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Just Shmooze / Re: Bissaleh-Malawach
« on: February 23, 2014, 11:09:43 PM »
Try taam mevorach on ave U. Their malawach is amazing. Also a great cafe in general, and pricing is good too.

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Los Angeles Master Thread
« on: February 19, 2014, 06:10:59 PM »

Maybe Le Méridien Delfina Santa Monica.
Thanks. Is there anything nicer? What other beach areas should I look at? With hotels and within driving distance to Jewish area (up to 1 hr dive is ok)...

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Los Angeles Master Thread
« on: February 19, 2014, 04:24:04 PM »
Planning a summer trip to the LA area. We're looking for a beach resort (or villa rental) but still want to be within driving range of food to be able to go for dinner (within 45 min - 1 hour drive). Any suggestions of specific hotels or just neighborhoods to look in would be appreciated (prefer SPG or hyatt if possible). Thanks!

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
« on: February 19, 2014, 10:31:51 AM »

any good dairy place in manhattan? (besides tiberias) for dinner.
Noi Dué

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Los Angeles Master Thread
« on: February 16, 2014, 10:36:10 PM »
Which is more interactive/hands on?


Both paramount and WB are interactive. I felt that paramount was a better tour because the guide was better and the group was smaller (7 people as opposed to 15 with WB). In paramount the guide also has an ipad which she showed us different clips of movies that take place in the settings we were in front of. However, paramount stresses the classic movies and very little current stuff. WB has a lot of current things. (For example the live set we walked through in WB is a current comedy on ABC. On paramount it was a kinda no name show). So if you are looking for an intimate tour and love the classic movies (or know nothing about any movies whatsoever) I would go with paramount. If you want to see more recent stuff (and still have a good tour, their museum is really great as well as seeing all the batmobiles) I would go with WB.

+1

Did WB tour a few yrs ago, was phenomenal. I don't know if it's changed since then. They took us on current sets, and we actually bumped into some famous actors (although I don't think that happens often). It was a real close-up tour. Definitely recommend if you're looking for TV studio tours.

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: South Florida Master Thread
« on: February 07, 2014, 10:47:46 AM »

In short I ordered & paid more for an ocean view junior suite but was given a side room with parcel ocean view when I went to manager showing the confermation print out stating oceanview he said u need pay more for "Ocean Front" employee at hotel hold me this is common practice at this hotel
Same story with forcing u to take valet parking at hotel for $32.95 per day "I'm quoting hotel staff again-there's no other parking anywhere around hotel with traffic enforcement going around all times giving parking tickets since u need to feed meteres every 4 hours including through out the night...
But driving back to hotel I drove around area and saw Plenty of street with no meter parking ablock away.Go Figure.
My room was filthy when I checked in had to call housekeeping to clean sticky and dirty counters and fridge.
Also hotel is not on the beach u need to cross over the main road to get to beach.
AFAIK almost all of the hotels in the region offer "oceanview" rooms and "oceanfront" rooms. They are not the same thing, as you described. It's worth noting.

As far as the valet, yea they always rip you off. But again, that's pretty much every hotel in that region. You should've checked here first :)

And regarding the beach access- there is no hotel that is situated on the beach itself there (in ft lauderdale) due to the fact that the street (A1A) runs parallel to the beach. There isn't anything that the hotel can do about it. The closest they can be is right across the street. It can be disappointing though :(

Thanks for your trip report!

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Credit Cards / Re: Maximizing my credit limit temporarily
« on: February 05, 2014, 08:55:26 PM »
As long as it's paid off (or that charge is credited) before the statement closes, it shouldn't matter.

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: South Florida Master Thread
« on: February 04, 2014, 01:42:29 PM »

Any public transport available to go from PBI to Bal Harbour? (Cars are ridiculously expensive)
How much is car service?

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« on: February 03, 2014, 07:26:43 PM »

theres a repair shop next to post office in howell.
thanks!

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« on: February 03, 2014, 03:38:32 PM »

Freehold mall has a stand by the food court.
Thanks! I don't suppose you know how much they charge for screen replacement?

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General Discussion / Re: eBay: Master Thread
« on: February 03, 2014, 10:32:48 AM »

As per eBay policy buyer is responsible for return shipping
You can always complain to the seller and see what they offer. You shouldn't have to pay if it was 100% not your fault (but be honest).

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
« on: February 03, 2014, 10:30:24 AM »
Where can I fix a cracked iPhone screen in lakewood?

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General Discussion / Re: eBay: Master Thread
« on: February 03, 2014, 10:13:05 AM »

I was sold a faulty item and seller agrees to give a refund but I have to pay return shipping.  Is there a way to get them or ebay to pay it?
If it was really a faulty item, complain to the seller that you shouldn't have to pay return shipping for their problem. You have the upper hand because of your ability to leave feedback. It's very unfair and unethical to abuse that power, but if you genuinely received a faulty item, then it's your right to not have to pay return shipping.

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General Discussion / Re: eBay: Master Thread
« on: February 03, 2014, 02:47:59 AM »

how could they make the other person pay when he didn't ship it ? and are you serious they would ask him for 20 cents in coins?
Yes, sort of. Instead of delivering the package to the recipient they would leave an orange notice, telling them to pick up the package at the PO- where they would have to pay the postage due before getting the package. Or sometimes they return it to the sender instead, for the additional postage amount. It depends at what point in the shipping process they notice the postage is lacking.

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Up In The Air / Re: BA Avios question(s)
« on: February 02, 2014, 05:54:03 PM »

assuming there will still be tickets there after i use the 1st 7.
IME there likely will be. Good luck!

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