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  Reply # 1906882 24-Nov-2017 07:41
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is there such thing as OLED gaming monitor? OLED TVs are no good for me as I don't watch TV ...


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  Reply # 1906887 24-Nov-2017 08:01
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is there such thing as OLED gaming monitor? OLED TVs are no good for me as I don't watch TV ...

 

 

Interesting that there does not seem to be much on the market. 

 

 


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  Reply # 1906892 24-Nov-2017 08:33
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Well so far I have some new running shoes from the nike discount (on sale price + another 30% off).  Saved about $140 on them.

 

Just seeing what else comes out today as the day goes on.

 

 


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  Reply # 1906902 24-Nov-2017 08:57
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michaelmurfy:

 

I did the Google Home via Walmart and paid via PayPal. Lets see if they ship...

 

Also picked up an Echo Dot (so I can try it) and a Nvidia Shield TV.

 

 

 

 

@michaelmurfy 

 

Which site did you pick up the Nvidia Shield TV?

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1906903 24-Nov-2017 09:00
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Just got and email from Air NZ offering me a trip to LA for $499.  That's cheap I thought so I followed the link  and found that the return leg was $948 a total of $1447  which I think is the normal return fare at present. 

 

Got to watch some of this stuff.  Wifey got an email from a clothing company in Ozz who  she has bought stuff from in the past   saying great Black Friday pricing.  She had a look at it was the same pricing  as the last time she bought from them  about 6 months ago,





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  Reply # 1906910 24-Nov-2017 09:25
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GIGABYTE BRIX GB-BXA8-5545 AMD A8-5545M Radeon HD 8510G Mini-PC Barebone $190 incl.

 

Not strictly BF deals but pretty sweet nonetheless.


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  Reply # 1907031 24-Nov-2017 11:04
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https://www.bestbuy.com/site/wd-easystore-8tb-external-usb-3-0-hard-drive-black/5792401.p

 

 

 

http://xe.com/currencyconverter/convert/?Amount=159.99&From=USD&To=NZD

 

 

 

~NZ$232 a piece. Even taking in to account shipping, GST, and customs duties these are still a lot cheaper than what you can get in NZ. The HDD inside is a WD Red NAS drive so quite useful to pop in a media server or something similar.


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  Reply # 1907034 24-Nov-2017 11:07
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UHD:

 

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/wd-easystore-8tb-external-usb-3-0-hard-drive-black/5792401.p

 

 

 

http://xe.com/currencyconverter/convert/?Amount=159.99&From=USD&To=NZD

 

 

 

~NZ$232 a piece. Even taking in to account shipping, GST, and customs duties these are still a lot cheaper than what you can get in NZ. The HDD inside is a WD Red NAS drive so quite useful to pop in a media server or something similar.

 

 

 

 

My purchase using CC was declined recently. What are people using payment and address wise to buy from bestbuy?


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  Reply # 1907044 24-Nov-2017 11:22
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I just brought a Amazon Dot 2nd Gen for $29.99  to pair with my Echo i brought on Prime day


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  Reply # 1907059 24-Nov-2017 11:25
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I just used an NZ Amex and Shipito address. Order confirmed for me, managed to make two orders of two each using a different e-mail but same card.


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  Reply # 1907100 24-Nov-2017 13:08
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KrazyKid:

 

B&H audio: Google Mini USD$29 + a free $10 gift card for B&H. + Free US shipping

 

Must deliver to a US address.

 

Youshop works as a delivery address and freight should be NZD$12.50 economy (as weight is only 140g & 500g is min charge)

 

Youshop also has a 20% discount offer bringing the cost down to $10.- Use code TIME2SHOP

 

 

 

B&H also has the google home for $50 discount (USD$ 79)

 

A believe Walmart, Google, Bestbuy and others are also doing this deal with their own companies $10 voucher.

 

Not sure on their freight offers.

 

 

Tried to get one, but fail :(

 

- B&H, too many people used youshop or the same number so saying limit exceeded

 

- BestBuy - order cancelled from their side (unable to verify information)

 

- Walmart - sold out (EDIT: seems to be back in stock but no free shipping)

 

- Target - only in store

 

- Verizon - order cancelled from their side (fraud prevention bot)

 

- Google - wouldn't even show me the mini


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  Reply # 1907104 24-Nov-2017 13:26
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I bought the following:

 

- Nvidia Shield TV from Amazon - the remote only bundle as I'll use one of my Xbox controllers with it

 

- Ledger Nano S Cryptocurrency hardware wallet. As well as the secure crypto storage, I'm keen to try out the Fido U2F functionality

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1907108 24-Nov-2017 13:42
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old3eyes:

 

Just got and email from Air NZ offering me a trip to LA for $499.  That's cheap I thought so I followed the link  and found that the return leg was $948 a total of $1447  which I think is the normal return fare at present. 

 

Got to watch some of this stuff.  Wifey got an email from a clothing company in Ozz who  she has bought stuff from in the past   saying great Black Friday pricing.  She had a look at it was the same pricing  as the last time she bought from them  about 6 months ago,

 

 

 

 

I think thats more of an issue of you choosing dates outside of sale period.  When inside a return leg from LA is showing as $599 ($992 total return price).

 

Travel period: New Zealand to Los Angeles: 22 Jan - 15 Feb 2018; Los Angeles to New Zealand: 19 Feb - 28 Feb, 3 Mar - 21 Mar 2018


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I ordered a pair of Meizu EP52 earphones from PBTech at only $49 last night, and they're here already! Appear to be an improvement over the EP51. Quite impressive sound quality for the price!




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  Reply # 1907219 24-Nov-2017 17:18
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Not sure if anyone's in the market for a VPS in Melbourne, Australia but there is a good deal posted on LET in Equinix ME1.

 

 

Double the price double the specs on this deals, just submit an ticket after order.

 

Black Friday Deal

 

1 vCPU
512MB RAM
5GB NVMe Storage
200GB Data
1 IPv4

 

Only 5 available at the discounted price.
$1.97 AUD/month (~$1.50 USD)
Order Now!

 

Only 20 available at the discounted price.
$2.62 AUD/month (~$2 USD)
Order Now!

 

If the above pricing has all been purchased the below pricing will be run for 48 hours.
$3.92 AUD/month (~$2.99 USD)
Order Now!

 

Servers are located in Equinix ME1 (Melbourne, Australia).
Looking glass: http://lg.flowvps.com/

 

 

Managed to pick up one at the $1.97 AUD price and the performance so far is great. Not sure what I'm going to do with it. Order form initially shows $10 AUD until you move to next page where price updates (if any left that is). Will see how it runs over the next few months.

 

 

bench.sh

 

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CPU model : QEMU Virtual CPU version (cpu64-rhel6)
Number of cores : 1
CPU frequency : 3600.020 MHz
Total size of Disk : 3.7 GB (1.2 GB Used)
Total amount of Mem : 992 MB (55 MB Used)
Total amount of Swap : 1023 MB (0 MB Used)
System uptime : 0 days, 0 hour 8 min
Load average : 0.70, 0.39, 0.15
OS : CentOS 7.4.1708
Arch : x86_64 (64 Bit)
Kernel : 3.10.0-693.2.2.el7.x86_64
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I/O speed(1st run) : 1.1 GB/s
I/O speed(2nd run) : 724 MB/s
I/O speed(3rd run) : 912 MB/s
Average I/O speed : 920.8 MB/s
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Node Name IPv4 address Download Speed
CacheFly 205.234.175.175 88.9MB/s
Linode, Tokyo, JP 106.187.96.148 4.95MB/s
Linode, Singapore, SG 139.162.23.4 8.46MB/s
Linode, London, UK 176.58.107.39 4.95MB/s
Linode, Frankfurt, DE 139.162.130.8 4.71MB/s
Linode, Fremont, CA 50.116.14.9 5.77MB/s
Softlayer, Dallas, TX 173.192.68.18 4.96MB/s
Softlayer, Seattle, WA 67.228.112.250 6.49MB/s
Softlayer, Frankfurt, DE 159.122.69.4 2.74MB/s
Softlayer, Singapore, SG 119.81.28.170 7.26MB/s
Softlayer, HongKong, CN 119.81.130.170 7.95MB/s
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That I/O...

 

Not involved in anyway with the provider, just can't pass up good deal in Aus/NZ.


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