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vectra5 Feb 20, 2007
Thank You All so Much..thanks lexx for winning it for me..thanks dealspl.us!!!! WOW
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keper25 Feb 19, 2007
hi i new in web site for free plz help me and ho get free gift
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civic07 Feb 16, 2007
good job Supercop007
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patriotshater121 Feb 16, 2007
you know, 3 other people also won...
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lexx575 Feb 15, 2007
Thanks dealpl this is the best site ever and can some 1 tell me how I give them my address should I reply to there message.
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Vin_Diesel Feb 15, 2007
We emailed you. You have to reply.
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lexx575 Feb 15, 2007
Thanks Vin
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matwat22 Feb 15, 2007
congrats to all 4 of you! grrrrr. i want to win something too. :))) lol. enjoy the shuffles!
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ginderman101 Feb 15, 2007
congrats guys i hope you enjoy ur new ipods
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prostoalex Feb 14, 2007
In?
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Flaminfire Feb 15, 2007
WAyyy tooo late.
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xichigox Feb 14, 2007
Congrats you guys!! Hope this makes your V-day that much better! Enjoy!!
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Supercop007 Feb 14, 2007
Wow thanks Dealspl.us! I'm sure to enjoy the Shuffle!
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nolza Feb 14, 2007
Too late... Congrats!!!
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Acidbaby Feb 14, 2007
Congrats to all the winners. These new shuffles are pretty sweet, you will enjoy them alot.
9 likes vote
gdog05 Feb 14, 2007
Way to go guys. Enjoy!!
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Flaminfire Feb 14, 2007
Nice job to all of you guys, hope you had a fun vday =)
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bossusa Feb 14, 2007
Congrats to Supercop007, masterren, lexx575 and vectra5... Go GUYS> :)
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jutgreen Feb 14, 2007
Congrats guys! Maybe I will get one next time ;)
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dpxtwo Feb 15, 2007
Or maybe I will and then you will ":-)
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masterren Feb 14, 2007
I
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masterren Feb 14, 2007
Thanks DealsPlus!
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TheTrueMaster Feb 14, 2007
Congratulations supercop, masterren, lexx, and vectra on the iPod Shuffle. Hope you guys enjoy your extra special Valentines Day gifts!!!
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Knicks4life Feb 14, 2007
congrats to the 4 of you. enjoy ur shuffle!!!
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ujaas Feb 14, 2007
congrats guys
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davewavy Feb 14, 2007
Congrats winners!!! Enjoy and to all the rest of you out there I hope you get everyhting you want for Valentines Day!!!
22 likes vote
hoboto Feb 14, 2007
Congrats to the winners! SuperCop007, masterren, and lexx575, and also vectra5!
23 likes vote
patriotshater121 Feb 14, 2007
Congratz you three, acutally four I should say! What color you guys going to pick?
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phillies2626 Feb 14, 2007
yeah congratz you 4 and sorry about that comment about the obvious thing but we know its porbably going to come out soon
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Supercop007 Feb 14, 2007
I'm going with the silver one :)
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patriotshater121 Feb 14, 2007
Winner should be announced any minute now! I am so anxious!
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phillies2626 Feb 14, 2007
thanks for stating the obvious
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ujaas Feb 14, 2007
thats not really obvious
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Knicks4life Feb 14, 2007
how do u know patriots?
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patriotshater121 Feb 14, 2007
Because it is usually around this time, in terms of hours passed. And philies, how is it so obvious?
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hoboto Feb 14, 2007
You just answered your own question patriots. ;)
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ciak Feb 14, 2007
oh for joy
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Knicks4life Feb 14, 2007
what?
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rpatel21789 Feb 14, 2007
i want this ipod shuffle
5 likes vote
ecoli Feb 14, 2007
expired
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bluevic07 Feb 14, 2007
were u formally know as ginderman?
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patriotshater121 Feb 14, 2007
I don't think you can ask this on the public "forum" where everybody is discussing. This obviously means you are accusing him of creating two accounts, and why would he ever say yes to you.
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Flaminfire Feb 14, 2007
cant be.
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ginderman101 Feb 15, 2007
no i am ginderman
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flashfire235 Feb 14, 2007
How long after it expires does it take for the winner/s to be announced???
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Knicks4life Feb 14, 2007
patience my freind...patience!!! lol
9 likes vote
patriotshater121 Feb 14, 2007
It takes around 2-3 hours average. You wouldn't want Vin to make a bad descion would you?
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Knicks4life Feb 14, 2007
vin if you pick me, i won't commit suicide.
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Knicks4life Feb 14, 2007
^^^ i was just kidding btw
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Knicks4life Feb 14, 2007
56-37 ohio state...oden is a man among boys!!! durant is still better in my opinion tho. btw duke vs. BC after this.
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patriotshater121 Feb 14, 2007
Durant is beastly. He has a lot of raw talent though. He may just go first in the draft to the Celtics, though they can't use him right now. They really need a Center IMO.
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Knicks4life Feb 14, 2007
wally is gonna be let ago and peirce isn't getting any younger. gerald green is looking like abust. IF the celtics get the 1st pickand thats a big if, i wouldn;t be surprised to see them take durant over oden. hopefully the celtics wont get the 1st pickt tho...there's in our division!!!
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phillies2626 Feb 14, 2007
do you think Oden or Durant will stay or both go to the draft, if Oden stayed he'd get a lot better but on the other hand if Durant stayed him and DJ Augestine would have a good chance at the national championship
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patriotshater121 Feb 14, 2007
I think they will go straight to the draft. These days, college kids have no morals. THey just want to get straight into it! They jsut want their contract and make their money, Though they would get a lot better.
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phillies2626 Feb 14, 2007
Knicks4life you could join the NCAA basketball fans group since you seem to know a lot about college basketball
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Knicks4life Feb 14, 2007
if both of em stay in college then next year we could have a draft of oden/durant/eric gordan/o.j mayo/derrick rose/brandon wright...everyone of these guys can be hall of famers lol
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phillies2626 Feb 14, 2007
brandan wright might enter the draft hes awesome
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patriotshater121 Feb 14, 2007
Not so sure about Brandon Wright. He looks like a collge bully, won't do much in the NBA.
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phillies2626 Feb 14, 2007
derrick rose is that the guy on Simeon that upset Oak Hill?
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phillies2626 Feb 14, 2007
are you kidding me? hes got a huge wing span and he can finish finish so well hes 60+% from the field
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Knicks4life Feb 14, 2007
yea and brnadon wright reminds me alot of kg
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patriotshater121 Feb 14, 2007
That's exactly why he won't prosper. You cant have two KGs.
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bluevic07 Feb 14, 2007
VIN do the comments after the deal has expired count?
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Knicks4life Feb 14, 2007
why does it matter lol. btw vin...should frontpage my ace hardware add its a great deal lol
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super_black Feb 14, 2007
do u mean count as in count towards entry for the shuffle? because if u do then the answer is obviously no cuz then there would be no point in the giveaway expiring.
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pennyfan87 Feb 14, 2007
VIN: Could you please remove the Reviews at the top of this page? They just make for unnecessarily long scrolling to get to the comments. We all want the Shuffle; that's why we entered. We don't need to be convinced of how good it is. Thanks. Plus me if you agree.
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super_black Feb 14, 2007
1 review is enough but all of these other ones are just excessive
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mikeisme77 Feb 14, 2007
Personally... I think that any giveaways should also have some tie in to deals posted for the item (if there are any posted for the item). That way the giveaways tie into the rest of the site better and those who don't win might decide to buy whatever the giveaway was anyway. That's my thoughts on it anyway...
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bluevic07 Feb 14, 2007
yea i guess
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Josh Feb 14, 2007
well, then what are the reviews for? I think you should have a link for the reviews and comments on another link.
10 likes vote
bluevic07 Feb 14, 2007
I think there should be a limit (words) that would keep it short unlike that huge thing!
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Knicks4life Feb 14, 2007
good idea.
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klawrence92 Feb 14, 2007
Well you got the message through and now theres only 2 reviews which is much better.
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Flaminfire Feb 14, 2007
I just gave a clipping of the whole , cauz yea it gets really annoying to scroll down! I think we should keep off the reviews for giveaways, just because it would help
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klawrence92 Feb 14, 2007
Yea since so many people are posting different reviews it has to be easy for the winner to just search for a review if they need one
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Vin_Diesel Feb 14, 2007
We'll have top 2 reviews from now on. And we'll add "more button" to see more. :)
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parvezag Feb 14, 2007
K thanks, thats alot better and more convenient
13 likes vote
bluevic07 Feb 14, 2007
nice
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phillies2626 Feb 14, 2007
thank you vin
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patriotshater121 Feb 14, 2007
Yes that is a great idea! It really does get annoying to keep scrolling. Though how about only one, the best one?
12 likes vote
Knicks4life Feb 14, 2007
hey i got a q...how are the winners picked?
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ujaas Feb 14, 2007
the answer is.... the same answer to the meaning of life
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mikeisme77 Feb 14, 2007
Vin, is there anyway this can get posted on the FAQ? People ask it every day and it's answered every day... but it would be best if it was just posted on the FAQ (I think).
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patriotshater121 Feb 14, 2007
They are picked by Vin. Not completely randomly if your thinking. Vin judges the winners by their activity.
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bluevic07 Feb 14, 2007
that is a good idea
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Knicks4life Feb 14, 2007
i'm sorry, its my 1st day here
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TheTrueMaster Feb 14, 2007
I never tought of an FAQ, it sounds like a perfectly good idea.
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super_black Feb 14, 2007
actually there was always an FAQ (see bottom of the page) but the way winners are chosen was never addressed in it
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matwat22 Feb 14, 2007
but that would be 42
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Josh Feb 14, 2007
MacWorld's Review of the IPOD Shuffle: iPod shuffle Smallest, Most Affordable iPod Yet Is a Very Big Deal By Christopher Breen In Brief Complete Summary of Each Product Below iPod shuffle 512MB Price as rated: $99 Best Current Price: $66.00 (via ProductFinder) iPod shuffle 1GB Price as rated: $149 Best Current Price: $94.00 (via ProductFinder)
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Flaminfire Feb 14, 2007
VIN TYPO , It says week 10 - 4rd Should say 4th
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patriotshater121 Feb 14, 2007
Yea I noticed it before but didn't say anything becuase I thought I was going to get bombarded with minusses!
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Vin_Diesel Feb 14, 2007
Thanks Fixed.
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Flaminfire Feb 14, 2007
why would you get bombarded with minuses for saying a mistake?
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patriotshater121 Feb 14, 2007
Cuz there are some people like that on this site.
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patriotshater121 Feb 14, 2007
Ok, some level 5, or a mixture of like 2s and 3s are on a minussing rampage! Not only mine, but a bunch others too!
10 likes vote
Flaminfire Feb 14, 2007
The level 5 just minused like 10 posts in a row......
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hoboto Feb 14, 2007
It's a level 5, I know who it is, but I'm not too surprised.
5 likes vote
patriotshater121 Feb 14, 2007
Would you mind to complain to Vin?
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Knicks4life Feb 14, 2007
i'm a 2 but i just plussed all the revies, haven;t plussed or minused anyone else. but let it go man dealplus'll take care of it.
5 likes vote
patriotshater121 Feb 14, 2007
Hope your right. I just wanted to say it though.
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hoboto Feb 14, 2007
Nah, Vin should know what's up, *hint* this guy does it every deal he goes to, just pay attention to all the level 5's and you'll see who it is.
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patriotshater121 Feb 14, 2007
Every deal? But you can't minus every deal...
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hoboto Feb 14, 2007
I'm talking about the comments in the deal he examines. ;)
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bluevic07 Feb 14, 2007
zeeshawn u and minusing, maybe ur starting to wine too much, just be a man about it
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patriotshater121 Feb 14, 2007
Ok, ill watch out. Thanks
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Flaminfire Feb 14, 2007
Normally i think he says it too much. However, in recent events, this needs to be addressed, and the person who is doing this , to at least be warned by deals plus, to let him/her know that it is unacceptable.
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gdog05 Feb 14, 2007
Well we can be democratic and mob-like, without the admins. If we find out who it is, we will all gang up and minus them to hell. I'd rather the mods do it though. The person doing this could be a good user, but they're a eunuch, and try to take this out on others. If that's the case, the mods would be better police.
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hoboto Feb 14, 2007
That's exactly why I'm not saying who it is. The person needs to be more responsible with his actions. Also, if I said, it would not make me any better than him.
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gdog05 Feb 14, 2007
There is a group topic where a lot of users post their email addresses:) Not saying you should, just saying it would be private. Of course, you'd have to tell everyone how you know so they can investigate. Don't want any false "negatives." Little math detective joke:)
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mikeisme77 Feb 14, 2007
I think on tomorrow's giveaway... we should just all reply to the first post... so we just have a REALLY long reply thread... Might be fun.
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Flaminfire Feb 14, 2007
haha would be
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patriotshater121 Feb 14, 2007
lol thats a good idea, i dunno how many people would go along with it though
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Knicks4life Feb 14, 2007
shotty 1st post lol
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patriotshater121 Feb 14, 2007
Lol, if you can there! Though something tells me it will gdog. JUST a strange idea you know...
7 likes vote
gdog05 Feb 14, 2007
Well, you can all reply to me. :) I'll try to think of something interesting that all can reply to if I get in first.
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lexx575 Feb 14, 2007
Ok guys heding out with my wife to the spa I wish everyone luck and who ever wins congrats.
19 likes vote
patriotshater121 Feb 14, 2007
Good luck to you and your wife ;-)
8 likes vote
pennyfan87 Feb 14, 2007
He might get 'lucky.'
15 likes vote
Flaminfire Feb 14, 2007
We will know if he doesn't congratulate the winner tonight
21 likes vote
bluevic07 Feb 14, 2007
hmmmmm
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pokerface Feb 14, 2007
Happy Valentines Day Guys Well its expired. They will probably announce the winner soon!! Good luck to everyone.
10 likes vote
pokerface Feb 14, 2007
This will be the best Valentines Day ever for whoever wins..
10 likes vote
bossusa Feb 14, 2007
Goood luck everyone....I am so excited :)
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pennyfan87 Feb 14, 2007
17 likes vote
patriotshater121 Feb 14, 2007
Haha! That is a great video! Thanks!
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bluevic07 Feb 14, 2007
hwo do u post that??
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super_black Feb 14, 2007
as embedded video
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yagnesh15 Feb 14, 2007
I wish I could win the shuflle
4 likes vote
hoboto Feb 14, 2007
Woohoo, those who applied, good luck! (I didn't, just wishing for the best for everyone!) Great deal DealsPlus!
8 likes vote
thecell Feb 14, 2007
count me! thanks!
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Knicks4life Feb 14, 2007
why'd u steal my pic? lol
7 likes vote
patriotshater121 Feb 14, 2007
your one minute late! sux duznt it?
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thecell Feb 14, 2007
:(((
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thecell Feb 14, 2007
twins?!
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Vin_Diesel Feb 14, 2007
Expired. Thanks Everyone!!! Happy V-Day!!!
62 likes vote
matwat22 Feb 14, 2007
ahhh! Vin has a typo! lol. Happy V-Day to you Vin!
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Vin_Diesel Feb 14, 2007
Thanks Fixed.
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Knicks4life Feb 14, 2007
yea happy v-day. great site btw.
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bluevic07 Feb 14, 2007
wow matt, good pick, u have learned well from PROOFREAD!
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pennyfan87 Feb 14, 2007
in?!
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patriotshater121 Feb 14, 2007
Yup! You JUST made it! Congratz!
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klawrence92 Feb 14, 2007
wow nice lol and good luck
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parvezag Feb 14, 2007
Whoa, nice timing!
2 likes vote
Knicks4life Feb 14, 2007
here we go...me=nervous
2 likes vote
bluevic07 Feb 14, 2007
anyone sad the NFL season is over, nothing compares to the NFL!
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patriotshater121 Feb 14, 2007
No, the NBA is just as great!
5 likes vote
bluevic07 Feb 14, 2007
sure
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Knicks4life Feb 14, 2007
NBA>NFL>MLB>MARCH Madness
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bluevic07 Feb 14, 2007
NFL>MLB>MARCH MADNESS and everything else......
2 likes vote
hoboto Feb 14, 2007
Soccer > All. Sport of kings.
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Knicks4life Feb 14, 2007
betraying the knicks like that?
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patriotshater121 Feb 14, 2007
Lol, I guess you could say that because its the sport that is the most common all over the world. CRICKET>NBA>NFL>everything else
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hoboto Feb 14, 2007
No, you're right, I only say I like it because everyone else in the world does, not because I like it for any other reason. You think what you want, I'll stick by saying soccer is the most entertaining to watch and get into.
2 likes vote
KUSHMAN Feb 14, 2007
tea time 0wNz cricket 0wNz
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Knicks4life Feb 14, 2007
i grew up playing soccer everyday but i got away from it a little bit recently. still love it tho.
2 likes vote
phillies2626 Feb 14, 2007
college basketball is the best
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haooken Feb 14, 2007
Oooo yay! ^_^
2 likes vote
jahinor Feb 14, 2007
iPod shuffle
2 likes vote
patriotshater121 Feb 14, 2007
So who things the day will be off tomorrow too?
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patriotshater121 Feb 14, 2007
thinks* sorry
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bluevic07 Feb 14, 2007
not me
2 likes vote
klawrence92 Feb 14, 2007
not everyone lives in West-Windsor/Plainsboro New Jersey lol but i dont think we will have the day off because the roads all got cleaned up :(
6 likes vote
patriotshater121 Feb 14, 2007
i know that, but its still snowing some places, so wondering for everyone
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TheTrueMaster Feb 14, 2007
Well, not everyone here goes to school. Many users have jobs, colleges, etc., to attend.
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philgmo Feb 14, 2007
i totally could have used this when i was shoveling the ice off my driveway today.
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Knicks4life Feb 14, 2007
crunsh time baby. good luck to all.
2 likes vote
susantater Feb 14, 2007
Is it my turn yet?
2 likes vote
buff Feb 14, 2007
hello
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jahinor Feb 14, 2007
thank you
2 likes vote
koul Feb 14, 2007
nice, count me in
2 likes vote
jutgreen Feb 14, 2007
Dang! Barely made it, count me in!
2 likes vote
sherstinem Feb 14, 2007
thanks jen heck yes!!!!
2 likes vote
wwpegg Feb 14, 2007
i want shuffle
2 likes vote
Knicks4life Feb 14, 2007
we all do lol.
2 likes vote
angelohuang Feb 14, 2007
I never see this color of Shuffle before
2 likes vote
lexx575 Feb 14, 2007
only dealpl has it your lucky lol
2 likes vote
gdog05 Feb 14, 2007
Wow, just barely made this one. Totally not first.
23 likes vote
firefly_o0o8 Feb 14, 2007
nope not 1st today.
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Flaminfire Feb 14, 2007
ahhaha gdog wat happened to you today!
7 likes vote
davewavy Feb 14, 2007
GDog is in love man!!!
12 likes vote
patriotshater121 Feb 14, 2007
Too busy gdog? Or the browser shut down? Lol, jk. Good luck
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Flaminfire Feb 14, 2007
Haha should of known!
7 likes vote
gdog05 Feb 14, 2007
Thanks for calling, wavey. And yes, I had to rush out to flower shops for the mighty dragonsani.
5 likes vote
davewavy Feb 14, 2007
Yep, got my dozen roses for SueHeni and I am making dinner listening to Les Claypool right now!
7 likes vote
gdog05 Feb 14, 2007
Nice, good luck to all on the shuffle, and various other things:)
5 likes vote
bluevic07 Feb 14, 2007
Valentines Day, Snow day, Shuffle giveaway, hwo much better can this get?
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patriotshater121 Feb 14, 2007
Not much better I guess.
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bluevic07 Feb 14, 2007
unless u win offcourse
2 likes vote
Knicks4life Feb 14, 2007
valentines day. no snow. shuffle giveaway. of all the days to have a snow day, it had to be valentines day???
2 likes vote
nikeman315 Feb 14, 2007
haha ur so rite, the winner of thsi one is one lucky person
2 likes vote
strawberric Feb 14, 2007
awesome valentine deal!
2 likes vote
Dragonsani Feb 14, 2007
You can shuffle me anytime!!
2 likes vote
jahinor Feb 14, 2007
iPod shuffle
2 likes vote
lexx575 Feb 14, 2007
Well lets wait until this great giveaway ends.
2 likes vote
jenmbc16 Feb 14, 2007
i'm so pumped i made it on at the right time tonight... goodluck everyone and happy valentine's day!
2 likes vote
beatles5009 Feb 14, 2007
Awesome, hope i win!
2 likes vote
ensight85 Feb 14, 2007
Ahhh, this will put a cherry on top of my day!
2 likes vote
shift131 Feb 14, 2007
wow in for 1
2 likes vote
jahinor Feb 14, 2007
in for one!
2 likes vote
beatles5009 Feb 14, 2007
awesome, hope i win!
2 likes vote
billjee Feb 14, 2007
yay!
2 likes vote
Josh Feb 14, 2007
MacWorld's Review of the IPOD Shuffle: iPod shuffle Smallest, Most Affordable iPod Yet Is a Very Big Deal By Christopher Breen In Brief Complete Summary of Each Product Below iPod shuffle 512MB Price as rated: $99 Best Current Price: $66.00 (via ProductFinder) iPod shuffle 1GB Price as rated: $149 Best Current Price: $94.00 (via ProductFinder) Not content to dominate the middle- and high-end of the portable music player market, Apple has determined to own it all by releasing the smallest and most affordable iPod yet, the iPod shuffle. Available in capacities of 512MB and 1GB (priced at $99 and $149, respectively) the shuffle is remarkable not only for its size and price, but also for its lack of a display. Is a display-less iPod for you? That depends on what you expect from your music player and how much effort you’re willing to expend creating playlists that make sense for your on-the-go lifestyle. Limited for Your Protection Given a regular iPod’s ability to display contacts, calendars, and notes; play games; and—with all dock connector iPods except for the iPod mini—record voice-quality notes through an add-on microphone and store pictures via a media card reader, it’s little wonder that previous iPods have been described as more than simple music players. In this case there’s precious little danger of the iPod shuffle being confused with anything but a bare-bones music player as that’s exactly what it is—the first iPod that’s dedicated solely to playing music with nary a bell nor whistle in sight. How stripped down is it? I’ve mentioned the lack of a display so navigation is barely a concern. The iPod shuffle bears a simple three-position toggle switch on the back that turns the iPod off, directs it to play its playlist from beginning to end in order, or flips the device into Shuffle mode where songs are played randomly. A green stripe below the switch helps you see what position the switch is in but it’s a little too easy to skip past the first position into Shuffle mode when you pull down on the switch. iPod shuffle bac view Apple’s tiniest iPod communicates through two LEDs planted under the plastic housing on the front of the device. For example, a yellow LED shows when the player is charging—a green LED shines when the shuffle is completely charged. A blinking green LED indicates that the device has been paused. If it blinks yellow three times in succession, you’ve engaged Hold (by holding down the Play/Pause button for three seconds). Thankfully, Apple includes a small iPod shuffle “cheat card” that tells you what the various blinks and LEDs mean. Some blinks take precedence over others in less-than-helpful ways. Specifically, the iPod shuffle displays a steady green LED when the device is fully charged. However—as is noted in the manual—if you’ve configured iTunes so that the iPod is used as a disk, a yellow LED blinks continuously so you can’t be sure exactly when the shuffle is completely charged. And there are times when some LED action would be better than none. Specifically, the only way to tell if the iPod shuffle is playing is to plug it in. Yes, it will blink for one minute when paused, but once that minute has elapsed, the device doesn’t glow at all—just as if it were playing or switched off. Unless you’re careful to switch it off when you’re not using it, you could easily discover that its battery is drained after it was accidentally activated when stored in a pocket, purse, or backpack. The back bears its own LED. Just below the toggle switch is a Battery Status button that, when pressed, flashes an LED that gives you a very general idea of how much of a battery charge remains—green indicates a good charge, yellow, a low charge; red, a very low charge; and no glow means no juice remains. Given the shuffle’s limited means of communication, I understand why you’re offered only a four-stage status indicator, but I regret that there’s not some interim indication when you’ve reached the half-way point of your charge. A glowing green LED can indicate that you have anything from 5 to over 12 hours of power remaining. iPod shuffle front view An iPod just isn’t an iPod without some kind of click-wheel controller, and the iPod shuffle is no exception. Because the iPod shuffle can’t be navigated, there’s no reason to include a spinning wheel controller or a Menu button. Instead, the device includes a round controller that offers a Play/Pause button in the middle and a four-way click ring on the outside that offers Volume Up, Volume Down, Fast Forward/Next, and Rewind/Back. (Choosing between moving from one song to another and simply fast-forwarding or rewinding through a portion of a song works the same way as it does on other iPods: Click one to move to another songs, click and hold to fast-forward or reverse.) Making the Connection When you pull the far-too-easily lost cap from the tip of the iPod shuffle you’ll see a USB connector. This is the means for linking the iPod to a computer or an optional power supply. Having such a connector built into the iPod is both convenient and not so convenient. It’s helpful because it means you don’t have to lug along (and possibly lose) a cable to move music and power between your computer and player. It’s not so convenient because, by default, you must charge the iPod shuffle with your computer, and a computer isn’t always handy. Also, because the iPod shuffle is a bit wider than the USB keydrive it resembles, it won’t fit on some computers (Apple’s eMac, for example). Both these issues can be addressed by Apple accessories that cost nearly a third of the 512MB iPod shuffle—the $29 iPod USB Power Adapter, the $29 iPod shuffle External Battery Pack (which provides 20 additional hours of playtime with two AAA batteries) and the $29 iPod shuffle Dock. iTunes Additions If you’re a digital music enthusiast it’s likely that your iTunes music library exceeds the number of songs that can be stored on an iPod shuffle. With that in mind, Apple has made adjustments to both the iPod shuffle and iTunes to make it easier to pack the player with the most music—and greatest variety of music—possible. Its first space-saving trick is to limit the kinds of files that can be played by the iPod shuffle. Unlike with other iPods, the iPod shuffle can’t play AIFF or Apple Lossless files—files that consume a lot of storage space (wav files, which consume the same 10MB per minute of stereo audio as AIFF files, can be played by the iPod shuffle, however). The next trick is found in iTunes’ iPod preferences. Here you’ll discover the Convert Higher Bit Rate Songs to 128 kbps AAC for this iPod option. When this option is enabled, iTunes converts AIFF and Apple Lossless files to 128 kbps AAC files. Such a conversion reduces an AIFF file to about seven percent of its original size (and compromises audio quality in a way that those with discerning ears may find objectionable). iTunes 4.7.1 (included with the iPod shuffle) adds the Autofill feature that picks songs from your iTunes music library or from a playlist you designate in iTunes’ Source list. You can direct Autofill to choose songs at random as well as favor songs that have a high rating. You can also choose to replace the songs on the iPod shuffle when Autofilling or add selections to the current songs on the device. While not as powerful as a well-built Smart Playlist that can exclude or include songs by genre and play time, Autofill is a reasonable and easy-to-use compromise. iTunes Autofill feature It couldn’t be much easier to use Autofill. Just plug in the iPod shuffle, select it in iTunes’ Source list, choose a source for your music in the Autofill pane that appears at the bottom of the iTunes window, and click the Autofill button. iTunes will grab a subset of your music, create a playlist, and copy the contents of the playlist to the iPod shuffle. If you’ve enabled the Convert Higher Bit Rate Songs to 128 kbps AAC for this iPod option, it will take longer to sync the device, as large files must be converted on the fly. (I found it takes about a minute to download a song that’s being converted.) Something not mentioned in Apple’s documentation, but worth noting is that when you instruct iTunes to keep the iPod shuffle in the Source list even when its disconnected (an option in the iPod shuffle’s Preferences tab) you can click Autofill over and over to create different playlists. When you stumble across one you like, select all its contents and choose New Playlist From Selection from iTunes’ File menu to create a new playlist that contains the songs generated by Autofill. When you next connect your iPod shuffle, just select this playlist from the Autofill From pop-up menu and click Autofill to load the music from the playlist to your shuffle. The iPod shuffle will play type 2, 3, and 4 Audible.com audiobooks (audiobooks sold by the iTunes Music Store are compatible) but won’t automatically add them to the iPod shuffle. Instead, you must add them manually, which can be a bit of a chore with an iPod shuffle that’s already full of tracks. The device doesn’t support EQ settings imposed in iTunes nor will it respond to any volume adjustment, start time, or stop time settings you’ve created in iTunes’ song settings windows. One last useful feature found in the iPod shuffle’s Preferences tab is the ability to reserve specific amounts of storage space on the device for music and data. When you attach the shuffle to your Mac or PC, select it in iTunes Source list, and enable the Enable Disk Use option, you can activate a slider that determines how much of the shuffle’s storage space will be devoted to music and how much will be used for storage. If the iPod shuffle is full of music, clicking OK after setting this slide will cause iTunes to toss out some of the music on the shuffle to make room for data storage. Regardless of whether you’ve set aside room for data, you can copy data to an iPod shuffle that’s mounted on your computer as a disk drive. In Use The iPod shuffle sounds as good as any iPod I’ve owned. As Apple suggests, it’s about the size of a pack of gum and, when worn around your neck on the included lanyard, feels just about as heavy. Given that the shuffle can be easily detached from the lanyard with a quick jerk, it won’t take long for those who live in less savory parts of their communities to learn to wear it inside their clothing—it will be a tempting target for those thieves with quick hands and feet. (On the other hand, I suppose it’s better to lose the iPod than be throttled by the lanyard when the iPod won’t detach.) iPod shuffle and iPod mini Because there’s no hard drive that can fidget when jostled, skipping isn’t a concern, making the iPod shuffle an ideal player for the active iPod owner. The included earbuds are Apple’s standard issue and, as such, may not be for those who demand both a comfortable fit and great sound from their headphones. The controls are responsive and reasonably intuitive given the lack of a display (though, as I mentioned earlier, it can be difficult to place the toggle switch on the back exactly where you want it on the first try). I wouldn’t mind seeing one more LED that makes the iPod’s actions a little clearer. But, given that the iPod shuffle was designed to be a “push play and put it away” device, most users won’t find its limited communication skills troubling. As has been typical of the last few iPod models, Apple has again underestimated playtime. The company claims at least 12 hours of playtime from a fully charged iPod shuffle. In tests where I pressed play and walked away (in other words, I didn’t touch the controls once playback began), my 512MB shuffle played for over 17 hours on a single charge. Impressive. Macworld’s Buying Advice To appreciate the iPod shuffle you must abandon some notions of what a music player must be. For example, if you demand that you be able to pick exactly the song you want to hear when you want to hear it, the iPod shuffle isn’t for you. Instead, the iPod shuffle is akin to a radio station that you’ve chosen because you appreciate the style of music it plays. You are the shuffle’s programmer and if you don’t care for what you hear, it’s because you haven’t programmed it properly. Unlike with other iPods, this means that you must put some thought into your playlists. Some people will find this burdensome and for those who do, Apple offers a load of other iPods that provide far greater freedom of musical choice. But I imagine that there are a lot of potential and current iPod owners who will appreciate the convenience of being able to easily throw a subset of their music collection on a $99 or $149 device that doesn’t skip, sounds good, and plays their favorite tunes with the press of a single button.
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lexx575 Feb 14, 2007
Post it on reviews
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patriotshater121 Feb 14, 2007
You know you can post this as a review right?
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Flaminfire Feb 14, 2007
Put this under as a"revieW" not a comment, and to save space, put down a key paragraph and give a link to the whole article, that way it doesnt take up too much space and get annoying.
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klawrence92 Feb 14, 2007
We already have 3 good reviews and i doubt anyone is gonna spend half an hour reading that lol
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yychang Feb 14, 2007
Good luck everybody and Happy V-Day!
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Knicks4life Feb 14, 2007
so who's watching ohio state at penn state?
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bluevic07 Feb 14, 2007
not me
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patriotshater121 Feb 14, 2007
not in for college sports too much. do watch the bowls, and the final four in collge football and college basketball, respectively
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phillies2626 Feb 14, 2007
i was...OSU went on a 14-0 run so i decided to stop watching
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mikeisme77 Feb 14, 2007
Three users? Wow! I could use one for my mom, so count me in!
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firefly_o0o8 Feb 14, 2007
any idol fans? for those who are spending vday at home tonight?
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twilliams75 Feb 14, 2007
yes and no, or i guess no and Yes
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wwpegg Feb 14, 2007
HERE
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jahinor Feb 14, 2007
in
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Jbolin19 Feb 14, 2007
This is so awesome, oh my god. Yes!
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bahui Feb 14, 2007
good deal
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venkatananth Feb 14, 2007
I love this iPod. I hope I will get it.
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r0dney Feb 14, 2007
Happy Valentines to you too DealsPlus.
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Cookie_Monster Feb 14, 2007
thank you
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patriotshater121 Feb 14, 2007
Why would anyone minus a review? I give up! I am sick of people just minussing comments for fun! I love this site, I love posting deals, I love the giveaways, but these random minusses don't make any sense! Does anyone share my opinion? I don't care if the comment score matters or not, it still bothers me!
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lexx575 Feb 14, 2007
Dont worry man Dealpl wii handle it trust me just enjoy your time here I also get random minuses but I know Dealpl will help me out dont worry.
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ujaas Feb 14, 2007
calm down and stop making comments like this that provoke minusing btw i plussed U
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bluevic07 Feb 14, 2007
true dat, any one who posts a review spent time to find a good one, and is never false/stupid becase its some1's opinion
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Knicks4life Feb 14, 2007
whats the deal with minueses and pluses? what do they do?
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patriotshater121 Feb 14, 2007
I know dealsplus will handle it, but some of the new members who don't know much jsut get a bad impression, AND they will also minus you.
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TheTrueMaster Feb 14, 2007
Relax patriotshater, when it comes time for judging, Vin and the other mods will know the difference between a good comment and a bad one, even if it has a lot of minuses. There's nothing to worry about, just keep up with your excellent job.
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lexx575 Feb 14, 2007
yeah man they work hard on those reviews so come on.
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Flaminfire Feb 14, 2007
Yea , and just because one user negatives it, doesnt matter. Theres still a 100 other users, who will plus it.
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lexx575 Feb 14, 2007
I thought your studying.
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Knicks4life Feb 14, 2007
all good reviews, i plussed all 3.
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klawrence92 Feb 14, 2007
yea the cnet review is always good so i dont know why u got minused but u got more plusses than minuses so its all good
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lexx575 Feb 14, 2007
anyone know a great Champagne
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firefly_o0o8 Feb 14, 2007
cheap champagne is always the best to me - Ballatore is great and only about $9.99 a bottle. Expenzive champagnes always taste too dry to me. http://www0.shopping.com/xPO-Ballatore_Spumante_DCHAM103~r-1~CLT-INTR~RFR-www.google.com
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lexx575 Feb 14, 2007
Thanks.
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deal Feb 14, 2007
Happy Valentines Day alll... grab your electrovolts ! =]
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dragonboyz1 Feb 14, 2007
I would like to win. So can my cuz enter too if it's on the same computer??
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Knicks4life Feb 14, 2007
yo cameron, how's it going. yea i'm talking to u cameron ross
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lexx575 Feb 14, 2007
yo knicks stink right.
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bluevic07 Feb 14, 2007
no they're much improved i like to say
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Knicks4life Feb 14, 2007
we're 23-30, gonna be 24-30 after tonight and we're gonna win the atlantic division baby. d-lee-4-president!
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bluevic07 Feb 14, 2007
if he plays D
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Knicks4life Feb 14, 2007
Steven A. Smith...is that you???
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rollacorolla Feb 14, 2007
in for 1
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puppyshy82 Feb 14, 2007
in for one!
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dj1106 Feb 14, 2007
Happy Valentines Day!
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Flaminfire Feb 14, 2007
Time for hw, then beauty and the geek finale? I think its today! Well ill check back later tonight for the winners, i think there are gonna be some happy campers today!
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dpholic Feb 14, 2007
Thanks DP.
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swarn Feb 14, 2007
great!!!!!!!!
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lexx575 Feb 14, 2007
Whos likes the snow on V-Day.
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pokerface Feb 14, 2007
Yes Another Chance! Happy Valentines Day! i have been posting deals commenting and joinign groups to stay active Good Luck Every One!
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bluevic07 Feb 14, 2007
pocket rockets eh?
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lexx575 Feb 14, 2007
man tis is wonderful.
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Breex243 Feb 14, 2007
in !
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seankleinschmidt Feb 14, 2007
sweet!
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goodscottyds Feb 14, 2007
raiders rock
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Knicks4life Feb 14, 2007
JET 4 LIFE BABY
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ujaas Feb 14, 2007
Nice Three Users! Good Luck Every1 Happy Valentines Day!
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