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General Discussion / lost/stolen by UPS
« on: May 14, 2020, 05:40:11 PM »
I had to return an expensive item through UPS ground. Wanted a receipt so I went to UPS store, to be told it's in the wrong kind of box.

Went to my office, packed in the right box, and bumped into the UPS guy and figured I might as well and asked him to scan it. He said he would do that right after he dropped off and scanned that item. I did not actually see him scan it (could not follow him around).

Now a day later it is still not in UPS system. Cannot get through to any live person at UPS due to covid and not having a record of pickup.

I saw him the next day and he claimed he scanned it and can't help me.

Is there anything I can do?

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Kids at home? colored sharpies are great for them

There is $10 off $25 today is last day

Products are on this page
https://www.amazon.com/gp/promotion/AUYNWA0YVK7WC?ref_=pdaatf_psp_AUYNWA0YVK7WC (needs DDF link)

example

This is a 24 pack of many colors, $16.99

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B019QBPDSM/?tag=cl03f-20&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

add this for $8.47 metallic sharpies - pack of this

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DPLQJVN/?tag=cl03f-20&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER


total is $25.46
subtract $10
$15.46

Amex or discover 20% is taking off $5.09

Final Total $10.37 for lots of Sharpies




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Up In The Air / IAD-TLV summer flights $700 Iberia
« on: January 17, 2020, 11:29:41 AM »
IAD-TLV summer flights $700 Iberia, many dates
$700 is hard to beat for a summer flight on a regular airline, but more than 6 hour layovers in Madrid


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Deals/Deal Requests / GAP cardigan button down wool sweater $28
« on: December 06, 2019, 10:41:30 AM »
Companies don't seem to stock these anymore, everything is half zip or pullover, i like this kind so can wear with tefillin. Black, Grey or Navy Blue

It's half off $80 plus another 30% using SHOP code, free ship at $50, free returns

https://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?pid=474786012&cid=5180&pcid=5180&vid=1&grid=pds_0_10_1&cpos=0&cexp=1415&cid=CategoryIDs%3D5180&cvar=10370&ctype=Listing&cpid=res19120607559259153697294#pdp-page-content

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Deals/Deal Requests / Jos Bank Half Yearly Clearance Suits $99
« on: August 15, 2019, 12:48:04 PM »
https://www.josbank.com/clearance-specials

But dont see typical yeshivish clothes

Plus $30 off $100 with Bank Account Rewards, would come out really cheap

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Deals/Deal Requests / Davening jacket?
« on: January 31, 2019, 05:46:02 PM »
Where do you get a regular black, yeshivish davening jacket for a decent price ? Been checking jos bank and mens warehouse for sales but they have nothing.
thanks

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Deals/Deal Requests / Multipurpose copy paper?
« on: July 20, 2018, 11:30:41 AM »
Where are you buying copy paper now that there are no easy rebates at staples for (almost) free paper? Got used to  doing that, but now ran out.

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Tech Talk / Bose QC stopped working
« on: June 25, 2018, 05:51:27 PM »
Have a set of QC  15 that are/were great, but the light won't come on anymore and it doesn't work. Did some fiddling and research and is probably related to the wire that is on the battery door, opening and closing many times, it wears out. Seems to be a known problem.

Bose will replace with a QC 25 for $135.

Is that my best bet or any other suggestions?

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Up In The Air / BA Fuel Charge Class Action
« on: June 01, 2018, 09:58:01 AM »
www.fuelsurchargeclassaction.com

BA settlement if you paid fuel surcharges, got an email about it.

So they are settling but still charging high yq?

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Up In The Air / Help - Change Flight Date Due to Medical Emergency
« on: February 05, 2018, 03:31:29 PM »
booked  someone with biz plat 50% in J on UA, they had a medical emergency (can document)  and cant fly the original date.

On another thread I was advised to call Amex not UA.

They called United and said they might waive the change fee $450 but not the fare difference which is over $1000 even in the same fare class.

The original flight is soon, so any help you can give is appreciated.

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On The Road / Amex not covering taxes on Israel rentals?
« on: January 23, 2018, 01:10:32 PM »
 Amex started covering rentals in Israel in September

See this post

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=4830.msg1875098#msg1875098

I submitted a claim for car rental damage in Israel with Amex. The car rental companies here charge 17% VAT for damages, and now Amex claim they only cover the damage but not the taxes. I never had such an issue with chase. Did anyone have a similar situation? Is there anything I can do about it?

I checked my T&C and they exclude taxes on repairs , unless required by law to cover them. I assume in the US they do cover taxes, but seems in Israel they won't? If correct, why use Amex to rent?


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Up In The Air / Summer $888 United DCA-TLV
« on: December 28, 2017, 09:56:42 AM »
Some peak dates after tisha bav from washington
eg

DCA-EWR-TLV
July 25th - Aug 14

K fare, not many seats

$888

really a great price for this route

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Deals/Deal Requests / Looking for Iphone 6 unlocked
« on: November 13, 2017, 05:02:54 PM »
Looking for Iphone 6 unlocked or Tmobile, 16gb ok.

Bought off ebay from a major seller but it has issues (it's ebay!)

Any deals on a good seller for cheap (< $250 )? Is it possible to get it new? Some sell it as new but unclear from ebay comments if it really is.

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