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Peacock Express, Los Angeles Local.

Where (besides Manic Panic, ugh) can I buy funky, semi-permanent hair dyes in Los Angeles? Preferably today? [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Sep 27, 2014 - 3 answers

I'm here to buy shoes; I don't need the extended powertrain warranty

Where (if anywhere) can I go in Manhattan to browse a reasonably large selection of high-quality men's dress shoes and try them on in different sizes without needing to deal with any salespeople? A warehouse with a bench would be fine. I am a guy with large but not gargantuan feet if that matters. Thanks.
posted by Inspector.Gadget on Jun 21, 2014 - 8 answers

Why is there a rack of really old greeting cards at the conveniencstore?

The newsstand / convenience store in my office building has a half-empty rack of really old greeting cards. Is there a business reason why these cards are taking up prime retail space in the store? [more inside]
posted by QuantumMeruit on Jul 17, 2013 - 20 answers

Need to find a store in the US to buy a netbook.

Where is the best brick and mortar store to buy a Windows netbook in the US? [more inside]
posted by jim.christian on Dec 26, 2012 - 8 answers

return policies

how common or uncommon is it for shops/companies to prohibit individuals from making returns? [more inside]
posted by skjønn on Oct 23, 2012 - 21 answers

You know, like Netflix....

I am looking for a shopping cart solution that specializes in subscription based sales. I have a small product that comes in several "flavors" that I would like to ship to each customer's house every month. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 20, 2012 - 3 answers

Need a Chicago Brick and Mortar Store with Obama Merchandise

Obama SWAG in Chicago---where can I get some fast and in person? Leaving for Ethiopia in a matter of days and I've received a request from someone there for anything "Obama"...t-shirt, pins, posters, etc. But I don't have much time and anything ordered from the campaign store online will not arrive in time (they don't have an option for faster shipping.) Are there any brick and mortar stores in Chicago where I can pick something up?
posted by jeanmari on Feb 22, 2012 - 14 answers

Non-amazon online stores?

What online retailers should I use to purchase gifts for my relatives in other states, now that I'm aware of how Amazon treats its warehouse employees and do not wish to purchase anything from them until they improve the working conditions and increase their wages? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Dec 11, 2011 - 11 answers

Which retail store near me (e.g. Best Buy) is the biggest?

There are 4 Whole Foods / Best Buy / Retail X stores near me. How can I find out which one is the biggest? [more inside]
posted by blahtsk on Aug 23, 2011 - 8 answers

What is the name of the industry / sector that designs retail store layouts etc. in order to encourage impulse buying and maximise profits?

What is the name of the industry / sector that designs retail store layouts etc. in order to encourage impulse buying and maximise profits?
posted by FuckingAwesome on Mar 26, 2011 - 9 answers

Looking for UK Online Laptop Vendors

I'm looking to buy a sub-£500 laptop in the UK online. I've checked out Amazon, Dixons and Currys. Dixons seems to have a good range of solid models & features vs. price point. Although, I can't get any manufacturer's guarantee (a.k.a. warranty) information from them. Can anyone recommend any other reputable vendors?
posted by RockCorpse on Jan 11, 2011 - 11 answers

Why are these books so cheap?

Why are these used books on Amazon so cheap? [more inside]
posted by Pope Guilty on Jan 1, 2011 - 20 answers

Looking for Twitter feeds that offer good deals

Looking for Twitter feeds of companies that advertise deals and sales on their Twitter feeds. [more inside]
posted by reenum on Sep 17, 2010 - 1 answer

Are employees at some retail stores (e.g., Abercrombie, American Apparel) told to be standoffish as a selling strategy?

Are employees at some retail stores (e.g., Abercrombie, American Apparel) told to be standoffish as a selling strategy? [more inside]
posted by GIMG on Jan 22, 2010 - 14 answers

Retail barcodes for tracking my shopping at home.

How do I get access to UK retail barcodes? I would like to build an application for scanning my shopping at home. [more inside]
posted by yoHighness on Jun 28, 2009 - 4 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

Merkur Safety Razor in DC?

Can I buy a Merkur Safety Razor anywhere in (metro-accessible) DC?
posted by phrontist on Dec 30, 2008 - 9 answers

Why are 24/7 big-box stores so rare in Chicagoland?

Why are 24/7 big-box stores so rare in Chicagoland? I'm not talking just the downtown core or even the city itself. You have to drive nearly 30 miles from downtown to hit the first 24/7 Meijer in Schaumburg. I'm comparing this to central Illinois which has nearly a dozen Super Walmarts for 300,000 people in a 25 mile radius. Surely there is demand for 24/7 shopping in the city and the inner-ring suburbs.
posted by hitopshelf on Jun 18, 2008 - 16 answers

Green Concierge Seeks Los Angeles Infodump

I'm starting a new job as a telephone concierge at a Brand-new upscale retail/housing establishment in Glendale, CA next week—can you help me get my ear to the ground? [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Apr 27, 2008 - 6 answers

Members Only!

What are some retail credit card accounts (ie Macy's Card) that deliver good freebies, coupons, discounts or other promos for members? [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Jan 13, 2008 - 13 answers

Where's a good place to buy running shoes in London?

Where's a good place to buy running shoes in London? [more inside]
posted by ascullion on Dec 3, 2007 - 8 answers

Can you recommend a quiet PC?

Does anyone have any recommendations for a quiet PC? [more inside]
posted by ascullion on Nov 19, 2007 - 17 answers

Have you seen this flower pot?

I don't suppose anyone knows where I could get a flower pot like this in the UK or Ireland? [more inside]
posted by ascullion on Aug 14, 2007 - 7 answers

pre- and post-Father's-Day camera prices

Will camera prices rise or fall either before or after Father's Day or July 4th? I'd like to buy a new digital SLR and have it in my hands no later than Friday morning, July 6. Should I wait for any particular day between now and then?
posted by Dave 9 on Jun 11, 2007 - 3 answers

What stores are ranked directly below Wal-Mart?

In this NYT article, it says "...Wal-Mart's $312 billion in sales last year exceeded the sales of the next five biggest retailers combined." How can I find out who those five big retailers are and how much they made? Are these rankings based on U.S. sales, or worldwide + U.S.? Googling gives me data for 2004, but I can't find anything for 2005.
posted by invisible ink on Oct 2, 2006 - 6 answers

Is buying a product before it hits shelves unfair?

Should employees of stores be allowed to take (potentially rare) merchandise and buy it themselves before it hits the store shelves? [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain on Sep 21, 2006 - 40 answers

a very chilly walk to work

Retailhelp: I've decided to buy a new winter coat, online, today. Problem is, most everything out there is on clearance or in limited sizes. I'm looking for some collective hunting help. [more inside]
posted by cior on Dec 30, 2005 - 9 answers

Retail Search Engines

Are there any location based retail search engines out there? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by MsVader on Mar 8, 2004 - 5 answers

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