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Archive | June 13, 2017

Please, Please Remind Me Never To Buy Anything Again From Bloody Best Buy!

by Anura Guruge


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Anura Guruge FitBit Garmin Best Buy


Having gone for 5-years without one I have yet again decided to get a Fitness/Activity tracker. I am extremely unfit and borderline obese and really need to do something about it. I have my dreaded annual physical in a couple of months and the doctor is going to yet again, as they do every year, crucify me. More on all of this later when I actually start wearing the tracker.

I was an adopter and fan of FitBit having got the first one at Christmas 2011. But, then we had lots of issues with it. There are LOTS of FitBit posts here, on this blog, if you want to read about the whole sorry saga. FitBit was new to the market and they really did want to help and fix the problems. I think they send us a total of 3 FREE FitBits to appease my displeasure.

I am NOT getting a FitBit, though I did get one for Deanna, from Amazon, two weeks ago. I am getting an Garmin.

I had quite a few unused Best Buy Reward Points from when we bought the refrigerator in April.

So, rather than ordering it from Amazon, as is my wont, I decided to get it from BB and use the points — because that way it was nearly free.

I was supposed to go to Concord on Thursday for a meeting, and as such agreed to a store pickup in Concord. All of that was fine.

The meeting was postponed to next week.

I am going to be in Portsmouth tomorrow. So, I thought it would be a simple deal to have them change the PICK UP.

Oh, BLOODY NO! They essentially have to cancel the order and start again — with a credit back to my credit card etc. 3-4 days for the whole transaction to finish.

My fault. But, it is OK.

I will never have enough reward points to want me to order anything from this accursed company.

Now I will have to make a trip just to pick up the Garmin.


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Very First New Hampshire Foliage Of 2017?

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Anura Guruge Sony a7II photography New Hampshire hula hoop
Anura Guruge Sony a7II photography New Hampshire hula hoop


I saw these leaves on my run this morning. Sure looked like foliage. I went back, walking, and took these two pictures.


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Was The $250 Off The Nikon 1 J5 1″ Mirrorless A Mistake Or Just A 24-Hour Trial.

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Anura Guruge Nikon 1 J5 1" mirrorless cameras

What is being reported at ‘Nikon Rumors’. Click image to access their post … assuming it is NOT taken down.


Not that want one or even vaguely interested. Was just curious to see what the deal was.

I could NOT find any at $250 when I went looking at 12:30 am,
June 13, 2017.

Just the regular $1,046 price. However, what is interesting is that it still says ‘ONLY 1 LEFT IN STOCK’.

What gives? They didn’t sell the one? Very strange.


What I really was trying to determine was whether this was an indication that Nikon, after the disaster of the 1″ mirrorless DL-range cancellation, was also trying to get out of 1″ mirrorless altogether. That would make sense. Panasonic and Sony have quite a stranglehold of that segment.

Now I am nonplussed. 


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