Portland Timbers Are Hobbits?

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I am more of an American Football type of guy, but I do like Soccer, too (Go Philadelphia Union!), however,  I’m not really sure how to answer this trivia question on GSN.com…I took this screen shot when I was aswering the daily bonus trivia questions on GSN. I knew the Portland Timbers were a Major League Soccer (MLS)  team, but these were not the answers I was expecting to see.

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108 Sacred Destinations Around The World

We found this interesting book on travel available to read online through Google books: “Sacred Places Around the World: 108 Destinations” By Brad Olsen.

This book (read it below) covers over 100 sacred sites around the world and is full of interesting facts about them. from the Pyramids in Egypt to Jerusalem, to Ba’albek. The Great Wall of China, the Silk Road and the Cave of A Thousand Buddhas. Did you know Uluru (Ayer’s Rock) is considered the center of the universe to the Aboriginal people of Australia? This book has many interesting facts about sacred sites around the globe and the book is divided by region to help with travel plans.


An Introduction to Qigong

“Qigong Exercises for Daily Health and Wellness” (volume 1) by Noel Castro is an introductory text for anyone wishing to learn about Qigong, the Chinese exercise and controlled breathing discipline which is closely related to Tai Chi.


This book, available through Google books online, introduces the reader to basic poses or stances, warming up and basic exercises.


Kids These Days Have It Easy!

Kids These days Have No Idea What This is..Caveman Club..Please Like and Share if you have used one of these to meet a woman.

I’ve seen a number of these “Kids These Days” memes floating around, so I thought I’d do one of my own…
Feel free to save, like and share the image on the web, just give a link back, please!

Kids These days Have No Idea What This is..Caveman Club..Please Like and Share if you have used one of these to meet a woman.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you want the caveman club shown above for a party or Halloween (or your Pebbles and Bam-Bam fantasy play), check it out here from Charades Costumes > Caveman Club

Amazon Did Not Honor This Sale! (Imagine that!)

So, I am planning to undertake some DIY remodeling in the near future and was pricing power tools online. While searching on Amazon for a good deal on a cordless drill and a miter saw, an unusual item showed up in my search results. When I selected to sort from lowest to highest price, the first item was a retro, white molded plastic type bar stool with cushion. I actually love this style and thought the stool looked great! Much to my delight, the item was listed for $0.00 with $0.00 shipping and they still have them in stock! I thought to myself, what a great deal! These would look wonderful at a kitchen bar when I remodel my home!

I clicked on the “add to cart” link, thinking that another price would show up, but the item was still being processed at $0.00. I upped the quantity to 4 (I’d need four for the kitchen counter bar). The total was still $0.00. I’ll bet my son and daughter-in-law would like a set for his house (We have similar taste). Let’s make that 8! Eight cool, retro bar stools for a grand total of $0.00! I’m such a savvy shopper!

Stool listed on Amazon.com for free

Here is a portion of a screen capture I took at the time. (to see the larger screen image just click on the image)

O.K., so it’s time to check out. Any time now, I will click and the total will change. Shipping address…O.K., done! Method of payment…Gift card option is available…I still have a $0.00 balance on my gift cards, I’ll use that! Any second now, I’m going to get some kind of error message…Nope! My order was successful! What the…?

An hour or so later, I was checking my email when I received a notice that my order was cancelled:

Greetings from Amazon.com,

We’re writing to inform you that your order 105-2472485-2461855 from DesignerSeating has been canceled.

In most cases, you pay for items when we ship them to you, so you won’t be charged for items that are canceled. In some cases (e.g., you use a gift card or your debit card is processed as a PIN-less transaction), you may see a charge for a canceled item. If you are charged for a canceled item, we will refund you within 1-2 business days.

If you’re still interested in this item, please search for it again on Amazon.com.

We’ve included your order details below for reference.

We value you as a customer and hope you will continue shopping on Amazon.com.

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ORDER DETAILS
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8 of Designer Modern Lily Arm Chair White with Black Cushion
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00873D53G

There was a link to the item, so I went back to Amazon.com to see that, LO and BEHOLD, these spiffy chairs had a new price of $125! (Shipping was still FREE!)

Stool For sale on Amazon.com $125

A screen shot of the same stool after Amazon and the seller realized their mistake! NOW it’s $125! (click on the image to see the larger screen capture)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oh, well, I guess it was too good to be true! But now I’m wondering…Are they legally bound to honor the transaction since the chairs were in stock, I ordered them for the advertised price, and the transaction was processed? Any lawyers out there want to take this case? -LOL-

Anyhoo…I still plan on searching for some of those super deals on Amazon.com and, yeah, if I see something listed for $0.00 with FREE shipping again, I’ll order it! I mean, hey, I’ve still got that $0 balance on my Amazon.com Gift Cards to spend!

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