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(Reuters)   Prepare your holiday gift lists: Amazon Prime Day is Oct. 13-14   (reuters.com) divider line
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2020-09-28 9:56:48 AM  
I need to think of something I could use and buy it that day.
 
2020-09-28 10:31:56 AM  
If you're shopping that far ahead, skip the middleman, and go straight to AliExpress or BangGood.com and save yourself a few bucks.
 
2020-09-28 11:25:12 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: If you're shopping that far ahead, skip the middleman, and go straight to AliExpress or BangGood.com and save yourself a few bucks.


Do they have the Somy PayStation 5 in stock?
 
2020-09-28 11:50:28 AM  
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2020-09-28 12:18:09 PM  
The only thing I buy is z-wave light switches that day because it's the only day they are not priced at asshole prices.
 
2020-09-28 12:20:41 PM  
I'll pass, the last few prime days looked like Amazon just moved the flash deals section to the main page.  Cheap junk overpriced then put on sale for what it normally goes for.
 
2020-09-28 12:27:46 PM  
So 10/13 and 10/14 is when Amazon lists what they have far too much of in the warehouse for sale.  Noted.
 
2020-09-28 12:47:55 PM  
Prime Day has increasingly started looking like the new Sky mall.
 
2020-09-28 1:15:51 PM  

Myk-House of El: So 10/13 and 10/14 is when Amazon lists what they have far too much of in the warehouse for sale.  Noted.


No, it's the days you can buy stuff again when prices have currently been jacked up.
 
2020-09-28 1:17:05 PM  

Copperbelly watersnake: Prime Day has increasingly started looking like the new Sky mall.


Just go to deal extreme and save yourself even more money but not time. Same dubious safety.
 
2020-09-28 1:20:43 PM  

Intrepid00: Myk-House of El: So 10/13 and 10/14 is when Amazon lists what they have far too much of in the warehouse for sale.  Noted.

No, it's the days you can buy stuff again when prices have currently been jacked up.


There's also stuff they find at the back of the shelf that hasn't sold in years, like 720p TVs and CFL bulbs.
 
2020-09-28 1:34:20 PM  
Well, if I buy 4 things from Amazon maybe 1 will actually show up without needing a follow up phone call.
 
2020-09-28 1:47:29 PM  
I thought it had been exposed that there weren't actually many good deals on Prime Day.
 
2020-09-28 1:49:44 PM  

Opacity: There's also stuff they find at the back of the shelf that hasn't sold in years, like 720p TVs


But, but I NEED 8K to watch SD 4:3 content stretched out to 16:9 so I don't have wasteful black bars on the side!
 
2020-09-28 1:57:55 PM  

jaytkay: Opacity: There's also stuff they find at the back of the shelf that hasn't sold in years, like 720p TVs

But, but I NEED 8K to watch SD 4:3 content stretched out to 16:9 so I don't have wasteful black bars on the side!


What are you watching that's still SD?  Even if you have a large DVD collection, a decent upscaling player can be had for cheap.  Most OTA broadcasts are 720p/1080i these days.  Only thing I can think of would be Granny still tuning into the SD channels on digital cable over the HD channels.
 
2020-09-28 2:02:04 PM  

morg: I thought it had been exposed that there weren't actually many good deals on Prime Day.


I think people whine about that because they think the particular thing they long for is what EVERYBODY must want. "Prime Day sucked, the Killmaster compound bow in pink digital camo wasn't no cheaper than usual."

There are all sorts of good deals. Amazon devices will be well discounted (which happens a few times a year). Prime subscriptions used to go on sale but I'm not sure they still do that.

If you have something on your wish list, look around. I could use some sheets and a comforter. I'm not banking on finding a 60" TV for $25.
 
2020-09-28 2:06:01 PM  

freakdiablo: jaytkay: Opacity: There's also stuff they find at the back of the shelf that hasn't sold in years, like 720p TVs

But, but I NEED 8K to watch SD 4:3 content stretched out to 16:9 so I don't have wasteful black bars on the side!

What are you watching that's still SD?  Even if you have a large DVD collection, a decent upscaling player can be had for cheap.  Most OTA broadcasts are 720p/1080i these days.  Only thing I can think of would be Granny still tuning into the SD channels on digital cable over the HD channels.


I do have a lot of DVDs and they look fine without upscaling.

Which is an entirely different issue from stretching 4:3 to fill a wide screen. I think most people do it and it grinds my gears.
 
2020-09-28 3:23:22 PM  

Copperbelly watersnake: Prime Day has increasingly started looking like the new Sky mall.


There are deals to be had but it tends to be stuff that isn't sold in mass usually. As always Amazon will deeply discount their stuff but it's not exactly rare either. However, I can get home automation devices on cheap those days. I'll probably pickup another 5 z-wave light switches and save over $100.
 
2020-09-28 3:37:25 PM  

jaytkay: freakdiablo: jaytkay: Opacity: There's also stuff they find at the back of the shelf that hasn't sold in years, like 720p TVs

But, but I NEED 8K to watch SD 4:3 content stretched out to 16:9 so I don't have wasteful black bars on the side!

What are you watching that's still SD?  Even if you have a large DVD collection, a decent upscaling player can be had for cheap.  Most OTA broadcasts are 720p/1080i these days.  Only thing I can think of would be Granny still tuning into the SD channels on digital cable over the HD channels.

I do have a lot of DVDs and they look fine without upscaling.

Which is an entirely different issue from stretching 4:3 to fill a wide screen. I think most people do it and it grinds my gears.


Babylon 5 did NOT age well into the HD life. It just looks so bad since they shot and did all the renders cheap.
 
2020-09-28 7:38:04 PM  

Intrepid00: jaytkay: freakdiablo: jaytkay: Opacity: There's also stuff they find at the back of the shelf that hasn't sold in years, like 720p TVs

But, but I NEED 8K to watch SD 4:3 content stretched out to 16:9 so I don't have wasteful black bars on the side!

What are you watching that's still SD?  Even if you have a large DVD collection, a decent upscaling player can be had for cheap.  Most OTA broadcasts are 720p/1080i these days.  Only thing I can think of would be Granny still tuning into the SD channels on digital cable over the HD channels.

I do have a lot of DVDs and they look fine without upscaling.

Which is an entirely different issue from stretching 4:3 to fill a wide screen. I think most people do it and it grinds my gears.

Babylon 5 did NOT age well into the HD life. It just looks so bad since they shot and did all the renders cheap.


It would have been better if they hadn't trashed all of the CGI data. They'd have to rebuild everything to render it in 1080p, which is a shame because they specifically shot the live action bits on film in a widescreen aspect ratio because they knew HD was coming and they wanted to future-proof the show.

Outside of some fan-driven restoration project like Doctor Who has done, there's really not a big enough fan base justify the work need to go through and redo all of the effects work for the whole series.  Even TNG didn't do well enough to justify DS9 in HD.
 
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