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September 27, 2008 1:36 AM   Subscribe

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 to Shopping (9 answers total) 35 users marked this as a favorite

While they are in Japan, US shipping is inexpensive and fast. I've ordered many, ahem, unique and unusual items from them.
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 2:16 AM on September 27, 2008

The Mefi Wiki has a very long list of these stores taken from previous threads.
posted by IndigoRain at 3:19 AM on September 27, 2008

You want "unusual"? Archie McPhee
posted by Class Goat at 4:13 AM on September 27, 2008 [1 favorite]

Buy Olympia run to artsy crafty musicy thingies.
posted by maryrosecook at 5:06 AM on September 27, 2008

Uncommon Goods is good. More unique art/crafty than geeky, though.
posted by smalls at 8:24 AM on September 27, 2008

I just blogged about my experience with DealExtreme the other day. They have dirt cheap Chinese doodads of every possible type, and all prices include delivery to anywhere in the world.


* Slow delivery. It took almost three weeks before I got my stuff, and then it wasn't packaged well. But their support organisms instantly agreed to send a replacement for the $2 worth of my order that was damaged.

* They only accept PayPal for payment.
posted by dansdata at 9:02 AM on September 27, 2008

I second everything dansdata said about dealextreme.
DX is awesome, they have tons of stuff.
From magic message beans to 10 year glowing tritium keyrings.
posted by Iax at 10:43 AM on September 27, 2008

posted by LobsterMitten at 2:00 PM on September 27, 2008

I think Etsy is the definitive resource here.
posted by felix at 9:03 AM on September 29, 2008

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