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Weekly RoundUp 7-27-2010

Discussion in 'Bargains and Deals' started by Mike Frezon, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. Jason_V

    Jason_V Well-Known Member

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    The other OTHER part is that, in my line of work, I'm confronted every day with absolute need to hoard as much money as humanly possible. I spent my 20's doing really stupid stuff and getting myself out of financial jams. I'm 31 now, in a new place and I need to be smarter with the dollars. Retirement is only 30-something years away after all. Not to mention wanting a house and stuff before I go gray...
     
  2. Mike Frezon

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    I was already gray in my 20s (Irish/Dutch heritage)...so I was way ahead of the curve.

    Good luck with keeping your head above the financial sharks. I think we've all had our share of problems with money. This hobby doesn't make things any eaiser...
     
  3. Michael Reuben

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    Gray is cool!


    (And that is one of the most self-serving statements I will make . . . today. )
     
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    The sucking vacuum in my bank account laughs at you single-hobby amateurs!!!
     
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  6. Jason_V

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    Funny you mention going gray, Mike. (You too, Michael.) I look back at pictures of me ten years ago when I was 21...full head of hair. In the intervening time, it's slowly gone away until I decided to just go with the shaved look full time about four years ago. My father has a full head of hair. My uncles and cousins and grandmothers...yup. Me? Not so much.


    It's hard to remember hair after not having it for a while.
     
  7. Mike Frezon

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    We all have our own crosses to bear.
     
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    Matt's review of Stargate Universe: SG-U 1.5 has now been linked-to above.
     
  9. Carlo Medina

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    FYI - Crouching Tiger on Best Buy's website (as of earlier today) is $16.99. If you go to customer service and tell them that, they'll price match with no hassle. I've done this a few times at different Best Buys and never had a problem.
     
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    I've actually had them do the BB.com price match right at the register at least twice. It's a YMMV since it takes a bit of work to get it done.
     
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    Yeah Jason I've had the cashier either not know how to do it, or flat out refuse and send me to customer service. Ever since then, I just go straight to CS so I don't end up waiting in two lines.
     
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    In the cashier's defense, doing the online price match at the register does require a bit of leg work and if there's a lot of people in line, prolly not worth the hassle. So yeah, I hate being "that guy" who holds the line up.
     
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