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Budgie

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I'm about to purchase Primus tickets on-line. I'm just curious. What have you purchase on-line lately?
 

Rumpy Tunanator

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SGB said:
8-!

Alright, RT: tell us a story!
Its the first step in the direction I'm hoping to eventually go into. Start small and work my way up to bigger things like building acquistion. Actually the land is near Las Cruses, NM :p. Going to Buffalo's land auction soon and maybe pull out a deal there. While I don't have the capital yet, there is this building downtown that I would love to have if I had the money. Right now I'm working on the plan to show to the economic development agency which gives out generous loan amounts, as well as banks and possible friends/family that might let me borrow some money.
 

Budgie

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Rumpy Tunanator said:
2 acres of land and a book.

Hey Budgie, where are you seeing Primus at?
Memorial Hall, Kansas City, Kansas
February 24th

My brother and I are going. Have you got the new CD/DVD? The DVD is sweet! fn 1:



fn 1: The term "sweet" is interchangable with "cool", "dope", "tight" or any other commonly used term to indicate one's liking for the subject being discussed. In genera, the term used will vary based on the age, socio-economic, geographic, gender and race of the person speaking.
 

Rumpy Tunanator

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Budgie said:
Memorial Hall, Kansas City, Kansas
February 24th

My brother and I are going. Have you got the new CD/DVD? The DVD is sweet! fn 1:
Not yet, maybe I'll have to try and download some tracks from the new one.
 

Richmond Jake

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I just purchased a snowboard for my son; planning on purchasing some 'items' for Valentine's Day from Victoria's Secret for my business partner. ;-) :-$
 

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RichmondJake said:
I just purchased a snowboard for my son; planning on purchasing some 'items' for Valentine's Day from Victoria's Secret for my business partner. ;-) :-$
Would that "business partner" wink, wink, nudge, nudge, know what I mean? know what I mean? be the one in your avatar?
 

Dan

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A Sharp Zaurus Linux-based PDA.

A kit to unclog my photo printer; still have to use it.

I also buy most of my computer parts online, when I'm in no hurry to need them. Newegg.com and Multiwave are the way to go!

I'm looking at buying an Apple iBook online soon, as a backup PC for home.
 

JNA

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Having been a victim of Identity Theft (mail), I am fearful to trust or try it.
It as secure as they (whomever they are) say it is? :-\
 

boiker

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JNA said:
Having been a victim of Identity Theft (mail), I am fearful to trust or try it.
It as secure as they (whomever they are) say it is? :-\
I've been buying crap online for about 10 years and havn't had my identity or cc's messed with at all.. And i've bought from all kinds of crazy websites.. even some that I was hesitant to do so from.
 

BiteMeElmo

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Last things we purchased online were an N64 game (Zelda: Mask of Majora) and guide for my son. Gotta love Ebay.
 

Richmond Jake

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SlaveToTheGrind said:
Would that "business partner" wink, wink, nudge, nudge, know what I mean? know what I mean? be the one in your avatar?
My so bad? :-o
 

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Jen said:
What don't I buy online!

I buy airline tix, clothing, soap , a bug rug, books and music.

I see I converted you. If only I could get shares in the company for each of my references.

Lush would be one retail job I think I could enjoy.
 

Jen

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donk said:
I see I converted you. If only I could get shares in the company for each of my references.

Lush would be one retail job I think I could enjoy.
Yes you did convert me, and I really like the stuff. I ordered a bunch of items for Christmas which I then gave some away for gifts. Generous of me don't you think? :-D And finally they are opening a few stores in the US. I wonder why it took them so long to expand here, when they have stores virtually all over the world!!!
 

nerudite

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Besides the games for the step-son Elmo mentioned, I have also purchased electronic gift certificates for Chapters (bookstore) or Amazon... can't remember which one for my dad and stepdaughter. Also, we bought our satellite receiver online recently. Oh yeah... and booked a rental car. I also bought a subscription to a magazine online... I love shopping online.
 

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nerudite said:
I have a few of those at home... just love old cameras!

I have a small collection, mostly Brownies. It is a great hobby, I think the most I paid was $30 for one. The one in the pic was $1.99 plus shipping
 

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A while back I bought a 1961 Volkswagen Kharmann Ghia coupe on eBay, and had to drive from Miwlaukee to Newport News VA to pick her up and trailer her back.

Lately, just a few parts for my truck, and Turbotax...
 

nerudite

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giff57 said:
I have a small collection, mostly Brownies. It is a great hobby, I think the most I paid was $30 for one. The one in the pic was $1.99 plus shipping
I only have about 15 or so cameras (that I know of). My mom has picked up several at estate sales, garage sales, auctions, etc. and I really don't know how many she has in storage for me. I mostly have brownies and crazy out-of-date polaroids.
 

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nerudite said:
I only have about 15 or so cameras (that I know of). My mom has picked up several at estate sales, garage sales, auctions, etc. and I really don't know how many she has in storage for me. I mostly have brownies and crazy out-of-date polaroids.
That is about what I have. I had to swear off of ebay for a while when three arrived one day. The wife was ready to sign me up at ebay anon.

I want one of these, but they are a little pricey

 

Miles Ignatius

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Buy Globally; Think Locally

Most of my acquisitions are no-brainers...travel, hotels, etc....but have a bit of a problem when it gets around to spending my modest $$ with somebody's server rather than supporting some well deserving local merchant.

For example, in Denver we've got a great local bookstore, The Tattered Cover...a legendary
institurion. I know it's easier to dial up Amazon but I always do my holiday purchasing @ the Tattered.

Anyone else face the same dilemma?
 

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Oh goody! Giff and Nerudite, maybe you can help me with something. After my divorce, I discovered the ex- had left behind all his family movies and an old camera of his parents'. I gave the movies to his sister but still have the camera. If I can get you some info on the camera, could you impart any knowlege you might have about $$ value, whatever?
 

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Miles Ignatius said:
Most of my acquisitions are no-brainers...travel, hotels, etc....but have a bit of a problem when it gets around to spending my modest $$ with somebody's server rather than supporting some well deserving local merchant.

For example, in Denver we've got a great local bookstore, The Tattered Cover...a legendary
institurion. I know it's easier to dial up Amazon but I always do my holiday purchasing @ the Tattered.

Anyone else face the same dilemma?
This is one of my biggest dilemmas. I prefer to shop at O/O small local businesses whenever I can, but sometimes it is not possible or feasible.

I'll provide an example, there is a book I really want available right now, so I went to the local book store to order it 3 weeks ago. if I'd ordered it on line I'd already have. But having a local bookstore is more important than the book right now. That being said, they only have until tomorrow to tell me when it is coming or I am going on line to get it as I don't want to miss out on it as I have in the past.
 

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Zoning Goddess said:
Oh goody! Giff and Nerudite, maybe you can help me with something. After my divorce, I discovered the ex- had left behind all his family movies and an old camera of his parents'. I gave the movies to his sister but still have the camera. If I can get you some info on the camera, could you impart any knowlege you might have about $$ value, whatever?
Perhaps, let me know what it is. Most are not worth much, which is why I started collecting the really old ones.
 

Budgie

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Miles Ignatius said:
For example, in Denver we've got a great local bookstore, The Tattered Cover...a legendary
institurion. I know it's easier to dial up Amazon but I always do my holiday purchasing @ the Tattered.

Anyone else face the same dilemma?
Yes, I do my best to buy locally even if the price is slightly higher. I even frequent mom and pop grocery stores, downtown drug stores and local clothiers. I might pay a little more, but at least I'm not a hypocrit. If I'm going to preach downtown revitalization, I'd getter damn well live, work and shop downtown. Lead by example, your conscience will thank you for it.
 

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Books, CD's, Bike parts, you name it. I've been buying stuff online for a few years now with no real threats to fraud. I feel pretty comfortable shopping that way.
 

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When it comes to special orders: I'll usually buy from a local bookstore (around here, it's Joseph-Beth, which is really based in Kentucky) if the book is in stock, but for special orders, I'll go online. Amazon will have a book to me in a few days, while it takes a couple of weeks for a special order to be delivered to the bookstore.

I don't think you can get APA Press books through Amazon ... or can you?
 
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In rebellion against the buyback policy of the bookstore on campus I was able to buy the majority of my textbooks off of amazon. One question though, all of my professors swear that we should all keep our textbooks, because someday we will use them at our jobs, truth or myth?
 

nerudite

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I just bought a new bookcase for my office online at staples. Gotta love free delivery... no trudging around in the snow!
 

donk

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Big Easy King said:
I haven't purchased anything online lately, but I have purchased shoes in the past.
How do you purchase shoes on line?

I have to try them on, even if I know the size I want. I'll even try 2-3 pairs of the same sized shoe on to see which shoes feel better (mostly with good dress shoes).

I'd like to try it, but am scared I won't like the way the shoes fit or the style in real life.
 

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RockChalk said:
One question though, all of my professors swear that we should all keep our textbooks, because someday we will use them at our jobs, truth or myth?
With the internet that's probably less and less true. But I'd definitely keep the very factual books dealing with statistics, research methods etc.
 

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RockChalk said:
In rebellion against the buyback policy of the bookstore on campus I was able to buy the majority of my textbooks off of amazon. One question though, all of my professors swear that we should all keep our textbooks, because someday we will use them at our jobs, truth or myth?
Keep textbooks? Mostly, no. I did keep Tacitus, Livy, Rousseau, Locke, and a number of original works. I also kept my statistics texts and one or two of the better planning books (mostly technical or legal). I hardly ever reference these, though. Seabishop is correct, the Internet makes a lot of it unnecessary. Your empployer will likely have a library of its own with this material, too.
 

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RockChalk said:
One question though, all of my professors swear that we should all keep our textbooks, because someday we will use them at our jobs, truth or myth?
I kept all of mine and use them from time to time to cite information in my staff reports and special research papers. Yes, keep them would be my advice.
 

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Inspired partly by this thread, I just made my first on-line book purchase. For some stupid reason, William Slim's "Defeat In To Victory" is not available at any Chapters/Indigo store, but is available from them on-line. Sorry Dan - I went with Chapters 'cause I have a discount card with them. Do you know if Amazon.ca purchases would support Cyburbia?

Previously, I have used the internet to book car rentals (in the UK), and buy concert tickets. I'm going to look into using it to buy hobby supplies as well once the basement is renovated.
 

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I purchased some Christmas presents on-line (L.L. Bean merchandise, a needlepoint kit for my mother-in-law) but the only item I've bought recently is postage stamps. I never seem to have time to get to the post office, or the local post office has nothing but boring ol' flag stamps, so for $1 postage, I can get those interesting nature or history stamps.

I use Amazon a lot to look up various books. Then I e-mail our local independent bookstore and order books from them, if they're not already in stock.
 

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RockChalk said:
One question though, all of my professors swear that we should all keep our textbooks, because someday we will use them at our jobs, truth or myth?
Part myth :-\
I have not touched many of those books in 10 yrs
- some even have been recycled already.

Only one still used is Kevin Lynch's Site Design - a true classic.
Kept the you know "The Green Book" - another classic.
I have acquired new books that are more job related.
 
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