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by Kellemora
13 Feb 2019, 13:30
Forum: Chats
Topic: Ski By Fire
Replies: 71
Views: 410

Re: Ski By Fire

I'm currently with State Farm again. Started out with Farm Bureau for several years, switched to State Farm for over 20 years, then back to Farm Bureau for around 15, then back to State Farm. Would still be with Farm Bureau if it were not for a nasty claims adjuster who canceled my policy for not ta...
by Kellemora
12 Feb 2019, 12:31
Forum: Computers
Topic: The End is Near
Replies: 69
Views: 344

Re: The End is Near

I saw what it was called in a Kroger ad "Scan and Go." Both Walmart and Kroger had "Scan and Go" here for a short time before adding the verification scales. I think Kroger still has theirs (since it is in the ad) but Walmart is only self-serve checkout now. Some stores that sell more expensive larg...
by Kellemora
12 Feb 2019, 11:59
Forum: Chats
Topic: Ski By Fire
Replies: 71
Views: 410

Re: Ski By Fire

Other than the years I worked in downtown St. Loo, my car insurance has never been out of line. I also often got the cheapest rate because I drove less than 7 miles to work, or under X number of miles per year. And all of those years I always carried full-coverage and liability at three levels highe...
by Kellemora
12 Feb 2019, 11:41
Forum: Chats
Topic: And the Scams Go On
Replies: 22
Views: 85

Re: And the Scams Go On

Many large banks offer business customers paperless deposit. Saves the bank money, but it a pain for businesses who take a lot of checks, unless they have a check scanner, but even then, they have to enter the amount manually. A lot of stores these days, if you write them a check, they run it throug...
by Kellemora
11 Feb 2019, 13:11
Forum: Computers
Topic: The End is Near
Replies: 69
Views: 344

Re: The End is Near

We have a candy store here, plus they sell other things too of course. When you get up to the register, if you have a Schmartz-Fone, you can pay the bill using your phone. I've not paid enough attention to how it is done, but it could have something to do with the little square box of static that ap...
by Kellemora
11 Feb 2019, 12:58
Forum: Chats
Topic: And the Scams Go On
Replies: 22
Views: 85

Re: And the Scams Go On

I had a Merchants Account for many years. I had options on it that upped the price considerably also. Such as the ability to take a check and run it through electronically and have the funds guaranteed before I let the customer leave with my goods. I actually got the account when I had several renta...
by Kellemora
11 Feb 2019, 12:49
Forum: Chats
Topic: Ski By Fire
Replies: 71
Views: 410

Re: Ski By Fire

Yeppers! We have a dilemma right now that has irked us big time. The supplemental plan we buy is geared to Medicare's window of opportunity, when you can change plans. No sooner than the window closed they upped the price on us. We did find a letter with a vague mention that rates may increase, but ...
by Kellemora
10 Feb 2019, 11:04
Forum: Computers
Topic: The End is Near
Replies: 69
Views: 344

Re: The End is Near

I did eBay for about 2 years. I was selling a fairly large heavy item that required special packaging. A made a little money, but not enough for the work involved. This was not an eBay store, it was on their auction site, as I only had eaches of things to sell, like antique Emerson fans, and other c...
by Kellemora
10 Feb 2019, 10:43
Forum: Chats
Topic: Ski By Fire
Replies: 71
Views: 410

Re: Ski By Fire

I had nearly the same thing happen to me, as far as medical insurance goes. Like my add-on retirement plan I had where my late wife worked, while she was working, for an additional 80 bucks a month, I was covered under her health plan, which was a great one. It covered her up until a few months befo...
by Kellemora
10 Feb 2019, 10:30
Forum: Chats
Topic: And the Scams Go On
Replies: 22
Views: 85

Re: And the Scams Go On

I used to never use plastic, wrote checks for nearly everything. Trouble is, large companies with monthly billing want to do everything automatically and electronically. The frau who handles our cable bill got a price reduction by starting a new contract with them, but it was only available if you u...
by Kellemora
09 Feb 2019, 11:36
Forum: Computers
Topic: The End is Near
Replies: 69
Views: 344

Re: The End is Near

Some things I buy on the Internet, but other things I don't trust buying from vendors I don't know.
And you really have to watch how they do things too. You can end up paying a lot for something cheap if you don't read all the fine print.
by Kellemora
09 Feb 2019, 11:34
Forum: Chats
Topic: And the Scams Go On
Replies: 22
Views: 85

Re: And the Scams Go On

Not with a cell phone company, but with my Comcast Cable Internet package. The frau is who paid the bill, and the only thing she knew was that it was always going up. They did not mail us a paper bill because she signed up for on-line billing. Unfortunately, we could never access the actual invoice....
by Kellemora
09 Feb 2019, 11:24
Forum: Chats
Topic: Ski By Fire
Replies: 71
Views: 410

Re: Ski By Fire

I hate to say this, but I fully understand. I was next in line, and in training, to take over as department head. A 50 year company tradition was suddenly thrown out the window, and not only did they hire an outsider, they hired a former job-shopper who if refused full-time employment, would never b...
by Kellemora
08 Feb 2019, 10:25
Forum: Computers
Topic: The End is Near
Replies: 69
Views: 344

Re: The End is Near

I never got too interested in the stock market. I piddled with it a few times, but that was about it. But speaking of teachers. I did have one fabulous teacher who taught us all things not necessarily associated with his class. Nobody can say for sure what he was involved in outside of school. But w...
by Kellemora
08 Feb 2019, 10:16
Forum: Chats
Topic: Ski By Fire
Replies: 71
Views: 410

Re: Ski By Fire

I keep myself so busy, it seems I can't get done the things I should be doing. I finally understand what my dad meant when he said after he retired. "I have so much to do, I don't know how I found the time to work." He usually worked from 7am until 8 or 9pm every single day, with only a lunch and di...
by Kellemora
07 Feb 2019, 12:21
Forum: Computers
Topic: The End is Near
Replies: 69
Views: 344

Re: The End is Near

I never could afford blue chip stocks, so messed around with OTC stocks for a short time. Although most of the stocks went up a little, by the time you pay the service fees, you come out about even is all. I worked my tail of buying and renovating homes for resale. I did 90% of the work, so was maki...
by Kellemora
07 Feb 2019, 12:13
Forum: Chats
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 92
Views: 795

Re: Merry Christmas!

Yeppers, it's about time to end this Christmas thread and start a new one on something else.
by Kellemora
06 Feb 2019, 13:29
Forum: Computers
Topic: The End is Near
Replies: 69
Views: 344

Re: The End is Near

In the infancy of the motion picture industry, my grandfather invested in something like 22 start-up movie production companies. He knew it was going to take off big, and soon. The problem was, he unfortunately picked the wrong ones. He lost out completely on 20 of the 22, and the two he did recoup ...
by Kellemora
06 Feb 2019, 12:33
Forum: Chats
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 92
Views: 795

Re: Merry Christmas!

You are correct that the amount of taxes included in the cost of goods sold is minuscule when compared to all the other expenses which appear in there. Although as you pointed out, the tax is minimal in the overall scope of things. My point is that we are paying Tax on Tax compounded five to seven t...
by Kellemora
06 Feb 2019, 12:23
Forum: Chats
Topic: Ski By Fire
Replies: 71
Views: 410

Re: Ski By Fire

The problem with most of the businesses I started was they were too far ahead of their time, and had too many obstacles to overcome, besides being unknown at the time. For example: My brother and I invented a windshield repair system, to fix stone chips and minor cracks. With all the trucks the fami...