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Tech Talk / Surveillance camera recommendations
« on: July 16, 2018, 11:24:29 AM »
Iím hoping to get a basic indoor and outdoor security system for my home- maybe amazon will gave Good deals today. I already sawmsome posted on the main page.
Iím looking for something wireless or without major wiring. Any recommendations? Would the blink system dan posted fit the bill?

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I booked hotel reservation with expedia and then called to cancel - unfortunately did not write the confirmation # but have telephone records and witnesses. Expedia charged me and when I disputed the charge they said I never called to cancel. I have reopened the claim numerous times with supervisors even but it keeps going the the same process of being sent to expedia, they claim I did not follow the cancellation policy and thus refuse the dispute. I would like to take this to higher up in Amex - looking for ideas or contact info
thanx

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Looking to sell 2015 P Presidential Coin & Chronicles Set - John F. Kennedy (AX3) Reverse Proof, still sealed in box. $75

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Goods For Sale/Trade / NIB Magformers for sale
« on: February 03, 2014, 10:35:07 PM »
I have three sets of magformers that I'm looking to sell. They are the most amazing toy!!! The next step after magnatiles as you can build real things that you can pick up.

2- 62 piece set $55 each
http://www.amazon.com/Magformers-63070-62-Piece-Set/dp/B000VN5ZLA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1391484697&sr=8-2&keywords=magformers+62+piece+set

1 - 55 piece lighted set $65
http://www.amazon.com/Magformers-63092-Lighted-Set/dp/B00CEMC30C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1391484774&sr=8-1&keywords=magformers+lighted+set

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Tech Talk / Laptop specs
« on: May 12, 2013, 10:52:14 PM »
I'm in the market for a new laptop but never know if deals I see are good because I don't know what specs I need. I need it for everyday home use mostly on the internet, store my photos and videos, kids watch some videos but not much, what specs should i be looking for?

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Credit Cards And Finance / points comparison
« on: December 12, 2012, 11:44:48 AM »
I booked a family member tickets using 200,000 united points of mine. They want to pay me back by selling points that they have.

they have:
85,000 ink blue
93,000 amex gold
114,000 *wood

which points would be of the same value to my 200,000?
should they transfer these points to airlines first to get more value?

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Credit Cards And Finance / paying off student loan
« on: November 21, 2012, 10:31:31 PM »
This is an issue ive been dealing with for awhile but never thought of posting. I now saw so many helpful posts on another thread(digging out of debt) I decided to give a shot.

I took out a $30,000 student loan a number of years ago. I finished college 3 yrs ago and have been paying $420 monthly since. The interest is about 6%.
I have another 8 yrs til I pay off and cannot handle how much interest I will be shelling out and that I will finish the payments in so long. I do not have the money now to pay it off but I can keep up with the monthly payments. I know there must be a way to pay it off without such high interest by either doing 0% transfers... I dont really have the ideas but im assuming there must be a way to pay the same $420 but end sooner with less interest.
any ideas?

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General Discussion / printer toner
« on: April 17, 2012, 12:02:43 AM »
i have a color laser printer (hp) that needs new toner - the hp brand is really pricey. I keep coming across noname brands as well as refill kits - anyone have experience with either of these or a specific recommendation ?

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General Discussion / IRA's and taxes
« on: February 28, 2012, 12:05:48 AM »
As a couple with three kids filing jointly with only my income on the books, last yr I made about the perfect amt for maximum earned income credit and child rebates. this yr I made another 15,000 which is costing me about $6000 in rebates and credits!! I know that this is the way taxes work and the more you make the more you pay, but Im sure the pool of yiddishe kups can come up with some ideas to get around this!!
someone suggested to open an IRA for me and for my husband and that money will then be a tax deductible, and when I purchase my first house I will be able to withdraw it all. Anyone know more about this? would this bring my income down to help me get back my earned income credit and all? what would happen when I withdraw early - will I have to return the rebate money then and also pay taxes?
Any other legal ideas?

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Goods For Sale/Trade / BA ideas
« on: December 04, 2011, 11:55:13 PM »
I was wondering if anyone knew of someone that buys BA miles now, a few months ago noone wanted them. thanx

Im trying to follow rules- im not selling them here - im asking for info on how to sell!!!!

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Credit Cards And Finance / closing a charge card
« on: November 10, 2011, 11:16:08 PM »
amex just charged the fee for my premier rewards gold charge card - $175!! not worth even half that! will it affect my credit if I close? or is there any other card to switch to? the rep i just spoke to said cannot switch to a credit card and theres no fee free charge card. true?

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Deals/Deal Requests / plaque photos
« on: October 31, 2011, 07:24:48 PM »
anyone know of a good cheap place to have a bunch of photos plaqued? (not canvased -but put on the hard wood)

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Up In The Air / AA or continental?
« on: August 21, 2011, 11:08:59 AM »
any opinions on which points to use to fly domestic? continental or AA?

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Up In The Air / household continental accounts
« on: August 21, 2011, 10:45:10 AM »
is there a way to combine mine and my husbands continental accounts?

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I have a city mini double - the newer model - 2011 still sealed in the box. its orange and grey. I live in NJ and can bring/pick up locally or ship if buyer pays. Im asking $390
thanx

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Up In The Air / How do i know which points to use?
« on: July 20, 2011, 01:18:56 PM »
although i have been a member for 3 years now - i am for the first time attempting to book an award ticket.
I have lots of point options (thanx to dan!) and want to know how to figure out which to use.
Im assuming I will save my starwoods for hotel stays, and since I fly very rarely  i should probably sell my my BA points, that leaves me with AA, continental, and MR - any difference? deals? ideas?
Im trying to book 3 tickets - 2 to LA from NY, and one from NY to Uman

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havent yet seen a thread with my exact details ;) so here goes - we only have a couple of days starting late on a tue nite and have to be back by the next sun nite/mon morn. dont mind flying but it will prob get complicated since im leaving from catskills (no airport nearby). my main thing is kosher food - not just a shoprite, and were also not such major scenery fans. ive got aa, starwood, continental and ba miles.

all the very local places (ex RI, new hampshire...) it seems dont have kosher eateries - is that true?

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General Discussion / tax info
« on: December 30, 2010, 09:06:32 PM »
anyone know whats the most i can get from earned income credits for a family of 5? two adults and 3 children? whats the best amount of money to have made? I get paid when i bill - im trying to decide if I should bill my last few weeks now so it will go for 2010 or in a few days so it will go for 2011

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Deals/Deal Requests / $150 gc to target for joining constellation energy
« on: October 12, 2010, 10:11:14 AM »
for all those who live in nj - i just signed up with an energy company called constellation energy - instead of JCP&L- the rate is cheaper than the ones JCP&L will be having for sure until april. the bill will still come from JCP&L just the energy supplier will change. in addition to saving on the bills there is a $150 gift card to target for signing up to a 30 month contract. the last 6 months you can opt out with no penalty, but the first 24 months theres a $150 charge - basically give back the gift card. If you move they need 30 day written notice and theres no penalty. for those who shop target anyways - seems theres nothing to lose!! for sure youll save on your bill for the next few months.

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Tech Talk / bluetooth deals
« on: July 16, 2010, 09:48:09 AM »
any opinions on the difference between the LG HBM-210 Bluetooth Headset - Retail 2 Pack - $9.99 After Rebate and the LG HBM 570 Bluetooth Headset, Silver - Only $11.99 After $20 Mail-In-Rebate ?

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