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  • graphicguygraphicguy Edmunds Poster EmeritusMember Posts: 13,599

    tjc78 said:

    @roadburner
    @graphicguy

    Which would you go with. Room is approx 20x25x8

    I may pull the trigger around the end of year.

    My current older 12” Klipsch does an admiral job but looking for a little more oomph.

    My gut tells me the SVS but the Klipsch seems like a good value.

    SVS SB-3000 Subwoofer - 13-inch Driver, 800W RMS, 2,500W Pea... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07K6VN8G1/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_api_fabc_Bb9TFb7JXG4KC?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

    Klipsch SPL-150SW 15 Inch Powered Subwoofer, Ebony https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07P8B85JH/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_api_fabc_-b9TFbX5CJETQ?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

    It's hard to beat an SVS sub; but the Klipsch is no slouch. I might be tempted to buy the Klipsch from a store with a liberal return policy, and if it doesn't float your boat you can always go with the SVS.
    Agree!
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  • graphicguygraphicguy Edmunds Poster EmeritusMember Posts: 13,599
    ab348 said:


    You’d have to ask my wife. I’m still trying to figure out what happened to Christy Lee on All Girls Garage.

    She is apparently still a part of Garage Squad. I personally much preferred her predecessor on that show, Heather Storm.
    Heather Storm went on to do a travel show on YouTube. It wasn’t bad. But, I only caught a few episodes, and it disappeared.

    Given we all seem to lean towards the female wrenchers, my favorite just put up this one.....



    If only I was 25 years younger, had 10X better personality, was 50X richer, 100X better looking...........
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  • graphicguygraphicguy Edmunds Poster EmeritusMember Posts: 13,599
    edited November 2020
    https://www.powersoundaudio.com/

    I love working with these guys.....founded by one of the engineers at SVS. Got a nice 15” sealed sub in rosewood from them that I use as a 2nd sub to tame my room nulls. Very good performance and rock solid customer service.

    Call them and talk to them on the phone about any specials they have.
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  • ronsteveronsteve LooavulMember Posts: 1,131


    As an aside, there's still little to no speed enforcement on I-265. I was hanging about at around 85 mph and was passed by more than a few vehicles.

    The Gene Slider has been ridiculous, especially since the spring pandemic shutdowns. Closing speeds get a little ridiculous when you have people wanting to do 85-90+ and others who slow to 55 climbing the hill to Billtown. And then the way people blast through that construction zone where they are getting ready to widen it.

    This time of year I'm in the dark one or both ways on my commute, so just trying to avoid both closing speed incidents and deer.
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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyMember Posts: 14,384

    https://www.powersoundaudio.com/

    I love working with these guys.....founded by one of the engineers at SVS. Got a nice 15” sealed sub in rosewood from them that I use as a 2nd sub to tame my room nulls. Very good performance and rock solid customer service.

    Call them and talk to them on the phone about any specials they have.

    I’ve checked out their stuff too. That 18” sealed unit for the money must be a beast.

    Maybe I’ll just wait a bit until things settle to drop that kind of coin. It’s not like what I have is any slouch, I just get a touch of port noise when I have it really cranked up.

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  • ronsteveronsteve LooavulMember Posts: 1,131
    driver100 said:

    I also saw a smart looking Infinity QX50. Nice design, doesn't look boxy but it has nice solid lines. Edmunds gives it 4 stars for some points....especially the interior....but, the actual driving experience does not sound too thrilling;
    But take a drive and you'll find that all is not well in QX50 Town. Our main complaint centers around the turbocharged four-cylinder engine and its continuously variable automatic transmission. The QX50 is sufficiently powerful when you floor it, but power delivery in typical driving is maddeningly nonlinear. In stop-and-go traffic especially, it'll go from low engine rpm loafing to pin-you-to-the-seat thrust with just a little extra throttle. Then there's real-world fuel economy — which isn't nearly as good as what the EPA estimates it to be — and steering that's overly light and doesn't give you a good sense of the road.

    Basically, the QX50 doesn't back up its sporty looks and, if anything, makes the task of driving harder. Be sure to give the QX50 a thorough test drive in varying traffic conditions to make sure you can live with it. At the same time, we recommend checking out other small luxury SUVs that we rate more highly, such as the Acura RDX, the Mercedes-Benz GLC and the Volvo XC60.

    I have less than zero interest in the current generation QX50, but the '16-17 models still speak to me.
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  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Pittsburgh areaMember Posts: 5,295

    ab348 said:


    You’d have to ask my wife. I’m still trying to figure out what happened to Christy Lee on All Girls Garage.

    She is apparently still a part of Garage Squad. I personally much preferred her predecessor on that show, Heather Storm.
    Heather Storm went on to do a travel show on YouTube. It wasn’t bad. But, I only caught a few episodes, and it disappeared.

    Given we all seem to lean towards the female wrenchers, my favorite just put up this one.....



    If only I was 25 years younger, had 10X better personality, was 50X richer, 100X better looking...........
    I’m confused, for a guy who claims he has a vision problem you don’t seem to have any problems seeing your faults.😳

    jmonroe

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  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moMember Posts: 30,868
    Oldfarmer is right, buy an on the counter microwave at Walmart for $70.
    Spent about an hour researching over the range microwaves....checking dimensions and ratings
    Go to the store at 8 a.m., load into car and take to kitchen 50 pounds!
    The Guy comes to install it this morning at 9 a.m. He cleverly places a blanket on the stove so it doesn't get scratched. Puts a little table under the old microwave to catch it when he detaches it.
    We notice a burning smell, somehow he turned the stove on and it burned the blanket. Turn off power to the stove.
    He gets the old MW down...with my help.
    Then there are templates for installing brackets and screws to hold up the new one.
    Of course the tile line comes up too high so he can't put it flush against the wall.
    He cleverly uses wooden stir sticks to attach to the wall so it brings the MW out a bit and the tiles can stay in place. Uses a level to make sure new MW is level. Also locates beams with handy dandy device.
    He has to take off a cover and turn the fans around so they blow into our vent that goes outside. They sell you the MW with the vents set for internal venting into the house.
    Finally, ready to set into place......put on the bracket....screw it in from the top.
    Carry old heavier microwave off to the car to take to the disposal yard.
    Up and working after 2 hours!
    As OF said, easier to buy a counter top microwave oven.

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 46,959
    I always hated having it above the stove too. too easy to light your shirt on fire if you needed it when the stove was in use!

    Plus, I wouldn't let the kids use it when it was up there.

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  • explorerx4explorerx4 North Central OHMember Posts: 17,918
    @driver100,
    Your 'Guy' should have just moved your electric stove like I did. Job would have been much easier especially with that 2x4 I was willing to lend you.
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  • abacomikeabacomike South FloridaMember Posts: 12,109
    I had plans to drive up to my brother’s place in Ponte Vedra Wednesday since we never got to spend time celebrating our birthday together on October 10th, but my back has been causing me awful pain. Driving 5 hours would not be an intelligent move at this time unless my back improves substantially by Wednesday.

    My daughter said she was not sure about spending Thanksgiving with one of her friends, so Plan B would be to go to our Club Restaurant here in our Condo Community - for $32.95 per person + tax and tip, their menu looks pretty good.

    A choice of appetizer, 5 different side dishes (stuffing, baked or mashed potatoes, string beans, cranberry sauce, Mac and cheese), your choice of prime rib or turkey breast, and a choice of pie a-la-mode (pecan, Apple or pumpkin) as well as your choice of drink and coffee/tea. We can eat outdoors on their patio or indoors OR we can order dinner for 2 to go and eat at my place.

    If she goes to her friend, I’ve been invited to one of my friend’s house. Everything hinges on my back improving. 🤓

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  • sdasda Indian Land, SCMember Posts: 6,193
    In my 61 years, this year will be the first time I won’t share Thanksgiving with my parents. They only live less than 10 minutes away. Because other family members have been out and about, dad will be 85 on Dec 1, mom is 79, they are taking the cautious stance of no gathering, which I understand. We won’t be meeting with my in-laws for the same reason. What a different world today. We are still blessed which I don’t take for granted. All the best to you and your family.

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAMember Posts: 8,809
    We are isolating as well. No gathering. COVID cases are skyrocketing and I’m high risk as are several family members. No chance I’m contributing to a super spreader event let alone risking my own health.

    We are sharing cooking duties with nearby family and doing a socially distanced and masked food swap.
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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 46,959
    edited November 2020
    we usually host the families for turkey day at our house (must be going on 20 years that it has been our gig) and this will be just us plus my one sister. Will be weird, though it has gotten smaller over the years for various reasons. No way were we having my 91 YO father and his wife travel down and potentially expose them. They live in a retirement complex that has been obsessive about staying clean, and we aren't going to be responsible for blowing that (they are close by to one of the NY ethnic group hot spots where they are overrun by cases, but there place has managed to avoid any positive cases so far).

    we are planning to schedule a zoom session in the evening. Maybe for dessert. So all the people that are usually there can still see each other at least. Though we will be all the ones with the good homemade pies!

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD , 2022 Ford Maverick Lariat Ecoboost FWD.

  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Pittsburgh areaMember Posts: 5,295
    nyccarguy said:

    My son in goal yesterday wearing the black uniform. The Avon goalie is the one who is 12 years old & 6 feet tall before he puts skates on:



    Grandson #4, my youngest grandson is also 14. He and his middle brother (16) have been playing hockey for years. Grandson #4 is also small for his age but that didn’t stop him from playing a very aggressive game (must have gotten that from his grandmother). He didn’t care how big the opponent was he took them on and more that a few times he paid the price for doing that but he didn’t change the way he played. A few years ago the coach approached Son #1 and said, “I’m going to switch your son to goalie and see how that goes”. When my son asked why the coach said, “that’s the only chance he has of staying alive”. He’s turned out to be a pretty good goalie but he misses the real action. That doesn’t bother his mother or grandmother.

    jmonroe

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  • fintailfintail Member Posts: 55,581
    I'll be alone this year. staying away as I have several older family members who'd probably be considered high risk. And to be honest, it's an excuse to stay home and be lazy, no traveling.

    It'll be different for Christmas though - sister and cousin recently bought houses and both want to show off, my grandmother passed away not long ago so my mom wants people to be together, etc. I'll be flying over and renting a car, I can spare the points/miles. There might be some distancing and masks (fortunately, my mom, who is probably high risk, isn't taking the too-common contrarian stance of so many of her demographic), but there will be a gathering.

    We are isolating as well. No gathering. COVID cases are skyrocketing and I’m high risk as are several family members. No chance I’m contributing to a super spreader event let alone risking my own health.

    We are sharing cooking duties with nearby family and doing a socially distanced and masked food swap.

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moMember Posts: 30,868

    @driver100,
    Your 'Guy' should have just moved your electric stove like I did. Job would have been much easier especially with that 2x4 I was willing to lend you.

    I would do it again....the microwave is an excellent one and it looks great. Plus, we like a nice clean look for the counters. It's a drop in stove and I think taking the stove out would be more trouble over all. It was just a freaky thing the dials were where The Guy could accidentally move the dial. Once we turned off the power to the stove it was fine. I think MW companies could make the installation easier, but, it's done, it looks great, we are happy :)

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoModerator Posts: 212,267
    We haven’t gathered in years. Wife’s family is mostly gone, or estranged, and my family is all in CA.

    My mom will be with my sister for Christmas this year - her first time out of the care facility she’s been in since summer. Will need a COVID test before she goes back.

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 46,959
    My father is still living in an independent room, and has a car, so since they leave the complex they need to get a test weekly to be allowed to do it. I don't think they go out much. Occasionally to a store for essentials, and doctor appointments. And most likely sometimes still goes to meetings at the firehouse!

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  • roadburnerroadburner Member Posts: 16,166
    This Thanksgiving will just be with my wife and son- which suits me fine..

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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoModerator Posts: 212,267
    stickguy said:

    My father is still living in an independent room, and has a car, so since they leave the complex they need to get a test weekly to be allowed to do it. I don't think they go out much. Occasionally to a store for essentials, and doctor appointments. And most likely sometimes still goes to meetings at the firehouse!

    Where we have my mom, the doctor comes to them.

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  • suydamsuydam Member Posts: 4,676
    Just us two isolating this year. We will zoom with our family members. It’s been our tradition to have our middle son visit for TDay ever since he got out of the Navy. When he was in the Navy he worked every single Thanksgiving. So we really enjoyed having him rejoin us. Since we moved here, it’s become a special time to have with just him, as the other kids often visited in December or around New Years. But not this year. He’s working that day so he will miss the family zoom too. Can I say again how much this year sucks?
    Re microwaves: if you have a small kitchen like ours, no room on the counter.
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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyMember Posts: 14,384
    Yep much smaller gathering here as well. May as well be safe.

    Christmas Eve we usually have 20+ that’s not gonna happen either.

    What a year.

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  • explorerx4explorerx4 North Central OHMember Posts: 17,918
    @driver100,
    Good repurpose for your old microwave. :p
    2020 Ford Explorer XLT, 91 Mustang GT vert
  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moMember Posts: 30,868
    edited November 2020

    @driver100,
    Good repurpose for your old microwave. :p

    @driver100,
    Good repurpose for your old microwave. :p

    Pretty cool idea. How boring could your life be that you make a 5 and a half minute video showing the same thing over and over again that you could have shown in about 20 seconds?
    The old microwave is loaded into the GLK where it can be easily lifted out and thrown into a dumpster at the recycling center.

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • graphicguygraphicguy Edmunds Poster EmeritusMember Posts: 13,599
    jmonroe1 said:

    ab348 said:


    You’d have to ask my wife. I’m still trying to figure out what happened to Christy Lee on All Girls Garage.

    She is apparently still a part of Garage Squad. I personally much preferred her predecessor on that show, Heather Storm.
    Heather Storm went on to do a travel show on YouTube. It wasn’t bad. But, I only caught a few episodes, and it disappeared.

    Given we all seem to lean towards the female wrenchers, my favorite just put up this one.....



    If only I was 25 years younger, had 10X better personality, was 50X richer, 100X better looking...........
    I’m confused, for a guy who claims he has a vision problem you don’t seem to have any problems seeing your faults.😳

    jmonroe

    Keenly aware of my shortcomings. I face them every day!
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  • graphicguygraphicguy Edmunds Poster EmeritusMember Posts: 13,599
    Thanksgiving this year will be a quieter one. Usually go to my sister’s place in Indianapolis. That ain’t happening. So, braved the throngs yesterday and got a turkey breast, some potatoes for mashing. Green beans to sauté with bacon. I’ll end up buying a pie sometime tomorrow or Wednesday (around me, Frisch’s is well known for their excellent pumpkin pie).

    My son will come over with his girlfriend. My girlfriend will be here. It will be a small, but close family celebration.
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  • kyfdxkyfdx Moderator Posts: 212,082

    Thanksgiving this year will be a quieter one. Usually go to my sister’s place in Indianapolis. That ain’t happening. So, braved the throngs yesterday and got a turkey breast, some potatoes for mashing. Green beans to sauté with bacon. I’ll end up buying a pie sometime tomorrow or Wednesday (around me, Frisch’s is well known for their excellent pumpkin pie).

    My son will come over with his girlfriend. My girlfriend will be here. It will be a small, but close family celebration.

    We already have our Frisch's pumpkin pie! ;)

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  • bwiabwia Greater BostonMember Posts: 2,912
    edited November 2020

    ab348 said:


    You’d have to ask my wife. I’m still trying to figure out what happened to Christy Lee on All Girls Garage.

    She is apparently still a part of Garage Squad. I personally much preferred her predecessor on that show, Heather Storm.
    Given we all seem to lean towards the female wrenchers, my favorite just put up this one.....
    If only I was 25 years younger, had 10X better personality, was 50X richer, 100X better looking...........
    Don't know which one is more exotic but I'm betting on Simone this lustful Ausie beauty. I like it when opens the bonnet and the boot. @GG, Simone maybe too much woman for you. She says, "I love powerful, animalistic cars that give you a thrill."
  • fintailfintail Member Posts: 55,581
    Animalistic? It's a CUV - albeit a fastish one no doubt, but it will be ferrying spoiled hellions to their micromanaged sporting events and posing at Whole Foods or the local botox clinic.

    For female YT presenters, I like Idriveaclassic, for her taste in cars, kind of a female HubNut, very British, but it's nice to see material that isn't all about being new for the sake of new and showy.




  • roadburnerroadburner Member Posts: 16,166
    I’m still trying to decide between the Sony A9G and 950H displays. The issue is the price delta. If I go with the 950H I can buy the Panasonic DP-UB820 and a decent laptop for my wife for $50 more than the A9G alone. My wife-bless her heart-said to go with the A9G if that’s what I want, so I’ll have to compare them in person to see if I detect a $700 difference.
    Apparently neither display will get a BF discount- although the BD player and the laptop get significant price cuts. Rats.

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  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTMember Posts: 15,640
    Thanksgiving and Washing Machines

    Every year we switch off between my celebrating with my parents & my in laws at their respective homes. This year we are supposed to go to my in law's house on Long Island. My wife's brother is a Cheney (and is always trying to weasel his way out of celebrating with us & his parents). So if Alex, his wife, my niece, & my nephew aren't going to my in laws house, we'll have my in laws come to us. Fine by me as my wife & I both have to work Friday. So that makes the 5 of us plus my in laws (7). My issue is with my wife's cousin. He's in his late 30s & has some emotional problems (hears voices, depressed). Both his parents died a few years ago and we are his only family. My mother in law asked to bring him. I said it was OK if he gets a negative COVID test AND stays home until they pick him up Thursday AM.

    In April of 2019, I purchased a new Electrolux Washing Machine & Dryer from a local appliance store. $975 each. Given the state of appliance quality as of late, I took a $250 (5 year P&L) warranty for the dryer & $270 (5 year P&L) for the Washing machine. The warranty company is NEW LEAF. The washing machine started making loud grinding noises and was very loud when it spins. I called the warranty company, they said they have no record of a warranty ever being purchased. I called the owner of the appliance company I dealt with. He apologized up & down, then told me he'll take care of it. I got a call Saturday telling me someone would be at my house 8:30 Monday AM. The mechanic showed up this AM, fired up the washing machine and said: Yikes! Your bearings are shot. So we are either getting our 18 month old washing machine replaced or having lots of parts replaced.

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  • qbrozenqbrozen incurable addictMember Posts: 31,621
    bwia said:

    ab348 said:


    You’d have to ask my wife. I’m still trying to figure out what happened to Christy Lee on All Girls Garage.

    She is apparently still a part of Garage Squad. I personally much preferred her predecessor on that show, Heather Storm.
    Given we all seem to lean towards the female wrenchers, my favorite just put up this one.....
    If only I was 25 years younger, had 10X better personality, was 50X richer, 100X better looking...........
    Don't know which one is more exotic but I'm betting on Simone this lustful Ausie beauty. I like it when opens the bonnet and the boot. @GG, Simone maybe too much woman for you. She says, "I love powerful, animalistic cars that give you a thrill."
    nice trunk.

    as for the vehicle, I find it awkward they didn't do the same seat treatment on the 3rd row as the first 2.

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  • roadburnerroadburner Member Posts: 16,166
    nyccarguy said:

    Thanksgiving and Washing Machines

    Every year we switch off between my celebrating with my parents & my in laws at their respective homes. This year we are supposed to go to my in law's house on Long Island. My wife's brother is a Cheney (and is always trying to weasel his way out of celebrating with us & his parents). So if Alex, his wife, my niece, & my nephew aren't going to my in laws house, we'll have my in laws come to us. Fine by me as my wife & I both have to work Friday. So that makes the 5 of us plus my in laws (7). My issue is with my wife's cousin. He's in his late 30s & has some emotional problems (hears voices, depressed). Both his parents died a few years ago and we are his only family. My mother in law asked to bring him. I said it was OK if he gets a negative COVID test AND stays home until they pick him up Thursday AM.

    In April of 2019, I purchased a new Electrolux Washing Machine & Dryer from a local appliance store. $975 each. Given the state of appliance quality as of late, I took a $250 (5 year P&L) warranty for the dryer & $270 (5 year P&L) for the Washing machine. The warranty company is NEW LEAF. The washing machine started making loud grinding noises and was very loud when it spins. I called the warranty company, they said they have no record of a warranty ever being purchased. I called the owner of the appliance company I dealt with. He apologized up & down, then told me he'll take care of it. I got a call Saturday telling me someone would be at my house 8:30 Monday AM. The mechanic showed up this AM, fired up the washing machine and said: Yikes! Your bearings are shot. So we are either getting our 18 month old washing machine replaced or having lots of parts replaced.

    Wow.

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  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Member Posts: 26,599

    nyccarguy said:

    Thanksgiving and Washing Machines
    So we are either getting our 18 month old washing machine replaced or having lots of parts replaced.

    Wow.
    Wow X2

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  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moMember Posts: 30,868

    nyccarguy said:

    Thanksgiving and Washing Machines
    So we are either getting our 18 month old washing machine replaced or having lots of parts replaced.

    Wow.
    Wow X2

    WowX3
    Crazy!!!! :@

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  • suydamsuydam Member Posts: 4,676
    That’s crazy. But I have heard that these third party appliance warranties are useless, so I didn’t get them. I always buy from a local store if possible, but they are hard to find these days.
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  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Member Posts: 26,599
    We got our warranty extension through Lowes. 5-years total including the first year that Whirlpool warranties the items. That was on the double over range and refrigerator. Two items out of 4.

    Washer and Dryer they only offered a 3-year plan. Two years after the first year by Whirlpool. Both were in the $150 range, less IIRC.

    Since we have a highly qualified company here that is Whirlpool qualified... it's worth it.



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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 46,959
    the local store (mom and pop) that we bought our LG fridge from included a 10 year warranty on the compressor. I figured that was good enough. Went with them because price was comparable, but they offered that, and had their own people for delivery. They are also the service people that would likely come out anyway. So one stop shopping, and super nice to work with.

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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 20,844
    edited November 2020
    abacomike said:

    I had plans to drive up to my brother’s place in Ponte Vedra Wednesday since we never got to spend time celebrating our birthday together on October 10th, but my back has been causing me awful pain. Driving 5 hours would not be an intelligent move at this time unless my back improves substantially by Wednesday.

    My daughter said she was not sure about spending Thanksgiving with one of her friends, so Plan B would be to go to our Club Restaurant here in our Condo Community - for $32.95 per person + tax and tip, their menu looks pretty good.

    A choice of appetizer, 5 different side dishes (stuffing, baked or mashed potatoes, string beans, cranberry sauce, Mac and cheese), your choice of prime rib or turkey breast, and a choice of pie a-la-mode (pecan, Apple or pumpkin) as well as your choice of drink and coffee/tea. We can eat outdoors on their patio or indoors OR we can order dinner for 2 to go and eat at my place.

    If she goes to her friend, I’ve been invited to one of my friend’s house. Everything hinges on my back improving. 🤓

    If your kid bails out on you save me a seat at your club restaurant. That dinner sounds great.

    2019 Kia Soul+, 2015 Mustang GT, 2004 Chevy Van, 2000 Chrysler Sebring convertible

  • abacomikeabacomike South FloridaMember Posts: 12,109

    abacomike said:

    I had plans to drive up to my brother’s place in Ponte Vedra Wednesday since we never got to spend time celebrating our birthday together on October 10th, but my back has been causing me awful pain. Driving 5 hours would not be an intelligent move at this time unless my back improves substantially by Wednesday.

    My daughter said she was not sure about spending Thanksgiving with one of her friends, so Plan B would be to go to our Club Restaurant here in our Condo Community - for $32.95 per person + tax and tip, their menu looks pretty good.

    A choice of appetizer, 5 different side dishes (stuffing, baked or mashed potatoes, string beans, cranberry sauce, Mac and cheese), your choice of prime rib or turkey breast, and a choice of pie a-la-mode (pecan, Apple or pumpkin) as well as your choice of drink and coffee/tea. We can eat outdoors on their patio or indoors OR we can order dinner for 2 to go and eat at my place.

    If she goes to her friend, I’ve been invited to one of my friend’s house. Everything hinges on my back improving. 🤓

    If your kid bails out on you save me a seat at your club restaurant. That dinner sounds great.
    Weather is nice - fly down!😜🤓

    2021 Genesis G90

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 20,844
    suydam said:

    That’s crazy. But I have heard that these third party appliance warranties are useless, so I didn’t get them. I always buy from a local store if possible, but they are hard to find these days.

    Can you be sure it’s the warranty company and not the store? Could they have pocketed the payment and not registered with the warranty company? Since most warranties are never used he might be playing the percentages and pocketing the money.

    2019 Kia Soul+, 2015 Mustang GT, 2004 Chevy Van, 2000 Chrysler Sebring convertible

  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Member Posts: 18,838
    kyfdx said:

    Thanksgiving this year will be a quieter one. Usually go to my sister’s place in Indianapolis. That ain’t happening. So, braved the throngs yesterday and got a turkey breast, some potatoes for mashing. Green beans to sauté with bacon. I’ll end up buying a pie sometime tomorrow or Wednesday (around me, Frisch’s is well known for their excellent pumpkin pie).

    My son will come over with his girlfriend. My girlfriend will be here. It will be a small, but close family celebration.

    We already have our Frisch's pumpkin pie! ;)
    We have a homemade apple pie in the freezer just waiting to be baked.

    2011 Hyundai Sonata, 2014 BMW 428i convertible, 2015 Honda CTX700D

  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Member Posts: 18,838

    suydam said:

    That’s crazy. But I have heard that these third party appliance warranties are useless, so I didn’t get them. I always buy from a local store if possible, but they are hard to find these days.

    Can you be sure it’s the warranty company and not the store? Could they have pocketed the payment and not registered with the warranty company? Since most warranties are never used he might be playing the percentages and pocketing the money.
    That's what I was thinking, it's a common scam to sell a warranty never send in the paperwork and just pocket the money.

    2011 Hyundai Sonata, 2014 BMW 428i convertible, 2015 Honda CTX700D

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moMember Posts: 30,868

    @abacomike
    A choice of appetizer, 5 different side dishes (stuffing, baked or mashed potatoes, string beans, cranberry sauce, Mac and cheese), your choice of prime rib or turkey breast, and a choice of pie a-la-mode (pecan, Apple or pumpkin) as well as your choice of drink and coffee/tea.

    Sounds like a few of my favorite things......sounds good to me!

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • omarmanomarman Member Posts: 2,702
    driver100 said:

    nyccarguy said:

    Thanksgiving and Washing Machines
    So we are either getting our 18 month old washing machine replaced or having lots of parts replaced.

    Wow.
    Wow X2

    WowX3
    Crazy!!!! :@
    Wow ∞
    I never even got past the Thanksgiving part. Good luck man.
    A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing.
  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Member Posts: 18,838

    2011 Hyundai Sonata, 2014 BMW 428i convertible, 2015 Honda CTX700D

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moMember Posts: 30,868
    edited November 2020
    Those signs aren't a joke, they are for real.
    Moose usually got their salt, a vital part of their diets, from salt licks — deposits of salt and minerals scattered throughout the Jasper Park. But the animals discovered that they could get the mineral from cars splashed with road salt.

    ....another reason I would rather be in Florida. Yesterday I had to shovel about 3 inches of heavy snow from the driveway and sidewalk, our snow blower guy has decided he doesn't want to do snow blowing any more :'(

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 46,959
    you can push your own snow blower if you want. It is allowed.

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD , 2022 Ford Maverick Lariat Ecoboost FWD.

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