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January 26

Cameras that can now be found in thrift stores which can do time lapse

Hit a couple of thrift stores today, noticed that they all had earlier model dSLRs for relatively little. I'm curious about doing time lapse photo sets of the visible night sky in a light pollution-ary city (and maybe try some stop motion again). Any suggestions on which older makes/models/lines might be suitable or could be good finds to keep an eye out for? [more inside]
posted by porpoise at 7:41 PM - 4 answers

January 25

Are there low-end bookcases without the cardboard-like back?

I was going to buy an IKEA bookcase, but I looked at the instruction manuals for all the ones I'd like to get and they all have a thin, fake-wood back instead of a real wood back. I think this looks a bit corny, and I've seen thin backs get absolutely destroyed. Target's bookcases aren't any better. I'll buy a bookcase like this if I have to, but - are there any places that sell relatively inexpensive bookcases with actual wooden backs?
posted by LSK at 5:29 PM - 14 answers

January 22

Help me download rare-ish music without destroying my laptop

I need to purchase a copy of the Punch Brothers' cover of Reptilia, but it isn't available on iTunes or Amazon. Anyone know where I can buy it? Obsessive Googling hasn't helped me so far. [more inside]
posted by hessie at 8:33 AM - 8 answers

January 21

What's worth getting at Wegmans?

I've heard a lot of good things about Wegmans, but I've never been. What do they have that's especially good and/or unique? [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby at 12:32 PM - 38 answers

Best Overnight Shipping Option on Friday Evening

I have a very important document that I need ship on Friday evening(I can't ship it earlier) from California and it must arrive by Saturday in Ohio. Of the three major shipping services(USP, FedEx, USPS) which one will be best opinion? Timing is critical and money is less important issue.
posted by Carius at 12:28 PM - 20 answers

Coldwater Creek Replacement?

I'm bummed that Coldwater Creek has gone bottoms-up. Who's their best online replacement?
posted by summerstorm at 8:16 AM - 6 answers

January 20

How terrible is a Furby for the parents?

Smallest child is being outright bribed into potty training, and the ultimate prize she now wants is a Furby. She has been asking for a robot of her own for a while and if it gets her out of diapers, we're thrilled. The online reviews are all super positive but don't cover my main questions, especially is there an alternative animatronic doll under $100 for a child? [more inside]
posted by viggorlijah at 9:51 PM - 17 answers

Office chair mat - but small?

I need a new chair mat for my small office - but I can't find anything small enough. [more inside]
posted by kristi at 10:20 AM - 3 answers

January 18

Returning merchandise to China, navigating shipping and customs

I ordered something from China, and now I need to return it. If you've done this, do you have any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by mhz at 8:59 AM - 4 answers

January 17

French Mefites, help me get a copy of the new Charlie Hebdo in the USA!

Hi everybody, I'm located in the USA and and would like a physical copy of the new Charlie Hebdo issue. [more inside]
posted by kurosawa's pal at 4:27 PM - 7 answers

January 16

Online Prescription Glasses Relens Service?

I have been using Goggles4u to relens glasses for a few years, and have been very happy with the results. However, they just recently discontinued this service, does anyone have any other recommendations?
posted by nanook at 12:11 PM - 0 answers

January 15

How do I switch cable companies ?

I am considering switching cable companies. In this case, it would be from Comcast to UVerse. Having never done this before, I need help with the logistics. [more inside]
posted by eas98 at 7:18 AM - 9 answers

January 14

Help me buy a digital radio as a gift.

My partner has a birthday coming up and I'm looking for a gift. She is in the habit of listening to the radio on her phone while she does chores around the house or works from home, so I want to get her something a bit nicer to listen on. Specifics inside. [more inside]
posted by Dext at 3:38 AM - 15 answers

January 13

Cheapest way to ship something refrigerated?

I need suggestions as to the cheapest way to ship a small item, but it needs to ship refrigerated. This would be within the US. [more inside]
posted by vignettist at 12:09 PM - 10 answers

Where can I find another wallet in this style?

I was given this wallet. It quickly broke, but in the short time I had to use it I realized I like how it opens up and fans out the cards. Where can I find a replacement? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library at 8:51 AM - 4 answers

January 12

Recommend a mama hiking daypack?

Looking for a bag that can hold my dSLR plus everything I need for a day hike with small children. [more inside]
posted by linettasky at 9:40 AM - 4 answers

January 11

Big wide feet seeking big wide shoes

I just got a stand up desk at work and I'm really liking it, but if I don't get some proper fitting shoes its going to be a lot less comfortable than it could be....shoe shoppers of mefi, please help! [more inside]
posted by ajax287 at 3:33 PM - 12 answers

January 9

What should my next car be?

My car is about to be paid off and I'm planning to drive it into the ground before shopping for another one. And let's be honest, my next car is going to be what I can get the best deal on. However, for the sake of argument, how about you all figure out what my next car SHOULD be. Things to factor within. [more inside]
posted by JimBJ9 at 10:23 AM - 24 answers

January 8

Identify These Adventure Time Figures!

I found this photo of two mysterious Adventure Time figures on tumblr, and can't find it again. Are these figures something that I can buy, or some custom job or Photoshop? I don't think they are Dunnys or Munnys, and I've looked at many, many "designer vinyl" sites.
posted by 41swans at 5:25 PM - 5 answers

Non-scary winter face protection for a woman

Help me find a "ski mask" type hat or scarf solution for freezing weather! Difficulty level: glasses. [more inside]
posted by rainbowbrite at 9:17 AM - 24 answers

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