That Extravagant Thing You Do
Replies: 307
Views: 53959

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: 101
Views: 8204

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: 101
Views: 8204

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: 101
Views: 8204

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: 4319

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: 1156

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: 1156

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: 1069

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: 1588

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: 89
Views: 15360

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: 66
Views: 6397

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: 16236

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: 828

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: 1345

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: 1003

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: 17343

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: 4101

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: 10639

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: 3259

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: 10449

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: 10639

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: 10639

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: 6953

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: 10639

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: 2388

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: 6136

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: 142
Views: 14928

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: 13008

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: 7549

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: 5177

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: 6761

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: 3572

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: 3572

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.
by SuperGrafx
Fri May 25, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Alexa Echo sent family's audio file to a contact
Replies: 64
Views: 6232

Re: Alexa Echo sent family's audio file to a contact

I know they are wildly popular, but I for one will never purchase one of these devices. I just don't find myself having the problems these things are promoted to solve. 100% in agreement here. Seems like most of these smart devices are created to solve problems that really don't need solving in the...
by SuperGrafx
Thu May 17, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Stop ESPP and 401k before quitting job?
Replies: 3
Views: 407

Re: Stop ESPP and 401k before quitting job?

I did recently when I switched jobs, mainly because I know how slow and inept my previous Megacorp was at handling these types of requests. Submitted a request to halt my 401k contributions about 2 weeks before my last day of employment. The change actually took place about 8 business days later. My...
by SuperGrafx
Thu May 17, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bank Interest Rates — when will they go up?
Replies: 27
Views: 3717

Re: Bank Interest Rates — when will they go up?

Discover Online Bank just boosted their savings interest rate to 1.55% this morning.
It's been at 1.50% for a while, and they usually lag a bit behind Ally, etc.
by SuperGrafx
Wed May 16, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Would you send your children to private school in my situation?
Replies: 93
Views: 7197

Re: Would you send your children to private school in my situation?

OP brings in $900k annually. He/she can easily afford private school.

Why is this even a question?
by SuperGrafx
Tue May 15, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Yes, I'm 89 all right! [Jack Bogle]
Replies: 126
Views: 11738

Re: Yes, I'm 89 all right!

Congrats!
by SuperGrafx
Tue May 15, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Any experience with Blue Apron?
Replies: 34
Views: 3188

Re: Any experience with Blue Apron?

Don't really see the appeal.
Seems expensive and wasteful in many regards.

I don't buy this 'I'm too busy to go to the supermarket" nonsense that supporters of these services seem to claim either.
by SuperGrafx
Fri May 11, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone buy carbon offsets when flying?
Replies: 111
Views: 5782

Re: Anyone buy carbon offsets when flying?

DanMahowny wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 9:28 am
No moral dilemma here. In my view it's a complete waste of money. Sorry man.
100% agreed.
by SuperGrafx
Fri May 11, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: how to figure that shoes need replacing
Replies: 30
Views: 2508

Re: how to figure that shoes need replacing

I'm not a fashionista but I would be laughed at if I walked into a meeting with CFO with duct tape wrapped around my shoes. This thread is interesting, but not nearly as much of a forehead-slapper as the other one "when should I buy new underwear" Sheesh! Amen. Lately this place is becoming less ab...
by SuperGrafx
Mon May 07, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What have you baked recently?
Replies: 142
Views: 14928

Re: What have you baked recently?

I've been trying out various no-knead bread recipes.

They are simple and yield a great finished product.
Plus you can experiment using different baking vessels and technique variations for different results using the same base dough recipe.
by SuperGrafx
Mon May 07, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: When to buy new underwear?
Replies: 86
Views: 7099

Re: When to buy new underwear?

This is yet another one of those hilarious and bizarre threads that pop up on the Bogleheads forum from time to time.
Nothing will ever top the "When should I replace my toilet brush" thread.

Kind of funny and sad at the same time.
by SuperGrafx
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Healthy eaters -- is this grocery budget normal to you?
Replies: 247
Views: 16582

Re: Healthy eaters -- is this grocery budget normal to you?

This topic is going to be locked.

People can be so thin-skinned and unreasonable when it comes to these types of discussions, lol.
by SuperGrafx
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Fast IRS refund
Replies: 41
Views: 4268

Re: Fast IRS refund

I did my taxes through H&R Block...they did a great job.

I got my refund exactly two weeks after I filed with H&R.
And that factored in that I was receiving a paper check from the IRS.
by SuperGrafx
Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How does everyone here earn so much?
Replies: 131
Views: 8760

Re: How does everyone here earn so much?

Keep in mind, one can write whatever they want for their salary. I'm reasonably convinced that there is a certain amount of fibbing that goes on in these forums. While I'm sure that some folks have high salaries, I'm also sure that some folks have regular salaries but are embarrassed to post that s...