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If you are looking at buying a used Subaru Impreza, you should be aware that some of them rust very easily. This is probably more true for cars that are driven in the North East and North West. (I don't know how many people in the South West need to have all wheel drive.)
Take a look at the photo taken of the left rear tire. You can see some of the rust appearing between a couple of panels. The problem is that during a winter storm sand can build up between the panels and over time can cause rust.
Make sure that you look at the rear panels very carefully. If there is any signs of chip or rust, chances are that the rust and chip will get bigger.
I am looking around the internet for some accessory for my Sony DCR-TRV720. Its an old video camera and there's not much out there. The camera works great and I am looking forward to taking it on my trip to the west coast.
I recall there use to be a camera shop on Hollywood Boulevard that use to sell all sort of lens for the Sony DCR-TRV720. I purchased a really cool fish-eye lens there.
Cash for Clunkers
Little known fact about the Cars for Clunkers program:
There is a waiting period between the time the car is bought and when it drives
off the lot. That's because the dealership has to wait for the government's
money to come in.
Grand Summer Gazebo 2.0
This past weekend we put up the new canopy on our Grand Summer Gazebo. There was no problems putting it up and it fits like a charm.
The key thing to keep in mind is to not put the top (Small Canopy) on all the way. You'll need to maneuver the bottom part (Large Canopy) over the top. Its a little hard to explain but once you put the canopy on it makes sense.
Here's some Pictures of our Grand Summer Gazebo.
This is what it looked like last year:
This is what it looks like this year:
This is related to the Grand Summer Gazebo topic.
Energizer Rechargeable Batteries
This morning I purchased some Energizer Rechargeable Batteries (2450 mAh) at CVS in Waltham, Massachusetts. I paid $12.99 for the four pack. That comes to about $3.25 a battery.
I was surprise that I wasn't really able to find them much cheaper online. Amazon.com had them for $11.45 plus shipping. I found a few deals on eBay.com but I don't know about the quality of those batteries.
We are going on a trip to LA and Vegas in September and I thought I stock up now on getting batteries for the trip.
Interesting post on Amazon.com: Instead of the Energizer 2500mAh cells, I recommend buying the Rayovac "Hybrid" 2100mAh cells. They have very low self-discharge rate (see my review on "RAYO 4PK AA") and are cheaper than the better-known Sanyo eneloop 2000mAh cells.
I'll have to get Rayovac batteries and try them out.
Grand Summer Gazebo
Searching for Sunjoy Canopy to replace our canopy on our Grand Summer Gazebo. There are three companies that offer replacements:
This was purchased at Sears by the previous owner. The model number for the Sears version of the Grand Summer Gazebo is G-GZ039PST-2.
The CNDCS Canopy Company has the best deal for the replacement. The only downside is that its not in stock, so we have no idea on when we will get it.
Here's information that I found on The SunJoy Company. They don't have a website:
Sunjoy Industries Group Inc
619 Slack St
Steubenville, OH 43952
We'll keep you updated on the Canopy replacement status.
Have you wondered why all of a sudden there's a lot of government bailout information in the news? This is no accident.
The United States government is trying to put some confidence back to the consumers to start spending this holiday season. Black Friday is only a couple of days away, and they are hoping all the good news will save the Christmas season.
Will this work? No one knows. I predict that Black Friday will be big this year, due to all the big deals. I suspect that this year the big deals will be on Flat screen TVs and clothes. Don?t forget to add Circuit City to your shopping list! I'll be looking for great deals on 8GB USB devices.
Walmart and Target
Picture two shoppers: a typical Walmart Shopper and a typical Target Shopper. Which one is going to have less clutter in their home?
Think about it.
If your planning to give Vanilla VISA gift cards this Christmas, watch out! There's a little catch you should know about.
First the cards cost $3.95 to get. So a $50 gift card will cost you $53.95. Not too bad, but if they are a tech user aren't you better off getting a BestBuy, Apple or Circuit City card? IF they like clothes, you could give them a LLBean, Nordstroms, or Timberland gift card. You'll save $3.95, and they still will have the $50 gift card to spend.
The second catch, and this is a biggie, after a year, Vanilla VISA will charge $1.50 a month if you still have a balance on the card. Make sure that you educate whoever that you give the card to that they use it up right away! If you have one from last Christmas, goto Vanilla VISA website right now and check the balance. If you have anything left over, you could always goto the gas station and fill up. Note: You won't be able to pay at the pump, go inside and tell them how much you have left.
So, with the two "catches" above, are you really better off using a VISA gift card? Why not just give them cash? A $50 bill will generate the same reaction as getting a $50 gift card.