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Credit Cards / Re: Staples $200 visa
« on: Today at 12:21:39 AM »
At last fee free visa sale at staples, bought $2000 in one shot. At the time, manager said one didn't activate, and said he removed it from bill, even though receipt says $2000. He kept that card.

But looking again at my Chase account, I see I paid the full $2k. I called the card provider and they said it was active and will replace that card.

But that same card number appears again on the receipt, with words 'non activated' and a charge of $200.

So I walked out with 8 activated cards, and one card not active. another that was active  he kept. I will still be out $200 after the provider replacement. I'm

did anyone have this? Their system was messed up. I will need to go into the store, just don't want them to stop selling the $2k due to issues.
Best bet for the future is to check all the cards in the store! ;) 

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On The Road / Re: Geting To Meron
« on: Yesterday at 06:47:14 PM »
Last year when I went to meron, was mad at myself for not driving, paid crazy amounts to take the bus round trip and went with at least 4 others, so X that by 4. More then enough for a car and gas.
 You park in the same lot as the busses and then take a bus to the kayver.
 That way you can come and go when ever you want, as well you can break up the 3 hr drive.

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Credit Cards / Re: Misc Credit Card Questions
« on: Yesterday at 04:00:53 PM »
Are there any cards that cover LOST cell phones?

Either within the 90 days of purchase, or via ongoing cell phone protection
you got to take a peek in the terms and conditions for what the 90 days cover with the AmEx credit card.

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General Discussion / Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« on: Yesterday at 03:59:16 PM »
Any recommendations for one of these BT OBD reader?

 I see this cheap one sells for $23 and a little more to use the app, with over 11k reveiws?
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005NLQAHS/

Or the fixdapp for 60$
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B013RIQMEO/

Or the blue driver for $100 like CrisFix recommends?
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00652G4TS/

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Just Shmooze / Re: Riddles!
« on: Yesterday at 01:32:17 PM »
I heard the question asked about two bridges or two paths. The prison version is weird, how does he get past the guards?
   The guard is not a problem to get past, all they do here in this riddle is to answer one question of yours and allows the prisoner one attempt to leave.
 If he makes the wrong choice (meaning picks the door which leads to another room in the prison)then they keep him there for the rest of his life!

 This is three years old. 🙃

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Both Amex offers still available. Buying at cost.
There's a $10 code on my Sprint rewards.

 You should fix your post saying can you please buy me the $50 gift card and I will only pay you $40 for it.
 People shouldn't think they're making money off this, rather they're kind enough to spend 5 minutes to do you a favor.

 

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Deals/Deal Requests / Re: Crocs Master Thread
« on: May 21, 2019, 04:37:14 PM »
30% plus 10% off. Today only.

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Tech Talk / Re: Radar Detector
« on: May 21, 2019, 04:33:46 PM »
I have a valentine 1
The unique feature about the valentine is that it tells you in what direction the radar is coming from and how many bands it's picking up, which is useful when there's more than 1 cop on the roads

Its not worth it to get a cheap detector bc if it doesn't work as good as the better ones you'll get caught and waste your money

I've had mine for 2 years and it saved me a few times from a cop
Sounds like a nice piece.
Agree 100% if your already spending money don't waste $200 when you spend double that or triple and buy one that actually works.

 If you have a minute can you post a link of the one your referring to? Thanks

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No question the little one.
Only that it's one piece vs two separate pieces, but I think that's far outweighed by the smaller size & weight.

Come to think of it, IIRC I was never happy with the compressor, I always had issues with it. @chaim'l has a nice little one with a digital meter and auto-stop, two features this doesn't have.
I used my little one for ~10 starts without recharging it, and I have an SUV with a big engine that needs a lot of juice to start.

IINM most of the little batteries have adapters to plug a cigarette lighter plug into it, so if you wanted that portability for the compressor it should work.
Then I think it's going to be the portable one.

 Any chance we can get @chaim'l'l to chime in so I can know which one to look into?

 Thanks for your help.

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Credit Cards / Re: Misc Credit Card Questions
« on: May 21, 2019, 12:46:13 AM »
If you value Chase UR points highly, the freedom unlimited is a free card that gives 3 ppd on 1st 20k. that's 20k spend for 60k UR.
The Barclays would get 110k points for 20k spend
they did say they have the preferred card so that would make a good choice taking the freedom unlimited to get three times per a dollar then transfer to the preferred and book award tickets.
Now they did mention as well they have the freedom not sure if it's the freedom unlimited or the regular freedom so they might want a different card.
as well they already come out ahead with the Barclays card worth $1,100 which is the freedom only 700/750 after  redeeming for cash, or using for flights you can get a lot more value.

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Get a Lithium-ion one instead.
It's so much more convenient. Even if you have to get a separate compressor you still come out ahead.

I used to have one of theseIt's huge and heavy.

Now I have this https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01HPCB2FW (I got it a few years ago, there are newer versions.) I find it so much more convenient.
Being that you had both, which one were you happier with?
 For the few times you needed it probably easier to carry around the small one and a air compressor for 10-15$? 

 Or is there a may'lah for the big one?

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Get a Lithium-ion one instead.
It's so much more convenient. Even if you have to get a separate compressor you still come out ahead.

I used to have one of theseIt's huge and heavy.

Now I have this https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01HPCB2FW (I got it a few years ago, there are newer versions.) I find it so much more convenient.
Good idea, I always had the thought that owning one of those portable hand car boosters were a kids toy while the 20pounded cable booster worked better?
 I see it has 800 amps which is quite impressive, seems to be only one use before needed to recharge it.

 And like you mentioned weights nothing and can store it anywhere.

 Curios if people today still buy the big clunker's or these small portable banks?

 And the air I would need one going into the cars cigarette hole, vs having a portable one. Makes no difference I'm using it for a car, so what's the difference should I use the battery of the car or be busy charging this big 20 pound clunker.
 Will sleep over this idea of yours!
Thanks.

 Good night.

 Only downside with your idea is, I have to make myself crazy to find a decent small one that has good CCA and is not a piece of garbage.

 Vs the big one I already know should I take one, will probably go with the $80 one. And then still buy a plug for $5 and a case for $12.

לילה טוב       

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https://onemileatatime.com/family-frequent-flyer-programs/

Found this to be a very informative article, surprised that @Dan never made such a post, definitely worthwhile spending some time to put out a post that way all  DD/DDF members can make use out of their miles as well as well as their kid's miles and like mentioned over there ba and JetBlue one can pool them (then again even when pooling there's the ups and then the Downs of doing that,like with ba limited to who you can book a ticket for if you have a household account.)

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