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    Chad's Crappy Corner & His New Theme For July, 2018

    Chad polled our loyal patreons to vote on his new theme for July. The winner for his Crappy Corner is "Cheap Gadgets On Clearance Sale"! Whoa, who doesn't like that theme!

    Chad's first Cheap Clearance gadget is the iSmart Outdoor Security Camera.

    It turns out this security camera was so-so or as Chad put it: “One of the less crappy of the crappy gadgets.” But it turns out that there is no current way to buy it. After the show when I ask Chad for a link, he emailed back:


    “Hey Dick, there’s no link to the camera. I couldn’t find a way to buy it online anywhere! I bought it at an old Micro Center in Dallas. It was in a random bin on clearance!”


    However, you must watch Chad's spot on this show. With the help of the chat room, it seems iSmart is still selling cameras. What cameras? The Wyze cams we've talked about in weeks past. The one that Chad found selling brand new for $20 + $7 shipping), and loved. And the tilt and pan version I bought brand new for $37.00 ($30+ $7 shipping) and loved. Except they're on line for 3 and 4 times that price. They look EXACTLY the same, but they're not branded Wyze!! Trust me, watch the spot. It's fascinating.


    Almost $100 here: https://www.ismartalarm.com/spot


    $27 here: https://www.wyzecam.com/


    If you live near a Microcenter you might find one like Chad bought in stock, but it's not available online:




    See or hear this episode: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1682


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