Tag Archive: Money

Feb 02 2012

NOT an Onion Headline

Thanks to 1bag1world for the tip on this. When I saw the headline regarding Spirit Airlines on CNN I really did have to look back at the header to make sure I had not clicked on the Onion instead. The “unintended consequence fee” can be added on to the “carry on luggage fee” the “checked …

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Jan 12 2012

Barnes and Noble Weekend Deal

Need a book (or an ebook? or a piece of electronics?) to while away the weekend? You can feel free to take an extra 15% off as a thank you from me to you! I appreciate your reading my stupid blog! Exclusive Coupon at BarnesandNoble.com! – Extra 15% Off One Item – Use R9V9D8K at …

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Jan 04 2012

Timbuk2 Break Up With Your Bag

“I break with thee, I break with thee, I break with thee, and then you throw the doggie poopie on her shoes…” -Steve Martin Yes, I know poor reader. Merely seeing me write the phrase above in the title makes you wonder if some ne’er-do-well has co-opted my blog. Fear not, it is still me, …

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Dec 23 2011

Standing By The Door Watching For Brown?

If you ordered from Best Buy you may want to go look back at that order. According to SlashGear, Best Buy has just canceled a bunch of orders that they are not going to be able to fulfill before Christmas! So what is a hardcore procrastinator supposed to do? According to 9to5Mac Walmart can cover …

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Dec 20 2011

Nook Color Deal- TODAY ONLY!

In the spirit of competition the season, B&N is doing a $25 dollar gift card with the purchase of a Nook Color! This brings the Nook Color to the same price as the Fire, plus a $25 gift card and it is a good deal more open-ended. You could, for instance, run the Kindle app …

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Dec 03 2011

Chapter 11 Airlines

Tomorrow I make my first flight on the “fiscally restructuring” American Airlines. It is one of those weird, three corner trips that meetings in multiple cities will spawn. Because of it I will take off and land at O’Hare 4 times in 3 flights. Don’t ask. I do not know what to think of this …

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Oct 11 2011

Counterfeit Gear

What would you do if you bought something on-line, and it failed? You check the warranty period on the manufacturer’s site and discover that you still have 3 months left of coverage. So, you smile to yourself send it in to the very reputable manufacturer that made the product to have it fixed. Then you …

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Oct 11 2011

10 Recyling Options for Your iPhone4

Actually a pretty good list of stuff here from a company who really wants to buy your iPhone4 for cheap since you are the type that HAS TO HAVE THE LATEST THING!!! The one thing that they have left off this list for my dollar is turning it into a Skype phone for home use. …

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Oct 04 2011

iPhone to Sprint…Finally

Shakespeare seems somehow fitting: “To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day, To the last syllable of recorded time; And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player, That struts and frets his hour …

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Oct 03 2011

20 BILLION Dollars!

20 Billion…with a B. A capital B. Holy Crap! From 9to5Mac.com (originally from the WSJ, but I don’t have a paid subscription…and you probably don’t either!) with their own commentary and some nice scuttlebutt from the BoyGenius Report we see a story of desperation and positioning with Apple reaping the rewards. Again. This is some …

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