Best Buy partners with Instacart to offer expanded same-day delivery
Best Buy Co. is partnering with Instacart, a nationwide grocery delivery company, to offer same-day delivery of products from nearly all its Best Buy stores.Shoppers will be able to use Instacart to buy a wide range of items from Best Buy, including laptops, TVs and small appliances, Instacart said Tuesday.Best Buy has previously been making deliveries with its own employees in some markets and recently began working with Shipt, the delivery unit of Target Corp., for similar services.“As people settle into remote work and distance learning routines, we’ve seen increased demand for the same-day...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Pandemic creates longer waits for home appliances
ATLANTA — Just a few weeks after closing on a new home in East Atlanta, Amy Miller and her husband decided to purchase a new washer and dryer. They ordered a top load washing machine and a dryer from Home Depot in mid-September, expecting the appliances to be delivered about a week after their scheduled move-in. But upon completing the order, they learned the appliances would take almost a month to get to their new home.“When those dates came up, I was like are you kidding me?” Miller said. “I was taken aback. I was like how do they expect us to wash our clothes?”Appliances are just one of man...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Tech Q&A: Finding the source of Wi-Fi electronic interference
Q: I use a three-year-old Chromebook on a secure home Wi-Fi network. Recently, the Chromebook has been getting disconnected from the internet every day about 4:45 p.m. After I unplug and plug in the router, the internet works again. This doesn’t happen with either my laptop or tablet computer. What’s wrong?— Ken Burrows, Colorado Springs, Colo.A: Given the clocklike precision of your Wi-Fi outage, I think it’s caused by outside electronic interference from another Wi-Fi network, a gadget or a home appliance that turns on at a specific time every day — either inside your house or at a neighbor’...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Appliances for our current needs
SHORTAGES have hit all kinds of major appliances in the US. I read somewhere that this woman has to wait two months for her new refrigerator and her old one is broken and can’t be repaired anymore. It’s that bad. It appears that the Covid-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on appliance supply and demand.A local home retailer has announced that 40 percent of its sales for the second quarter has been attributed to appliances. Staying home for nearly most of the year has made us look at our home appliances and see which ones need to be replaced and/or upgraded.The Covid-19 pandemic crisis has indeed b...
After 71 years, their marriage — and that wedding gift of a toaster — endure
SEATTLE — It was after 3 p.m. and the breakfast dishes had long been put away, but Gloria Witt was happy to make toast. She almost had to.She and her husband, Frank, had spent the last hour talking about their toaster, a 1949 Sunbeam T-20 model; a two-slicer so shiny you can see yourself in it.That’s all it was, really — a reliable appliance — until their daughter, Margaret, took a photo of the couple on their 71st wedding anniversary last month, and had them hold the toaster between them. It had been a wedding gift.But unlike so many that had been spent, lost or broken, this one had been with...
The Seattle Times