Tags: usps

07/21/12

  06:13:00 pm, by The Dreamer   , 1047 words  
Categories: Stuff, Healthcare

Glasses are fixed

The previous posting How to check your PD, was a prelude to ordering a replacement pair of glasses online. Which seems to have turned into a mini-review of 3 online companies....

First: Given the hassle of getting dental costs reimbursed by my limited use FSA, for dental and vision expenses.... I was worried that I may have put too much into FSA this year.... So, I decided that I would probably be looking at getting a pair of prescription sunglasses this year. Somewhere after I've had time to adjust to my new progressive eyeglasses.

Which hasn't been going so well...so I was considering that a LASIK evaluation help spend down my FSA. And, plan on next year's FSA paying for that.

But, lately...the progression of my disease now has me falling a lot lately. (the latest casualty being my Casio Waveceptor watch....had thought it being atomic, solar and metal, would mean it would last forever....or more than a year or two. Alas, I fell yesterday and broke it. :..( )

So, anyways...back to breaking my glasses recently.... I found myself looking online for a temporary replacement...the damaged pair were semi wearable, but eventually to fully fix it...it would require a transplant. So, I checked a couple of online sites. Now, until this time, I have pretty much only been only dealing with one company for my online purchases of eyeglasses -- 39DollarGlasses.com But, now and then, I'll see listings on deals.woot.com for 'cheaper' deals. And, now I was thinking more cheap for this temporary/spare pair.

After pricing things out quickly...the base cost (frames + conventional single vision lenses) is rather negligible when you start piling on things like "As Thin As Possible" lenses, Free Form / Computer Progressive, and Anti-Scratch, UV Protection, Anti-Glare, Water Repellent coatings. It more comes down to how much the different companies charge for those options. That decides which is the better deal. As it happened, EyeBuyDirect has a first time customer discount that put it ahead of staying with 39DollarGlasses for this order.

Later, I poked around online to see where I could get the frames of my first pair could be had. And, there were a couple of places that still had the now-discontinued frame style, and I went with LensesRx.com.

This is where the mini-review part kicks in.

In all 3 cases, I normally go for the free USPS delivery option. Which is Priority Mail. And, with 39DollarGlasses.com and EyeBuyDirect.com, it was just with regular Delivery Confirmation service. This means the letter carrier can leave safely locked up in the mail lockers outside my condo. And, I'll have my new glasses when I get home from work. With LensesRX.com, I was order just frames, no lenses....for $99.95....(first pair were like $350, the temp/spare that I got were $170.)....they opted to send it with Signature Confirmation. Which meant that I came home to an orange-ish delivery notice instead of the frames.

That was a Friday...July 13th. Since Saturday, July 14th was the day for the Virtual 5K walk/run for Narcolepsy Research...I decided that I would adjust my route to swing by the post office to pickup the frames. Except I got off to a late start, and by the time I got there...they were closed.

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09/25/09

  11:56:39 am, by The Dreamer   , 331 words  
Categories: iPod

ZAGG | invisibleSHIELD | Apple iPod Nano 5th Gen

Link: http://www.zagg.com/invisibleshield/apple-ipod-nano-5th-gen-cases-screen-protectors-covers-skins-shields.php

When I first got my iPod Nano 5th Gen I had gone with the plan to leave it naked, that way it I could maybe use it with some of the accessories that I have accumulate over the years that don't work with non-naked iPod devices.

Wish those companies would figure out how to make docks and suck that worked with covered iPods....

But, after a while, I started to get annoyed with how easily the iPod Nano picks up finger prints....so I wondered about some kind of screen shield to protect the screen, etc.

Decided something in the form of a thin skin might be something I wanted. I searched and searched...there was a pointer to some site called Zagg, but when I went there it was down for maintenance. So, I kept looking.

I didn't find anything, because eventually I went back to the site and found they were coming out with something. I thought about it for a day, and then pulled the trigger. Just happened that it was due to release that day...and alter I got notice that it had shipped, but no tracking information was provided because I had chose USPS...so that I wouldn't have to worry about planning its delivery around my schedule so that I could fetch it from the UPS store. However, the package came with delivery confirmation, so I could've 'tracked' it.

At first I was going to wait for deliveries for the day to finish, but I decided to risk it and apply it.

The spray threw me, and I tried looking for an application video...but none for the Nano, only one with spray...so I watched it and decided to go for it.

Not sure about the spray, I guess it helps the process. It was tricky getting it positioned, and after a few times I settled for close enough....it looks pretty good. Now to let it dry out and see how it fares in my pocket and the real world....

04/10/09

  09:18:21 am, by The Dreamer   , 43 words  
Categories: DVDs / NetFlix

DVD mailed on April 6th arrives

Today I was going to see about reporting a problem to NetFlix for this DVD, if they hadn't gotten it yet. But, I just got email that they received it today, along with the DVD that I had mailed back on March 30th.

Tags: dvd, netflix, usps

04/08/09

  08:05:45 am, by The Dreamer   , 133 words  
Categories: General, DVDs / NetFlix

Post Office hates Netflix again.

NetFlix return times had been great for a while....I'd pop the return in the mailbox on Monday, NetFlix would have it on Tuesday, and I'd have my next selection on Thursday. Possibly because the nearest netflix location had changed from Kansas City to Topeka.

But, then I mailed a selection back on Monday, March 30th...and NetFlix didn't get it right away. I suppose there might be some slowdown because its closing on tax day. But, it has now been over a week, and they still don't have it.

Meanwhile, I mailed another selection back on Monday, April 6th. And, they also don't have it.

I've gone and reported the DVD I returned on March 30th as MIA....now to wait so that I can report the one I mailed on April 6th as MIA.... :`(

Now instead of subjecting some poor random forum to a long rambling thought, I will try to consolidate those things into this blog where they can be more easily ignored profess to be collected thoughts from my mind.

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