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    Thursday
    Jul042019

    Dick's Gadget Warehouse & How to Submit Your Viewer Video On Any Gadget!

    It's the 40th Anniversary of the first Sony Walkman..and I own one of the them. So I returned to Dick's Gadget Warehouse to pick it tup. Yes, it's the Sony Walkman Cassette Player TPS-L2 as featured in the Guardians in the Galaxy. I'm sure it's because of that wildly popular show that the price of them on eBay is quite high. I saw two for an asking price of $500, and one with an asking price of $625.00. They're used mainly because they're 40 years old. Mine does not work, but if you're handy, there's a belt repair kit on eBay for under $10. It cost about $200 in 1979. $200 in 1979 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $705.63 in 2019, a difference of $505.63 over 40 years, according to an Internet calculator.

    Here's a video of mine:

    Giz Wiz Warehouse Video: https://youtu.be/l2WQxcw-eH0

    And from Sony, to celebrate 40 years of personal music devices – here's a look at all the various Sony music players with a lot of failed memory systems from the past 40 years!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=54&v=YH2T94XWqck   

    See or hear this show: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1734

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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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 can email 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

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    Letter of the week:

    Hey guys

    This is a must have for all travelers, maybe you & Chad could get a set, & do a review.

    https://www.touchofmodern.com/sales/tach-luggage-353d39de-aa0a-4616-b8f9-e21f4067935e?open=1&auth=b054ff978f8b9058a71d824ecf1bcf7afecd23ec&esp=sendgrid&open=1&sid=0ca6c91a-bcf2-4feb-8824-01fe9c4eaf91&utm_campaign=45505&utm_content=6&utm_medium=email&utm_source=tomomailer&utm_term=https://www.touchofmodern.com/sales/tach-luggage-353d39de-aa0a-4616-b8f9-e21f4067935e?open=1

    Minute video from the company: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=56&v=wOaYeMkt55U

    Mo

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