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I'm considering upgrading my old pickup to a 2010-2015 Dodge Ram 1500 or Ford F150. Automatic transmission and 4x4. I see highway mpg estimates online but I want to know what people REALLY get. [more inside]
My daughter has a subscription to the (fantastic) Phoenix story comic. However, coming up weekly, they are now taking over the house. They previously sold some great string binders which hold 26 issues each, but i made the mistake of only buying six and now they are all out. [more inside]
Going to a thing that requires many hours of standing around and waiting on concrete floors for several consecutive days. It will be very crowded. What sort of portable chair should I bring? [more inside]
I'm small and petite framed - 5'0, 115 pre-pregnancy. I want a wrap to wear my newborn around the house and out for walks, and I can't seem to decide on one because the choices are overwhelming and the reviews are mostly good, which doesn't narrow the pool much. Details below the fold. [more inside]
I recently talked to an artist in Canada about buying one of their shirts. Postal office quoted them $18 to ship from Vancouver to New Mexico, almost doubling the price of the shirt. Is this the price of international mail, or is there a cheaper option? [more inside]
Should I seek appraisal before selling my mother's jewelry for its melt value, and anyone have any recommendations for appraisers or metal/gem buyers in the Vancouver, BC area? [more inside]
Who is making great greeting cards, especially for Mother's Day? I'm totally fine with blank cards, but I'm specifically looking for birds, fairies, flowers? Pop up, but classy? Or some sort of papercraft, or on wood, or just something that won't be found in chain stores? [more inside]
I feel I've really scoured the internet but cannot find a good source for some paintable, hinged ring boxes. The last ones I ordered are a total fail. Hope me?? [more inside]
My parents are travelling to New Orleans next week, and asked what they could get me. I'm looking for suggestions for things that I can't get in the Pacific Northwest and that can travel back in a suitcase. Details beyond the jump: [more inside]
I was given this vintage diamond cocktail ring that would like to sell, and no idea how to go about it. If it matters, I these seem to be mine cut diamonds and the dark bits are blue enamel. I doubt it will bring much but I don't wear it and don't care to keep it so I'm just looking to get a reasonable price.
What would a decent low-mid range home theatre setup be in 2017? 7.2 surround sound, a sound bar and wireless speakers, something else? [more inside]
I need a metal glasses case that doesn't look too dude-broish. Help! [more inside]
I have a particular item that is no longer manufactured but I love. I have eBay alerts set up, but I'd like to have alerts on other sites like Poshmark or others. Does this exist? I can't find anything out there.
You know those transparent green visors accountants and editors wore once upon a time? I'd like to buy one, and I'm having trouble finding a good candidate. [more inside]
Are any of the instant pot competitors (/knockoffs) worth considering? Which ones? [more inside]
I'm looking for a teapot (EU/UK) with certain criteria: Does not drip! Holds enough for two medium mugs of tea; preferably comes with its own infuser; no plastic parts; lid will not fall off; not fragile or fancy, yet still becoming to the eye and a joy to use. [more inside]
I love the smell of sandalwood. I'm also making my own soap and skincare products and I'd like to put the two things together. However, I'm having difficulty finding sandalwood essential oil that smells like the sandalwood I'm used to. Can the keen noses of MeFi assist? [more inside]
Looking for a dupe for a men’s cologne by Crabtree & Evelyn called Sienna (discontinued in 1990 :/). [more inside]
Help me buy a wetsuit for my 3-year-old for the upcoming pool season! [more inside]
In my childhood, I was given a set of classics, about 12 volumes. These were children's versions of classics like Tom Sawyer. The trick was, there would be one book on one side of the volume, and another one the other-- upside down. So I'd read one story, then turn the volume over and read the other book. I want to find a set of these. [more inside]