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 -
Where should me and my girlfriend go for our summer holiday? (Inside not being an option, as it is full of More) [more inside]
posted by Orange Goblin
on Jan 17, 2005 -
CheapItalyHotelFilter: I'm going there in a few weeks, and need recommendations for 50 euros or less. Any ideas? + [more inside]
posted by amberglow
on Dec 18, 2004 -
Christmas gift: I'm looking for a good CD-burner for under $50. My friend's out of drive bays, so it needs to be external, preferably USB. Best Buy, CompUSA, etc. all charge full-price, so I know I can get a better deal on a few sites (Pricewatch, etc.) I'm just wondering if there's a good brand. My friend just wants to burn music, I don't need a DVD-burning feature or anything like that.
posted by XQUZYPHYR
on Dec 12, 2004 -
Affordable, but cool places to live as a career/lifestyle choice: If your work/career/next life project is portable, could you find a place where a two-bedroom apartment is $300 a month? Houses for under $50 grand? Cultural opportunities a resonable drive away? Would you do it this way? Why or why not? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by weston
on Dec 8, 2004 -
Does anyone have a recommendation for a cheap, but great sounding electric guitar, say in the $300-600 range? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by Tommy Gnosis
on Nov 24, 2004 -
So, I've come to the decision that I need a laptop, and I need to get it sometime within the next month. It's not quite as simple as all that, though, because I'm trying to find a good deal... [more inside] [more inside]
posted by wanderingmind
on Nov 22, 2004 -
I have a Halloween party to attend on Saturday night and need a costume idea! Cheap and easy is the key!
posted by amandaudoff
on Oct 28, 2004 -
Book binding: I want to make some one-off children's books for my daughter and her friends, and I'm trying to determine the most cost-effective way to make something extra-durable. These kids are all about 2 years old; my own daughter has been known to rip pages out of favorite books as a sign of enthusiasm. My current thought is laminating two-sided color pages and spiral binding it, but to me that's only about a 6 out of 10 on cheapness and durability. Other thoughts?
posted by blueshammer
on Oct 8, 2004 -
What is the least expensive way to get into silkscreening? I want to start producing some silkscreened shirts, but I am unsure about how to proceed. (MI) [more inside]
posted by Espoo2
on Sep 28, 2004 -
I'm in the market for a nice, shitty, beautiful, hideous electric guitar. (More Inside) [more inside]
posted by dhoyt
on Sep 17, 2004 -
I'm thinking about purchasing my first laptop. All I want it to do is allow me to check email on the road, and maybe play DVDs. Is there a super-stripped down model I can get on the cheap? Should I buy something used? How much "fat" can I cut and still have a machine that will last a few years?
posted by JoanArkham
on Aug 23, 2004 -
Any free or cheap Spanish language lessons in New York? [reasons for miserliness inside] [more inside]
posted by madman
on Aug 9, 2004 -
ExperienceFilter: so I'm going back to Cali (from Texas) in a couple of weeks to be in a dear friend's wedding. I'm a cheapskate, and deathly afraid to fly (though I will if I must), and have found, much to my surprise, that Amtrak offers the cheapest ($276 vs. $375 bus and $400-800 air) round-trip fare by far. However, the few people I've spoken with all semi-shudder at the thought of taking the train long-distance, mainly due to unexplained delays. What's your long train ride experience? Is it worth the cheap fare?
posted by WolfDaddy
on Jul 12, 2004 -
Housingfilter: My girlfriend and I are going to be "stuck" in London for two weeks (waiting for a flight layover). Does anyone have any cheap suggestions OR interest in a housing swap (we live in Copenhagen)? (MI) [more inside]
posted by AwkwardPause
on Jun 16, 2004 -
Where can I find a cheap reprint or poster of one of the Apple Macintosh
screen-print ads done by Andy Warhol
There are posters of other works, such as the "Marilyn" screen prints, available at the Warhol Store
, but none of the Apple ads.
I'd like to have one to put up in my computer room/office, but I don't want to pay the $10K required for the "real thing". [more inside]
posted by mrbill
on Apr 30, 2004 -
I'm thinking of going to Seattle for a weekend conference in late April, but if I do I'll be on an extreme budget. I've found the hostels through the web. Any other tips on how to make it as cheap as possible? [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak
on Mar 24, 2004 -
Suggestions for decent-sounding but relatively inexpensive computer speakers?
posted by biscotti
on Feb 5, 2004 -
I'm a college student, and I was looking for a (cheap) money management software package to manage my loans, credit card, and income from work. Does anyone know of a cheap one that works well? I was looking at Quicken, but that's 80 bucks and seems like overkill.
posted by jare2003
on Jan 15, 2004 -
I need a recommendation for an ISP for when I travel around the USA and Canada. I currently pay MSN $21.95 a month and it includes a nifty dialer application that automatically finds the nearest local access number. I only travel a few months of the year ahd often at the spur of the moment so I keep the account active but rarely used. Is there a better/cheaper way for dialup when traveling?
posted by stbalbach
on Jan 12, 2004 -
Does anyone know where i can find cheap, simple black frames for wall hanging in a 4"x4" or 5"x5" format? I'd prefer 4"x4". I'm looking to buy up to 30 of them, hopefully for about $5 each, or less. I've searched through a bunch of sites via Google, but this
is pretty much the closest I have gotten. I realize this is a rather specific question, but maybe someone can suggest a good resource for frames in general.
posted by edlundart
on Dec 18, 2003 -
I'm thinking about doing a bit of home recording & have been pondering 4-tracks & the like for a few weeks. Lately, though, I've been thinking it'd make more sense to do it all digitally through my computer & not worry about tapes & stuff. Given the need for hardware and software, what can fellow MeFites recommend that might set me back less than, say, $300?
posted by zempf
on Dec 10, 2003 -