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Old 11-24-2012, 04:40 PM   #76
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Tried and failed to grab the 120GB OCZ SSD @ the Egg for $50, wasn't quick enough. Picked up an Asrock Extreme3 AM3+ mobo for $69 and an 8GB kit of Ripjaws DDR3 1600 for $25. Meh.
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:43 PM   #77
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I got in on the 39" Insignia 1080P LED LCD TV from BestBuy, on Thanksgiving day online thanks to a friend. ($249.99 + tax, FS)

Didn't seem to be such a bad deal, but it has no-where near the inputs of my 32" Westinghouse 720P TV. Then again, that TV cost nearly $500 years ago.
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:54 PM   #78
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From Newegg:
Toshiba 40" 1080p 120hz LED HDTV - $400

From Bestbuy:
Yurbud earbuds - $25

From Amazon(all Lightning deals):
Lexar USB3 Thumb drives 32gb - $16 and 64gb - $32
Klipsch Image S4 earbuds - $40
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:03 PM   #79
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I saw that, looking for some reviews or Youtube videos to see if it's n00b friendly or not.
Lightroom is not exactly n00b friendly, but the learning curve is nowhere near as steep as with Photoshop itself. Simple things like browsing through your photos and organizing them with tags and such is pretty straight-forward. Messing around in Develop mode can take some practice, but the major adjustments (exposure, color temperature, crop) are easy. Plus, the "auto" functions (auto tone, auto white balance, etc.) are surprisingly good in LR4. A definite improvement over the previous versions.

It's money well spent. Just make sure you back up that catalog!

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I guess that's a good deal. Is Lightroom 4 better than Lightroom 3? The "most helpful negative review" of Lightroom 4 at Amazon says it's waaaaay slower than Lightroom 3.
It's a very good deal. On my PC (i7 860, 16GB RAM, SATA II SSD), I never noticed a difference in performance when I upgraded. Lightroom does love RAM, though. So make sure you have plenty of that. Loading the catalog and previews off of an SSD is a boost as well.
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:47 PM   #80
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Got 10 of the $88 3TB Seagate externals
you spent 880 dollars on hard drives, for what purpose?
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worked open to close
well thats your job.

Brother got Fifa13 for 41% off, mom bought some bed sheets for 50% off, and my mom bought some levis for dad and stuff.

I didn't get anything
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:36 PM   #81
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Best Buy
Dell E2311H 23" LED backlit monitor - $110
Kill Bill I & II (Blu-Ray) - $4 each

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Seagate Backup Plus 3TB - $100
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:43 AM   #82
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Thumbs up yay for shopping in my skivvies

Update: nabbed the Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB SSD at the tiger for $59. Now I don't feel so bad for missing the OCZ deal at the egg on Friday.

New mobo, ram, and an SSD for ~$160. Not a terrible spending spree. I could still use some other upgrades as well (PSU, GPU) but none of them were absolutely necessary so they can wait. Enough self-gifting until after the holidays.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:56 AM   #83
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you spent 880 dollars on hard drives, for what purpose?
Resold a few of them, keeping about 6 for family and personal use.
That's not too bad an amount. I've certainly spent way more than that building my two fileservers :



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Old 11-26-2012, 12:24 PM   #84
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Bunch of clothing deals for gifts. As for hardware loot it was all hard drives.

2x 3TB Seagate for $89 each
256GB Agility 4 for $99
120GB Vertex 3 for $49
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:27 PM   #85
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Stanley 4.5gal Shop Vac $20 after rebate from Pep Boys (also got some Techron @ $4 that surprised me was part of sale)
Seagate 3TB external HDD $100 Best Buy
Brother PTouch label maker $10 Staples
32" some-name LCDTV $179 Walmart (was half-assing this effort, but we needed a replacement LCDTV)

EDIT>> Looks like TigerDirect has a Vizio 32" LED TV for $199 AR... I may return the Walmart one then.

And thanks Rossman, for mentioning 5% Discover Card. Citicard was only doing 5% on toys and Macys electronics and not everywhere.
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Update: nabbed the Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB SSD at the tiger for $59.
Holy smokes, it's $125 now! Cyber schmyber, huh?

Where are you guys getting 3TB external HDs for ~$90?
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home depot in-store $7.88 today 48 rayovacs (24aa, 24aaa), damn good price. 7 year shelf life, if not 10 or more!
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Because I don't dress like a slob?
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Resold a few of them, keeping about 6 for family and personal use.
That's not too bad an amount. I've certainly spent way more than that building my two fileservers :



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And thanks Rossman, for mentioning 5% Discover Card. Citicard was only doing 5% on toys and Macys electronics and not everywhere.
You're welcome

5% cash back for ALL online purchases:
https://www.discover.com/credit-card...calendar.html?
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5% cash back for ALL online purchases:
https://www.discover.com/credit-card...calendar.html?
Seeing those discounts got me motivated and I applied online for a Discover card the other day.
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:43 AM   #92
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I got 7 12-month Xbox Live Subscriptions for $35 each. Also got the Assassin's Creed III Playstation Vita bundle for $179, plan on selling my current Vita.

Where did you pick up the Xbox subs for $35?

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Old 11-27-2012, 10:42 AM   #93
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Best Buy - 16gb PNY USB flash drive ~$6 - $5 rz coupon = $1
Staples - 120gb Kingston HyperX 3k SSD = $68

Also went to the outlets and bought a wallet and some watches for x-mas gifts (doesn't really apply)
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