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    10 things not to buy in 2010

    10-things-not-to-buy-in-2010: Personal Finance News from Yahoo! Finance

    Some made me wonder, and some made sense

    How many of you on here still have a landline? DVD's made sense once I saw it..but people still would like to own a movie or two. Newspaper subscriptions......we all knew that was on the wayside.

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    Re: 10 things not to buy in 2010

    I haven't had a land line since 2001.


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    Re: 10 things not to buy in 2010

    Zhu Zhu pets. Crappiest product ever. Bought one for each of my kids and both quit working before the new year.

    Yes, I know it's not really relevant. Just wanted to rant.



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    Re: 10 things not to buy in 2010

    I don't pay over $5 for a DVD and watch netflix streaming a lot. Although, they need to start offering newer and better movies on streaming video if they are going to make DVDs obsolete. This is the reason I won't transition to bluray (sp?).


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    Re: 10 things not to buy in 2010

    We still have a landline. I'd love to get rid of it, but cell coverage is so spotty for us. Used to be with Verizon I'd have to go outside in my driveway to get a consistent signal. Now we've switched to AT&T, I haven't really tested it all that thoroughly.

    External harddrives? And go Mozy? Personal preference - but that's a horrible idea. Why would I buy repeatedly what I can buy once. Not to mention you're at the mercy of that servce (connectivity, downtimes, potential security breaches, price changes).

    Haven't bought a CD in quite a while.

    No subscription to the Rag, no surprise there.

    I don't really get the DVD one. Do people buy DVD's to only watch once? I buy it so I can watch whenever and as many times as I'd like. That one doesn't make much sense either.


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    Re: 10 things not to buy in 2010

    I would rather own than rent movies (but that's just me)



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    Re: 10 things not to buy in 2010

    External hard drives are a cheaper option because you pay a one time fee and that's it. Those internet places charge(starting off) +$50 a year. That list is pretty dumb overall. They make it sound like each and every thing is supposed to be an investment. DVD's and CD's will not make or break you. I do enjoy the last one though. Energy-inefficient homes and appliences. Really? It's not a good idea to purchase things that will cost you more money in the long-run? Damn. Should have known.



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    Re: 10 things not to buy in 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by GeronimusClone View Post
    I haven't had a land line since 2001.
    The hard part about that for us is letting all our family and friends know we don't have a land line anymore and to use our cells. Also, people trying to look you up (kids' school friends and their parents are a big one there). It's easier just to keep a $20/month phone service for us.



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    Re: 10 things not to buy in 2010

    I suspect I will never read a book on a Kindle type reader. I love the feel and smell of an actual book. I either buy used books or get them from the library. I could never justify the cost of a reader let alone the cost to download a book. I never need more than 2 books at a time under any circumstances. It's an excess which I'll never have.



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    Re: 10 things not to buy in 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydkar View Post
    I suspect I will never read a book on a Kindle type reader. I love the feel and smell of an actual book. I either buy used books or get them from the library. I could never justify the cost of a reader let alone the cost to download a book. I never need more than 2 books at a time under any circumstances.
    I'm the same way. If I have a long article online I want to read I usually print that out too. I love a real newspaper, book, magazine in my hands.


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    Re: 10 things not to buy in 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    The hard part about that for us is letting all our family and friends know we don't have a land line anymore and to use our cells. Also, people trying to look you up (kids' school friends and their parents are a big one there). It's easier just to keep a $20/month phone service for us.

    Kids, get the kids number
    Friends get there respectable numbers to whom they are friends too
    Parents get the parents number

    and so on...



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    Re: 10 things not to buy in 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by GeronimusClone View Post
    I'm the same way. If I have a long article online I want to read I usually print that out too. I love a real newspaper, book, magazine in my hands.

    Like war and peace???



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    Re: 10 things not to buy in 2010

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    Like war and peace???
    That's what I named my biceps.


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    Re: 10 things not to buy in 2010

    I disagree with them somewhat on Hard drives and fuel efficient cars.

    -Hard drives are a one time expense and are good for system backups. If you have a fire or something than yes you would lose your photo's/music. For those types of backups I just put my photo's on Google Web Albums and they charge me like $5/year if I go over a certain amount.

    -Fuel efficient cars make sense but in most circumstances it's better to just buy a fuel efficient car rather than a Hybrid that they mention.

    I agree with them on DVD's. I've never understood why people have 1,000's of DVD's. Only about 1% of the movies I watch I want to watch more than 1 time. For those 1% I will buy the DVD (blu-ray now).



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    Re: 10 things not to buy in 2010

    Nobody has actually read War and Peace.



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