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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5901 on: January 14, 2017, 09:36:35 AM »
Can't remember if I've posted this before, but one of my issues about kids who have their own devices or unlimited access to their parents' devices is their sense of entitlement around other adults' phones.

Ugh, yes. At Thanksgiving I was at my brother's house, and I had my phone out a lot because a close friend of mine was in the hospital and I was waiting for news from her husband. I put it on the table in front of me and my nephew (8 years old) just grabbed it and started trying to unlock it, but since it's not an iPhone like his parents have, he didn't know how. He asked me how to unlock it and I said "Hon, I actually don't want you to play with that, it's not a toy. I don't have any games or movies on it for you." And he didn't even look at me, much less put it down, and repeated that he wanted me to tell him how to unlock it while frantically poking at it every which way. Grr.

Still not as bad as the parents I saw on the subway the other day who were letting their infant play with a new iPhone. Barely at the "ooh, pretty flashing colors" stage of smartphone fascination. They kept having to grab it and say "NO!" when she would try to throw it or drop it off the side of the stroller.

Get a phone with a fingerprint sensor and say "all I have to do is touch this to unlock it." Then see how long before he gives up.  :D

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5902 on: January 14, 2017, 10:06:53 AM »
Oh man. I would freak out if someone tried to unlock my phone. Because of the work security app, it factory resets with 5 wrong attempts!

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5903 on: January 14, 2017, 07:22:23 PM »
$270/16 Sunday's = 16.75 per Sunday , enough for two microbrews and a tip for free at the sports bar. 
Not as extravagant as my previous posts.

But then you have to add the price of the microbrews back into the equation, if one enjoys them while watching the game at home, instead of drinking them while watching at the bar for free.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5904 on: January 14, 2017, 08:24:12 PM »
I saw this post on a local Facebook resale group "i only wore these leggings once, have to get rid of them so i can buy more." What?

I see many parts in this group for clothes being sold after 1 wear or new with tags. I don't think I've literally ever bought an article of clothing that i never wore.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5905 on: January 14, 2017, 10:29:52 PM »
A friend on Facebook posted the question "how much do you pay for your cell phone?"

Here in Canada, if you have a smart phone with data, you are going to be paying $40-$100 depending on what phone/plan/amount of data etc.  I pay $50, pay as you go on an iPhone 4s, with unlimited call (canada wide) and text (world wide) and 2 gigs of data included.  It's pretty much the cheapest thing I can find that still gets me on a good network. (Also, my work covers the vast majority of my bill anyway). 

Some of the responses were staggering to me, one person said they were paying over $250 a month for 2 iPhones!!  Gaahhghhhh!!!  That's a million dollars in 45 years, in other words, retirement @ 65 for a 20 year old couple who saves the $250 instead of spending of that on the phones.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5906 on: January 15, 2017, 11:12:56 AM »
A friend on Facebook posted the question "how much do you pay for your cell phone?"

Here in Canada, if you have a smart phone with data, you are going to be paying $40-$100 depending on what phone/plan/amount of data etc.  I pay $50, pay as you go on an iPhone 4s, with unlimited call (canada wide) and text (world wide) and 2 gigs of data included.  It's pretty much the cheapest thing I can find that still gets me on a good network. (Also, my work covers the vast majority of my bill anyway). 

Some of the responses were staggering to me, one person said they were paying over $250 a month for 2 iPhones!!  Gaahhghhhh!!!  That's a million dollars in 45 years, in other words, retirement @ 65 for a 20 year old couple who saves the $250 instead of spending of that on the phones.

My dear countryman, you are severely misinformed I think. The prices vary wildly by area and provider. For example, in my province Bell Mobility's price for a iPhone 6s, iPhone 7, iPhone SE, Google Pixel, or a Samsung 7 variety is a 125$/month contract for two years. Minimal. On top of that there would be a one-time 0-400$ fee "for the phone". (Bell Mobility also pushes offers 15$/month insurance for there top-line phones. The insurance doesn't cover water damage or broken screens.)

From everything I've ever heard or read online, the average monthly cost of a smartphone is a hundred plus.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5907 on: January 15, 2017, 11:49:43 AM »
A friend on Facebook posted the question "how much do you pay for your cell phone?"

Here in Canada, if you have a smart phone with data, you are going to be paying $40-$100 depending on what phone/plan/amount of data etc.  I pay $50, pay as you go on an iPhone 4s, with unlimited call (canada wide) and text (world wide) and 2 gigs of data included.  It's pretty much the cheapest thing I can find that still gets me on a good network. (Also, my work covers the vast majority of my bill anyway). 

Some of the responses were staggering to me, one person said they were paying over $250 a month for 2 iPhones!!  Gaahhghhhh!!!  That's a million dollars in 45 years, in other words, retirement @ 65 for a 20 year old couple who saves the $250 instead of spending of that on the phones.

My dear countryman, you are severely misinformed I think. The prices vary wildly by area and provider. For example, in my province Bell Mobility's price for a iPhone 6s, iPhone 7, iPhone SE, Google Pixel, or a Samsung 7 variety is a 125$/month contract for two years. Minimal. On top of that there would be a one-time 0-400$ fee "for the phone". (Bell Mobility also pushes offers 15$/month insurance for there top-line phones. The insurance doesn't cover water damage or broken screens.)

From everything I've ever heard or read online, the average monthly cost of a smartphone is a hundred plus.

I'm not saying you can't spend that much with a couple iPhone 7's, i'm just astounded that people do.  I've had several smartphones in Canada, and even while paying the 2 year plan rate with the cost of the phone included, i've never paid more than $80 a month for a new phone (for $0).  Why would anyone buy insurance on a phone that didn't include the 2 most common things that happen?  Thats nuts. 

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5908 on: January 15, 2017, 12:35:27 PM »
A friend on Facebook posted the question "how much do you pay for your cell phone?"

Here in Canada, if you have a smart phone with data, you are going to be paying $40-$100 depending on what phone/plan/amount of data etc.  I pay $50, pay as you go on an iPhone 4s, with unlimited call (canada wide) and text (world wide) and 2 gigs of data included.  It's pretty much the cheapest thing I can find that still gets me on a good network. (Also, my work covers the vast majority of my bill anyway). 

Some of the responses were staggering to me, one person said they were paying over $250 a month for 2 iPhones!!  Gaahhghhhh!!!  That's a million dollars in 45 years, in other words, retirement @ 65 for a 20 year old couple who saves the $250 instead of spending of that on the phones.

My dear countryman, you are severely misinformed I think. The prices vary wildly by area and provider. For example, in my province Bell Mobility's price for a iPhone 6s, iPhone 7, iPhone SE, Google Pixel, or a Samsung 7 variety is a 125$/month contract for two years. Minimal. On top of that there would be a one-time 0-400$ fee "for the phone". (Bell Mobility also pushes offers 15$/month insurance for there top-line phones. The insurance doesn't cover water damage or broken screens.)

From everything I've ever heard or read online, the average monthly cost of a smartphone is a hundred plus.

DH's pay as you go Koodoo plan costs him less than $30 per month, but he does not use a lot of data, 500 MB maybe per month.  Many other plans are at the $40-$50 range, for a lot of data (not sure what is in Quebec, though).  I have only looked at BC / ON / NS  with a peek at MB for their even lower rates... All are bring your own phone.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5909 on: January 15, 2017, 12:39:02 PM »

I'm not saying you can't spend that much with a couple iPhone 7's, i'm just astounded that people do.  I've had several smartphones in Canada, and even while paying the 2 year plan rate with the cost of the phone included, i've never paid more than $80 a month for a new phone (for $0).  Why would anyone buy insurance on a phone that didn't include the 2 most common things that happen?  Thats nuts.

Even the iPhone SE, the poor man's iPhone, comes with the 125$/month plan. I found that surprisingly when looking it up this morning for this convo. A lot of these plans, as you know, are made to recoup and more the bundled phone's price. For example, the base iPhone 7Plus is 1200$ retail in my area. Bell or any other major provider isn't getting a large discount and therefore has to charge many dozens of dollars extra per month. As Goldielocks says above, BYOD plans are much cheaper as a result.

As per why people get insurance that doesn't cover anything: Bell Mobility pushes it hard. When one knows the base model for some of these phones are 1000$ plus (Google Pixel for example) and the sales rep tells you it will only cost 15$/month to get their premium insurance plan, it sounds intelligible to take it. Especially if the sales rep doesn't mind lying to you because even they don't understand the contract and therefore don't even know what it covers.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5910 on: January 15, 2017, 08:05:14 PM »
A friend on Facebook posted the question "how much do you pay for your cell phone?"

Here in Canada, if you have a smart phone with data, you are going to be paying $40-$100 depending on what phone/plan/amount of data etc.  I pay $50, pay as you go on an iPhone 4s, with unlimited call (canada wide) and text (world wide) and 2 gigs of data included.  It's pretty much the cheapest thing I can find that still gets me on a good network. (Also, my work covers the vast majority of my bill anyway). 

Some of the responses were staggering to me, one person said they were paying over $250 a month for 2 iPhones!!  Gaahhghhhh!!!  That's a million dollars in 45 years, in other words, retirement @ 65 for a 20 year old couple who saves the $250 instead of spending of that on the phones.

My dear countryman, you are severely misinformed I think. The prices vary wildly by area and provider. For example, in my province Bell Mobility's price for a iPhone 6s, iPhone 7, iPhone SE, Google Pixel, or a Samsung 7 variety is a 125$/month contract for two years. Minimal. On top of that there would be a one-time 0-400$ fee "for the phone". (Bell Mobility also pushes offers 15$/month insurance for there top-line phones. The insurance doesn't cover water damage or broken screens.)

From everything I've ever heard or read online, the average monthly cost of a smartphone is a hundred plus.

DH's pay as you go Koodoo plan costs him less than $30 per month, but he does not use a lot of data, 500 MB maybe per month.  Many other plans are at the $40-$50 range, for a lot of data (not sure what is in Quebec, though).  I have only looked at BC / ON / NS  with a peek at MB for their even lower rates... All are bring your own phone.

I have a Samsung S4 with a 2G data plan, in Quebec - 55$/month plus taxes (buying the phone vs cost split out over 24 months was identical cost, so it's on a plan but not taking a loss there). My husband uses a paid-off Samsung phone - same plan but bring-your-phone price: around 44$/month. We're in Quebec, and use Virgin. Oh, and bought the phones and plans at Costco - almost 200$ back in Costco cash cards each time.

It is totally possible to spend less than 125$ on phones... if your criteria is "decent smart phone that takes decent pictures and meets all my needs with a decent data plan". If your criteria is "this years model, and ideally Apple", then yeah, you're gonna pay through the nose. Depends on what you're looking for and what you get talked into.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5911 on: January 16, 2017, 04:25:18 AM »
A girl I went to school with, who I've not spoken to in over a decade and who I've never communicated with on Facebook (why are we even Facebook friends???) just added me to a group for her latest 'business venture'.

It's a MLM scam for lipstick.

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Each colours is $34, but new customers need a kit including colour, gloss and remover for just $74.

I estimate my annual lip expenditure at $12 worth of plain and tinted lip balm.

Lipstick makes me feel like I'm playing dress-ups with my mum's make-up, but even if it didn't, I'm not paying $74 for a brand I've never heard of.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5912 on: January 16, 2017, 04:44:34 AM »
A girl I went to school with, who I've not spoken to in over a decade and who I've never communicated with on Facebook (why are we even Facebook friends???) just added me to a group for her latest 'business venture'.

It's a MLM scam for lipstick.

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Each colours is $34, but new customers need a kit including colour, gloss and remover for just $74.

I estimate my annual lip expenditure at $12 worth of plain and tinted lip balm.

Lipstick makes me feel like I'm playing dress-ups with my mum's make-up, but even if it didn't, I'm not paying $74 for a brand I've never heard of.

I never realized you needed a specific product to remove lipstick from your face...

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5913 on: January 16, 2017, 06:51:03 AM »
A girl I went to school with, who I've not spoken to in over a decade and who I've never communicated with on Facebook (why are we even Facebook friends???) just added me to a group for her latest 'business venture'.

It's a MLM scam for lipstick.

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Each colours is $34, but new customers need a kit including colour, gloss and remover for just $74.

I estimate my annual lip expenditure at $12 worth of plain and tinted lip balm.

Lipstick makes me feel like I'm playing dress-ups with my mum's make-up, but even if it didn't, I'm not paying $74 for a brand I've never heard of.

I never realized you needed a specific product to remove lipstick from your face...

You do, to remove 'waterproof' make-up.

Um, the secret is that you need something oil-based that's not going to make your skin break out, and DON'T use super-harsh soap-based cleaners because they'll mess up your skin and then you'll need like 17 layers of cream to fix THAT (see the racket?) In other words... coconut oil, or canola or olive oil on a kleenex, will do a super decent job removing waterproof make-up. And then a nice hot washcloth to remove the oil residue so your skin doesn't break out, and... voila? *shrugs* Works better for me than ANY commercial solution I've tried, for the times I use things like mascara (rare. I like bright-red lipstick and eyebrow pencil and nothing else, so...)

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5914 on: January 16, 2017, 07:04:13 AM »
A girl I went to school with, who I've not spoken to in over a decade and who I've never communicated with on Facebook (why are we even Facebook friends???) just added me to a group for her latest 'business venture'.

It's a MLM scam for lipstick.

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Each colours is $34, but new customers need a kit including colour, gloss and remover for just $74.

I estimate my annual lip expenditure at $12 worth of plain and tinted lip balm.

Lipstick makes me feel like I'm playing dress-ups with my mum's make-up, but even if it didn't, I'm not paying $74 for a brand I've never heard of.

I never realized you needed a specific product to remove lipstick from your face...

You do, to remove 'waterproof' make-up.

Um, the secret is that you need something oil-based that's not going to make your skin break out, and DON'T use super-harsh soap-based cleaners because they'll mess up your skin and then you'll need like 17 layers of cream to fix THAT (see the racket?) In other words... coconut oil, or canola or olive oil on a kleenex, will do a super decent job removing waterproof make-up. And then a nice hot washcloth to remove the oil residue so your skin doesn't break out, and... voila? *shrugs* Works better for me than ANY commercial solution I've tried, for the times I use things like mascara (rare. I like bright-red lipstick and eyebrow pencil and nothing else, so...)

Yes, exactly, I've always used coconut oil for the rare times when I have to wear makeup. Just never realized there was a specific product targeted to remove lipstick... then again, why am I surprised? The beauty industry has a "solution" for every makeup-related "problem" haha

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5915 on: January 18, 2017, 04:26:29 PM »
A girl I went to school with, who I've not spoken to in over a decade and who I've never communicated with on Facebook (why are we even Facebook friends???) just added me to a group for her latest 'business venture'.

It's a MLM scam for lipstick.

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Each colours is $34, but new customers need a kit including colour, gloss and remover for just $74.

She just posted an infographic explaining how it's going to save me money.

Oh well, now I'm all in!

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5916 on: January 18, 2017, 05:49:27 PM »
Holy crap, that lipstick costs almost as much as official inkjet ink

How long does that last? 
« Last Edit: January 18, 2017, 06:04:15 PM by dragoncar »

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5917 on: January 19, 2017, 12:20:33 AM »
And the maths doesn't even make sense because when you use a separate lip colour and gloss you get through it twice as quickly, and that's before you count the cost of the special remover.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5918 on: January 19, 2017, 04:26:31 AM »
A girl I went to school with, who I've not spoken to in over a decade and who I've never communicated with on Facebook (why are we even Facebook friends???) just added me to a group for her latest 'business venture'.

It's a MLM scam for lipstick.

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Each colours is $34, but new customers need a kit including colour, gloss and remover for just $74.

I estimate my annual lip expenditure at $12 worth of plain and tinted lip balm.

Lipstick makes me feel like I'm playing dress-ups with my mum's make-up, but even if it didn't, I'm not paying $74 for a brand I've never heard of.

I never realized you needed a specific product to remove lipstick from your face...
I never realized there was lipstick that would stay on through dinner.

I actually have one of those long lasting ones that if I put it on in the evening and don't eat or drink much, will still have a tint left by the next morning. I see that as a bonus and look great until about 10am. Why would I want to take that off? 
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5919 on: January 19, 2017, 09:22:11 AM »
Holy crap, that lipstick costs almost as much as official inkjet ink

How long does that last?

You could always save money by using something less expensive as lipstick. Like interferon or caviar.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5920 on: January 19, 2017, 09:58:00 AM »
I'm not sure why a kid needs a smartphone. Most kids are around safe adults (teachers at school, parents at home, teachers/coaches at sports/other activities) and can always ask the adult to look up something online or call parents if needed. Why do they need a phone? Even kids that travel alone (maybe a teen that takes a public train or bus) at best needs a dumb phone. Why do they need a smartphone? And tablets are even worse.

To add, almost all kids I know have laptops or Chromebooks for school work. So I'm not sure why a smartphone is needed. I'm genuinely curious

I got my daughter a phone when she and her brother started walking home to our house with some other kids.  I wanted her to be able to have access to a phone for safety reasons.  My son had one at age 9 for the same reason (his sister was no longer walking with him as she was in junior high by then).  But they had flip phones and didn't get smartphones until several years later.

How old are your children? Smartphones have only been mainstream for say six or less years. (I believe for youths age 18-24 they only broke a majority holding in 2013 in the USA.) I say this because "they had flip phones and didn't get smartphones until several years later" may just be an observation of reality instead of a conscious choice you made. In other words, if you son was 9 right now would they have a smartphone?

My kids are currently in the 18-24 demographic.  If my son was 9 and was walking home he would likely have the least expensive phone/plan so that the phone could be used primarily for communication.  When their friends all started getting iphones, they still had flip phones until they were in high school and could be better trusted with them.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5921 on: January 19, 2017, 02:38:51 PM »
A girl I went to school with, who I've not spoken to in over a decade and who I've never communicated with on Facebook (why are we even Facebook friends???) just added me to a group for her latest 'business venture'.

It's a MLM scam for lipstick.

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Each colours is $34, but new customers need a kit including colour, gloss and remover for just $74.

She just posted an infographic explaining how it's going to save me money.

Oh well, now I'm all in!

>.<

Wet N Wild Color Icon™ Metallic Liquid Lipstick - on sale $1.49 for 0.23 oz (6.8 mL) = $0.22/mL

Wet N Wild also has a new matte line for those willing to splurge, MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick - $4.99 for 0.21 oz (6.2 mL) = $0.80/mL

Let's add that to the infographic!
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5922 on: January 20, 2017, 09:55:38 AM »
I have dropped a ton of weight and have learned a lot.

Great job man. I know you have been going for awhile, so I'm glad you are seeing results. :)

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5923 on: January 20, 2017, 09:57:27 AM »
A girl I went to school with, who I've not spoken to in over a decade and who I've never communicated with on Facebook (why are we even Facebook friends???) just added me to a group for her latest 'business venture'.

It's a MLM scam for lipstick.

Quote
Each colours is $34, but new customers need a kit including colour, gloss and remover for just $74.

She just posted an infographic explaining how it's going to save me money.

Oh well, now I'm all in!

>.<

Wet N Wild Color Icon™ Metallic Liquid Lipstick - on sale $1.49 for 0.23 oz (6.8 mL) = $0.22/mL

Wet N Wild also has a new matte line for those willing to splurge, MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick - $4.99 for 0.21 oz (6.2 mL) = $0.80/mL

Let's add that to the infographic!

How  long is that $1.50 lipstick going to stay on your lips though? 

I just don't wear any. Except the super super expensive stuff I've never found any that doesn't come off within a few minutes. I apparently have difficult lips.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5924 on: January 20, 2017, 10:03:09 AM »
Maybe you just have a slippery kisser? Ever had a boyfriend/girlfriend go to kiss you and fall on the floor after lip contact? Slid right off! Teflon involved?
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5925 on: January 20, 2017, 11:41:36 AM »
I have a really, really good friend who lives far away. He's got some job-restructuring drama going on right now and the future is uncertain. In addition, his toddler son has health problems and his wife isn't working (and doesn't qualify for paid maternity leave). It's a tough time and I feel for him. Really.

So his birthday rolls around, and he tells me that his wife gave him a trip to a city a thousand miles from where they live. In another country, and the state of his country's currency relative to the currency in that city has literally never been worse.

"[Wife] seems to find a new way to make me gush about her online every birthday and this year is no exception. She's whisking the three of us to [city] for a few days' little trip. Thank you to all family members she secretly secured contributions from."

Just....jeez. And I really hope that this was not his sole way of thanking those people, but I kinda suspect it was.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5926 on: January 20, 2017, 12:28:26 PM »
A girl I went to school with, who I've not spoken to in over a decade and who I've never communicated with on Facebook (why are we even Facebook friends???) just added me to a group for her latest 'business venture'.

It's a MLM scam for lipstick.

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Each colours is $34, but new customers need a kit including colour, gloss and remover for just $74.

She just posted an infographic explaining how it's going to save me money.

Oh well, now I'm all in!

>.<

Wet N Wild Color Icon™ Metallic Liquid Lipstick - on sale $1.49 for 0.23 oz (6.8 mL) = $0.22/mL

Wet N Wild also has a new matte line for those willing to splurge, MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick - $4.99 for 0.21 oz (6.2 mL) = $0.80/mL

Let's add that to the infographic!

How  long is that $1.50 lipstick going to stay on your lips though? 

I just don't wear any. Except the super super expensive stuff I've never found any that doesn't come off within a few minutes. I apparently have difficult lips.

I wear Covergirl Outlast lipstick when I want all day coverage. Between $6-8 depending on the colour you want and I can usually find a coupon to take another $1 off. I'm still working my way through a kit that I bought a year and a half ago.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5927 on: January 20, 2017, 06:59:09 PM »
A girl I went to school with, who I've not spoken to in over a decade and who I've never communicated with on Facebook (why are we even Facebook friends???) just added me to a group for her latest 'business venture'.

It's a MLM scam for lipstick.

Quote
Each colours is $34, but new customers need a kit including colour, gloss and remover for just $74.

She just posted an infographic explaining how it's going to save me money.

Oh well, now I'm all in!

>.<

Wet N Wild Color Icon™ Metallic Liquid Lipstick - on sale $1.49 for 0.23 oz (6.8 mL) = $0.22/mL

Wet N Wild also has a new matte line for those willing to splurge, MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick - $4.99 for 0.21 oz (6.2 mL) = $0.80/mL

Let's add that to the infographic!

How  long is that $1.50 lipstick going to stay on your lips though? 

I just don't wear any. Except the super super expensive stuff I've never found any that doesn't come off within a few minutes. I apparently have difficult lips.

I wear Covergirl Outlast lipstick when I want all day coverage. Between $6-8 depending on the colour you want and I can usually find a coupon to take another $1 off. I'm still working my way through a kit that I bought a year and a half ago.

My point was that the MLM lipstick isn't making that good a claim, price-wise, as is reinforced with Marcela's CG lipstick.  I haven't tried the WNW lipsticks, but I've had luck with some of the other products that they and similarly cheap brands like New York Color carry.

I have Teflon lips as you do, iowjes, and also Teflon fingernails.  Polish starts flaking in an hour or so, so I just don't bother.  For lips, I might start experimenting with products that leave a true stain.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5928 on: January 21, 2017, 09:26:15 AM »

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5929 on: January 21, 2017, 05:19:42 PM »
Came across this pic of a Dutch McDonald's. I've decided to dub this picture "Schrodinger's Mustache"; the people inside are simultaneous fat and not fat until they are observed.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5930 on: January 22, 2017, 08:47:15 AM »
The homeless in a hammock is a result of vacations a person can't afford - right?

I REALLY wish people here in my town were motivated to bicycle all over.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5931 on: January 22, 2017, 09:03:09 AM »
Came across this pic of a Dutch McDonald's. I've decided to dub this picture "Schrodinger's Mustache"; the people inside are simultaneous fat and not fat until they are observed.

lol.

I have observed in Holland they are not fat.

Fat people in US and UK are expected to somehow stay thin,  if only there was a way, maybe some kind of clue in this photo?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5932 on: January 22, 2017, 01:55:29 PM »
Not strictly anti-Mustachian (apart from me wanting to tell them all, if you hate it so much then stop buying shoes and start saving for early retirement), but...

All the teachers I know have been complaining on Facebook (plus in phone calls and texts with me) about having to go back to work today.

A relative phone last night and it was all she had to talk about!

Always great when people who get six or seven weeks off over Christmas complain to people who get two weeks off.

>.<

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5933 on: January 23, 2017, 06:43:01 AM »
It wasn't necessarily overheard on facebook so much as directly requested on messenger, but ...

I have a friend from high school that has been having a hard time making ends meet lately. With cold weather coming up a couple weeks ago, she was afraid the old tires on her car wouldn't hold up to the cold/rain/snow/ice of an unpredictable Ohio winter, and asked me to borrow a couple hundred dollars for new tires with the promise of paying me back by the end of the month (December). Did a little digging and found out that her boyfriend has been "unexpectedly" unemployed for a couple months and she has been supporting him. He has a house with a mortgage and all of the normal bills (doesn't seem to be too wasteful) but she still stays with her parents until such a time that she is "financially stable" enough to move out.

I was kind of uncomfortable letting somebody borrow money when they are spending their own money supporting somebody else, but figured what the hell. It's just money, and I would rather her be safe than me have the couple hundred dollars. There is kind of a complicated story behind it, but let's just say I feel very passionately about y friends and family not driving with old/bald tires.

Fast forward to the end of the month. It's been a fairly mild winter, not much snow. She still hadn't gotten her tires because her "friend" at the shop kept cancelling on her. Ok, whatever, as long as she gets them.

Fat forward again to last weekend. She has had new tires for a few weeks. has been offering to take me out to dinner as a "thank you." I would rather just have my money back, but whatever. I politely decline for the time being. She asks if she can pay me back at the beginning of February. We will see if it actually happens, but I'm not holding my breath.

Oh well. A couple hundred dollars isn't very much to learn what type of person somebody is I guess.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5934 on: January 23, 2017, 11:07:09 PM »
<head shake>

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5935 on: January 24, 2017, 12:26:01 AM »
Interesting use of "acquire your dream car" rather than "buy".

Oh well. A couple hundred dollars isn't very much to learn what type of person somebody is I guess.

It is a bargain, I hope things work out or you are able to draw a line under the incident swiftly. I also heartily dislike the offer of buying dinner instead of cash (or delaying the return of the cash).

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5936 on: January 24, 2017, 01:24:31 AM »
Interesting use of "acquire your dream car" rather than "buy".

There are so many more exciting options than 'buying' a dream car. :D
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5937 on: January 24, 2017, 06:25:18 AM »
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5938 on: January 24, 2017, 07:54:20 AM »
SIL sent private messages to everyone she knows trying to get donations for her kids' soccer teams. This happens every couple of months. I've muted her after the last one, so I hadn't noticed she asked me again (she also asked DW). Today, she texts DW:

"I'm sending people fb messages to do it and if they don't, I'm deleting them. If you can't help my kid then u don't need to see my posts"

because one kid got $1k and the other got $600. We haven't given anything this time because it's all too much.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5939 on: January 24, 2017, 08:07:52 AM »
"I'm sending people fb messages to do it and if they don't, I'm deleting them. If you can't help my kid then u don't need to see my posts"


That sounds like a win.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5940 on: January 24, 2017, 08:13:20 AM »
SIL sent private messages to everyone she knows trying to get donations for her kids' soccer teams. This happens every couple of months. I've muted her after the last one, so I hadn't noticed she asked me again (she also asked DW). Today, she texts DW:

"I'm sending people fb messages to do it and if they don't, I'm deleting them. If you can't help my kid then u don't need to see my posts"

because one kid got $1k and the other got $600. We haven't given anything this time because it's all too much.

I'd just accidentally mention it to my mom. My mom will sort my sister out with a well deserved reaming.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5941 on: January 24, 2017, 08:20:45 AM »
SIL sent private messages to everyone she knows trying to get donations for her kids' soccer teams. This happens every couple of months. I've muted her after the last one, so I hadn't noticed she asked me again (she also asked DW). Today, she texts DW:

"I'm sending people fb messages to do it and if they don't, I'm deleting them. If you can't help my kid then u don't need to see my posts"

because one kid got $1k and the other got $600. We haven't given anything this time because it's all too much.

I'm sure there's absolutely nothing in their monthly spending that they could cut to free up money for their kids' entertainment budget.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5942 on: January 24, 2017, 08:23:51 AM »
"I'm sending people fb messages to do it and if they don't, I'm deleting them. If you can't help my kid then u don't need to see my posts"


That sounds like a win.

That's what I said to DW.

I'm sure there's absolutely nothing in the budget that they could cut to free up money for their kids' entertainment budget.

Well, with the ginormous house, the three trucks/SUVs, etc, I think they're locked into begging for handouts at this point. They were having their health insurance paid for by MIL for a few years (to the tune of $2k/month), but that's stopped now that MIL is on Medicare.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5943 on: January 24, 2017, 08:47:21 AM »
"I'm sending people fb messages to do it and if they don't, I'm deleting them. If you can't help my kid then u don't need to see my posts"
That sounds like a win.
Parent has a reallllllly high opinion of how much people are enjoying the posts. I'm sure there is some great entertainment in there among all the begging.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5944 on: January 24, 2017, 09:21:30 AM »
Interesting use of "acquire your dream car" rather than "buy".

Oh well. A couple hundred dollars isn't very much to learn what type of person somebody is I guess.

It is a bargain, I hope things work out or you are able to draw a line under the incident swiftly. I also heartily dislike the offer of buying dinner instead of cash (or delaying the return of the cash).

Easier to put a meal on a credit card in lieu of cash they don't really have? Maybe the $30 meal is supposed to equal the payback of $200?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5945 on: January 24, 2017, 09:35:30 AM »
"I'm sending people fb messages to do it and if they don't, I'm deleting them. If you can't help my kid then u don't need to see my posts"
That sounds like a win.
Parent has a reallllllly high opinion of how much people are enjoying the posts. I'm sure there is some great entertainment in there among all the begging.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5946 on: January 24, 2017, 09:54:19 AM »
What happened to finding a patch of grass/dirt/concrete, setting two objects down for the posts, and finding other kids to kick the ball around with?

Recreational soccer is one of the cheapest activities ever. You just need shoes and a ball. Studs, coaches, moms, and minivans are completely optional.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5947 on: January 24, 2017, 09:55:16 AM »
"I'm sending people fb messages to do it and if they don't, I'm deleting them. If you can't help my kid then u don't need to see my posts"
That sounds like a win.
Parent has a reallllllly high opinion of how much people are enjoying the posts. I'm sure there is some great entertainment in there among all the begging.

lol, yeah what the fuck.

That's a win man.


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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5948 on: January 24, 2017, 12:01:15 PM »
What happened to finding a patch of grass/dirt/concrete, setting two objects down for the posts, and finding other kids to kick the ball around with?

Recreational soccer is one of the cheapest activities ever. You just need shoes and a ball. Studs, coaches, moms, and minivans are completely optional.

I've always heard and assumed that's one of the reasons it's the most popular sport in the world. Bare bones requirements as compared to American football or (holy sh$t you can spend a lot) hockey.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5949 on: January 24, 2017, 12:16:44 PM »
What happened to finding a patch of grass/dirt/concrete, setting two objects down for the posts, and finding other kids to kick the ball around with?

Recreational soccer is one of the cheapest activities ever. You just need shoes and a ball. Studs, coaches, moms, and minivans are completely optional.

I've always heard and assumed that's one of the reasons it's the most popular sport in the world. Bare bones requirements as compared to American football or (holy sh$t you can spend a lot) hockey.

But what about the orange slices?  Everyone knows you can't play soccer without having orange slices on hand, at least judging by my local market on Saturday mornings ...
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