NYCFilter: I'm in NYC for training for another 36 hours or so, and would like to find a nice, but not-too-expensive anniversary gift for my wife before I head home. Where should I go? Specific stores or general areas, either one. [more inside]
Is it normal to be given a discount off of your groceries at the checkout if you don't have enough money? [more inside]
Where can a girl find a good cotton corset? Looking for a white one to wear under my work shirts without all the frills and junk. [more inside]
Where can I find cool baby gifts in NYC on a budget? [more inside]
I've been living on my own for about five years now, but I still cannot for the life of me understand grocery shopping. I've tried buying the staples, easy-to-cook meals, and even specific recipes. But I always end up ordering take out after a week. [more inside]
Where can I find "ethical" work clothes, suitable for an office job in London, UK? [more inside]
I am looking to buy my first ever laptop. What I would like to know are the following oddities that I haven't gotten much info on yet: 1) Is there typically a time of year when companies all roll out there new systems? And I might be able to take advantage of sales on new systems, or on year old systems? 2) It doesn't seem like Bluetooth is available on very many midrange systems based on my initial scans, do I really need Bluetooth or just want it (for cell phone interaction now, other components in the future perhaps). 3) Are Intel processors really that much better than AMD, or is the extra money to spend on them not the best value? 4) If all I am concerned about is speed, does Vista really slow a new system down a whole lot to be concerned? [more inside]
Where can I buy pistachios at a reasonable price? [more inside]
Farmer's market and co-op conundrum: what can I use to carry my veggies instead of plastic bags? [more inside]
Where can I possibly find Michael Kors Hawaii parfum? It's unavailable/not in stock in almost every shopping fragrance sites and I doubt any stores have it either. Does anyone know if it will come out again this summer?
Where can I find furniture for a particularly small space? [more inside]
Can a store refuse a check (British cheque) that has been folded (you folded it to fit into your wallet)? [more inside]
AskMe Musicians - I'm buying a drum set for the first time. What advice would you offer me? [more inside]
I've decided to buy a PS3, and I'm looking for one that will play my old PS2 games. Can the 60gb version with the PS2 compatibility hardware still be found anywhere, or is the 80gb version with the software emulation my best option? And where can I buy either online? [more inside]
What's the best bra shop and bra fitting you can get in Ottawa? [more inside]
My wife and I are looking for a small capacity dishwasher, the greener the better. [more inside]
What are some sample meal plans or food lists for a high-metabolism, frequent small meal diet? Looking for specific ideas for the "eat 5-6 times a day" routine. [more inside]
What skyscrapers in San Francisco are open to the public? [more inside]
Can anyone share experiences or give me tips for surviving the Filene's Basement "Running of the Brides" in Columbus tomorrow? Details inside... [more inside]
Can you recommend a plus-size clothing store in Capetown? [more inside]
Where can I find wide-wale corduroy pants to fit leggy thin me? [more inside]
I love Velvet Garden and have been stalking LJ sales communities for bargains. Where else can I find cheap but good thrift/second hand shopping sites online? (Doesn't have to be clothes.) [more inside]
I currently sell stuff (gun accessories, scopes, targets, etc) purchased wholesale in the US retail in the UK through Ebay. I want to expand the product line - what other items would be good to sell in the UK? Preferably something small to ship of high value that is not super competitive like computer parts or cameras. What would UK buyers like from the US?
How to find balance between consumerism and materialism, and taking care of needs and appreciate quality/craftsmanship/design? [more inside]
I'm seriously considering joining Amazon Prime. Should I go for it? [more inside]
I received a $75 gift certificate to a fancy-schmancy LA beauty shop for Christmas, and could use some help to get the most bang for my gifted buck. [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]
Anyone know where I can find Cheap Monday jeans in Toronto? [more inside]
Recently, I was shopping at BedCetera.com and ran into some trouble when their website stated shipping time of five days but was then told that things take around a month. Is this a scam to pull people in hoping that they'll pay and then just be bare the extra time? I tried to ask them, but they told me that if I didn't like it to shop elsewhere. If they know of the extra time, shouldn't it be reflected on the website? Is this something that would go to the Better Business Bureau? (I'm in Vancouver Canada) If this issue is justified for a complaint, are there other places that I could warn other consumers. Are there other consumer websites that I could investigate a company before I buy something from them?
I want relatively crisp reheated food from the microwave. Can can I buy or make something to do this for me, like that silvery-coated paperboard that comes with frozen foods? [more inside]
Seeking women's clothing online. Please help me get out of my Target / Old Navy rut. [more inside]
Help me find webshops with inexpensive Pilot G6 gel pen cartridges, or at least as good alternatives, that ship to private customers in Europe? [more inside]
Awesome, supermarket-available, vanilla-scented shower gel from France - bought online and shipped to Latvia? [more inside]
Where should I buy a laptop in Bangkok? [more inside]
Austin shopping filter: Where has a good selection of ladies casual calf- to knee-high boots for reasonable prices in Austin that is not in a mall? See details for specifics. [more inside]
Looking for good used bookstores in Denver.... [more inside]
I just landed in Italy. Help me find the Florence and Rome that no one writes about. [more inside]
Need to find very specific type of hat on the INTARWEBS. First seen in San Francisco's Chinatown. Picture follows... [more inside]
In tourist shops there are sometimes prints of watercolor or color pencil drawings of the city. The prints usually come in a bunch of sizes from postcard to 8x10. They cost a few dollars each. I'd like to purchase a bunch of these, but I can't find any online. They're out there, but my Google-Fu isn't finding them. I keep getting stymied at art supply shops and gallery pages. Can anyone find an online vendor for these? Thanks!
Los Angeles shopping filter: Is there a big toy store like FAO Schwartz in LA? Also where can I buy a working mechanical typewriter? [more inside]
Please refer me to a music shop (either online or in the MSP area) that sells classic metronomes (classic-looking, that is - either wood or metal).
I'm going to get a 'customer loyalty card' from Bloom's (aka upscale Food-Lion) supermarket. The terms and conditions don't mention anything about the validity of the information, and I know enough about security and datamining that I don't want to distribute that information. Do they have a policy, or is there any way I could get caught using a fake name/address/telephone no, etc.?
Gifts for soon-to-be teachers? [more inside]
Where can I get a hat like the argyle cap that Ricky Lizalde wears on Project Runway? It's a kangol-style cap with a black/white/gray argyle pattern. [more inside]
What MP3 player has the best storage-capacity-to-price value? [more inside]
I long for the carefree, halcyon days of my youth (or even my early 30s) in which boots regularly fit my legs snugly. Now, evidently, I am the last narrow-calved woman on the planet. Help me not have to wear the same boots for the fifth season in a row! [more inside]
I need a cool gift for a Milwaukee Brewers fan. Help! [more inside]
I'm looking for some shops or galleries in the Seattle area where I can expect to find art in the range of $100-$200. [more inside]
Best deals, patterns and otherwise for technical socks? (Cycling, Running, etc) [more inside]