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    It's Prime Day, my Fellow Consumers

    So has anyone found anything worthwhile? Nothing yet has really tickled my fancy pants.

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    Just today a coworker said to me, "I'm looking for a used bike, if you see something on Craigslist let me know". To which I responded, "I have everything I need at the moment so don't expect me to do any shopping for you or myself".

    The same logic applies to whatever made-up consumer holiday it happens to be on whichever website/store is promoting it.

    I did win a free growler of beer at one of the local breweries. I'll probably swing by there in a day or two.

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    i was poking around in there last night, I didn't find anything that I had to have (or that was that good a deal either)
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

    "There's no sense being stupid unless you show it."

    "that was like trying to teach a goldfish how to play basketball over the phone."

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    Wahoo sensors, car USB lighter transformer, lots of led lamps and fixtures, a co2 gun I have my eyes on... Basically all the good stuff is not in their easily found explore categories

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    Quote Originally Posted by beeristasty View Post
    So has anyone found anything worthwhile?
    yesterday, after walking across the beautiful UW campus to the union bay nature area, i found a garter snake in the tall grass and picked it up to show a couple kids who were both curious and scared at the little, writhing creature. it really made my day to see a snake again and reminded me of growing up in the plains where i caught horned frogs and ring-necks at will.
    Yossarian: don't worry. nothing's going to happen to you that won't happen to the rest of us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackfrancois View Post
    yesterday, after walking across the beautiful UW campus to the union bay nature area, i found a garter snake in the tall grass and picked it up to show a couple kids who were both curious and scared at the little, writhing creature. it really made my day to see a snake again and reminded me of growing up in the plains where i caught horned frogs and ring-necks at will.
    I read that reply email and freaked out.... What the hell.... UW? You in WI? Then I saw the name...... Lol we have VERY few snakes here and we live in the middle of 30 acres of mixed hardwoods!

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    I browsed the offerings for a while.

    I think the basic Fire tablet is a good deal at its regular price. But there is almost always a couple refurbs available - I have 2, and they have been fine. So, the lower Fire price is not so much of a deal.

    I could not find anything else I really couldn't do without. We have been tempted to get a new Keurig, but I keep monkeying with the old one and getting it to work when it gets clogged up.

    I am looking for a ceiling fan, but did not see anything worth jumping at. I saw no synths, no guitars of interest.

    So, I tried but failed.

    I did order some bulk cumin and a wrist watch - along the lines of my usual Amazon shopping - when I realize something I need, I click it into the shopping cart, and order when my bill piles up to "free shipping" level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray View Post
    What the hell.... UW?
    uw's union bay natural area

    saw some ospreys and herons too.
    Yossarian: don't worry. nothing's going to happen to you that won't happen to the rest of us.

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    I shopped locally. Amazon's cold draft lager doesn't cut it.
    I am 100% convinced the internet and social media are not the salvation to human civility.

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    Our cats at home have been acting up and are generally disrespectful and lazy. I was hoping to find a feline tazer that I can use on them to adjust their attitudes but Amazon had nothing! I am shocked. Shocked, I say!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by azpeterb View Post
    Our cats at home have been acting up and are generally disrespectful and lazy. I was hoping to find a feline tazer that I can use on them to adjust their attitudes but Amazon had nothing! I am shocked. Shocked, I say!!
    No, THEY would have been shocked!
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

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    Picked up a couple of small tools--that's all. I looked at the electric mower with interest, but I keep patching up our old one, so it was not a big need.

    If the office that I have planned were finished, I might have purchased one of the big monitors that were on sale--but not yet...
    "There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs."
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    Got the Wahoo sensor pack and bar tape. Fizik SuperLight this year. Last year was SRAM SuperCork. Super!!

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    Not a Prime member. I shop Amazon, but not that often. I did stop by Harbor Freight yesterday tho. I bought a rivet tool years ago on sale in case I ever need to rivet something. Well now I need to re-rivet a clamp doo-hickey on my Yakima Skybox. Can't find the rivet tool anywhere. So I bought another one. After I finish this rivet job I expect that I will find the old one laying in some obscure place in the garage in a few days. That's how these things usually work out.

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    I didn't even look on Prime day. We have Amazon prime, but I'm not sure it's actually saving me anything anymore so I might cancel. Before we had Prime it seems we got our packages in good time anyway. I don't use any of their music services etc. so that's a wash.

    I don't use Ebay anymore either. I'm tired of that process and buying other people's junk or made in China cheap crap so I just pay a bit more and buy quality things I need. Ebay is like a small town flea market full of junk...
    "I felt bad because I couldn't wheelie; until I met a man with no bicycle"

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackfrancois View Post
    yesterday, after walking across the beautiful UW campus to the union bay nature area, i found a garter snake in the tall grass and picked it up to show a couple kids who were both curious and scared at the little, writhing creature. it really made my day to see a snake again and reminded me of growing up in the plains where i caught horned frogs and ring-necks at will.
    This is why I come back.

    Reptile-ated for quality poast, also.

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