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Old 12-17-2008, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Kent County, DE
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With all the advertising on TV especially now that the holidays are around the corner, what gadgets do you find clever and useful and so worth it to purchase? Can it be purchased in local stores minus the shipping costs?

I just bought the Scotch gift wrap cutter. Best $5. I ever spent. So much better than fumbling with scissors . It works like a charm. I found this one at Wal mart where the wrapping paper is displayed. Might also find them in stationary aisle.
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Old 12-18-2008, 02:46 PM
 
Location: USA
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I thought I had every gadget.........what is the gift wrap cutter? I would say I'm running out to buy one but I didn't "wrap" with paper this year, I did all bags
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Old 12-18-2008, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Kent County, DE
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It cuts wrapping paper without having to use scissors. It keeps the paper flat, and it one motion it cuts clean and straight. A real time saver.
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Old 12-19-2008, 01:31 AM
 
Location: Upland, CA
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I'm not sure if this is a "gadget" but I work at QVC, and we have this thing called the Fasta Pasta.

When I saw it on air, I was like, WTF is this crap... but I went online and saw it had amazing reviews, so I purchased it, with the thinking that if I didn't like I could return it.

Wow! This thing is amazing!

Basically, you can microwave your pasta, instead of boiling it. Sounds dumb, but works like a charm. If I am making stuff to take to work, I will stick in the microwave, go hop in the shower. By time I am done, the pasta is done, and I don't have to watch it.

Set of 2 Fasta Pasta Microwave Pasta Cookers - QVC.com
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Old 03-21-2009, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Kent County, DE
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Thumbs up Green Bags for produce

They work like a charm. Bananas 6 days so far. Cucumbers, which usually loose freshness after a day or two, and tomatoes which are still on the counter are like they were just picked off the vine. Even my husband is impressed. These are the Debbie Meyer green bags. If you buy fresh produce I find these bags are a great deal.
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Old 04-01-2009, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Kent County, DE
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Would you believe the cucumbers and tomatoes are still as fresh as I bought them 17 days ago !!!!
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Old 04-01-2009, 11:51 AM
 
Location: USA
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I keep seeing them but didn't know if they really worked. Thanks for the update.
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Old 04-01-2009, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Beautiful place in Virginia
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Gadgets pertaining to what?

I have an Exelys Breakmaster that electronically reads the greens for putting by giving me direction and by how many degrees. Now that is a gadget.

I consider my iPod to be a gadget. I have all of my music on it and it passes time.

I am buying a Nintendo DSi which has 2 0.3 MP cameras, Internet capability (although Limited), and has a faster processor. I like to brain intellectual games.

I like my Laser Rangefinder to play golf. However, I am still looking for the ideal golf GPS system.

Now, if you are referring to infomercials, I have the Medicus Dual Hinge Iron which actually works.

I also like the George Foreman Grill.

Aside from that type of stuff, I haven't bought a Chia Pet, the Clapper, or anything by Ronco.
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Old 04-02-2009, 10:15 AM
 
Location: USA
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I have an Exelys Breakmaster that electronically reads the greens for putting by giving me direction and by how many degrees. Now that is a gadget.
I might have to look into this thing for my DH and sons
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I consider my iPod to be a gadget. I have all of my music on it and it passes time.
Love my iPod
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I am buying a Nintendo DSi which has 2 0.3 MP cameras, Internet capability (although Limited), and has a faster processor. I like to brain intellectual games.
Me too. Have mine pre-ordered.
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I like my Laser Rangefinder to play golf. However, I am still looking for the ideal golf GPS system.
After much research I did get my boys the GPS Golf Guru and they are very happy with it.
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Now, if you are referring to infomercials, I have the Medicus Dual Hinge Iron which actually works.
Never heard of this.
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I also like the George Foreman Grill.
Had the GF but now I love my Cuisinart grill.
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Aside from that type of stuff, I haven't bought a Chia Pet, the Clapper, or anything by Ronco.
I might have bought the Chia Pet once as a gag gift
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Old 04-02-2009, 11:23 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Programmable coffee pot, a scuffle hoe, car thermometer, various cool flashlights and knives, it seems every goose call known, a coffee pot that works from the car's power point, various small tools, roto-tiller, leaf/branch shredder, weird toys I bought for my kids because I liked them (the toys, that is).
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