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We Have Had 4 Refrigerators In 2.2-Years: GE, Samsung, Whirlpool & Now LG!

by Anura Guruge


The LATEST. Delivered July 3, 2019.


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The ice makers on two of them, the Samsung & the Whirlpool, packed up — on the Samsung within 4-months & on the Whirlpool after 18-months. Folks, including those at Best Buy, keep on saying that ice makers are the bane of modern refrigerators. But, ‘we’ (and by that I do include myself) are so dependent on ice makers and ice water from the fridge.

It all started in April 2017. The GE that came with this house (both of which were new when we bought the house in 2007) packed up exactly one-month after its 10th anniversary! Talk about planned obsolescence.

We then got the Samsung. Ice maker packed up after 4-months. So, we were still under warranty. But, it took four (4) torturous months before we could get bloody Samsung to get around to addressing the problem. They told Best Buy (where we bought it from) to take it back and give us our money back. We then bought the Whirlpool — at Best Buy’s recommendation. They also ‘suggested’ we get the ‘Geek Squad‘ warranty.

Then, the ice maker on the Whirlpool stopped working. Geek Squad was here pretty quickly but they messed around for 2-months replacing parts. Then they said we could get a NEW one BUT we had to pay the new price. Plus, the ‘Geek Squad’ warranty ends and you have to buy another one! What a ‘deal’. Cost us $270 to get the new LG.

So, that is where we are. This is crazy. 4 refrigerators in 24 months.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — July 3, 2019.

by Anura Guruge


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Taken with my Google Pixel 2 Phone.

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Best Buy Geek Squad delivering LG refrigerator Anura Guruge Google Pixel 2


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Why Are Refrigerator Ice Makers So Prone To Failure?

by Anura Guruge


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Just 18-months after getting over the last ice maker fiasco — which, alas, lasted four dreadful months because Samsung is so ornery and incompetent — we are again in the same boat. No ice. Ice maker not working — or not working properly. This time around we can’t stop it! It produces ice non-stop, with ice spilling out and forcing the door open.

Brand new $1,590 Whirlpool — which was said to be super-reliable.

Luckily, after the horrendous experience with Samsung I was not taking chances. Though folks routinely bad-mouth extended store warranties I was not taking any chances. I coughed up $200 for a 5-year “Geek Squad” warranty. Well, they are supposed to be coming tomorrow. We will see how good they are.

But, for now no ice. That doesn’t bother me. Other than when I needed ice for my ice-machine after my knee-surgery I use very little ice, even in the Summer. Not so the kids. They need ice all the time. So, they are not happy.


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Please Castrate Me IF I Ever Buy Anything From Best Buy Again. PLEASE.

by Anura Guruge


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I Did Not Heed My Own Admonition

& Now I Am $500+ In The Hole.


I am such an IDIOT! So, yes, I deserve to get ripped off and abused and lose $559. My fault. I did NOT follow my own admonition.

There was good mitigating reason. This was a Sony lens and Amazon had a 2-month BACK-ORDER on it. Yes, two-months.

So, I was forced to buy it from Bloody Best Buy. Oh, how I wish I hadn’t.

Well, I got ripped off. Yes, I played right into their hands. Yes, I am an IDIOT.

That is why I deserve to be castrated — though it kind of too late. I should have been castrated when I was 11.

Well, I live, BUT I obviously do NOT learn.

So, PLEASE … please … if you hear that I bought anything from Best Buy just come over and castrate me. I will not protest. I deserve to be castrated.

Yes, I promise NEVER to step into a Best Buy again.

You know the IRONY. I worked as an Epson Product Ambassador at Best Buy and loved it!


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Garmin Forerunner 645M (But Not 645) Now Available At Amazon & ‘Heart Rate Monitors USA’.

by Anura Guruge


At Amazon


At Garmin


At Best Buy


At “Heart Rate Monitors USA


Kind of strange and doesn’t make much sense.

Garmin says that it won’t have the Forerunner 645M (the ‘M’ denoting ‘music‘) for 3-5 weeks, WHILE Amazon and Heart Rate Monitors USA” are claiming that they already have it stock and are ready to ship.

On the other hand, the Forerunner 645, which was supposed to be available before the 645M, is NOT in stock. Very strange.

Best Buy, which had the Vivoactive 3 ahead of anybody else, including Garmin, doesn’t have either model. Very strange.

I will, of course, keep you posted. I will be checking on a regular basis.


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I Am Getting A Garmin Forerunner 235 For Now.

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I relinquished my Vivoactive HR, which I owned (and wore daily, 24×7) for 117-days, on October 9, 2017, i.e., 26-days ago.

I was hoping to get a Vivoactive 3, in Slate, within 2 weeks. Well Garmin seems to have issues with the Slate version. Amazon, as of yesterday, no longer lists it! I had a pre-order at Amazon, BUT I cancelled it.

I thought about getting a Huawei or Samsung BUT decided that that would be shortsighted. I have too much ‘invested’ in Garmin.

I started doing some serious research and STUMBLED upon the Forerunner 235.

The Forerunner 235 will meet my needs — for NOW. {Smile}

When I got the Vivoactive HR in June 2017 I was brand new to activity trackers — and there is, IF you are serious (as I became) a v. steep learning curve.

Yes, the Forerunner 235 is slightly older technology than the Vivoactive HR and the Vivoactive 3. That is a concern.

But, the FR235 is very much a runner’s watch — and that is what I am.

It doesn’t have a Swim or Walk mode, BUT it is Winter now and I can do without. It also does not have a touch screen.

But, being round and black it has the look of a dress watch IF you use an appropriate watch face. That was one of the BIG things I did NOT like about the HR. It looked ugly. I like nice watches (as you would expect from one who wore a diamond-studded, limited-edition Rolex for nearly 30-years).

So, …. That is the story.

I will get a Vivoactive 3 down the road … unless something else comes along. I most likely will keep the FR235 for my runs and the other for the rest of the day. As Winter sets in my running watch will take a BEATING.

Stay tuned. I will keep you posted.V02

P.S., The FR235 has VO2 Max estimation. That should be interesting. At my age, and my level of UNFITNESS, that might be scary. Might tell me that I am indeed the walking dead.


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Garmin Vivoactive 3 In Slate — Amazon Deletes Listing!

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Click to ENLARGE. The order I had placed a week ago. My order was still pending. I cancelled it.


I went look ‘today’, i.e., Saturday, November 4, 2017, and discovered to my chagrin that Amazon has taken down its listing for the SLATE version — which is the model I wanted.

My order, that I had placed on October 27, 2017, was still pending. I cancelled it.

Not good.

I am getting another Garmin. Can’t wait. The Vivoactive 3 ‘silver’ and ‘white’ leave me cold. So it will NOT be a Vivoactive 3 or a Vivoactive HR (which I previously owned).


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