I'm a huge fan of retailers who have lifetime guarantees or warranties. I'm trying to make an effort to buy more from these places. The retailers that I've enjoyed with these features include REI, Eddie Bauer, The North Face, Eastpak, Jansport and Koss headphones.
Are there any more I should be aware of? I've heard about Briggs & Riley suitcases and Craftsman tools. Please let me know of any others and of your favorites.
posted by Borborygmus
on May 9, 2013 -
I'm trying to decide whether to take MetroNorth to Grand Central Monday morning. Will a train arriving @8:51am be unpleasantly packed, or is that considered late in the rush hour? [more inside]
posted by Quisp Lover
on May 3, 2013 -
Do you have suggestions? Should we do it? Where? In town? Farther out? Way out in the country? Neighborhoods to check and things to look out for? [more inside]
posted by fivesavagepalms
on Apr 26, 2013 -
Please share your recommendations on books about North Korea.
I have seen this question
from 2007 but I'd like books about history and culture as well as modern day North Korea. Fiction recommendations are also welcome. I have already read and enjoyed Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick.
My only request is that they're available as an eBook - preferably as an ePub.
posted by poxandplague
on Apr 6, 2013 -
We're considering a family vacation at one of those mondo multi family homes at the shore in North Carolina, but would prefer a lifeguarded beach. Any suggestions? Thanks.
posted by hick57
on Feb 24, 2013 -
I'm coordinating a project that involves sending participants to remote communities in the Canadian North. The communities have varying speeds of internet connection, but in general, I've been told it's pretty slow, and sometimes bandwidth is restricted. The participants need to record video of themselves and send it to their evaluators back here in the city. What is the best (free) solution? [more inside]
posted by MissSquare
on Jan 17, 2013 -
Can anyone recommend a good personal injury lawyer in North Carolina? I am trying to find someone who will not be working for the insurance company and it is proving to be a difficult task. Thanks!
posted by manaaka
on Sep 25, 2012 -
ChristmasBookFilter: Looking for a book, probably published in the 90's, purporting to be a travel log of author's journey to the North Pole complete with maps of Santa's airstrip, toy factory layout, etc. The book maintains the fiction from beginning to end and is nicely done.
posted by TigerMoth
on Dec 12, 2011 -
I"ll be in the Willmington, Richlands N.C. area over Thanksgiving and the first week in December to visit my daughter. We both have slight physical problems that make long walks impossible. She is also new to the area and I'm am looking for fun places to go. Restaurants, tourist spots, historical sights, etc. Her husband is overseas in Aftganistgan, so I'm trying to fill a gap and cheer her up.
Thanks in advance.
posted by cliffster99
on Nov 17, 2011 -
Alaska / North Slope Filter: Is there a month or time of the year when there is a greater opportunity to land a culinary job on Alaskas' North Slope or offshore oil services industry in this area? [more inside]
posted by Muirwylde
on Nov 2, 2011 -
Please help me find therapist in north jersey. Preferably one that specializes in depression for young women (late 20s). Bonus points if they have experience with sleep disorders. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Oct 18, 2011 -
Can anyone recommend an attorney for a small IT consulting company in the Chicago/North Shore area? My husband hopes to embark on a new contract with a Big Firm, and it's time to revisit some legal aspects involved in this type of adventure.
Many thanks in advance.
posted by onepot
on Aug 31, 2011 -
I am looking for theories of political/social movement (i.e. dance, performance not ideological) for a research paper on the Mass Games in North Korea, a large-scale spectacle including gymnastics, music, dance and art performed for Kim Jung-Il.
posted by weaponsgradecarp
on Apr 4, 2011 -
Family and I decided that this would be our last winter in Michigan. After much debate we have chosen North Carolina. Neither of us have family or friends in NC. Not sure where to live. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by bleucube
on Mar 28, 2011 -
I am going to Fargo, Grand Forks, Bismarck and surrounding areas in mid-February - what do I do for fun? [more inside]
posted by emilyv
on Jan 10, 2011 -
I am so lucky to live in the heart of NC apple country. In fact, I can see an orchard out my back window. Best of all, I have a love for the taste of this versatile fruit. But I have little knowledge of ways to use them. Please share your ideas for ways to enjoy them fully. [more inside]
posted by netbros
on Sep 3, 2010 -
Is it risky showing up in the middle of the day on a holiday weekend expecting to snag a tent site at the Mt. Pisgah, NC campground? [more inside]
posted by philmas
on Sep 2, 2010 -
A while ago a trip to the Bahamas ended up with me hooked on Vita Malt. Are there any brick-and-mortar sources in West North Carolina/East Tennessee I can try? [more inside]
posted by NBJack
on Jul 30, 2010 -
My friend was assaulted by her husband last week. She's new to this country, and feels that she doesn't have anyone knowledgable of the law to talk to about what she can do, or what's going to happen... [more inside]
posted by blueberry
on Jul 3, 2010 -
Where to spend a tranquil beachfront week in July (coming from Rocky Mount, NC)? [more inside]
posted by dzaz
on May 5, 2010 -
Asking for a friend: Where can I rent a Canon 7D for a single day in or around Asheville, NC.
posted by ManyNinjas
on Feb 23, 2010 -
I have an upcoming first date in the Highland Park, IL area. I don't really leave the city to often, and I don't have a car, and I've actually haven't spent too much time in the North Suburbs. Can anybody help me out in suggesting 'things' to do, proper first date stuff, in the Highland Park through the Skokie Area. [Friday Night] - thanks for your help.
posted by anonymous
on Jan 20, 2010 -
I am trying to find a fabric that matches the famous dress
in the Auction scene in Hitchcock's North by Northwest
I am looking for fabric in a large print roses in cobalt blue on a black background
posted by Ekidnagrrl17
on Jul 3, 2009 -
Could the US or Japan shoot down the missile that North Korea is planning on launching next week? [more inside]
posted by crazyray
on Mar 29, 2009 -
What pizzas were on the menu at Pizza Bella in Crouch End, London, during the 1990s? [more inside]
posted by unSane
on Feb 14, 2009 -
I'm looking for a recommendation on a bank that I could access from both South and North America. [more inside]
posted by mcarthey
on Jan 8, 2009 -
Looking for a Post & Beam construction job in Asheville, NC. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Glendale
on Dec 16, 2008 -
What districts/streets/apartment buildings do you suggest I check out on my mini-vacation to Raleigh, North Carolina. I plan on moving there in the near future and I want to find a place that's in the middle of the action. [more inside]
posted by my_impermanence
on Dec 12, 2008 -
What are you knowin' about North Carolina? I am a big city girl with a potential life-changing job opportunity in NC (triangle area) and I'm flying out next week for an interview and to check out the area. What should I look for? [more inside]
posted by pazazygeek
on Nov 8, 2008 -
Looking for a place that has gelato in or near Charlotte, NC. And a restaurant for real food to go with it. [more inside]
posted by theichibun
on Sep 18, 2008 -
NorthCarolinaFilter: A friend is traveling between Greensboro and Cape Fear and back again - They would love to hear some ideas on what to see? what to do? [more inside]
posted by jammy
on May 29, 2008 -
What are some ways to tell the direction [North, East, South, West] you are headed? And more generally, what are some cool nature tricks you've learned through the years? [more inside]
posted by cloeburner
on Apr 16, 2008 -