I'm interested in buying a corset for use as an outergarment and as nightclub wear. [more inside]
Can you please offer your personal recommendations for shopping Indian/Turkish/Tibetan/Moroccan "stuff" in New York City? [more inside]
I'm in London with some time to kill, and looking for some interesting places to wander around. [more inside]
Help me find and buy my dream car. [more inside]
What are the finest mail-order food goods available at reasonable prices? I'm talking best bread, brownies, cakes, fruits, frozen pizzas, cookies -- any recommendations for extraordinary food at not-exhorbitant rates.
What are some good causes I can donate to through the Amazon Associates program? [more inside]
Looking for personal recommendations for Europe-based online shopping sites that ship to different European countries; especially, at the moment, looking for a place that sells cosmetics from different distributors. [more inside]
Lunch time! Calling all Mefites for any and all suggestions of successful brown-bagging! [more inside]
ConsumerFilter: Does a retailer in California really have a right to null and void a published coupon before it's expiration date? [more inside]
Where should I buy a battery for a 2-year-old cell phone? My LG VX6100 is down to 48 hours of standby time, and I'd prefer not to get a new phone (and renew my cell carrier contract) right now. But a compatible battery does not seem to be available from a small handful of trustworthy sources, only from dozens of anonymous cell phone accessory stores. I'm wary of lousy or simply fake cell phone battery stores selling refurbished or used batteries as if they were new. Does anyone know of any reputable sources of new cell phone batteries for old phones? [more inside]
What do I need to know about current LCD HDTV prices re: buying a set now or later? [more inside]
Buying my first car as a female engineer -- do I need a male buddy to go with me? [more inside]
The best (inexpensive) sushi and shopping in Hermosa Beach, CA? [more inside]
Why would Target employees not be truthful about when they have had/will get Wiis in stock? Is there a secret handshake I can do to figure out the real story? [more inside]
What are the most effective ways to monetarily support my favorite artists? [more inside]
What is the physically smallest laptop capable of running OS X? I'm only interested in word processing and light web browsing, so I have no prejudice against old models -- in fact, I'd prefer an older model if it's cheaper. [more inside]
Where can I buy electronics online (a cordless telephone specifically) and ship directly to Canada? I tried a few websites: the US based ones don't ship to Canada, and the Canadian ones don't take a credit card with US billing address... Obviously I am in US.
Need to put together a PA for a music venue [more inside]
Where can one purchase discontinued or used cell phones? [more inside]
Offline vs. online shopping - is there anything (other than services) that you can buy offline, but not online? [more inside]
I need help locating a certain brand of cologne requested as a charity gift. The request is from a 14 year old male, and who wants "Sexy" cologne for men. On-line searches just seem to turn up "Very Sexy for Him" by Victoria's Secret. I'm not sure that is the right one. Any ideas, or thoughts on possibly substitutions? I know from my teacher friends that Axe body spray is all the rage with teen boys right now.
Looking for a Snow Globe with a stripper in it. Preferably with dollar bills as snowflakes. No luck on ebay so far. Any suggestions where I could find one.
I am going on a trip next week to Taipei and Hong Kong, and would like leave with an empty suitcase and come back with a full one. Can you help me prepare for what to get where? [more inside]
Where can I find a back issue of Life Magazine? [more inside]
Heading to Prague and Budapest in a combined trip in a week. Have guidebooks, but what other shopping/sites should we definitely hit? Other tips? [more inside]
Tax Free Shopping in NYC. I'm visiting New York for ten days starting Boxing Day (woo!), and I'm wondering if it's a good time to sell my black MacBook here (in the UK) and pick up a 15" MacBook Pro in the Big Apple. [more inside]
As much as I'm sure Ask Metafilter is already sick of being Regular Metafilter's personal shopper this month, gosh if I wouldn't appreciate you helping me buy a PDA. [more inside]
I have accepted that if I wish to preserve my reproductive organs, I will need to acquire a long coat rather quickly. but what to look out for?
I have accepted that if I wish to preserve my reproductive organs, I will need to acquire a long coat rather quickly. but what to look out for? [more inside]
Where can I find dinosaur slippers? Specifically, they must make a "roaring" noise each step you take. Do these even exist or am I imagining them?
Can you help me find recipe and shopping list software that doesn't suck? [more inside]
I live in a bigger place now, and I'm fond of bean bag chairs. The Sumo was recommended to me, but I don't remember from where (although I know it wasn't Penny Arcade). Can I get some recommendations for beanbag chairs, such as what to look for or brands worth examining?
What is a classic American Souvenir? [more inside]
I am looking for an excellent tailor in either Hoi An or Bankok that would be able to custom tailor a new wardrobe for me via the internet. [more inside]
Where can I buy fancy sausages online ? [more inside]
I can't find the site where I found this beautiful ring... can you help? [more inside]
Where do I find (to buy) a complete set of glassware and china used on the Rock Island Railroad (50s-60s time period). Authentic, not fake or reproduced?
I need help; it's getting time for Christmas shopping and I've never been able to get good gifts. Details inside. [more inside]
Is there such a thing as "lay-by" in the UK? [more inside]
Clothes Shopping Advice: I did it again. I bought what I thought was a quality knit top on sale and the damn thing is now "twisting" on me. Are there any tips or tricks to spotting whether a piece of clothing is well-made before you buy it? [more inside]
I work at an independent used book and music shop in the US, and know about Daedalus and Scorpio. Help me find other wholesalers of classic jazz, blues, country, rock and punk CDs. [more inside]
What's the best/easiest open-source e-commerce program? [more inside]
Shopping in the SF bay area, three questions in one. [more inside]
LocalShopppingFilter. I'd really like to buy a peacoat style jacket and I'm wondering the best place to buy it from, internet or local. I'm in Vancouver, BC, Canada. [more inside]
OkinawanMusicFilter: I live in New York City and want to buy some recordings of Okinawan music, but I don't want to pay $30 an album. Is there anywhere in the city or online where I can get them for less? To give you an example of what I am looking for, I really like the collection at Far Side Music, an English website.
What are the best deal aggregator sites out there that DON'T focus on hard drives, monitors and tech stuff? (Not that there's anything wrong with that) [more inside]
I read about a website that you input your grocery list into, and it will locate the cheapest prices in your area, as well as find online coupons for you to print out. Trouble is, I forgot the website name and have been unable to google it. Anyone know what I'm talking about? [more inside]
Londonfilter: Just landed with a chef's knife and need to locate goods. [more inside]
I had a friend once who became a member of some sort of organization not unlike Avon, but with housewares/knick knacks? [more inside]
What video camera should I buy? Just for amateur stuff - regular home movies, clips of events, "getting my feet wet" with video editing. [more inside]
[Saving Money/Shopping Filter] Has anyone used a service like The Grocery Game -- a service that helps you save money on your grocery bill by identifying when you get the most bang for your coupon buck? Did it work? [more inside]