Geek Shop-O-Rama!

I’m broke now, but I’m Happy!

Amazon.com is happy with me too. :0)

I got me two of these:

& one of these:
http://bit.ly/New-2TB-Hard-Drive

& one of these:

http://bit.ly/new-video-card

& because I’m all thumbs when it comes to tinkering with electronic hardware, I’m gonna have thsese guys open up my computer and put it all in. (well actually, the old Video Card is being replaced with the new one). :0)

Ooops almost forgot.  A month ago I bought this:

http://bit.ly/TV-Card

But I never got around to getting it put in the computer, so that will be done when the other stuff mentioend above is also.

I’ll have a total of 4 hard drives in the computer (5TB of storage – up from 1) when this is all done.

It’s almost like I got a new computer! 😀

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What do you mean you no longer carry 2-litre size Diet Coke?

Dear Safeway.com,

For weeks you’ve been indicating you no longer carry the 2-litre size bottles of Diet Coke online.

I forgave you the first time, but after that I got increasingly annoyed.

This makes no sense, whatsoever.  Online you offer Diet Coke in cans, 16-ounce bottles and more, but no longer in 2-litre size bottles?

Why then, do you still carry other Coke products in 2-litre size bottles?

Take a look at this screenshot. Please help me with your logic here?

Screenshot of Safeway.com

Note the 2-liter size bottles of Diet Dr. Pepper listed. Now, I realize that Dr. Pepper isn’t a Coke product, but for all intents and purposes, it is in my areas (Phoenix) being that it is distributed by the local Coca-Cola botteler.  So agan.. why no two liter Diet coke?  You had it for over 2 years and suggently it’s gone.

But here’s the kicker. You don’t fulfill my order at a warehouse. You fulifll it at an ordinary Safeway store (this one happens to be the closed to my home – about 3 miles away).

Now, if I go into that store guess what I can find there?

You go tit? Lots and lots of bottles of Diet Coke in the 2 liter size.

WTF?!?!?



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Amazon.com & Wasteful Packaging.

These are photos of a box and it’s contents shipped to me from Amazon.com The contents consisted of two CDs and a Magazine. The box was big enough hold this 100 times over. Can you say absurd? I knew you could….
The box right after it was opened.

Part 1 of 7: The box right after it was opened.

A closer look
Part 2 of 7: The box right after it was opened. (A closer look)

Starting to remove the massive amount of bubble insulation
Part 3 of 7: Starting to remove the massive amount of bubble insulaton

Here’s the massive amount of bubble insulation after I had unfurled it.
Part 4 of 7: Here's the massive amount of bubble insulaton after I had unfurled it.

Contents of the box after all the bubble insulation was removed
Part 5 of 7: Contents of the box after all the bubble insulaton was removed

 

The big envelope had bubble wrap on the inside and contained the Playbill Magazine you see here.  A slimly bigger envelope could have held that and the two CDs combined.
Part 6 of 7: Contents of the box after all the bubble insulaton was removed (Part deux)

In the end, this is what I (got sans insulation and envelope).
Part 7 of 7: In the end, this is what I (got sans insulation and envelope).

Someone suggested to me that Amazon.com uses "standardized packaging" to save on costs.  However, I often order 2-3 CDs at a time and that same amount of merchandise has arrived from Amazon.com in small (almost form-fitting) boxes, big envelopes with bubble wrap insulation, medium sized boxes with some bubble insulation like you see above and lastly the box as shown above (that one takes the cake).
I’m glad I didn’t pay for shipping. 🙂

P.S. If you are curious as to what I ordered, you will find it here and here.

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I got a new watch

Thanks to all of you who previously offered your opinion.  I asked here and practically everywhere else that I can lurk on teh Internets™.

I didn’t do a formal tally, but it seemed pretty much like an even split. That was good and bad.

It’s good because I knew I’d come up with two good choices (appearance wise – well at least I thought so – I know some of you didn’t care for either one) and bad because I really had to think about it.

But after considering the appearance as well as the features, I went with this one.

It just arrived today and I love it.

BTW, the MSRP shown on the page is $110.00 more than I actually paid for it, so I’m pleased.

And best of all, it’s even better looking in person than in the picture. It’s gorgeous. I love it.

This is the first time I ever bought myself a watch. The past three were gifts from former girlfriends and prior to that watches came from relatives. It was nice to be able to make my own choice.

I just thought I’d share.

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Due to high demand….

a customer may order no more than three units of this item every thirty days.

Just FYI….

BTW, why do I find that amusing?

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