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Up In The Air / Half of booking downgraded from business
« on: August 19, 2020, 09:28:00 AM »
I looked around a bit to see similar topics but couldnít find (maybe it is buried deep because no one really flew in the past few months !)
Basically we were flying as a family , my wife and I and 2 kids (lap infants ). Yes, I know we should have booked seats for everyone  in premium or economy , but at this flight it didnít make sense for various reasons. But both kids needs both parents since they are quite young ! But that didnít stop united from catching us at the gate , 5 minutes before the gates closed , and telling us one of us is downgraded to premium. They mumbled something about a $1500 certificate , but didnít say anything about us having a choice in the matter. My wife immediately replied she will take it , since the eldest only falls asleep with me and on a flat bed. They assured her she will get a bassinet seat and a good location (not middle ). Obviously they didnít keep to that , and she spent the better of 10 hours trying to stop our 7 month old from spilling and grabbing our neighbors food/drinks. On my side was no picnic either , stand until she fell asleep she was crying to see her mom and baby sis. She also had a soaking diaper , which was bad news since all the diapers were with her mother in premium !
Basically was a horrible experience for both of us , and neither of us got our value from either seat.
We were willing to pay the premium for business , since it is worth it for us flying together. We put everything in one carry on , and we have both parents for both kids so we can switch off.

The question is - is there any options for me at this point ? We obviously will have a hard time flying United from hereon , but thereís no way $1500 is worth what we all (and our seat neighbors !) went through.
I also donít know what I can do different going forward to avoid this - is there anything to be done to avoid, prevent, or get notified of earlier a downgrade ? This is my first time with this so am totally clueless.
If they would have told us 2 hours or even an hour earlier , it would have been a different story ! We could have rearranged the carry ons , negotiated for 2 premium instead (or economy !) , or declined and looked for a different flight ! But it was pushed on us at the last minute , with the warning that the gates will close shortly.

Thanks in advance !!

General Discussion / Office in/near Chestnut Ridge
« on: July 03, 2020, 09:47:02 AM »
Apologies if there is an existing thread, I searched and didn't find one.
My company is looking to move to Chestnut Ridge (NY) area, but having issues finding a proper workplace. Does anyone have any leads or have any contacts for me to help find (can pay broker fee).
Here are the basic requirements:
Office space in Chestnut Ridge and immediate area.
300-800 SQF, must be ground floor,
Smaller office with adjacent warehouse space also an option.
Reception (for packages) a plus.

Please email or PM if you have anything, Thanks!

Goods For Sale/Trade / Roomba 960 for $340
« on: February 05, 2020, 03:16:52 PM »
Have some Irobot Roomba 960 for sale- usually retails for $499, now is on sale in some retailers for $449. I can sell for $340 each- plus shipping if located anywhere out of lakewood.

Brand new, sealed, never opened.

PM for questions or more details


Goods For Sale/Trade / Pixel 3a 64GB- $335
« on: September 19, 2019, 05:17:19 PM »
Have 1 Pixel 3a 64GB- New and still sealed.
Selling for 335 OBO
Color - Just Black

Located in Lakewood, NJ
Shipping is additional
PM or reply with any questions

Goods For Sale/Trade / Echo Dot 3rd Gen 29.99
« on: September 19, 2019, 05:09:56 PM »
Have a few hundred echo dots, 3rd gen, willing to let go @29.99 a piece- can buy 1 or however many.
Assorted Colors. All brand new.

Located in Lakewood, NJ- shipping is additional.
PM or reply with any questions

Goods For Sale/Trade / Intel Processors
« on: October 08, 2018, 12:01:47 AM »
I got a bunch of Intel Processors (Xeon, i9) at great price.
If anyone buys or is interested I am more than happy to sell. Pm for more details.
All units are brand new and sealed in original box, retail version, not OEM

Goods For Sale/Trade / Dell Alienware Laptop for Sale
« on: June 17, 2018, 09:57:50 AM »
Hi, I have a Dell Alienware 17 R4 for sale, in original box and in perfect condition. It has 1TB plus 1TB storage (2TB), 32GB of RAM, and a dual graphics card(Nvidia GTX 1070 + Intel HD 530). I can send you the service code so you can see specs for yourself since I don't know a thng about these laptops.

This sells new for about $3000, I'm selling it for $2100 OBO. PM with any questions, thanks

Goods For Sale/Trade / Microsoft Surface Laptops For Sale
« on: June 07, 2018, 12:18:12 PM »
Hi, I have 8 x Microsoft Surface Laptop i7 512GB ( Platinum ) that I'm looking to sell. They are all open box, and devices are perfect, but boxes have signs.   
Microsoft warranty on all until at least 04/2019
Looking for $1300 each OBO

Here is the product on Amazon:

PM for details

Goods For Sale/Trade / Microsoft Surface Laptops
« on: June 03, 2018, 07:58:14 PM »
Hi, I have 9 x Microsoft Surface Laptop i7 512GB ( Platinum ) that I'm looking to sell. They are all open box, and devices are perfect, but boxes have signs.   
Microsoft warranty on all until at least 04/2019
Looking for 1500 each OBO

Here is the product on Amazon:

PM for details

Goods For Sale/Trade / Samsung Galaxy Books- $1000
« on: February 21, 2018, 04:20:31 PM »
Was offered a bunch of Samasung Galaxy book's at great price, but can't buy cause my moneys tied up. If you sell on Amazon and are not restricted, or if you sell on ebay or whatever, you may want these.
91- SM-W720 UPC: 887276200514
42- SM-W723 UPC: 887276214290

Both retail at over $1300, selling for $1000 flat. Pics can be sent upon request. PM for details, or email @

Goods For Sale/Trade / Wacom Mobile Studio Pro 16 i7 512gb for $2300
« on: December 08, 2017, 10:23:53 AM »
I have 3 Wacom MobileStudio Pro 16, i7 512GB SSD - 2 new and 1 open boxed. Heres item on Amazon: Retails for $2999. Selling the new @ $2300 each OBO and the used @ $2100 OBO. Can buy individually. Pm for more details. or Email

Goods For Sale/Trade / Google Home Assistant
« on: January 11, 2017, 08:15:50 PM »
I got stuck with 192 Google Home Assistant's. The talking thing Google just came out with that is shaped like a air freshener. Like Amazon's Alexa. All are new and still sealed.

I'm selling them for $115 each. You can buy 1-192.
Normally sells for 129 at retailers, plus tax. By me there's no tax:). 
Is based in Monsey, NY. Qp, PayPal, cash, check, all accepted. PayPal fees are buyers headache.  Thanks:)

Goods For Sale/Trade / New Dell Xps 13 128gb SSD For Sale
« on: September 19, 2016, 08:34:33 PM »
I bought 4 Dell Xps 13.3" Laptops to resell on Amazon but they are the commercial models so it doesn't pay to sell them there. It is Dell xps 9350-7873, has a 13.3" FHD screen, 128GB SSD, 8GB RAM, Windows 10 Pro. I have 4 available, can ship it via UPS for no extra cost, or can pickup in Monsey. All are brand new in still sealed boxes. PayPal, quickpay accepted no extra charge for PayPal. MPN is 2Y89M8. Asking $950 each OBO. Can buy 1 or more. Not selling all at once specifically. Ask for pics or any other info I will post them here.

Deals/Deal Requests / New Nexus 5X 16/32 GB On eBay For $280/330
« on: February 15, 2016, 07:50:12 AM »
New LG Google Nexus 5X Unlocked (H790) 16GB  - $279.99, 32gb -$330+ Free Shipping ( Buydig via eBay). 16GB Link- 32GB Link-

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