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My FUN Dollar Store Purchase

Minot Realtor

Clip on LensThis little gadget is a clip-on wide angle lens for any smart phone and I found it at The Dollar Tree here in Minot (North Hill location).

As a gadget guy I knew I had to have it as soon as I saw it. Will I ever use it... maybe. Here is an example:

 Regular Wide angle

I did not take the time to make sure I had a "quality" shot here (much like many of the pics we see on the MLS) but it's easy to see that there is far more content to the left and right of the picture with the wide angle lens added. I'm not a fan of the "Fish Eye" look but there will be times when I'm sure this will be handy... and it was only a buck!

The Sunrise pic above was also taken with the clip on lens.

BOB TIMM, BROKER ASSOCIATE, ALLIANCE REAL ESTATE - MINOT

1600 2nd Ave SW (The Arrowhead Shopping Center)

 Minot North Dakota 58701

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Comment balloon 24 commentsBob "RealMan" Timm • December 26 2017 03:17PM

Comments

Great find and you can't beat that price either right!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) 4 months ago

I'm actually amazed that the thing works Kristin Johnston - REALTOR® and it even comes with a lens cover .

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Bob Timm, Broker Associate, Alliance Real Estate (Alliance Real Estate - Minot) 4 months ago

Hi Bob "RealMan" Timm 

Great find.

Them dollar stores have the most interesting things.

Best Wishes for a Wonderful 2018

Brad

Posted by Brad Thomsen, Real Estate Services (Big Bear Realty) 4 months ago

Hello Bob "RealMan" Timm,  I am amaze what hte dollar store has all the time. Some of the best deals around.

 

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) 4 months ago

Good morning Bob - hey for only one dollar how can you lose.  Love the gadget.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 4 months ago

WHat a great Dollar Tree find!  I'm going to have to check my local store to see if they have this - looks like fun!

Posted by Leslie Currle, With you, every step of the way (Alcova Mortgage LLC) 4 months ago

And it's so easy to use Leslie Currle ! You just clip it on when you want to use it and it comes with a lens cover so you can put it in your pocket or purse when you dont need it.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Bob Timm, Broker Associate, Alliance Real Estate (Alliance Real Estate - Minot) 4 months ago

I haven't been in a dollar store in years - maybe I'll have to start stopping in.

Posted by Marte Cliff, your real estate writer (Marte Cliff Copywriting) 4 months ago

I'm not a big shopper Marte Cliff . I maybe go to a store a week but when I go it's usually to a thrift store, the dollar store, or Menards (like Home Depot).

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Bob Timm, Broker Associate, Alliance Real Estate (Alliance Real Estate - Minot) 4 months ago

I don't shop much either, Bob. Any place that might be interesting is too far away. Sometimes I don't even shop for groceries - I have my husband talked into doing most of it.

Posted by Marte Cliff, your real estate writer (Marte Cliff Copywriting) 4 months ago

Bob,

What a fun little gadget you found.  I had heard of it, but have not gone the distance to actually find it.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 4 months ago

I wasn't looking for it either Ron and Alexandra Seigel but there it was the checkout counter.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Bob Timm, Broker Associate, Alliance Real Estate (Alliance Real Estate - Minot) 4 months ago

I had one of those and didn't like the distortion so haven't used it since. I am sure there are situations where it would come in handy.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) 4 months ago

Morning Bob.

Hmm, not a gadget guy but for a buck why not.  I'll have a dollars worth of fun with it 

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty AR LLC) 4 months ago

I am often delighted at some special find at the Dollar Tree.  I especially like the larger plastic bowls and plates I get there.  I use them when taking food to various pot luck events.  It's nice to not have to worry about them being left behind.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 4 months ago

CONGRATULATIONS Bob, on having this blog featured in the "FEATHER NESTERS" group!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 4 months ago

Thank you Myrl Jeffcoat , I am always honored when that happens .

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Bob Timm, Broker Associate, Alliance Real Estate (Alliance Real Estate - Minot) 4 months ago

If that is a buck at Dollar General, count me in for getting one.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) 4 months ago

Sadly the only dollar store in town anymore is The Dollar Tree Joe Pryor . We had another that was owned by a local grocery store chain and they had a much larger variety of stuff but they discontinued business here. I think it was because they were having a very hard time staffing it during the oil boom.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Bob Timm, Broker Associate, Alliance Real Estate (Alliance Real Estate - Minot) 4 months ago

I have been wondering if those were even worth the money. Now I see I should contemplate getting one with more seriousness. Thank you for sharing. 

Posted by Corey Martin, Real Estate and Management Solutions (Martin Presence Group) 3 months ago

Wow, Bob, who knew you could get a wide angle lens at the dollar store?

Posted by Sybil Campbell, REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia (Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia) 3 months ago

Wonders never cease.  Thanks for sharing your amazing dollar store find.

Posted by Chris Lima, Local or Global-Allow me to open doors for you. (Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise) 3 months ago

Looks like you got your moneys worth!! I have wondered about those things might have to try that for fun!!

Posted by Debra Leisek ( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska) 3 months ago

I've taken quite a few pictures with it now Debra Leisek and I'm really pleased with the results. They sure make for good sunsets and sunrises.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Bob Timm, Broker Associate, Alliance Real Estate (Alliance Real Estate - Minot) 3 months ago

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