@tohar1 I only like the breakfast pizza if it’s on flatbread.
Use coupon code BFST while ordering online and get a large breakfast pizza for $12. Coupon is good through July 15.
ETA: If you order online and are using a coupon code like the one I shared, it’s best to go ahead and pay online. The discounted prices haven’t always been ringing up correctly at the register. The cashiers can get the right price for you if they know what they’re doing but it might take a few extra steps.
@msklzannie I didn’t realize they offered flatbread primarily because I usually buy only one slice at a time. For that price, I might have to use my Meh Seal-A-Meal & freeze the rest of the pie! Thanks!!
@sammydog01 Yep, here’s to 4 more years of the Trump presidency so “Big Spice” Bill has some reason to “give away” his delicious wares…it’s better for him rather than just telling us he has a boat payment due.
Yeah Bill, I’ll be voting. I wonder if anybody has told the Democrats about the new date for them to vote?
ENHANCED OBDII FUNCTIONS: Being capable of performing full OBDII diagnostic functions like Read/Erase codes, I/M Readiness, Data Stream, Freeze Frame, Support to O2 Sensor Test, On-board Monitor Test, EVAP System Test, Vehicle Information, the creader CR319 is suitable for DIYers to efficiently troubleshoot the Check Engine Light and the diagnostic trouble codes. Instead of paying a mechanic to have the DTCs read and MIL turned off, Fast read and clear the trouble codes , find out what the problem is and perhaps fix it. The CR319 OBD2 scanner is an upgraded version from the more basic code reader with additional functions of O2 Sensor Test, EVAP System Test, and On-board Monitor Test, to initiate a leak test for vehicle EVAP system, or to troubleshoot the fuel efficiency and vehicle emission’s status.
@mfladd This is one of those ‘I don’t need it but now I want to upgrade’ deals. I have a simpler OBD2 scanner that has definitely been worth its minimal cost. I used it a lot on my pos Tribeca and to scan other peoples cars. Knock wood, I haven’t had any need for it on my CX-5. Almost 94k miles in 4 years and it’s been great.
@kuoh I’ve owned two Subarus. Both had major mechanical issues. Had a Legacy with transmission problems. The Tribeca leaked oil like a sieve. Had the block replaced in it. Eventually the head gasket went as they’re notorious for. Nothing like your car overheating on your way to your father’s funeral. Google ‘Subaru head gasket problems.’ I’m glad you’ve had good luck with yours but IMO, fuck Subaru. Never again. Their customer service was totally useless regardless of their known problems. Ironically I drive by their North American headquarters quite often. I’d like to stop in and share my opinion one day. Btw, it was an '08.
@cinoclav I had a 1992 SVX followed by the 2006 Tribeca. I can’t say either were problem free, but they were certainly more reliable than the Ford Probe, Lincoln Mk VII, Mercury Sable, Ford Thunderbird, Chevy Astro and many other domestic brands that have been in my family and all of those were bought brand new from dealers. The Subarus, Toyotas and Hondas on the other hand have all lasted way longer and my Tribeca was a demo with 16k already on the clock.
As for dealership experience and competence, that seems to be more of a toss up no matter the brand, which is why I’ve been doing my own repairs and maintenance when it doesn’t require heavy equipment or expensive tools.
@kuoh While the dealership service department sucked as well, I was actually referring to Subaru of America’s customer center. I spent plenty of time on the phone dealing with them. I’ve had a mix of American and Japanese over the years. Outside of my current Mazda, the best car I owned was probably my Mustang. Unfortunately, being a Mustang it also liked to slide all over the road in inclement weather. I traded it in for a Tribute, but that was a bit of a dud. Can’t blame Mazda for that one though since underneath it was a Ford. At this point I wouldn’t hesitate to buy another Mazda. Sales and service experiences have been phenomenal and the vehicle itself is great. Although I love having the extra cargo capacity of an SUV, I’m really tempted to move over to the 6 since they’re coming out with an AWD version with the 2.5 turbo.
@therealjrn That, or I know I had it in my saved list. Do you think they offer discounts sometimes based on what you have saved? I have even seen it before with dog food where deals were offered to some, but not others.
@mfladd I know AMZN tried “adaptive pricing” in the past and I thought they had quit it. Hm…I just cleared my cookies and it still shows 10% I think it was at 20% yesterday but I really didn’t “look” at it.
I buy a lot of crap off of AMZN so does that work for me or against me?
@mfladd PS My car is about 200 miles away from that magical 100,000 mark. I probably need to find out why my check engine light has been on for 3 years. I’ve had a couple of places look at it but they never have figured it out. They can clear it, but it comes back in less that a week.
@mfladd@therealjrn Did they give you the codes before clearing them? There should be no magic needed for most cars to hit 100k with normal maintenance. It’s often when you get near 200k or a couple of years out of bumper to bumper warranty that rust starts to really affect the body, suspension and disintegrating the wiring and harnesses, assuming the engine and transmission haven’t elected for earlier retirement.
Um…maybe…it’s been awhile…if I had it/them I don’t now.
There should be no magic needed for most cars to hit 100k with normal maintenance.
Indeed. My car has been garaged all it’s life. It was made in 2002. I bought in in 2010. All that has been needed was routine maintenance since I’ve owned it. It runs and looks great.
It’s often when you get near 200k or a couple of years out of bumper to bumper warranty that rust starts to really affect the body, suspension and disintegrating the wiring and harnesses, assuming the engine and transmission haven’t elected for earlier retirement.
I like Macy’s for taking care of us when KitchenAid ignored a common (all over the reviews) electrical burning smell from their (not inexpensive) Countertop oven. Gave up after 2 replacements and Macy’s gave us full credit toward our wonderful Breville.
But more recently, hate Macy’s for refusing to honor the Alexa Echo Dot buy two deal clearly spelled out on their own webpage. Customer Service was oblivious and denied what was in plain English. Polite attempts to get tranferred to a manager were met with “put you on hold until you hang up”. Twice.
@cinoclav I’m here for you. The day I was goated, I had to fly back to TN to get him set up with home hospice care. Two weeks later he passed away. So I spent quite a bit of time as an absentee goat. I guess you could say I have some blames coming to me. It would be my honor be your own personal Goat. So… Blame away!
@ruouttaurmind@therealjrn@tinamarie1974 Yikes! I hope that’s not something I have to look forward to just for being a goat. Glad you’re still hanging around with us! And thank you, I hope people are enjoying the tournamehnt.
IMHO, the 1st gen Show sucks in comparison to the 2nd gen. In every way. Both sound and screen quality.
World of difference and well worth searching for the 2nd gen for in the neighborhood of $130.
(We got one for $135 rectified from Amazon. Like every recert Amazon Echo product we’ve bought, it was brand new condition, even wrapped in the static protective sheets.)
(BTW, demo’d the new Show 5 and they appear to have nailed it for a compact package unlike the Spot. Decent sound and crisp display. Fair price even at $89… hoping for more than a $10 discount like their twofer deal.)
@RedOak@ruouttaurmind I am not spending $135, moneybags! But I wanted another dot because I am replacing my the one GoogleMini I have in the living room. I like Alexa WAY more than I do Google. So $50 is not so bad. I play catch up when it comes to tech and prefer the bargain basement bin
@mfladd@ruouttaurmind yah, we tested Google Home and Alexa for a year using a 2nd gen Dot and a Google Mini next to each other.
We finally grew tired of dusting off the neglected Mini and unplugged it. Went all in Alexa in the home.
BTW, I’m cheap as well but the larger 2nd gen Show screen actually makes it useful for streaming content in the kitchen and that same bigger screen is wonderful for viewing our also cheap Wyze cams (vs in the much more limited usefulness phone app).
@communist@ruouttaurmind@sammydog01 OK, I have my show all set-up and I am very happy with it. Not the greatest sound and screen can be a little dark, but it suits my purposes perfectly.
As for re-certified - I dunno - mine looks brand spanking new in every way possible.
Prime Day Echo/Alexa deals
Save $50 on Echo, just $49.99
Save $70 on Echo Show just $159.99
Save $40 on Echo Plus, just $109.99
Save $20 on Echo Input, just $14.99
Save $120 on Portal from Facebook with Alexa Built-in, just $79
Prime Day Fire Tablet deals
Save $20 on the all-new Fire 7 tablet, just $29.99, or get two for $49.98 – a $50 savings
Save $30 on the Fire HD 8 tablet, just $49.99, or get two for $79.98 – an $80 savings
Save $50 on the Fire HD 10 tablet, just $99.99, or get two for $179.98 – a $120 savings
Prime Day deals on kids’ devices
Save $40 on the all-new Fire 7 Kids Edition tablet, just $59.99, or get two for $99.98 – a $100 savings
Save $50 on the Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet, just $79.99, or get two for $139.98 – a $120 savings
Save $50 on the Fire HD 10 Kids Edition tablet, just $149.99, or get two for $279.98 – a $120 savings
Save $25 on Echo Dot Kids Edition, just $44.99
Prime Day Kindle deals
Save up to $80 on Kindle Oasis (ninth generation), plus get a $5 eBook credit and three months free Kindle Unlimited, starting at just $174.99
Save up to $50 on Kindle Paperwhite, plus get a $5 eBook credit and three months free Kindle Unlimited, starting at just $84.99
Save $30 on the all-new Kindle, plus get a $5 eBook credit and three months free Kindle Unlimited, just $59.99
Prime Day Fire TV deals
Save $25 on Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote, just $14.99
Save $25 on Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote, just $24.99
Save $50 on Fire TV Cube, just $69.99
Save $100 on Fire TV Recast, now starting at just $129.99
Get a $45 Sling TV Credit, which can be applied to $15 off your first three months when you buy a Fire TV Stick, Fire TV Stick 4K, Fire TV Cube, or Fire TV Recast
Get 50% off for three months when you subscribe to SHOWTIME or STARZ on Prime Video channels or in app
Get 50% off for three months when you subscribe to CBS All Access on Prime Video channels
Get Sega Classics for just $4.99
I am afraid I cannot speak to the KU topic. In fact Kindles in general. I bought a Paperwhite in a Woot-off. I took it with me when I was traveling in September/October and just wasn’t able to bond with it. I chose to sell it on to another forum member.
Yes, Prime Video gives you the opportunity to subscribe via Amazon Channels (or whatever they’re calling it now). You can review the various options here.
If you have Prime, read that Prime email if you usually ignore it like I do.
Spend $10 at Whole Foods thru 7/16 and get $10 to spend on Amazon 7/15 or 16 (Prime Days). Credit does not appear to have to be used on “sold by Amazon”
We don’t use unlimited Amazon Photo that comes with Prime but upload a single photo using the Amazon Photo app as a first time user and get a $15 credit to use toward your next Amazon purchase. Credit applies only to “sold by Amazon” items. Credit expires 8/31/2019. Might have to receive the offer directly.
Don’t blame me if you don’t read the fine print yourself. Blame the goat.
i know what you’re thinking, that a bottle of water at Whole Foods is $10, but i don’t but much there. The first thing i do is buy a point of beer to drink while shopping, and they now rewrite payment for that up front, so it’s separate from the rest.
I just got power precision cooker clearanced for $6 in-store at my local Walmart. It’s out-of-stock online but may be available locally. (I nabbed what appears to be the last one within 50 miles of my location in south-central/southeast Iowa.)
In the Alexa vs. Google Home shenanigans, if you’re (mistakenly, IMHO) on the Google side, Google is selling their Google Nest Hub display unit for $50 off $129 ($79), shipped free since it is over $35.
If it is as typical, 'going to guess the usual cast of characters like Best Buy will offer the same deal.
Amazon Warehouse Prime Day Celebration
Extra 20% off
Exclusively for Prime members, Amazon Warehouse takes an extra 20% off select open-box, used, and closeout items during its Prime Day Celebration Sale. (Eligible items are marked with “20% off”.) Prime members bag free shipping. Discounted items include computers and tablets, TVs, Amazon devices, headphones, and kitchen gadgets.
@mikibell I got them today. The box looks like it spent some time in a basket of buffalo wings, but inside the headphones are pristine. They charged up great, but I haven’t had the chance to fully test out the advertised 22 hour battery life. Saved seventy bucks because the box was dirty. Score.
@raccoon81@tinamarie1974 Basically right. They didn’t start off that way. PetSmart bought them in 2017. I believe they’ve kept them a separate entity. They just took them public last month. I bought a few shares but they haven’t moved much.
Why would you want one of these? For all those times when you have a non-wifi device that you want to place somewhere away from your router, and don’t feel like stringing a 40 foot ethernet cable down your hallway and into the spare bedroom? This device has a network jack on the bottom. Plug in your old non-wifi PC, network capable (non-wifi) printer, streaming device, BD player, the laptop with the dead internal wifi radio, and whatever else you want to add wifi to, and suddenly your device has wifi capability!
For twelve bucks, it’s worth having one or two on hand even if you don’t have an immediate need.
Shhhhh i was being so good! But I have this black and white laser that I use for crap work that is not wifi enabled… Stupid printer only cost me like $35 10 years ago! Guess it is worth $12 to make it wifi enabled
@cinoclav@djslack@ruouttaurmind Very strange. I cleared my cookies (logging me out), then went to the link and it put one in my cart at the deal price when I logged back in. I had the countdown timer and everything.
(Reposted a here as well as in the “Amazon Prime” thread… in case it saves someone else some perusing time. )
Had planned to mostly ignore Prime Day but…
$10 credit for buying strawberries and blueberries at Whole Foods - just about the only two things competitively priced there.
Our annual (I know this because the top of the screen told me) $25 Amazon gift card for a $5 credit.
$5 for a $24.99 Amazon Smart Plug when ordered via Alexa. (Don’t worry, once in your cart, you can verify and complete the order in the app or in a browser.)
A two pack of TP-Link Smart Plugs for $20.xx. (Yah, I realize other plugs might be a bit cheaper, but we fell into a TP-Link Smart Plug world and have been very happy with them and only a single TP-Link app over and above the Alexa app. I resist additional apps like they’re the plague.)
A couple (the limit) of those $5.49 Samsung 32 GB microSD cards because it seems we’re always needing them and they work fine in Wyze cams.
and just to dot the commercialized afternoon, another wonderful INFRAY double AAA cell penlight flashlight for $9.74. Sweet little flashlight.
Hey, which of you wound up with those AquaJoe garden hoses a couple months ago? Here’s a good companion accessory from *Joe Direct: AquaJoe OneTouch adjustable hose nozzle - two pack for $5 and free shipping (after code PRIMEJOE on checkout). Similar nozzles are about $9 each at Walmart.
@Barney Thank you for saying. But really I’m just trying to make up for all the times I maybe wasn’t such a good son (teen years anyone?) And, as pointed out in another thread, she did teach me how to use the potty after all. I know from personal experience, that is not a task filled with excitement and good times.
If I was in the market for an android phone right now, I would definitely have to consider this one for the price and features. I don’t love the built in Alexa business, but it’s a decent phone at a great price. Plus, Moto Mods compatibility.
RE: the 40% off coupon, I think it’s got something to do with already having an active S&S subscription to something. I have used S&S in the past, but always delete my subscription once the item arrives.
I really like the smalls because it’s not a freakin’ 20 minute commitment like the full size ones are, and the tin fits well into a pocket. I would like to have ordered 3 packs, but the coupon was only good for one pack. I go through a tin in about two weeks.
Cancer isn’t the only side effect to consider. How it metabolizes (or interferes/interacts) with existing pathways is also a piece of the puzzle, e.g. blood sugar-hunger and salt-thirst relationships, etc.
@mike808@ruouttaurmind@sammydog01 Several years back I developed some respiratory issues. I was wheezing for about a week for some unknown reason. I had chalked it up to allergies even though it was an off time of the year for them. One day I felt absolutely fine and I figured it had cleared up. A day later the wheezing returned. I realized at that point that it was being caused by something specific but I wasn’t sure what. Going over the previous day in my head I tried to figure out what I may have done differently. It suddenly hit me. I had been using a Mio water additive all week but hadn’t used it the day before. Being the curious type along with a glutton for punishment, I ran a little test, alternating my usage of the Mio. Sure enough, when I used it the wheezing returned. Yes, Mio uses Sucralose as its primary sweetener. Doing a little research I found one of the more common side effects was shortness of breath and wheezing. I’ve done my best to stay away from it since then. Just accept the calories of regular sugar and stay away from laboratory engineered sweeteners.
@cinoclav@ruouttaurmind The sugar alcohols are known to cause gastric problems in some people. Nothing dangerous, just very unpleasant. Some people may be sensitive to sucralose. As for your Healthy Focus reference their home page touts the use of essential oils for actual diseases so I wouldn’t count that list as gospel.
If it makes you short of breath don’t consume it. That doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s bad for most people.
(Forgot to mention, not a doctor so don’t listen to anything I have to say.)
@cinoclav@ruouttaurmind@sammydog01 do you know how hard it is to find gum with real sugar? Every day after lunch at work I would chew gum with xylitol because it’s supposedly good for your teeth after eating. Without fail, my stomach would start to feel funny within a few minutes. For the longest time I just assumed it was whatever I ate. It didn’t make me run to the restroom or anything, it just made me feel sick.
@RiotDemon I do know how hard it is because now I’m afraid of xylitol and its evil cousins. I ate half a bag of sugarless lifesavers that one time and probably deserved what I got but I’m not taking any chances. I used to buy gumballs from Target but I’m trying to chew less gum. Those ginger mints I linked above are really good especially after coffee. Target Gumballs
@RiotDemon@sammydog01 My family has had issues with fake sugars forever… starting with saccharine. For the longest time, no one believed me when I said trident gum made me ill, headaches, upset stomach, etc… Now, my children laugh at me because I insist they chew sugar gum. They think I am insane because every other mom doesn’t want their kids to chew sugar gum… sigh…
Roku.com is offering every streaming device at a discount (presumably as an alternative to Amz Fire TV Prime Day deals). For example the Roku Ultra is $70 normally $100. Their entry level Roku Express is $25, normally $30 (though I’d suggest spending the extra $10 and getting the Streaming Stick for it’s advanced WiFi capability; $35 normally $50).
The Tor.com eBook Club Selection for July 2019 is…
THE EMPEROR’S BLADES:
CHRONICLE OF THE UNHEWN THRONE, BOOK I
by Brian Staveley
In The Emperor’s Blades by Brian Staveley, the emperor of Annur is dead, slain by enemies unknown. His daughter and two sons, scattered across the world, do what they must to stay alive and unmask the assassins. But each of them also has a life-path on which their father set them, destinies entangled with both ancient enemies and inscrutable gods.
Kaden, the heir to the Unhewn Throne, has spent eight years sequestered in a remote mountain monastery, learning the enigmatic discipline of monks devoted to the Blank God. Their rituals hold the key to an ancient power he must master before it’s too late.
An ocean away, Valyn endures the brutal training of the Kettral, elite soldiers who fly into battle on gigantic black hawks. But before he can set out to save Kaden, Valyn must survive one horrific final test.
At the heart of the empire, Minister Adare, elevated to her station by one of the emperor’s final acts, is determined to prove herself to her people. But Adare also believes she knows who murdered her father, and she will stop at nothing—and risk everything—to see that justice is meted out.
I like the non-Amz “anti-Prime Day” deals I think. Like…
Sun/Snow/Aqua Joe is offering the Martha Stewart MTS-1300PW Electric Pressure Washer with Adjustable Spray Wand (1450 Max PSI, 1.4 GPM) in your choice of Mint or Slate Gray for $46 and free shipping, no sales tax in many states (after applying code PRIMEJOE on checkout).
This unit has sufficient capability for most homeowners. Maybe not up to the task of washing down a two story home, but ideal for decks, driveways, single story homes, vehicles, etc.
@Barney Odd. The site was offering me free shipping.
EDIT: I see what happened. I had a chainsaw and edger in my cart (checking out the total prices) when I saw the MS pressure washer. So it was offering free shipping due to the total value of the items in my cart.
Yes, with the additional cost of shipping, this is NOT a deal.
Now if you wanted to order that purple chainsaw and get free shipping…
Many of the farm boys joke that Case = Can’t Afford Something Else.
Some of the old timers will call International Harvester equipment by the nickname “cornbinder”. Why? Dunno! But it took me years to finally realize they were talking about IH equipment, and even the old IH pickups and SUVs.
@UncleVinny You would think after a couple hundred years of farming a plot of land, all the rocks would have been long since combed and picked. Mom’s plots have been farmed for about 150 years and still produce rocks on a regular basis. ¯_(ツ)_/¯
@ruouttaurmind It is a membership fee, which in Missouri is exempt from sales tax. And yet Meh collects it without basis in law.
The BS excuse I got was “because there are Meh employees in Missouri”. That’s fine for actual taxable goods, which I do pay when I purchase something from Mediocre, but the monthly VMP itself has no tangible good, being a membership fee. It is explicitly an exempt category of transactions by MO statute. IMHO, it is just Meh being lazy about defining two classes of “items” in their inventory system - taxable and non-taxable.
I don’t know if they charge sales tax on shipping, but if they don’t, there is no excuse for being lazy and not moving VMP fees into the non-taxable category. It is not rocket surgery if they can already figure out which states even have sales tax to charge and which ones don’t.
@mike808@ruouttaurmind if they didn’t cancel the $13K Canon lenses and other high dollar cameras they sold for $94 this week, they’re probably not too worried about this watch. Wish I’d have known about those deals.
In for one because I fondly remember indiglo from my childhood.
@mfladd Attractive is subjective. It’s not particularly my preferred style or color, but it’s not necessarily hideous. My taste in things becomes flexible in relationship to discount level. Isn’t that also the meh.com business model after all?
For me this was a “function over fashion” purchase.
@ruouttaurmind@mfladd@Barney Crap! I guess I do allow TV in my bedroom because here I go, getting ready to go into 100 degree heat to pick up my online order from Best Buy. Shit…still…30 clams aint bad for this. Now I won’t have to move my Office Roku into the bedroom. Alexa told me I would appreciate it later.
@Barney@speediedelivery This is still brought up on slickdeals. Sometimes clip coupons are not always available to everyone on amazon. For some strange reason they are offered to only certain people. I ran into this situation the other day.
$FREE to a good home. I paid $15, I see it’s up to $30 now.
I’m trading in my Kindle Monday and I have its cover up for grabs. I don’t want to send it in with the Kindle because I imagine it will just be discarded. Unless they’ll give me credit for it too? Do they do that?
@therealjrn Yay! So, are you trying to say, the Amazon Protective Cover for Kindle (7th Generation, 2015), Black - will not fit 8th Generation or previous generation Kindle devices or Kindle Paperwhite?
It just so happens that I specialize in 7th Generation, 2015 Kindles.
Edit: Nathan, my mailman, is going to love me. I told him I had no more packages coming after he delivered a BUNCH of my Prime purchases on Saturday. (He needs a bigger mail truck).
But I forgot about the 3 sets of Meh/Mediocre shirts, and then I ordered the case of V-8, and now this. Poor Nathan.