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Starr Labs - How to Get a Refund of an iTar Preorder

I preordered Starr Labs' iTar in December 2011.  Three years later this device still didn't exist, and the fact the iTar was no longer even mentioned on the company's website had me worried.  I decided to give up on the preorder and seek a refund.  Unfortunately, Paypal's statute of limitations is 45 days, so I was way beyond that deadline.  Was my money gone?  Evaporated into a mythical device cloud?  I had certainly hoped not...

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The Hunt for the Ultimate Folding Bicycle

Despite its plethora of hills, oceans of smartphone zombie pedestrians, seas of taxis, and rivers of bulky buses, Tokyo is a fairly convenient city to cycle in because it's both compact and brimming with transportation options.  Hacking through some pithy calculations, I determined that I could likely cycle to work daily, thus building a daily calorie-burning workout into my lifestyle routine.  I'm a huge fan of such natural exercise because I don't have to think about it nor remember to schedule it.  Next was to find the ultimate two-wheeled solution for my daily commute conundrum.  Perhaps this is Japan's influence on me, or perhaps this is my own obsessive personality connecting with Japan's, but this is what I love--researching the ultimate solution to a life project.

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