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Netbook for $40

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by webbie, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Delivery date 07.05.2012 - at post office. Whooohooo.

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  2. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    You guys are so easily entertained. :p
  3. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    Sad...... But True :(
  4. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    But at least I am easily distracted....
  5. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Sometimes I order stuff I don't even want, just so I can track the package on the UPS website. :rolleyes:
  6. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    You too huh? !!!
  7. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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  8. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Gotta wonder now if they were waiting to get enough broken ones returned so they could fill our order. >> Why I am leaving the Paypal dispute open until I find out Friday if they work.

    Of course if they don't I just blame it on webbie. ;lol
  9. GAMMA RAY

    GAMMA RAY Minister of Fire

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    Something told me not to order one of those mudders...
    I took the 40 bucks and spent it on something else...I won't say what though...>>
  10. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

    I heard AP was thoroughly enjoying your gift Gamma..... ::P
  11. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    Delivery confirmation. ;)

    Update to follow this evening. Now the only regret I have is not getting a 2nd one (in Red). The Wifes b-day is in a week. That would have been a simple (and cheap) gift. All she uses our PC or Laptop for, is FaceBook and/or photos.

    Crunch time now...... :( Whats a good gift for a Wife on her B-Day? (Any women out there wanna help? Gamma?) ;) I always struggle with her presents.......
  12. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

    I always have the same problem Dex. And I'm not going to be much help either. :confused:
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  13. northwinds

    northwinds Minister of Fire

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    Mine arrived also. I can confirm also that a 7" screen is really small. :) Plugged mine in and will try it out later.
  14. GAMMA RAY

    GAMMA RAY Minister of Fire

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    Jewelry is always nice if she wears it....::-)

    A day at the spa...you know, mani/pedi, massage, facial, yada yada. That is if she would enjoy something like that.

    A very nice gift would be to spend the day together, if possible, (or plan for another day) and take her anywhere she wants to go and do anything she wants to. Spending time together costs minimal $ and the memory will last a lifetime.;)
  15. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    The usual. Toaster oven. Pots and pans. Vacuum cleaner...
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  16. DexterDay

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    Pots and Pans were last year for her B-Day and the Vacuum was for Christmas (wish I was lying). Christmas before that was a new Dishwasher!..!

    Gamma- All good ideas... The time together sounds the best (and cheapest ;))
  17. GAMMA RAY

    GAMMA RAY Minister of Fire

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    FYI fellas....do not buy household appliances for the SO unless she requests them...:mad:
    Just sayin...

    It is always a good thing to keep your ears cocked for a few months before the given date...
    listen to see if she mentions anything in particular...
    We chicks do that you know...to see if you listen...;)
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  18. northwinds

    northwinds Minister of Fire

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    *cough* This little item will provide many hours of entertainment, but it's not exactly surfing, more like treading water in a swimming pool.
  19. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    I've been testing tablets lately. So far I have mixed feelings about them. Some are light and convenient, but I wouldn't consider making it my primary access to the internet, even for just email and hearth.com.
  20. northwinds

    northwinds Minister of Fire

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    The Good: It boots up relatively fast. Internet explorer starts relatively fast. It shuts down relatively quickly.

    The Bad: Pretty much everything in between.

    The Ugly: If I was on a deserted island with wi-fi but no other internet options, it would be marginally useful, but I would be much balder than I am now after tearing out the rest of my hair. I'll withdraw my paypal complaint since I got what I paid for. :)
  21. fishingpol

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    I bought the wife a Caphalon 5" Santoku kitchen knife. I have the 7" one, but it was a bit too unwieldy for her. Pretty much every time she uses it, she comments on how much she likes it. It slices, it dices, need I say more...

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  22. BrotherBart

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    I will be the guinea pig since I am getting two. If they work I will flash the operating system update and see if it turns it into a very small paper weight. I just wanted the things for monitors for the network security cameras and Internet radio. Because they use less juice than keeping laptops running around the clock.

    If ActiveX or Java one or the other doesn't work on them for the cameras then they will be shiny black coasters.

    They will be in the mailbox tomorrow so we shall see.
  23. MasterMech

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    She doesn't. Her requirement for wedding/engagement rings? "Something small", lol. :rolleyes:

    Usually what her mother gets her. :confused:

    Good luck prying that information outta her! I'm getting better at guessing tho! ;)
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  24. DexterDay

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    Well.... I tried for a little while to get this damn thing to connect to my Wi-Fi.... Having hooked up our PS3, my Wifes and my Droid, the Laptop, and my Sons I-pod touch....!! I have input the password 100 different times and may have to call the Geek Squad, to get this thing on my wireless connection :(

    Here I thought I was getting pretty good at this electronic thing...... Nope. :(

    But.. Like stated above, it boots quick. Thats all I can comment on. It does appear to be in good shape. To be reconditioned.

    Here are 2 pics, with a Dish Remote, for size comparison.
  25. thedude110

    thedude110 Feeling the Heat

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    lol -- did you upload those pics with the netbook?

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