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So much for COVID pushing a shift to smaller/simpler weddings- it seems to have introduced Dubai destination weddings instead.

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Deals/Deal Requests / Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« on: December 03, 2020, 06:58:27 PM »
The screen is not FHD (1080p) which for me is a deal breaker especially on a 15.6 inch.
+1. I have this one and I definitely regret not paying $60 more for FHD. I didn't know how bad a lower res screen was at the time, but there's really much less 'work space' on the screen and I don't like working on it.

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COVID-19 Discussion Board / Re: Realistic vaccine date- end of 2021?
« on: December 03, 2020, 06:27:07 PM »
The vaccine is supposed to be free, paid for by the federal government, with any fees for actually administering it covered by insurance. Does anybody think there will be opportunities to "jump the line" and receive the vaccine for a fee earlier than one's risk profile would allow him to get it for free?

I'm not talking about billionaries whose names are on the doors of the hospitals doling it out, but will there be an option to pay say $500-$1000 to get it through any private channels not subject to governmental rules of priority?

And separately, even though the federal guidelines recommended the first batch go to health care professionals and also those in nursing homes, Cuomo announced that NY's first batch will go solely to nursing home residents and staff, with hospital-based doctors and nurses having to wait. Anyone think this is an attempt at damage control for what he did to the nursing homes in the spring?

https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-york-will-get-enough-doses-of-covid-19-vaccine-for-170-000-people-cuomo-says-11606929884
Here's one way:

https://www.interpol.int/en/News-and-Events/News/2020/INTERPOL-warns-of-organized-crime-threat-to-COVID-19-vaccines

https://www.occrp.org/en/daily/13422-covid-19-vaccine-could-become-liquid-gold-for-criminals

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COVID-19 Discussion Board / Re: Lakewood covid cases
« on: December 02, 2020, 10:35:54 PM »
"the Shadchan said this time it will be different, I'd heard those words so many times before" -Abie Rottenberg
Worth posting here: https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=120631.100

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Just Shmooze / Re: Riddles!
« on: December 02, 2020, 09:57:34 PM »
Someone wants to buy an item that costs $100. They have three stacking discounts of 20%,5% and 10% - for a total of 35% off.  They add the items to their cart, they apply the discounts, but instead of the expected price of $65 their total comes out to be $68.40 before any taxes or shipping charges. They called the support line and are told the calculation is accurate - what happened?

A friend of theirs had two stacking discounts - of 25% and 10%, and got a different price - also not $65, but not $68.40 - what was their price?

@Dan can walk you through the math here: :)

https://www.dansdeals.com/shopping-deals/apparel-deals/clothing/smoking-hot-brooks-brothers-black-friday-sale-120-non-iron-dress-shirts-low-21-82-shipped-multiple-stacking-pr

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Start Here! / Re: Help Me Find It! - The Search Master Thread
« on: December 02, 2020, 07:26:28 PM »
thanks, was 2 hour from monsy
 thanks! Was more recent than this

Iirc it had a private lake?
Quoted in that thread- https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=72777.msg1668732#msg1668732

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Maybe try reaching out to the woman named on the order.

Based on the location and unique name, I assume it's likely this woman:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/nana-agyemang-169748126/

(not tznius:) https://www.instagram.com/itsreallynana/?hl=en

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Just Shmooze / Re: Master Thread of reasons deals don't make it to DDMS
« on: December 01, 2020, 02:01:18 PM »
Why is this not  DDMS deal? This is on sale on Amazon for $28.99 with a free smart light bulb, but everyone cares for a smart light bulb, and in that case this is the best deal on this product so why is it not DDMS?
https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=121800.0
I'm not 100% sure, but if I had to guess I'd say:

1. It's been selling for $28.99 on Amazon for 10 days now, so if you look at that as the regular price then this is really just a ~14% discount for buying 2, or "buy one get a second for 28% off" which doesn't sound all that amazing.
2. People probably don't have a Belk account, so they have to put in all their info, maybe make an account, etc as opposed to just clicking buy on Amazon. Dan and JJ probably have a pretty good sense of how that affects a deal's popularity.
3. DDMS might not have an affiliate agreement with Belk, which I assume might mean (very understandably) that at times a slightly less amazing Amazon deal might be posted instead of a slightly more amazing deal elsewhere. I'd do the same if I owned a website.

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General Discussion / Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« on: November 30, 2020, 09:21:28 PM »
Anyone here know about tires?

Living in YYZ, I just got new winter tires as it's my first winter with my current car. My all seasons were 225/45/R17 and based on my mechanic's advice I went down to 195/65/R15 which have the same exact diameter. Thing is that my steering now feels much less accurate, especially at highway speed- it's a struggle to keep it going straight, the steering just seems to wander and it feels very unstable overall.

Is this due to the new tire size? The 2" drop in wheel size? The 1.2" drop in tire width? (From 8.9" down to 7.7")

Any suggestions?

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Masks and flying with toddlers
« on: November 30, 2020, 12:45:44 PM »
I flew AC with my son who had just turned 2 a month before the flight, and they did not ask him to wear a mask.

Good thing because, as DDMS commenter Aaron said, "I have I hard enough time getting my 2 year old to keep his pants on!"

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Tech Talk / Re: kosher mp3 players
« on: November 29, 2020, 02:19:45 PM »
Some portable speakers can play straight off the sd card, with almost no navigation
Interesting. That may be a good idea. Maybe I'll try to find one that has at least some simple navigation to select an album/song...

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Tech Talk / Re: kosher mp3 players
« on: November 29, 2020, 02:04:11 PM »
You may be better off buying a separate speaker with Bluetooth or aux.
Right. I'll do that if I can't find anything else, but I'd prefer one piece.

Or maybe get an old iPhone and put it in a good case...
That would definitely be easiest, but the reason I'm looking for this is because we don't like our kids being glued to a screen when they want music. I'm trying to find something simpler, with as little as possible aside from music. Something without a big screen would be much better.

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Tech Talk / Re: kosher mp3 players
« on: November 29, 2020, 01:54:26 PM »
Are there any good quality/durable mp3 players that have a speaker?

I need something that'll survive my kids dropping it on the floor, and I took a quick look around online and didn't find anything from any brand that I recognized.

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Just Shmooze / Re: How many of your family members/relatives post on DDF?
« on: November 28, 2020, 07:11:06 PM »
None that I know of.

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