You never know what someone else is financial position is and even if it's in a business meeting, it shows discernment and discretion. For better or worse, people will judge you on how you handle this simple decision.
In a thread about a recent statement "Sony has locked timed exclusivity for some huge and widely known multiplatform games" he posted a new comment https://www.resetera.com/threads/imran-khan-sony-has-locked-timed-exclusivity-for-some-huge-and-widely-known-multiplatform-games.263403/post-41953314
>I don't like to come into threads where I am the subject because people are usually not polite and any appearance leads to 30 notifications asking "Where's the details, tho?"
>But yes. Echoing what Matt said. There isn't a major third party out there Sony failed to approach asking what kind of deals they could work out. Some had content, some had games, some had content and games. It is not like Microsoft was not willing to offer, they just didn't want to pay the asking price, because Sony approached with pretty high numbers in the first place.
>That "PlayStation Advantage" branding and "Console Exclusive" wording are both going to get a lot of use in the next few years.
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Years ago I saw a big box retailer had a really nice TV on special on their website for about $300 off the instore price. Their store app says they have the TV in stock, so I head to the store, and ask their electronics supervisor if they would price match the website.
He says no, if I want this TV right I’ll have to pay full price for it.
I know that when a website instore pickup order comes in, a guy comes out from the back and picks an item off the shelf to fill the order. So I pull out the phone and order the TV for instore pickup.
Sure enough, 2 minutes later a guy comes out from the back and picks up one of the TV’s that we’re standing in front of, and carts it to the back. 3 minutes after that I get an email saying it’s ready for pickup.
Head to the desk, get my TV and head out.
Welcome to the hyper in-depth guide B550 boards that outcompete a B450 Tomahawk Max at a similar Price Point.
Final edit: Now that I have had time to sleep on it, I like MSI B450 Pro VDH WIFI better. I still like the Pro 4 more.
EDIT3: Guys I have spent 16 hours today writing this and answering questions with almost no breaks. I'm done for the night, a lot people are asking questions I've already answered down below. Read some of my responses down below, for example I've explained why the B550 Rog Strix Gaming F is a bad choice 3 times now. You guys are probably going to have to wait for my comprehensive how to choose a good Motherboard guide, and that is still maybe a month out. It will be even longer then this and explain a lot of concepts I used here to review these mobos.
Edit: Fixed some typos and move the section on Bios flashback to the B450 Tomahawk Max section. I meant to move it before but forgot.
After 8 hours of straight work beginning at 4AM Pacific time here we are... keep reading on reddit ➡
It has been reported that the government paid out billions in taxpayer backed forgivable loans to the Catholic Church.
It has also been reported that millions went to dioceses that have paid out settlements of child sex abuse, and some of these diocese had even filed for bankruptcy protections because of the financial impact of the settlements and lawsuits.
Then the government just handed them billions....
The American taxpayer is now subsidizing payments to victims who were raped as children by catholic clergy.
Let that sink in.
The government is paying money to organizations that covered up child rape.
Surviving on ramen, while working 50+ hpw as standard, to live in a shit town.
Imagine you earn $4000 a month and the fine is $200. That’s 5% of your montly income. Imagine you earn $50,000 a month and the fine is still $200. That’s 0.4% of your monthly income. 0.4% of $4000 is $16 to put it in comparison. Basically the richer you are the easier it is to break the law. When a fine is 5% of your monthly income, you’d probably think “oh shit” and try not to break the law. When a fine is only 0.4% of your monthly income, the chance that you wouldn’t care is big. Going over the speed limit? Who cares? You got enough money, so not you! Sure, people who are rich might “work harder”, but being rich shouldn’t put you above the law. Illegal activities basically become legal as long as you pay for them. If a fine depends on your income, no one will break the law just because they can. Make a $200 fine $2,500 for someone who earns $50,000 a month (5%) and they’ll probably think “oh shit” as well, forcing them to follow the law just like any regular person.
There are so many great used options for that price that I'm curious what the rest of you would pick. For a daily, I would want something comfortable with decent features that's not a total bore, so either a used Audi A7 or previous generation Panamera would be great. Heck, the G80 sport is also in that price range, and while it's not really sporty, it's a very comfortable cruiser.
Source on average new car price: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/average-new-vehicle-prices-up-3-5-year-over-year-in-january-2020-on-sales-mix-according-to-kelley-blue-book-301007102.html#:~:text=18%2C%202020%20%2FPRNewswire%2F%20%2D%2D,2.1%25)%20from%20last%20month.
"Because he used to live in a brothel" says the shopkeeper. She pays $15.
When she gets home the parrot says: "Fuck me, a new brothel!" The woman laughs.
When her daughters get home the parrot says: "Fuck me, 2 new prozzies!" The girls laughs too.
When the dad gets home the parrot says: "Fuck me Pete, haven't seen you for weeks!"
Gold prices have soared to a record high, with investors rushing to find safe places to park their money as concerns grow about a resurgence in the coronavirus and the impact that could have on the global economy.
Gold hit $1,944 per ounce earlier on Monday, beating its previous record of $1,921 set in 2011. It has now gained about 27% so far this year. Silver also got a boost, climbing more than 6% to reach $24.21 an ounce, eclipsing Thursday's seven-year high.
"Gold is the clear beneficiary of safe haven demand," Stephen Innes, chief global markets strategist at AxiCorp, said in a research note.
The main driver behind gold's rally has been falling returns on US government bonds, which reflect the likelihood that the Federal Reserve will have to keep interest rates lower for a prolonged period of time to support the economic recovery, according to Hussein Sayed, chief market strategist at FXTM. That has also served to weaken the US dollar, which is trading at a 22-month low of 0.8... keep reading on reddit ➡
I bought a hotdog today.
The menu they had up listed it as $4.50, but my total was $5.03 (6%ST). I didn't immediately realize this was wrong and just paid, but as I was waiting, I ran the calculation in my head and realized I should have paid $4.77.
I overpaid by like $0.26, but oh well. When I got my order, I said "thank you, also I think I was overcharged, is the menu correct?"
"Yes, the hot dog is $4.75, that's what my POS says."
"Oh, ok, sorry about that, I guess I read it wrong."
So I left, but it didn't feel right because I read the menu a bunch while waiting, so I did one last peeksy and low and behold, the hot dog was listed at $4.50. I said "oh the menu is wrong!"
And the cashier went "no, my POS says $4.75."
"Well, I can't see your POS, I can see the menu."
To which point the manager (owner?) appeared and said "You're the first person to notice that and complain, do you want your qaurter then?"
This is where I'm conflicted, because had he not said that in a bad attit... keep reading on reddit ➡
There are now six analysts with stock price targets of at least $4,000; at that price, Amazon's market capitalization would be $2.00 trillion. The average price target is now at $3,464.25, which is 13.5% above Thursday's closing price of $3,051.88.
As of writing this, TSLA has gone up another 14% today, bringing its one month gain to over 89%. This is crazy to me, but it's still pretty fun to watch it go up. I wouldn't be surprised if TSLA hit $2000 this week if earnings are positive. Thoughts? Will TSLA ever go back down under $1000?
(Edit: of course after posting this, the price fell and is now only up about 1% on the day)
Bank Holiday ends next month, Job keeper ends next month (unless you’re unfortunate enough to still meet the newer requirements for job keeper in which case you couldn’t afford one let alone two mortgages anyway if you had an investment property as well) and current jobless rates data where I’m positive quite a few home owners are in that data.
Personally I believe many home owners of both personal and investment properties are hanging on by a thread. At current interest rates the Job Keeper is probably just enough to cover a mortgage (maybe) early super withdrawal got you covered for a little bit as well maybe, but September the bank holiday ends your loans will be calling with compounded interest, a lot would have been living on credit and borrowed time to cover the difference but once the banks come knocking for their money I’m certain a lot of defaults and a lot of “investment” properties will hit the market at the very least.
I have close friends that work within the big 4... keep reading on reddit ➡
LG Velvet 5G is priced $599 and it offers all of this:
6.8" P-OLED 1080p display
128GB storage, 6GB RAM
MicroSD card slot
3.5mm headphone jack
4300 mAh battery
25W fast charging
9W wireless charging
Glass back and aluminum frame
IP68 water and dust resistance
LG didn't cut any corners on this phone. I ain't an LG shill, I own a Samsung but they deserve some appreciation on this.
The reviews on this phone seem negative, the headlines are even negative. Just do a quick Google search on the reviews and you can see what I'm talking about. I bet if OnePlus or Pixel offered a deal similar to this, reviewers will hype it. It's unfair.
Edit. Wait, $599 isn't midrange? Literally every reviewer now calls this price point midrange. Perhaps at most upper/premium midrange. Always has been since the dawn of $1000 flagships from Samsung, Apple and other brands. This sub is strange... Y'all argue differently in every post just to push your biases.
And t... keep reading on reddit ➡
As a Habs fan all I’ve ever wanted is a franchise goalie we haven’t had one since Roy and it feels so good to say that price is that goalie is it safe to say that after the play ins and the second game against philly today is he the best goalie in the NHL right now?
I've been happy with the service up until today. If they want to add these channels that many of us don't care about they need to be optional. This is a nearly 30% price increase!
For context here's what I mean by the title. Is this intentional? Is there anyway to circumvent this given I already own the other items in the bundle?
I used to hit up eBay and craigslist for household items, instruments, cameras, etc. It was my frugal hack because I don’t mind worn in things that work and look fine.
But now people post stuff on marketplace or craigslist at almost full price.
What’s the logic there???? I know how much this stuff costs new, that’s why I recoiled and started searching for it used.
And I know people haggle down but not THAT MUCH.
This same thing has happened to Goodwill too. Every time I check out the furniture it’s like $120 for a nice chair. Wtf? What happened to the thrift?why is this sweater $29.99? Where’s the fuckin exit?
And d o n o t get me started on garage sales.
Alright I’m tuckered out thanks for listening to my rant
Edit: awe, thanks for the gold. It’s extra sweet coming from a frugal fam member.
The lawsuit comes after Apple removed 'Fortnite' from its App Store.
Fortnite developer Epic Games is suing Apple after the company removed the game from its App Store. In a lawsuit, Epic accuses the iPhone maker of anti-competitive and monopolistic behavior. “Epic brings this suit to end Apple’s unfair and anti-competitive actions that Apple undertakes to unlawfully maintain its monopoly in two distinct, multibillion dollar markets,” the company writes in a court filing, pointing to Apple’s control over the App Store and payments processing for in-app purchases.
New comment from him over at ResetEra: https://www.resetera.com/threads/imran-khan-sony-has-locked-timed-exclusivity-for-some-huge-and-widely-known-multiplatform-games.263403/post-41953314
> I don't like to come into threads where I am the subject because people are usually not polite and any appearance leads to 30 notifications asking "Where's the details, tho?"
> But yes. Echoing what Matt said. There isn't a major third party out there Sony failed to approach asking what kind of deals they could work out. Some had content, some had games, some had content and games. It is not like Microsoft was not willing to offer, they just didn't want to pay the asking price, because Sony approached with pretty high numbers in the first place.
> That "PlayStation Advantage" branding and "Console Exclusive" wording are both going to get a lot of use in the next few years.
For reference, this is what Matt said: https://www.resetera.com/threads/imran-khan-sony-has-locked-timed-exclusivi... keep reading on reddit ➡