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  • I was actually thinking about buying a Kindle Paperwhite until I logged on and saw that it wouldn't ship until December 21st. December 21st? What the fark is that? Jesus, I thought online shopping was supposed to be efficient. Christ, give me a chance to stand in line for 10 hours and knife some schmuck in the back to get it by the weekend. Way to fail, Amazon.
  • Bah humbug. I'm going to give money to the Indians tomorrow ... at their casino.
  • Bucky Katt: Bah humbug. I'm going to give money to the Indians tomorrow ... at their casino.


    You should do that, then take it back.
  • RedPhoenix122: Bucky Katt: Bah humbug. I'm going to give money to the Indians tomorrow ... at their casino.

    You should do that, then take it back.


    You should go to their poker table and then ante with some blankets and whiskey.
  • Pocket Ninja: I was actually thinking about buying a Kindle Paperwhite until I logged on and saw that it wouldn't ship until December 21st. December 21st? What the fark is that? Jesus, I thought online shopping was supposed to be efficient. Christ, give me a chance to stand in line for 10 hours and knife some schmuck in the back to get it by the weekend. Way to fail, Amazon.


    man, those e-books don't pay nothing for royalties. seriously. it ain't even worth anyone's time. it doesn't even average out a penny a word anymore.

    that's what the downfall of civilization will be. when it don't even pay to tell folks about anything anymore.

    fark those e-books. fark them all day and all night long.
  • Omahawg: Pocket Ninja: I was actually thinking about buying a Kindle Paperwhite until I logged on and saw that it wouldn't ship until December 21st. December 21st? What the fark is that? Jesus, I thought online shopping was supposed to be efficient. Christ, give me a chance to stand in line for 10 hours and knife some schmuck in the back to get it by the weekend. Way to fail, Amazon.

    man, those e-books don't pay nothing for royalties. seriously. it ain't even worth anyone's time. it doesn't even average out a penny a word anymore.

    that's what the downfall of civilization will be. when it don't even pay to tell folks about anything anymore.

    fark those e-books. fark them all day and all night long.


    you are clearly an accomplished author, what with being a master of the English language and all.
  • Pocket Ninja: I was actually thinking about buying a Kindle Paperwhite until I logged on and saw that it wouldn't ship until December 21st. December 21st? What the fark is that? Jesus, I thought online shopping was supposed to be efficient. Christ, give me a chance to stand in line for 10 hours and knife some schmuck in the back to get it by the weekend. Way to fail, Amazon.


    My bf wanted one of these. I reminded him that he already had a kindle paperweight at home.
  • Says you subby. I managed to get a PS3 for 180 bucks with Uncharted 1 anf 2 and Infamous 1 and 2.
  • My plan to show up fashionably late worked out well again this year. I popped into Target about an hour after they opened, grabbed a few of the deals I was looking for, and got out. It seems like about one hour after opening is a good window to get some deals easily because the initial crowds have dispersed, and the store staff now has some time to start gathering up the various doorbusters left abandoned by customers who snatched them up in a hurry and then had second thoughts. There were Xboxes and Blu-Ray players scatted all through the store, and a little searching would generally find you what you were looking for.

    Hell, I could have even grabbed the crazy doorbuster HDTV deal (a 50" Westinghouse for $350) if I wanted to. As I was wandering by the electronics staging area for the Black Friday deals, they were just hauling 6 of them out to the floor because no one who grabbed the tickets for them in line ever came to get them, so a couple of the staff were talking up the deal to people who were looking at the pallets of electronics. I'm betting some of the latecomers like me probably grabbed the deal while the people who were outside waiting in the cold just behind the last of the people who got tickets missed out because they probably already had gone home before the leftover inventory was brought out. For two years in a row, the strategy to hit the store about an hour after the doors open has worked out beautifully.
  • meh. i get a couple checks a year so what of it? i'm a notorious luddite though who has never owned a cell phone so i'm likely prejudiced but, damn, the royalties from e-book downloads are truly less than a pittance. i'm talking charles dickens orphans scrounging for alms and gruel in the gutter with the offal level of payment.
  • Omahawg: meh. i get a couple checks a year so what of it? i'm a notorious luddite though who has never owned a cell phone so i'm likely prejudiced but, damn, the royalties from e-book downloads are truly less than a pittance. i'm talking charles dickens orphans scrounging for alms and gruel in the gutter with the offal level of payment.


    I just pirate all of my Ebooks, shrug.

    //feels bad about it
    //sometimes
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    go buy books, people! real books! they have pages and shiat!
  • Even shorter guide: buy nothing. By all means, go out and about early and often and waste all the salespeople's time you can, but buy nothing. Take whatever free samples you can but buy nothing. Make it so expensive a proposition for them to ram a distant shame-driven waste fest down our throats that they are forced to cease the year 'round bombardment of christmas advertising. Force some reason upon society. Buy nothing.
  • john waters is a very wise man. didn't you ever see pink flamingos? that's like damn near genius level of wise.

    #your dog wants you to eat his poo
  • Ah, Black Friday. The orgy of consumerism.

    Mind you, when I worked at the ol' EB, I actually kind of enjoyed it, because it was all about the video games. Working at Circuit City killed it for me. Though really, the death-knell started the year or so before with the nit-wit manager EB hired, CC just drove it home.

    Still miss some of those years though. Was nice to keep busy all day and actually feel like I was accomplishing something. Now I'm just keeping busy trying to get the rest of my crap listed =/
  • Omahawg : go buy books, people! real books! they have pages and shiat! 

    I hear it's possible to go buy the original scripts for the "books on tape."
  • The opening on *thursday* crap has shown that Black Friday has jumped the shark. Retail corps have now sunk to new sociopathic lows defying the entire purpose of Thanksgiving, requiring their employees to forgo it to show up at a mandatory all-hands-on-deck event.
  • Pocket Ninja: I was actually thinking about buying a Kindle Paperwhite until I logged on and saw that it wouldn't ship until December 21st. December 21st? What the fark is that? Jesus, I thought online shopping was supposed to be efficient. Christ, give me a chance to stand in line for 10 hours and knife some schmuck in the back to get it by the weekend. Way to fail, Amazon.

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  • MadCat221: The opening on *thursday* crap has shown that Black Friday has jumped the shark. Retail corps have now sunk to new sociopathic lows defying the entire purpose of Thanksgiving, requiring their employees to forgo it to show up at a mandatory all-hands-on-deck event.


    Agreed. I worked six years in retail (physical location, not including my business), plus two in the food court during high school. I have a little less respect for any of my friends who went shopping on Thursday. Partly because wtf, stay home with your own family, but more to the point: every single person who shops on Thanksgiving is contributing to the problem. Every single one of you. YOU are the reason (most) retail employees can now no longer have one of the three guaranteed days off of the year.

    Anyone who spouts that bullshiat about 'they knew what they were signing up for'? Normally I abhor the wish of violence on innocent people, but I'm willing to make an exception in this case. You asked for it, so I hope you hit a deer or a patch of ice because you *had* to save $10.

    It's not farking worth it to steal one of the few remaining holidays from your fellow man. Get over it.
  • thatboyoverthere: Says you subby. I managed to get a PS3 for 180 bucks with Uncharted 1 anf 2 and Infamous 1 and 2.


    That was a pretty nice deal. It's just a shame the new PS3s look like ass compared to the old SIlms. I really hate that they dropped the slot loading drive, which really makes it seem so much cheaper now. I hope mine doesn't die and need to be replaced, because I really don't want to have to switch to a newer tray load system.

    If you're new to the PS3, you might want to check out Playstation Plus. It has turned into a really nice deal lately because they have started to put up full versions of some of the older PS3 games as free downloads if you pay $50 a year for the subscription. Since you get to keep the games as long as you keep up your subscription, I've filled up my hard drive with downloaded games like LittleBigPlanet 2, Resident Evil 5, King of Fighters XIII, and the first two episodes of The Walking Dead (of course, if you miss the freebies you can't go back and "purchase" them). The service had pretty crappy freebies when it started, but lately they have had some really good stuff.
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    For the love of god, just stop.
  • "Don't buy a non-retina MacBook"

    This section was some of the worst computer advice I have heard. Firstly, the Air and Pro do not compete with each other, they may be comparatively priced but the Pro is more powerful while the Air is more portable, one is not better than the other. Just want a computer to surf and use office with, get the Air... want to get into photography and use Photoshop, Pro hands down.

    Secondly, the Retina is $600 more expensive, that isn't a small amount of money. And, frankly, I don't understand why you'd need a 15 or 13 inch screen with such a high resolution, wouldn't that make it hard to use? The iPad makes sense, since the apps are custom made anyway, they can be designed with an interface for a specific devise that takes full advantage of the resolution. Also, on a large monitor a higher resolution gives you more easily accessible screen real estate, but I can't see how that would work on a laptop.

    Maybe someone could help me out here? Has anyone used one?

    //Not an Apple person but I recently helped a friend pick out one that was right for her.
  • ladyfortuna: Mad_Radhu: e

    For the love of god, just stop.


    Sorry, didn't realize I was personally pissing in your Cherrios this morning.
  • I thought the charm of the Nook and what have you was that it didn't have a backlight to ruin your eyes. I don't care if I can read in the dark, I care if my eyes burn part way through chapter 1.
  • gadian: I thought the charm of the Nook and what have you was that it didn't have a backlight to ruin your eyes. I don't care if I can read in the dark, I care if my eyes burn part way through chapter 1.


    It isn't a back-light, it is basically a light embedded in the plastic cover over the e-ink. You can google it for a better explanation.
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