Uhh… craigslist sellers

“I turned down a few people already”

I can’t stand craigslist sellers who steadfastly refuse to sell to out-of-state buyers. Especially when it is painstakingly obvious that the item in question has been listed for weeks and they aren’t getting any local pickups. If that happens perhaps u ought to change your strategy and give distant buyers more consideration? To outright reject ppl like that is fucking stupid, especially when offering to cover ALL shipping charges.

I found an extremely good deal, haven’t been able to find anywhere else and pretty frustrating when you’ve been searching around for days.

I really wish sellers like this would just go away. All they’re doing is wasting they’re time and everyone elses. I sell a lot on craiglist and I’d say about a third of all my buyers are out-of-state.

Have A Caturday Weekend!

Caturday for this weekend shall be Big Cat Edition!! Big black jaguar loves to nibble on fingers just like an ordinary house cat would. Enjoy!

Number 1 tip to saving on eBay

I didn’t want to spend another $40 on a case, especially for a phone that’s now a backup since I just got the new iPhone 6s Plus. So I start searching around on eBay and immediately found a seller who was asking $12 for it.

After digging around, I found another eBayer selling the same case for $9.99

Then I searched ebay deeper and found one for $8.33  but there was no ‘Buy It Now’ option. So I placed my bid and during the last hour of the auction, someone outbids me. Understandably I was disappointed at this point and I was thinking about giving up and just buying from the guy selling it at $9.99

I decided to scour eBay one more time and sure enough I found another seller wanting the same case for $7 and included the ‘Best Offer’ option. I send him my offer price of $6 but he just lets me sit there for almost 24 hours and doesn’t respond.

After getting tired of waiting, I found yet another eBayer selling a case made by the same manufacturer but it was the higher model# case that retails slightly higher ($45) than the one i was shopping for. He was asking $6.49 and had the ‘Best Offer’ option available.

I didn’t want to risk pissing the seller off by low balling him cuz I’ve been at this for 2 days. I didn’t think i’d find a deal better than this, so I made an offer of $6 and within 10 minutes the seller accepts.

$45 protective case for $6!

Number 1 tip saving money on eBay? Patience and lots of it!

Attention White-Collar Workers: The Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs

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From the self-checkout aisle of the grocery store to the sports section of the newspaper, robots and computer software are increasingly taking the place of humans in the workforce. Silicon Valley executive Martin Ford says that robots, once thought of as a threat to only manufacturing jobs, are poised to replace humans as teachers, journalists, lawyers and others in the service sector.

“There’s already a hardware store [in California] that has a customer service robot that, for example, is capable of leading customers to the proper place on the shelves in order to find an item,” Ford tells Fresh Air’s Dave Davies.

In his new book, Rise of the Robots, Ford considers the social and economic disruption that is likely to result when educated workers can no longer find employment.

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Tango Down

This is Minecraft PvP with close friends and the person I killed is a VERY good player. He wins almost every battle so this was a pretty big deal when I killed him. He was focused entirely on another player while I was hiding behind some trees, I came from the side and he didn’t see me coming.

We had a 24 hour truce and in the meantime we build secret bases and weapons. It’s pretty cut throat because when a player dies, they lose hours worth of work. LOL he cleary wasn’t happy about getting killed but it’s all good we’re still friends 🙂

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How To Improve Your Internet Connection (for Kenny)

Kenny,

Every time we talk on Skype (which isn’t much) it seems like the signal is lost within about 1-2 minutes. If we’re lucky you’ll have up to 5 minutes of talk time before we’re cut off. This has been going on for about 2 years and it seems to be getting worse. We had a discussion a while ago on exactly how to improve your internet. I don’t expect you to remember all what was said, so I’ll post the brief version of what we discussed in this blog.

These are several methods that I think could improve your internet tremendously and you really should explore these 3 options.

 

Option #1 – Get a WiFi range booster:

This is by far the quickest, cheapest and easiest method in attempting to improve your signal. Nowadays just about any electronics store has them for about $35 and you’ll find them even cheaper on eBay. If the extender doesn’t help much, then chances are there’s a bottleneck going on with your landlord’s internet. Since your WiFi connection is shared by about 40 tenants I have a bad feeling this method will only give you mixed results. Since this is the easiest method I suggest trying this one first.

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