The best way to promote *accessible* quality products without putting the smaller businesses at a disadvantage or sacrificing site traffic? [more inside]
posted by desertface
on Jul 13, 2011 -
I read somewhere an interesting quote that was along the lines of 'the entire world is my self-storage space'. The thought went on to say something like 'Amazon.com and other retailers simply hold on to my possessions until I need them. Then I pull these items out of storage and pay a fee for the trouble of managing my inventory.'
Those lines aren't verbatim, and I cannot find the quote in my browser history. Where is it from?
posted by Monochrome
on Dec 14, 2010 -
Looking for Twitter feeds of companies that advertise deals and sales on their Twitter feeds. [more inside]
posted by reenum
on Sep 17, 2010 -
HELP! I need a purchase a Megaphone (20 Watts +) in the Washington DC Area today! I'm calling around like crazy but can't find a brick and mortar retailer... can anyone help?
posted by crewshell
on Jul 30, 2010 -
About 5 years back there was an online PC retailer who had this fantastic looking website with all these super-powered liquid-cooled PCs. But when people went to order them, they didn't have any to sell. [more inside]
posted by smoothvirus
on Apr 13, 2010 -
Where do I look (web site, trade association, etc.) to get information on setting up a frequent buyer/member program for a retailer? [more inside]
posted by jurczyk
on May 7, 2009 -
Is there anywhere in the Chapel Hill/Durham, NC, area where I can just show up and buy (or at least get a good look at) a Thinkpad X60 (or preferably, X40/X41)? [more inside]
posted by amtho
on Jun 7, 2007 -
Trademarks - There's a forum-style website called IKEAforum
and it displays the IKEA logo, but has a disclaimer that the site has no sponsorship or affiliation whatsoever with IKEA. Is the creator of this website at risk for a lawsuit from IKEA for trademark violation? (due to the URL, use of logo, etc). Could IKEA shut him down? Does it matter that it's not a money-making site (and sells no ad space)? If I created a similar site regarding another retailer (but NOT using its logo) -- how risky is that? Free legal advice is welcome ;-)
posted by nancoix
on Jan 5, 2006 -
I'm trying to buy some cool soccer gear for my husband's teenage sister, but I'm finding that all the sites seem to be fronts for some kind of central wholesaler; they all have identical prices, inventory, et cetera. Can anyone recommend a good, independent online sporting goods or soccer specialty store? [more inside]
posted by littlegreenlights
on Sep 9, 2005 -
Calling all Canadians!
My limited free and work time is being sucked up by really trivial purchasing problems. How does one efficiently shop online in Canada? More importantly, where
? [more inside]
posted by mireille
on Mar 1, 2005 -
Assume I'm starting from scratch except for a 32" JVC TV with s-video input. How would you build a budget home theater for a multi-purpose room? Rather than get into my particular preferences (other than that I want to play DVDs, CDs and CD-Rs), I'd like respondents to make recommendations based on the variables most important to them (e.g., getting a cheap player and being indifferent to its picture quality because it's region-free; splurging on a center channel speaker because it's that important; insisting on a combo DVD-R/PVR regardless of price because it's such a killer app; going with simple stereo separation because surround sound is overblown, etc.). Specific product and retailer recommendations are especially welcome.
posted by blueshammer
on Dec 29, 2003 -