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Tue May 9

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PSUEngineer replied to the Photography board. 5:13 PM

Re: lens update

I have a first generation push-pull 80-200mm f/2.8 lens sitting on a shelf gathering dust. All it needs for AF is a focusing motor on the camera body.

PSU

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PSUEngineer replied to the Photography board. 11:05 AM

Re: lens update

craigslist lens is already gone...oh, well.

You snooze ... you lose. You have to be ready to act fast on craigslist.

PSU

Mon May 8

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PSUEngineer replied to the Replies I'd Like To Make board. 4:25 PM

Re: About the same age

I've seen on the boards here that often one spouse is the planner and the other spouse lets that spouse do the planning. In the case, you are talking about, I get the feeling the person doesn't know all the choices, therefore the spouse is [more]

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PSUEngineer replied to the Retirement Investing board. 3:54 PM

Re: Annuity vs Delaying Social Security

What can you do with $8500/mo that you can't do on $7000/mo?

That's $18,000 per year. If you can't think of stuff you can do with that amount, you lack imagination.

PSU
may even stop using coupons and buying [more]

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PSUEngineer replied to the Retirement Investing board. 3:22 PM

Re: Annuity vs Delaying Social Security

Great question and an aspect very often overlooked by the older and higher income male spouse is that by taking his SS early, he also seriously harms the spousal benefit since the spouse will receive half of his.

Are all your higher [more]

Sun May 7

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PSUEngineer replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 3:36 PM

Re: Tip Jars And People Who Put Money In Them

Even LIBERALS don't like being patronized by other self righteous liberals!

Ummm....where do you get that idea?

PSU

Sat May 6

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PSUEngineer replied to the Photography board. 8:39 AM

Re: lens update

I should have asked if he registered the warranty. If he did NOT then I might be able to do it. Hmmmm...

Don't let a lack of warranty scare you off. How many lens other than your 80-200mm have broken? Nikon lens have 5 year [more]

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PSUEngineer replied to the Photography board. 8:34 AM

Re: lens update

Not worried about meeting a person who ran a CL AD?? :)

I know you put a smiley there but in this area, police departments have set up craigslist areas outside their stations where people can meet craigslist sellers.

PSU

Fri May 5

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PSUEngineer replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 4:25 PM

Re: travel deals

That's a pretty broad request. Maybe you should provide your budget for your travel. One person's deal is another person's extravagance.

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PSUEngineer replied to the Replies I'd Like To Make board. 3:36 PM

Re: The point

Yes, I'm having fun but "the point" is a different thread on another board, not on the retirement board. Although I will say I did enjoy using "the point" in my last reply on the retirement board. LOL as I typed.

PSU

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PSUEngineer replied to the Retirement Investing board. 3:23 PM

Re: Market starting to look like 1995?

With that said, autonomous vehicle rental fleets will probably be more of an urban / suburban thing. Not many cities or suburbs allow deer hunting. But I suppose they might also do trip rentals where that could happen.

The point I was [more]

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PSUEngineer posted to the Replies I'd Like To Make board. 2:21 PM

The point

to frustrate the heck out of you

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PSUEngineer replied to the Retirement Investing board. 2:17 PM

Re: Market starting to look like 1995?

Yes, there will be provisions for hauling "messy" loads, dead deer, construction debris, etc. The current market for leased specialized vehicles will expand into more markets covering requirements such as infrequent but significant [more]

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PSUEngineer replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 2:14 PM

Re: Tip Jars And People Who Put Money In Them

It is in fact a Merriam-Websters dictionary from 1990s -- as I have already pointed out. I guess I'll bold it so this time you might see it.

Actually, you last posted Webster. You never posted the proper name Merriam-Webster. I [more]

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PSUEngineer replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 1:03 PM

Re: Tip Jars And People Who Put Money In Them

You're buying into the marketing hype

Thanks for the laugh.

PSU
going expensive shirt shopping this weekend

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PSUEngineer replied to the Retirement Investing board. 11:52 AM

Re: Market starting to look like 1995?

Use an autonomous ride share vehicle: cost is embedded in price and shared across all users and will still cost less on a per mile basis than owning your own.

I'm wondering if they'll let me put a dead deer in the back of [more]

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PSUEngineer replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 11:35 AM

Re: Tip Jars And People Who Put Money In Them

A word is in my Websters dictionary or it's not. It is just that simple.

Yes, for the simple minded.

Merriam took over publishing rights to the 1840 edition of the Webster dictionary. It's the same company that owns [more]

Thu May 4

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PSUEngineer replied to the Photography board. 12:27 AM

Re: lens update

B&H has a few first generation VR used lens too.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/used/274780/?gclid=CJm4j5my1d...

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PSUEngineer replied to the Photography board. 12:21 AM

Re: lens update

How about buying a used lens? KEH has several different versions of a f2.8 lens.

Nikon 80-200mm f2.8
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Wed May 3

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PSUEngineer replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 3:54 PM

Re: Heat pump aka Hybrid water heaters

I suppose that's not of interest to most people, but it works fine for me. Personally, I consider it more of a hobby than a serious way of saving money.

It's of zero interest to me even if I was a single guy. One of the joys [more]

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