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12V to 18V Dune Racer Mod Simple

So my son is 4 and the dune racer just doesnt have the same speed appeal to a 4 year old.

I’ve seen others mod their power wheels so i did my research and found the easiest and best way is as follows:

I ordered the following:

2X Batteries “ExpertPower 12v 9ah Sealed Lead Acid Battery with F2 Terminals (.250″) / 2 Pack” $38.00

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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CUXW8HM/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s01?ie=UTF8&th=1

1X Wiring Harness with Built in 30 Amp. $14.99

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/351685021427?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Here is the Wire Harness Connector plugged into the Stock battery adapter.

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What I did next was get the female F2 connectors and about 5 FT of Red back wire and run it to the 2 batteries in the front compartment.

 

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Rockwall Texas – What’s for Dinner

I like to cook. I just hate to clean up afterwards.So i look to breakup the week and eat out one night.

Here are my top 3 picks for Rockwall Dinning out with kids

Lubys -Wednesdays Eat Free

Kyoto’s -Wednesdays Eat Free

Logans – Wednesdays Eat Free

 

Atlas Cooler Scam

 

So I wanted to vocalize just how upset I am at Atlas Coolers. More importantly Ben Jones the President of Atlas Coolers. The story goes a little like this…..

Prelude: It was June 15th and I was reading through Rokslide Forums when I came across a post about a new company ( Atlas Coolers) who was selling knockoff’s or what some people suggest a substitute to the already popular insulated coolers like Pelican, RTIC, & Yeti.

I thought to myself, “check into this new company do some research”. But, and there is always a but…  I already have a Yeti, and it is great, really great…. but the damn thing is so heavy when you fill it with ice and drinks.

Not to mention I also have a RTIC Cooler 20Qt hard shell and Softpak. Both of which have their own useful purposes and function. See my collection below:

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Some people who read this won’t understand my obsession or any mans obsession for certain items and I don’t expect you to.  Rational and logic goes out the door when we find toys we want.  I know that my wife doesn’t always get why we need so many different coolers but she has learned to adapt.Each has a purpose for the right moment.

Back to the story: The deal all started here:

http://www.rokslide.com/forums/gear-deals/46044-atlas-cooler-25-discount-buy-june-1-june-30-a-10.html

I did my research and decided I had a use for a new cooler, a different size and shape cooler. So I ordered one on June 18th. The order said to expect shipment in 7 to 10 days. No indication that their was a backlog on the site so I figured its just standard processing time.

The next time I checked was July 6th. Approx 15 Days later – I was greeted with a response that the product was delayed and ship the 3rd week of July.  7 Weeks later Eh…

At this point the product had hit some some delays. “That’s okay” I thought I could wait a few more weeks. Time went on… and on and on.. no email or update. Fast forward to Present Day and the Summer is almost over. It is now present day, August 31st and no product or announcement from the company when this so called cooler would show up. 12 Weeks and several false stories about why product is delayed from an untrusted source.

I went back to the forums to do some digging into what others might be saying. There is one lone wolf on the forums that claims he has been in contact with Ben. I’ve screenshot that man’s fairy tale of lies. All a hoax to keep the lie going while they probably funnel the money slowly from shopify.

What I found out is that no one has received S*H*I*T from this company. All we have is one lie after another from a guy who claims to be coordinating this heist. I took screenshots below of the long drawn out story of why after 90 days a cooler never appeared. I canceled tonight. Enough waiting.

I have also filed a complaint with the FTC and the BBB because this is the worst kind of company. A company who doesn’t answer to emails, a company who doesn’t communicate to its customers.

 

For those that find this blog please post if you ever get your cooler. Others like myself have started to cancel their orders because hunting season is here. Dove season Started Sept 1st.

 

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The Tuesday or Wednesday date would have been 8/23 or 8/24capture 8

Today is 8/31/2016 and their has been no shipment or tracking posted.

Call me crazy but i even managed to locate this assholes place of residence. Just to see if he was working out of a PO Box or in the middle of no where. And guess what….If you go to Texas Website of Registered companies

https://mycpa.cpa.state.tx.us/coa/coaSearch.do

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I found the guy on linkedin so i messaged him on Tuesday 9/6/2016

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So some might still be interested in knowing why I have so many coolers.

The Yeti hardshell was my first Cooler. I learned after a few events that it was not something you carry to a concert unless you have wheels. Hence the red cart.

My second cooler was the Yeti softpak. Nice cooler however, the damn thing scratches your hand pulling anything out of it. After the 6th beverage I was ready to return it but couldnt because it really was nice to have cool drinks after 5 hours of being in the sun.

My third cooler was the Hard Shell RTIC I got it because it has a handle and is portable without being too heavy when full.  I can sit on it or prop my feet up on it if i am in a lawn chair!

My 4th cooler is the softpak RTIC which probably gets the most use. It solved the dreaded hand issue that the yeti has. Its light enough that my wife can carry it since it has a strap and it holds just the right amount of beer. 15Pack of Miller Lite AL bottles. fit very nicely.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLES01909-[Wolfenstein The New Order EU] to BLUS31220-[Wolfenstein The New Order] Conversion

This game would not play on my PS3 because it is a EU BLES release So I had to manually hack the game and convert to US BLUS. Below are the steps that I did to accomplish this.

Rename BLES01909-[Wolfenstein The New Order EU] to BLUS31220-[Wolfenstein The New Order]

Copy these 3 files from the following directories
PS3_GAME/PARAM.SFO
PS3_DISC.SFB
PS3_GAME/LICDIR/LIC.DAT

Open PS3TOOLS ( if you do not have you will need to download from ps3tools.aldostools.org)
Open PARAM SFO EDITOR –>
Go into \BLUS31220-[Wolfenstein The New Order]\PS3_GAME\PARAM.SFO
Open PARAM.SFO
Changed Title ID FROM “BLES01909” to “BLUS31220”
Change Title to “Wolfenstein: The New Order”
Save

Open PS3 DISC SFB EDITOR –>
Go into \BLUS31220-[Wolfenstein The New Order]\PS3_DISC.SFB
Open PS3_DISC.SFB
Change BLES01909 to BLUS31220
Save

From PS3TOOLS go to Cheats
OPEN HxD
Go into \BLUS31220-[Wolfenstein The New Order]\PS3_GAME\LICDIR\LIC.DAT
Open LIC.DAT
FIND BLES01909 rewrite to BLUS31220 and save.
(Should be line 00000800)
Save

Move to your media of choice and play. File should start right up and download the update.

Discounttiredirect.com $50 Off Black Friday 2011

I have been shopping for some Continential DWS tires for about 3 months for my G8 GT.

I’m glad I have held out this long.

I will use Fatwallets discount to stack with Blackfridays $50.00 off to get a really great price on my tires.

http://www.discounttiredirect.com/blackFriday.html

I posted on Slickdeals so rep if you like my find http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?t=3594702

I haven’t seen anyone else find this link this year!

Mark your calendars, Black Friday 2011 is coming soon! From Thursday, November 24th through Monday, November 28th, 2011 we’re offering a web-only deal that will save you money.

$50 Off a set of 4 tires or 4 wheels
$25 Off a set of 2 tires or 2 wheels
$100 Off a 4 tire and 4 wheel package

• Purchase online and see the savings in your cart instantly.

• Have your tires and wheels shipped directly to your door.

• This offer can be combined with other promotional offers.

Apple iPad 2 purchase

I finally decided to get an Apple iPad 2. I have been looking for the right time to buy for over 60 days and recently I pulled the trigger. Since I am all about getting great deals I figured I would share my final price with the world. Knowing that apple does not discount its products especially the iPad 2 I had my work cutout for me. I researched Black Friday to gauge Apples likelihood of a sale. Thanks to slickdeals.com I found a post for the iPad 2 w/ an instant discount. Now I took some special circumstances to make this all happen. YMMV.

The breakdown goes like this:
$ 599.00 Apple.com doesn’t include the tax portion.

$ 611.00 Ipad 2 32 gig cost from Buy.com includes shipping
$ (36.01) Instant discount from Buy.com
$ 574.99 Total – Already below apple.com pricing
$ (30.55) 5% Discover cashback confirmed
$ 544.44 Total
$ 0.00 Tax no tax charged * sweet!
$ (57.50) Rakuten Super Points (5,750 or 100 pts = $1.00) 10X bonus when I purchased redeemable Nov 22nd
$ 486.94 Total
$(300.00) Chase promo signed up for chase freedom card
$186.94 Total
$(125.00) Citicard cashback. Cashback sitting there waiting to be spent
$61.94 Grand Total what i paid out of pocket

 

Chase 300.00 freedom CC offer that I used

http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?t=3459776

 

Sprint 27% Discounts

Corp ID: NADAY_ZZZ = 20% off thru Target.
Corp ID: NACIT_ZZZ= 27% off thru Citigroup.
Sprint 27% Discount thru Citigroup
Step 1 Go to http://www.mail.com and open up a NEW FREE E-Mail address for yourself. From the available addresses use the drop down arrow to view all of them. Choose the one: @post.com and create your own beginning. Example: dltv@post.com

It is free Email. Not really sure why you need a POST.com extention email address but just go with it.

Step 2 Goto http://www.Sprint.com and click on the link “Employee Discounts”. Here you will enter the new email address that you created above. It will say you have been approved and an email will be sent you to with instructions.

Typical replys from Sprint are 48 hrs and will look something like the following:

Quote:
Thank you for contacting Sprint.

We have received your request to participate in the NVP Discount
Program through Post.com. Unfortunately, we are unable to process your request to participate in the Program. The company you specified, Post.com, does not appear to be eligible for a discount through Sprint. It may be possible that your company is listed as a part of a larger company. If so, please reply to this e-mail with the name of the main or parent company your company is associated with. This will enable me to apply the discount to your account.

Thank you for choosing Sprint!

Sincerely,
xxxx
Sprint
just replay their mail saying that post.com is part of it Citigroup, and don’t forget mention the Corp ID: NACIT_ZZZ it’s for 27% off.

next thing you know they replay with an email just look like this
Quote:
Thank you for your reply.

I have updated the 27% employee discount for the employee of Citigroup.
So, you will begin receiving the Citigroup employee discount on the next
invoice. You will get the discount of 27% on all the MRC (Monthly
Recurring Charge) of the services except TEP (Total Equipment
Protection).

Congratulations on taking advantage of your company?s discount with
Sprint, we are excited to have you as a customer.

Thank you for emailing us. It was a pleasure assisting you and I look
forward to more opportunities to serve you in future. Have a great day!

Sincerely,
xxxx
My bill just got discounted for 27%, so it does work folks!!!

Mention Corp ID: NACIT_ZZZ

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After discount
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Sprint TV® and Sprint Music
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450 Anytime Minutes

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