Adda Da Hangout!

Discussion in 'Community Chit-Chat' started by justanothergirl, Dec 1, 2016.

  1. Rihana

    Rihana Staff Member Finest Post Winner

    Messages:
    7,490
    Likes Received:
    17,767
    Trophy Points:
    440
    Gender:
    Female
    Wow! Thank you. It is so not obvious! I now so look forward to casually telling the equally baffled better-half how to filter the reviews the next time we look at amazon together.
     
    Gauri03 likes this.
  2. Gauri03

    Gauri03 IL Hall of Fame

    Messages:
    4,477
    Likes Received:
    8,007
    Trophy Points:
    415
    Gender:
    Female
    The biggest con is that your credit history takes a colossal hit if a store card becomes late or delinquent. Also, if you don't make payments in time, you end up paying interest on your purchases which negates any discounts the card brings. It is easy to be lulled into a false sense of security and accrue big balances on these cards. I think it comes down to financial diligence. If you are the sort of person who pays cards the day you make the purchase, then you can extract decent savings from store cards. For instance, I have the Banana Republic/Gap card. I buy most of my kids' clothes from Gap. They outgrow their clothes in no time and I make large purchases 3-4 times a year. Gap often has stackable discounts for cardholders. It leads to sizeable savings. The rule of thumb would be to have as few as feasible, and only those that are likely to be used more than a handful of times a year.
     
  3. kaniths

    kaniths Finest Post Winner

    Messages:
    4,595
    Likes Received:
    9,663
    Trophy Points:
    415
    Gender:
    Female
    Sure that, but I liked these. Cute they are! Halo Eclipse Spectacles

    September is coming up annnd I wouldn't mind these as gifts :p (May be not much of use now but I ll still be around for next time! ;) :D)
     
    justanothergirl and Gauri03 like this.
  4. Gauri03

    Gauri03 IL Hall of Fame

    Messages:
    4,477
    Likes Received:
    8,007
    Trophy Points:
    415
    Gender:
    Female
    I was right there with you not too long ago. I just happened upon a review that described filtering by item. It was a hallelujah moment. Ever since I take great pleasure in enlightening other frustrated Amazon shoppers. :D
     
  5. Gauri03

    Gauri03 IL Hall of Fame

    Messages:
    4,477
    Likes Received:
    8,007
    Trophy Points:
    415
    Gender:
    Female
    I actually read the full article late last night! How do you find these gems? The T-in-C is too chicken to dirty his hands, but the blood thirsty cabal that surrounds him, Bannon, Miller, Duke et. al., are the ones who frighten me. Perhaps we will just have to hope there are more than a few ordinary men and women, the likes of Vasili Arkhipov and Stanislav Petrov, quietly going about their business in the background who will step up to save us from apocalypse.
     
  6. Gauri03

    Gauri03 IL Hall of Fame

    Messages:
    4,477
    Likes Received:
    8,007
    Trophy Points:
    415
    Gender:
    Female
    $48 for a pair!! This is your chance. Buy 'em now. Sell them for a huge markup in 2045! Profit! :D
     
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2017
  7. kaniths

    kaniths Finest Post Winner

    Messages:
    4,595
    Likes Received:
    9,663
    Trophy Points:
    415
    Gender:
    Female
    Lol. The AI s of then times won't have ultra powerful advance advance super visions of some sort already? Profit how? As, "Specs that helped mankind of past witness the great solar eclipse of 2017", you think it will intrigue the post humans? Hmmmm this could work! Vintage isn't cheap anytime! :yum:
     
  8. sokanasanah

    sokanasanah Finest Post Winner

    Messages:
    3,223
    Likes Received:
    5,568
    Trophy Points:
    408
    Gender:
    Male
    I didn't. It was brought to my attention many years ago by a coffee-shop bud (meaning, we never met outside of the coffee-shop where we were both regular couch potatoes) who happened to be a spokesperson for IPPNW.
    I am more concerned about global warming. That is already happening, like right now.
    And, given the sheer flakiness of these geniuses, I worry that someone may consider nuclear 'winter' an antidote to runaway temperatures!:BangHead::facepalm:
     
  9. justanothergirl

    justanothergirl Finest Post Winner

    Messages:
    3,663
    Likes Received:
    6,286
    Trophy Points:
    408
    Gender:
    Female
    I have tried their madras lentils. Available in Costco. Pretty good actually.
    MTR ready to eat packs are good. I have taken their pongal,upma and few north indian subjis when I was traveling Far East. These are available in most bay area desi stores.
     
  10. Nonya

    Nonya Platinum IL'ite

    Messages:
    1,431
    Likes Received:
    2,091
    Trophy Points:
    283
    Gender:
    Female
    @Rihana asked about floor mats: "Hung on the clothesline and beaten? Do your neighbors also clean this way or do they go look for safer spots when you thus start to clean?"
    The bamboo stick that I use is meant (not for kendo fighting, but) for treating muscle pains. Bought in Taipei years ago.... still going strong.

     

Share This Page