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Giving the gift of mail-order fruit.

I want to ship some fruit as a gift to a friend (within the US). I know that apples and pears from Harry and David are tasty, but I'm interested in other options. [more inside]
posted by cushie on Mar 3, 2014 - 7 answers

Fun, inexpensive "of the month" clubs

I love the idea of Dollar Shave Club. What are some other subscription-type services I might enjoy? [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Feb 27, 2014 - 24 answers

Tea-of-the-month club recommendations

We're thinking of getting a friend of ours some kind of Tea of the Month club subscription as a (slightly belated) Christmas present. We're not big tea drinkers ourselves; can anyone recommend a particular company to get it from? [more inside]
posted by Horace Rumpole on Dec 23, 2013 - 12 answers

fifty nifty United States-based care packages?

Help me create a list of mailable, share-able, care-package items from all the U.S. states/DC for my college student son and his friends. [more inside]
posted by headnsouth on Jun 24, 2013 - 58 answers

How can I cheaply forward a package from France?

I want to buy a book from a publisher in France, but the shipping rates they charge are astronomical. What options do I have? [more inside]
posted by Merzbau on May 19, 2013 - 5 answers

Counterfeit grey-market medication. Now what?

Mail-order pills from a reputable overseas vendor (have seen them recommended in Ask) turned out to not contain any active ingredient according to a blood test. I switched meds when I found out, but am at a loss as to what to do beyond that. [more inside]
posted by tigrrrlily on May 19, 2013 - 13 answers

A mail order bride for me

Mail order bride site that is not a scam? Does one exist? If you have successfully found yours how did you do it?
posted by digividal on Sep 15, 2012 - 13 answers

My liver vs. Amazon.

Is there a way that I can get Amazon to periodically send me items from my wishlist without me telling it to? [more inside]
posted by punchtothehead on Feb 29, 2012 - 11 answers

Is this a good business idea in the USA?

How do I (legally!!) sell my homemade booze products from PA within the USA? And what do I have to know and think about and plan for and be prepared for, when I want to ship hundreds of jarred vegetarian food items from Germany to be sold via mail order in the USA? [more inside]
posted by GermanChef on Jul 8, 2011 - 21 answers

Hell is being a vegan in Green Bay

Vegan care package for a male college freshman: Products? Mail order sites? GO! [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Oct 13, 2010 - 21 answers

In a plain brown wrapper, please.

Who will discreetly ship sex toys and not sell my name and address to everyone? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 17, 2010 - 23 answers

Gourmet Food Catalogs?

What are some good fancy-pants gourmet food delivery websites? [more inside]
posted by KathrynT on Dec 15, 2009 - 10 answers

Where to buy tea online, + pu-erh

Tea Filter: what's your favorite online tea store? Bonus question: tell me about pu-erh. [more inside]
posted by k. on Nov 16, 2009 - 37 answers

Looking to order not more than $100 worth of semi-tat from overseas

Can you suggest more sites like lovelyshoes.net? Rainbow totes, $7! I want to receive parcels of entertaining, extremely cheap goods. I don't mind reasonable minimums but I'm not a reseller. [more inside]
posted by kmennie on Sep 17, 2009 - 17 answers

InsuranceFilter: What exactly makes a medication fall into the maintenance medication category in the eyes of insurance companies?

InsuranceFilter: What exactly makes a medication fall into the maintenance medication category in the eyes of insurance companies? Is it the fact that the doctor writes the prescription and allows for refills? Would getting a new prescription with no refills every month circumvent the whole maintenance medication designation? [more inside]
posted by lrkuperman on Oct 3, 2008 - 7 answers

Shad roe

Does anybody have a lead on shad roe by mail? [more inside]
posted by veggieboy on Apr 15, 2008 - 3 answers

What are the world's most useful dead-tree catalogs?

What is the iconic (or just "your favorite") dead-tree product catalog (listing of merchandise for mail-order sale) for your hobby, industry, or trade? [more inside]
posted by cadastral on Apr 1, 2008 - 74 answers

Do you get a lot of your food via mail order?

Do you get a lot of your food via mail order? I mean everyday foods, not stuff from expensive specialty places. What are your favorite sources for this? (I'm in the U.S.) [more inside]
posted by sparrows on Nov 2, 2007 - 12 answers

Straw poll: how are your sales doing?

Mail order entrepreneurs: How have your sales figures been over the past few months? [more inside]
posted by rolypolyman on Sep 26, 2007 - 5 answers

Business fulfillment software

I run a small mail-order shipping business and for years have been using an Excel spreadsheet to process and fulfill orders. Is there a database-based application that will do this instead? [more inside]
posted by zek on Sep 17, 2007 - 5 answers

Best mail-order food?

What are the finest mail-order food goods available at reasonable prices? I'm talking best bread, brownies, cakes, fruits, frozen pizzas, cookies -- any recommendations for extraordinary food at not-exhorbitant rates.
posted by shivohum on Feb 6, 2007 - 33 answers

Pennsylvania Saffron

Where online can I buy saffron grown in Pennsylvania? I did a quick google, but I'm not coming up with anything other than articles and recipes and links to buy saffron grown everywhere else.
posted by digitalis on Oct 7, 2006 - 4 answers

Bring Home the Bacon

Ham it up: Need recommendations for an especially delicious and good-quality mail-order ham, as a holiday gift for ham-lovers. Something that costs less than Harry & David's $100 ham would be appreciated.
posted by Miko on Nov 27, 2005 - 14 answers

CD Club fun!

I've been thinking of joining a CD club, like Columbia House. [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Mar 16, 2005 - 10 answers

Online selling to Europe from the US?

(E)URO-COMMERCE filter - i run a mail order business and web site and entertain fantasies of doing the same in europe. does anyone have any knowledge of the shipping/postage/tax/duties situation for inter-european shipping? are there examples of companies who serve europe the way small e-tailers are able to server the whole US via UPS or thhe US mail?
posted by subpixel on Dec 9, 2004 - 7 answers

New Digital Camera

University student on a budget looking to buy a new digital camera. Looking at the Canon G5 or Sony V1 right now, but wondering if I'm overlooking others. Also questions about ordering from the US to Canada with duties and taxes (more) [more inside]
posted by sinical on Feb 22, 2004 - 11 answers

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