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Post #701 by Scott04 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:51 pm

unless you're going to spend enough on travel to make use of the slightly higher earning rate, you should have just gotten the sapphire preferred. same sign up bonus, lower annual fee. 2x on travel instead of 3x, but that's only a notable thing if you're going to be spending thousands on travel. it's pretty loose for what counts (parking, tolls, etc count) but still.
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Post #702 by deLOUsional » Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:08 am

Does that have the $300 rebate per year on travel? Because that does cut into the annual fee if you do travel enough. And it is pretty liberal, you can get your year-round parking garage, etc. as 'travel'.

I didn't get the card because I don't want or need another card right now. Probably will wait for the next big card bonus in a year or two and grab that one. I just survive on my SPG Amex right now. Was thinking about grabbing a non-Amex card but I rarely run into places that don't accept Amex nowadays. Don't plan on doing any international travel either.

Also the Reserve covers pre-check or Global re-entry but it's really not that expensive anyways. Lots of other cards do too.
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Post #703 by Scott04 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:17 am

It does not have that same rebate, but it still takes a decent amount of spending to get the same value in points back. With the higher sign up, it was a no-brainer of reserve over preferred. Without it, it just really works if you have a plan in mind with the earnings and/or a certain amount of spend.

The reality is that as long as you can afford the annual fee either way (for either card), and you're going to travel a bit, it's all the same shit really. You can transfer those points virtually wherever you want so you're not handcuffed by anything. Worst case scenario is you're out an extra $50-$100 on a higher annual fee depending on what you spend, but it's not the worst thing in the world. If you were committing on points for a hotel or airline you're not crazy about, then it's a bad move. Otherwise, who cares. It's all good.
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Post #704 by deLOUsional » Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:25 am

I maybe should have got the reserve with the big-signup but I was thinking mostly that the $1500 in sign-up bonuses would get eaten away by the annual fee, especially since I don't really need the card or have any extensive travel planned for the next few years. I would probably be able to hit the $300 travel rebate but basically taking the gamble that there will be a card with a sign-up bonus of ~$1200 in the next year or two ($1500 minus $150 a year in annual fees). So decided to just do nothing and stick with the Amex SPG, wait a year or two until I will have more disposable income (read: actual income) and a little more flexibility in terms of time off to travel and actually use the card benefits.

I don't really travel too much right now because of lack of time with school and shit. I try to get to Florida once or twice a year but my parents have a place down there so I basically just pay the cheap flight. I could have started to build up points on the reserve but SPG points seem pretty similar (though more specific to hotels). I figure most people use their points towards travel anyways.
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Post #705 by R-66Y » Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:35 am

The reserve is great for a 1 year span, as they'll reimburse 300 per calendar year, yet the fee is per year of card membership. Essentially, spend 300 by December, another 300 before April next year on travel, and you win. Then cancel when the fee comes due.

Also, sign up for global entry, since that's included
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Post #707 by deLOUsional » Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:34 am

oh sick.. been waiting for my adadhaar card updation
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Post #708 by Walter White » Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:56 am

I have a Tissot watch up for sale on ebay. I have it listed as "ship within US only" and free shipping. Some guy from France is interested.

Am I able to charge him shipping after the sale even if I have it listed as free shipping?
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Post #709 by vonbonds » Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:18 pm

I assume all foreign buyers are scammers.
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Post #710 by R-66Y » Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:54 pm

Walter White wrote:I have a Tissot watch up for sale on ebay. I have it listed as "ship within US only" and free shipping. Some guy from France is interested.

Am I able to charge him shipping after the sale even if I have it listed as free shipping?

They have a global shipping program where you ship your item to a us address and it gets forwarded. I usually leave that on and let people from wherever buy my stuff. I think if you allow international buyers, it defaults to that
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Post #711 by vonbonds » Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:02 am

Today is Amazon Prime day. I haven't looked too hard for deals as I don't really need anything but I'm sure there are many to be had
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Post #712 by deLOUsional » Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:34 am

haven't looked at prime day since the first one that was a colossal bust
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Post #713 by Marcus Mareo Hotah » Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:38 am

Only thing that caught my eye was a bunch of watches being on sale but nothing really interested me
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Post #714 by vonbonds » Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:01 pm

It's cheap shit from China day from what I've seen
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Post #715 by Calvin's Duplicate » Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:45 pm

Got Verizon to give me a nice deal to upgrade my phone. May end up paying $0 and have my monthly bill decrease.

Now to use prime day to get a case for it.
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Post #716 by Walter White » Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:52 pm

when we signed up for Fios at our new house, they said we'd be getting a $250 gift card since we were already Verizon wireless customers. It finally came in the other day, but its a Verizon gift card only...not a Visa/AMEX or whatever which is kind of annoying

going to have to use it to just pay my Verizon bill the next 1.5 months and then use that money elsewhere
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Post #717 by R-66Y » Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:49 pm

selyar, her sister and I are going to Greece, thanks to this killer deal.
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Use this discount code for another 3% off
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Post #720 by R-66Y » Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:28 pm

I want to make a vr setup, but don't want to spend what it costs right now. I was hoping selyars new laptop would be sufficient, but I don't think it will. :(

There's a really good deal on the HTC Vive right now, but it would take another ~700 dollars to complete the rig.. :(
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Post #721 by vonbonds » Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:50 pm

R-66Y wrote:I want to make a vr setup, but don't want to spend what it costs right now. I was hoping selyars new laptop would be sufficient, but I don't think it will. :(

There's a really good deal on the HTC Vive right now, but it would take another ~700 dollars to complete the rig.. :(

Are you thinking of that for a virtual racing rig?
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Post #722 by R-66Y » Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:31 pm

vonbonds wrote:
R-66Y wrote:I want to make a vr setup, but don't want to spend what it costs right now. I was hoping selyars new laptop would be sufficient, but I don't think it will. :(

There's a really good deal on the HTC Vive right now, but it would take another ~700 dollars to complete the rig.. :(

Are you thinking of that for a virtual racing rig?

Not really. More just for vr gaming. Full room vr is cool as hell. I finally tried it, playing Arizona Sunshine a couple weeks ago and I was hooked. I don't think the current generation of vr is good enough for sim racing, but what do I know?
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Post #723 by kelly goosecock » Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:33 pm

My gf wants one of those instant cameras.. wondering which one to get
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Post #724 by vonbonds » Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:35 pm

What’s an instant camera?
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Post #725 by vonbonds » Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:40 pm

Jesus, it’s the return of the Polaroid cameras. I just looked them up.
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Post #726 by MP » Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:32 pm

vonbonds wrote:Jesus, it’s the return of the Polaroid cameras. I just looked them up.

If it could make polaroid gifs that would be pretty cool... I don't suppose that's been invented yet?
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Post #727 by R-66Y » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:09 pm

Step 1 - Buy $100 groupon gift card for $90 - https://www.paypal-gifts.com/us/groupon-promo.html
Step 2 - Buy $100 Newegg gift card for $100 and get a bonus $10 gift card for Newegg - https://www.groupon.com/deals/newegg-4-national
Repeat steps 1 and 2 to get another $110 for $90.
Step 3 - Buy the new computer parts you want.
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Post #728 by Walter White » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:13 pm

any intel on any good TV deals?

looking to upgrade
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Post #729 by R-66Y » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:26 pm

What's your budget?
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Post #730 by Walter White » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:28 pm

~$1,000

dont need the crazy QLED for $3,000 or whatever
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Post #731 by R-66Y » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:29 pm

how big of a tv?
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Post #732 by vonbonds » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:38 pm

Will OLED ever fucking drop in price? I hate that I want one and won’t budge since plasma is dead
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Post #733 by Walter White » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:40 pm

R-66Y wrote:how big of a tv?


I've got 55'' right now so I'd say 65-70''

my TV now is really really good but I just wish it was a bit bigger
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Post #734 by R-66Y » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:07 pm

vonbonds wrote:Will OLED ever fucking drop in price? I hate that I want one and won’t budge since plasma is dead

The 55 inch 4k can be had for 1400. How much lower do you expect it to go? The good plasmas didn't go below that.

.. Also, don't you already have a plasma? Why upgrade? 4k?
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Post #735 by R-66Y » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:08 pm

Walter White wrote:
R-66Y wrote:how big of a tv?


I've got 55'' right now so I'd say 65-70''

my TV now is really really good but I just wish it was a bit bigger

Damn. I have no idea what to get at that size. Anything that big and $1k or less is probably going to be pretty bad quality, I'd imagine
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Post #736 by vonbonds » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:23 pm

R-66Y wrote:
vonbonds wrote:Will OLED ever fucking drop in price? I hate that I want one and won’t budge since plasma is dead

The 55 inch 4k can be had for 1400. How much lower do you expect it to go? The good plasmas didn't go below that.

.. Also, don't you already have a plasma? Why upgrade? 4k?

Reds aren’t great anymore on my Samsung. Where is there a 4K OLED at 1400?
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vonbonds wrote:
R-66Y wrote:
vonbonds wrote:Will OLED ever fucking drop in price? I hate that I want one and won’t budge since plasma is dead

The 55 inch 4k can be had for 1400. How much lower do you expect it to go? The good plasmas didn't go below that.

.. Also, don't you already have a plasma? Why upgrade? 4k?

Reds aren’t great anymore on my Samsung. Where is there a 4K OLED at 1400?

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3290235139
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Post #738 by vonbonds » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:14 pm

R-66Y wrote:
vonbonds wrote:
R-66Y wrote:The 55 inch 4k can be had for 1400. How much lower do you expect it to go? The good plasmas didn't go below that.

.. Also, don't you already have a plasma? Why upgrade? 4k?

Reds aren’t great anymore on my Samsung. Where is there a 4K OLED at 1400?

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3290235139

I’m too old to buy a TV that expensive on eBay..lol
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Post #739 by Craig » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:37 pm

I'd love to get an OLED for less than 1500. That's my price point and I'm holding out until I get it.
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Post #740 by vonbonds » Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:45 pm

I want a 55” for my family room. The viewing angles are too wide for anything less. $1500 would work for me too.
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Post #741 by vonbonds » Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:43 am

Craig wrote:I'd love to get an OLED for less than 1500. That's my price point and I'm holding out until I get it.



$1,496.99 US
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Post #742 by Craig » Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:44 am

You know I'm not American
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Post #743 by vonbonds » Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:04 am

Craig wrote:You know I'm not American

I thought everyone in America’s hat had ways to come down and buy stuff like this when you felt like it.
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Post #744 by Craig » Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:32 pm

Not really. You get fucked with big stuff over the border.

I can get a QLED for 999$ Canadian, which would be like 800 US. Only 49 inches though.

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