Does it go against Visa / MasterCard / etc. policy for a retail store, such as a restaurant or coffee shop, to add a charge to your order if you use credit rather than paying by cash? [more inside]
posted by wastelands
on Jul 15, 2009 -
Apple App Store Filter: A few weeks ago I stumbled upon an obscure blog that appeared to be written by an anonymous Apple App Store reviewer. I think it was linked to via Gizmodo or Engadget 2-3 weeks ago. Now I can't find it. [more inside]
posted by xotis
on Jun 15, 2009 -
Find This Video Game Filter: Arcade machine, may not exist on a console, reminiscent of Pitfall with better graphics, approximately 12-15 years ago, played it at a local drugstore. More Details inside. Please help a video game guy! [more inside]
posted by xdeliriumx
on Jun 10, 2009 -
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]
posted by The Whelk
on Jun 8, 2009 -
I'm looking for a store in New York City (Manhattan and Brooklyn, ideally) that sells ethnic and sterling silver jewelry.
The store could have clothes, accessories, or art, but it should have a significant amount of jewelry for sale.
Can anyone help me out? I'm of course googling on my own, but this is the kind of place you would know when you see it, and I can't walk all the streets of NYC.
Thanks for any leads.
posted by tk
on May 21, 2009 -
What are the best places in the Chicago area to sell used books, CDs, DVDs, and tabletop gaming materials? [more inside]
posted by korpios
on Apr 24, 2009 -
When does the ticket desk at the Geneva, Switzerland train station Cornavin close on Fridays?
posted by Sneutrino
on Apr 24, 2009 -
I found a shirt that has MHB on the front with a the outline of a shape just below the MHB letters. The back had small text saying, "the College Store". I can put the outline shape picture up here but I figured that some one would know the answer without that - any help? What does MHB mean?
posted by royalchinook
on Apr 7, 2009 -
What are some reputable, low-cost, non-PayPal merchant accounts that enable you to accept credit cards online? Extra credit question: what are the best designed and lowest cost Web store options? [more inside]
posted by roxie110
on Mar 17, 2009 -
Can you think of any examples of a retailer that has both a chain of physical stores and a "shop online" section? I've been helping out a friend who owns a knitting store with his website, and now that he's expanding I think we need to rethink the way his site works. I'm just wondering how other people organise things like stock levels when more than one physical location is involved. [more inside]
posted by web-goddess
on Mar 9, 2009 -
I'm not sure if it was ever linked on Metafilter, but I remember running across a web site where bands could set up online streaming and downloading of their music, with multiple audio formats and multiple pricing options. There were also various visualizers built into the music players. Hive mind, who can help me track down the URL I've lost? It was a relatively recent find in my travels on the internets—possibly late 2008.
posted by emelenjr
on Feb 19, 2009 -
I'm writing a shell script to take a webpage and convert it into a text file. I'd appreciate tips as to how to store URLs, save the file with the URL's title as its name, and also just general tips as to how to improve the script and/or achieve the process better. Specific questions inside. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike
on Jan 30, 2009 -
I'm interested in developing iPhone/iPod Touch applications, however my understanding is the SDK only works in OSX. I have a XP desktop and a Vista notebook with an AMD Athlon and Turion (both dual core) respectively, both pretty good machines. Is there any way to avoid spending serious cash buying a Mac just to get into iPhone development?
posted by nmaster64
on Dec 31, 2008 -
I've got 54 silkscreened t-shirts split irregularly among several different designs and sizes. I'd like to sell them online as easily as possible and giving up as little commission as possible. EBay seems like too much effort for that many. I didn't make them myself -- I designed them and had them custom made -- can I still sell them on Etsy (and would that be any easier)? Better yet, is there somewhere I can make a quick online store and set up an inventory and it'll handle most of the heavy lifting (credit cards and/or Paypal, too) for a small fee?
posted by Plutor
on Nov 14, 2008 -
I know a local dirt track racer who mainly races sprint cars, and is very, very popular. The racing team is looking to seel merchandise-- t-shirts, hats, posters, beanie-baby-type stuffies, and the lile, and they'd really like to do so in an eBay store. [more inside]
posted by ShawnStruck
on Oct 19, 2008 -
I'm looking for interesting and fun online stores similar to ThinkGeek, PerpetualKid, etc. Something that has unique, unusual gadgets, or home/office decorations. What are some such stores I might not be familiar with, or maybe previous threads that mention them?
posted by Bakuun
on Sep 27, 2008 -
I've got a publication I'd like convenience stores and others to sell. How do i get them to do that, and what kind of financial arrangements are involved? [more inside]
posted by unclejeffy
on Aug 5, 2008 -
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]
posted by Dave 9
on Jul 15, 2008 -
Are there any specific illegalities to purchasing clothing (e.g. name brand shorts) from an outlet store and then offering them for sale in a boutique that specializes in selling resort wear?
posted by lungtaworld
on Jun 24, 2008 -
What's the best way to sell mp3 downloads? I run a website for an indie musician who'd like to setup a shop for his tunes. [more inside]
posted by krunk
on Jun 4, 2008 -
I'd like to create a stock photo service for a client. Does anyone have any recommendations for existing services such as photostockplus.com
or those that focus on selling digital content such as tidwit.com
or the now defunct blish.com
. Is there a leader in this marketplace? [more inside]
posted by furtive
on May 25, 2008 -
I've been tasked with finding an e-commerce consulting company to help guide us (we are a wing of a fortune 500 company) through the entire e-commerce process. Not so much creating it necessarily, but more guidance/consulting.
My google-fu is yielding all fluff. Ideally, looking for "Company X helped Barnes & Noble switch to an online storefront" type of info, so I can back up any suggestions I might be able to make.
posted by cha4
on May 13, 2008 -
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]
posted by xo
on May 1, 2008 -
Does anyone know of a good shop in the Maryland/DC area that sells used/refurbished cameras? [more inside]
posted by bluefly
on Apr 4, 2008 -
In the iTunes store, I used to be able to click on "See All" for New Releases and I would get a page listing all the new releases for the current week, and 3 or 4 past weeks in separate columns. Now clicking "See All" only displays the current week. Anyone know why?
posted by xmattxfx
on Feb 1, 2008 -
What are some retail credit card accounts (ie Macy's Card) that deliver good freebies, coupons, discounts or other promos for members? [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur
on Jan 13, 2008 -
I've decided to start taking guitar lessons. Where should I buy my guitar? Know any good instructors? I'm in San Francisco. [more inside]
posted by BeaverTerror
on Jan 7, 2008 -
I am looking for brain teasers and puzzles like the ones here http://stores.brilliantpuzzles.com/
But I would like to actually look at them and feel them before buying. So I prefer if there is a store that sells them in the bay area. I am in mountain view.
Even if the place is expensive, at least I can see what I like and order it online from somewhere cheaper.
posted by convex
on Dec 26, 2007 -
Do you get a lot of your food via mail order? I mean everyday foods, not stuff from expensive specialty places. What are your favorite sources for this? (I'm in the U.S.) [more inside]
posted by sparrows
on Nov 2, 2007 -
How can I get a Couche-Tard t-shirt? Couche-Tard
("goes to bed late" or "night owl" in French) is a Canadian convenience store with a great logo
. As a night owl myself, and the sort of person that would love having something that said "Couche-Tard" on it, how can I make this happen? eBay's never produced any good results...do I have to swipe some stationary, scan it, and get a custom-printed shirt?
posted by paul_smatatoes
on Oct 27, 2007 -
I'd like to design a small-scale e-commerce site that also accepts donations. I have no experience. Help! [more inside]
posted by fogster
on Sep 3, 2007 -