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Listed price is $184.99,
after 10% off (Code: tenoff915)
$166.49

From Blinq:
https://www.blinq.com/detail/electronics/other/garmin-forerunner-220-with-heart-rate-monitor-black-red/446810?condition=brand-new

Retail for $250
On Amazon for $224.75
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FBYY5UG/?tag=cl03f-20

This watch is amazing for runners to keep track of mileage, time, heart rate.

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General Discussion / Torrent Sites
« on: September 06, 2015, 09:20:19 PM »
After searching a while, I didn't find any thread/s dedicated to Torrent download sites.
Notwithstanding the legality of the issue, I am looking for recommendations for reliable torrent sites for TV downloads.
In the past few years most sites have been shut down, the remainder are offline often.

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On The Road / Silvercar Master Thread
« on: February 27, 2015, 12:21:11 PM »
After seeing some posts on DDF about Silvercar, I decided to give them a try on my recent trip to Los Angeles.

A little background on Silvercar:
Silvercar is a start-up rental car service available in select markets. They rent only Silver Audi A4's (besides in DEN, they offer Q5's as well)
The service is more personal (and reliable) - see details in my report.
Each car comes equipped with GPS, SiriusXM, Wi-fi, Bluetooth, & Toll Pass.
They also offer a great gas service, for only a $5 surcharge, they refill your car for market rate - no inflated prices or pre-paid BS.

I will start from the beginning:
On February 3rd I made a reservation to pick-up on the 24th am and drop-off 25th pm.
They were running a special $59 per day (instead of $79) plus $50 off first rental of 2 days or more (Promo Code: AFF-FTD).
I received an e-mail on February 23rd - 24 hours prior to my reservation - that my res. was cancelled.
It turned out that you have to complete an online registration to complete the res., which I was unaware of.
Because of the scan and drive service (below), you have to register your license, credit card & insurance prior to your first rental.
After some tweets and messages, I got everything settled and reservation re-instated.

Upon arriving at LAX (previously downloaded the Silvercar app), I opened my app for detailed instruction.
At LAX, I got on the "Lot C" bus, once on the bus, I pressed the "pick me up" button which then prompted to either call or text them that I arrived - I opted for text.
They respond for my location and told me where to meet them (the app says as well).
I got off the bus at the first stop which is the "cellphone waiting lot".
Immediately I spotted the silver Audi waiting with a Silvercar rep.
Diana - the silver car rep - verified my license and credit card, I QR scanned the car and was ready to go in under 2 minutes.
She asked if I needed any car instructions which I declined, and I was on my way.
The car was perfect: clean, car instructions included (which buttons do what) and all ready to roll.

When it is time for returning, I tapped the app and pressed "map it", (or you can use the favorites in the car GPS to direct you to the drop location at the airport).
Upon arriving at the drop location, a rep - Socrates - met me and drove me in the same car to the terminal.
We chatted about Silvercar service (they have 150 cars at LAX expanding to 250).
I opted not to fill the tank prior to dropping off and instead went for their "hassle-free" policy.
Within 30 minutes of getting dropped off, I received my bill:
$118 base rate ($59 daily)
-$50 first timer discount
$16.08 for 4.8 gallons of gas @ $3.35 per gallon (89 fuel)
$5 fuel service charge
$9.79 for taxes
$98.87 total price

Overall loved the service.
@ $79 a day, not sure I would use it personally, but for work, I get reimbursed, so I will use it again.

Car Exterior:


Car Dashboard:


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Sleek design and highest  performance audio

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IEEYPKK/?tag=cl03f-20

Compare on apple for $169.95
$129 on B&O website

FREE same day shipping in some markets (e.g. PHX)

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I find it most difficult to find gluten free food options while traveling.
Traveling light is also a priority of mine, due to 1-2 days business travel.


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Just Shmooze / Remember the Good Old Days When..
« on: November 17, 2014, 10:34:35 AM »
I don't know if such a forum exists.
to reminisce the good old days of miles earning, card spending and churning etc.

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On The Road / Best Hotel Deal Near Crown Heights
« on: October 10, 2014, 09:59:51 AM »
I am looking to stay 9 nights (maybe +1 separately) near Crown Heights, October 19-28.
What is a good hotel for 2+1 toddler, also looking for a good deal, points is best.

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