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I have a few Keurig K55 Coffee Makers in Black that came with slightly damaged boxes.
I'm selling them at cost just to get rid of them.
Amazon has them for $99.
I'm selling for $65.
Pickup in Lakewood only.

PM me if you're interested.

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Credit Cards / Gyft Data Breach
« on: February 08, 2016, 04:47:25 PM »
From https://www.gyft.com/notice-of-data-breach/:
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Dear Gyft Users:

We recently notified some Gyft users of an incident in which an unknown party may have gained unauthorized access to certain Gyft user information. If you were affected, you should receive a notice at either (a) the physical shipping address that you have entered during a Gyft purchase; or (b) the email address(s) on your Gyft account(s).

If you have additional questions about this incident, please go to myidcare.com/gyft.

We are taking this incident very seriously. As soon as Gyft learned about the exposure, we began investigating how this user information was accessed and what risks this potentially posed to Gyft customers. Fortunately, we have not discovered evidence that anyone used the information potentially compromised in this incident to access Gyft accounts or make unauthorized purchases.

Below you can read the information provided to affected users about this incident.

 
Notice of Data Breach

What Happened?
Beginning on October 3 and continuing through December 18, 2015, an unknown party accessed without authorization two cloud providers used by Gyft. This unknown party was able to view or download certain Gyft user information stored with these cloud providers and make a file containing some of that user information.

What Information Was Involved?
The information potentially accessed from the cloud providers included some usersí names, addresses, dates of birth, phone numbers, email addresses, and gift card numbers. Gift card numbers could have been used to make unauthorized purchases. In addition, if you attempted to use Gyft between March 19 and December 4, 2015, your Gyft log-in credentials may have been compromised. An unauthorized party who acquired your credentials could have accessed your Gyft account and used any gift cards in your account with unused balances, or used available reward points or a Coinbase-enabled account to purchase additional gift cards. Importantly, no credit cards stored in Gyft accounts were compromised because full credit card numbers are not visible in Gyft accounts and any credit card purchases require the three- or four -digit security code on the back or front of the card, which was not part of the information that may have been compromised.

What Are We Doing?
Shortly after discovering this issue, Gyft acted to prevent unauthorized access by forcing users whose passwords were potentially compromised to reset their passwords and logging out other affected users. Affected users who have not already done so will be forced to choose a new password the next time they log in. We also reset the Coinbase tokens for all affected customers. We are continuing to investigate the incident and will take all appropriate steps to protect Gyft customers.

What You Can Do
We recommend that you change your password for any online account where you use the same password that you used for Gyft between March 19 and December 4, 2015. As discussed above, credit cards stored through Gyft were not affected by this incident. However, if you have a Coinbase account linked to your Gyft account, we recommend that you review any Coinbase transactions beginning in October 2015, because a linked Coinbase account could have been used to make purchases within your Gyft account. You should also monitor any gift cards that were in your Gyft account before January 8, 2016.

Although the information potentially involved in this incident does not affect your credit, we are required by law to provide you certain information about your credit report and identity theft. This information appears below.

You may also contact us in writing at 150 W. Evelyn Avenue, Suite 300, Mountain View, CA 94041, or you can call us at 866-298-0504.

On behalf of Gyft, we regret any inconvenience this may cause you.

Sincerely,
CJ MacDonald
Chief Operating Officer, Gyft

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I bought a 16gb Gold iPhone 6s to use for Discover's ApplePay promo. I'm not using it anymore, so I'd like to sell it. It's in almost mint condition. The plastic is still on the front and back. All the original accessories are included in the box.
Asking $600. Located in Lakewood.
PM me if you're interested.

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I bought 2x of the Graco Nautilus Plus 3-in-1 Car Seat with bonus reversible body support and seat protector from Woot. When I got them, I realized that they cannot be used as rear-facing, so I can't use them.
I would like to sell them for $100 each OBO.
Located in Lakewood.

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Planning

After reading so much about Hawaii, especially Dan's and Something Fishy's TRs, I had really wanted to go. My first step was to ask my LOR about spending Shabbos in Hawaii. He advised us not to be there over Shabbos, so as not to get into any issues. This meant we would be able to be there for a max of 4 days. After thinking about it, we decided that this would not be enough time, especially considering the long flight and the jetlag that we would need to recover from.

And so, the search began for somewhere comparable to Hawaii, without the dateline issues. Once I saw that Something Fishy had suggested STJ (St. John, US Virgin Islands), I was intrigued. The more I researched it, the more I liked it. The area is similar to Hawaii in many ways, and we would be able to go for a full week, spending Shabbos on the island. Since I had never done SCUBA or snorkeling before, and I'm not in shape to be able to do hike after hike, I planned on spending several days exploring STT (St. Thomas) first, since it's more touristy with more attractions, and then head over to STJ. Additionally, winter is peak season in USVI, whereas summer is much emptier, even though the weather is pretty much the same, 80 degrees year round with little humidity. A cruise ship docks every now and then, but overall itís much more quiet. There is a downside, in that many attractions are closed during the summer when there is no cruise ship in town, but we preferred the quiet. I brought it up to my wife, and she was really enthusiastic about this idea, so I started planning.

I looked into using points for both flights and lodging. However, at that point, it was more cost effective to purchase revenue tickets from Delta. The night before I booked, the price was $470 for a RT. I foolishly didn't book then, since I wasn't ready to pull the trigger, and I wasn't thinking about the 24 hour cancellation policy. By the next day, the price had gone up to $600. Without a choice, I booked at that price. I checked the next morning, and the price had dropped back to $540. I called Delta, and since it was still within 24 hours, they refunded the tickets and reissued them at the lower price. So in the end, we didn't lose as much as I thought we would have.

For hotels, the best for us would have been to stay at the Marriott, since I had a 7 day vacation voucher. Unfortunately, there was no availability for the dates we were going. The next option was the Westin on STJ, at 12k SPG per night. The Westin has regular hotel rooms and villas. I got the last villa available for one night, and a room for the remaining nights. After doing some research on VRBO, we decided to cancel those reservations and book apartments from VRBO. We found one on STT and another on STJ that looked nice and had good reviews. Price-wise, I think it came out cheaper than the Westin, with more room, and this way we had the flexibility of staying on both islands. Both hostesses were extremely helpful, answering all the questions I had.

For meals, after reading such great reviews from Dan and SF, we decided to order meals from Pomegranate. Their CS is great, and they were able to answer all my questions. The food was all delicious. However, we had several issues, most of which were not Pomegranate's fault at all. All the TRs make it sound like the portions are huge and are enough for 2 people. IME, they were the size of a large takeout meal, which is enough for maybe 1.5 people, but not really enough for 2. We paid a bit extra for them to package the food up for airline check-in. When we received the box, I realized what that meant. They put everything in a regular cardboard box with ice packs, and taped up the entire thing. Since the food only took up half the box, we opted to put them in one of our suitcases, so in the end, the extra taping was unnecessary. IMHO, if I had to do this again, I would order takeout from one of the local stores, and package it up myself. This way I can decide exactly how much food I want, and package it in the way that's most convenient for us.

For Shabbos food, we bought takeout from Yiddiís on the way out, and stuck it in the freezer overnight.

There is a Chabad shliach on STT (http://www.jewishvirginislands.com/). I called him about kosher food in USVI. He told me that you can generally get anything that you can find on the mainland (although itís more expensive!). They also make food at the Chabad House, similar to Pomegranate. I asked him about minyanim, and he said to call him when we get there. I never ended up getting back to him, since we werenít staying nearby.

The only cell provider that has infrastructure in the USVI is AT&T. Since I have PagePlus, I bought a used phone on eBay, and activated a plan with H2O (an AT&T MVNO). On STT the coverage was pretty good, however, on STJ it was much more spotty. Additionally, depending on where you are, your phone can pick up the cell towers in BVI, so if you don't have free roaming, you need to shut it off or put it in airplane mode.

For a rental car, SF had told me that you really need a Wrangler for the 4WD, and he was right. Hertz, Avis, and Budget have locations in the airport, as well as downtown. I priced them out, and decided Budget would be the cheapest.

I rarely take pictures, so I don't own a fancy camera. All the pics in this TR (besides of the accommodations) were taken with my LG G3. I meant to buy a waterproof bag so I would be able to take pictures underwater, but I forgot until it was too late, and I couldnít find any once we got there. Several of the panoramas were created automagically by Google Photos. The rest I created with https://www.dermandar.com/create/. They arenít perfect, but decent for not having Photoshop.

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Goods For Sale/Trade / Selling 2x 8gb Crucial laptop RAM
« on: June 16, 2015, 11:27:13 AM »
I have 2 sticks of Crucial 8GB latop (SODIMM) RAM for sale, model # CT102464BF160B.
Single DDR3 1600 MT/s (PC3-12800) CL11 SODIMM 204-Pin 1.35V/1.5V

I bought them new and sealed. I opened them up and then realized that my computer can't handle that amount of RAM.  :-\
Since I can't guarantee they work since I couldn't use them, I'm offering a 30 day money back guarantee.

These sell on Amazon for $49 each.
I'm asking $35 each.
Pickup in Lakewood.

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Tech Talk / Tracfone $40 Million Fine - Submit a Claim
« on: January 28, 2015, 08:19:51 PM »
The FTC announced today a $40 million fine against Tracfone and its subsidiaries, including Straight Talk and Net10. The FTC filed a complaint against TracFone after receiving complaints from a fair number of customers whose data had been throttled or blocked entirely after they hit a murky monthly cap. TracFone-owned entities didn't disclose the limits up front, but most users were throttled at 1-3GB and they were cut off at 4-5GB. Some customers also had their lines terminated by TracFone for hitting the unstated limit too often.

The multi-million dollar fine puts an end to the case and provides former and current customers some restitution. Anyone who was a TracFone customer before this month can file a refund claim. TracFone is also required to change its advertising and explain what the data caps are when consumers sign up for a plan.

You can file a claim here.

(HT: Android Police).

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I'm looking to sell an Igloo Island Breeze Maxcold 50 Quart Roller Cooler. I got it last week from Target for $45 (link). We barely used it since it was almost too big to fit in our trunk. I only got it since it was one of the only ones they had left. It's in almost new condition.
$35 OBO. Free delivery in Lakewood.

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Tech Talk / 130 Free Microsoft eBooks
« on: July 08, 2014, 09:41:50 AM »
 Microsoft's MSDN blog has released a whole new batch of free ebooks that cover everything from Windows 8, to Office 2013, to SQL Server, and more. Each ebook is hundreds of pages long and filled with knowledge sure to help any IT pro or home use alike. Formats vary, but a majority of the titles are PDFs.

http://lifehacker.com/download-a-treasure-trove-of-130-free-ebooks-from-micro-1601394722

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General Discussion / Item rang up with wrong price in Best Buy
« on: June 02, 2014, 09:43:05 PM »
I bought an open box item today in Best Buy. The price in the computer was $278, but the price on the sticker was $231.99, so the associate called over a manager to override the price. The total came to around $256, and I paid with $250 in BB GCs and the rest with SPG. When I got home, my wife realized that the receipt says $239.99, instead of $231.99. I know that some stores have a policy that if an item rings up with the wrong price, you get it for free or at a discount. Does anyone know if BB has such a policy?

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My friend is looking to sell a Nordictrack T7.0 treadmill (model # NTL79011.4), for $850. It's in almost brand new condition; he used it only a handful of times. Located in Lakewood.

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General Discussion / Sending money overseas from a CC
« on: March 19, 2014, 06:29:54 PM »
Someone from overseas want to pay my father $7500 from his AMEX CC. What's the easiest / best way to do it? Going thru Paypal will cost $225. What about AMEX GC? Or can anyone think of another way?

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Deals/Deal Requests / $20 or $25 off $80 from Shoebuy
« on: September 10, 2013, 03:05:29 PM »
I got a promotion in the mail from Capital One for Shoebuy.com.

Save $20 off $80 or more when you use code VISADIRECT20 at checkout.

Save $25 off $80 or more when you use V.me and code VISADIRECT25 at checkout.

It seems like it will work with any credit card, not just Capital One.

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