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Old 03-05-2014, 02:36 AM   #18131
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Addie, I will continue to pray for your daughter and you. I understand what you are going through as I am dealing with my sister's cancer - it is hard watching them go through it all.
Thank you LP. If only I could do this instead of her.
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Old 03-05-2014, 03:38 AM   #18132
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arggghh! i find myself faced with the following dilemma again: i have a $20 item to buy from amazon. i need it sooner rather than later. should i pay the six bucks s&h fee, or add another $15 purchase to my order and get the s&h for free? does anyone have a practical suggestion for a generic add-on purchase? and, which method do you think is the more frugal of the two?
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Old 03-05-2014, 07:07 AM   #18133
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If you need it sooner rather than later, put the 15 bucks towards upgrading to overnight shipping.
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Old 03-05-2014, 07:57 AM   #18134
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Sounds like it's only if it's a skinny guest.
Well, so much for me showing up. Guess I'll just bed down with Beagle.
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Old 03-05-2014, 07:59 AM   #18135
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If you need it sooner rather than later, put the 15 bucks towards upgrading to overnight shipping.
thanks, pac, but i ain't in that big a hurry.
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Old 03-05-2014, 08:00 AM   #18136
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If you need it sooner rather than later, put the 15 bucks towards upgrading to overnight shipping.
+1 or buy two of the items if it something that you often need.
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Old 03-05-2014, 08:02 AM   #18137
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arggghh! i find myself faced with the following dilemma again: i have a $20 item to buy from amazon. i need it sooner rather than later. should i pay the six bucks s&h fee, or add another $15 purchase to my order and get the s&h for free? does anyone have a practical suggestion for a generic add-on purchase? and, which method do you think is the more frugal of the two?
Buy a kitchen gadget. Something you've thought would be good to have but was a little extravagant. Now you can justify it.

How about a Silpat, spice/coffee grinder, mini FP, coffee, duck fat, truffles, etc.
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Old 03-05-2014, 08:08 AM   #18138
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Pacanis, any luck with the trail camera???
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Old 03-05-2014, 08:20 AM   #18139
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Thank you friends, for the kind comments. My niece and nephew had most of the arrangements preplanned. The funeral is on Friday.

When I shop on Amazon I put things on my Wish List as I see them. Then when I do find something I'd like to have right away I look through my Wish List and add some of the smaller items to get up to $35. I really try to avoid paying shipping.
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Old 03-05-2014, 08:32 AM   #18140
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Thanks again for your good wishes

vit, I read an article recently about buying staples regularly from Amazon, like paper towels, toilet paper, etc. Or maybe you could stock up on staples like canned tomatoes, chicken broth, etc. They have become almost like a membership store with more variety.
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