Mission Impossible? Christmas gifts for wife with a zero dollar budget. Due to my current unemployment, Mrs COD and myself have agreed that we will not spend a single dime on each other for Christmas. We did spend a little so that the kids have a few things to unwrap. However, having nothing under the tree just seems so depressing. Anybody have any creative ideas?
What is the cheapest color printer that will work with a Mac and, most important, has cheap ink? [more inside]
Space-heater-filter: <$50, small space, fire-safe, not too hot. [more inside]
Where should we go on our honeymoon? [more inside]
One of my favorite people is moving to Honolulu for a few years, and I would like to visit (from NYC) often and cheaply. Are there any Hawaii-specific frequent travel hacks/tips I should know about, beyond setting up a few price alerts? Are there any frequent flyer programs that would be particularly rewarding in this situation?
I am making homemade vanilla extract for christmas presents. I was planning to use smirnoff, but money is tighter than I anticipated this month. If I use bottom shelf vodka, will it be terrible? What is the least crappy brand of bottom shelf vodka? I don't have a brita filter to purify the vodka unfortunately, but if there is another cheap way to make it better I could do that. Thanks!
Been looking around to buy some cheap used books, Amazon Marketplace, BN, even ALibris seem to all have a $3.99 media-mail shipping cost. But Abebooks seems to be $2.95. Is there a downside to buying used through Abebooks, or is that simply the best deal in town? [more inside]
Where do you find the lowest costs for various household products? [more inside]
Just bought a bunch of cables on the cheap online, and so now I'm of course wondering -- what are other kinds of products that are generally wildly overpriced at retail stores but actually can be purchased cheaply online? And which online stores are best for these products. [more inside]
I'm trying to keep track of cheap tickets for a dream international flight in end July 2011. However, almost all the sites I looked at say I'm searching way too early and have no information for me. When is the best time to look, and are there any websites that will email me with details once a good price or deal shows up? (I vaguely remember hearing of such a thing but can't remember the URL) [more inside]
In Los Angeles, on a very limited budget, and really want to do boxing or Krav Maga or something similar. [more inside]
I have a Sony Pocket Reader. My favorite thing about the internet is free stuff. My library checks out audio books to download and e-books for your computer but not devices. (fdr) if that means anything. I see free books for kindle on amazon. Will they work on my sony? The 100 year old books on Gutenberg work but I see getting old fast. I see NYC public library for $100/year. --tl;dr Help my find good stuff for my Pocket reader
Looking for a cheap, durable, cheap, reliable, CHEAP laptop (prefer NOT netbook). Thinking Refurbished or Re-certified??? details inside. [more inside]
Going to London over for 3 weeks, advice needed! /travel-filter [more inside]
What's the best city to visit near Pawling, NY? [more inside]
What things would you would never consider paying money for, once you learned how easy it was to do/make/fix yourself? [more inside]
I often work during the day in libraries or coffee shops with wifi but I'm too cheap to buy a cell phone. I have a laptop and a recent ipod touch. What are some clever ways I can contact my wife at home when I have something time-sensitive I need to share? [more inside]
Hey folks. Long time reader, first time 'asker.' Help me find a cheap, used computer parts store in San Francisco - I'm particularly looking for Dell laptop parts. Just inherited a Dell D810 Latitude laptop - needs some love - almost free love, that's my budget... Any chance in getting a line on a used dell charger (type pa-10) or a used battery for a Latitiude d810 (type Y4367)? Anyone know of a recycle-ry that I can hit up for cheap? I've scouted ebay, put a call out on freecycle (Marin, SF), and scoured craigslist. Suggests?
I'm an Internet entrepreneur about to graduate from university. Where do I move to successfully geoarbitrage the returns from my online North American-facing business? [more inside]
TRAVEL: I am a student living in D.C. Where are the cheapest (warm) countries and cities I can go "backpacking" to this winter break? [more inside]
Where can I get a cheap, free-standing coat rack in NYC? I need to get it today or tomorrow. I would like something $70 or less. I don't own a car, so this needs to be someplace in Manhattan or Brooklyn that's easily accessible by taxi or subway. [more inside]
Any thoughts on an alternative for this super expensive flat file for a printmaker? [more inside]
What is the absolute cheapest possible way for me to have a car? Insurance, car payments, maintenance, all that jazz? [more inside]
Please give me advice and tips on making vanilla extract. [more inside]
What sites are similar to Deal Extreme? I'm looking for a site that sells various merchandise at low prices, accepts Paypal payments, with free (or very low shipping fee), and that delivers to Southeast Asia.
I've been commissioned with planning a cheap couple only wedding in Gatlinburg. What are some things I should know, how can I keep it cheap and what else can they do while there? [more inside]
Can unhealthy weight loss become healthy weight maintenance? [more inside]
I'm considering switching to a Safety Razor. What's the difference between Open Comb and Closed Bar? I've never seen these and scouring the internet has yielded no real usable explanation. [more inside]
Visiting Toronto as a broke single gal... [more inside]
Is there a way to get a free or very cheap copy of Microsoft Word (just Word, and not the whole Office suite)? [more inside]
Can we have any semblance of a wedding in the NYC area when we're not rich? Do you know any dirt-cheap event spaces in Brooklyn or Queens that we can use to accommodate 75 people? Catering and decorating tips for the impoverished? We've got 13 months to plan, lots of motivation, but the piggy bank is low. [more inside]
How can I establish a cheap, efficent container garden system for vegetables? [more inside]
Green Printers and book-binders that are low cost? (preferably Europe) [more inside]
I want to pick fruit and vegetables - for free or very cheaply - in Montreal. Is there any organization that exists here that is similar to Toronto's Not Far From the Tree? [more inside]
Can anybody recommend a therapist/counselor in the Tokyo area, preferably for cheap/free, and on the west side of town? [more inside]
Cheap weddings in New England? [more inside]
Going to the city for a week! New York. Aug 12-17. Been there a bunch but I've always had money to blow. This time I'm broke. It's my birthday week and I'll be with a likewise broke grad student friend (who is a very recent transplant). Suggestions? [more inside]
Furniture ideas for the perpetually mobile. For better or for worse, I've been changing living spaces about every six months. I'm sick of lugging furniture but don't want to live completely out of boxes. What are your ideas for cheap, compact, very mobile solutions for (at least) a desk, dresser, and full-size bedframe that doesn't require a box spring? Bonus points for book storage ideas and organizational pieces. Real furniture or makeshift (i.e. tupperware bins) OK. [more inside]
Looking for a place in the middle of nowhere with a big black horse and a cherry tree... [more inside]
Cheap eats / beers in Milwaukee? [more inside]
A brand new grocery store opened up near where I work! Yay! (Previously, there weren't any nearby.) I want to get my lunch there. What should I buy? [more inside]
Need a "cheap" truck! But it seems like Tacoma's are my best bet! Check my work! [more inside]
Smallest, cheapest phone that has a twitter app?
Going to be vegetarian by necessity soon. Teach me cheap and amazing recipes! [more inside]
I work in China providing consulting for companies wishing to export from here. One of my customers, a Brazilian battery company, wishes to purchase an order for a cheap electronic product to be given as a free gift to its customers in order to promote the batteries. Price range: 50 - 70 cents. Order quantity: approx. 50,000. So, what's the COOLEST and MOST UNUSUAL thing the hivemind can think of? [more inside]
What's the cheapest way to be a student to get a student or academic discount? [more inside]
Where can we find or who makes cheap-ish, sturdy sneakers? [more inside]
Can you recommend the cheapest safe, new car? [more inside]
I live in upstate NY. What's the shortest distance from me to cheap cigarettes? Halp, they be taxing my vice too much.