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posted: Jan. 6, 2005 @ 2:10p
I'd like to thank the person who posted this. It is very informative and helpful to us newcomers. So thank you!!!!!!!
posted: Jan. 9, 2005 @ 1:39a
redleather said: [Q]I'd like to thank the person who posted this. It is very informative and helpful to us newcomers. So thank you!!!!!!! I agree it has helped me out very much
posted: Jan. 9, 2005 @ 6:21p
<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border=0> Just a test post.
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posted: Jan. 11, 2005 @ 10:03p
Anyone know how you can search the archived deals?
posted: Jan. 13, 2005 @ 9:37a
I see MFC being used a lot on here... what does it mean, I don't see it on list. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border=0>
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posted: Jan. 17, 2005 @ 6:52a
Hi Gfgray here is one that is long over due for your list.
AG = Attorney General
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posted: Jan. 17, 2005 @ 6:58a
itedinfw said: [Q]I see MFC being used a lot on here... what does it mean, I don't see it on list. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border=0>As in Warm? Brother MFC-5440CN around $40 AR/AC/APM at Staples. Today only. 2 days old
Brother MFC-4420c All-In-One for $29.64 AR/AC at Staples B&M
Brother MFC-210 color flatbed all-in-one for $88.99 AR/PM + 20 GC at Staples 4 493
Brother MFC4420C Staples B&M FREE YMMV or $20 AC/AR 59
Warm - Brother MFC-40cn $127 OD All-in-One Printer, Scanner, Copier, Fax, Media Card Reader, Document Feeder, Network support
Brother MFC-4800 AIO make $3.50 or more Staples -HOT- YMMV
Seeing it repeated leads me to believe MFC is used by Brother before the item model number.
[Q]Misslovanu said later: Multi Funciton Center...
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posted: Jan. 17, 2005 @ 10:37p
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posted: Jan. 18, 2005 @ 12:07p
WillysEmptyWallet said: [Q]Seeing it repeated leads me to believe MFC is used by Brother before the item model number. I agree, but MFC could also mean "manufacturer's coupon", depending on the context.
posted: Jan. 20, 2005 @ 2:50p
Would like to thank you for the very informative and helpful information <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif" border=0>
posted: Jan. 25, 2005 @ 10:17p
jayK said: [Q]WillysEmptyWallet said: [Q]Seeing it repeated leads me to believe MFC is used by Brother before the item model number. I agree, but MFC could also mean "manufacturer's coupon", depending on the context.
Great list, have refered to it several times. Tried to read all replies and have something to add (sorry in advance if I missed it): HTH = hope that helps.
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posted: Feb. 2, 2005 @ 1:37p
cobra29000 said: [Q]do i have to order on line to get the CashBack or can it also be in store purchases thanks yes online only.
posted: Feb. 5, 2005 @ 9:41a
After scrolling through the majority of pages on this thread and using the search function, I still can't seem to find TOS and what it means. (Perhaps I overlooked it while scrolling) Anyone?
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posted: Feb. 5, 2005 @ 9:46a
canbcskier said: [Q]After scrolling through the majority of pages on this thread and using the search function, I still can't seem to find TOS and what it means. (Perhaps I overlooked it while scrolling) Anyone?GOOGLE: define: TOS
posted: Feb. 5, 2005 @ 9:59a
Thanks - making me work for it eh?
I tried that and saw there were multiple definitions which is why I posted. I think I figured it out.
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posted: Feb. 9, 2005 @ 1:00a
Terms Of Service. A stated list of the terms that must be agreed on by a user of a particular service; the terms under which a service provider provides a particular service.
AC - After coupon (see below) AFAIK - As far as I know AFWCB - After FatWallet Cash Back AG - Attorney General AMEX - American Express AP - After price match AR - After rebate AT - Anandtech.com (hot deal site) B&M Brick and mortar store (A physical retail store as opposed to an online merchant) B1G1 or BOGO Buy one get one free BB Best Buy BF - Black Friday (friday after Thanksgiving. Sales on BF show if stores will profit on the year (run in the black)) BT - Balance transfer BTW - By the way Bump - Replying to a thread to move it to the top of a forum to make it more prominent BVG - Best Value Guarantee (see below) CC Circuit City CC Credit card CMC - Cellular mobile carrier CPN - Coupon (see below) CSR - Customer service representative CT0 - Configure to order CUSA - CompUSA CYM - Check your mail DD - Deal discussion DD - Dumpster diving - rummaging through clearance products DOTY - Deal of the year DOTD - Deal of the Day, usually referring to Buy.com pricing specials DMCA - Digital Millenium Copyright Act EE - gov't bond issued at 1/2 of face value (Patriot bond) FAR - Free after rebate FADD - Free after dumpster diving FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions FBB - Farm Bureau Bank FSOT - For sale or trade FW - FatWallet FWCB - FatWallet Cash Back FWIW - For what it's worth GC Gift certificate GDA Good deal at HD - Hot deal HSN Home Shopping Network HTH - Hope this helps IIRC - If I recall correctly IMHO - In my honest/humble opinion IMO - In my opinion IR - Instant rebate ISO - In search of, or type of CD-Rom image file LMAO - Laughing my a** off LMK - Let me know LOL - Laugh out loud LPG - Lowest price guarantee, PM program available on some Chase CCs MC - MyCoupons.com (Forums) MFC - multifunction center MFG - Manufacturer MFR - Manufacturer MIR Mail in rebate MM - Money market MSN - Microsoft Network noob, noobie - a new user/member (usually used in a demeaning way) NZR - No zero reply (a reply to a thread for the sake of having at least 1 reply) OD Office Depot OEM - Original equipment manufacturer OM Office Max OOS - Out of stock OP - Original poster (author of thread) OT - Off topic OTD - Out the door PLMK - Please let me know PM Price match (see below) PM - Private message RAOK Random act of kindness RMA - Return merchandise authorization ROFL - Rolling on floor laughing ROTFLMAO - Rolling on the floor laughing my a__ off SASE - Self addressed stamped envelope SB - Savings bond SB - Small business SKU - Unique product ID number assigned by the retailer SPAM - Unwanted commercial e-mail advertisements, usually unsolicited Your legistlators can stop SPAM! S/H Shipping and handling TIA - Thanks in advance TLA - Three letter acronym TOS - Terms of service TRU Toys R Us TTT - To the top (moves a thread higher on the forum so all can see) TY - Thank you TWLA - The world loves acronyms UCE - Unsolicited commercial e-mail Your legistlators can stop SPAM! UPC - Universal product code (unique product ID assigned by MFR) UPS - United Parcel Service USPS - United States Postal Service YAFTS - Yet another free T-shirt YGM - You've got mail YGPM - You've got a private message YHPM- You have a private message (related to forums) YMMV - Your mileage may vary ZZF - ZipZoomFly.com
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Price Match (PM) Some retailers will let you buy an item at the (lower) price that a competitor is charging. Exact policies vary by store. Many stores or sales reps don't follow the policies to the letter, which could be an advantage or a disadvantage to the customer. Since the implementation of PM policies are inconsistent, all deals involving a pricematch are your mileage may vary (YMMV).
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What is a repost? If a deal is posted by a member, and another member posts the SAME deal, at the same (or extremely similar) price, from the same store, then it's a repost. The use of coupons, PMs, etc. doesn't make a "new" deal - those should be posted in the OP of the original thread.
If a deal is posted by a member, and another member posts a deal (or list) for the SAME item, but from DIFFERENT sources, it is not a repost of the deal. If the OP of the first thread EDITS their thread to include the information from the SECOND thread, then the FIRST thread is now a REPOST of the second thread, no matter what the time stamp on it is.
If people discuss buying the item at a different store than the OP lists, that sometimes qualifies for a new thread UNLESS the OP has *already* updated the thread with the info (in which case any new thread would be a repost.)
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posted: Feb. 24, 2005 @ 11:38a
As always great post Gfgray!
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posted: Feb. 27, 2005 @ 11:54p
WillysEmptyWallet said: [Q]As always great post Gfgray! i 2nd that
posted: Feb. 28, 2005 @ 7:56p
Has something changed with the post rating system? Traditionally it seems most posts were rated "neutral" except for the smoking deals which had the good rating and thus the long green bar. Now it seems that most or all deals are being rated good, and it's just a matter of degree as to how good it is.
Has something changed in the system, or are there just an unusual amount of smoking deals (I suspect it's not the latter). It just seems more difficult to tell the really good deals if a super-hot deal has a bar 2mm longer than the warm deals.
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posted: Mar. 1, 2005 @ 3:59p
NCHokie said: [Q]Has something changed with the post rating system? Traditionally it seems most posts were rated "neutral" except for the smoking deals which had the good rating and thus the long green bar. Now it seems that most or all deals are being rated good, and it's just a matter of degree as to how good it is.
Has something changed in the system, or are there just an unusual amount of smoking deals (I suspect it's not the latter). It just seems more difficult to tell the really good deals if a super-hot deal has a bar 2mm longer than the warm deals.Have you checked how you sort your topics? Usually the high rated topics have a lot of discussion. This causes them to be "bumped" and noticed more than others. You might have changed your filter settings to new messages or best messages. Just a guess.
posted: Mar. 4, 2005 @ 11:19p
How are the members rank (or whatever you call it). I mean like "new, etc etc, senior" Don't seem to find that in the FAQ? Just curious
gfgray said: [Q]I will try to keep this compilation on the last page of the thread. Thanks to all who contributed.
What is a repost? If a deal is posted by a member, and another member posts the SAME deal, at the same (or extremely similar) price, from the same store, then it's a repost. The use of coupons, PMs, etc. doesn't make a "new" deal - those should be posted in the OP of the original thread.I have a question and I apologize in advance if this has been covered but searching on "PM" within print topic of this thread just is not getting it done.
Where should info about a price match (PM) or BVG be posted that occurs a week or two after the original deal dies. If it is posted in the original thread, most will not read about it unless the OP updates the thread title. If it is posted in a new thread, it would seem to run afoul of the repost rules.
For example, a product purchased during the Staples President's Day sale can now be PMed or BVGed. The PM/BVG is worth about $13. For those that purchased on the first day of the sale, the PM is only valid today so the information is time sensitive.
So, could this PM info be its own thread or does the poster of the information have to rely on the kindness of the OP.
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posted: Mar. 7, 2005 @ 1:13p
bpvh said: [Q]Where should info about a price match (PM) or BVG be posted that occurs a week or two after the original deal dies. If it is posted in the original thread, most will not read about it unless the OP updates the thread title. If it is posted in a new thread, it would seem to run afoul of the repost rules.
information is time sensitive.IMHO Start a new thread, afterwards post your heads up in the original also. (There is now two ways of news catching someone's eye) You may get a flame or two about the new thread. The members saving a buck with your news , will silence them quickly.
You said it best information is time sensitive!
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posted: Mar. 7, 2005 @ 2:22p
uiucliang said: [Q]How are the members rank (or whatever you call it). I mean like "new, etc etc, senior" Don't seem to find that in the FAQ? Just curiousTitle Posts Required New Member 0 Member 20 Senior Member 200 Senior Member 1K 1000 Senior Member 2K 2000 Senior Member 3K 3000 Senior Member 4K 4000 Senior Member 5K 5000 Senior Member 6K 6000 Senior Member 7K 7000 Senior Member 8K 8000 Senior Member 9K 9000 Senior Member 10K 10000
Ater being a member for a year , you can change "Member" to Broke Membe, Addicted, MemberGreedy Member etc in your user profile
WillysEmptyWallet said: [Q]... Here is the link to the FAQ Say Willy - did you have this BookMarked??? I just spent several minutes clicking on different HELP LINKs to no avail. Using Vivisimo (with quotes - "Senior Member 1K" ) pointed me to your message. [Another Member had the same question about RANKing - I remembered reading it YEARS ago, but just couldn't find it (until...)
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posted: Mar. 8, 2005 @ 2:43a
TakeTheActive said: [Q]Say Willy - did you have this BookMarked? Bookmarked, you can go to another FuseTalk website to find the old paths.
Forget trying to find any help with the Help in the upper right hand corner , unless it has to do with Cash Back.
posted: Mar. 11, 2005 @ 10:30a
Can someone link me to the Forum rules which discuss "being on topic" and "too far off topic"?
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posted: Mar. 11, 2005 @ 1:13p
joe254 said: [Q]Can someone link me to the Forum rules which discuss "being on topic" and "too far off topic"?Getting a tad too many
Below is a list of violations.
1) Thank you for your recent participation in the forums. However, your remarks have drifted too far off topic, and in the interest of keeping the forums organized, have been deleted. 2) Thank you for your participation in the forums. We have deleted your recent post because it quoted another message which needed to be deleted due to forum guidelines.
If you believe your message can be altered to follow our forum blah blah
you are not alone. Have you notice... the top OPs have moved to friendly hot deal sites?
I see someone has voted...
Well hello RightHere your voting habits are a part of this flight.
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