I need to make some purchases online for Christmas - but I don't want the items to show up on the sidebar. We're a one computer family and my 16 year old daughter will easily figure out what Santa's bringing. I know there's a way to surf and purchase covertly, but when I Google "shop online secretly" and other such phrases, I don't find what I'm looking for.
posted by kbar1
on Nov 30, 2013 -
My wife's favorite hobby for after work is to go onto Ebay and bargain hunt for clothes. She has been doing this for years. She doesn't buy that much, she just enjoys searching.
Last week, out of the blue she got an email from Ebay that her 12 year old account was being closed and there was nothing she can do. The reasoning was odd (something about a similar account blah blah) but that is besides the point.
Anyway, I am looking alternatives websites she can go to and bargain hunt for clothes online.
Etsy.com is the only similar thing I can think about.
posted by Spurious
on Nov 10, 2013 -
So... Black Friday is coming up in a few weeks. Can you teach me how to figure out where the best deals will be, in advance? [more inside]
posted by vignettist
on Oct 23, 2013 -
I want to buy delicious chocolate, online preferably. I would prefer pure chocolate (milk or dark with no nuts or any distractions) or truffles (creamy with no flavor other than chocolate).
I have seen a couple of websites online, but would like your recommendations... [more inside]
posted by Tarumba
on Sep 29, 2013 -
Is there a service that will let me plug in things I want ("empire waist dresses", "cardigans") that will send me deals for items I like without bothering me with other crap? [more inside]
posted by carolinaherrera
on Sep 16, 2013 -
I have a client that has a scooter food delivery service. What I need to do is build menus for each of the restaurants, have the user be able to add items to a cart and then get a total. The actual transaction will occur at the customers home upon delivery so there's no need to deal with payments online. I'd like to use something open source and I've been looking at X-cart but I'd like to consider as many options as possible. WP/WooCommerce doesn't work because it requires a payment gateway and real time transaction (as far as I can tell) I'd love some recommendations. Thanks.
posted by humboldt32
on Apr 2, 2013 -
I spend a lot of time cruising the web during my slow days at work. One of the things I love are websites with cool "gear" for guys. Help me find more! [more inside]
posted by Stan Grossman
on Oct 22, 2012 -
Going to purchase something online. Shipping is expensive. A larger purchase will get me free shipping, but the cost would be more than the cost of the smaller purchase plus shipping. How do you analyze decisions like this? [more inside]
posted by biwa-shu
on Sep 19, 2012 -
I finally saved enough cash to buy a pair of Docs...but the style I want is all gone! Can Metafilter track me down a pair? [more inside]
posted by robot-hugs
on Aug 7, 2012 -
Where can I get large poster prints of Andy Goldsworthy's more popular pictures? [more inside]
posted by ch3cooh
on Jul 6, 2012 -
Is there a China-based Amazon-style shopping website that I use to send a gift to someone in Shanghai? One that I can use from the US and is in English?
posted by Bwithh
on Mar 12, 2012 -
I want to buy a specific Japanese item, but neither the maker nor amazon.co.jp will ship this item to the U.S. This item is not being sold in the U.S. or the U.K. I don't currently have any friends in Japan. Do I have any options?
posted by TayBridge
on Mar 11, 2012 -
I'm shopping for shoes and have a wide foot. Last I looked, Zappos
had the best search option for filtering out shoes that would not fit me. Alas, I live in Canada and apparently Zappos Canada recently stopped business
What are my options in Canada for a good online store that has advanced search options like Zappos? Perhaps my only route is going onto company websites - but the only companies that I know for sure have some sort of width measurement system are: Rockport, Sketchers, New Balance....
posted by figTree
on Jan 15, 2012 -
I need a cheap wireless lapel microphone for a school musical. Give me your recommendations. [more inside]
posted by robotot
on Dec 8, 2011 -
Should I return these items from Urban Outfitters like the store has requested and pay $60 for postage or keep the items?
As I see it they've helped me out by sending another lot of the same items since the parcel appeared to be lost in the post, but what it boils down to is that I - the customer - will have to pay extra because my parcel took longer to arrive to expected. [more inside]
posted by radof94
on Nov 9, 2011 -
What are the objective attributes that make a given online store a good place to shop? [more inside]
posted by jbickers
on Jul 18, 2011 -
What are the best websites to buy clothes online for someone with unusual body measurements? [more inside]
posted by dfreire
on Jun 28, 2011 -
What are some online shopping sites that ship direct to Australia. I'm wanting to take advantage of the stronger Australian dollar. [more inside]
posted by MT
on May 1, 2011 -
So I think I'm getting ripped off. Or, at the very least, the victim of an international company's careless mistake.
I purchased $192 worth of camera film (Polaroid) over a year ago in October 2009 from an Austrian photography company. Apparently, I was never charged for it and a representative claiming to be from the company emailed me last month
(around mid Feb.) informing me of this open payment and that I need to pay this amount. I have no recollection of this order, seeing as I'm a fairly routine customer and this was placed over a year ago. I ignored the first email back in February and they've now sent me another email requesting the $192 payment or threatening to take this to a debt collection agency. I don't think I even have $192 to my name - what should I do??
posted by atoastedheart
on Mar 22, 2011 -
Please help me find a unique black, floorlength dress for a bridesmaid dress! I don't want to look like I'm going to prom, and am having a hard time finding online stores that might carry something more unique or whimsical while still appropriate. [more inside]
posted by beebers
on Jan 24, 2011 -
I'm looking to buy a sub-£500 laptop in the UK online. I've checked out Amazon
. 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 -
I love Celestino Piatti'
s picture books and art. I'd love to own an original of one of his many posters. Prices on E-Bay tend to be pretty high, but I keep running across a site that claims to have many of Piatti's posters for a reasonable price. I've been tempted many times. But the site is German, and looks too good to be true. Does anyone have any experience with this site or opinion as to its legitimacy? http://www.poster-gallery.com
(I promise this is not Pepsi-Blue!). Link to the Piatti posters here
. My instinct is "no."
posted by seventyfour
on Dec 9, 2010 -
Just bought a bunch of cables on the cheap online, and so now I'm of course wondering -- what are other kinds of products that are generally wildly overpriced at retail stores but actually can be purchased cheaply online? And which online stores are best for these products. [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious
on Nov 28, 2010 -
I would like to buy a Tissot PR50 Automatic watch
. I am in Australia and want to buy online from overseas, given the strength of the Aussie dollar. What are your preferred online retailers that ship to Australia? [more inside]
posted by kid A
on Oct 9, 2010 -
I want to make something special for my mother's upcoming birthday. I've been looking around and I got inspired to make a cake with rad decorations on it. I've got a few questions tough, namely regarding icing, and I'd love some pointers. [more inside]
posted by CelebrenIthil
on Aug 15, 2010 -
Plus size lingerie that can be bought online from a website that doesn't make me fear for my credit card's safety or a fatal accidents from overly cheap elastics/snaps? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Aug 12, 2010 -
Last November, my mother ordered a decorating piece online. It never arrived. We have been trying to reach the distributors with very little success. My mother seems unable or uninterested in disputing the credit card charges. If she continues to refuse this route, can I pursue any other options that will compel this company to deal with us? [more inside]
posted by Viola
on May 18, 2010 -
Have you seen this dress? My wife loves it. I would love to see her in it. Win squared. [more inside]
posted by duckus
on May 11, 2010 -
Is there a website that lists all of the Opening Ceremony outfits for the Vancouver Olympics and where to buy them? I really liked the track jackets from the Netherlands/zubaz from Azerbaijan -- and want one -- but can't suss out all of the Flash Olympic sites. [more inside]
posted by melodykramer
on Feb 15, 2010 -
What's worth buying at Amazon Grocery? I've never used it and they seem to have a totally random selection of stuff.
posted by smackfu
on Feb 2, 2010 -
Can I get the newly released "Belkin Bluetooth Music Receiver" anywhere online or in Boston by Wednesday? Thanks! [more inside]
posted by Perplexity
on Dec 20, 2009 -
If a company has a sale item on their website with no end date and the checkout takes an order-are they required to honor the sales? [more inside]
posted by plumberonkarst
on Jul 10, 2009 -
Me, being the family resident techie, has been asked to build an online shopping site for an in-law. EASY and FAST is the name of the game...what should I use? [more inside]
posted by arniec
on Apr 28, 2009 -
The Flip Mino HD with my own image will not ship outside the US. How can I have it reshipped to Belgium ? [more inside]
posted by Baud
on Apr 8, 2009 -
FashionFilter: I wish to shop online for women's clothing of decent quality, classic fit, available in a large range of colours, and reasonably priced... let's say a la Gap or Banana Republic. Can anyone suggest online shops of this type in Australia, where I can avoid getting stung by the exchange rate? Or perhaps a cheaper global alternative to the labels mentioned? [more inside]
posted by Weng
on Jan 3, 2009 -