Reviews of trading in your PS4 to GameStop and getting store credits

Due to the pandemic, the game market has been hot since last year as people work at home or take classes at home.

How can you explain why the PS5(PlayStation 5), released last year, is still difficult to buy? Even when an advertisement for sale appeared, I saw the scene of waiting with chairs and tents prepared in front of the store from the day before.

I had a hard time purchasing the PS5, so I woke up early in the morning after seeing an advertisement saying it was going to be sold on Target, and after clicking several times through the online store, I was finally able to order.

I bought the PS4(PlayStation 4) at full price and used it for several years, but even the PS4 is still hot in the market. I was just thinking about selling it on eBay, but I decided to sell it at a GameStop close to my house, and I kept checking the cash price on the Game Stop online site every day.

When it reached $220, which I thought was the best because the trade-in value is different every day, I put it in a box and visited the store.

When I went to the store, the staff gave me another option. They offered $220 in cash or $325 in GameStop Store credit. I chose store credit. And I just bought a PS5 controller, and I still have over $200 in credit.

At GameStop, not only Game Consoles and games, but also electronic devices such as tablets, smartphones, and smart watches can be traded in.

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Amazon announces new Echo Show 15 in the US

Starting with the 2nd generation of the Echo Dot, various products such as the Echo Show 5, 8, and 10 series are currently in use.

I bought smart bulbs when they were on sale, Echo-products started to increase more and more. I used Alexa’s Routines function to turn on the outdoor garage door light or the light in front of the door automatically 10 minutes before the sun goes down. It is very convenient because it is set by the routine function to automatically turn off 30 minutes before it rises.

Whenever I upgraded to a new Echo product, Amazon gave me a 30% discount on the purchase of a new product if I returned the Echo product I was using, and I received the trade-in value of the Echo product as a gift card balance.

When you first place an order for a new product, and then receive the product, you can put the product you want to trade in into any box, print a shipping label from your Amazon account, attach it to the box, and bring it to the UPS store.

The Echo Show 15, which is scheduled to be released this time, made me want to buy it again. The large 15.6-inch screen seems to be a great advantage in that you can view each function at once on the home screen.

Also, with Netflix and YouTube available in the latest Echo Show series, bigger screens are becoming more and more attractive.

Being able to set the screen display horizontally or vertically is a big advantage.

Although the release date has not been set yet, if the trade-in value of the existing Echo is good and it is additionally discounted by 30% or more, I will be very happy to purchase it right away.

The price is the same as the Echo Show 10 2nd gen at $249.99.

Alexa Echo Flex motion detect sensor with routine

This motion detection sensor is working great most of time to sense the motion and triggering the assigned action in Alexa routine.

For example, you can turn on any smart light without hesitation to set it in the routine. you can trigger the action by motion detection as when in routine section that you can find out your echo flex and select as motion detection simply.

So far so good  and you will be proud by yourself rather than you  have to say “Alexa, turn on the XXXX light” which you have to say to Echo show or Alexa device to turn on the smart light previously before you have the echo flex. After you got the echo flex with motion sensor, you don’t have to say it to echo device what to do anymore which the trigger is now echo flex sensor than you are saying to echo.

Then now you are looking for many upgrade routine from now on. For example, you would like to turn off the light automatically after you turn on the right by motion sensor. This would be easy guess that everyone can think about it.

The best thing can be the routine should be able to take some basic if-else condition so that if the smart light is on and sensor is triggering then turn off the smart light. So that it will be turn on the light when it senses first and the second sensing will turn off the light automatically.

But this will work for most of home based routine but it won’t be true to have this workflow and by second sensing it doesn’t want to be turn off the light because there could be multiple people will be coming into same room within similar time which has one single echo flex sensor.

It is funny to meet all situations and turn on/off the smart light in right way with current limited routine set in Alexa. I think amazon team know about this already but I don’t think they can treat all normal educated people as experienced logic programmers.

And I have found multiple weird way or not simple way to cover turn on or off the device as below;

  1. No motion detection in different routine.  This is kind of working as you can imagine what could be done. But it will need additional routine which you will have many many routine to make your home more smarter in your Alexa app home 🙂 What you have to do is you have to select the echo flex sensor as a trigger and select the option as no motion detection and select the duration as what you need to have.But as long as you have select the duration that is more than 00 then this function is not working and your device will be turned on forever as I have tested now (3/6/2021). What you can fix this issue is you have to set the duration as 0 as above and add another action for wait before you call turn off the device action.

    Basically you are moving duration to wait action. What a waste of your time to set this simple routine!  But as long as it is working as what you have intended, it is still good to make your home to be smarter.

  2. This second option doesn’t need two routines but the device is not working well time goes by. What I meant is it is working fine as soon as I have set a routine but few days later it won’t work at all especially for some smart lights.  It ended up the routine can’t turn off the light or turn on the light in either way.Anyway what you have to do for this routine is you can put wait action right after turn on the device. Then it will wait as you have defined in the wait action then follow up on remain action that will turn off the device in the same routine.

    This looks simple and clean than 2 routines that has motion detection and non-detection but the routine execution are buggy and messy and ends up the smart light bulbs are not working well.

So I have spent certain time which shouldn’t be since this should be easier for normal people who doesn’t have any IT experience. But it took me some time for me to find out above cases which I am in IT field more than 20 years.

The last major tournament of the year, the US Open just started – ESPN App

Since March 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, tennis clubs have closed their indoor courts and have been unable to play tennis even on outdoor courts.

After a few months, only single games were allowed on the outdoor courts, but after a while, double games were allowed.

Many ATP and WTA matches have been canceled in 2020, and major tournaments are slowly being held again from 2021 this year.

This year’s ATP major tournaments are also being held safely, and the tennis players showed good performances at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which was postponed for a year due to the corona virus.

And finally, the last major tournament of the year, the US Open, started today.

Nadal and Federer will not participate in this tournament. The number one seed, Djokovic, won all major tournaments this year, including the Australian Open, French Open, and Wimbledon, bringing the total number of major championships to 20.

As a result, Nadal, Federer, and Djokovic were the three players to win 20 major championships.

If Djokovic wins the US Open, the last major of the year, he will set a record of winning 21 majors.

Men’s Top seeds are as follows :

  1. Novak Djokovic (34, Serbia)
  2. Daniil Medvedev (25, Russia)
  3. Stefanos Tsitsipas (23, Greece)
  4. Alexander Zverev (24, Germany)
  5. Andrey Rublev (23, Russia)
  6. Matteo Berrettini (25, Italy)
  7. Denis Shapovalov (22, Canada)
  8. Casper Ruud (22, Norway)
  9. Pablo Carreno Busta (30, Spain)
  10. Hubert Hurkacz (24, Poland)

Women’s Top seeds are as follows:

  1. Ashleigh Barty (25, Australia)
  2. Aryna Sabalenka (23, Belarus)
  3. Naomi Osaka (23, Japan)
  4. Karolina Pliskova (29, Czech Republic)
  5. Elina Svitolina (26, Ukraine)
  6. Bianca Andreescu (21, Canada)
  7. Iga Swiatek (20, Poland)
  8. Barbora Krejcikova (25, Czech Republic)
  9. Garbiñe Muguruza (27, Spain)
  10. Petra Kvitova (31, Czech Republic)

This year’s US Open will be held from August 30 to September 12 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. (Flushing Meadow Corona Park, Flushing NY 11368)

To watch the game in the US, if your cable TV includes an ESPN channel, you can download the ESPN app and enter your TV provider login information to broadcast all court games, so you can watch the game of the player you want. Of course, you can watch it on PC as well.(

For some games, ESPN+ marks require an additional fee, and the price is $6.99 per month and $69.99 per year.

Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster, and the schedule and purchase link are as follows.

US Open official website :

Health Check Required
The Event Organizer is requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination to attend this event. Please check their website for details.

Health and Safety Guidelines
Per current New York City Executive Orders, over the age of 12 must present proof of at least 1 dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in order to enter the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center and Arthur Ashe Stadium. As such, the Event Organizer requires fans agree to the terms below, and to agree to comply with any other additional health and safety protocols that may be required for entry to, and while at, the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, prior to ticket purchases & event entry. Please note these confirmations will apply to all members of your party before they are allowed to enter the event and to any users of the tickets purchased by you. By purchasing tickets for this event, I confirm that at the time of the event I will have received 1 dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and will comply with any other additional health and safety protocols that may be required for entry to, and while at, the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center . Without limitation of the foregoing, mask wearing will be encouraged while indoors, such as retail shops, and may be required in certain locations. Should the City of New York’s mandatory COVID-19 health guidelines change, an updated notification will be sent prior to the event date.

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