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April 3

Helping my brother with covid19 in NYC

My immunocompromised brother in NYC has covid19. I want to get him some supplies, but am a continent away and deliveries seem to be slow to nonexistent. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by congen at 9:40 AM - 13 answers

April 1

List of companies that *are* looking after their employees?

I'd like to support companies that *are* providing sick leave and safer working conditions for their employees during this pandemic. If I need to order something to be delivered online, what's the most ethical company to go with? [more inside]
posted by EllaEm at 1:51 PM - 11 answers

March 30

Office chair for very tall person

Someone I know is 6'10" tall and needs an office chair. Does anyone have personal experience with an office chair that works for someone who's not just tall but *very* tall?
posted by LobsterMitten at 12:25 PM - 5 answers

March 29

Does this Electric Kettle exist? Variable temp, 8oz measure, stainless

I've searched everywhere for an electric kettle, and I can't find any that meet this criteria: variable temperature, 8oz measure mark, steel or glass. Does this exist? [more inside]
posted by reeddavid at 3:29 PM - 8 answers

March 28

Buying prints that are larger than the original illustration

I would like to buy prints of the bird illustrations from the board game 'Wingspan'. The artists are selling these online in a variety of sizes. Is there any downside to opting for the largest size prints, which seem to be significantly larger than the original colour pencil illustrations? [more inside]
posted by yours in calendrical heresy at 8:58 AM - 3 answers

March 25

Should I have groceries delivered or get them myself?

Nobody in my house is at high risk for complications of COVID-19. In the context of the virus, is it better (on a community level) for me to go to the grocery stores myself, or to get them delivered? I can afford delivery, but slots are hard to get and so I feel like I should leave them for people who need them. [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library at 7:25 AM - 10 answers

March 23

What is a “grocery store”

For those in states with shelter in place due to COVID 19 who can only go out for essentials what is defined as grocery stores? Is the entirety of large stores like Wal Mart included? [more inside]
posted by raccoon409 at 12:21 PM - 14 answers

March 22

I need virtual gift suggestions!

I need suggestions about virtual Easter gifts for my kids in case we can't find/order physical gifts. I'm looking for apps, games, movies, things like that. We have an iPad, Kindles, Amazon Prime, Android phones, and a Nintendo Switch. [more inside]
posted by christinetheslp at 6:56 AM - 3 answers

March 21

Stores offering special seniors-only hours?

Is there a comprehensive list of stores offering seniors-only shopping hours during the COVID-19 crisis? [more inside]
posted by Kirth Gerson at 5:45 AM - 10 answers

March 20

Ereader recommendation

I'm considering buying an e-ink reader for the first time. What models should I look at? [more inside]
posted by medusa at 5:13 PM - 10 answers

March 19

Lifter recliner chair for the elderly. But awash in options...

My mom is no longer able to get in and out of bed on her own and wants one of those big Lazyboy-like recliner chairs that can power lift the person up into a near-vertical position when necessary. [more inside]
posted by zenpop at 5:54 PM - 5 answers

Food/gift basket in NYC

A close friend is an emergency doc in NYC working her ass off right now. I'd like to send her a food/gift basket. Something fancy that she would definitely not be buying for herself right now (ex: cheeses/meats/olives kind of stuff). Any local suggestions? (or non-local too!) thanks!
posted by namemeansgazelle at 3:25 PM - 5 answers

March 18

Where can I find these shelf clip/brackets?

I'm looking for a particular type of shelf bracket. They slide onto the edge of a board, like these. But instead of being straight, they come in 90 degree L, T, or X shape. I can't seem to find them anymore, the local hardware store used to have them, but I don't have the local hardware store anymore.
posted by Marky at 11:43 PM - 1 answers

Looking for a Violin Case Shaped Wine Carrier

I'm looking for a wine carrier that's shaped like a violin case. I have found the one on Amazon (Violin Case Wine Carrier by Mint Leather) but it's out of stock and looks low quality from the reviews. I'm willing to throw a bit of money at this, if custom is the way to go. Right now, specific details don't matter (number of bottles, accessories etc) so long as it 1. looks like a violin case and 2. holds wine bottle(s) 3. is available in Canada or can be shipped to Canada.
posted by platypus of the universe at 8:42 AM - 7 answers

March 17

Best way to support independent stores and brands during the shutdowns

I'm in Europe and own a small handmade product brand. ALL of my clients are small independent stores, in small towns, all over western Europe. What can I do to help support these stores while they are closed? [more inside]
posted by PardonMyFrench at 12:23 AM - 4 answers

March 15

Board Games for the Extremely Young

My 3.5 year-old niece, since December, has been obsessed with the two board games she owns: Hoot Owl Hoot and Candyland Junior. What’s something similar I could send her so her parents- who are in Seattle and kind of trapped with her and an infant right now- get a little relief from the tedium of those two games on infinite repeat? [more inside]
posted by charmedimsure at 11:34 PM - 23 answers

Where to find this Woody Harrelson-endorsed IG ad product?

Instagram’s targeted ads were, for a while, showing me this sweatshirt made of patchwork material being worn by Woody Harrelson. I liked it, thought I saved it, but guess not. Anyone have any idea what or where this hoodie is? I feel like they even called it something like The Woody.
posted by jitterbug perfume at 6:02 PM - 1 answers

Seeking a battery operated wall-mount LED clock

I've been trying to find a battery operated wall-mount LED clock, and have found the search much harder than I'd expected. Can you help? Parameters within. [more inside]
posted by tocts at 3:50 PM - 7 answers

March 14

Companies Doing the Right Thing (Ethical Capitalism?!)

We've all been getting those annoying emails telling us how companies have stepped up their disinfection efforts, but is anyone keeping track of the companies truly doing the right things for their workers? [more inside]
posted by Minnowish at 6:07 AM - 21 answers

March 12

Buying baby stuff: where to start?

I am a little over halfway into my first pregnancy and have been putting off buying stuff because it all seemed so overwhelming to me but now with the words "coronavirus" and "supply chain disruption" swirling around in my head, I think it's time for me to get off my butt and start acquiring some essentials. [more inside]
posted by Forty-eight at 3:54 PM - 10 answers

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