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Message 1902152 - Posted: 21 Nov 2017, 3:58:31 UTC
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Congrats Vic. Glad I was able to help.

Oh and Angela, want to buy some points? I like Dew and Doritos.
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Message 1902163 - Posted: 21 Nov 2017, 4:23:16 UTC - in response to Message 1902152.  

Congrats Vic. Glad I was able to help.

Oh and Angela, want to buy some points? I like Dew and Doritos.

Oops, thanks Carlos.
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Message 1902164 - Posted: 21 Nov 2017, 4:32:59 UTC - in response to Message 1902145.  

And I have a TCL 55S401 4K TV on the way too.

Sweet...

It is going to knock your socks off.
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Message 1902169 - Posted: 21 Nov 2017, 5:16:54 UTC - in response to Message 1902164.  

And I have a TCL 55S401 4K TV on the way too.

Sweet...

It is going to knock your socks off.

I hope so, of course I have no idea who Vipoutlet uses for delivery of this 55 inch 4K TV, Me I'd hope since this was purchased via Walmart, that would be by either UPS or by FedEx, and after the 23rd, so far no one has contacted Me about this, if I don't hear from anyone by Tuesday, I'm going to contact Walmart or Vipoutlet.
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Message 1902170 - Posted: 21 Nov 2017, 5:25:31 UTC

Do you have to pay the shipping charges for the xbox and game you just won, or are shipping charges included in your win?
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Message 1902171 - Posted: 21 Nov 2017, 5:29:14 UTC - in response to Message 1902152.  

Congrats Vic. Glad I was able to help.

Oh and Angela, want to buy some points? I like Dew and Doritos.


LOL!!! If a black market for PepsiCo/Frito-Lay points wasn't previously established, I think Carlos and I just started one.

And no, I do not want to buy any points to win a gaming system. The last thing I want in my living room is more electronics!!!
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Message 1902172 - Posted: 21 Nov 2017, 5:32:52 UTC

I too lived in LA back then, I was born in Los Angeles CA, later on in the mid 1970's for a few years I delivered Newspapers for the LA Herald Examiner as a Paperboy, I had 100 houses on My route, I knew if I increased My customer base I'd make more money, but if I went beyond a certain point, where that was I didn't know, that part of My route would be given to someone else, so I strived to be the best paperboy to My 100 customers that I could, I went so far as to invest in how I delivered the papers, and in listening to My customers, since I wanted some of My own spending money, it was My first job. I rebuilt a stingray type single speed bicycle into a 5 speed bicycle using 10 speed parts and such, it combined the best of a 10 speed bike with a 20" stingray bicycle, it has a rear Shimano gearing in the back from a 10 speed bike, and it was brand new, the conversion didn't cost much, I did invest in a heavy duty rim for the rear, but I could not afford a matching rim for the front at the time, by the time that I could in the next month, the swap meet had gone out of business down at the local Drive in Theater in Dominguez CA.
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Message 1902174 - Posted: 21 Nov 2017, 5:39:55 UTC - in response to Message 1902170.  

Do you have to pay the shipping charges for the xbox and game you just won, or are shipping charges included in your win?

No, I think they want to vet Me first to make sure I don't work for any of their sponsors, none in My family has either, dad would never drink a Pepsi product, but then He had an award about the Iron Curtain from the VOA(Voice Of America), and had said to Me that Pepsi was rotgut, He never said that of Coca Cola or 7up, or of Dr Pepper, just Pepsi, I later learned Pepsi was supposedly the only Soda Pop sold in the Soviet Union, cause it was an underdog to Coca Cola. How's that for irony?
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Message 1902177 - Posted: 21 Nov 2017, 5:52:20 UTC - in response to Message 1902171.  

Congrats Vic. Glad I was able to help.

Oh and Angela, want to buy some points? I like Dew and Doritos.


LOL!!! If a black market for PepsiCo/Frito-Lay points wasn't previously established, I think Carlos and I just started one.

And no, I do not want to buy any points to win a gaming system. The last thing I want in my living room is more electronics!!!

Ah yes I can hear it now: "Gadzooks! It's the CRL Mob..." ;)

Their market place has some nice items there, among the unabashed advertising fluff that I either can't wear(not in My size) or just don't want.

Like this Onkyo HT-S7700 5.1.2-Ch Dolby Atmos Ready Network A/V Receiver/Speaker Package that's about $900 in sound hardware on Amazon, and I have no idea of the points needed for that...
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Message 1902178 - Posted: 21 Nov 2017, 5:55:04 UTC

When does the market close? Maybe people will have lots more points for you by the closing date.
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Message 1902182 - Posted: 21 Nov 2017, 6:02:50 UTC

Just watch the price boom after Thanks Giving and again after Christmas (and probably New Year) when families collect together all their bags and bottles for points.
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Message 1902183 - Posted: 21 Nov 2017, 6:03:10 UTC
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Congrats, Vic!

I hate to bust in on an ad for Pepsico, but I'm drinking Cherry Coke Zero, and having a slice of rye toast.
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Message 1902185 - Posted: 21 Nov 2017, 6:09:27 UTC - in response to Message 1902178.  

When does the market close? Maybe people will have lots more points for you by the closing date.

I think the Market never closes or sleeps, and in fact may be undead. LOL.
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Message 1902186 - Posted: 21 Nov 2017, 6:11:02 UTC - in response to Message 1902183.  
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Congrats, Vic!

I hate to bust in on an ad for Pepsico, but I'm drinking Cherry Coke Zero, and having a slice of rye toast.

Hey I don't mind, drink what you like.

And thanks Gordon Lowe.
Diet MD in a Coca Cola Tumbler. Yum.

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Message 1902189 - Posted: 21 Nov 2017, 6:37:13 UTC

The TCL 4K TV uses 130w max, as to the Xbox One X from what little I've read of the Xbox One uses 107w, the X version is more powerful @ 172w. I may need to convert one outlet to its own circuit for the a/c unit, which is also the outlet that needs a new outlet installed, something that is on My to do list here.

Total System Power 	Energy-Saving 	Instant-On 	Idle 	Load (UHD BD) 	Load (GoW4) 	Load (The Wolf Among Us)
Xbox One 	 	< 2W 	 	14.2W 	 	53W 	 80W 	 	 107W 	 	 102W
Xbox One X 	 	< 1W 	 	10W 	 	56W 	 64W 	 	 172W 	 	 101W

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Message 1902195 - Posted: 21 Nov 2017, 7:52:18 UTC

Those are quite small, but significant loads.
The TV will draw about 1.3A (running) and probably about 2A on start-up (not start from standby)
The X-Box will draw about1.7A running, so about 3.5A on start-up (again, not start from standby)

From memory you have suffered quite a number of power distribution issues with breakers that are damaged and outlets that are physically "not as good as they should be" - I would sorting your wiring out to the top of the list, not let it fester at the bottom while buying more "toys". A house fire for someone fully insured is bad enough, but for someone like yourself who has only limited cover it is a very bad thing to have happen - and a very large proportion of house fires are down to faulty electrical installations.
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Message 1902207 - Posted: 21 Nov 2017, 9:15:08 UTC - in response to Message 1902195.  
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Those are quite small, but significant loads.
The TV will draw about 1.3A (running) and probably about 2A on start-up (not start from standby)
The X-Box will draw about1.7A running, so about 3.5A on start-up (again, not start from standby)

From memory you have suffered quite a number of power distribution issues with breakers that are damaged and outlets that are physically "not as good as they should be" - I would sorting your wiring out to the top of the list, not let it fester at the bottom while buying more "toys". A house fire for someone fully insured is bad enough, but for someone like yourself who has only limited cover it is a very bad thing to have happen - and a very large proportion of house fires are down to faulty electrical installations.


The Xbox One X psu is 245w, according to the linked site that I posted in a previous post, not much of course compared to a PC, if I had to as a temp measure I could buy 1 or 2 14ga 15A 115vac(60Hz) power cords, I have a 25' version running My refrigerator, the cord doesn't even get warm, though the distance from the unused 20A 115v outlet is somewhere nearer to maybe 35' or so from the TV, I have not measured the distance, the 45' is a guess, so since 45' doesn't seem to exist, I'd need a 50' cord, Husky has one for about $32.00 before any 7.75% sales tax at the Home Depot, a like New one is on Amazon for just $28.00 total, but that will have to wait some, that would be My temp work around, My house is 60' long by comparison.
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Message 1902221 - Posted: 21 Nov 2017, 10:52:13 UTC

No, 3 circuit breakers need replacement, 2 are usable, 1 is unused currently, 1 living room outlet is just not usable, I have wired and had approved by a qualified building inspector a shed with an electrical circuit in the past, no I don't own the shed anymore, that was back in the 1990's, so I do know something, and the 50' cord would not be for any appliances, it would be for a power strip, the 4K TV, an Xbox One X, a router between My computer and the modem, a cable modem, and a VHS/DVD player(I have a few prerecorded VHS tapes still), the place was made in 1987 and except for a heavily used outlet or two and the 3 circuit breakers, is in good shape electrically, at least I don't have any knob and tube wiring. If it were as bad as you say, I would have had a fire in the years from 2006-2017, none has happened in My house, I've replaced 1 used outlet with a new GFCI outlet in a bathroom, 1 light switch in a bathroom, and 1 double light switch, and I did the work, I do know My hot, neutral, and ground wires from each other, I also have a circuit tester that I bought a while back. The kitchen electrical circuit breaker that is not working is I think physically broken inside, the breaker switch stays in the middle between on and off, as the breaker switch will not go to off anymore.

I'm competent at least, and considered bright by My surviving and extended family, not to mention by My deceased mom, dad and brother when they were all alive.

I've had a qualified and licensed electrical contractor in here in the past that I hired, who do think installed the two 20A 110vac electrical circuits in here? I do know how to do that, but My body is not able bodied anymore, so I had hired a licensed electrical contractor. He never saw anything shorting out or such, otherwise He'd have told Me so.

Shut up, you are making things up, and are looking like a LIAR, who does not know what He is talking about...

I tossed out some boxes a while back, storage is a bit lacking here, but then I did not design this place.

If the living room circuit were already wired to a modern 20A 110v circuit with 20A rated outlets and 12 gauge wiring all around, instead of the 14 gauge 15A circuit and such, I would not worry about putting the room a/c on its own circuit, and that could be done, but that involves parts, labor, time, and yes some money.
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Message 1902237 - Posted: 21 Nov 2017, 23:53:58 UTC

my main concern would be that the potato chip/soda companies were running automated background operating tasks with fabricated points to keep the winning auction levels out of reach

but if that's not the case, you could use the $800 to buy a ton of soda and chips and then get the xboxes and sell those
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Message 1902241 - Posted: 22 Nov 2017, 0:30:46 UTC

Well I think I have a week to go before the refurbished TCL 55S401 55" 4K TV gets here(maybe on November 28th), the VESA stand for the TV that will allow the TV to be on My narrow furniture will be here on the 24th of November, and My Xbox One X system and game "Middle Earth: Shadow of War" will be here sometime in February 2018, they said 12-16 weeks from November 20th when I won the Xbox One X... :) I have tracking numbers for both the TV and the TV stand too.

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Please allow at least 8-10 weeks (some items may take up to 16 weeks) from receipt of order for shipment of marketplace items via postal mail.

Prizes won in the Sweepstakes and awarded by Auction will be shipped generally within 8-10 weeks from notification. Xbox One X has a targeted launch date of November 7, 2017; therefore, the initial shipments may be slightly delayed; please allow 12-14 weeks for delivery.

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And yes, I called 800-538-8327, just in case.

Today I cashed in 5 bags of bottles(2 in the trunk, and 3 in the back seat) to get $14.98, $14.98 is not enough for a haircut on the 22nd, Joe's Barber Shop wants $16.00, so I would have to go to an atm, since that is all the cash I have on hand for the moment, I have to make an appointment to get a haircut, crazy. Fantastic Sams wants $17.00... Maybe a friend will want My help today or tomorrow, like they usually do. And I got My car washed, so I got something done. But a haircut wasn't in My plans earlier, spur of the moment type of thing, since I didn't think I'd have enough left over, so I have one more place to call in the morning as they're closed now, a Barber College.
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