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shopping Service #209279
11/16/2019 09:25 PM
11/16/2019 09:25 PM
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Southport, North Carolina, US
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What was the shopping service that delivered groceries to your room before you arrived? Does she also rent cell phones and drops them off to your room?


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Re: shopping Service [Re: candj] #209282
11/16/2019 10:06 PM
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Shop n Drop Grocery - Jeannie Gee. I had a delivery on my arrival day earlier this week, and it's a wonderful service.

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Re: shopping Service [Re: candj] #209283
11/16/2019 11:43 PM
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She no longer rents cell phones. Best to just purchase a cheap SXM phone or get a chippie sim card for your unlocked phone.



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Re: shopping Service [Re: islandgem] #209292
11/17/2019 07:25 AM
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Originally Posted by islandgem
She no longer rents cell phones. Best to just purchase a cheap SXM phone or get a chippie sim card for your unlocked phone.


Where's the best place to buy an inexpensive SXM phone? Cost? Thx.

Re: shopping Service [Re: CaribJoe] #209298
11/17/2019 08:47 AM
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Originally Posted by CaribJoe
Originally Posted by islandgem
She no longer rents cell phones. Best to just purchase a cheap SXM phone or get a chippie sim card for your unlocked phone.


Where's the best place to buy an inexpensive SXM phone? Cost? Thx.

I bought one in March at Boolchands electronics in town. Around $100+/- depending on what you want. SIM card is $18-$30, depending on where you buy and that includes about $10 in credit at 15 cents per minute.


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Re: shopping Service [Re: ruralcarrier] #209301
11/17/2019 08:53 AM
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We bought ours on island also, as we weren't sure if our phone from before Irma would work, and it did not. The same phones can be had online at home for around half the price.


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Re: shopping Service [Re: Carol_Hill] #209305
11/17/2019 09:01 AM
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I checked the one I bought back in March and it was virtually the same price, online at home or here. I know when I was looking around here the prices varied a lot depending on the store. Amazon is currently $85 for what I bought and I paid $95 for it here in March. The prices drop as new models are introduced. Like any other purchase here, know your prices going in. Blue Point and some of the small electronic stores were as much as $50 higher.

BTW, I scored a really nice Cotes du Rhone at Market Garden yesterday for under $9. Their prices seem to be better than what I remember. Probably still better prices out there but it is convenient. The small store on the corner near Horny Toad used to have decent beer prices but they are way off the charts now and not busy.


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Re: shopping Service [Re: ruralcarrier] #209311
11/17/2019 09:30 AM
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OK. The one we bought was more down island than here. Other than for something really quick, I don't remember when the last time was that we visited Market Garden. For French wines, Super U or Leader Price has by far the best prices.


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Re: shopping Service [Re: CaribJoe] #209313
11/17/2019 09:53 AM
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Tech Hub on Bush Road just inside the Carrefour was where I bought mine for a very good price and they offer excellent service.



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Re: shopping Service [Re: islandgem] #209316
11/17/2019 10:40 AM
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I just replaced the one I "thought" I had lost (first purchased at Blue Point $100) and bought it at the UTS/Chippie store in town. It was $100 there as well (and a newer version). The SIM was only $10 to replace (had minutes and $$ on the old one still which they transferred).

For convenience I didn't care if I paid $10 more than the US or another tech store.


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Re: shopping Service [Re: ruralcarrier] #209337
11/17/2019 08:06 PM
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Southport, North Carolina, US
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Originally Posted by ruralcarrier
Originally Posted by CaribJoe
Originally Posted by islandgem
She no longer rents cell phones. Best to just purchase a cheap SXM phone or get a chippie sim card for your unlocked phone.


Where's the best place to buy an inexpensive SXM phone? Cost? Thx.

I bought one in March at Boolchands electronics in town. Around $100+/- depending on what you want. SIM card is $18-$30, depending on where you buy and that includes about $10 in credit at 15 cents per minute.


Where can we buy the SIM cards?


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Re: shopping Service [Re: candj] #209351
11/18/2019 05:20 AM
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Many of the smaller groceries have them as does the UTS offices, Mailbox and some of the electronics stores. I got mine at the UTS store, they installed it and made sure it was activated and I think it was $18.

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Re: shopping Service [Re: jazzgal] #209361
11/18/2019 07:25 AM
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Originally Posted by jazzgal
Shop n Drop Grocery - Jeannie Gee. I had a delivery on my arrival day earlier this week, and it's a wonderful service.

LINK


Are you staying at Divi? I just emailed her about getting delivery at Divi.

Re: shopping Service [Re: candj] #209367
11/18/2019 07:59 AM
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I got a Chippie sim card a few years ago, and just put it in my old smartphone when I upgrade.

Re: shopping Service [Re: GaKaye] #209373
11/18/2019 08:50 AM
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Originally Posted by GaKaye
I got a Chippie sim card a few years ago, and just put it in my old smartphone when I upgrade.


This is what I was going to say.

I don't think you have to go to the expense of buying a phone for $100.

After we stopped renting one, We used one of ours, that wasn't locked, and bought a SIM.

On our last visit, we just used WIFI.

Re: shopping Service [Re: lcote] #209407
11/18/2019 09:16 PM
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Originally Posted by lcote
Originally Posted by jazzgal
Shop n Drop Grocery - Jeannie Gee. I had a delivery on my arrival day earlier this week, and it's a wonderful service.

LINK


Are you staying at Divi? I just emailed her about getting delivery at Divi.


No, I am at Horny Toad this trip.


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