Personal experience with payment processors that offer very simple on-site credit card entry and the ability to sell digital goods (i.e., license codes, subscriptions, etc.). I'd like customers to enter the bare minimum of payment information. [more inside]
If you were opening a cafe that primarily served bagels (and their variations), pastries, coffee (and coffee related drinks), and tea, what would you call it? The wittier the better! (Non-witty are also welcome to apply.) [more inside]
Where are the fancy stores that might help me sell my handmade baby clothes? [more inside]
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]
What's actually worth it to buy from a dollar store? [more inside]
Are there any decent online restaurant supply stores? [more inside]
Where to find a three-pronged British style electrical adapter plug in New York City? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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.
What are the best places in the Chicago area to sell used books, CDs, DVDs, and tabletop gaming materials? [more inside]
When does the ticket desk at the Geneva, Switzerland train station Cornavin close on Fridays?
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?
What interesting foods can only be found in ethnic grocery stores? [more inside]
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]
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]
Where can I buy ceramic disc capacitors, microcontrollers, and even arduinos in East Cleveland? [more inside]
Should we apply for this store credit card or just pay the cash that we have? [more inside]
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.
Headed to New York City, and looking for toddler-geared stores and bike shops. [more inside]
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]
How can I make our copy shop "greener"? [more inside]
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?
How can I access playstation US store overseas via playstation 3 console? [more inside]
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?
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]
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?
What's your secret tip for saving money at the grocery store? [more inside]
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]
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]
UK Ipod Touch 2.0 Update Problem when attempting to purchase - what am I doing wrong? [more inside]
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?
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]
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]
Great San Francisco camera stores? [more inside]
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.
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]
invited to "Mac Specialist Seminar".... what should i know? [more inside]
Does anyone know of a good shop in the Maryland/DC area that sells used/refurbished cameras? [more inside]
Good place to order 1989 Mercedes Benz w201 parts? [more inside]
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?
What are some retail credit card accounts (ie Macy's Card) that deliver good freebies, coupons, discounts or other promos for members? [more inside]
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]
What grocery stores in Canada carry healthy(er) foods? [more inside]
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. Thanks
Where to buy blooming tea bags in Manhattan? [more inside]
Why do people like WaWa so much? [more inside]
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]
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?