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I would like to buy a laptop from Costco. I need help.

So long story short, my macbook's screen cracked out of warranty and I don't want to fork up the money to fix it. I am planning on nabbing a laptop from Costco, but their selection is... sparse, to say the least. Help me nab the best one! [more inside]
posted by CottonCandyCapers on Jul 24, 2014 - 6 answers

BJs or Costco, that is the question.

There's both a BJs and a Costco near me. I'm not a member of either. Are they worth the price of membership? Which is better overall, and which might be a better choice for me in particular? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Sep 19, 2013 - 57 answers

How can I find the cheapest flight destinations from Guangzhou China?

I want to travel with my SO to any foreign country that I haven't yet been to. Is there any website or way to search for any international destination originating from Guangzhou China and sort by price? I'd also be up for last minute deals, and a HUGE bonus would be if we could have a several day "stop over" in a transfer city. Any other tips or ideas for cheap international travel originating in China will be helpful. (We are already aware of the train to hanoi, and train to Lhasa Tibet)
posted by crawltopslow on Jul 12, 2013 - 4 answers

Looking for free Kindle books

Which websites list Kindle-compatible books which are free for a limited time? [more inside]
posted by lea724 on Mar 20, 2013 - 18 answers

Birthday Discounts in Calgary?

We will be in Calgary this weekend for personal business, and I got to thinking, since it's also birthday of one of us, are there any restaurants, coffee shops, attractions that have birthday discounts? We will be staying in the SE, but anything is game. If it matters, older couple with mobility issues. Thanks!
posted by batikrose on Feb 27, 2013 - 3 answers

me want magic screen box

I would like to purchase an off-brand tablet computer from a discount electronics website. I know nothing about components or specs or anything- the only info I have to go on is bigger number is good. Please help me. (sorry but this post got way too long, you've been warned.) [more inside]
posted by FirstMateKate on Feb 22, 2013 - 9 answers

Economics of online glasses sellers

I am looking for background on the means of production for the well known online glasses retailers (Zenni, 39dollarglasses, etc.) How are orders fulfilled, from placement to delivery in stores such as these? It is an intriguing business, but there is little background information available for the curious. [more inside]
posted by Lugos on Feb 2, 2013 - 14 answers

where can i purchase wholesale garments?

I live in Canada. I am not a business. I would like to find trustworthy, extremely cost-effective companies from which I can purchase wholesale (by dozens or hundreds, not thousands, and with low or no minimum purchase) quantities of the following items: [more inside]
posted by windykites on Nov 17, 2012 - 10 answers

A framer has damaged my beautiful painting. How much discount should I ask for?

A framer has damaged my beautiful painting. How much discount should I ask for? [more inside]
posted by tonylord on Oct 4, 2012 - 14 answers

NYC Discount formal-wear

Where can I find a selection of cheap formal dresses, in a brick-and-mortar location, in NYC today? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Sep 27, 2012 - 19 answers

We appreciate you enough to give you a discount!

Work Filter: My boss and I want to find a way to let our clients know we have provided to them a discount on our account covering letter to them without sounding like "a douche bag" or slimy. What wording do you use on your letters to convey this? [more inside]
posted by Danithegirl on Jul 18, 2012 - 11 answers

Recommend best site or store for Ralph Lauren and Lacoste sales?

Recommend best site or store for Ralph Lauren and Lacoste sales (Men)? I see almost every Tom, Dick and Harry wear these brands these days. I doubt everyone is paying $85 for a polo. Any suggestions on where/when clothes from these brands can be purchased at a discount? Stores - NY/NJ
posted by r2d2 on Jun 3, 2012 - 16 answers

Customer base and average discount on Amazon.co.uk

Two questions based around Amazon.co.uk. I would like to know, probably rough, figures for Amazon.co.uk customer base and the average percent discount they have on books.
posted by dazzle on May 30, 2012 - 1 answer

Educational discounts for creative software if you're not in school

Is there some legitimate way to get discounts for software like Ableton Live or Photoshop? I was thinking I could take some online courses and get an educational discount this way. Any suggestions for such courses? Or other suggestions?
posted by Busoni on Jan 27, 2012 - 12 answers

Bulk/Discount Buy Group Management

I'm a member of a few different groups that periodically put together a bulk orders from wholesalers as a way to get a discount and also to bring products to our small island community that are hard to get otherwise. I'm managing one of these groups, and am finding that as it grows the amount of time spent keeping track of everybody's orders, calculating how much everyone owes, and dividing up the order after it's been received, has been increasing with each larger order. I've incorporated spreadsheets and a mailing list into my process but it still involved a great deal of manual processing. I've started writing some scripts to help out as well, but it occurs to me that others doing this must have faced these problems as well. I've tried some googling but haven't found much information out there, so I'm wondering how the rest of you do this. [more inside]
posted by Emanuel on Nov 29, 2011 - 9 answers

That's a lot of money to get scammed...

Help my fiancee not get scammed when buying her wedding dress! [more inside]
posted by bessel functions seem unnecessarily complicated on Sep 19, 2011 - 11 answers

Cheap car rentals in Hawaii?

Cheap car rentals in Hawaii? [more inside]
posted by Jaybo on Sep 12, 2011 - 23 answers

Why does NPR refer to the interest rate as "near zero"?

Why does NPR always refer to the US Federal interest rate as "near zero" rather than a specific amount? Googling shows it's between 0 and 25 basis points. What is the exact amount, and why is it not referred to exactly? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Sep 2, 2011 - 20 answers

Which rent discount offer is more appealing?

Behavioral economics: which rent discount option is more appealing? [more inside]
posted by harwons on Aug 15, 2011 - 27 answers

Help us use our transatlantic move to save money on stuff!

We're moving back to the UK (London) from the US (SoCal) in a few months. What would you stock up on if you were us? Much more detail about our tastes and situation inside... [more inside]
posted by crabintheocean on Jul 28, 2011 - 31 answers

Did I really save $60 on that one item?

Can a discount store make up MSRP? [more inside]
posted by teg4rvn on Nov 8, 2010 - 15 answers

My eyes, my eyes -- the sunglasses do nothing!

I'm looking for a discount online glasses shop like Zenni Optical that sells prescription sunglasses with really dark tint. I bought a couple of pairs from Zenni with 80% tint (the darkest option), and they're not quite cutting it on particularly sunny days. Zenni has said they can't go any darker, so I'm looking for other options. So if you're happy with some very dark (or even mirrored) prescription sunglasses that you've ordered online, tell me where you got 'em!
posted by plantbot on Oct 5, 2010 - 4 answers

More like Trader Schmoe's amirite?

ISO discount grocery stores around the Cambridge-to-Waltham Massachusetts corridor. I'm thinking here of the dented-can, overstock, weird-food-that-didn't-sell-in-the-regular-supermarket, fell-off-the-loading-dock variety. Like a "Building 19⅚" of grocery stores. I've seen places like this in other locales, but not around where I live.
posted by not_on_display on Sep 14, 2010 - 10 answers

New MBA students need suits.

Is there anywhere I can get a discount for buying men's suits en masse? [more inside]
posted by rjacobs on Sep 13, 2010 - 7 answers

Bags, bags, bags

Where in Toronto can I buy a classy leather messenger bag or briefcase, without breaking the bank? I want something more "design" than "Organization Man". Consignment places that sell designer menswear? A discount store in Yorkville? [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Jul 30, 2010 - 7 answers

Do companies "forget" discounts on purpose?

Do phone companies, and other companies, "forget" on purpose to give you a promised discount? And is this legal? [more inside]
posted by escabeche on Jul 27, 2010 - 17 answers

Las Vegas show tickets - where to get the best discounts?

What's the best way to save money on tickets to Las Vegas shows? Discount ticket websites, physical shops that sell tickets to many venues, going early to the venue in question, or something else? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Jul 27, 2010 - 12 answers

free_beer@student.edu

After many years, I am once again in possession of a student ID and e-mail address. What are some offers I can take advantage of with them? [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Jul 13, 2010 - 35 answers

I'm a student of the world...yeah, that's it!

What's the cheapest way to be a student to get a student or academic discount? [more inside]
posted by devilish on Jul 6, 2010 - 17 answers

Where to Pre-Order the New iPhone 4

I'm planning on pre-ordering the new iphone tomorrow. I'm eligible for the AT&T upgrade plan. Is there a price difference between ordering it at an AT&T store versus an Apple store? I thought is was the same in terms of price, but a friend recently told me the discount was larger at the AT&T store. Thanks for the help!
posted by leecohen on Jun 14, 2010 - 6 answers

What are some good cheap alternatives to the Mach 3 razor

I've used the Mach 3 razor on my face for the longest time and I have been very happy with its performance. But Gillette's recent price increases are just not something I can absorb in my current economic situation. What are some good cheap alternatives that would be available in NYC-area stores? [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Apr 18, 2010 - 31 answers

How do membership discount cards work?

Looking at options to create a membership card for discounts at businesses, similar to a KCRW Fringe Benefits card. I haven't done this before so I'm not sure about which membership card manufacturers would be good to order from or about how the card technology itself works. Right now, getting the businesses and customers to cooperate is the easy part for me... I need to figure out how to make the card work and to be sure I can keep track of all member activity. Educate me please, if you can! Thank you! :)
posted by anonymous on Apr 15, 2010 - 2 answers

travel fixed date-flexible destination

Any tips for travel deals where your dates are fixed but you are open about possible destinations? [more inside]
posted by tangonerd on Nov 15, 2009 - 4 answers

Looking for Amazon.com discount websites

Amazon.com discount search? JungleCrazy, a site that shows Amazon items with at least a 70% discount, has gone offline. Are there any other sites that let me search by discounts?
posted by Sufi on Oct 27, 2009 - 6 answers

How can we make our low-income year a little easier?

My girlfriend and I are making very little money this year. What are some services/discounts/aid we can qualify for? This is in Berkeley, CA, USA, and we live together. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Oct 27, 2009 - 19 answers

What is the gift/token of appreciation etiquette for teacher recommendations?

My oldest, a HS senior, is applying to college and we are asking teachers to complete recommendations. Would it be permissible to include a note and small token of appreciation for each teacher in advance of the recommendation? [more inside]
posted by KWittman on Oct 1, 2009 - 22 answers

Teacher Discounts @ Clothing Stores? What Other Perks Am I Missing? Astronaughts get half off at Banana?

What "secret" discounts/benefits exist at major retail businesses (J. Crew, Banana Republic, Express, etc.) and what could qualify me for these discounts. I'm talking more long term (i.e., Teacher, Employee, etc.) as opposed to coupons or specials. [more inside]
posted by WhereAmI on Sep 9, 2009 - 22 answers

Travelling with Swine flu risks: Safety vs Bargain

Safety and budget -wise, should I buy a heavily discounted ticket now to SE Asia in January 2010? More details inside... [more inside]
posted by gttommy on Aug 19, 2009 - 5 answers

Fun and cheap in San Francisco

What's fun for me and my 3.5 year old daughter to do in San Francisco and San Jose from July 22 to July 27 for cheap? [more inside]
posted by RajahKing on Jul 17, 2009 - 14 answers

How to get cheap tickets for Broadway shows?

A couple of my friends are coming to New York to visit near the end of July, and we want to take in a show (preferably a musical). We're all students and we're trying to find cheap tickets, but we want to have this sorted out in advance instead of waiting to buy tickets day-of. Does anyone know a good way to do this? I'm in New York if it's something that needs to be done in person, although through a website would be preferable. We're just looking for good deals or discounts, or something. Also I know nothing about Broadway, so recommendations for fun shows would be very welcome!
posted by howgenerica on Jun 25, 2009 - 10 answers

You mean I have to pay you, for you to charge me less?

How do I tell if a "Discount Club" is worth it? [more inside]
posted by ArgentCorvid on May 27, 2009 - 7 answers

How Do I Set Up a Frequent Buyer Program for a Retailer?

Where do I look (web site, trade association, etc.) to get information on setting up a frequent buyer/member program for a retailer? [more inside]
posted by jurczyk on May 7, 2009 - 2 answers

Bermuda Attraction bundle?

I know I saw a 10-attractions-in-1 bundle deal for places of interest in Bermuda, but now I can't find it (with Google). Does anyone recall seeing something like that? [more inside]
posted by mysterious1der on Apr 20, 2009 - 0 answers

Who has overestimated the American public's desire for chocolate this year?

My favorite holiday, Half-Price Candy Day, happens four times a year: Nov. 1, Dec. 26, Feb. 15, and the day after Easter. I usually hit a chain drugstore or grocery store for my Conversation Hearts or Robin's Eggs, but it just occurred to me that I could probably do better. [more inside]
posted by doift on Feb 13, 2009 - 11 answers

SLI VS CROSSFIRE VS MY BRAIN

Question: where can I find a valid coupon/discount code for a Dell XPS 730x. I've heard there's some out there for 20-25% off, but I can't seem to find anything online that's working. Failing that, how much of a difference is it really if I just build a really sweet XPS 630? [more inside]
posted by Bageena on Feb 10, 2009 - 4 answers

roommate's leaving. any chance of negotiationg a way to keep the place myself but with a lower rent for single occupancy?

Longtime roommate is moving out, and I'm not so hot on getting a new one. Any tips on the possibility of negotiating a rent decrease based on single-occupancy vs. double? [more inside]
posted by bartleby on Feb 6, 2009 - 21 answers

best time of the year to catch deeply discounted seasonal clothing at retail or online stores?

When is the best time of the year to catch deeply discounted seasonal clothing at retail or online stores? [more inside]
posted by l2yangop on Feb 4, 2009 - 5 answers

Getting a deal for wireless phone/data service?

Is there a good way to get a reduced rate from Verizon on data and voice service on a wireless phone like a Blackberry for my husband? I've heard people get deals on wireless phone service by threatening to switch providers, and wondered if that or signing up for a long term plan could get me a deal. [more inside]
posted by onlyconnect on Dec 7, 2008 - 3 answers

Mac Apps bargains on CyberMonday?

CyberMonday deals for download software, specially Mac [more inside]
posted by fcoury on Dec 1, 2008 - 2 answers

Will CES make the price of this camera drop?

Does it make sense to wait until after CES to buy a new video camera? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Nov 30, 2008 - 3 answers

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