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2 in 1™ - price markup / video input

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Time for another of Kilo's 2 in 1™ threads.

 

PART 1 _____________________________

 

So I want to buy a thermos. You know that metal jugs that aren't

really all that big but they hold like 2-3 cups of coffee? Well dont go to Starbucks!

 

:evil2:

 

let me try to figure out the markup on these things....

They are available in bulk for $12 usd. Now the starbucks near my house

sells them for $26 usd or $42 canadain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

At a normal exchange rate. $26 us is only $34 canadian. Why the extra tenner?

 

so after figuring the conversion.... a canadian starbucks has a $20 mark up on the thermos.

Probably more actually because they buy them in bulk orders of a billion³.

 

http://www.worldbank.org/infoshop/images/thermos.jpg'>

 

^ Imagine the mark up on a World Bank thermos! I'd have to devalue my currency like Argentina!

 

PART 2 _____________________________

 

Here's a question for the computer savy out there.

Would it be better to get monitor with TV inputs or to get a 'TV input card'

installed into the computer? I'm thinking that not going though the computer

would be more versatile. Any wise words?

 

anyone have a TV line into their monitor or into their comp?

 

 

 

http://www.tigerdirect.com/images/skuimages/large/p610-1780.jpg'>

http://www.tigerdirect.com/images/itemDetails/P/P610/P610-1780/videoConnectivity.jpg'>http://www.tigerdirect.com/images/itemDetails/P/P610/P610-1780/remoteControl.jpg'>

 

as they say on the continent... hollaski!

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Originally posted by Kilo7-

I've got a serious question about hardware here.

 

m'kay?

 

My suggestion would be to get your scanner working, so you can send long overdue sketches to people.....

 

;)

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Originally posted by Dr. Dazzle

My suggestion would be to get your scanner working, so you can send long overdue sketches to people.....

 

;)

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hey dazzle.. that post was directed at gucci's porno he posted.

 

and just FYI.... I DID another outline this weekend.

cant rush these things.

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As you all know I pretty much hate technology. It always seems to break on me. I would just get a TV. Afterall...I thought you didnt have a nerd box at home.

 

As for the starbucks thermos. Can you say homemade krink marker?:lol:

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I dont have a computer at home, but I want one.

I wouldn't hook up the internerd but I could use a way

to play my many gigs of mp3's at home. plus with a DVD drive...

it's a total media center!

 

http://images.tigerdirect.com/skuimages/large/S451-3065.jpg'>

 

just because I dont own a TV (the roomate does)

and when I move out eventually I'm going to want something.

I'd much prefer to have a 19' flat screen that also works with the computer

than some shit CRT tube crapola that I found for $100.

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Originally posted by Kilo7-

hey dazzle.. that post was directed at gucci's porno he posted.

 

and just FYI.... I DID another outline this weekend.

cant rush these things.

 

Hahaha...I know, I know, I'm just like a little kid before christmas, knowing what he's going to get, but getting more and more excited each day....

 

FASTER DAMN YOU, FASTER!!

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Originally posted by Kilo7-

I'd much prefer to have a 19' flat screen that also works with the computer

than some shit CRT tube crapola that I found for $100.

 

<span style='color:black'>I got my 54" TV for about $750. That would probably be about $80,000,000 Canadian with the mark up. That thing looks kinda cool but if it breaks i bet its expensive to fix. And you know that everything new breaks. It always does.:D

 

Oh by the way that gif tag you sent me is some pretty cool shit. Im about to take it appart and see what you did. I'll become an image nerd yet.</span>:p

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wow... nice find Dazzle! That totally answered my question!

 

from the article...

 

Bottom Line

 

Having the TV and video function built into the monitor, rather than on a PC card, is very cost effective and an efficient use of resources. It would cost me much more to install a TV tuner card and buy a separate LCD monitor and would tax my computer system more. I am very happy with the video and audio quality and functions provided in a light, thin package.

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Guest imported_Tesseract

Thats kinda fuckin awesomelarious

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