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Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #360 on: December 07, 2019, 09:00:45 pm »
target is having a graphic t sale today.  Got a Zelda shirt for 5 bucks after gift cards:

https://www.target.com/p/men-s-the-legend-of-zelda-short-sleeve-graphic-t-shirt-green-heather/-/A-54435363?preselect=54398920#lnk=sametab

Too bad most of the shirts aren't available in fat ass.

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Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #361 on: December 07, 2019, 09:32:28 pm »
You're gonna learn to discipline your image. You think I got where I am today because I dressed like Peter Pan over here?
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Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #362 on: December 07, 2019, 10:40:11 pm »
Hey if they had American flag pants I would have bought those too.   :burgerking:

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2018-19 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #363 on: December 08, 2019, 01:52:53 pm »
Yesterday, I drove 4 hours from Phoenix out to Banning, CA, waited two hours in the rain at the Museum of Pinball, then drove back 4 hours to Phoenix with a free Lock ĎN Chase in my Jeep!

« Last Edit: December 08, 2019, 03:27:47 pm by yotsuya »
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Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #364 on: December 08, 2019, 03:47:21 pm »
No pic of cabinet = no cabinet
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Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #365 on: December 08, 2019, 04:49:39 pm »
No pic of cabinet = no cabinet

You see all that wetness? Between the rain in Banning and Phoenix, that sombitch is wrapped and put in my storage unit.
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Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #366 on: December 08, 2019, 07:59:04 pm »
It doesnít rain in Phoenix, go choke on your lies somewhere else.

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Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #367 on: December 08, 2019, 08:18:46 pm »
It doesnít rain in Phoenix, go choke on your lies somewhere else.

The forecast for tomorrow, bitchlips...

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Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #368 on: December 08, 2019, 10:20:55 pm »
I dunno man... that looked like clear water to me and legend has it that it only rains hot sauce in AZ.  We're going to need those pics. 

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Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #369 on: December 09, 2019, 05:44:42 am »
I thought it evaporated before it hit the ground.

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Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #370 on: December 09, 2019, 12:32:29 pm »
No rain today.

You fuckos must have jinxed it. Good on you!

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Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #371 on: December 09, 2019, 01:50:09 pm »
No pic of cabinet = no cabinet
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Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #372 on: December 09, 2019, 05:34:30 pm »
Nevermind. The rains came... I bless them.

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Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #373 on: December 09, 2019, 09:02:59 pm »
This is about finishing off my free  gift card balances.... The postman probably hates me lately...

(halo 5, crackdown 3, quantum break, and ryse)

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Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #374 on: December 10, 2019, 11:01:20 pm »
Both coloring book and robonauts are available for free on the switch right now.  You'll even net some gold coins. 

https://slickdeals.net/f/13707848-10-free-nintendo-switch-eshop-games-from-publisher-qubic-games?src=frontpage

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Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #375 on: December 11, 2019, 06:59:28 am »
The postman probably hates me lately...

Nah.  At least not if they are a long timer.
A few years back there was talk of stopping Saturday delivery and laying people off.
At the time a couple people told me they were happy about all the extra amazon packages.
Hell, now they are delivering on Sundays.

A UPS driver told my friend in the middle of nowhere that he "saved his route" by buying so much crap online.
He's one of those extreme couponers with bins of random toiletries in the basement.

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Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #376 on: December 11, 2019, 07:48:10 am »
Both coloring book and robonauts are available for free on the switch right now.  You'll even net some gold coins. 

https://slickdeals.net/f/13707848-10-free-nintendo-switch-eshop-games-from-publisher-qubic-games?src=frontpage

Thanks. I need some kids friendly stuff for my Switch. Free is my magic number.

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Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #377 on: December 11, 2019, 10:04:55 am »
A UPS driver told my friend in the middle of nowhere that he "saved his route" by buying so much crap online.
He's one of those extreme couponers with bins of random toiletries in the basement.

My FedEx friend told me that they hate Amazon and won't do business with them anymore.  I guess they don't make any money on those "last mile" deliveries.

Now is that Amazon is using gig delivery drivers... and every single one of my packages that goes through their hands is torn just enough so that they can see what's inside.  They also use these people to deliver to businesses.... and businesses won't let them in the door... and they can't deliver without taking a photo of the package.  After 2 or 3 failed attempts, they'll hand it off to another courier.  And, if you complain about the shipping delays, Amazon will give you $5-$15 to make you go away.  We've gotten a lot of free ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- at work because of this.
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Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #378 on: December 11, 2019, 10:17:38 am »
Both coloring book and robonauts are available for free on the switch right now.  You'll even net some gold coins. 

https://slickdeals.net/f/13707848-10-free-nintendo-switch-eshop-games-from-publisher-qubic-games?src=frontpage

Thanks!   :cheers:

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Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #379 on: December 11, 2019, 01:18:06 pm »
Looks like they are going to give a bunch more away... the only catch is you have to get them all. 

https://slickdeals.net/f/13712024-10-free-qubic-games-on-nintendo-switch?src=catpagev2_catnav_games

Somebody wake me up on the 16th. 

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Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #380 on: December 11, 2019, 09:36:43 pm »
No pic of cabinet = no cabinet

Went by the unit just to grab these pics...








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Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #381 on: December 11, 2019, 10:07:26 pm »
Nice, is it working?
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Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #382 on: December 11, 2019, 10:29:44 pm »
Nice, is it working?

I dunno, havenít plugged it in. Hope to bring it home soon, or else I gotta do another month for the Unit. You can see the Area 51 I donít have room for either.
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Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #383 on: December 15, 2019, 10:34:51 pm »
It looks good.  Even the sideart is in decent shape.

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Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #384 on: December 16, 2019, 03:09:25 am »
Just a reminder.  The first day of the quibic games giveaway has started.  Assuming you downloaded robonauts for the switch the next game is available today only and the only way to get any of the other games is to download every game each day.  I think the transaction gives out gold coins as well if you save those.

https://qubicgames.com/15years/

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Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #385 on: December 26, 2019, 11:54:41 pm »
Had $30 in Kohl's cash from my Christmas purchases.  Looked at the discount Tees they had available for free pickup...  got 3 for exactly $30.00... a legitimate freebie.  Two video game shirts and a joker/batman because I'm eternally 12.  Also, apparently I may get another $10 gift card later on from slickdeals (depending upon if they count my total with kohls cash instead of real money.)

It's worth looking into if you have to do any returns or are stuck with stupid kohl's cash. 

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Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #386 on: January 10, 2020, 10:43:54 pm »
Well I guess I've started a never ending cycle of Kohl's cash... They sent me $10 today.  I got another Zelda shirt as there isn't a huge selection of what I can get shipped for free now that the holidays are over.  https://www.kohls.com/product/prd-2550131/mens-zelda-crest-tee.jsp?prdPV=1  The good sales are off, so this one cost me about $4.50  They also informed me that I'm 4 points away from another $5... so the next time I buy some gum or something I'll have more to spend.

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Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #387 on: January 10, 2020, 11:25:43 pm »
Should we start a new thread?  Keep this one going?  The good news is I make more money than I did when we started these.  The bad news is I donít have the free time or mental energy to churn nickel and dime stuff any more.  Xbox game pass at 5 cents a day has completely killed buying PS4 games at $5-10 shipped for me.  I wonít need any more shoe boxes, but whatís the fun in downloading Witcher or Just Cause now...

On the other hand, my wife and I have played a ton of Overcooked and actually got 3 stars on every single level.  We played through a few stages of Overcooked 2 and did very well.  If only our real kitchen were so cohesive...



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Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #388 on: January 11, 2020, 12:03:39 am »
Eh I say just alter the title.  The fun of cheap fu is the hunt, not the reward.... just do it less often if it's too time consuming. 

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Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #389 on: January 11, 2020, 06:47:20 am »
I though the fun for you guys was piling up cheap ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- in your house until you can't find the front door. ;)

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Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #390 on: January 11, 2020, 12:19:26 pm »
How much effort does it need to be before we consider it no longer free? Last year, I wanted to upgrade my foosball table and add game counters. They look like this:


For new counters, they cost $50 (not including tax and shipping) for 2 sets. That's more than I want to spend for something so simple. I kept my eyes peeled and eventually saw a home model Tornado foosball table for sale for $100, which is a fantastic price. I messaged the guy immediately with a "I'll take it, I can be there in 25 minutes, I have cash and I have a vehicle that can haul it". He replied that he had lots of offers and asked me if I really wanted it. I replied immediately with a yes and headed off to get it. The place was 20 minutes from my house. I can see why he was a little hesitant. The table was not going to be in playable shape, but you couldn't tell from the pictures or description and I bet he had lots of folks wanting a playable table. The laminate was peeling away, but since I was buying it for the game counters, I hoped I could resell the other parts.

I brought the table home and stripped it. I listed the following on ebay and sold:

  • Foosball men - $55
  • Bumpers $25
  • Bearings $30
  • Feet $25
  • Extra game counter discs $12

After ebay fees, I broke even. I had "Free" game counters.

The score counters I got was the second set you see in front of R2D2. Those are used to track how many games you have won (usually tournaments are best 2 out of 3, or 3 out of 5)


and I created a plaque I'm going to get some master players signatures on.

I thought I could give away the empty shell of a table, but there wasn't any takers so I had to dispose of it.

So, it all worked out and it was essentially a free upgrade, but I had to risk an outlay of cash initially, and I probably took 3-4 hours labor to do everything. All this to save $50.

I think I've said this in the past, but I attempt to keep my arcade and gaming hobbies self sufficient. I've definitely gotten caught up chasing something free and spent way more time and effort than it was worth (hacking a keyboard comes to mind). The question is, to you, was this adventure worth it?

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Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #391 on: January 12, 2020, 12:22:12 pm »
A UPS driver told my friend in the middle of nowhere that he "saved his route" by buying so much crap online.
He's one of those extreme couponers with bins of random toiletries in the basement.

My FedEx friend told me that they hate Amazon and won't do business with them anymore.  I guess they don't make any money on those "last mile" deliveries.

Now is that Amazon is using gig delivery drivers... and every single one of my packages that goes through their hands is torn just enough so that they can see what's inside.  They also use these people to deliver to businesses.... and businesses won't let them in the door... and they can't deliver without taking a photo of the package.  After 2 or 3 failed attempts, they'll hand it off to another courier.  And, if you complain about the shipping delays, Amazon will give you $5-$15 to make you go away.  We've gotten a lot of free ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- at work because of this.

Just went to the front door.
my fitness tracker from amazon was delivered.
mail man tossed the box from the sidewalk onto the front porch.
A good 15ft.
how do I know?

His foot prints in the snow stop at the sidewalk and don't come up the walkway and you can see where the box slid and bounced on the porch in the snow.


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« Reply #392 on: January 12, 2020, 04:03:09 pm »
One time I got a 75lb bag of bird seed for $12.  The postman heaved  it as  hard as he could at my front door. It's kinda hard to heave that much, though, so I just laughed as i sipped my coffee from the living room.
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« Reply #394 on: January 14, 2020, 01:12:34 pm »
Oh well.  Page acts weird when I try to pull up my details, I guess we'll see what happens in March. 

We've played the absolute ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- out of Overcooked 2 so I've gotten my $1.08 out of it.

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