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April 9

Which non-Apple smartwatch or band to get?

My wife likes to go out for walks to get her 10,000 daily steps during these days of our pandemic. She's been using a tracker on her iPhone 7 but I'm thinking of getting her a smart-watch/band.What should I get her? [more inside]
posted by signal at 6:24 PM - 11 answers

April 7

Keycaps for obscure William Gibson novel heroines?

Some years ago, I was impressed by a William Gibson character's laptop: it had one-of-a-kind turquoise inlay. If high-quality handmade keyboards set with semiprecious stones exist, they're out of my price range. But the world is full of custom keycaps for mechanical keyboards! Do you have a favorite source for artistic or handmade keycaps?
posted by yarntheory at 12:59 PM - 3 answers

April 6

What did you put on your wedding registry?

We don't care about china and we have enough towels and kitchen gadgets. What should we register for? What did YOU register for that you are so glad you did? What would you register for if you could do it again?
posted by ohsnapdragon at 6:59 PM - 55 answers

Work from Home - Ergonomic desk/chair, Small Space edition

Help me find an ergonomic work from home desk/chair for a small space that isn't ugly. [more inside]
posted by Space Kitty at 10:38 AM - 13 answers

April 3

Is this 2007 Prius a good choice for me right now?

A relative is getting rid of a 2007 Prius with around 180k miles on it. The battery is fine and it's getting a dashboard computer brain transplant, but that's the only problem with it. Help me work out whether I should pursue it. [more inside]
posted by blnkfrnk at 6:25 PM - 16 answers

April 1

Best store to buy a microwave?

Best Buy, Lowe's, Bed Bath & Beyond, ? Where do the trusty small appliances come from? Asking from triangle, North Carolina, USA. [more inside]
posted by amtho at 3:38 PM - 21 answers

Where to buy a Blackmagic Design Studio Camera 4K 2?

We need it pretty quickly, and all the authorized sellers have it down as a backorder. Blackmagic themselves can't help. [more inside]
posted by terilou at 11:51 AM - 5 answers

March 30

Help me buy the tiniest Pad Eye (or Strap Eye) hardware

I am looking for the tiniest hardware: pad eyes or strap eyes (for a loom modification). The smallest I can find in marine hardware circles is about 1.7” at the widest part of the base, but I am looking for a part that is a maximum of 1”/25mm across the base. Preferably 316 stainless, and smooth enough for soft yarns (ie a round profile vs a stamped strap). Help me, shoppers! I suspect this part exists in tiny-land but maybe under another name.
posted by janell at 10:44 AM - 8 answers

March 29

Seeking Extra Extra? wide shower shoes

I'm trying to help someone (from a distance) find nonslip shower shoes that will fit her very wide feet. [more inside]
posted by oceano at 9:36 PM - 10 answers

How to choose shoes for a wide-footed toddler?

I have a giant toddler with huge wide feet. What shoes will fit? [more inside]
posted by nouvelle-personne at 2:50 PM - 12 answers

March 27

Can't decide between AWD Prius and RAV4 Hybrid - help!

My beloved 2014 Prius was totalled recently and I need to buy a new car ASAP. We've been mulling this over for a week and still keep flip-flopping between the AWD Prius and RAV4 Hybrid. How do we finally pull the trigger? [more inside]
posted by serelliya at 11:02 AM - 12 answers

March 26

What's your non-Amazon online retailer of choice?

In an attempt to retrain my shopping habits, I'm looking for retailers that cover a decently broad category (i.e. Chewy for pet needs, Powell's for books) rather than item-specific sellers. Product reviews & fast shipping are important to me. Not being owned by Jeff Bezos is also important to me.
posted by frizzle at 3:28 PM - 29 answers

March 22

Why can't Amazon Fresh keep milk in stock?

Amazon Fresh never has generic milk available in my area. this was kind of expected during the early stages of the pandemic when demand far outstripped supply for grocery delivery. they do always seem to have super expensive organic milk in stock so it doesn't seem to be refrigeration issue. I'm just curious what could lead to the world's largest retailer being unable to stock milk when every other supermarket does it just fine. I'm not interested in discussions of the morality of Amazon.
posted by benzenedream at 10:59 AM - 14 answers

March 21

ISO: a light/mid-weight, absorbent, cotton bath towel ...

I have a cotton bath towel that was produced in the Netherlands by a company that appears to no longer exist (Seahorse-Meyerink). [more inside]
posted by UrbietOrbi at 12:48 PM - 8 answers

March 18

Baby Shower Shopping

My sister will be giving birth soon-ish. My siblings and I feel confident in the “big things” but less confident on the smaller, less expensive items, and what items are good to have doubles on. [more inside]
posted by Aranquis at 2:31 PM - 33 answers

March 17

Looking for outdoor, patio art/decor, to buy or DIY

We have a medium sized patio that could use some art and/or décor. Looking for suggestions on where to shop or specific websites for DIY art/decor plans. [more inside]
posted by walkinginsunshine at 11:28 AM - 11 answers

March 16

Sales taxes for Sweden to California

I am considering purchasing an item from Sweden. I live in California. The company selling the product has given me the price including shipping, but says that I will also be responsible for the taxes related to the destination - CA, USA. They are not able to tell me what these taxes will be, and I am not clear if this is just normal California sales taxes or something else. I do not want to be surprised by some super high customs charge or unforeseen tax. [more inside]
posted by The Architect at 7:04 PM - 7 answers

Is there a better ereader than the Kindle Paperwhite today?

My trusty Kindle Paperwhite is approaching 6 years old and showing it. I'm investigating new ones and before I just buy another Kindle I wanted to make sure that I'm not making a rash decision and overlooking something better from the competition. [more inside]
posted by synecdoche at 3:49 PM - 11 answers

March 13

Your favourite hard-to-find magazines...?

I own an usual (mostly records) store run out of my loft in Toronto. During the pandemic, I've been approaching great, hard-to-find magazines about stocking their publications. The first two I'm carrying are Apartamento and Noon. Berlin Quarterly is next. What are some uncommon, keep-them-forever magazines that you love that you have difficulty sourcing? [more inside]
posted by dobbs at 5:00 AM - 21 answers

March 11

What is the make and model of this muscle car?

I'd guess this is a 1960s/70s American Muscle car, if anyone can identify the specific make/model/year I'd appreciate it. Side view and back view. [more inside]
posted by ChrisHartley at 10:44 AM - 7 answers

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