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    Amazon Prime Day 2017 Central Topic

    To recap:

    2015: Underwhelming, nothing was on sale
    2016: Amazon corrected too far the other way and put anything fulfilled by amazon at 30% off, leading to some ridiculous discounts (I'm thinking mostly of watches)
    2017: Somewhere in the middle with a lot of select item sale

    Guess I missed the boat last year when I should have picked up a couple watches I really wanted. Was never going to buy much this year anyway, so not a huge loss for me personally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scofield View Post
    To recap:

    2015: Underwhelming, nothing was on sale
    2016: Amazon corrected too far the other way and put anything fulfilled by amazon at 30% off, leading to some ridiculous discounts (I'm thinking mostly of watches)
    2017: Somewhere in the middle with a lot of select item sale

    Guess I missed the boat last year when I should have picked up a couple watches I really wanted. Was never going to buy much this year anyway, so not a huge loss for me personally.
    I might try one of those GoodThreads shirts. for 18 bucks it's probably worth taking a flyer on one.

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    I picked up a fire HD 8 for 50 bucks. Only use will be watching downloaded TV shows on flights or waiting in line at a very popular Austin BBQ joint, maybe a lil web surfing when i'm at home and don't want to fire up my laptop (or risk personal info being stolen off my phone at an airport).

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    I just ordered an Invicta 9211. My consolation for not being able to afford a Rolex Daytona. Maybe if I get promoted or retire early I will treat myself to the actual thing

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    Looks like some car-related stuff I might want is going up later today. Keeping an eye on that.

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    I love Amazon - I frequently make purchases from them - but I believe they are becoming the death of retail brick & mortar stores. I'd personally prefer to support the "little guys" or the "hometown, made in the USA" companies, but those products usually cost far more. It is what it is I guess, and online purchasing seems to be the way of the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rpd362 View Post
    I just ordered an Invicta 9211. My consolation for not being able to afford a Rolex Daytona. Maybe if I get promoted or retire early I will treat myself to the actual thing
    Might have to retire a little later to buy to real thing.

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    Bought a couple pairs of Adidas Sambas for ~$35/ea for the gym.
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    So far the only thing I've bought is a $25 gift card to collect on the $5 additional credit (yesterday I did the $100 reload to get the additional $10 credit). I've got both the Redwing Chukkas and the Timex Flyback (both mentioned in Joe's post) in my cart but haven't pulled the trigger. I actually could use a new pair of chukkas, as my CDBs have lived a long a fruitful life but are starting to wear pretty thin. I do not, in any way, need the watch, and haven't bought an analog quartz watch in ages, but I have always liked the way that particular Timex looks.

    I honestly need to do some more digging around to see what's out there.

    Edit: Just as a side note, I'm constantly blown away by how cheap Amazon Fire tablets are. I mean, I know they aren't competing with an iPad. But still, you can get a fully functional tablet for $30. That's just wild.
    Last edited by Deke; July 11th, 2017 at 12:07 PM.

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    I'm so torn... I really want Citizens Chrono, but they also have the Huewai Watch 2 Classic on sale. It's an internal fight between style-conscious me and technophile me.

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