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Try Ebay.. in the $500 neighborhood there..nm

Posted By: Aeron Chair Fan on 2005-07-25
In Reply to: If one cannot afford the Herman Miller Aeron chair (wish), can someone recommend a less..sm - birdwoman


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I'd definitely get it verified with a supervisor (to use for MT) before signing up because if you look at the fine print on MCI's neighborhood it says for voice calling only and there is a 5000-minute limitation. 
MCI - The Neighborhood
I never ever had a problem with them. My girlfriend tried AT&T, but when they saw how long she was on the phone - they started charging her.
cops in neighborhood
Thankfully, in my community we DO watch out for the neighbors.  Don't spend all day gawking at their business but we do notice strangers, strange cars and have no qualms with calling the dispatcher if something seems out of sync.  You don't have to call 911 just the dispatcher.
We had a dog adopt us. Never saw in the neighborhood

before, no collar.  I took to our vet to scan for a microchip and doesn't have one.  Vet won't keep the dog because it needs all shots, which we can't afford to do.  Dog is a lab and we have no place to keep her, plus we have a dog who is not tolerant of another dog and has chronic medical problems.   We feed/water the dog and are providing it with a warm place to sleep, though it is a very small space and not suitable for long-term.

I have notified all the vets in our area, called the shelter, sent e-mails to all residents with e-mail addy in our community, placed an ad in our local newspaper and placed signs at major neighborhood intersections.   There has been no ad in the paper looking for a dog, no signs, no one appears to be looking for her.  What do you think is an appropiate amount of time to keep her before we try to find her a new home?   She is just the sweetest dog and we have all fallen in love with her, but cannot provide for her.  We find it difficult to believe that no one appears to be looking for her.   DH says she is very conscious of cars like she is searching for "the one" and feels like she was dumped.   I can't/won't take her to the pound, although due to her personality we feel she will be adopted immediately. 

We're too close to the situation to be objective. 


I also live in a neighborhood where
people let their dogs run loose. There are two dogs in particular that I am actually afraid of and I don't like to let my 7y/o go outside and play if those dogs are anywhere around. I have called Animal Control about them before and they said that if the dogs weren't on my property there wasn't anything they would do about it. So, exactly what is Animal Control there for anyway? They told me I would have to catch the dogs and restrain them somehow and then call them and they would come and pick them up. I'm sorry, but I'm not going near those dogs. It's ridiculous!
Sounds like my neighborhood...sm
And the same situation.....now that it doesn't back up in our house, the neighbors down the road are all getting it!  You wouldn't believe the things that I saw...it was just disgusting, and I'll never forget that SMELL!  It was a real nightmare.  Hubby was out of town and I was home alone with 2 small kids....I sure would like to move but just can't seem to find the time or money to do that, and then top that with off with potential problems of selling this house....any suggests?  Oh, I am bumbed now....but I am happy we could help you out!!  I think you have made a wise decision in not buying the house!
There would be two dead pit bulls in my neighborhood
If this happened to me.  What if this was a child.  I can't believe no one does anything about this in your community. 
The teenaged girls in my neighborhood are

having a race to see who can have the most babies.  It's horrible.  They think of the babies as little pets or dolls, then dump them on their mothers to go out and party.  None of the girls has a high school education, job, driver's license or anything.  They have police records, too.  Four of the girls were over here one day wanting to use my phone, and one of them wanted me to feel her stomach to see if I thought she was pregnant.  She was disappointed later when she found out she wasn't.  I got onto soapbox mode telling them to finish their education or at least get a GED so they could support those babies.  Life's not easy being a young, uneducated mother.  They use the excuse that they have bad home lives, they just want someone to love them, they'll get a regular income with WIC, foodstamps, and welfare checks, or maybe even get their own house when low income apartments become available.  My goodness, their thinking is so messed up.  They don't even have a single clue in their little heads.  This isn't even the inner city.

I keep telling my boys to stay away from girls.  Save it for marriage or you're going to get trapped into fatherhood.

I've had that happen in my neighborhood too!

It's a bit scary when you can't even get home because of the cops!

Been using The Neighborhood or SBC unlimited for the last 5 years now. sm

I was NOT talking to a telemarketer at SBC.  I originally talked to one (I assume) when I called, but when I explained what I was using it for, I talked with his supervisor.  As long as I am accessing voice files and NOT using it for faxing, accessing the internet, or other "computer to computer" things, it is fine.  I have not had any hassle, except for once, and then when I called and talked to them and changed to a business line, I was fine. 

Hope you have better luck than you have so far.  :-)

In a rich neighborhood in the 'burbs
north of where I live they have fixed the funky paint problem with some kind of zoning ordinance -- people can only use colors on an approved list of "historic" colors.

I think that other people who live in the same neighborhood
also bought their homes and paid good money for them. They have the right to look out their window that they OWN and not be forced to look across the street at Bozo's Big Top.
Any neighborhood watch people?

I am thinking of starting a neighborhood watch in my area but was wondering if people really want to get involved.  I know this would depend on my neighbors, but for the most part do people care?  The main problem I am having with my neighborhood is that down the street there is a section of what would be called *low income rental units* which are actually just one bedroom tiny houses, and the people who rent there just do not care about the neighborhood, the noise level, the litter, so on. 

The main problem I am having is noise.... It comes from about three car stereos and there is really no way to pinpoint it unless you physically sit at the end of the street and get the make and license # of the car.  The noise ends about 3:00 a.m. and starts up again about 7:00 a.m.  I have phoned the police several times regarding this, but what can they do really if they don't know what car it is coming from?  They said they can drive by the block a few extra times a night, but really that has done no good.  I have had to start taking sleeping pills and wearing ear plugs to even get some sleep lately, but the noise is still so loud it sounds like thunder, and I cannot believe somebody who lives right next to that noise does not call it in to the police.  That is why I question whether people actually want to get involved.  I can only call the police so many times myself before they think I am crazy and am hearing things. 

As for the littering, it is not just bottles and cans, it is pieces of furniture that nobody wants anymore and they push it out to the curb hoping it will magically disappear.  It doesn't disappear, and I'm getting embarassed to have any friends over to my house because they have to pass that area before reaching my end of the street. 

As for starting the neighborhood watch, would I just basically go door to door and see what kind of response I would get?  Has anybody else had a noise problem like this, and does it ever get better if people complain, or does that just make it worse?  Thanks for any input.  I'm just so tired and grouchy lately, I hate to even be at home anymore and this is making me depressed. 

I hired a neighborhood teen (sm)
I had my children at home, and hired a responsible neighborhood teenager. I worked part-time during the day with the sitter and then a couple of hours in the evenings when my husband got home. This was much cheaper than day care plus I got to take breaks and see my child and if my children skinned a knee or were really upset, I could take a break and take care ofYou need a backup in case the sitter is unavailable. It worked really well for me. Even better if you know another mom nearby with a child your chid could play with. Don't be fooled though - it is challenging and you will be tired, but was worth it to me :-)
find a teen in your neighborhood to sit for a few hours (nm)
I had the same problem. Our neighborhood is very close and there are a lot of homes.
I looked up the neighbor's phone number after I saw her name in tax records.  I called her and told her I was a neighbor and that her dogs were disturbing the peace. I told her she may not realize it but some people were sick or had small children who were resting at various times of the time and she could not leave her dog barking all day long.  I told her we were all talking about calling the police (which I had already done to establish the law and found out you cannot leave a barking dog in your yard in our neighborhood no matter what time it is according to the police) but I decided to phone her instead of bringing the police in at this point because she may not be aware of the dog's disturbing others.  She said thank you for calling and the dog has been brought in when it barks to go in.  Find out the guidelines from your local police department.  A barking dog is disturbing the police no matter what time of the day it is.
I live in a quiet country neighborhood sm
but it is 6 a.m. and the birdies have started waking up. So loud!!
Neighborhood watches are a good idea in general I think, but...
...how will it help with noise? I suppose it could help with the furniture dumping (since your neighbors would be on the lookout), but do you think it would be helpful with the noise problem?

It certainly couldn't hurt. I say go for it.
I started a neighborhood watch a couple of years ago...sm
we were having similar problems to what you're having and they're gone now. Here's what worked for us. I gave every home in the subdvision a flier asking anyone that was interested in forming a neighborhood watch to come to an organization meeting and made the meeting a week later and on a week night, and gave my phone # in the event someone was interested but couldn't attend then. Out of 150 homes in my subdivision we had 40 people show up and 20 called expressing interest.

Everyone had the same complaints on the same "problem" homes and as a group we decided that each time the noise level was high enough to hear outside of the vehicle or house that we'd call the police. We all alternated placing those calls so the police department didn't think it was just 1 person complaining. The police department agreed to increase the patrols for our subdivision at all hours of the day and night and just having people see them ride through every few hours helped significantly cut down on the problems.

Over time the people that were causing problems either put their houses up for sale or moved out of the rental home and left when they saw that we neighbors insisted on a peaceful and quiet living area. It worked! When these problem homes left the problems with the trash thrown on the roads left as well.

In addition we were having some problems with some of the youth hanging out walking the streets at all hours and it was making some of the residents nervous, especially when the youth were walking through yards. So, we told the youth to stick to the roads, ask permission before cutting through yards to find out who cared and didn't care if they walked through them, and one of the men placed a basketball goal at the end of one of the cul-dec-sacs for the kids to play basketball after the neighbors in the cul-dec-sac agreed it would be fine. It worked - some of them started playing basketball there and they honored requests of homeowners that didn't want them walking on their yards.

Good luck to you!
I moved out of a high crime, mainly Hispanic neighborhood, and now...
I was so thrilled, I almost got mugged one night going to the mailbox, then within 6 months my company changed everything on me and I am barely hanging on rent wise. I sure know what you are going through.
Our neighborhood is all women's names - Robin Ln., Julia Dr. Must be the worker's ladies! :) n
I have never been asked to show a receipt at Walmart. Is the Walmart you shop in a bad neighborhood
And the expensive stuff has an alarm on it for the cashier to take off. No receipt check. Just a greeter saying good-bye.
I came from low level neighborhood. I know the effects low level people have on a child's
mind. I fought very hard to get out of there. If you think narrow-minded high-horse thinking people are the only ones who are making trailer park comments, YOU ARE DEAD WRONG. I know white trash people who live for the weekend to get drunk and party and make just enough to get by. I am educated in the "real world" and whether you like it or not, the "real world" doesn't want to be anywhere near a trailer park for real or imagined reasons and does ostracize trailer park people along with ghetto people and section 8 people. Crime, drugs, do come from low income housing. BTW, people are outraged at black-on-black ghetto crime. That does not happen in higher working class black neighborhoods. Same deal with white trash people. Low class white people get drunk fight and end up in jail. If you read the newspaper or watch it on TV over the weekend, you know what I am talking about. Crime, drugs, etc is rarely an ONGOING problem in upper class neighborhoods because most of these people have goals for the future. Lower class neighborhoods and low class people are what they are because that's what the people in the neighborhoods settle for.
My sister does eBay on and off but was doing it full time a couple of years ago and made probably $40K that year selling mostly popular dietary supplements.  She was able to find a distributor and then sold them at a profit on eBay.  She always tells people, watch infomercials, keep an eye on what is popular on eBay, find a distributor (I think this would be the hardest part), and figure out a competitive price.
I sell & buy on eBay. I was a MT in the cardiopulmonary dept of the hospital but needed to expand my terminology (went to nursing school in early 70s) and managed to purchase the entire 2005 ed. of the SUM program with all books & up-to-date reference materials for $0 with buying packages, keeping what was needed and reselling. This included a second Dell computer system, a dictaphone and new Infinity USB foot pedal. After completing this over the winter, I am hoping to transcribe from home as an IC. I did work for many years as a legal transcriptionist. I had to leave my hospital work due to health problems and am now on Social Security disability but am still able to do a limited amount of work from home, just at my own pace and only to earn under $700/month.

I guess I rambled on about this but my daughter and I have sold quite a bit over the last couple of years. We have our "eBay closet" where we pick up extremely cheap new items (such as we find on $1 racks) or sets after holidays. It's a fun way to earn a little extra money. She also sells her kid's clothes for way more than she would get at a garage sale. We just don't purchase large items that are hard to package & ship or are difficult to store.
Just remember you have to pay taxes on it now. Last year the IRS busted thousands of people for not reporting the income.
Try Ebay
Be sure to search for "foot petal" or "wave peddle" because you can find things cheaper with typos.
I got a brand new Stedman's on ebay for 30.00 including shipping.
you could try ebay
You can find Dictaphone C-phones on ebay for about 200.
I just bought a new one on EBay.  They have all different kinds and you can ask questions of the seller if you are in doubt about something.  A new Panasonic Standard Tape usually sells for about $200 new, and I was able to get a Sanyo which is a much fancier, nicer machine that usually sells for about $350-399 for the $200.  They also have used ones.  Check it out. 
Try Ebay
I needed a computer with Windows XP, and it is where I got mine. You're most likely not going to find a computer with Stedman's on it. You'll have to buy that separately.
Have you tried ebay? NM
Yes, I tried ebay. Thanks for
the info though.  Guess I'll have to pay full price.  Oh, well.
I have about 6 different kinds.  Hubby likes his Sennheiser, but I prefer my RCA WHP 170. 
I tried ebay...
and couldn't get a program under $200.  May I ask how reasonable yours was?  Was it new or used, OEM or retail?  I am having trouble locating a new version from a seller who has more than a couple of feedback or any sells at all, so I am leary of them.  Thanks again.
Try Ebay
I don't have any used ones that work but you might try Ebay.

I have a new Olympus 330 (I believe), which is a very very small recorder. If you're interested in it for $100, e-mail me.
Try Ebay....
There are usually multiple MT equipment items listed there. If it's used, just read the description thoroughly to make sure it's in good working condition; check the shipping cost to make sure they aren't gouging you on that, and check the seller's feedback to make sure they're reputable.

You might be able to get a really good used one for half what you would pay for a new one.

Ebay works
I did for about two years but packaging and going to the P.O. every day got to me.  It works though.  It is a great experience.  I loved it.  If I could find a way to do Ebay selling full time, with a few coworkers I would. Im thinking about it when I relocate to NY next year, to have my sisters helping.  What I used to do, when selling on Ebay, I would go shopping and many stores that have two for one.  I would buy and keep one for myself and put the other item on sale on Ebay..I would shop at discount stores, thrift stores, Pay Less stores and then start off with minimum and before you knew it, I was getting full price for what I was selling..I used to order from Lingerie Warehouse.  OMG..the prices for caftans, teddys, etc. were so cheap in bulk..I would order about 12, 15 for one delivery..and sell them and made a profit..Also body jewelry sells well..One day, Im gonna sell again on Ebay..however, right now, Im focused on transcription (blah)..
ebay sales
Well, my accounts were always looked at..I had soaps, body facial products and line reducers (for face), lingerie, halloween products, kitchen products..movie videos, CDs, candles, shoes (Pay Less always has two for one or one for half price), books (you can get great used books for cheap and sell them for so much more..like a used Harry Potter..you can get a lot)..I just posted them and they were looked at..what matters is how you introduce your products..you post them and then tell about them..so you need to post good things about your products, you know, pump up your product..Yes, I truly think you can quit anything else and go ebay full time..I was thinking about that but going to the post office every day and packaging the products got to me..If I had had someone to help me, I think I could have done it..Like I posted previously, Im gonna do it again, when I move back to NY next year..There are so many surplus companies, manufacturers who will sell to you wholescale..Gosh, I had so much left off when I quit.LOL..I had purses, body jewelry, lingerie, kitchenware..you name it..I gave it all away to friends and used it for myself..Just surf for wholescale companies in the net..I loved selling on Ebay, plus you meet such nice people..I met people from England, Germany and all over the USA (through emails and phone calls)..It was a great experience..What I recommend is surf for wholesale companies and when you shop, buy two for one, go to Factory for U, Big Lots, Annas Linens, always when you shop be looking for something you can sell..Buy one get one for free always was great for me..
Thanks, I will try it, guess you get what you pay for (ebay) - sm
tried to save a few bucks, $68 for it to last a whole 6-7 months. Guess I will buy it new from a computer supply company this time.
Ebay bully
I received an email from someone saying they were going to report me to ebay if I didn't send the package immediately. I sent it on to Ebay and said sorry but I do not sell anything on Ebay, only buy at this point.
Anybody sell on Ebay? If so...
I've bought dozens of things on Ebay, only one item there.. today.. then it tells me I have a second chance offer. Not sure what this means, even after reading what it said about it. Any help appreciated !
Cars on EBAY
I live in Georgia and already, drowned cars from Lousiana and Miss. are showing up as "good buys". Beware, once these cars are cleaned up, you will NEVER know they've been submarines in earlier lives. On the other hand, my son bought an awsome Audi out of Tampa, but that was before the hurricaines.
Try Ebay for MT references. nm
Better off buying on Ebay.

I bought this computer and what a mess.  I was told that it was bought for her daughter just the previous year and still had the warranty.  She was going to transfer the warranty to my name. 

I thought that because I used paypal I would be safe, but that is only if you buy off of E-bay.  When I received the computer, it was a whole two years older than I was told and there was no longer any warranty.  The seller conveniently died a week after I received the computer.

So, if anyone contacts you about this computer, BEWARE. 

Look on Amazon or eBay.
not sure, but you can check on ebay...
that's where I got mine. $20.00 for a brand new Infinity 9-pin foot pedal.
I bought some on Ebay for $26 ;)
You might want to check there.  The person had an ebay store and many styles and all the ones I was considering were under $30.