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Old 05-29-2013, 06:12 AM   #61
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Also saw a sweet ass silver yota this morning with a camper top... didnt see a TW sticker but mayb hes on here, or will join cause he saw my sticker...
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Old 05-29-2013, 02:24 PM   #62
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When I was looking for a Tacoma it was cheaper to buy new versus used plus get a new truck w full warranty. I also found my best deal at clearwater toyota.
Same thing with me new was the way to go & they had the best deal. They also had the best deal when we bought my wife's Camry.

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Clearwater was a bunch of assholes to me, and ended up walking me out... i got mine at autoway toyota in st pete... Delt with Andre who is in fleet sales and i didnt have to talk to anyone else and he didnt need to get "approvals" for prices... Best car deal ever, called him, told him what i wanted. he found it and i drove down the next day, signed the papers and left.
They were good us when we bought my Tacoma & my wife's Camry. When Autoway was Sutherland Toyota I bought my 94 pickup new from them.
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Old 06-06-2013, 02:54 PM   #63
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Hey Tampa folks.....leaving Texas on the 12th to arrive at the new place on the 14th. Looking for advice for Hd cable/internet service. Brighthouse vs. Verizon Fios in the area? Which one is better?
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Old 06-06-2013, 03:11 PM   #64
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Hey Tampa folks.....leaving Texas on the 12th to arrive at the new place on the 14th. Looking for advice for Hd cable/internet service. Brighthouse vs. Verizon Fios in the area? Which one is better?
Depends on what you're looking for. This is just my experience, but Fios has been much more reliable for me for internet (plus is generally smokes Brighthouse internet speed-wise), but I've also found Fios TV's on-screen menus to take a lot longer to load than Brighthouse did. It has been a few years since I had Brighthouse, but I prefer Fios overall. Your mileage may vary.

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Old 06-06-2013, 04:32 PM   #65
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Depends on what you're looking for. This is just my experience, but Fios has been much more reliable for me for internet (plus is generally smokes Brighthouse internet speed-wise), but I've also found Fios TV's on-screen menus to take a lot longer to load than Brighthouse did. It has been a few years since I had Brighthouse, but I prefer Fios overall. Your mileage may vary.

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Hey thanks a lot! Looking for reasonable internet speed to run a common household wireless network ie. ipad, phones, router, etc. But more importantly is the hd tv service. I'm weigh more heavily the ease of user interface and the ability to have multiple set top boxes throughout the house and back porch for sporting events, etc. Also DVR ability is high.

Tks for the info and any additional as well!
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Old 06-06-2013, 04:51 PM   #66
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Spring Hill area, when I'm home! Looking to buy at AutoNation in Pinellas Co. if anyone has experience there, or could recommend in the area.
When I bought my '13 I went through the USAA auto buying program and Autonation was one of their dealers. I remember they wouldn't budge at all on their price, maybe like 1500 off MSRP or something like that.

I ended up going to Courtesy Toyota in Brandon and got a decent deal on my trade and price of the Taco. I talked to Steve Blank at Courtesy since they came with a quote of 3k off MSRP out the gate. I was able to get the price a little lower than that and the buying process was easy with little back-and-forth haggling.
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Old 06-06-2013, 04:55 PM   #67
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Hey thanks a lot! Looking for reasonable internet speed to run a common household wireless network ie. ipad, phones, router, etc. But more importantly is the hd tv service. I'm weigh more heavily the ease of user interface and the ability to have multiple set top boxes throughout the house and back porch for sporting events, etc. Also DVR ability is high.

Tks for the info and any additional as well!
I have Brighthouse and it's pretty decent but technology wise FiOS is superior. I have their digital cable/internet/phone combo and it's only like $120 OTD after taxes and what not. Their basic internet is only 10Mbps so if you're a big downloader you would have to pay more than I do for more bandwidth. 10M works fine for me and I have no problem steaming HD Netflix with it. I've never had any issues with them but your mileage will vary with your service area (I'm in S. Tampa).

I'm running Tivo so I can't speak much for their DVR service. I think they are doing the whole home DVR thing now but not sure.
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Old 06-06-2013, 06:24 PM   #68
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Hey Tampa folks.....leaving Texas on the 12th to arrive at the new place on the 14th. Looking for advice for Hd cable/internet service. Brighthouse vs. Verizon Fios in the area? Which one is better?
I would like to help but fios isn't available in my area. Like fizzlebag I have the brighthouse combo, the internet works pretty good with 2 laptops, a tablet, ipad & my son's Xbox. The hd cable is pretty good for the most part but it does have its up & downs.
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:23 PM   #69
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Great feedback guys, tks so much for taking the time to chime in. (sorry for hijacking the thread as well Probably going to stick with Brighthouse as it's more cost friendly
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Old 06-06-2013, 08:36 PM   #70
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Great feedback guys, tks so much for taking the time to chime in. (sorry for hijacking the thread as well Probably going to stick with Brighthouse as it's more cost friendly
That works, especially if your priority is on the tv part of the equation (I thought Brighthouse did the TV stuff a little better than Verizon). However, if you start having issues with loosing your internet connection and have to call out the techs to fix it and they tell you that your signal is weak (often with the suggestion of getting a booster or amplifier)...switch to Fios. That was my experience with Brighthouse and I've never had that sort of issue with Fios. I've lost a router or two over the years to electrical fluctuations and Verizon sent me a new one with no issues, but other than that, it's been a pretty solid service.
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Old 06-07-2013, 04:44 AM   #71
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That works, especially if your priority is on the tv part of the equation (I thought Brighthouse did the TV stuff a little better than Verizon). However, if you start having issues with loosing your internet connection and have to call out the techs to fix it and they tell you that your signal is weak (often with the suggestion of getting a booster or amplifier)...switch to Fios. That was my experience with Brighthouse and I've never had that sort of issue with Fios. I've lost a router or two over the years to electrical fluctuations and Verizon sent me a new one with no issues, but other than that, it's been a pretty solid service.
Great, tks! Yea it seems that's the services are hit and miss depending on location. I'm in the Westchase area so I may try BH and see how it goes. If I see those issues then I'll make the switch.

Tks again guys!
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Great, tks! Yea it seems that's the services are hit and miss depending on location. I'm in the Westchase area so I may try BH and see how it goes. If I see those issues then I'll make the switch.

Tks again guys!
No problem. Glad I could offer some input. West Chase? That's not especially far from where I am in Forest Hills. Maybe we'll spot each other now and then.

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Old 06-07-2013, 05:40 AM   #73
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Southern Tampa Bay here.

I live in Ellenton and work in Sarasota/Bradenton area.
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Old 06-07-2013, 07:08 AM   #74
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Looking forward to seeing you guys out and about! Appreciate the welcome!
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anybody interested in getting together for a mini meet or something sunday the 16th?

more tampa members the better
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We'll see how much carnage happens at Hard Rock (edit: later today). Assuming I don't grenade something important, I might be up for a little sojourn to Richloam or something.
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:12 AM   #79
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Do any of my Tampa Peeps know someone who paints boats on the cheap... im trying to save for a wedding and the boat i bought an am peicing together could use a pj.


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new to clearwater

hey guys i just got stationed in clearwater been here about 4 weeks now, and moved from WA. Any good shops in the area or have you guys had any meets lately?
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