Archive | March 24, 2015

ICC 2015 Cricket World Cup Memorabilia For Sale — Some Being Auctioned.

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by Anura Guruge


Other Related posts:
a/
Picking SA over NZ in 1st Semi.
b/ SA v SL — match fixing?

c/ SA v SL
1st Quarter Final.
d/ Umar Akmal’s
finger coverings …

e/ ESPN coverage of ICC 2015 World Cup
f/ West Indies
played like pillocks.

g/ 2015: Quite the World Cup.

h/
Gayle’s 215 against ZIM.

i/
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 on ESPN.

j/
Beyond pleased with Roku 3.

k/ Getting Roku 3 with DishWorld.

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I guess I always knew memorabilia was available. Hadn’t given it much thought. Saw a commercial on the ESPN coverage of the New Zealand v. South Africa Semi Final for the ICC auction items — match balls, coin used in the tosses, scorecards etc. Kind of knew that they would be expensive — but I was still surprised as to what folks are bidding for these. Yes, of course there will be some speculators and I hope at least a few are getting bought for individual players or country collections (e.g., museums).

That has got me thinking. The ICC didn’t allow the players to keep the balls. Yes, I know there are TWO (2) white match balls per game minimum. But the auction page is clear — says balls. Yes, I also know that there are spares. So is the ICC being cute? By that I mean that they are selling a bunch of balls that really were NOT in the game. Wouldn’t put it past them.

I see they have a 7″ ICC 2015 trophy miniature for sale. Might think about that.

Just wanted to give you all a heads up.


Best Buy Online Ordering FAILED When Paying With PayPal! WOW.

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Related posts:
>> Job losses at Hannaford & Best Buy.
>> Hannapree
HF257 25″ HD monitor.

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I haven’t bought anything from Best Buy in years — and by that I mean probably 3 to 4 years. That is a shame because I like Best Buy. When we moved to this house, exactly 8 years ago, I bought a whole bunch of new electronics ALL from Best Buy. In 2008 I even worked as a Brand Ambassador for Epson at the Concord Best Buy and had a ball. Met some really nice people and I am still in touch with a couple of them.

Yes, it is true that I do 98% of all my online shopping with Amazon. Occasionally I buy something from TigerDirect, Newegg or eBay — but by and large I just prefer to deal with Amazon since they are so good about returns.

I needed a cheap monitor for a new system we are getting. The monitor is just needed for setup and maintenance so it doesn’t have to be pukkah. So I thought I would give Best Buy a whirl because I know that they used specialize in ‘cheap’ monitors. I found one. It was an HP and I have had great luck with HP monitors. So I TRIED to buy it. I had my credit card in hand but at the last second I noticed that PayPal was an option. I was NOT going to bypass that. Next to Amazon I am very fond of PayPal (and have used them, very successfully, for over a decade). [Plus I own a couple of shares of eBay.] If PayPal is EVER a payment option I take it. So I did.

So Best Buy, as they should, took me to PayPal to complete the transaction. No problem. I logged in and hit the necessary buttons. I can use PayPal in my sleep. PayPal ‘accepted’ the transaction. Now Best Buy had to step back in and complete it. That is standard. That is how it works. Once you have authorized the payment at PayPal you are returned to the merchant who then wraps up the deal.

Best Buy HUNG! Yes, it just froze with an empty white screen. Noting. I waited. I refreshed and I tried going back. Damn thing was frozen. I logged back into PayPal, on another tab, to see if the payment had come through. Nope. Waited — because I could continue doing other work on my other 12 open tabs. After about 10 minutes I gave up.

I was mad. Waste of my time. I went to Amazon and ordered a monitor — which is WHAT I SHOULD have done in the first place.

Well lesson learnt. Bye, Bye Best Buy. I will never try to buy anything from them again. Shame.


N.H. Maple Sugaring Weekend At Richard Leonard’s Enchanting ‘Miller Farm’, New Durham, N.H., This Saturday, March 28, 2015.

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>> 2014 Maple Sugaring ‘Miller Farm’.
>> 2013 
Maple syrup from ‘Miller Farm’.

>> Maple Weekend Miller Farm 
2013.

>> Peaches from ‘Miller Farm’.

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Miller Farm‘, in New Durham, N.H., is by far one of the nicest, one could even call it ‘enchanted’, farms in Central New Hampshire. Richard Leonard, the pharmacist at Alton Hannaford and one time N.H. State candidate, is a class act. He does a really nice Maple Sugaring Open House. Great, fun crowd of people and lots of good food and drink. Make a point of going. We will try to make it.

Call Rich at 603-767-2652
for details & directions.

Miller Farm
51 Miller Rd
New Durham, NH

Enjoy. All the best.


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