Hello, I have a very small eBay store. I just purchased 850 units of name brand make up. I don't have a manifest. I would like to create one. I am thinking about hooking up a cheap barcode scanner to my computer to make a manifest in excel. Question 1: Cheapest barcode scanner ideas? Question 2: Besides Excel is there maybe a database out there so that I can scan it and all its information comes up and then print from there?
Looking to buy some glasses online ... [more inside]
A large thrift retail store wants to start selling pre-made sandwiches in south Austin. Specific and general recommendations welcome, i.e. bakers, caterers, sandwich shops, etc. Who should I ask?! [more inside]
The best way to promote *accessible* quality products without putting the smaller businesses at a disadvantage or sacrificing site traffic? [more inside]
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?
Looking for Twitter feeds of companies that advertise deals and sales on their Twitter feeds. [more inside]
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?
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]
Where can I find PA retailer tax information, specifically which items are taxable and non? [more inside]
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]
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]
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 ;-)
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]
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]
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.