I need to get a birthday gift for my new boss (I've worked there just a couple of months and this is the first office birthday since I started). I'm told we do gifts around $10 plus lunch for the birthday person. Extra layer of difficulty: the birthday is early next week. [more inside]
Help us leave the U.S. this fall for somewhere very inexpensive. We have three requirements: $4,000 total budget for two people for 10 - 14 days including flights; vegetarian food be available, plentiful preferred; relatively safe. That's it. [more inside]
I'm looking for inexpensive over-night parking in or near Fisherman's Wharf for Christmas night. We'll be taking 2 cars, but our hotel only allows parking for one. [more inside]
I already have one bachelor's degree, and now I have all the time in the world, and a desire to learn even more. Which state offers low-cost or free-cost bachelor's degree programs, and can you just get into your car and go? What are my options for getting more education, inexpensively? [more inside]
I have been working for a small non-profit for a little less than a year, and one of my major projects has been to manage a newly created website where we sell our publications. I don't have much experience with website administration, and have learned a lot on the job, but I seem to have hit a wall with coming up with an efficient, streamlined process for keeping track of all of the customer service and order related pieces and correspondence. I figure there must be existing programs or systems that I could use, instead of having to come up with something from scratch, but the caveat is that it would have to be free or at least low-cost. More complications inside. [more inside]
Mother of two sons here - they are all grown up and we are talking about taking our first out-of-state vacation in years. The problem is that we are vacation-planning inept and don't know where to start. It has to be as cheap as possible, but I'm not sure how to search or how to find deals. This is where you come in handy! We live in Cleveland, Ohio and are looking at somewhere on the west coast (perhaps San Francisco) or even Mexico/South America. (Europe is also an option, but perhaps very expensive?) We want it to be far enough away, and not too chilly (a bit is okay, and temperate is fine as well). [more inside]
I am going to be moving back home from Japan (Narita or Haneda) to Ohio (Cleveland-Hopkins) in about 3 weeks to a month. I have not purchased a plane ticket yet, and have no clue where to start. I am considering doing a bit of traveling in between, but don't have too much money to spend so I would like to iron out the details of my return plans first. Help me, Metafilter! [more inside]
I work at home and, since I moved from NYC to the West Coast, I've simply had Verizon remote-call-forward my number to make the move as seamless as possible. The problem is the cost, around $70.00 per month. Does anyone know of a less expensive way to remote-call-forward? Thanks in advance!
We are a couple in our mid-50's and are looking for some specific things in our next move; more temperate weather than the North East where we are now; progressive thinking people, good food and a thriving food scene, ability to buy a house for less than $350K, low property taxes ( less than $5K) within driving distance (45 minutes is the max) to a major airport and open-minded people. We are both entrepreneurial and active, love the outdoors and nature and want a small yard for a garden and to be near some kind of water be it a large lake, river or coast. We are considering Portland Ore. or Durham NC. We are still working and work for ourselves. Anyone have an opinion on either or both?
What forums do you know of that discuss good gear at budget prices? I'm aware of
Budget Light Forum for flashlight aficionados and [more inside] Poor Man's Watch Forum for watch junkies. What else is there?
I'm on the hunt for cheap but semi-fancy appetizer recipes. [more inside]
Interesting gifts for my family - give me some inexpensive gift ideas for weird, funny, creative, or out of the ordinary gifts. Bonus if I can order them online and get them on time for Xmas, still. [more inside]
Photographers & photo enthusiasts: Can I find a good professional grade used or new digital camera for under $350-400? [more inside]
For this winter, I want an inexpensive ($100 or so) men's jacket that is light and warm, even in really cold conditions. Jacket, not a coat... [more inside]
Are there any no-hassle, cheap alternatives to watercolor paper? I want to practice a lot without spending a lot. [more inside]
Looking for inexpensive meals in Vancouver. [more inside]
What tripod should I get for 95% document photography (think DIY book scanner) and 5% optional outdoor photography of wildlife and buildings? [more inside]
Help me find an inexpensive suit for a short, round man in Toronto? [more inside]
My crazy dream: A good but relatively inexpensive cream/creme eyeshadow, preferably from the UK (or maybe Asia), without glitter, gleam, glimmer, glint, glitz, scintillation, shimmer, twinkle, or other sparklysparklespark. Can you help? [more inside]
We're having a small party. I could use ideas for inexpensive - but nice - hors d'oeuvres/snacks for up to 15 people that take minimal prep time, for a total of 15-30 minutes on my feet per day.
What is the best sparkling wine or champagne under 20 dollars? Also, I need help with a last-minute New Year's celebration. [more inside]
Looking for an inexpensive source of current foreign coins that can be purchased by the pound. These would be a gift for a coin obsessed grandson that would be more impressed with volume rather than quality.
PLEASE tell me where to buy and how to get installed decent laminate (or other relatively inexpensive) countertops in Seattle. Home Depot has robbed us several times over in the kitchen remodel we're doing, and I can't deal with them any longer. I need another place to purchase countertops, and an installer (bonus if they're the same). I also would like to have this done in the next week or two, as I'm due to deliver a baby in three weeks. Of course, HD said this would all be done weeks ago, and it's not. Cabinets are being installed today and tomorrow. Help!
What is a great, inexpensive experience I could do for one week? [more inside]
Recommend a great realtor in Atlanta. Difficulty: I want an old, cheap house. [more inside]
Help set me up: I am looking to buy my son a laptop. An inexpensive laptop. It should have a strong enough graphics card to run, say, MineCraft and other games/video smoothly; should have a webcam. Otherwise, it will be used for general schoolwork and internetting, and maybe some light music recording. Screen size is not important, so small displays are OK. So: new or used? Or buy a cheap one and upgrade the graphics card? What specs should I aim for? Any sources/sites that are better for finding good deals? I am wishing to find something for $200--am I wishing too hard? Thanks!!
Seeking all night restaurant in San Diego with specific requirements. [more inside]
My girlfriend is studying abroad in London for the fall, and our 3 month is coming up soon. I wanted to give her a gift (no more than $40ish because we put a limit on them) that was relevant but not too personal/emotional because I'll be getting her some nice jewelry as a momento for our 4th month - which is right before she leaves. [more inside]
I need protein. I have just started (re-started) weight training and I have very limited funds, but I cannot afford lean steak or chicken or fish. I have some protein powder and can afford chicken thigh meat, canned tuna and any amount of pulses. Which is best? I'm trying to build lean muscle. [more inside]
I'm studying abroad in London for six months, starting this Wednesday, as in three or four days from now. I need advice on how to live cheaply in London and still enjoy myself. Rent and two meals a day are covered, but I need advice on everything outside of that (Very long, sorry!) [more inside]
Super super inexpensive ($1.00 or less) yet clever Christmas gift ideas needed! [more inside]
Where are the most inexpensive beachfront houses in the US/Canada? [more inside]
My two boys, both starting 7th grade in a couple of weeks, need computers...laptop or smaller? Smaller relates to cost? [more inside]
How to go about getting inexpensive health insurance as a student? [more inside]
Need some help finding vintage running shorts, on the cheap if possible. [more inside]
I am looking for cheap Copic Ciao/Sketch markers. They are very expensive (the cheapest I have found is $80 USD for a pack of 36, but the sale is no longer on). I was wondering if anyone knows of a good vendor who sells them cheaply. I live in Canada (meaning: it would have to be local or a vendor that ships to Canada).
Is there a method or inexpensive tool that will allow me to use two internet connections at the same time across a network? [more inside]
Decorating Filter: I'm moving to a new apartment and finally want to rid myself my cheap, student cultch and want to have a more modern, adult decor. Problem One - I don't know what I need to avoid/get rid of to keep my new place looking professional rather than studenty. Problem Two - I don't have a giant amount of money to spend on new items to decorate with. [more inside]
Looking for a cheap, simple, DIY technique to dehumidify my apartment. [more inside]
Let's say I wanted to disappear for a year to work on a personal project. Where would I go to make it as cheap as possible? [more inside]
Looking for a romantic, cozy, yet cheapish restaurant for Valentine's Dinner saturday night in San Francisco. Preferably somewhere that takes reservations.
Looking for a romantic, cozy, yet cheapish restaurant for Valentine's Dinner saturday night in San Francisco. Preferably somewhere that takes reservations. [more inside]
Can my friend get a good colour laser printer for around £100? [more inside]
Where is the best place in Ottawa for a single woman in her fifties to rent an appartment? [more inside]
I'm unemployed until march. I find myself spending hours on the internet for lack of anything better to do. What can I do that is either extremely cheap, or preferably free, to fill up my time until then? [more inside]
Help me find a mid-priced restaurant in Brooklyn for New Years dinner! [more inside]
Where to stay and eat inexpensively and safely for a young female passing through Sydney, and what to see there in 5 days.
My girlfriend and I are looking to spend a few days in a cabin on a lake with a chance of snow (but not a blizzard!). We were thinking Lake Tahoe, but adding up the expenses puts it out of our price range. Any suggestions for how to have a peaceful vacation on the cheap?
Bra help! I have big boobs and a small body, help me find inexpensive bras in size 32G, seemingly an oxymoron. [more inside]
What are the cheapest & quickest flights from Hanoi to Siem Reap; is there a southeast Asia flight aggregator (similar to Kayak in the US) that will search all the possible airlines and connections? [more inside]
Just moved my boyfriend into a new apartment, and he will be unable to afford cable tv for quite awhile. As admitted boob toob junkies, we are quickly running out of things to do when we just feel like being around the house. Suggestions of fun and relatively budget friendly (under $30 to accomplish, preferably with a re-usability factor) activities to do at home, without the magical box. [more inside]
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