Black Friday-What are you buying?

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  1. cycloner29

    cycloner29 Well-Known Member

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    Two new iphone 11's. Got $200 on trade in each of our old 6s+ and only half price on activation ($40 is normal). Trade value on Wednesday was only $50. Dang battery health on my phone is like 70% and the latest software update will not load.
     
  2. CycloneDaddy

    CycloneDaddy Well-Known Member

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    who is your provider?
     
  3. cycloner29

    cycloner29 Well-Known Member

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    Verizon
     
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  4. dmclone

    dmclone Well-Known Member

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    Got this for $399, normally $599. So far I'm liking the size.

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    Made a few mods and added a wrench organizer

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  5. Gunnerclone

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    Makes me realize I need a major organization day in the garage and the workshop in the basement. The tools get mixed up between those two spots.
     
  6. ChrisMWilliams

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    FWIW I bought that Husky a few months ago and absolutely love it.
     
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    how 'bout any Cyber Monday deals?
     
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  9. CapnCy

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    Random, but I had to go back and look, but this post got me looking into the Google Mesh and i went for it and have been blown away at how great it is.

    I had a standard wifi router with a couple extenders in the house. I was getting about 15-25mb download average (but lots of dropped connections, devices jumping between extenders, etc).

    I picked up the Google Mesh with router/one additional point and have been super happy. Now averaging about 65-85 mb (which is more than I'm paying for, oddly enough), zero connection issues (unless actual feed goes out from street), super easy to set up, and no complaints. I shut off the "smart speaker" function of the access point because I have another system, but a cool feature if you wanted to use google home in that way.
     
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  10. cstrunk

    cstrunk Well-Known Member

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    How big is your house and how many "points" did you buy?
     
  11. CapnCy

    CapnCy Well-Known Member

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    2,000 SF ranch style. I bought the two pack (router and one point). I have the router in the basement and the one point in the middle of the upstairs and coverage is great. It event extends far out into my garage yard.

    The older sets come with three (look like pucks) and each does have a wired connection if needed, but the set I got are newer (the ones that are more sphere-ish). While the point doesn't have LAN (which I determined I didn't need), I believe coverage is actually same/better based on reviews.

    I only needed two LAN connections for other devices which I could do via the router in the basement.
     
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  12. cstrunk

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    That's the biggest question I've had. I have a similar size ranch style house as well, and my cable access point is in the middle of the house, so I wasn't sure if I needed a 3 pack or not to get the edges of the house. I suppose I could always get one and see how it performs and buy additional points if necessary.
     
  13. CapnCy

    CapnCy Well-Known Member

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    I think you'd be fine. Honestly, i bet the one point in the middle would totally do the job. you could use the other point as a smart speaker in another room, too. Just be sure you snapshot your speed prior to install and after. :)
     

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