Help me pick out the best play, opera, lecture and art exhibit to see this winter in NYC. I'm a lowly wage slave who can't shell out $300 to see every Broadway sensation that comes to town, so I'd like to attend one incredible event in each category with a high return-on-awesome factor so I can walk away cultured but not impoverished. [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic
on Dec 11, 2008 -
How should I use my copious amounts of free time while being poor in a country where nobody understands me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Nov 26, 2008 -
I'm looking for somewhere, easily accessible from central London, that does a bog standard 3-course roast dinner (or similar standard pub fayre) at about £15 a head for about 20 people in January. [more inside]
posted by Helga-woo
on Nov 19, 2008 -
Is it possible to get a reasonably priced rental car at or near Orlando International Airport around New Years? [more inside]
posted by indyz
on Nov 13, 2008 -
What is the cheapest pc gaming rig you can come up with that can run Left 4 Dead at a playable and decent framerate? [more inside]
posted by bettershredder
on Nov 12, 2008 -
What is the purpose of this weird detail (a button-on loop of some kind with wool on one side and velvet on the other) on the inside of my new coat? [more inside]
posted by Your Time Machine Sucks
on Nov 7, 2008 -
Me and my friends would like to go somewhere warm this February. We don't care where, and we would be fine with booking at the last minute. How do we get a great deal? [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus
on Nov 6, 2008 -
I'll be in Paris for a few days next month, and I'd like to check out some thrift stores. I'm not looking for anything fancy or designer, just maybe some cute skirts or sweaters. Most of the articles I've seen online talk about places where you can get couture for a fraction of the price, but that's not really my thing. Also, this might be silly, but I'm a size 8 US...would resale shops have things in my size? Any advice that can point me in the right direction is greatly appreciated!
posted by odayoday
on Oct 31, 2008 -
Whilst in Malaysia a few years ago, I picked up some very high-quality, very cheap Ralph Lauren 'Oxford' dress shirts. I realise they were probably fake, but I don't care - they were comfortable, and cheap enough to not care about destroying them.
My mum's in Hong Kong at the moment, and I've asked her to get me some more. Does anyone know where she'll find them and, so she doesn't get ripped off, how much she should expect to pay?
posted by Zé Pequeno
on Oct 24, 2008 -
Where are the cheapest places to live/travel in Latin America right now?
posted by cookie googleman
on Oct 23, 2008 -
Is there a copycat recipe in existence for Trader Joes' Corn and Chile Salsa? How about a cheaper alternative? [more inside]
posted by saeculorum
on Oct 13, 2008 -
The Spousal Unit knows I like to be made a fuss of on my birthday and is happy to oblige, but this year we're low on cash, and he's a little lost. I'm trying to compile a list of fun, cash-free (or very cheap) things to do, so he can pick a couple and run with it. We are in Portland, Oregon, and mostly homebodies. I'm a voracious reader, and lover of all things spooky, and general ideas are great.
posted by frykitty
on Sep 22, 2008 -
Bikefilter: Trying to get into road cycling for the first time. Trying to pick up the (strange) conventions of pricing and choices. Help! [more inside]
posted by wuzandfuzz
on Sep 1, 2008 -
Moving Emergency: What would be the best way to move to a different apartment (locally) in Boston if I don't have a driver's license (i.e. can't rent/use UHAUL)? [more inside]
posted by the other side
on Aug 30, 2008 -
Does anyone have any information about a Chinatown bus that goes from Providence to NYC? [more inside]
posted by goingonit
on Aug 29, 2008 -
I was wondering if there is an equivalent to We the People, whom took care of my divorce paperwork in California, in Chicago for my sister unfortunately needs to file for divorce... [more inside]
posted by matthelm
on Aug 27, 2008 -
Where are the best dollar stores (widest selection/ best housewares/ best toys-that-don't-fall-apart-when-touched/ weirdest other stuff) either in the Washington metro area or on-line?
posted by mistsandrain
on Aug 17, 2008 -
Boston Filter: Where should I live in Boston? 20 minutes, or less, from Tufts Medical in Chinatown. [more inside]
posted by objdoc
on Aug 12, 2008 -
Can anyone suggest an online cheap eyeglass place that has sunglass-style frames? [more inside]
posted by smackfu
on Aug 11, 2008 -
I'm starting up a business that revolves around my artistic and digital editing skills, but I'm totally clueless about web design and programming.
I want something that looks fairly professional but in that kind of haphazard, artsy way. A lot of artists' online portfolios have a lot of white space and are very stripped down, almost with this kind of collage look. That's what I'm going for.
How do I find a designer? I can't spend more than a few hundred bucks because I'm still a poor student, but I want somebody talented who knows what they're doing.
posted by timsneezed
on Aug 10, 2008 -
Please teach a displaced, late-to-this-whole-cooking-thing Southerner how to make pinto beans and cornbread. [more inside]
posted by timetoevolve
on Aug 4, 2008 -
Whats the best television one can get around the £200-give-or-take benchmark. I've searched around but am totally overwhelmed by all the myriad of possibilities, monitors, High Def, TV tuners etc. Built in Freeview would be extremely useful as it'd save me getting the extra box, however it isn't essential. Same with a built in DVD player.Help me hive!
posted by ashaw
on Aug 2, 2008 -
Can I sleep on just
a memory foam mattress topper? Other suggestions for cheap-o temporary furnishing? [more inside]
posted by zazerr
on Jul 29, 2008 -
What car should I buy? I have to replace my 2003 Cavalier (worth 6k), and I want to find something with better gas mileage that is reliable. I don't think I can afford more than $10,000, and the closer to $6,000 the better. [more inside]
posted by metricfan
on Jul 20, 2008 -
I've got this ongoing fantasy about living cheaply abroad. Is it doable to live for $500 a month or so in some foreign locale? [more inside]
posted by D-ten
on Jun 25, 2008 -
My college-age niece (MEANING: broke, almost!) needs a cheap place to stay near the Brussels airport. She's going to be spending US dollars, so I know "cheap" is relative. She's an inexperienced traveler and a little timid. Any ideas?
posted by soulbarn
on Jun 24, 2008 -
The Staten Island Ferry is said to be "one of the best values in New York City" because it's free and offers great views of the city. What are other "best values" in NYC, including shopping, food, activities, and anything else that's surprisingly inexpensive. [more inside]
posted by HotPatatta
on Jun 23, 2008 -
Where is the best place in the Sacramento, CA area to buy quality nuts and dried fruits on the cheap? They just seem too expensive and/or "fingered" at the grocery stores.
posted by Sultan of Succulence
on Jun 14, 2008 -