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Amazon Prime Day 2018

Post by C4NT » Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:21 am

I thought I would start the Amazon Prime Day thread for 2018. If officially starts today, 7/16, at 3PM and goes through tomorrow.

Remember, if you shop through the link below money is raised for the John C Bogle Center For Financial Literacy.

https://smile.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8&node ... ads.org-20

If you see any great deals, please post here.

I always look for a deal on a few select items, which never ended up going down in price. Maybe this will be my year.

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Re: Amazon Prime Day 2018

Post by PFInterest » Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:35 am

camelcamelcamel

already bought 2 things ive been eyeing for months.

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Re: Amazon Prime Day 2018

Post by SuperGrafx » Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:36 am

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.

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Re: Amazon Prime Day 2018

Post by denovo » Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:06 pm

SuperGrafx wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:36 am
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 little 4k media
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Re: Amazon Prime Day 2018

Post by SuperGrafx » Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:10 pm

denovo wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:06 pm
SuperGrafx wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:36 am
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 little 4k media
It's starting to become more and more prevalent, similar to ramp up that occurred during the SDTV to HDTV conversion.

I already own a regular FireStick, so this will replace that device in my current setup.

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Re: Amazon Prime Day 2018

Post by runner3081 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:19 pm

I bought 5x (the max) of the Kindle Fire 7" tablet for $9.99 each using the Prime Deal and $.01 of Citi Thank You Points.

Also bought an 8" Kindle Fire tablet for $19.99 with the same method.

Missed out on the 10", however.

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Re: Amazon Prime Day 2018

Post by matthewmon » Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:26 pm

i have a 4k roku tv what would this fire stick do for me?

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Re: Amazon Prime Day 2018

Post by hlfo718 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:46 pm

Roku stick is on sale for $34.99 to match Amazon's price. I have used both and prefer Roku.

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Re: Amazon Prime Day 2018

Post by JoeRetire » Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:51 pm

For children and even some adults, a Fire 7 for $29.99 is a great deal.

If my grandkids didn't already have their own Kindles, I'd be getting them each one.
Same for my 86 year old Dad.

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Re: Amazon Prime Day 2018

Post by SuperGrafx » Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:25 pm

matthewmon wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:26 pm
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 within it's hardware.

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Re: Amazon Prime Day 2018

Post by matthewmon » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:27 pm

how does this prime day even work I've never done it before. I keep clicking on "shop all deals" and nothing happens?

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Re: Amazon Prime Day 2018

Post by dsmclone » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:34 pm

matthewmon wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:27 pm
how does this prime day even work I've never done it before. I keep clicking on "shop all deals" and nothing happens?
They've seem to run into some issues. You're probably not missing much, it's way overblown and is nothing like Black Friday deals IMO.

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Re: Amazon Prime Day 2018

Post by rjbraun » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:34 pm

runner3081 wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:19 pm
I bought 5x (the max) of the Kindle Fire 7" tablet for $9.99 each using the Prime Deal and $.01 of Citi Thank You Points.

Also bought an 8" Kindle Fire tablet for $19.99 with the same method.

Missed out on the 10", however.
I see a Prime Deal Fire 7" tablet available for $19.99. I guess you use Citi TY Points to knock off 10 bucks ..? I don't have TY Points, so I guess the Fire 7" would cost me $19.99 (have Amazon Prime).

I already have an iPad mini but have been debating getting a Fire to use for travel with free wifi, in an effort to keep my iPad secure (as much as possible). Open to input from others if that sounds like a sound strategy ..?
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Re: Amazon Prime Day 2018

Post by Rupert » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:37 pm

dsmclone wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:34 pm
matthewmon wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:27 pm
how does this prime day even work I've never done it before. I keep clicking on "shop all deals" and nothing happens?
They've seem to run into some issues. You're probably not missing much, it's way overblown and is nothing like Black Friday deals IMO.
Yes, it appears the site is not working at present or has just been slammed by traffic. The same thing happens to me.

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Re: Amazon Prime Day 2018

Post by heyeaglefn » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:45 pm

denovo wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:06 pm
SuperGrafx wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:36 am
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 little 4k media
There is more and more with Netflix and Amazon now plus Youtube.

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Post by tev9876 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:49 pm

I prefer the Roku to Amazon/Google/Apple devices since they offer the most apps without getting into the content wars between those providers. The Roku streaming stick is $35 just about everywhere right now so no need to buy at Amazon. I did just pick up two plus some car stuff since I had a gift card balance to use up. It took five tries to get to my shopping cart but eventually it went through.

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Re: Amazon Prime Day 2018

Post by jcpct » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:57 pm

Rupert wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:37 pm
dsmclone wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:34 pm
matthewmon wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:27 pm
how does this prime day even work I've never done it before. I keep clicking on "shop all deals" and nothing happens?
They've seem to run into some issues. You're probably not missing much, it's way overblown and is nothing like Black Friday deals IMO.
Yes, it appears the site is not working at present or has just been slammed by traffic. The same thing happens to me.

I'm glad I'm not the only one not seeing anything. Their mobile app is not working either.

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Re: Amazon Prime Day 2018

Post by NDS » Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:04 pm

Quicken 2018 Premier download (27 month) is @ 50% off. I have a personal objective to junk Quicken - in favor of Gnucash? - but with 10+ years in Quicken including many small stock transactions, I may bite the bullet / hold my nose and give myself a longer ramp off...

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Re: Amazon Prime Day 2018

Post by runner3081 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:51 pm

rjbraun wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:34 pm
runner3081 wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:19 pm
I bought 5x (the max) of the Kindle Fire 7" tablet for $9.99 each using the Prime Deal and $.01 of Citi Thank You Points.

Also bought an 8" Kindle Fire tablet for $19.99 with the same method.

Missed out on the 10", however.
I see a Prime Deal Fire 7" tablet available for $19.99. I guess you use Citi TY Points to knock off 10 bucks ..? I don't have TY Points, so I guess the Fire 7" would cost me $19.99 (have Amazon Prime).

I already have an iPad mini but have been debating getting a Fire to use for travel with free wifi, in an effort to keep my iPad secure (as much as possible). Open to input from others if that sounds like a sound strategy ..?
Yes, using even $.01 of points knocked the price down by another $10 on the 7"

https://slickdeals.net/f/11811299-citi- ... amp-40?v=1

Amazon has all of its current Fire tablets on sale now through the end of Prime Day for Prime Members. The sale discount is stackable with previously posted promo for Citi Thank You Rewards card members. After activating the relevant deal(s) on the Citi Promo page. You can buy up to 5 of each tablet category (regardless of tablet color). If you wish to order more than one category of tablet, you must create a unique order for each tablet category. (i.e. Ordering any combo of Fire 7s and Fire HD 8s will not trigger the promo for both. The Fire 7s must be in a separate order from the Fire HD 8s.) If you order fewer than the maximum 5 in a category, you can still create another new order for that same category and order more (ex: You bought 3 Fire HD 8s. You can go back and order 2 more Fire HD 8s.) To get the full Citi promo discount, you only need to apply $0.01 worth of points (1 point) per order.

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Post by Pajamas » Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:58 pm

dsmclone wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:34 pm
They've seem to run into some issues.
Yes, I can't even log into my Amazon account. Not a good sign since they are the largest provider of cloud services. :shock:

I dropped my Prime membership recently and can't believe how often they make it known that I'm not a member when I'm on the website. So many items and sale prices are restricted to Prime members and if I add something to my card I have to decline signing up for Prime membership. Seems like they have gone a little overboard pushing it at the risk of aggravating customers who don't want it. I can go on Costco's website and sure, some items are available in a store only (yeah, warehouse is what they call it, but it's a store) and they charge 5% extra for non-members but they're not obnoxious about it.

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Post by DaftInvestor » Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:06 pm

Their webisite is having issues - they very nicely keep showing me an ad to see if I want to go see more of the "Dogs of Amazon".
Either they are being hacked/DDOS'd or just can't handle the load.
They assume showing dog pictures a more pleasure failure method than just stating Sorry without the dog pictures.

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Re: Amazon Prime Day 2018

Post by Freefun » Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:31 pm

DaftInvestor wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:06 pm
Their webisite is having issues - they very nicely keep showing me an ad to see if I want to go see more of the "Dogs of Amazon".
Either they are being hacked/DDOS'd or just can't handle the load.
They assume showing dog pictures a more pleasure failure method than just stating Sorry without the dog pictures.
I'm guessing DDOS big time.

Either that or they decided to host their site on Yahoo.
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Post by jebmke » Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:34 pm

Their site seems to have croaked. Maybe next year.
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Post by Rupert » Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:35 pm

I was able to purchase something about 10 minutes ago. So it's working, just intermittently.

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Post by bob60014 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:47 pm

" Not a good sign since they are the largest provider of cloud services. ........"
AWS (cloud) is independent and not affected.

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Post by Rick Ferri » Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:10 pm

I broke down and bought an Alexa Echo. Now I’ll know what time it is and the temperature outside 🙄. Can’t believe I’m paying to have more Amazon in my life.
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Post by HueyLD » Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:15 pm

My Amazon app has not worked.

It says: “Sorry something went wrong. We are working on fixing it ( CS 11).”

Well, no business from me.

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Post by jebmke » Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:16 pm

Finally got in. New Kindle Paperwhite. Old Kindle starting to get wonky. I think it is over 10 years old so I guess it is time.
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Post by miles monroe » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:18 pm

wasn't expecting to buy anything but yesterday my coffee maker broke. so i waited til today to shop -- saved $27.

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Post by Mike Scott » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:23 pm

doctorofcredit.com has a very useful set of information and updated links.

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Post by brokendirtdart » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:29 pm

jebmke wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:16 pm
Finally got in. New Kindle Paperwhite. Old Kindle starting to get wonky. I think it is over 10 years old so I guess it is time.
Yep. I bit the bullet on that as well.

I had a Kindle for years and then swapped to solely reading on iphone or ipad apps. While I much prefer a real book on the back deck overlooking the park while getting sunburned, I lack the back deck and park after moving and the Kindle is a close second :) .

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Post by nalor511 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:44 pm

Pretty garbage Prime day this year, IMO, unless you want Amazon tablets

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Post by Mike Scott » Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:38 pm

discounted gift cards

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Post by StrangePenguin » Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:43 pm

I didn't plan to take part. But then I noticed that an item that has lingered on my wish list for a long time -- the Bonavita 1 liter electric kettle (good for making pourover coffee at home) -- is on super sale. So I ordered it.

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Post by rob » Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:43 pm

Yawn... I don't see the hype but then didn't last year either. I have no clue what deal people got on tablets as they seem fully priced.
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Post by KyleAAA » Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:03 am

Not many decent deals this year IMO. I wouldn’t want to be the engineer who accidentally brought the site down earlier today...

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Post by Freefun » Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:53 am

runner3081 wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:51 pm
rjbraun wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:34 pm
runner3081 wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:19 pm
I bought 5x (the max) of the Kindle Fire 7" tablet for $9.99 each using the Prime Deal and $.01 of Citi Thank You Points.

Also bought an 8" Kindle Fire tablet for $19.99 with the same method.

Missed out on the 10", however.
I see a Prime Deal Fire 7" tablet available for $19.99. I guess you use Citi TY Points to knock off 10 bucks ..? I don't have TY Points, so I guess the Fire 7" would cost me $19.99 (have Amazon Prime).

I already have an iPad mini but have been debating getting a Fire to use for travel with free wifi, in an effort to keep my iPad secure (as much as possible). Open to input from others if that sounds like a sound strategy ..?
Yes, using even $.01 of points knocked the price down by another $10 on the 7"

https://slickdeals.net/f/11811299-citi- ... amp-40?v=1

Amazon has all of its current Fire tablets on sale now through the end of Prime Day for Prime Members. The sale discount is stackable with previously posted promo for Citi Thank You Rewards card members. After activating the relevant deal(s) on the Citi Promo page. You can buy up to 5 of each tablet category (regardless of tablet color). If you wish to order more than one category of tablet, you must create a unique order for each tablet category. (i.e. Ordering any combo of Fire 7s and Fire HD 8s will not trigger the promo for both. The Fire 7s must be in a separate order from the Fire HD 8s.) If you order fewer than the maximum 5 in a category, you can still create another new order for that same category and order more (ex: You bought 3 Fire HD 8s. You can go back and order 2 more Fire HD 8s.) To get the full Citi promo discount, you only need to apply $0.01 worth of points (1 point) per order.
May have been posted already but Amex Membership rewards gives 20% off. I used .01 MR and got 20% discount off the sale price.

Apparently this can be done repeatedly for additional purchases by clicking on the link again.

Instructions here

http://www.milevalue.com/amazon-prime-d ... g-1-point/
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Post by AllMostThere » Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:33 am

rob wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:43 pm
Yawn... I don't see the hype but then didn't last year either. I have no clue what deal people got on tablets as they seem fully priced.
Totally agree. Web site issues combined with poor pricing on stuff I don't want seems to be the norm here today. Not that I keep Prime for this day, it does make me question value of Prime. Poor execution.....seems to be a over hyped method of clearing out useless stock.

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Post by kjvmartin » Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:15 am

Instant Pot has been something we've been curious about for a while, so that was a good featured deal.

Amazon Cloud Camera, marketed as a security device, but looks excellent as a baby monitor. That went on sale for almost 1/2 off.

Baby swing at 50% off. Needed one of those, due in September. Comparison shopped and it's a great deal.

Also got some Cascade and Tide at 25% off.

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Post by Ninnie » Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:13 am

A few movies I had my eye on were actually priced higher. So much for that.

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Post by Psyayeayeduck » Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:27 am

I just want to remind everyone that just because something is on "sale" doesn't mean you are obligated to buy if you never needed it in the first place. Carry on.

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Post by ThatGuy » Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:20 am

Ninnie wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:13 am
A few movies I had my eye on were actually priced higher. So much for that.
The 4-5 items I checked on CamelCamelCamel were all priced at the highest price in the last 12 months...

Amazon pricing just seems to suck in the past few years.
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Post by Rupert » Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:25 am

The deals are totally random, I think. I saved $5 yesterday on a USB wall charger that I needed and had been on my wishlist for a few months. This morning Amazon sent me a notice that another item on my wishlist, some noise-cancelling headphones that had been on my list for almost a year, were $75 off. So I bought those. I don't browse the deals because that will likely just result in me impulse buying something I don't need.

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Post by JEC » Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:37 am

Psyayeayeduck wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:27 am
I just want to remind everyone that just because something is on "sale" doesn't mean you are obligated to buy if you never needed it in the first place. Carry on.
+1

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Post by Rick Ferri » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:19 am

Psyayeayeduck wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:27 am
I just want to remind everyone that just because something is on "sale" doesn't mean you are obligated to buy if you never needed it in the first place. Carry on.
My wife says this doesn’t apply to shoes.

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Post by squirm » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:28 am

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.

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Post by jebmke » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:29 am

Rick Ferri wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:19 am
Psyayeayeduck wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:27 am
I just want to remind everyone that just because something is on "sale" doesn't mean you are obligated to buy if you never needed it in the first place. Carry on.
My wife says this doesn’t apply to shoes.

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Post by HueyLD » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:38 am

Rick Ferri wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:19 am
Psyayeayeduck wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:27 am
I just want to remind everyone that just because something is on "sale" doesn't mean you are obligated to buy if you never needed it in the first place. Carry on.
My wife says this doesn’t apply to shoes.
Yah she is right of course.

The "need" rule also does not apply to clothing, jewelry, phones, tablets, computers, muscle cars, etc.

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Re: Amazon Prime Day 2018

Post by stoptothink » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:40 am

Psyayeayeduck wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:27 am
I just want to remind everyone that just because something is on "sale" doesn't mean you are obligated to buy if you never needed it in the first place. Carry on.
Don't tell my MIL (and sometimes my wife) that...

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Re: Amazon Prime Day 2018

Post by runner3081 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:42 am

Psyayeayeduck wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:27 am
I just want to remind everyone that just because something is on "sale" doesn't mean you are obligated to buy if you never needed it in the first place. Carry on.
I spent $20 on myself, the other 5 items are to re-sell or gift :)

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