I'm putting together a Halloween marathon party this weekend, with a few horror movies (about evenly split between good and cheesy selections), and lots of video interludes in between that speak to a sense of pre-2000 horror/VHS/halloween nostalgia. I need your help on the interludes. I'm finding it hard to pick the exact vibe I'm looking for, but for examples: [more inside]
I'm looking for a singular tool (or chain of tools?) that will help me keep track of digital files, links, text within both of those and have a tagging system (or something functionally similar) so that my collection of these is searchable. [more inside]
Apropos of absolutely nothing, I was recently struck with a childhood memory of visiting a store, several times, in NYC called "The Pushcart". I'd like to see if I can find more about it, but that's proving... hard. Help? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a US-based online DVD store other than Amazon that ships internationally? [more inside]
where can i find cool, quirky packaging for my products? [more inside]
I'm in the market for a new Android phone (currently wavering between LG G2, HTC One, Sony Experia Z1, Galaxy Note 3 with G2 the current favourite) and I will be back in my home country (Australia) for a week next week and want to try them out in store. What are your tips for testing phone sin stores to get an idea if you like them or not? [more inside]
I received a gift card to a major retail store for Christmas from a family member. I am extremely grateful for the gift, but would prefer not to shop at this particular store for ethical reasons. What are your experiences with "gift card exchange" web sites?
The first day of tap dance class is on Monday, and due to an ordering snafu, the tap shoes I ordered online won't get here in time. Where in the DC/MD area can I buy a pair of tap shoes tomorrow? I'm a women's size 7.
The other night I had a salesman come to my door from "The Window Store Home Improvements, Inc." He gave me a nice spiel about how they're looking for homes in my area that are willing to put advertising signs out front, and willing to be listed on their website, www.twshomesinc.com. In exchange they can give me new windows at wholesale cost instead of retail. The salesman also said that their windows are warranteed for 50 years, which he said was much more than typical warranties. [more inside]
I'm in Plano for work, and will finish up a bit early this afternoon - looking for any well-stocked independent bookstores no more than an hour or so away by car - recommendations? Thanks!
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've just inherited a really gorgeous, old, very high-quality set of pearls from a family member. In addition to making sure they don't need to be restrung so that I don't accidentally break them, I'd actually like to see about breaking the set apart. Because they have strong sentimental value to many of the women in my family, if I could find a large enough quantity of identical pearls, I'd like to have my one set split into two or three sets to give to other family members, each containing some of the original pearls from my necklace. So my question is, who is the best jeweler in the DC metro area to find out whether such a project is feasible? Cost is not really a factor, at least not at this stage of the process. Thanks!
I'm looking for some ways to get the local lunch crowd into our bookstore, which sells used books, CDs, DVDs, videos, and books on tape/CD; a small number of new books; kids' gifts; and other gift items/stationery/cards. Many of our customers don't have much to spend (which works out because our books are priced very low), but nearby is a law firm, a couple of big corporations' local offices, a bank, etc. I don' t know if the employees even know we exist. Any ideas on how to get them in here to pick up a birthday card or used CD or small gift for a friend? We're located in the downtown area of a medium-sized city. There are very few places to shop in the downtown business area.
Please help me translate the phrase, "Something that you bought at another store has not been cleared. I can fix that for you. Thank you." [more inside]
I live in Europe and I would like to import some Japanese products as a Birthday gift for someone. What I'm looking for is traditional food/spices and things like pillows or bedding (two very different categories). What is a trustworthy online store I can use? [more inside]
So I am now an owner of the Samsung Chromebook 3 (yup, "The $249 laptop from Google"). It fits, well enough, what I need, and it's definitely what I can afford. (I have access to a laptop at work.) [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]
Can I use an Amazon Gift Card to pay for items on Amazon.com AND the Amazon App Store or do they each have their own gift card? [more inside]
Can I really not use an Apple Store gift credit to buy an iTunes card? [more inside]
Please satisfy my curiosity re: The Never-Ending Clearance Sale Event. [more inside]
Please help me find a boilerplate terms and conditions statement for my new retail website. I am begining a retail web venture and need some terms and conditions verbage. Boilerplate will do. Can someone point the way today?
Special snowflake thrift store furniture question! Identify our new dresser! [more inside]
I bought a rug at a thrift store, and while I did some bedbug prevention before putting it in my house, I'm still a worrywart and probably should have sprung for a new rug. Anything else I can do? [more inside]
It's time to play "Name That Book/Story Based on a Few Maddeningly Vague Details, Sci-Fi Edition". [more inside]
I have a job that I like (or at least I like sometimes) with a boss who alternately micromanages and is totally hands-off. Morale at the store is really low, particularly lately, as we've had several big tasks to juggle. I need advice on how to deal with it. Snowflake details inside. [more inside]
I'm working on a business plan to open a specialty food store. Everything was going great until trying to price out the start up inventory. [more inside]
What sorts of retail stores do you view as healthy and not on a path of decay wrought by the internet?
What sorts of retail stores do you view as healthy and not on a path of decay wrought by the internet? More details inside. [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]
I'm getting married in San Diego in the middle of February. I will have a short span of time to acquire a wedding band in a city I know nothing about. Do you have an suggestions where I might find a non-jeweled, yellow-gold, vintage, possibly deco-period, wedding band?
I have an idea that involves a lot of small (pocket) mirrors. So I want to go to a store that ideally has a lot of pocket mirrors of different sizes (shapes are not that important) on display, and play around with them before buying. Then after I find what I need, I'll buy a few. Problem is, I don't want to buy before browsing. Does anyone know of such store in NYC?
Where can I find compact mirrors (about 2" square) in the DC area? [more inside]
Leaving my lawn mower in storage for at least a year - how best to do it? [more inside]
Two gift questions: 1. What is a good gift, ~$30, for a 9-year-old boy who loves anything to do with construction and is forever building things out of scrap wood? (It's for this kid, who, two years later, is growing up to be completely awesome and a joy to have around.) 2. A while back someone asked a fashion question and one of the answers had a link to a store that I can't find now. It seemed to be a British store that had come to the US because it kept referring to their various lines as "our [blah blah] range." It had women's and kids' clothes, I think men's, too, and the kids' clothes were colorful and whimsical and somewhat modern looking. It's the kids' clothes I'm after, so if you have other suggestions for clothes like that, that'd be great, too. Thanks!
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]
Help me find a ski equiptment store I remember from my childhood in the Catskills or Berkshires or Adirondacks? [more inside]
What's the cool new/used acoustic guitar store you'd recommend to a friend in the Boston area, bonus points for being near Rockport, Mass. [more inside]
I'm looking to nerd out on cameras in Portland and Seattle, suggestions? [more inside]
I wrote a book and would like Urban Outfitters to carry it - what specific steps would you take to ensure this eventuality? [more inside]
What is worth stocking up on? [more inside]
Pregnant Ladies! When you go you shopping, or running errands, or to the restaurant, what are things you wish you could bring with you but you can't, as far as personal items? what is your fantasy public bathroom stocked with? [more inside]
Houston Filter: Where are the local music stores hidden? [more inside]
How much are taxes on buying a macbook in Toronto? [more inside]
Curio filter, or what is this small man shaped jug? [more inside]
How much money does a person working at Starbucks make per month, working in the Upper West Side of Manhattan if they are a barista and have been working for five years? What about as a shift manager (same time frame), or a store manager? [more inside]
Well it happened. I'm officially bored with all my ipad/iphone games. The App store has exploded recently and I'm pretty binary on the things I like, plus I've got to share the device with another game-lover with different tastes . What are the best, new iPad/iPhone games? [more inside]
Does anybody know a cheap computer parts store in Santiago, Chile? [more inside]
How to store lemon zest? [more inside]