Items Worth Buying At Amazon US

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  1. bowman60

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    Same here with the cds, dvds and books in the 90s. Everything else after that really: clothes, shoes, gadgets, baby stuff, then toddler stuff then children stuff. I guess they became a "partner" in raising the family☺. Lately I've been ordering mostly stuff from anker; PowerBanks, cables, mounts etc.
     
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    I'm seeing a lot of negative feedback (from verified purchases) for the Amazon Basics Lightning cable saying they get smoldered and melt easily. How are the ones that you guys bought?

    Example of negative feedback:
    "Cable starting melting and smoking while plugged into my ipad"
    "it melted and it broke my phone!"
    "Don't buy it. It might burn down your house."
     
  3. macjobber

    macjobber PhilMUG Addict Member

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    When I see negative feedbacks, I also see the number of overall feedbacks too.

    We've been using this stylish "3G" lightning cables [emoji4][​IMG]
     
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    I started with Books, CDs and DVDs. Now any gadget I believe is worth it as far a prices go, which I do alot of research before hitting the checkout button. Latest purchase includes auto lens cap for my Dlux109, Gariz leather case and canary home security gadget.
     
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    I order my sports stuff thru Amazon as most of the time, they are offered for almost 50% cheaper than buying them at the store. The bargains I get are just irresistable, for example, I got a couple of my 2XU tri-shorts for around $50-60 each when regular tag price is at $119-130.

    I also got an aerobar for a road bike (Profile Design T3) for $99, where the original list price is $149.
     
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    agree customer service is great i once have a problem with my shipments when i chatted one of the CS i was offered with a one day delivery free of charge.
     
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    reading this thread made made me buy some of the stuff you guys listed. tsk tsk.
     
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    hehe, yup i keep telling myself to stay away but somehow keep on checking this thread!
     
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    I usually get my blu-ray discs from Amazon. Definitely a lot cheaper than buying it here.
     
  11. macjobber

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    Hard to find items, may it be just simple gadgets like a basic FM/AM radio, are always making my gadget friendly heart happy after finding it's readily available at Amazon hahaha.

    Just like this one that we used during the blackout due to typhoon Glenda last year. At $13, this is a perfect affordable and very useful gift for your relatives.

    And one more thing pala, it's a Sony [emoji4][​IMG]
     
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    Not to mention more titles to choose from than the handful of Blu-rays you see in local stores.
     
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    Best. Review. Ever [emoji12]

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    ^ Had to check Amazon for that and the reviews are hilarious! :D
     
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    I've also recently started buying things off Amazon. Mostly scientific/lab instruments and tools, computer parts, etc. mostly items not available here or are simply just cheaper to source online. And speaking of transistor radios, I got a Tecsun PL660 world band radio several months ago. I was also looking for a basic AM/FM unit but the techie in me out-voted sound judgment.

    [​IMG]

    It's a nice piece of gear, if you're into this sort of thing (I was HAM enthusiast back in the day). Though, almost nobody listens to the shortwave bands anymore for good reason, prior to the internet, this was one of the very few ways to listen to music and news (or propaganda) from abroad. With just the built-in antenna, I can hear broadcasts from China and many parts of Asia, and on a good night, Australia. Imagine what I'd receive with a good long-wire antenna. This can even listen in on communications from commercial aircrafts going in and out of the NAIA (and I live up the north edge of Mtero Manila). Simply fascinating.

    So what can you hear on the Air Band? http://youtu.be/6uleczMUljk
     
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    Things I usually buy from Amazon:

    - Blu-ray movies (cheaper, more titles, and they usually come with digital copies)
    - Books (cheaper, even with shipping fees)
    - special LEGO sets (Star Wars, The Simpsons), because the prices here, even with that newly-opened Philippine LEGO store at BGC, are simply too much. Example: LEGO Mindstorms is about $400 in Amazon. LEGO store at BGC is selling it for 35k+.
     
  17. qt_arvin

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    Things i usually buy from Amazon:

    Golf clubs (mostly putters and wedges) and accessories
    Multivitamins and supplements
    K Cups for Keurig brewer
    Small appliances
    Tech accessories
    Books for Kindle
    Movies via Amazon Prime
     
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    I also discovered some low tech but very useful items such as these key organizers [emoji3][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    sir arvin, how do you ship the golf clubs to the philippines? i want to buy a 3-wood... TIA...
     
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    Eneloop batteries. Endless orders of these.

    So much cheaper off Amazon as compared to here.

    Also gadgets, toys, electronics, shirts, creams, candies, you name it. Anything and everything.

    I also bought a pair of shoes off sister site Zappos. I have freakishly hard to find shoe size.
     

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