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12/3/13

Anyone snag anything during the Black Friday/Cyber Monday Madness?

I largely resisted the urged to spend gobs of money on tactical gear this past weekend...instead, we spent gobs of money on a more practical (until the zombies rise) new fridge and a deep freezer for the new place.

The fridge is, well, a fridge, so nothing especially cool there, though it will be bigger, better and more energy efficient than the one that it is replacing.

The deep freezer is a bit more interesting - I may do a post or two on filling it up with food. Or let my wife guest post on some of that. I've wanted a freezer for a long while, haven't been permanent enough or had enough space to get one until now. It's getting delivered tomorrow, which reminds me that I need to go clear out the spot in the garage where it's going to live.

Of course, with a deep freezer comes a greater need for a generator :-)

I'll be taking advantage of the Tactical Tailor 30% deal to get some more stuff from them before the end of the week...just need to figure out exactly what I want.

How about you guys and gals? Get anything good?

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  1. My wife and I managed to get two I-pad minis for our two boys at China-mart on Thanksgiving for $199. Paid cash with money we have been saving, so Santa is set for this year. Otherwise, it's gonna be a rather frugal year.

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  2. Got 2 - 500 round boxes of 22 LR at Bass Pro shop for $25 each and 2 ammo cans for $10 each.

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  3. Bought a 24 gun safe and some shelves for the garage. Ordered AK mags at a great price, though strictly speaking they were clearance not black friday.

    Wifey ordered a bunch of stuff for the house we'd been planning to buy anyway.

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  4. Streamlight weapon light, Waffle maker, Tritium sights for the ARs, New grips for the REPR's, Tankless water heater, a ton of 22lr and some Surefire batteries.

    In all reality, spend the money on a solar system and batteries instead of a generator. Solar cells never run out of gas and they will allow you to use sunlight to operate the freezer for free after the investment. Install a temperature alarm just in case the system goes down.

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    1. Probably right on the solar...I'll have to see the power consumption of the freezer, but doable, I'm sure.

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    2. The great thing about a solar system is the advantage of having an expandable system that will allow you to start utilizing it for constant loads like a fridge, furnace, freezer and the like. Dropping dependency and long term energy cost as you expand. A generator is a stopgap solution with very little sustainability as a long term resource.

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    3. so you're going to spend 25,ooo to save maybe 500 in frozen food? get a genny, run it til you use the food or can it, then shut it all down.

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    4. Naa, solar to run a deep freeze would be nowhere near that. Still need to crunch those numbers tho

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  5. Went to Gander Mountain got 1400 .22's for $69.99 plus tax. Picked up four buckets of them after fighting with management and customer service about the discrimation that they were causing. Long story short, never doing business with Gander Mountain again!

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    1. What was the argument about?

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    2. 12 people were at the door when they opened. Manager chose 3 people to get the item on sale and told everyone else to go home. Called one guy back to sale him 525 rounds, but no one else was allowed to purchase the buckets of .22's. A business can't choose who they sale to because they don't want to honor their advertisement. Online it said Thursday on sale, called the store or went in and customers were told item on sale on Thursday.

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    3. Sounds like a dumb store manager. I'd let the corporate/regional folks know - and ask them to honor the price, etc. And get the dumb store manager a chewing out.

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  6. I went to Gander Mtn; all out of the sale ammo from the flier.

    I did score some New Balance combat boots for 39.00 online,. from LAPolice.

    I found the nexus7 on sale at Staples, bought one of those bad boys. We were there about 5 on Friday; my wife and I were the onl;y customers in the place. It was kind of strange; I expected some sort of crowd.
    Walmart and Gander were also no busier than an average weekend day. In both places, I was first in line when I checked out.

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