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  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,228
    edited April 2013
    Get 5 quarts of NAPA Full Synthetic Motor Oil and a NAPA Silver Filter for the low price of $19.99.

    NAPA

    Some restrictions, don't see how long this promotion lasts, but I didn't drill down to the current ad copy.

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  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,228
    edited April 2013
    Mostly good reviews, lifetime maps. One FatWallet poster with one says one of his hangs sometimes doing the sat search. Check the model at Amazon for more reviews. Still seems to be a lot of bang for buck for $50.

    YMMV with a refurb. I'm looking at my PC screen on a refurbished monitor and my wife just ordered a refurb iPad, but your tolerance level for chances for getting a clunker may be lower. On the other hand, it's from Best Buy so returns should be easy if it's junk out of the box.

    TomTom - Refurbished VIA 1435 GPS

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  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    I had a bad refurb Garmin, so not again.
  • sandman_6472sandman_6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 2,641
    Planning on gifting the kids with iPads but am going new as refurbished really scares me. Am so glad that you've had luck with these kind of products but am still not ready to commit.

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  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,228
    edited April 2013
    I've even lived more dangerously and purchased a used car before. :-D

    There's a big bubble of iPad 3s in the refurb bin at Apple right now and my wife thinks it's because the 4G didn't work in England or Australia as advertised, and the consumer protection agency in OZ made Apple fully refund anyone who complained. It seems that only the "cellular" ones are the deal right now, which would fit with her conspiracy theory.

    Her conspiracy theories are famously wrong though, lol.

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  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    That would be good for the 2nd owner, but is still be concerned about the battery, and it's sealed up.
  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America: I70 & I75Posts: 18,098
    Wasn't the battery replaced when it was being refurbished?

    I've seen a couple of videos about open the cases to replace the soldered in batteries in a couple models of GPS's.

    I actually one of these mostly for the lifetime map updates. My GPS is a few years old and son's GPS is slightly newer. Main highways for traveling don't change much, but some of the local roads get revamped, so I decided it's time for new.
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,228
    edited April 2013
    I've seen a couple of videos about open the cases to replace the soldered in batteries in a couple models of GPS's.

    Be a fun excuse to buy some plectrums or spudgers. I have a heat gun already to loosen the adhesive. And plenty of duck tape to put it back together. :-)

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  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America: I70 & I75Posts: 18,098
    edited April 2013
    I've noticed the battery life is a few hours for the GPS's I have. And they run down just sitting for weeks or months between use.

    So the battery isn't a really important part of my GPS use: it's usually plugged into the aux outlet for power anyhow.

    The new colored duct tape is really making expert repairs fun. Allows lots of creativity.
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,228
    edited April 2013
    I've noticed the battery life is a few hours for the GPS's I have. And they run down just sitting for weeks or months between use.

    That's my experience too. Probably not good for them not to be exercised regularly. I used mine in pedestrian mode a lot a couple of years ago on a trip but remembered to power it down at restaurants or attractions and it lasted most of the day.

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  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,228
    edited April 2013
    Meguiar's Deep Crystal Car Wash, 64 fl oz (2 qts)

    $2.99 at Sears. Regular price is $4.49. Free pickup in store.

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  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Sorry, I meant the iPad battery.

    I sold a Garmin to a friend and replaced the battery for her. Not too hard, actually. Took 1 cell out of a 6 cell battery from a damaged laptop.

    My Refurb would just freeze for no reason. Plus Garmin would only give map updates to the first owner. I returned it since it had a 30 day exchange option.
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,228
    edited April 2013
    Yeah, we just got sidetracked on the other gizmo (the "topical" one, lol).

    I double-checked with my wife this morning and the refurb iPads get a new battery and a new case. Engraving wasn't an option apparently.

    The issue with my Garmin is the little spring loaded "pin" that makes contact with the center of the power port jams and it'll lose power. I have another cord that will work, but it doesn't have the traffic antenna built into it. But I never use that feature either.

    I have a dual outlet splitter so I leave the Garmin plugged into it and the power connection usually works okay.

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  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    I have the avoidance off for traffic, but it still warns me.
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,228
    Apparently this free trial is for those with used cars with built-in Sirius radios.

    SiriusXM

    No obligation, no credit card needed, but you have to call to cancel after two months or you'll get billed.

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  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,228
    edited May 2013
    Lousy reviews apparently. :shades:

    Mail IN Rebate - pdf file

    Have to get it from Walmart, Advance Auto, Pep Boys or Target.

    Starts 5/3, ends 5/10.

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  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,630
    I use Rainx Car Wash, but 15 washes for $11.00? No wonder it's free.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    More and more products have a built-in discount. Prices are over-inflated, some times grossly, and then a discount is offered to bring it back down to a price that's still higher than the product it replaced.
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,630
    I buy a pint or so sized bottle and it lasts a loooong time.
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,228
    "The Illinois E85 Coupon Program was created to provide flex fuel vehicle (FFV) owners the opportunity to try E85 fuel out for themselves. Many FFV owners are not aware that their vehicles are capable of using E85, a renewable and cleaner burning fuel that is made right here in the United States.

    Because of this, the American Lung Association in Illinois, General Motors, Ford Motor Company and the Illinois Corn Marketing Board have teamed up to educate FFV owners on the benefits of E85 fuel and to provide them an opportunity to use E85 fuel in their vehicles.

    Currently, FFV owners may request a $10.00 coupon by clicking on the coupon located on the upper right side of this page."

    Illinois E85 Coupon Program

    Supposedly it's Illinois residents only although that disclaimer must be buried pretty good.

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  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,228
    Usual disclaimers about being spammed for life. :shades:

    freebizmag

    Titles include Automobile Digitial, Chevy HP Digital, Diesel Power Digital, Motor Trend Digital, Dirt Rider and Hot Bike. And more.

    Not sure if the digital ones give you more that you can find online....

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  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America: I70 & I75Posts: 18,098
    > Reburbished TomTom VIA 1435 GPS

    I bought that one. I wish I'd bought two. Lifetime maps. Used it for road trip to Michigan. Like it for my needs.
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,228
    edited June 2013
    Cool.

    There's a different 5" model at tigerdirect.com for $64.10, including $4.11 shipping with a $10 coupon code of TCO91606. But apparently the coupon is dead already, so call it $75. :sick:

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,226
    Napa sent me an email that Mobil 1 synthetic is currently $5.99/qt. I can't see the price on their website, so I guess you'd have to visit a store to confirm.

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  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,228
    edited June 2013
    Must be some promotion money out there. Saw an Autozone flyer that has 5 quarts of Mobil 1 Extended Performance Synthetic plus an Extended Performance Oil Filter for $31.99. (pdf link).

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  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America: I70 & I75Posts: 18,098
    edited June 2013
    Mobile 1 is at Walmart for about $22.47 . I usually buy Penzzoil Platinum full synthetic at about the same price.
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,228
    Cheap - that's only $10 more than the SuperTech I usually get. :shades:

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  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America: I70 & I75Posts: 18,098
    That was 5w-30. Since Mobil1 showed up with special versions of 1, I recall the price for the regular synthetic went down, competing better with the couple of others 5 quart bottles on the shelves.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,226
    $22.47 for .... ? a case??

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  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America: I70 & I75Posts: 18,098
    $22.47 for 5-quart bottle. ;)
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