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Give it 5 Minutes

There are two things in this world that take no skill: 1. Spending other people’s money and 2. Dismissing an idea. Dismissing an idea is so easy because it doesn’t involve any work. You can scoff at it. You can ignore it. You can puff some smoke at it. That’s easy. The hard thing to do is protect it, think about it, let it marinate, explore it, riff on it, and try it. The right idea could start out life as the wrong idea. So next time you hear something, or someone, talk about an idea, pitch an idea, or suggest an idea, give it five minutes. Think about it a little bit before pushing back, before saying it’s too hard or it’s too much work. Those things may be true, but there may be another truth in there too: It may be worth it.

Refund Please

Just came across another great Lifehacker article titled Track Amazon’s 30-day refund guarantee with Refund Please.

Apparently, similar to some other stores, if the price of an item you purchased from Amazon.com drops within 30 days of the purchase date, Amazon.com will credit you the difference in price. This is great for anyone who shops on Amazon.com except that checking the price on a daily basis can become quite a pain.

Enter Refund Please – a site that checks the price of the item you purchased daily and sends you a message if the price drops and also includes the relevant links and information on how to claim your credit. I’ll try and use Refund Please for some of my most recent Amazon.com purchases but am also curious about Price Protectr – a site that offers a very similar service but covers purchases from Amazon.com, Backcountry.com, Best Buy, Circuit City, Costco, Future Shop, Jenson USA, Office Max, Sears and Target.