Why are shopping carts abandoned? Why do people leave unrelated stuff in random aisles? [more inside]
posted by daninnj
on Jun 19, 2006 -
Dublinfilter: Where can I buy PDAs in the centre of Dublin? Preferably Palm PDAs, but not exclusively. [more inside]
posted by PuGZ
on Jun 16, 2006 -
What are the best sites on the Internet that guide you to finding the best prices on a wide range of consumer items? I want to do comparison shopping, by locating the biggest selection from reputable stores (sites), compare product features, prices, possibly read reviews, but that's not a must, to get the best deals, period. In the past, I’ve used: BizRate, PriceGrabber, Shopping.com, and Froogle (Google). I know there must be more, or better sites out there, so what are they and let me know your experiences – pro & con.
posted by thebarron
on Jun 10, 2006 -
When something is gone from Costco, is it like totally gone forever and there's no chance I can ever purchase the item? I know they do seasonal stuff, but I saw this item less than a month ago and checking three locations reveals they replaced the item with a different yet similar product. Do they ever have overstock sales? Should I call every Costco within several hours of driving distance? [more inside]
posted by mathowie
on May 31, 2006 -
Can you suggest places for young teens to shop in Atlanta (besides Lennox Square Mall). Any funky offbeat clothing stores--not too expensive of course. We will be there this coming weekend. Thanks!
posted by sandra194
on May 22, 2006 -
Anybody know of any good boutiques/clothing stores in major cities that sell hip, fresh apparel to 18-26 year old men and women? [more inside]
posted by bamassippi
on May 22, 2006 -
My husband and I have just moved into an unfurnished house in Dublin, Ireland and we want to kit the place out as quickly as possible. But antique shops are incredibly expensive, and most furniture suppliers seem to take ages to deliver. Does anyone have any ideas as to how we can move this along?
posted by Mrs.Doyle
on May 9, 2006 -
So, went to a festival of nations (a neat place full of different country's foods) and had some sort of african "meat pocket". [more inside]
posted by jeribus
on May 8, 2006 -
Where are your favorite places to shop in New York City, specifically interesting, unique shops and fabric stores? [more inside]
posted by Alison
on May 3, 2006 -
Mom wants a bottle of Bal A Versailles perfume for Mother's Day. Can't find it in any of the local upscale stores, and it was suggested to purchase it online. [more inside]
posted by WolfDaddy
on May 3, 2006 -
I need help and advice on buying a good digital camera and some resources on digital photography for a beginner. [more inside]
posted by katyggls
on Apr 17, 2006 -
I need to spend at least $25 at the grocery store to claim a discount. I want to minimize how much I go over $25.
I have a list of a half a dozen items I want and their prices.
Is there a program that can generate shopping lists that would meet the criteria? I want more than just the optimal list because I can get this discount repeatedly and I don't want to buy the same thing each time.
posted by storybored
on Apr 16, 2006 -
I'm looking for a PHP based shopping cart system that is easy to install, easy to explain to the person adding items to the backend and works with UK-based CC handlers. Any recommendations?
posted by toby\flat2
on Apr 15, 2006 -
There are some UK sites I'd like to purchase from but they don't ship here to the States. Anyone know of a workaround that doesn't involve personally knowing someone over there? Something like shopthestates.com
, but for UK shopping...
posted by teddymac
on Apr 9, 2006 -
How do I buy a product from an online store in the UK that doesn’t sell to the US? [more inside]
posted by bove
on Apr 6, 2006 -
What is the cheapest and easiest way to buy a specific group of used books? [more inside]
posted by bove
on Mar 28, 2006 -
So, I admit it, I browse ebay a lot and I'm also not averse to surfing the many teleshopping channels.
Now in my travels I often see things which look like they are too good to be true - especially on the TV.
You know the sort of thing - the drill which has a lifetime guarantee and will drill through concrete or steel etc. or the juicer that takes the whole fruit without cutting it up or the makeup that can make you look 10 years younger.
Anyway it got me thinking that there must be some web site somewhere where I can get reviews of these kind of "wonder-products"!
Most of the review sites I've found are pretty poor in my opinion - so few products are actually reviewed and I've yet to find any that look at eBay or Teleshopping products.
Of course if anyone has any genuine wonder-products they have got this way then feel free to post a short review here as well!
posted by empedia
on Mar 21, 2006 -
I'm thinking about buying a new car in the next year. I live in Seattle, Washington, where the sales tax is about 8.8%, but I visit Oregon frequently, where there is no sales tax. Would there be any drawbacks to buying the car in Oregon to avoid the sales tax? I would still register and insure it in Washington.
posted by matildaben
on Mar 17, 2006 -
The clasp on my cheap Target wallet just broke. What sites and/or brands do you recommend for buying high-quality wallets? Feature requests listed inside. [more inside]
posted by invisible ink
on Mar 10, 2006 -
Hi - I want to open an online store on my my site (wordpress blog in Spanish) that would sell a select range of other people’s products as well as products I make myself and I am looking for some advice on this matter.
posted by libelula
on Mar 9, 2006 -
A friend of mine will be visiting Singapore later this month and is looking for shopping tips. Generally speaking, what kinds of things should she look out for that will be cheaper, better quality, or uniquely available in Singapore? (She lives in London, so "Cheaper and/or better than in London" is her benchmark) And more specifically, are there any particular shops you'd recommend?
posted by yankeefog
on Mar 1, 2006 -
I look younger than my age (25) and I've found the best way to combat that is to 'dress up'. I want to know where to get good quality, reasonably priced professional clothing. [more inside]
posted by alma
on Feb 16, 2006 -
How can I take online credit card payments without using a third party payment service provider? [more inside]
posted by Hartster
on Feb 8, 2006 -
I have terrible luck shopping for shoes, and need to get some new dress shoes (for business casual attire) for my somewhat oddly-shaped, and small, feet. NYC-specific help if possible. [more inside]
posted by cyrusdogstar
on Jan 31, 2006 -
New laptop filter. If you were going to purchase a new PC laptop - at the high end of the spectrum - which one would you pull the trigger on? primarily a desktop replacement - wide screen and bright screen, good graphics card are the most important features [more inside]
posted by specialk420
on Jan 27, 2006 -
Should I buy a cheap "feather fill" comforter online? So far I've only ever had lovely Cuddle Down comforters at home, but now am striking out on my own, and don't have the budget for lofty bedding right away. Will I even notice the difference in fill type, or thread count? I will always have a duvet cover over it... or is this a save-for-it item worth the wait? [more inside]
posted by zenigmatic
on Jan 9, 2006 -
I'm going to Santa Fe, NM in late March. Where are the ski opportunities for dabblers? Where are some cool places to hang out, where locals visit. What's the hottest place to eat without paying an arm and leg? What else might be worth doing other than the O'keefe Museum. Links would be cool if it's not too much trouble. [more inside]
posted by jamie939
on Jan 7, 2006 -
For years I have been tossing all my loose change into a 3-gallon water cooler jug. Its almost full. It is not filtered for quarters to do laundry or car washes. How much $$ is in it? What's 3 gallons of change worth? A trip to Best Buy or to Europe?
posted by freeflytim
on Jan 5, 2006 -
Several weeks ago I bought a great orange cashmere scarf at Target for $25. It got stolen. Now I can't find the scarf at any of my local Target stores or on their website. Googling for orange cashmere scarves only turns up very expensive scarves. Are there any online merchants that might have this amazing scarf at such an affordable price?
posted by TurkishGolds
on Jan 4, 2006 -