When you're shopping online, do you like to see detailed descriptions or just the bare bones specs? Or have you seen research that says one or the other? I'm responsible for adding new products to our online shops, and I'm trying to justify the time spent writing detailed descriptions. [more inside]
I once wandered into a store selling vintage steel road frames converted into fixed-gear bikes. I think I was in the Silverlake area, but it could have been Los Feliz or Echo Park (I had been exploring LA all that day with a free TAP Card and wasn't 100% oriented). Does anyone know what store this might have been, or where I could find a similar store in the LA area? [more inside]
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?
Are there any interesting foreign/international food markets in in-town Atlanta? [more inside]
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]
What stores in Paris sell salty liquorice candy? I'm aware of one store (Käramell) that sells the candy by weight, but I'm really looking for a store that sells pre-packaged salty liquorice candy products, such as Venco Topdrop Hard Zout. I've had no luck in any of the chain supermarkets, so have you seen salty liquorice products in any smaller, independent Parisian stores?
Does Las Vegas have good, legit deals on cameras? [more inside]
What is the earliest recorded bookstore cat?
Why are department store ceilings so high? [more inside]
I am looking for a super-cool card store in NYC. [more inside]
What's actually worth it to buy from a dollar store? [more inside]
I need an antique (or sufficiently vintage-y-antiqu-y styled) trunk for my living room. Problem: every piece I've seen to has been too big, too worn, too ugly, or too expensive. Where would I find stores/markets/fairs/dealers in the NYC metro area that might carry such trunks? I got a zipcar, so I can tool around the tri-state area. Insanely detailed requirements follow. [more inside]
Headed to New York City, and looking for toddler-geared stores and bike shops. [more inside]
Which of the price-competitive camera stores in New York is likely to be the most laid back about letting me hold and try out various combinations of mid-level DSLRs and lenses? The issue is not really whether B&H or Adorama (or whoever) is the "best" store. [more inside]
Great San Francisco camera stores? [more inside]
I'm looking to buy, or at least locate, a women's lightweight black 3/4 length jacket with slim tailoring (outerwear, not a suit jacket) online. I'm really particular, so I haven't found the perfect jacket yet. What online stores have I forgotten? [more inside]
What are some retail credit card accounts (ie Macy's Card) that deliver good freebies, coupons, discounts or other promos for members? [more inside]
Book search with price comparison. [more inside]
Where on earth (well, specifically Toronto), can I buy a simple sterling silver cuff bracelet? What I thought would be a simple search has become almost comically fruitless. [more inside]
I'd like to setup a webstore/portal script for local bands to sell their merchandise on. Can anyone recommend a solution? I'd prefer it to be LAMP based if possible.
Does anyone here have experience with a bit of shopping cart software called MivaMerchant? I'm trying to integrate it into an existing website, but with mixed results, and I've been unable to find a quality, free support forum on the web (although I have read that they exist).