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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #80 on: May 16, 2018, 09:43:22 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.

 :cheers:

Never before has a thread title been so prophetic.  :cheers:

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #81 on: June 30, 2018, 07:21:04 pm »
My prepaid visa from Charmin arrived today. I'm almost in disbelief.

Trying to decide if I'm spending it on Amazon beer or a ps4 game.

 :dunno

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #82 on: July 17, 2018, 11:41:42 pm »
I cleaned up this month.  Tons of free albums via google play and a few from Amazon.  Surprisingly most of them were good.  I'm just finishing up the twitch promotion via amazon so I got a bunch of games that way.  Amazon had a "hidden" coupon where you buy something prior to prime day and then during prime day and you receive a $10 credit.  I bought $1 dash buttons, which will net me $5 when I use them.   So I've grabbed $14.  Whatever I get I'll probably do no rush and scrape another two bucks out of amazon. 

Btw Amazon has and additional 25% off of used video game stuff right now. 

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #83 on: Yesterday at 12:44:31 am »
Thatís cool.  I picked up Skyrim VR and 2 pounds of beef jerky last week.  Jerky made it about 60 hours.

Skyrim still in the shrink wrap until a couple PhD loose ends are tied up with my wife.  Apparently she lost a couple weeks of her life reading books in some library in that game on Xbox 360.  So that game awaits...

Prime Day didnít raise any pulses around here....


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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #84 on: Yesterday at 02:16:45 am »
Yeah I rarely get anything on prime day but free credit is free credit.  The thing is a few days before prime day they put the factory refurbished fire devices on sale.  Got an HD 8 for 40 bucks and it looks brand new to me.  On prime day they bump the prices of the refurbished units back up. 

I'm pretty satisfied with it.... I just needed something cheap and powerful enough to read game manuals and such while I play.  Say what you want about the Wii U, but the ability to bring up the gamefaqs on that second screen was great.  The switch still kind of does it, but without the touch screen in docked mode it's much more awkward for navigation.

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #85 on: Yesterday at 09:43:34 am »
How's it compare to an iPad?  I had the original Kindle Fire and it was... adequate for its time.  My iPad is going nuts with phantom screen touches and makes it very difficult to lay in bed and post here at 2am.  The original screen turned into a spiderweb after I brought it inside from reading in the Houston heat.  I had it replaced for $70 and honestly got 6 good months out of it, so not too salty.




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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #86 on: Yesterday at 09:59:16 am »
Prime Day=unwanted inventory clearance
I picked up a life straw for $10 to throw in my tiny survival kit that I'll never use.

PBJ, have you heard about http://www.autopartsclass.com/ ?
(vehicles all they way back to 1995)

I'm debating on whether to bother with it.
Still waiting on free cans of Tuna and Vitamix vouchers.


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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #87 on: Yesterday at 10:28:55 am »
Nope, hadn't heard about that.  Some of my expenses qualified on old vehicles, but why the hell would I keep maintenance records around for a vehicle I sold 10 years ago?  Only things I hoard are debt and stuff I haul out of the dumpster.




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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #88 on: Yesterday at 12:31:51 pm »
I was about to pull the trigger on a new DeWalt miter saw but I waited for Prime day and I got $25 off of it, so it wasn't a total waste.  I also picked up 2 more Echo Dots for $49, which is basically half price.  I was eyeing the cheap SD cards and the discounted Shield TV box thinking about buying another one for another media player. 

The Shield uses the same hardware as the Nintendo Switch and does a good job playing games, but I use it for playing my media in the theater and in the living room, it blows away other boxes and sticks and is the only one that can do Atmos and 4k MKV playback (although the new Dune player is supposed to be able to do it as well).

Anyway, a weak Prime day, but I saved a few dollars.  No free crap though, lol. 

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« Reply #89 on: Yesterday at 03:38:36 pm »
How's it compare to an iPad?  I had the original Kindle Fire and it was... adequate for its time.  My iPad is going nuts with phantom screen touches and makes it very difficult to lay in bed and post here at 2am.  The original screen turned into a spiderweb after I brought it inside from reading in the Houston heat.  I had it replaced for $70 and honestly got 6 good months out of it, so not too salty.


Well obviously an iPad is better, but not by much.  It's a 720p screen on the 8 and I believe 1080p on the 10 but they claim the screen is "tougher than the ipad".  I haven't had it long enough to tell, but the screen does seem to have gorilla glass or something similar you wouldn't expect on a cheaper tablet.  The camera sucks and the speakers aren't very loud.  Other than that it's great.  The ui is much improved from earlier models and Alexa is actually helpful.  It's android os only a bit cleaner and snappier.  I don't know how powerful it really is, but I threw goat simulator on there and it seems to handle it, so I guess the unreal engine runs ok.  It works for reading well, but I think I'm going to have to install another reader app.  Amazon's annoyingly doesn't let you zoom with pinches and pulls like virtually every other pdf reader does. 

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« Reply #90 on: Yesterday at 03:57:19 pm »
Have you tried side-loading the Playstore app on it?  I'm looking for something cheap to play Pinball Arcade on.  The Fire tablet seems like the best value out there but doesn't appear to natively run Playstore apps.

How's it compare to an iPad?  I had the original Kindle Fire and it was... adequate for its time.  My iPad is going nuts with phantom screen touches and makes it very difficult to lay in bed and post here at 2am.  The original screen turned into a spiderweb after I brought it inside from reading in the Houston heat.  I had it replaced for $70 and honestly got 6 good months out of it, so not too salty.


Well obviously an iPad is better, but not by much.  It's a 720p screen on the 8 and I believe 1080p on the 10 but they claim the screen is "tougher than the ipad".  I haven't had it long enough to tell, but the screen does seem to have gorilla glass or something similar you wouldn't expect on a cheaper tablet.  The camera sucks and the speakers aren't very loud.  Other than that it's great.  The ui is much improved from earlier models and Alexa is actually helpful.  It's android os only a bit cleaner and snappier.  I don't know how powerful it really is, but I threw goat simulator on there and it seems to handle it, so I guess the unreal engine runs ok.  It works for reading well, but I think I'm going to have to install another reader app.  Amazon's annoyingly doesn't let you zoom with pinches and pulls like virtually every other pdf reader does.

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #91 on: Yesterday at 08:27:17 pm »
I'm going to try that tonight  (need to clear off a sd card first).  From what I've seen online you just install three apps in order, so it shouldn't be too hard. 

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #92 on: Yesterday at 09:42:30 pm »
I'm going to try that tonight  (need to clear off a sd card first).  From what I've seen online you just install three apps in order, so it shouldn't be too hard.

DId it on one I bought last Xmas when they had the hd8 for $49 (same as they had it for prime day this year) and it is an easy process - IIRC this is  the process I follwed - https://www.howtogeek.com/232726/how-to-install-the-google-play-store-on-your-amazon-fire-tablet/

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #93 on: Yesterday at 11:20:01 pm »
I just used this one:

https://www.techjunkie.com/install-google-play-amazon-fire-tablet/


(Same deal but it's more recent so the urls are up to date)


It installed fine but the installation was a little wonky.  When I first started the google play store it hung up on me, so I closed it and launched again.  The second go around it got through the setup fine but kept giving me an authentication error.  I closed it one more time and the third time was a charm.... now everything is working fine and I installed the required by law copy of Angry Birds to make sure it installed stuff ok. 


So yeah, google play install isn't a big deal, even on the very latest version of the fire OS. 

  
 

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