B&H’s Nikon Z Series Trade-In Event Impresses Me None. They Are Just Trying To Harvest Contact Information.
I have, alas, been suckered into previous trade-in SCAMS by B&H. They are not dealing in good faith. From what I can see there are just trying to get your contact information and then say that they are not interested in your trade-in.
So, I am not going to bother, though I do have a rather nice Sony a7 II to trade-in. Instead, I am going to sell it myself. I hate being scammed.
This from what I gather is basically ‘odds and ends‘ of no ‘great’ value — though all of those terms are relative when you are dealing with the likes of the Rockefellers.
As the above ‘MDI’ article points out in the 4th paragraph 1,500 items were already auctioned off at Christie’s in New York for a staggering $833 Million. Yes, you read that right; $833 Million. Close to a Billion.
I doubt that there will be any bargains at the August 17th auction in Northeast Harbor. The whole Acadia area, Northeast Harbor in particular, has an abundance of money, much of it, like the Rockefeller’s, old money. So, cash and cheques will be flying. Plus there will be sentimentality and those hoping that they might be able to make a profit reselling. So, I don’t plan to be there. Long drive.
But, I wanted to make sure that YOU knew about it. Happy bidding.
Check Categories ‘Acadia’.
But, the Austrian Tourist Board using his nudes to promote travel to Austria and that is not going down well in certain puritanical quarters.
While it would be crass to call his nudes controversial, they sure are provocative — and that is both good and bad. They definitely attract attention, which is beneficial but it also means that some folks will take umbrage to them.
That the Austrians got the necessary permissions and permits from NYC is a miracle in its own right. Even if they are now forced to take the ads. down, Austria shure would have got their monies worth, if not more from the added publicity they managed to garner. It is very possible that they actually bargained that they might be able to provoke a controversy and with that lost of media coverage. Well they succeeded.
I have been meaning to write about this for years …
We eat out a fair amount — twice this last week. Each time I noticed that you no longer get any ‘munchies’, let alone bread, ahead of your appetizers. Just the drinks your order.
It was very different, of course, just 5-years ago. There were restaurants that were RENOWNED for their complimentary bread. Remember the bread and oil phase.
Of course restaurants are saving a MINT on this — and people will be ordering more since they can’t fill up on bread.
Yes, I can appreciate that things got ‘tricky’ with all this gluten-free, nut-free requirements. But, you would have thought that they could have been resourceful. Yes, of course, the cost savings would have been hard to resist.
I do know one thing. This started to happen post 2013 — around the same time I went on my low-carb diet. That is probably the reason I don’t notice it as much.
I just can’t remember whether this ‘no bread’ dictum is also true on the West coast. I was last there 2-years ago and can’t remember the bread situation. PLEASE let me know. I would love to update this post. Maybe even create a ‘bread’/’no-bread’ map of the U.S.
OK, I am going to get ambitious. I am going to ask around … the World.
Check Category ‘Restaurants’.
Despite the timing it is NOT directly related to the ‘ball tampering‘ scandal, THOUGH Steve Smith could end up, ironically, as “Fox Sports” commentator. That is how I got to learn about it. Smith was in New York talking to “Fox Sports”. There is no shame these days.
Channel 9, Kerry Packer’s station, is losing rights to Test Matches after 40-years — bar the 2019 Ashes in England, which was exempt, because it had been previously negotiated.
“Fox Sports” has muscled in.
End of what was a long era.
So much of cricket today, One-Day Internationals in colored clothing and T20, can be traced back to Kerry Packer and his “World Series Cricket” in the late 1970s. I hated Packer for what he did to my beloved cricket at the time. Decades later, when everything was finally patched up, I grudgingly forgave him since he wasn’t all bad. He must be rolling in his grave.
Anywho … Now you know what is happening Down Under.
Check Category ‘cricket’.