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    Dick's Gadget Warehouse & How to Submit Your Viewer Video.

    Our viewer video this week arrived with this email:

    Hi Dick and Chad,


    This is my Gadget Warehouse submission for a gadget called the Olympia Soundbug. As I said in the video, "it's not great, but it's interesting," which sounds like the perfect Gadget Warehouse criteria to me.




    Ben Avecilla


    Thanks guys. I love the show, keep up the great work!


    See or hear this episode: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1678   


    We’d love to include your video in an upcoming Giz Wiz Show, so here's what we're looking for! Your home shot video – 2 to 3 minutes long, in any of the following categories: 


    I bought a piece of crap: Did you buy something you ended up hating? We won't get you a refund, but we might be able to give a platform to vent your disappointment. Remember, "family friendly" language applies.


    I invented this! Did you invent something? (Or did a friend or relative invent something.) We can't market it for you, but we can help get the word out. Show us what it is, and how it works. Even if it's a prototype, you can get our (and the audience) reactions. No professional ads please.


    My Gadget Warehouse: Okay, so you don't have a warehouse. It doesn't matter. Just tell us about your favorite old gadget(s). When and where you bought it, and why you're still hanging on to it.


    My Favorite Gadget (favorite old, or favorite new): Show us what it is, tell us what it does and why you love, or loved it! It can be a new gadget you just bought too.


    Post them on YouTube and send us the link! We'll do the rest. (Or possibly nothing, but that's unlikely.) Remember, videos should be just 2 to 3 minutes long! Low production value is fine, but we should be able to hear you and see you! If we select and show your video on The Giz Wiz you’ll earn a tiny amount of fame (hopefully). And if you live in the US, you'll also get an autographed 35-year-old Alfred E. Neuman picture and a MAD surprise (most likely the current issue of MAD.) But no matter where you live, I canemail an autographed to you Alfred E. Neuman photo if we show your video. Just print it out, frame it, or just hang it up and no one will know it's a copy. We've tested it out and fans say they look terrific!

    All show submissions go to mail@gizwiz.tv




    Letter of the week: 


    From: Adam Jakowenko 


    Subject: Re: My favorite gadget


    Just thought I'd let you guys know that the Oxo mouthwash dispenser I sent a video about a few weeks ago is down to only $9.99 on Amazon! I'm so glad I waited to buy a bunch of them as Christmas gifts...I just went on a shopping spree now that it's basically 10 bucks. Also, I thought I'd add a little tip in case you weren't familiar with Honey Chrome extension. The way I found out that the price had dropped to $10 was the "Honey" extension, which integrates itself into the Amazon page for any product (see attached screenshot) and shows you not only the price history of the product (so you can see historically what the prices were) but also lets you subscribe to price drop notifications, which Honey will monitor for 60 days for you. You can set the notification preferences, and then Honey will email you as soon as it sees the price go down. So a couple days ago I got an email from Honey saying the price had dropped to $9.99 and I went right to Amazon to buy a bunch of them. Note that because Amazon prices can fluctuate day to day (or sometimes even more often than that), it's possible that by the time you see your Honey notification the Amazon price has gone back up. This has happened to me once or twice, but by and large it works great as long as you check your email at least once or twice a day. In this case, the mouthwash dispenser has been down to $9.99 for over 4 days and counting, so maybe this is the new regular price.


    Link below of how to use Honey with Amazon. Can I use Honey on Amazon? - Honey  

    From the Giz Wiz: Unfortunately the $9.99 price is over. It lasted about a week. But that Honey app can inform you if it drops again once you install it and tell it your preferences.  


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