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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #40 on: March 16, 2018, 01:22:03 pm »
I can always flash the amiibos you want for in game unlocks, but if you're buying them as knickknacks , I can't help you there.
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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #41 on: March 16, 2018, 01:32:26 pm »
Eh they've got their claws in me pretty good.  I never thought I'd be a figurine guy but after buying a few (ironically also to get rid of gift cards) I'm pretty hooked.  I don't have any desire to "collect them all" though.... I'm more about collecting iconic characters where the figure is a good representation.  Sadly I'm still missing some of the important ones.... no Mario, No Link, no Samus and no Bowser.  They are usually sold out.  I think Nintendo makes as many of those amiibo as the lesser known characters, which is ridiculous.  You can't tell me they lacked the foresight to know that Mario would be x10 as popular as Mr. Game & Watch.  I might end up having to (gasp) pay full retail for them by going to a (double gasp) gamestop.

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #42 on: March 16, 2018, 02:01:23 pm »
I had a keyring of flashed amiibos.  Gave them away to my friend's kid.  Utterly pointless contributions to gameplay in my experience.  Some of them look cool, though.  I've got a Little Mac I've been told is LQQK QMG R@RE so I figure it's worth 50 cents.




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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #43 on: March 16, 2018, 02:32:25 pm »
For earlier games sure, but they aren't pointless for the newer ones.  The drops in BOTW are helpful for leveling up quickly and in Mario Odyssey the power-ups dropped by the wedding amiibo that Malenko sent me are quite useful in some of the post-game levels.  The Re Revelations collection gives you upgrade points for every amiibo scanned. 

Now all of this is optional, but I don't think optional equates to pointless.  If anything I'm rather proud of Nintendo for keeping the little figures optional.... they could have easily went the Skylanders route where buying hunks of plastic is a requirement to play the game. 

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #44 on: March 16, 2018, 04:04:21 pm »
got some pretty sweet planes in Ace Combat for the 3DS with them. If I didn't flash tags and had to buy figures for the unlocks though...... I'd be saltier than a pretzel.
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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #45 on: March 19, 2018, 08:42:47 am »
Well, free shipping on Oregon Trail is gone, so that would knock it to about $15 out of pocket for an online order.  Pass.

I could pick up Street Fighter 69 on PS4 for free.  My shoeboxes of sealed games are already full, though.

Anyway, I was able to add $35 to the Target giftcard balance.

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BTW - Target is doing a games & toys B1G1 50% off deal right now. Just got two Oregon trails for 38 shipped. (Redcard gets and additional 5% off and free shipping)

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #46 on: March 19, 2018, 08:54:59 am »
I guess I'm going to have to get a redcard if I'm going to keep doing these deals.  Shipping kills it for a lot of the cheaper stuff.

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #47 on: March 21, 2018, 02:52:09 pm »
I looked through the games.... I don't see anything too interesting.  Still trying to find something fun to buy *grumble grumble*

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #48 on: March 26, 2018, 10:32:55 pm »
Fractured But Whole is on sale at Target for 19.99.

Added $1.64 of real money and will pick it up on my commute tomorrow morning.

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #49 on: March 26, 2018, 10:41:59 pm »
Nice find man.  I was getting so desperate I was about to buy the Deadpool game (also on sale for 19.99)

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #50 on: March 26, 2018, 10:43:59 pm »
Supposedly they merged their SKUs for the gold versions with standard.  So you might be able to swap it for the gold edition if they have it in stock at your store.

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #51 on: March 26, 2018, 10:51:39 pm »
Sweet. 

They've also got some pretty decent game t-shirts in right now.  Most of my favs aren't available in fat-ass sizes though so I'm out of luck.  But I mean this just screams me:

https://www.target.com/p/pac-man-174-men-s-bite-me-t-shirt-blue-heather/-/A-51520680#lnk=sametab

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #52 on: March 26, 2018, 10:56:44 pm »
So Mario+Rabbids is on sale for 30.  Not a bad price at all.  Not sure if it's for me though. 

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #53 on: March 27, 2018, 02:33:59 am »
So I decided to pickup ReCore Definitive Edition for $20 as that's a xbox exclusive that slipped under my radar.  I'll spend the rest later. 

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #54 on: March 27, 2018, 09:59:25 am »
No Gold editions in the store.  Oh well.

Anyone want to buy a Stick of Truth redemption code?

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #55 on: March 27, 2018, 02:28:55 pm »
That's on the pc as well, so I decided it'd be a good game to test that steam link box that has been collecting dust that I got with free gamestop cards from last year. 

I'm beginning to wonder if we are the only two doing these deals.

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #56 on: April 12, 2018, 12:08:09 am »
This one is pretty good if you are patient.

https://slickdeals.net/f/11466599-2-month-audible-trial-2-audiobooks-10-amazon-gc-free-new-customers-only

Do an audible 2 month trial.... you get one book voucher immediately and another in a month and a $10 amazon gift card within two weeks.  Just remember to wait until after you've redeemed everything to cancel. 

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #57 on: April 12, 2018, 09:56:00 am »
Nice, thanks for posting.  I popped them for a similar deal a few years ago, time to do it again.   ;D


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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #58 on: April 12, 2018, 11:09:53 am »
No Gold editions in the store.  Oh well.

Anyone want to buy a Stick of Truth redemption code?
5 bucks

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #59 on: April 12, 2018, 11:13:24 am »

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #60 on: April 12, 2018, 07:21:02 pm »

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #61 on: April 18, 2018, 11:38:38 am »
22 coke caps gets you a free movie ticket, large popcorn, large soda at an AMC theater.  Which, sadly, is better than $1/cap around here.

I punched in 44 and will be enjoying cheap date night.

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #62 on: April 18, 2018, 01:15:31 pm »
I might do that for Avengers, but I'm not big on seeing films in the theatre in my middle age.

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #63 on: April 19, 2018, 12:15:37 am »
We went and saw A Quiet Place.  No issues redeeming vouchers.  Played coupon fairy and gave away a large popcorn code.  Enjoyed a large popcorn and soda myself.

Movie was great, btw.

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #64 on: April 19, 2018, 05:36:27 pm »
The AMC code thing works for new accounts, so I popped them for a few more tickets.  It's like Movie Pass except for people that dig in the trash.

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #65 on: April 19, 2018, 05:53:19 pm »
We went and saw A Quiet Place.
Movie was great, btw.

 :cheers:

We really enjoyed it too. We went in without having seen a single trailer or having read ANYTHING about it. We just knew John Krasinski had made a horror movie and that was enough to get our interest. I love knowing nothing about a movie's plot going in, but it's rare that it happens.

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #66 on: April 23, 2018, 03:47:59 pm »
3 12 pack flaps gets you $2 Amazon with Coke right now.  I've been stockpiling flaps so I'll get a few.

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #67 on: April 25, 2018, 09:58:49 am »
Can't remember what BS I pulled for these, but it turned out my ancient Weber Genesis had been missing two racks.  Guess that's what you get when you browbeat the price down at an estate sale.

Anyway, the cooking area on it is huge, so it wasn't too big a deal to cut off a burner and move stuff off to the side, but my grilling game has instantly leveled up.


Coke flaps were redeemed yesterday for a desoldering iron.  I'm going to yank off the squeeze bulb and rig it to a shop vac.  Details soon...

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #68 on: April 26, 2018, 11:07:42 am »
"yank the bulb and rig shop vac".... I would be wondering if that would work, Seems the startup of the vac would cool the solder, unless you possibly used a diverter, Anyhow quite curious to see that. :o

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #69 on: April 26, 2018, 02:27:40 pm »
Worked for this guy...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waiW-1WeGwU&

I plan on rigging an arcade pushbutton to my shopvac and making a foot switch.  It won't be running continuously. 


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« Reply #70 on: April 26, 2018, 03:08:04 pm »
That is just friggin cool...Jennifer is oddly amused, and  craving peanut butter 8)

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« Reply #71 on: April 26, 2018, 04:52:28 pm »
Worked for this guy...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waiW-1WeGwU&

I plan on rigging an arcade pushbutton to my shopvac and making a foot switch.  It won't be running continuously. 
You might also want to add a filter chamber like the one in the Pace desoldering handset. (items 3, 4, 5, and maybe 27)

Most of the solder hits and sticks to the metal baffle (4) the rest is trapped by the filter. (5)



Jensen lists the part numbers here.  ;D
https://www.jensentools.com/pace-desolder-handpiece-replacement-parts-for-sx40a-sx55a-sx65a-sx70/g/157


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« Reply #72 on: April 26, 2018, 05:50:34 pm »
Just knock the shop vac hose around, that'll clear out all the dried solder.
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« Reply #73 on: April 26, 2018, 07:09:25 pm »
Totally unrelated to anything but...

God its wierd seeing my feet everytime I log into the forum with my phone lol

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« Reply #74 on: April 26, 2018, 08:45:39 pm »
Just knock the shop vac hose around, that'll clear out all the dried solder.

That was the plan.... no need to over complicate this.


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« Reply #75 on: April 26, 2018, 08:53:08 pm »




I plan on rigging an arcade pushbutton to my shopvac and making a foot switch.  It won't be running continuously.

Harbor freight sells momentary foot switches if you'd rather just spend $14 (less coupon) than spend the time making one.
https://m.harborfreight.com/momentary-power-foot-switch-96619.html

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« Reply #76 on: April 26, 2018, 11:36:42 pm »
Thanks for linking that.  At that price itís something I would find useful on occasion.  Iíll test a few solder joints with a toggle switch on the vacuum and head to Harbor Freight for that pedal  if itís successful.

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« Reply #77 on: April 28, 2018, 11:41:08 am »
Well, it was dead on arrival and going back to Amazon.

The suction worked beautifully.


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« Reply #78 on: April 30, 2018, 02:37:46 pm »
Humble Bundle doing some Playstation stuff.  You can use Amazon Payments.  $1 gets you Dead Rising.  That means 3 surveys on and 5 minutes on mturk, transfer the funds, and you're good to go.

Another one to add to the digital dustbin.

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #79 on: May 16, 2018, 09:19:28 am »
So, if you buy Charmin Mega Rolls, and they don't fit on your dispenser, they'll mail you a prepaid credit card as a refund.

I've attached a copy of the PDF rebate form, I modified it to make it easier to fill out.

Enjoy taking a free crap.

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