Is there a place online (either a store or a site that facilitates merchants or a single merchant) that sells custom or just awesomely painted upscale (Taylor, et al) guitars? posted by jitterbug perfume at 9:27 PM - 7 answers
I am looking at getting a new phone with a big-ass screen, primarily for browsing. I've narrowed it down to an LG Pro 2, Sony T2 Ultra, or Galaxy Note 3 - but I need to know if anyone actually uses the space-age stylus. [more inside] posted by smoke at 3:33 PM - 14 answers
I've always wanted to wind up with a large collection of books like my parents have. However, when I can find constantly updated information on the internet and I check out fiction from the library, I can rarely convince myself there's a good reason to actually BUY a book. What books should I be buying? Some snowflakes inside. [more inside] posted by majesty_snowbird at 4:35 PM - 30 answers
Is there a reason a store would have a policy regarding pulling/versus pushing a shopping cart? Safety? Is this specifically a Trader Joe's policy? Details inside. [more inside] posted by PinkPoodle at 12:02 PM - 35 answers
Any advice on commissioning a custom Lego minifigure? My five-year-old son is hugely obsessed with Lego, and I'd like to have a custom minifigure made of a superhero character he's designed. I've found a few options online, but am wondering if anybody here has ever done this. Was it worth the money? Any vendors you'd recommend - or not? (I should note: I am far too uncoordinated to paint a minifigure myself.) posted by UKnowForKids at 9:10 AM - 2 answers
I'm looking for a t-shirt with the phrase: "Let's eat Grandma / Let's eat, Grandma / Punctuation saves lives!" I've found several online, but the difficulty is that I'd like to have one before we visit the Grandma in question for her birthday in a couple of days. We'll be driving, and traveling through Denver and Colorado Springs. Does anyone know of a place there where I could find this t-shirt? posted by greenmagnet at 8:17 AM - 7 answers
Tomorrow I begin my very first tour of local used car dealerships, ISO a reasonably-priced Suburu wagon. I've bought and sold several vehicles via Craigslist, and done my share of haggling and getting haggled (haggled at? behaggled?), but only with individuals, not corporations. Do the same rules of etiquette apply? [more inside] posted by t(h)om(as) at 8:25 PM - 25 answers
I'm about to pull the trigger on a new 2014 compact car. I've done my research and driven almost everything in the segment in the last year as a rental. It's come down to a Mazda 3 i Touring hatchback with the full tech package. Looking for input based on experience. [more inside] posted by spitbull at 11:32 AM - 40 answers
Can you recommend a company who:
* does custom t-shirt printing,
* including relabeling or hang-tag finishing,
* and offers a retail presence for direct fulfillment...
* for a tiny, tiny quantity of t-shirts?
Basically, I am looking for your cafe press or zazzle type of thing - WITH relabeling or hang-tagging.
I've gotten myself into a worm-hole of confusing options and am hoping that someone out there has experience selling their t-shirts with their own labels or tags direct to web customers! Thanks, mefi! posted by waterisfinite at 5:08 AM - 1 answers
Our current dishwasher is noisy, and in our greatroom-plan condo, it's far too noisy. We're willing to buy a good one to get the quiet, but we don't know how quiet we need it to be. [more inside] posted by fatbird at 7:36 PM - 32 answers
My 5-year-old boy is attending a school that has a uniform. How much of each clothing item should I buy? There are uniform sales coming up this summer, but I still don't know where to start. Also, I try to hang dry things, so only having 3 pairs of pants, for example, won't work well. [more inside] posted by k8t at 2:15 AM - 18 answers
My son has asked for a Kindle "with a boy cover" for his birthday. I anticipate that he'd be mainly using it to read in bed, but wonder what I'm missing by dismissing the Kindle Fire out of hand. He has access to the much in demand family IPad, so he's not tablet free. I am a huge, huge fan of my Paperwhite, and don't know much about the Fire. So, any comparisons? Any neat points about the Fire? [more inside] posted by Measured Out my Life in Coffeespoons at 5:46 PM - 21 answers
One of my best friends is getting married to a totally fantastic awesome guy. They already live together and don't have a registry yet. We are all artsy types (read: broke). I want to get them a kick-ass gift. Drown me in ideas, hive mind! [more inside] posted by atetrachordofthree at 10:12 AM - 17 answers