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Old 05-09-2016, 07:57 PM   #25481
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Newegg is weird, too.

This morning, at around 8:30 am I placed a small order with them. I was then presented with various shipping options, ranging from next-day delivery for $28 (nearly half the cost of the thing that I ordered), all the way down to "Super Saver" shipping (4-7 days) for free. As I was in no particular hurry, I selected "Free."

Around six hours later, it arrived.


I didn't even know that same-day service was a thing that USPS offered, and I have no idea why various companies keep giving same-day shipping to me for free, when I clearly do not require it.
I agree that it's odd for them to volunteer same day shipping when they could intentionally delay shipping a few days and still exceed your expectations. If they deliver it to you same day every time you select free, then there is no incentive to pay them more money to insure that it gets delivered sooner. I used to conspiracy-theorize that companies would intentionally delay sending items out until they knew it would arrive at the end of the delivery window - like if you lived in Miami and the Company was next door and you set 10-12 day shipping on a heavy ground-only package, if you walked nextdoor on day 9 and asked where it was, they would tell you that "We shipped it a week ago, it's in the mail, and you probably won't see it for 2 more days." Meanwhile, the guy in a small fishing villiage on the Aleutian Islands that placed the same order an hour after you did is unboxing his item at 8 AM on day 10.
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I promise, last shopvac update. bought these pre filters to wrap around the blue cartridge filters. Should help extend the cleaning interval for the cartridge filter and make it easier in between.

Also bought a 2.5" hose to upgrade the 1.5 hose. It now sucks and blows nearly as strong as hustler.

Only complaint is the medium sized vac is spoda be "quiet." I would say it is slightly less noisy than a regular shop vac, but def not quiet. Maybe they should have called it "quieter plus?"
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And? Maybe if you weren't smashing ladies of ill-repute you wouldn't going to the doc for a bottle of Penicillin.
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Old 05-09-2016, 11:57 PM   #25484
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lol the only pic i have of her is of the one on her dating website.

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Unless you like 'em that way. I like girls with meat on them, not girls that are obese.
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Old 05-10-2016, 11:04 AM   #25485
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lol the only pic i have of her is of the one on her dating website.
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Old 05-10-2016, 12:57 PM   #25486
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So figuring out future plans, new place etc... I don't own any furniture, or even a bed to sleep on.

Since my new place will be my bachelor pad... Screw getting a sofa to sit on.

Get a giant bean bag?
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Old 05-10-2016, 01:22 PM   #25487
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No self respecting girl will come over to your place and chill on your bean bag.

But if you're anything like me, you'll buy the bean bag.
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The biggest problem with bean bags is the eventual hassle of disposing of them.
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Old 05-10-2016, 01:26 PM   #25489
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Just wait until someone takes a running start and jumps on that thing...

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Just wait until someone takes a running start and jumps on that thing...

I've got mine covered with double and triple blankets to avoid this.
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For some reason I cant post in the random picture thread. I dont get a text box. I dont have any warnings or anything... Anyone know why that might be?


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Old 05-10-2016, 08:56 PM   #25492
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No self respecting girl will come over to your place and chill on your bean bag.

But if you're anything like me, you'll buy the bean bag.
I could always put my tent up in the living room OH, and put the bean bag INSIDE

I looked at ikea sofas online not amused, not my thing. Guess I could always save up and spend money on a nice leather couch
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I could always put my tent up in the living room OH, and put the bean bag INSIDE

I looked at ikea sofas online not amused, not my thing. Guess I could always save up and spend money on a nice leather couch
Seriously, my pad has multiple bean bags. Unless you're looking for wife material, they're a pretty big hit.

I also bought my casting couch from big lots, i'm sure they have JUST what you're looking for.

Sofas | Furniture | Big Lots
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Seriously, my pad has multiple bean bags. Unless you're looking for wife material, they're a pretty big hit.

I also bought my casting couch from big lots, i'm sure they have JUST what you're looking for.

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If my wife material can't handle the bean, then it won't work lol

Size of yours? I've seen sizes up to 8ft online.
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If my wife material can't handle the bean, then it won't work lol

Size of yours? I've seen sizes up to 8ft online.
I have this one in particular:
Stallion Motion Console Reclining Loveseat | Big Lots

Though, a friend of mine does have the actual casting couch(from big lots) and i must admit it is very comfy.
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Leather is the absolute worst for chairs/couches.

Are you an 85 year old professor/lawyer? Epic stash of tweed jackets in your closet?
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Reasons why it's the absolute worst?
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I love a good worn in leather couch we have one that is easily the comfiest couch I've owned.
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Leather is the absolute worst for chairs/couches.
I disagree. Cheap, imitation (or bonded) leather is crap. Quality, top grain leather is soft, durable and stain resistant. You get what you pay for.
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I love a good worn in leather couch we have one that is easily the comfiest couch I've owned.
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I disagree. Cheap, imitation (or bonded) leather is crap. Quality, top grain leather is soft, durable and stain resistant. You get what you pay for.
All good reasons,

My mother has owned a faux suede couch for a few years now, its riddled with stains and not comfy at all.

Nothing adds richness and beauty to a room like a gorgeous leather. - smithbrothersfurniture.com

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Aniline

Also called Pure Aniline or Full Aniline, this is the most natural type of leather. It does not have a protective coating nor any treatments that alter the natural feel of the hide. This gives it the most luxuriously soft feel of all the leather types, but leaves it susceptible to staining or soiling.

Choose this leather if: you love the soft feel of leather and truly appreciate the beauty of each hide's unique natural markings, but expect only light to moderate use of the furniture.

Semi-Aniline

This type is fairly natural. The hides are first aniline-dyed and then coated with a slightly protective topcoat that may or may not contain some additional color. You will see some natural markings through the topcoat and it can still stain or fade somewhat, but it is more protected than a pure aniline leather and the color is more uniform. This is the most common type of leather Smith Brothers sells.

Choose this leather if: you appreciate the softness and texture of leather but also expect to use your furniture regularly.

Pigmented/Protected

This type is the least natural. Smith Brothers' protected leather is still Top Grain leather, and dyed all the way through the hide, but the surface is coated with a heavy protective topcoat that has color added. Pigmented leather is usually buffed (sanded) to remove imperfections in the hide and then embossed with an artificial grain. The color and texture tend to be flatter, without the deep rich color or luxurious feel of an Aniline... but it is also the most durable and cleanable leather type.

Choose this leather if: you anticipate heavy use of your furniture, so you don't mind sacrificing softness and texture for higher durability.

Nubuck

This is a top grain leather that has been buffed (sanded) to soften the surface and give it a "suede-like" appearance. It is extremely soft and very luxurious, and also stronger than suede which is made from split hide. Like other anilines, nubuck leather is very susceptiable to fading and soiling, and will develop an aged patina over time.

Choose this leather if: you want to make a bold fashion statement with a luxurious and truly unique piece, and don't mind some maintenance and care.
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