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2017 Cyber Monday bargains

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2017 Cyber Monday bargains

Post by Daehawk » Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:12 pm

merry happy happy joy joy Cyber Monday Eve
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Post by Jeff V » Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:06 pm

I save the most money by working in these stupid shopping days.

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Post by Smoove_B » Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:20 pm

I hope there are sales on Amazon to get a new HDD to replace mine that died this morning. Even before any alleged sale, prices for a 1TB drive are ridiculously cheap. Then again, if the next drive only only lasts 15 months, maybe cheaper isn't better.

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Post by The Meal » Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:12 am

Should be a 3-year manufacturer warranty on your recently dead HDD.
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Post by Daehawk » Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:17 am

Smoove_B wrote:
Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:20 pm
I hope there are sales on Amazon to get a new HDD to replace mine that died this morning. Even before any alleged sale, prices for a 1TB drive are ridiculously cheap. Then again, if the next drive only only lasts 15 months, maybe cheaper isn't better.
I saw a 4tb somewhere for either $89 or $129. Wish I could recall where. Im sure it was a Cyber Monday sale.

EDIT: Newegg has a 5 tb Toshiba for $139
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product. ... -525946430

Thats $260 off.
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Post by Smoove_B » Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:35 am

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Should be a 3-year manufacturer warranty on your recently dead HDD.
Yeah? It's been so long since I've had a failure (20 years?), I guess I remember when it was only a year from purchase? I'll look into it - figured it was a dead issue. Thanks.

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Post by Jeff V » Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:05 pm

How painful was this failure and are you willing to take a chance with the same model (possibly refurbed?) It's been a long time since I had to cash in on the warranty (most have been 3 years forever). In one case, I had two Deathstar drives fail on the same day. I did get them replaced via warranty, then eventually threw them away unused. No way was I going to trust those things with a scrap of my priceless data.

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Post by Smoove_B » Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:43 pm

Just lost all my STEAM game installs; not painful at all - now it's about the time needed to re-acquire 900 GB of games via a 5Mbps DSL line. Yeah, that was one of the reasons I was considering just getting a new drive from a different manufacturer for $50. Since the two 1TB drives were purchased at the same time, I'm guessing they were likely manufactured together as well - or at least part of the same manufacturing generation. What are the chances of two failing within days of one another? I guess I'll see. :D

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Post by Daehawk » Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:24 pm

Amazon has a 2TB FireCuda hybrid SSD/HD for $99.99

https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-FireCuda ... SSHD&psc=1
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Post by jztemple2 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:38 pm

This discussion brings me back a decade or so, back when I seriously got into using my PC for gaming and other stuff and I got a backup external hard drive. That died just after its warranty expired :doh:, so I replaced it with two external drives, plus later I added another drive which I keep stored up high in a closet. After all, back then it was considered good if a hard drive lasted a year or two. And about five years ago I started a routine of running a complete backup of all the drives every week or so, just in case.

And of course, since that time I've never had a hard drive failure :roll:.
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Post by hitbyambulance » Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:22 pm

i remember when HDDs would fail on the regular, but it's been over a decade since the last one died on me. i'm still using the original HDD i purchased for this computer in 2011.

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Post by tjg_marantz » Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:36 pm

Bought an insta pot. I'm done.
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Post by Carpet_pissr » Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:26 pm

tjg_marantz wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:36 pm
Bought an insta pot. I'm done.
Best use of ours so far has been mac and cheese (multiple times). And while delicious, I really need to branch out with the capabilities of that thing.

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Post by gilraen » Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:49 pm

I was debating buying a new slow cooker, since mine is cheap and runs really hot. Checking Amazon, though, I wasn't thrilled that most of the options these days are super-fancy multi-function contraptions - I don't need a yogurt maker/rice cooker/pressure cooker/whatever/all-in-one, I don't want to pay extra for the functions that I don't need plus it just adds more points of failure. Although I do really like the looks of this one. Not today, though.

I do love me some crock pot mac & cheese - one of my absolute favorites.

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Post by YellowKing » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:08 pm

Picked up a two-pack of smart plugs that are Alexa-compatible for $25 (normally $70). I've been messing around with a tp-link one that I bought with my Echo Plus and love it. Using it right now to cut the Christmas tree lights on and off. These aren't the same brand as the tp-link which kind of sucks since it uses a different app, but I figure if I'm controlling them primarily through the Echo then it doesn't really matter. That price was just too good to pass up.

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Post by Daehawk » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:14 pm

Wonder if you can make KFC style pressure cooked fried chicken in a instapot?
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Post by Alefroth » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:30 pm

tjg_marantz wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:36 pm
Bought an insta pot. I'm done.
Did you get the Duo Plus 6 quart on Amazon? I was debating that one then it was gone.

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Post by Isgrimnur » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:39 pm

I just dropped $90+ for myself for the season pass for Six Flags over Texas. Includes the base level Flash Pass and free parking, which is a deal in and of itself.

I work five miles away, so I may be taking some half-sick days for some afternoon trips on cooler workday afternoons, or just stopping by post-work on random Wednesdays.
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Post by tjg_marantz » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:23 pm

Carpet_pissr wrote:
tjg_marantz wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:36 pm
Bought an insta pot. I'm done.
Best use of ours so far has been mac and cheese (multiple times). And while delicious, I really need to branch out with the capabilities of that thing.
Home made recipe? Linky?
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Post by tjg_marantz » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:25 pm

Alefroth wrote:
tjg_marantz wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:36 pm
Bought an insta pot. I'm done.
Did you get the Duo Plus 6 quart on Amazon? I was debating that one then it was gone.
Instant Pot Ultra Electric Pressure Cooker, 6Qt 10-in-1, Stainless Steel (2017 Model)

This one.
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Post by Isgrimnur » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:32 pm

tjg_marantz wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:25 pm
Alefroth wrote:
tjg_marantz wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:36 pm
Bought an insta pot. I'm done.
Did you get the Duo Plus 6 quart on Amazon? I was debating that one then it was gone.
Instant Pot Ultra Electric Pressure Cooker, 6Qt 10-in-1, Stainless Steel (2017 Model)

This one.
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Post by tjg_marantz » Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:15 pm

Yes that one ;)
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Post by Alefroth » Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:24 pm

Ooh, heck of a deal.

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Post by Carpet_pissr » Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:51 am

tjg_marantz wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:23 pm
Carpet_pissr wrote:
tjg_marantz wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:36 pm
Bought an insta pot. I'm done.
Best use of ours so far has been mac and cheese (multiple times). And while delicious, I really need to branch out with the capabilities of that thing.
Home made recipe? Linky?
https://www.pressurecookrecipes.com/pre ... nd-cheese/

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Post by tjg_marantz » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:04 am

Awesome, thanks!
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