I'm looking into planning a trip to Montreal in late July and seek accommodation recommendations in the US$ 70-90 range. Not too difficult, right? But the room must have a private bathroom. [more inside]
posted by desuetude
on May 26, 2006 -
I need recommendations for a very cheap (<$5/750mL) but hearty, flavorful, and tasty red wine. This will be used as a braising liquid and then reduced to make a sauce for beef short ribs. [more inside]
posted by rorycberger
on May 9, 2006 -
Yes, I'm hungry and poor. So, how can I eat like a King but pay like a pauper? [more inside]
posted by ZackTM
on Apr 25, 2006 -
. Scam or worthwhile deals? Does anybody have experience with bestfares.com? It's a $60 annual membership to get, ostensibly, below "sale" prices on lots of fares. And they look cheap. 'm most interested in airfares only (US + Int'l) and not in cruises, Vegas junkets, or hotels. Is it worth it? Any other hot ideas for actually getting cheap fares to, say, Europe?
posted by zpousman
on Apr 11, 2006 -
What's the deal with standby? Any mefites have first-hand experience of traveling on the cheap? [more inside]
posted by trinarian
on Mar 31, 2006 -
Where's the best place to get furniture online? I'm looking to get a cheap couch/futon contraption for around 150-200 dollars, and so far I'm looking at kmart.com. I don't know where else to look.
posted by petah
on Mar 13, 2006 -
Have you recently bought a great printer? - tell me about it.
I've been asked to do some research for a friend who needs to buy a new printer - and I'm swimming in data.
The main criteria are: low-to-medium price; colour/black & white (as opposed to some of the amazing deals on b&w only laser printers around); reasonably priced consumables (this may be the trickiest part to assess); reliability.
We're in the UK - any online deals have to be accessible to this country. TIA!
posted by dash_slot-
on Mar 13, 2006 -
Laptopfilter Difficulty: Less then $350.
I'm thinking of getting a laptop for a friend of mine. The other day at best by I saw some that were in the $500 -$600 range. So there must be some somewhere in the $300-$400 range somewhere. Where are they and what would be best? [more inside]
posted by Paris Hilton
on Feb 20, 2006 -
I am always bored on the weekends. I like to be really busy all of the time, but I am not very good at finding things that I enjoy that aren't also expensive (I have very little disposable income). Also, I dislike doing things alone, but I'm single and most of my friends are in relationships and hang out with their sig other on the weekend. What do YOU do on the weekends? I'm one of those people who likes work-type things more than play, but I don't really want to get a part-time job or anything. I guess what I'm saying is that I like things that are challenging and "suck you in."
posted by mintchip
on Jan 29, 2006 -
I'd love to add more fish to my diet. But I can't afford salmon or tuna steaks or swordfish or any of that yuppie crap.
I happen to live near a decent fish market. They sell all kinds of cheaper fish: spots and chubbs and mackerels and whatnot. Tell me about those
. How do I pick 'em? How do I cook 'em? Which ones are the tastiest? Which are the best bargain?
posted by nebulawindphone
on Jan 16, 2006 -
CheapVacationFilter: I want to take a cheap few-day vacation with my girlfriend. We're in Los Angeles. I'm wondering about this "Mexico" thing not too far away... [more inside]
posted by anonymoose
on Dec 25, 2005 -
I need to visit a family member in Santa Fe, NM, in less than two weeks. (I live in Miami.) The airfare right now isn't pretty, but I've heard people say that you can get cheaper fares at the last minute. Is this true? Should I hold off buying a ticket?
posted by chrisgrau
on Dec 3, 2005 -
Christmas: I'm not a big fan, in all honesty. But, what with the ubiquity of DVD players, the low cost of DVD-Rs, and lots of great fun clips around like the one posted in this thread
, my question is this: what would you put on a Christmas Mega Mix for your mates and family? [Copyright-free, natch] [more inside]
posted by dash_slot-
on Nov 19, 2005 -
Where is a good *cheap* place to stay in Brighton, UK? Hostels, B+Bs, guestohouses, campsites and budget hotels? [more inside]
posted by jwhittlestone
on Nov 16, 2005 -
I'm an Aussie who is going to be spending a month in northern Georgia, in the area of Cedartown/Tallapoosa
visiting his girlfriend's mother and boyfriend for Christmas.
I'm looking for cheap and interesting things to see and do in the area -the weirder the better. I'm not adverse to travelling into Atlanta.
Any advice you could give would be much appreciated!
posted by mikeybidness
on Nov 14, 2005 -
I need help coming up with a bunch of different, creative ways to incorporate exercise into my life, every day, without spending any money. [more inside]
posted by pazazygeek
on Nov 13, 2005 -
Can anyone give some suggestions of cheap things (like sub-$15) a group of tourists can do in Seattle that are a)very fun and b) very accessible to people with limited English-language skills. [more inside]
posted by Slimemonster
on Oct 10, 2005 -
I'm planning to take a trip to Europe with two to three friends for about two weeks during January break. We all have experience travelling in Europe - where would be good to go during winter? [more inside]
posted by heresiarch
on Oct 3, 2005 -
My girlfriend and I are looking to go on vacation to somewhere cheap
with nice beaches (preferably white sand/clear water) in early October. We live in New York City. Any suggestions?
posted by Edible Energy
on Aug 23, 2005 -
I'm planning to take a trip to Russia next summer and have some questions about flying using standby. What sort of discounts do you get? Many more questions inside. [more inside]
posted by lockle
on Aug 10, 2005 -
Please help me plan a week-long vacation for two people for $2000. All crazy ideas welcome! [more inside]
posted by hamster
on Jul 27, 2005 -
I need to get some clothing staples for a young woman. She needs basic underwear, socks, t-shirts; you know, the standards. Anyone know of a good place to go? Target, Wal-mart, etc. all seem to not sell this sort of thing online.
posted by k8t
on Jul 26, 2005 -
I want to build a long giant centipede costume for a parade, but am having trouble finding 'how-to' links. I've found lots of parade pictures & sites, but few costume/float building resources. I've gone back & forth between building it segment by segment, to building one long strip that can collapse for storage. I think I've settled on the one long piece. Know of any cheap sources for flexible tent poles sans the tent? Ideas? Links?
posted by yoga
on Jun 6, 2005 -
I usually find great prices for flights. But I'm coming up empty on this route: Amsterdam to Zurich. [more inside]
posted by fionab
on May 29, 2005 -
I'm looking for a good recording device, and the Archos Jukebox Recorders have been suggested to me as an ideal device. I'm an opera major studying at a conservatory, and need a device to record my lessons and coachings. I don't want to spend much money. Is Archos the way to go? Are there any significant differences between the units or can I just get an old 10GB from ebay for $100? [more inside]
posted by sdis
on May 25, 2005 -
What is the cheapest thing on Amazon UK? I want to place an order for two CDs, and they come to £18.98 - 2p short of being able to get free shipping. Is there anything I can buy that will cost less than the couple of quid for shipping? I had a look, but most things were on a 4 to 6 weeks basis, and I'd like something on 24 hours (the same as the CDs).
posted by Orange Goblin
on May 9, 2005 -
My buddy and I - on our way to Buenos Aires - have a layover in Los Angeles from May 7th (this Saturday) to the 9th. Neither of us has ever been before.
We need a CHEAP PLACE TO STAY! Any reccomendations?
(+ any advice on quirky must-see L.A. shit?)
posted by punkbitch
on May 3, 2005 -
I'd been planning to go to E3 next month with a friend. We planned on driving out to California, doing the whole road trip thing across the west, seeing the sights in California and geeking out for a few days. Until Disaster Struck! [more inside]
posted by boo_radley
on Apr 22, 2005 -
I'd like to vacation in Europe from California with my girlfriend in a year or so. It seems as though our biggest expense is going to be plane tickets. How can I reduce this expense? [more inside]
posted by sirion
on Apr 8, 2005 -
I'm looking to upgrade my Infiniti sound system for cheap. Is there an order of importance/value to the various available upgrades (deck first, then amp, then speakers, then subwoofer, maybe??). If so, what is this order, and what are some particularly good components for their price? Are there any particularly cheapie ways to acquire components (in Los Angeles or on the internet)? [more inside]
posted by sirion
on Apr 1, 2005 -
I'm in NYC/Brooklyn, and we're looking to buy a cheap used car for the first time. Advice? [more inside]
posted by BT
on Mar 25, 2005 -
Need co-lo/server space where I can pay in Euros, but not a fortune as I'm not rich. I'd like to lease the line and the server but have a few 'special' needs. [more inside]
posted by dabitch
on Mar 1, 2005 -
SXSW: is there a way open to common plebes to get in cheaper than the full pass prices? If not, is it worth it to pay the full price? Or alternatively, just going and hanging out in Austin and catching what one can? [more inside]
posted by weston
on Feb 17, 2005 -
What's the best (cheapest) way to handle renters insurance?
posted by cmonkey
on Feb 16, 2005 -