Hello, prognosticators and speculators! Look into your oily, viscous crystal tarball. With crude oil at $43.76 per barrel today, and an email in my inbox from MassEnergy (of which I am a member) informing me of a webinar I won't be awake for, I'm wondering: should I lock in my heating oil price while it's still warm out? If so, what's good timing? I expect to use 350 gallons of oil this year. I'm in MA, about 10 miles west of Boston Harbor. [previously from 2008, when oil was $98/barrel ... paging mjjj, how did it go?]
I am making postcards for my local museum as a fundraiser and I need to know how much tourist stops are charging for postcards these days. [more inside]
I was accompanying a friend who was picking up a prescription for nitroglycerin pills at a supermarket pharmacy and was surprised to see that the price was $30 for around 20 pills (he doesn't have insurance so this was retail price, not a copay). I was curious so I checked Walmart's list of $4 drugs and found nitroglycerin is not on the list. I checked a drug price comparison website and it also listed prices in the $20-30 range. Nitroglycerin has been used medically for 130 years (no patent) and seems like it can't be expensive to make, I thought for sure it would be dirt cheap like generic prozac, amoxicillin, etc. Anyone have an idea/theory why it's so expensive?
To use a credit, I'd like to set a price alert for multiple routes from a specific airport but ONLY for one airline - Korean air. How do I go about doing that?
I'm curious about the pricing of Chinese restaurant food in various countries. Can you give me a price range for your country or area, for either delivered or in-restaurant dining, either in your country's currency or US dollars? [more inside]
For Louisville, Kentucky but I guess anyplace will do. I am trying to determine if I need to switch my aging furnace from gas to electric and for the life of me I can't find any pricing over time ( like years ) to compare rate hikes. Any suggestions?
Oil has fallen by more than 50% since July 2014. How can I benefit from that fall, either by: 1. Gas banking - Is there a way I can buy gas at the current low rate and use it later after prices have risen? 2. Buying stock - Either a sector fund through an investment firm like Smith Barney, or buying pieces of stocks individually like through Ameritrade or Sharebuilder? 3. Or some other way? Or should I just buy the cheap gas and enjoy the reduction as long as it lasts?
I'm traveling with a friend to Tokyo next year, May 24th to June 6th. I've had Orbitz, Expedia, Kayak and Skyscanner on heavy rotation for three weeks and the best price I can find for travel time shorter than 24 hours is about $1500 round-trip. I'd rather not get scolded by our friends for paying too much, and Googling "nyc to tokyo airfare price range" is giving me the equivalent of hearing "usual and customary" from my insurance company, so I am turning to MeFites for help. Possible pertinent details below the fold. [more inside]
I like buying things on Amazon prime, but only if they are roughly equal to or less than the cost of something that can be found in a supermarket. Is there some site that I can use to find a reasonable "supermarket price" (not the sale price) for things with brand names (like shaving cream or garbage bags) so that I can make sure I'm not paying well above the market price for something? I'd imagine prices vary by region, but I'm willing to take any suggestions. [more inside]
Macbook Air vrs. other ultrabooks - Am I missing something? [more inside]
Search interface for Zappos.com that includes more granular price information? [more inside]
Workers at this one convenience store always charge slightly more than the stated price. What is the scam here? [more inside]
Is an overseas honeymoon possible? [more inside]
Have any of you actually purchased "Price upon request" clothing or jewelry? What did that entail? [more inside]
Where can I find daily (historical) mutual fund prices?
My wife is asking her students to chart comparisons between prices of objects/items from the year they were born compared to prices today. Her kids are having a difficult time finding those prices from 1998 (the year most of them were born). I've struck out as well. Do you have any online sources for catalogues, price lists, etc from '98?
Can you help me understand this pricing strategy at Coldstone Creamery? The medium size ice cream was only 1 cent more than the small. [more inside]
I'm trying to track recent sale prices for several painters. The best-known tool is ArtNet, but a 24 hr pass costs $19 and only allows search for five artists. And I don't see any libraries in my county system that have memberships. Can anyone recommend a less expensive alternative, or one more likely to be available in public libraries?
Should I buy a house in Bristol, UK, or wait? I have a 100k deposit, and a 100k mortgage in principle. Should I buy a house or flat in Bristol UK? I am single, 32, more or less happy renting, and have no reason to buy other than a sense of cultural obligation, boredom with renting, and available cash. There is nothing tying me to Bristol, if you have any golden location tips I'm willing to travel.
How can I find a list of stocks that have fallen a given percentage in value? Is there a website where I can screen historical stock prices according to a criteria I define? [more inside]
How do independent used stores price things? Particularly, video games? [more inside]
Where can I find reliable Vancouver condo sale price information? [more inside]
I need to mail some important documents from the US to Russia via a method that is trackable. The cheapest price I can find is $28.95 via USPS. Does anyone know of a less expensive method that includes tracking information? These are just paper documents, not a package. Thanks!
I would like to have a time series of hourly electricity spot market prices, for at least one year, possibly more, to test a statistical model I'm investigating. Can I get them for free anywhere? [more inside]
Econ Filter - Housing prices vs. interest rates. [more inside]
Help me find this newly-published (within the last month) graph! This article/ webpage had a graph of house prices in different countries relative to income (?). The graph was interactive and had sliding bars where you could adjust for different time periods and different countries (US, UK, Switzerland, Japan, China, etc). I think I probably saw it on either BBC or NYTimes website, maybe Slate or FT. [more inside]
European Apartment Prices (to buy). Considering buying a cheap 1 bedroom apartment in Europe. say Berlin, Paris, Barcelona etc.. in decent (young-ish / hip area). Anecdotally, which cities are significantly cheaper? [more inside]
Does Borders Bookstore offer better prices on anything compared to Barnes and Noble or Amazon.com? [more inside]
Help me find this online resource that gives local prices of prescription drugs. [more inside]
What are used I-Phones going for? [more inside]
What could one piece of eight have purchased in Boston in 1777?
How much should I be paying for a shirt/blouse/shoes/pants? Help me recalibrate my expectations of shopping for clothes. [more inside]
Where can I get wholesale price gold hoop earrings in Los Angeles? [more inside]
Including both big-brands and generic, what should I expect $500-600 to get me as far as LCD TVs go? 30-40 inches? Unreasonable? [more inside]
Where did I read about a semi-famous blogger and entrepreneur's advice on webhosting? [more inside]
Some quick questions about booking an international flight. [more inside]
Advice for timing a move and getting a great deal in a tough rental market? [more inside]
Why do items in my grocery store with similar items on the Mexican food aisle cost more at my grocery store? Why does Mexican Nesquik cost less? [more inside]
My college roommate and I, after seeing home prices within 4 digits in some states, discussing the possibility of homeownership at the ripe age of 19. [more inside]
Colorado residents... where can I find the cheapest lift tickets for Crested Butte? [more inside]
Help me find a good travel agency in Austin, TX for booking flights to Hong Kong! [more inside]
Is the 8 oz. yogurt serving gone for good? [more inside]
I travel a lot for work and have been a little confused about how after the government banned all bottled liquids that the in-airport stores weren't encouragd to lower their prices to be more in accordance with market prices in the outside world. Has there been any effort to this end? [more inside]
Ladies – Which Sephora products are really worth it? [more inside]
How do I find out the cost of booze in (Chattanooga) Tennessee when I'm in (Ottawa) Ontario? [more inside]
How can I find the cheapest gas along a route? [more inside]
How has the value of agricultural land in Ireland changed since 2003? [more inside]
Why do 100% egg whites cost 2x more than 99%? [more inside]
Can gasoline futures be used to predict the price we will pay for fuel at the local pump? [more inside]
Are there any websites that compile historical MSRPs for cars? Like if I wanted to know how much a dude had to pay for a new Camaro in 1979. [more inside]
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