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Leaf Lease Lessons Learned


The title is a tongue twister but it is not as hard as getting a new Nissan Leaf. I thought I was good at getting a new car but I still messed up a bit this time. I was quick and efficient, i.e. I sent out the price inquiry email one day, and next day went to the dealership, did the test drive and got the car. However I was not well prepared, got an unexpected price increase and a couple other surprises. I am sharing everything about getting a Nissan Leaf (either lease or purchase), so that you will do better than me. I hope this video will save you time and money.

It is easier if you make a cash purchase because you only need to the compare out-door price. For electrical vehicle, there are some good reasons to lease, but then there are more variables to compare, thus you need to watch this video. I will talk about what feature/option you should get, how to compare the prices/terms, energy rebates, caveat, VPP pricing etc.

Tags
Nissan Leaf
S Model
EV
Electrical Vehicle
Car Buying
Leasing
Car Dealership
Save Time
Save Money
$7500 Fed Tax Credit
$2500 State (California)
participating charge station
Discount PG&E Off-peak rate discounts
Quick Charge Port
fees
down payment
VPP Price
Nissan Employees
Business Associate Company Employees
D Plan
Online excel sheet company code
Online email code
Nissan Employees
NNA and Affiliate Company Employees
A/B/C Plan
Dealership Employees
E Plan
Free metered parking in San Jose
Nissan No Charge to Charge Program
Carpool sticker

Check out my previous new car buying tips:
http://youtu.be/NIY4qTu9e4Q

Part 2, Google Voice Shutdown 3rd Party VoIP Interface

Part 2, Google Voice Shutdown 3rd Party VoIP Interface

This is a follow up of the first video, nothing has changed from Google, so you still need to act. Google Voice is going to shutdown the XMPP VoIP interface for 3rd party products such as ATA (for example Obihai device) or GrooVeIP app. This will happen after May 15, 2014. So at minimum you need to do something about it because after that date those 3rd party products will not be working.
While Google voice is still free through other interfaces, this will cause some inconvenience. The goal is to have free or very cheap voice services.
The first video is here:  http://fetv.com/google-voice-shutdown-3rd-party-voip-interface/

Short Layered Self Haircut Experiments & Mistakes To Avoid

Short Layered Self Haircut Experiments & Mistakes To Avoid

This is my first attempt at a self haircut. I hope by sharing my experiments, it would save you time and mistakes. My advice to the first timer:
1. Perform multiple rounds of experiments first: for example, first set 19mm as your target length to experiment once, and then set 16mm as your target to redo the same process. Once you have perfected the process, and you may then cut to the desired length. In this video I went as far as I could so that I could do more experiments.
2. It is pretty hard to control the amount of force you apply when you are cutting your own hair. If your trimmer has multiple thickness settings, the setting may slip if you apply too much force, which may result in unexpected hair cutting. You can use tape to hold the setting in place.
3. A mirror system is also important for the final trimming. In this video I have only used a single mirror, next video I will be showing a super easy setup dual mirror system.
4. Next video I will be showing guaranteed tapered final trimming.

How to Use Chopstick To Open A Wine Bottle

How to Use Chopstick To Open A Wine Bottle? Very easy and fast.

Please use the comment section below to share what is your favorite way to open the bottle.

A more comprehensive wine bottle technique can be found here:
http://iadviser.com/10-ways-open-wine-bottle/

http://youtu.be/HBAplGvFaJE

5 Ways To Unclog Toilet Using Garden Hose

5 Ways To Unclog Toilet Using Garden Hose

5 Ways To Unclog Toilet Using Garden Hose. Obvious the best is just to use the hose as a snake, but it is also fun to experiment with other options, if one option does not work, you may combine it with other options.

A. Solid
1. act as auger or snake

B. Liquid (Pump water)
5. connect to water supply: careful (flood)

C. Gas (Pump Air)
2. compressor
3. mouth
4. Soda bottle (Bob Syringe)

10 Ways To Open A Wine Bottle

10 Ways To Open A Wine Bottle

If you don’t have a corkscrew, there are still many possible different ways to open a wine bottle. I classify various methods into 3 categories. Which one of the 10 ways is easier, safer & available? To save you the time, I review 10 different ways to open the bottle, make a few experiments to verify that they are working and compare the merits & effectiveness.

Toward the end of the video, at time 8:09 I will present the top ranking of the 10 methods. My chopstick method is the winner because it is usually available & easy to use although it has its limitations. The limitations of other methods are also discussed.

We can never skip fun in any video, if you want to impress your friends at the party and if your cork is inside the bottle, I will show you a way to take the cork out.

Please use the comment section below to share what is your favorite way to open the bottle.

Google Voice Shutdown 3rd Party VoIP Interface

Google Voice Shutdown 3rd Party VoIP Interface

Google Voice is going to shutdown the XMPP VoIP interface for 3rd party products such as ATA (for example Obihai device) or GrooVeIP apps. This will happen after May 15, 2014. So at minimum you need to do something about it because after that date those 3rd party products will not be working.
While Google voice is still free, this will cause some inconvenience. At the end of this video, I will give you one solution. Since we still have some time before May 20014, this video will focus on the big picture such as what is Google Voice, what is VoIP and how do they work. If needed, I will compare different alternatives in another video. The goal is to have free or very cheap voice services. This video also is a good starting point for people who want to cut the phone cord, stop paying your phone bill and move to something free or cheaper.