Archive for the Gadgets Category

Ebay Scams

Article below is a must read for another who has bought or sold something on Ebay. Such a shame that some people are trying to take the fun out of what has been a great past time for many including myself. EBay thief reveals tricks of the trade Bob Sullivan, MSNBC, Sept. 24 — He contacted me to brag, this e-mailer named Kenneth. Said he had seen a story I’d done called “True confessions of an eBay criminal,” about a 15-year old who managed to steal a few thousand dollars online. And Kenneth was offended. “He’s an insult to each […]

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Is anyone using Mailblocks or another similar service to deal with spam? It sounds like a great idea in theory, but wondering how in plays out in real life. Even if it’s only 50-75% effective, I’m almost willing to try. Lord knows I spend enough precious time deleting unwanted emails from unscrupulous vendors trying to sell me a mortgage, penis implant, diet drugs, etc. Mailblocks service simplifies challenge-response By Paul Roberts, IDG News Service, 07/28/03 A new e-mail service aims to put an end to spam by collecting the addresses of legitimate e-mail senders on to a master list that […]

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Unclaimed Baggage

It’s never too early to start your holiday shopping. So if you’ve got the bucks, check out Unclaimed Baggage store. You’re sure to come across some “interesting” items. Over one million items pass through the store annually. About 60% of the merchandise is clothing with the balance of the store dedicated to cameras, electronics, sporting goods, jewelry, designer optical, books and of course, luggage. The vast majority of items are from unclaimed baggage which, after at least 90 days of intensive tracking by the airlines, are declared unclaimed.

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If I didn’t already own so many darn sweatshirts I don’t wear, I might seriously consider ordering a Neighborhoodie. Maybe I will anyway. It would be a great reminder for the neighborhood of my youth. Via NPR.

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Pearl Paradise

Diamonds may be a girls best friend, but pearls are a close second. So if you’re looking to find that perfect gift for a special lady (Mom, wife, girlfriend) on a limited budget, check out Pearl Paradise. The prices in general are quite reasonable(for pearls that is), but you can’t beat the ones listed under the fresh water category. Well it’s just a thought.

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