Consumerism

Do not buy a new Tivo. Just trust me. You'll regret it. We do.

TiVo has completely lost their way.  I love TiVo. Or have. I got my first one in 1999. It has started having issues (locks up every couple of days and has to be power cycled). That sucks, but the thing is 11 years old. So, for my wife’s birthday last month, I bought my wife a new TiVo Premiere XL. I thought it would be a good idea. Wow, I was wrong.

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I've Heard of Hard Sales Tactics, but That Was Ridiculous

So I picked up my new glasses yesterday. I’m told they don’t look too bad. Which is good - it means I got lucky.So I was at my optometrist last week, and I looked at the machines that measured my eyes, and then did the “which is better, 1 click or 2, click 1, or *click 2?” bit. Nothing unusual.So then he says he’s going to dilate my eyes. Fine, happens every time I go to the eye doctor.

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