@mfladd@mike808 It is “right”. I used to take people camping (Outward Bound, college outdoor programs) for a living and total have probably spent 5 or so years of my life living in a tent via my job. Moisture comes in via the thread holes in the seams. Some of the really expensive tents come already with seam seal applied. The rest of us cheapskates have to apply it ourselves.
3. We'll drop the price of one shirt to $0 at checkout.
4. It's only for Prime Members.
5. It's only this weekend: June 30 - July 1, 2018.
Heyyyy, put a shirt on! Put two shirts on! Put two on, for the price of one! All this weekend, if you're a Prime customer, then you can take advantage of this Prime-exclusive offer. Restrictions and fine print:
•Offer valid for Prime members with a mailing address in the contiguous United States.
• You must log in with a valid Amazon Prime account.
• You must add both Shirt.Woot shirts to your cart.
•Discount applied at checkout.
•Discount applied to the lowest-priced shirt in your shopping cart.
•Valid only on t-shirt offers within Shirt.Woot. Canvases, journals, clocks, and other non-t-shirt offers are not eligible.
• "BOGO" is short for Buy One Get One. It's fun to say "BOGO. Say it with us: "BOGO."
Walmart and Amazon both have the Nikko Air Elite 115 race set for $14.97. the set includes a micro drone (115mm diagonal span), controller, and a set of gates and flags to build a race course.
This drone is not FPV like the bigger Nikko from May’s deals thread but it does include Nikko (easy) mode, auto leveling mode, and full acro flight modes just like its big brother. It is also betaflight compatible and also should include the ability to download the very nice DRL Simulator and use the drone controller to fly on the computer for free.
@ruouttaurmind I have them both but haven’t taken the black one out of the box. They make different noises but probably not much else. I think they have different responses to the movies though- need to try that out.
The black B.B. unit has lights in its head and bb-08 doesn’t.
I’m pretty sure that’s the case, but possibly for Prime members who don’t have Audible membership?? I seem to recall I could still purchase Audible Daily Deal once I let my Audible membership lapse. Or maybe I’m making that up.
@compunaut He’s very into Lego, and has many thousands of bricks. That’s kind of my brother’s go-to thing. Every b-day or Christmas is accompanied by Legos.
And I agree withSabre99. If you were ever interested in Legos, you will always be interested in Legos.
I haven’t fussed with them myself in years, but I kinda want to get one of the Technic sets. Either the Porsche or the VW T1. Maybe the Supercar kit. Or the Bugatti… Ok, so just about any of the Lego Technic kits I guess.
2. At precisely 4pm CT on Tuesday, July 3, we will launch the deal with a price of $1. Click on the deal, and try to get it. There are just a few at this price.
3. If you don’t get the deal for $1, then click back to the page and wait to refresh your browser at the next launch time. If you're on the Woot! app, then click back to the main "Featured" deals tab at the top, and click the WTF banner again to refresh the page.
4. At precisely 4:10pm CT, we will launch the deal with a price of $2.50. Again, there are just a few at this price.
5. Repeat Step #3.
6. At precisely 4:20pm CT, we will launch the deal with a price of $4.
7. Repeat Step #3.
We think you get the idea. Every 10 minutes we will keep raising the price in increments, eventually landing on the final Woot price of $9.99 (which is still a great deal). So, if you don't wanna play, you can wait for about an hour and get the deal at $9.99, until the deal ends at 5pm CT (if it hasn't sold out yet at the lower prices). But if you're feeling lucky, have some time to kill, and like hitting F5, then let's do this. GOOD LUCK!
Also, let’s set some expectations so you don't get mad:
• WTF Pricing is for this one offer only.
•When you click on the offer, you might be ushered into Woot's Vestibule of Patience, the queue of customers who are trying to order.From there, you'll either be taken to the checkout page, or our servers will hiccup and kick you out to Woot's main page.
•There are only a few quantities at each price point. Each level will sell out really quickly. Most likely you're not going to get one for $1. Or $2.50. BUT YOU NEVER KNOW.
• You may get a message that your order has been denied or canceled. This just means that we ran out of inventory at that price before we could complete your order. Most likely this is going to happen, so just be ready for the disappointment.
And hey, if you ARE lucky enough to get the deal at one of the crazy-low prices, post about it in the thread below, or on social media, so other Wooters don't think this is some bait and switch deal. We can say it's not, but the internet never believes anyone. Help a Woot out, OK?
@sammydog01 Fair point. But the bloom quickly fades when quantities are so limited there’s very little chance to get the item being chased. It’s proportionate. As I suggested, the higher the value of the quarry, the more thrill delivered by the chase. Even an unsuccessful chase, in my case. Fun to have played, even if not won.
In early preparation for Prime Day, Amz is offering 20% off your purchase (limited to “sold by Amazon” items) when you pay for a portion of your purchase with American Express reward points. Maximum benefit is $100 discount.
You must activate the offer:
Link your AMEX rewards account to your Amz account
Make a special note of this fine print in the offer details: This promotion starts at 12:00 am PST on July 2nd, 2018 and ends when Amazon elects to end the promotion. In other words, don’t let the grass grow under your feet. Use it or risk loosing it.
@ACraigL@ruouttaurmind Been a while since I signed up for this, but my recollection:
Yes, I think you sign up for Twitch & somehow link your Amazon acct (so they know you’re Prime); that unlocks a menu for the free game(s) available.
I signed up cuz they were (may still be) offering free games (and game-related content) during the first several days of every month. Don’t have too much time for gaming these days, but I’ve selected 5 or 6 for free. Note: game usage is a bit like Steam - launched via Twitch app (which tracks what items ‘belong’ to you), so I don’t think you can play unless there’s an internet connection available.
@sammydog01 The website was hosed earlier, but they reset it and all is well. This Hope Box is a very good deal. I just finished buying many countertop 3 -tier spice shelves to display everything. If they’re in a cabinet, they get lost.
I love the way it smells. I went to the website and ordered up a case of it. I don’t know if it’s clearance or what but it’s $2.75 (regular $6.50) a bottle. Since I usually get my soap from Dollar Tree, I don’t know how to act.
Warm & welcoming with a blend of golden cognac, ground nutmeg, and fresh cream
@sammydog01@therealjrn add code TW5S2J for 25% off your entire order (at least online). To get my shipping’s worth I got some of this soap and a couple other ones at the same price, a manlyish gray and leather car air freshener for my new ride, and some wallflower refills to feed my wife’s addiction in scents that I think we’ll both like.
Google Express (similar to Amazon) is offering 25% Off (Max $100 Discount) when you apply promo code EXTRA25 during checkout. Shipping is free on orders of $35 or more.
I’ve ordered from Google a couple times to take advantage of their promotion discounts. But generally speaking, the prices there are higher than visiting participating merchant websites directly. A handful major retailers participate, including Target, Walmart, Fry’s Electronics, Walgreens, Kohl’s, Home Depot, Costco, etc.
Even @therealjrn’s new vice Bed Bath & Beyond (psssst! Use this discount to try some other products)
I’ve considered buying from them in the past, especially since I could get $10 off my first purchase, but I can save more money by buying discounted gift cards, and using them in their respective stores.
For what likely is a very limited time, Walmart is offering two Google Home Minis for $48 and free shipping or in-store pickup (choose in=store pickup for the best chance to avoid having your order cancelled).
Here’s how (works as of 10:30AM CT):
Visit the product page linky above: do not go to Walmart and choose the Home Mini Two-Pack
Scroll down the page just below the product description; find “Buy Together & Save” (see pic)
Select “Add All to Cart”
Enjoy the security and comfort of knowing Bif Brother is now hanging on your every word.
@mfladd I bought one last year. It can’t hook up to another speaker so that kind of killed it for me- I was hoping I could use it for all the free google play music I’ve been collecting. I gave it to my mom and she asks for Bach and bedtime stories so I’m glad I picked it up. But my answer is no, you don’t want one.
@mfladd After Christmas my local Walmart had a package with a Nest E thermostat and a Google Home Mini for $85. I hadn’t planned to get the thermostat, but I impulse bought the deal (and I love the thermostat, after I got around to installing it a couple of months later).
Anyway, I’ve got an Amazon Echo and some Dots and decided having the Google Home Mini would just confuse me, trying to remember who I was talking to, so I gave it to my brother.
I’ve played with my other brother’s Google Home when I’ve visited him, and I’ve used Google Assistant on my phone (and now in my car).
Google Assistant is better at answering questions (but not in the car), which isn’t surprising. Alexa is better at Smart Home integration.
I just don’t think I need both. I can pick up my phone if I need to ask Google something.
@mfladd The original deal is gone now, but if you’re just curious about comparing Google Home to Alexa, you can order one via Google Express. Walmart has them for $34.99, less the Google Express 25% off discount code = $26. Pad your order with a one penny item to break the minimum for free shipping.
@ruouttaurmind Thought about it, and I am going to pass. Between all the car repair, camping, and kayak shit I have purchased in the last month - Me Gotz No Moneys
One cool thing I did get was this canoe loader. The kids can’t help me load/unload the canoe on the top of the car and it is not light.
Haven’t tried it out with peashooter yet. Need to get the roof done.
@sammydog01 I’ve been on the fence about this too. I have the AMEX 20% off discount available which would bring my final price down to $104.
I personally have no use for them, but am considering one as a gift. I just don’t know if there’s $100 value in that device. The “show” bit really seems to have limited usefulness outside of watching Prime Video.
@sammydog01 I feel the same thing about my Fire TV Stick. When I first got it, I could do Vudu, MoviesAnywhere, UltraViolet, YouTube… even Google movies. Now I have to merge my Google, UV, Vudu and MoviesAnywhere libraries, and even still many titles in my library aren’t available on the Fire TV Stick.
@sammydog01 Maybe this will tip the scale for you. Echo Show Refurb for $110. I’m paying with AMEX, using at least $1 in points to save an additional 20% for a pre-tax price of $88. Full warranty, guaranteed to work and look like new. Only a $20 less than the brand new one, but why throw away an extra $20 when I don’t have to.
So… This is for my brother’s birthday. But last week I ordered that Spero R2 for my brother’s birthday. Apparently my Sphero minion army will be starting sooner than planned with R2-D2.
Amazon Prime Members: get $10 on Amazon for Prime Day when you make a single purchase of $10 or more in Whole Paycheck Foods between 7/11-7/17 and scan your Prime Code or use your linked mobile number at checkout.
@f00l after much digging through the Amazon app I determined that you have to get the whole foods app to get the code to scan. Or you can just use the phone number Amazon has associated with your Prime account.
Starting in July, McDonald’s is offering free french fries every Friday through the end of the year. All you have to do is make a purchase of at least $1, and you’ll be rolling in the crispy, salty starch sticks. (As long as you’re capable of rolling in the number of fries that come in a medium order.)
The nation’s second-best fast-food french fries can be attained by downloading the McDonald’s mobile app and registering for a free account. The app has been loaded with all kinds of deals – not dissimilar to the kind of deals you find on the Wendy’s app – that will help you make the most of your trip to the Golden Arches. Other deals include a free medium soda with a $1 purchase or free hash browns with the purchase of a breakfast sandwich.
Also while you are there (eg clicking on my link) log into your account and check your address and phone. Someone had gone in and changed both of those to something not mine, but oddly left my email address and password alone. I am thinking they were trying to order something using my account and credit card without me being alerted by a password change, have it sent to them instead of me, but the joke was on them since I don’t keep my credit card information online unless I am forced to. Reported it to Petco and changed my information back to me and then changed my password.
@communist@PlacidPenguin I own this (in white). Fantastic phone. Midrage features combined with flagship level performance. No complaints from me. Of course, now that Essential is shuttered, we’ll see if my story changes with the next couple OS updates. But still, for the price I paid, I’ll be satisfied if I can get a few years out of it.
So far, Prime Day is a spectacular flop. Trying to access the list of deals on their website results in a blank page, with only the Prime Day banner displaying. App isn’t working any better. WTG, Amazon! Puff up an event, then bellyflop when you hit the water.
@ruouttaurmind WTF. I cancelled the order saying I had to change payment type, and now amazon is all wonky and I can’t proceed to checkout. My cart totals keep changing. When I hit proceed to checkout it keeps sending back into saved for later
@mfladd Have they already charged your AMEX? If no, then they’ll cancel the transaction like it never occurred.
BTW, I never use all my AMEX points. I’ll always leave a few dollars worth in the account exactly for this sort of occasion. These Amz/AMEX offers are common, so I always want to be able to have the option if I choose.
Last offer I used was 30% off for AMEX points about three weeks ago. So be sure to leave a few bucks in there!
@ruouttaurmind Future reference: If you cancel something you bought with points it takes 4-6 days to get them back. Spoke to customer service when they didn’t show up right away. Still saved a ton of money with Amex deal activation.
@mfladd Sry about that. I guess you can still apply the points as an account credit at AmericanExpress.com and it will be the same net effect.
I’m selfishly hoarding my AMEX discount offer, looking for just the right thing(s) to use it on. Was considering Xbox One X, PS4 Pro, Ninty Switch, various tools, a plasma cutter… too bad Amz doesn’t sell HVAC systems.
putting a micro sd card into the copter would be pointless
But can’t you still initiate video recording directly from the controller? That’s how I did video recording for a couple years before I had my first FPV configuration. And still how I do much of my recording.
@sammydog01 It’s looking like Best Buy is all out of Sphero R2-D2, and only have R2-Q5 left in stock. I haven’t opened D2 yet, but I’m contemplating getting him a nemesis Q5 while they’re still in stock. I don’t think they’ll make it down to $30.
Audible promotional offer: Use book 2 credits, receive a $5 account credit. Use 3 book credits, receive a $10 account credit. Offer available until 7/18 and is available for current members only. (that’s TODAY only kiddies)
If you have any credits banked up, now’s the time to grab a few items from your wish list and cash in.
@f00l Me too. In case you missed the convoluted terms of the offer… within a few days they’re going to email a redemption code for a coupon. You have to execute the redemption code within 30 days of them sending the email. Then you will be issued a coupon code. You have to use the coupon code within 30 days of receiving it.
Kinda weaselly way to handle it. I mean, just issue a $10 credit to my account and be done. Even if the credit expires in 30 days… but whatevs.
Microsoft is offering a 12mos Xbox Live Gold subscription for $40 (normally $60). IIRC, you can stack up to 3 years of prepaid Xbox Live Gold subs, so if you’re feeling wealthy, grab three. I just tested, and MS let me get to the last step of the purchase process for additionals, so it looks like they’re not limiting you to one offer per customer.
@ruouttaurmind Hmmm…Gift price is still $59.99. (wanted to gift to my nephew) Seems they want to lock you into an auto-renewable subscription.
“By selecting Subscribe, you agree to the Store Terms of Sale. We’ll charge you $39.99 plus applicable taxes for the first year and $59.99 plus applicable taxes every year after that. You’ll be notified before any future price changes. Cancel any time”
It seems like it would let me subscribe as of today, but I doubt you could do any stacking… I only have like 2 months left on my pre-paid 12-month gold card.
@medz A week ago I registered a 3mos card I bought on eBay. When I purchased the one year today, it’s now showing a 14 mos expiration date. So it stacked at least that one year on top of my existing subscription.
I mentioned above, the MS store let me get to the final stage of purchasing another year, so I’m thinking you can probably stack at least one more year. I bailed out since I don’t want to commit to that much time.
EDIT: BTW, immediately after receiving the email confirmation of my 1 year purchase, I went to my subscription options and turned off auto-renew.
I received my books on cd order last night. Only 2 on CD, the others are MP3-CD. I was hoping the MP3-CDs would play in my car CD player, but no joy. They do play in my truck though. Both are stock GM equipment, and the truck is 8 years older than the car. I guess GM decided it wasn’t a popular feature and dropped it from newer models.
Anyway, the merch is as described. All new, sealed, appears 100% genuine.
Misfit Swarovski fitness trackers are on sale for $9.99 and the coupon SUMMERON is good for an extra 30% off (that may be an error). I love these things if only for the rainbows they make on the roof of my car when it’s sunny. Sooooo sparkly. https://misfit.com/summer-sale-2018
Solar powered lanterns that really are bright, half price today. I have the Luci Outdoor and the Luci Lux Mobile Charging (USB charger and lantern in one). Limited to 20 per person. They also have a ‘BYOL-Build Your Own Luci Solar STEM Kit’, which looks awesome. Hurricane season is upon us, and I am tired of stockpiling batteries. The ones I have last at least 6 hours on ‘high’ which is very bright indeed.
Penzey’s is giving away Quebec seasoning with a $5 purchase because Canadians are nice and cinnamon sugar with no purchase because they love children. I ordered online because it’s raining and spent $14 for the freebies and 3 little bottles of on sale barbecue seasoning. Plus they seem to toss in freebies and stickers when they ship. Gonna make some snickerdoodles!
@lisaviolet@ruouttaurmind this cool box of boxes is $10 (normally 39.99) at Michaels. With competition match coupon of $10 of $10 from Joann, cost me .64. If you have any % off sale items, it should work also.
@mikibell I went in yesterday with a 40% off all plastic storage coupon from Joann and was told they don’t honor coupons for a percent “off your whole purchase” anymore, and as a matter of fact Saturday was the last day for that.
One if their competitor coupon clauses is that all standard coupon restrictions apply, and one of their standard coupon restrictions is that percent off coupons are off regular ticketed price. So technically by the rules, they should have taken the coupon but then it would negate the 40% off sale they were already having (even though the Joann coupon specified 40% off sale prices). If I wanted to push it I might be able to, but I’ll not rock the boat now.
I will remember and bring Joann’s coupons next time and try again, though, and be able to push harder knowing the exact policy.
I had, in fact, reviewed the policy the night before because I’ve never taken a competitor coupon there. Where the clerk stopped me in my tracks was in saying that the policy had changed that very day.
@djslack@mikibell I was just in Michael’s this afternoon. I used the online phone coupon for 50% off, then the mailer coupon for 40%, and used the mailer again, because they kindly rang my stuff as 3 separate purchases. Their site still says they accept all competitor coupons, EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.
@djslack I am sorry…they annoy me with their coupon policy. I have on a few occasions just left the items on the counter and walked out. Whereas, Joann’s liberal coupon policy has me shopping at their store so much that my family could use receipt paper as a month’s supply of tp!
@ruouttaurmind@sammydog01 great price on a good machine. It’s not the DUO60 but it should still be a versatile cooker. One thing I noticed is missing versus the one I have is yogurt mode, but that’s probably not a deal breaker for most.
I’d be interested if I didn’t already have one, so my vote is yes, you should be interested.
I must defer to @djslack and @mfladd and everyone else for their expertise. I do not own one and don’t really have any desire to. I already have too many kitchen appliances and not enough counter, cabinet and shelf space.
@mfladd Nope, I didn’t get that one either. Just passed along the deal. I have so many NIB kitchen appliances I could open my own store. 4 or 5 roasters, 3 steamers, a processor, 2 stand mixers, last count it was 6 slow cookers, 3 vacuum sealers, electric can opener, 2 toaster ovens, 4 toasters, a juicer, 3 varieties of Ninja blenders, 2 electric griddles… the list goes on and on.
Oh, and I can’t even start on list of dishes, utensils, and cookware.
4 or 5 roasters, 3 steamers, a processor, 2 stand mixers, last count it was 6 slow cookers, 3 vacuum sealers, electric can opener, 2 toaster ovens, 4 toasters, a juicer, 3 varieties of Ninja blenders, 2 electric griddles
Preparing for the apocalypse in case there is still electricity?
Well what kind of prepper would I be if I didn’t have a kerosene/propane generator and plenty of fuel?
So in my area there are a fistful of Native American casinos. In the past I’ve mentioned in various threads about how these all have incentives and reward programs to entice players to choose their casino over the others. One of the most popular incentives is to give gifts and free slot machine play to entice players in the door. So I frequently take advantage of these offers. Oddly though, 80% of the gifts are kitchen appliances, dishes and cookware.
So over the last few years I’ve accumulated quite a collection. I’ve had to begin the practice of donating most of the items as I acquire them. They don’t even get into the house. From the casino to the car, then dropped off at different charity shops near my office.
Occasionally I’ll receive something more interesting. Last weekend it was a pair of Bolle shades at one place, then a decent socket set at another. Wristwatches, purses and wallets, occasionally electronics or tools… sometimes even cases of beer or bottles of wine.
Oh, and BTW, it’s exceedingly rare for me to actually play any of my own money. Typically I’ll use the free slot play and play video poker. Sometimes for hours, just jacking up my points and eventually increasing the value of the offers. Once I’ve reached a point level I’m satisfied with, I cash out the poker proceeds and either run for the door, or start to play just for fun. If I stay on to play for fun I don’t often play any more than I won at the video poker game.
@ruouttaurmind Well I have an Aladdin kerosene lamp - about 100 watts - with an electric attachment too. New in box. Bought it when I worked in NW Ontario with no electricity and I got tired of a billion hours of darkness every day. Trouble was it arrived well after winter and I have not used it. Wanna buy it for your bunker?
@ruouttaurmind Tisk tisk - you are an unprepared survivalist with no bunker. All your excess supplies will just go up in flames. One problem though with the restaurant idea. You haven’t started to stockpile the food needed unless they can only eat there if they bring their own food and you cook it for them.
hey all, is this a good deal??? I don’t dabble in apple products, but the kid has asked for this because the apps her school uses are primarily developed for icrap.
She will use it to access her calendar, books and other school related apps (no clue). https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00M4L4I9W/ref=tsm_1_fb_lk
I’ll let someone who knows more about Apple specifically chime in about EOL for this product. I’d consider the iPad 2 obsolete at this point but I don’t know about actual support/updates for either of them. I know that Apple itself does not have any refurbished iPad air models in its outlet anymore but that could just mean they are sold out.
@djslack@mikibell I agree with @djslack. I am not an apple fan, but I use an iPad for work. I have gone thru all of them, and even at this price point I would be very hesitant of this deal. The air is the better unit (I currently have the air 2). I consider the iPad 2 to be VERY outdated tech.
That said, what your daughter would be asking of it sounds very minimal and could work on the cheap. Just don’t expect much of it beyond that.
You could get a refurbed 32gb air 2 from apple, but it will set you back $289 +tax. https://www.apple.com/shop/browse/home/specialdeals/ipad/ipad_air_2
@djslack@mikibell Nice! At least she will be able to have it throughout most, if not all, of her school years. More money spent at the moment, but that iPad 2 probably would have cost you more in the end to replace, sooner probably, than later.
@mikibell It’s a done deal then? Last month I sent Mom a iPad 9.7 32GB (latest version). Purchased on eBay, used like new with 8mos. Apple warranty remaining. Cost was $225 and free shipping. If you haven’t committed to your purchase yet, or if you can cancel the order, consider shopping eBay and Swappa first?
This means it’s not an Apple factory refurb. Most likely these are used, third party “refurbished” which usually means wiped off with a cleaning cloth, reset to factory default, then bundled with an aftermarket cable and wall plug. For $40 more you can pick up a brand new iPad 9.7 at all the usual suspects (BB, WM, Target, etc). Only 32GB, but brand new model with 1 year warranty and the option to add another year of AppleCare for a 2 year warranty which covers accidental damage as well as equipment failure, plus free phone support.
@mfladd@ruouttaurmind I appreciate the recommendations – woot also has a macbook for sale today – basically, a macbook is a chromebook? Ipad air is like a samsung tab?? Macbook would be overkill, yes?
(I feel very stupid in this conversation!!)
@mfladd@mikibell@ruouttaurmind My kid needed a computer for school and I would have gotten him a chromebook except they required memory which he has never used since all their work is on Google docs. “Budget” is not a concept they understand. Unless you need a touchscreen a chromebook would probably be fine. You probably need a better understanding of exactly what it would be used for. And he keeps breaking it so cheap is better.
Also small might be better so it fits on the desk. And in computers small means more expensive.
I mean, there are are decent Chromebooks with touchscreens, although if you have a budget, you’d need to get a good deal on one.
Recently, for instance, there were sellers on eBay listing the Chromebook Plus for less than $200, and with Android app support, they’re even nicer.
(Official Linux support is coming to stable Chrome OS, though I don’t know how relevant that is. On the bright side, Steam doesn’t really work with it, so you wouldn’t need to worry about distractions.)
Naturally this is all irrelevant if you’re pretty much forced to buy an iDevice.
@PlacidPenguin I think her daughter wanted the ipad and the school recommended a chromebook or laptop. Personally I would buy the cheapest thing possible to take to school and save up for something better for home. Stuff at school takes quite a beating. Plus you will need a bluetooth keyboard for an ipad if she’s writing assignments on it.
@mikibell So in reviewing your original post at the top of this thread, I guess I overlooked the “iCrap” bit. It’s important to know if it’s iCrap mobile (iOS; iPhone, iPad) or iCrap desktop/notebook (MacOS; Mac). They are NOT interchangeable, and committing to the wrong platform won’t really satisfy the kid’s needs. Or worse, will accomplish nothing.
@OldCatLady suggested contacting the school and getting some additional deets on system requirements. This is an excellent suggestion to avoid piling money into a solution that solves nothing. Probably the information is available online somewhere as well.
Shame I had to enable Developer Mode to be able to sideload apps on my Chromebook Plus. I normally probably would not have, but it was the only way for me to install a particular app which wasn’t on the Play Store.
Although I will say that offline use is not so bad anymore for Chromebooks.
Though that may be because I have a different file explorer app (as opposed to Files), and am using a different set of document editing apps as opposed to what Google offers.
@ruouttaurmind sold out… So the disparity is between the adminstration who recommends android and the teachers who require apps avail only on itunes. If they all got their crap together, my quest would be easier!! but I think someone would need to teach them how to spell technology first!!
@ruouttaurmind@sammydog01 they use like a jeopardy app (I should know the name, but it is funky - like squiggle or squirtle (I know that is Pokemon)), a history app, math apps, something about their sports too, as well as the school has all books avail electronically. I get a list on first day of school.
@mikibell@ruouttaurmind Does she have a phone? I bet most of the kids are using phones for those apps. At parent’s night one year we had to pull out our phones for something like that.
I had to buy an on-line book for my son last year which killed me because we had the actual book left over from my daughter. He used it on a laptop. I’m pretty sure you can use them on a laptop or chromebook.
My guess is that they expect the kids to have a smartphone and a laptop or chromebook.
Tablets are nice for some things but in the long run a laptop or chromebook will be more useful. Maybe wait until school starts? And those old ipads are sloooooow.
I was bitching last year because my school required a laptop and the recommended ones started at a thousand bucks. Turns out a two hundred buck chromebook would have served the purpose. I bought a laptop for $450 which he broke twice. Thank goodness the warranties don’t ask questions.
Tons of mehrific stuff to choose from at deep discounts. Categories include toys, home accessories, cell phone accessories and lots more. I tested the free shipping code, and was able to order a $0.59 key chain and it did, indeed, ship for free.
@mfladd Nah. For real? You must not have any teenage kids, or you live in one of the 19 states that doesn’t have them. One of the few retailers with a full selection of Vans shoes. Years ago they were marketing themselves as “the hip hop urban outfitters” but they’ve since repositioned as a mainstream retailer.
Tillys is a leading specialty retailer of casual apparel, footwear and accessories for young men, young women, boys and girls with an extensive assortment of iconic global, emerging, and proprietary brands rooted in an active and social lifestyle
The Echo Spot and Echo Show can display a live view of your Ring cameras. “Alexa, show Ring Doorbell” automatically opens the connection and displays live video. Also works with other Ring devices, as well as WyzeCam’s dirt cheap 1080p cameras (v2 and Pivot-Tilt only).
@craigthom Same here. I’ve already listened to most that would interest me, and own the few others. But I did find two which I took a chance on and used the $10 credit I earned a few weeks ago. So it worked out fine for me.
Reminder: “The Cheesecake Factory is celebrating its favorite holiday of the year – National Cheesecake Day – by offering dine-in guests any slice of its more than 30 legendary flavors of cheesecake for half price at any of its restaurants nationwide on July 30, 2018. And to make the celebration even bigger, for the first time, The Cheesecake Factory will also debut two new cheesecakes on National Cheesecake Day: Very Cherry Ghirardelli Chocolate Cheesecake and Cinnabon Cinnamon Swirl Cheesecake.”
Note: the offer always says “dine-in only”, but I have never had a problem getting a slice to go at half price.
Free $10 Amazon gift card, I mean legit free!! It’s on the the Marlboro website. I don’t smoke but I signed up there because they have seriously awesome free stuff from time to time.
You just have to enter your email, and say you use tobacco to have an account there.
I just logged in and clicked “claim my Amazon gift card,” that was it
Knew about it because they sent an email.
I purchased this early in May for about the same price. I’m satisfied. Very quiet, sturdy, plenty roomy enough for my 15.6" Toshiba. I tried my 17" HP on for size, and it seems suitable, so I ordered another. The only time I’ve heard my laptop fan run at all since I’ve been using this, it was 118* outside and I was crunching Adobe Premier, processing extended videos. Although I do wish the fans had just a bit higher speed available. Not that I need them, but I prefer to have too much power and not use it rather than wanting for more. Though this one is SUPER quiet.
Disclaimer: I have absolutely zero vested interest in this product or this company. Simply passing along a fair price on what’s turned out to be a decent product.
NightDive Studios on Steam is having a big sale on nearly their entire catalog: https://store.steampowered.com/publisher/NightDiveStudios/
You might know NightDive from their work on remastering and bringing back lots of classic (and some not-so-classic) retro games back.
Some of their titles:
Turok 1 & 2
System Shock Remastered
System Shock 2
I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream
7th Guest & 11th Hour