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Deals/Deal Requests / Hill City - 50% off - Causal Button Downs $12.50
« on: November 22, 2020, 11:24:56 AM »
Hill City is a gap men's brand designed to be the men's version of Athleta. It was announced over the summer that they were closing the brand down in January 21'. Right now, everything is discounted 50% of the current price - including sale items.

Some examples:

Tech Oxford shirt - $25.00 with 50% off = 12.50
Tech Oxford in Athletic Slim Fit - = $30 with 50% off = $15.

Everyday Tech Pant in Slim Fit - $64 with 50% = $32

Deals/Deal Requests / Polar Vantage M Multisport Watch - $167 (40% off)
« on: November 22, 2020, 11:19:39 AM » has some Black Friday Deals going on. The Vantage M Multi-sport watch is 40% off starting today through black friday -

Here is a review -

It might be 2-years old, but a solid watch for tracking running/biking etc.

Deals/Deal Requests / Oneplus Buds for $1 - Tomorrow 11/18/20
« on: November 17, 2020, 08:30:47 PM »
One Plus USA Tweeted this out earlier -
The OnePlus buds can currently be had for $60, but they're putting them on sale tomorrow for $1 - no indication what time the sale starts, and it will likely go fast.

Just Shmooze / Tulsa Anyone?
« on: November 13, 2020, 12:18:54 PM »
I was reading an article about the budding Cybersecurity marketplace in Tulsa, and I stumbled across this:

The city of Tulsa will pay you $10k to move there and continue your remote work. I wonder what other cities are offering incentives like this, and does it grow or shrink after COVID?

Deals/Deal Requests / Starbucks Bogo
« on: November 12, 2020, 02:53:59 PM »
Starbucks has a bogo happy hour today from 2-7 pm

Tech Talk / Best Buy Router Recycling + Eero Pro 6 3-pack BF Deal - $407
« on: October 30, 2020, 09:51:16 AM »
Apparently, Best Buy has listed the new Eero Pro 6 3-pack in their black friday preview ad for $479:

(Here is the product page:

Best buy also has a router recycling program - if you recycle your old router you get an additional 15% off:

Combine the two and you can get the 3-pack for $407 - Currently this is selling on Amazon for $600!

Deals/Deal Requests / Goodr Sunglasses ~$6 shipped
« on: September 25, 2020, 11:13:33 AM »
Goodr - is having a sale on their sports sunglasses. If you don't mind the odd color, you can have these for about $6 shipped:

Use code GET-FIGGY-WIT-IT to get these for $1 at checkout - shippping is $5 + taxes, so a little more than $6 shipped. These are made for biking/running and have a non-slip coating on the temples

Amazon & Walmart Deals / New Echo/ Echo Dot - Already Discounted
« on: September 24, 2020, 02:54:31 PM »
Amazon just announced it's new Echo Dot today - it's a larger rounder version with a better speaker. It looks like if you buy a 2 pack you get $20 off of both (10/each).


So this brand new device - normally $50 is 80 for 2 if you pre-order

Also buy the 2 of the full-size Echos (normally $99/each) for $170 - Use Echo2PK

Just Shmooze / "Yiddish Double Entendre" names
« on: September 03, 2020, 01:29:30 PM »
A few weeks ago, there was a thread where someone asked about how to spell a certain name in Hebrew. That thread devolved into a discussion of various Hebrew names, and I asked a question about the "Yiddish Double Entendre" and it's sources, but didn't get an answer. Figured I'd give it a shot to ask again.

What do I mean by "Yiddish Double Entendre": People who have a Hebrew and Yiddish name that essentially mean the same thing:
Menchem Mendel
Yitzchok Azik
Nosson Nuta
Aryeh Leib
Kalonimus Kalman (although Kalonimus isn't hebrew)
Tzvi Hersh
Dov Ber

My questions:
- When and why did this start?
- How come it's for some names and not others? (For example, I've never met someone named Mordechai Mottel, or Yaakov Yankel)
- Are there any examples of women's names that fit this pattern?

Deals/Deal Requests / Bonobos 60% off Final Sale
« on: August 11, 2020, 08:55:04 AM »
Bonobos is having a 60% off lowest price on Sale items (code CANNONBALL).

Daily Grind Suit - - $128
Weekday Warrior Dress Pants - - $19.20

They have shirts, shorts, and golf clothing as well.

Just Shmooze / Whoop Strap - anyone wearing?
« on: July 31, 2020, 02:08:30 PM »
Was thinking about getting a Whoop Strap - (Here is an honest review - - albeit mixed).

Of course the two key questions are:
- Can it be worn on shabbos?
- Will it be as effective if I only wear it 24/6?

While I know that most poskim don't allow people to wear smart watches on shabbos (I say most, because I really don't know of any). This isn't quite the same - it has no display. It has sensors that measure your heart rate, breathing, etc. It also has no buttons.

Obviously, the full purpose of this is to capture your vitals so the idea that would imply that the HR sensor is a psik reisha d'nicha lei - because the only reason you wear it is to capture the data.

On the flip side, it's tracking your health so that you can improve, but short of a few studies where it's being used to track heart issues or for alzheimers research, most people that are using it, are not in a pikuach nefesh situation.

I'm curious if anyone here that's shomer shabbos is using it and/or what they've found out about it's use on shabbos.

(Obviously, if I do decide to buy one, I'd consult my LOR, but figured I'd ask for other people's experiences with it).

Up In The Air / This is Nuts - literally
« on: July 30, 2020, 03:18:46 PM »

Seems like they will be letting gap year students in:

Amazon is having a sale on Fire TVs (although most of these are older versions, and not 4k) and throwing in an Echo Dot with code:FTV20

Two Examples: 24" Insignia TV with Echo Dot - $99
32" Insignia #130 -

32" Toshiba $140 -

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