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Shipping is $10.01

https://www.sears.com/nbsp-yyyyyyy007305-modern-home-living-room-lamp-stainless/p-A011282139
Check similar items on their site, plenty of these at $10-15.
Not a deal, everything this seller sells has fake "regular prices".

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: South Africa Master Thread
« on: December 03, 2018, 01:32:02 PM »
For those of you looking to go to Pilanesberg because of Malaria, I wanted to share where I stayed a month ago as I did not see any mentions of it here.
It is called Tshukudu Bush Lodge (https://www.legacyhotels.co.za/hotels/tshukudu-bush-lodge), not to confuse with Tshukudu Game Lodge.
They offer a very exclusive and incredible experience. There are 10 rooms and we were 7 guests on the property (max. is 20). It is not cheap, but it is worth every penny. It is also the only lodge inside Pilanesberg so they are not limited to opening times.
There are 2 4-hour game drives per day and they will go as far as making your favorite cocktail in the middle of the drive.
Everything is inclusive and they were very helpful with kosher food (I had to bring everything).
Feel free to send me a message if you'd like their brochure or daily schedule.
I have no relations to them but I'm planning on going back!

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I usually love Amazon but I do have some crazy stories with their CS for much larger amounts. To that I say you lose some, you win more ;) Personally I would have dropped it after the 2nd or 3rd email and bought one for $24 if needed. Looks like you lost some money (3 emails, prob 30 minutes of chat and 25 on the phone) but hey so did they lol

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Up In The Air / Re: Upgraded seat by asking
« on: November 26, 2018, 11:41:30 AM »
This kind of scenario never happened but family members and I have been upgraded on Swiss and Continental GVA-JFK on separate occasions. All tickets were either bought last minute or at the airport, flights had empty seats, and only 2 of us had status. Last time was 7 years ago though, but thanks to @Dan upgrades are no longer needed :)

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Up In The Air / Re: El al flight arriving close to Shabbos - again
« on: November 18, 2018, 02:14:24 AM »
FWD:

EL-AL SPONSORED SHABBOS OF UNITY

What a nice post!

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Amazon & Walmart Deals / Re: 6 pack Ricola Throat Drops-$2.15 after $14 drop
« on: September 30, 2018, 01:04:28 PM »

Eh, probably because they donít rely on Schlesinger and donít realize thereís another hechsher. Good luck finding a kashrut as reliable as Zurich in the US.

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Amazon & Walmart Deals / Re: 6 pack Ricola Throat Drops-$2.15 after $14 drop
« on: September 30, 2018, 10:29:07 AM »
are all ricolas good or only certain flavors? I was under the impression that only some are good
Itís tricky because not all flavors are available everywhere. For example licorice used to not show up on the French list because the guy in charge didnít update it but it was Kosher. About this particular flavor, I just asked the Rabbi/chemist who makes the Zurich list (there is zero info on whether the other Rabbi actually visits the factory) and he told me that it is a new item there (came to the states and other countries first, see different packaging: https://www.ricola.com/fr-ch/produits/echinacee-miel-citron). He said he hasnít looked into it yet and will let me know in a few weeks. Iíll update.
By the way Iím surprised of the comments regarding the extra sticker on DDMS, wasnít aware that it was a more widely known fact!

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Amazon & Walmart Deals / Re: 6 pack Ricola Throat Drops-$2.15 after $14 drop
« on: September 30, 2018, 12:25:38 AM »
https://www.dansdeals.com/shopping-deals/amazon/6-bags-ricola-honey-lemon-echinacea-cough-suppressant-throat-drops-2-15-amazon-14-price-drop/
Lol, I knew the hechsher question would come up. I am very knowledgeable about hashgacha in Switzerland and hereís what I know. Ricola hard candies are certified by Zurich (Rav Levy, previously Rav Breisch), and all European kosher agencies rely on that. Now another Rabbi, who is not trusted by many put his hechsher on them purely for money and these are sold at a premium.

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LOL. Iíve had an aborted landing with Swiss (plane still on runway) and it wasnít the pilotís fault. Flying Air Canada next week Vancouver-Sydney!

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Goods For Sale/Trade / Re: Hyatt Awards And Upgrades Master Thread
« on: September 27, 2018, 03:10:34 PM »
Looking for one SUN for October. Please PM.

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Up In The Air / Re: Best option TLV-ZRH?
« on: September 27, 2018, 12:09:00 PM »
It's only 1.25 for me, as I have the CSP in my first free year. I want to fly for a weekend, which I don't see for $160.
Pay cash, save miles for experiences. Unless you can manufacture more than you spend I guess.

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Up In The Air / Best option TLV-ZRH?
« on: September 27, 2018, 11:01:26 AM »
Thanks. How about 25k when redeeming Chase UR on Swiss?
I donít know, should be cheaper if you book now. Iíd personally never redeem Chase UR at 1.5cpm. Also Swiss might be a light fare as well, didnít check.

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