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Goods For Sale/Trade / Re: Selling Amex Platinum airline credit
« on: December 19, 2019, 12:31:38 PM »
Buying airline credit at 50%

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Goods For Sale/Trade / Re: Best Buy Gift cards
« on: December 17, 2019, 10:26:05 AM »
Selling one $50 BB GC at 90%

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Tech Talk / Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« on: December 15, 2019, 08:12:58 PM »
Is this an option?
https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=97433.msg2125611#msg2125611
It's basically the same thing - something smart getting added to the line to cut the power to the doorbell - so I guess my question goes to @joeb1 also. can a switch handle the 24v after the transformer?

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Tech Talk / Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« on: December 15, 2019, 07:58:47 PM »
Wouldn't an electrician know the answers to those questions?
I would have thought so, but 2 guys I called never saw something like this device before. And 1 said he doesn't think you can put it after the transformer bc you're now at 24v and the device says 90v. So I'm wondering what the guys here did who got it to work.

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Tech Talk / Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« on: December 15, 2019, 07:43:24 PM »
Exactly what I had done. Works like a charm
@bubbles @Ergel I found this on Amazon for $7, but the electrician I called was concerned about 2 things: 1) can this device go after the transformer when the power is 24v? and 2) if it goes before the transformer, is it safe to be cutting/restoring power to a transformer on a weekly basis?
Thanks for your advice/experience.

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Credit Cards And Finance / Re: Misc Credit Card Questions
« on: December 11, 2019, 10:41:31 AM »
If you've gotten any Chase card in the last 30 days. There is a 1/30 rule guideline (1 card every 30 days) for the business cards, so you want to wait until you're at least past that. You'll get a denial unless you haven't gotten ANY (personal or business) Chase cards in the last 30 days.
So firsr biz then after approval a personal should work.
Thank you. I applied for biz first (got 7-10 days), but didn't wait for approval before applying for a personal. Guess we'll see.
Update: recon was able to approve the biz first. Then next day recon approved the personal. B"h. Now I'm hearing that getting 2 Chase cards in a short period of time is a red flag these days... any idea on that?

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Tech Talk / Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« on: December 11, 2019, 01:12:37 AM »
ok
Any kind of light switch will work though. Just need something to break the circuit.

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Credit Cards And Finance / Re: capital one recon
« on: November 25, 2019, 10:25:28 AM »
Anyone ever have success? They seem to be incapable of reconsidering an application.

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Credit Cards And Finance / Re: Misc Credit Card Questions
« on: November 25, 2019, 10:25:00 AM »
If you've gotten any Chase card in the last 30 days. There is a 1/30 rule guideline (1 card every 30 days) for the business cards, so you want to wait until you're at least past that. You'll get a denial unless you haven't gotten ANY (personal or business) Chase cards in the last 30 days.
So firsr biz then after approval a personal should work.
Thank you. I applied for biz first (got 7-10 days), but didn't wait for approval before applying for a personal. Guess we'll see.

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Credit Cards And Finance / Re: Misc Credit Card Questions
« on: November 24, 2019, 01:39:24 PM »
Yes
Be careful of other rules
5/24
1/30
50% CL to income ratio
You know the rest
Does 1/30 mean 1 Chase card per 30 days? Can you bypass that by going for 1 biz and 1 personal?

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Credit Cards And Finance / Re: Misc Credit Card Questions
« on: November 21, 2019, 04:37:36 PM »
For chase card signups that say you canít have the same card currently open, can you close it today and apply tomorrow?

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Tech Talk / Re: Smart homes
« on: November 14, 2019, 10:42:31 PM »
Toy is probably not far off the mark. Don't get me wrong, I prefer the convenience of the home automation - not just for Shabbos/YT, but also during the week. But I also hate the idea of fragmentation. While we have things like Wink, Smarthings, and Homekit, etc. to consolidate controls, they really are a hodgepodge of technologies. I'm sure that eventually I'd be able to settle on a single EcoSystem, but at what expense? At this point I am not going to replace all of my lights, themostats, etc.
Everything I have so far, I can use Alexa for. Havenít found it to be a hodgepodge.

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Tech Talk / Re: Smart homes
« on: November 11, 2019, 10:26:59 PM »
https://www.dansdeals.com/more/dans-commentary/smart-thermostat-get-cyber-monday-experiences-trying-find-perfect-one/
Yes, I've read it before. Seems like sensors are the main reason to get ecobee/nest vs. non-name brand one, and even still you can likely learn your schedule yourself to know what to set temp at (as our parents and grandparents did for decades :P) but they're cheap enough now that I think I can splurge for a toy.

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Tech Talk / Re: Smart homes
« on: November 11, 2019, 10:17:50 PM »
Also someone pointed out that I can manually test for a few nights (just like I mentioned above for day time) and learn what temperature is comfortable in the rooms at night and then just use the schedule mode on any tstat to have it set at X temp by day (whatever is comfortable in the living spaces) and X temp by night (whatever is comfortable in the bedrooms). So that defeats that benefit of the sensors.

Now I think it comes down to the true reason to buy a nest/ecobee... because I want a cool toy.

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Tech Talk / Re: Smart homes
« on: November 11, 2019, 10:08:53 PM »
You are also missing the point of the remote sensors. You are correct in saying that if you choose all of them in the comfort setting it will avg all of them together. However, this is the way I use it. During the day I have it focus on the thermostat and a remote sensor in the living room. At night I have it look only at the sensors in the bedrooms. This way I avoid heating the dining room when no one is there.
That is very interesting. I didn't know it works like that. My bedrooms get too hot, so it would be nice at night to have it only use the bedroom sensor. Thank you!

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