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“Sam’s Club” (Owned By Walmart) Is Selling On Amazon — Possibly Also With Aliases.

by Anura Guruge


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Sam’s Club listings on Amazon. Click image to access Sam’s Club @ Amazon.


I ordered the above Schick XTreme3 razors, for sensitive skin (despite my reluctance to buy anything German), because I have found from painful experience that they work better on my skin than most.

In November 2016 I had managed to get, from Amazon, a bulk quantity of 25, without ANY packaging, in an unmarked box, for a good price. I was starting to run low so I decided to try and order more. I could NOT reorder since that link now goes to a ‘Product Unavailable‘ page.

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So, I was forced to look around and found the listing shown above, from ‘ZNH Trading‘. It was NOT Prime, but still had FREE-SHIPPING, albeit not 2-day. That was OK since I still had a few razors ‘in the box’ (literally).

Two days ago a box arrived in the mail. It was NOT an Amazon box. The return label said “Sam’s Club“. I was puzzled. I had NEVER bought anything from Sam. Checked with wife. No, she had not ordered anything from Sam either.

Open the box. It was my razors, exactly as shown in the picture in fancy (but awkward and annoying) heavy-plastic packaging.

So. ‘ZNH Trading’. Yes, it is possible that they ordered it from Sam and had it shipped to me. IF so you have to wonder how anybody is making any money on this.

Then today I checked whether Sam sells directly on Amazon. And it does. That surprised me. Wow. It is as with UPS using the USPS to deliver certain parcels in rural area. Quite the admission from Walmart and another feather in the cap for Amazon (and as a shareholder I am delighted).

Isn’t it interesting.

The ‘coopetition’ as it was coined by Novell in the 1990s.


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PBS Masterpiece “Dark Angel” With “Downton Abbey” ‘Annie’ Is Quite Compelling — Though Disturbing.

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It aired on Sunday, BUT I am sure you can still find it on reruns on PBS or definitely online.

Compelling, period-piece story. The sheer quantity of deaths, especially of children, is a downer.

But, Annie makes up for it and it is kind of funny and strange to see her wantonly fornicating.

Definitely worth watching. Just one episode from what I can tell. I still have it on my DVR.


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Which ONE Of These 20 ‘Genius Items’ On Amazon Do You Think I Find Most Irresistable.

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Some of these have no relevance, let alone interest, when it comes to me.

There is, however, one item that really struck a chord. Genius. I might have to get it, THOUGH I do have a fairly decent alternative to it right at the moment and I use every day.

Have a look. Have a guess. There might be a reward.


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Super Cool, Painted Tree Branch Sculpture In Barrington, New Hampshire.

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This was the artist behind this. Click image to access his BREATHTAKINGLY amazing Website. Wow. Wow. Wow.


I went to UNH (Durham) to meet with my friends at the ‘Confucius Institute‘ to discuss the logistics for their involvement in the upcoming, June 24, 2017, ‘Concord Multicultural Festival‘. Saw these, on Route 125 on the way out. Though, as usual, I had my camera, in this case my new Sony a7 II, right at hand, on the passenger seat, I did not stop but made a mental note to do so on the way back. And I did.

Appears to be a project by the Barrington Middle School (BMS) and this amazing artist Mark Ragonese. I had never heard of him BUT glad I was able to read his name on one of my photos. {SMILE} There are many benefits I derive from taking these pictures. {SMILE}

Enjoy. This has INSPIRED me. I would like to try this.


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The Incomparably Brilliant ‘Gordon Lightfoot’ In Portland, Maine Tomorrow, May 17, 2017.

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A special honor: Gordon Lightfoot, I and Devanee (2014)


Autographed ‘Gordon Lightfoot‘ LP from 1974.


WOW!

I wish I had known earlier. I only heard about it a couple of hours ago — on the radio. I am teaching tomorrow. Shame.

I will have to keep an eye open for other concerts.

There is NOT going to be too many left; he was born November 17, 1938. So he will be 79 later this year!

I was EXTREMELY PRIVILEGED to meet him, in Wolfeboro, NH, in 2014. I was a volunteer stagehand for the concert. He thanked me and then posed with us for a picture.

Second time I had seen him, the first in Tempe, AZ in 1980.

He is brilliant and SUCH A NICE GENTLEMAN.

I wish him well. I hope he can continue to tour for another couple of years. It is hard on him. We could see that in 2014.


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‘Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation’ (TMS) A Promising Cure For Chronic Pain as In ‘Central Pain Syndrome’.

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From my ‘Central Pain Syndrome‘ (CPS) book.


An interesting treatment option for ‘Central Pain Syndrome‘ (CPS).

It is said to be effective for treatment-resistant depression and is FDA approved as such (as of 2008).

At least some of the pain in chronic pain scenarios is due to depression. So it is possible that TMS works on pain by tackling the depression.

Just want to make sure that you are aware of this treatment option for chronic pain such as that of Central Pain Syndrome and Fibromyalgia.


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