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Re: Shopping!
« Reply #420 on: May 13, 2013, 05:07:45 PM »
That's cool!
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Re: Shopping!
« Reply #421 on: May 20, 2013, 05:23:13 PM »
http://www.moderncat.net/2007/11/28/for-all-you-urpin-hipster-cats/

I want this only to hide it away so nobody knows I have it.
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Re: Shopping!
« Reply #422 on: May 20, 2013, 06:26:34 PM »
 :lol:
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Re: Shopping!
« Reply #423 on: May 21, 2013, 01:49:14 AM »
 :lol:

It's a little classier than just leaving folded up paper towels all over the house to mark the barfbombs.
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Re: Shopping!
« Reply #424 on: May 21, 2013, 11:13:15 AM »
I... need that.

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Re: Shopping!
« Reply #425 on: May 21, 2013, 07:29:33 PM »
Have I said lately how much I love shopping on the internet? It means I don't have to go out in public and deal with screaming children and rude adults. I am not just physically exhausted by brick and mortar shopping, it exhausts me mentally.

I still patronize our small and/or local businesses -- we have a great local hardware store, local farmers with their own markets, etc. But being able to buy a set of dry erase markers, filters for my vaporizer and plastic magazine covers all in one order is awesome (granted, it's Amazon, and I am grappling with my feelings about some of their business practices, but I still consider them local).

I've also had some good success simply looking up the brand and style of favorite current clothing items and buying duplicates on eBay or elsewhere (mostly from other small businesses). Free shipping? Yes, please.

Really, anything that can minimize "bad" overexertion, so that I can concentrate on swimming and other physical therapies, is a good thing.
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Re: Shopping!
« Reply #426 on: May 23, 2013, 02:52:32 PM »
Whatever's good is good.  I somehow apparently got an Amazon Prime membership, if the emails I get from Amazon can be believed.  I'm not sure what's involved, but presumably it's reasonably sweet.

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Re: Shopping!
« Reply #427 on: May 23, 2013, 05:31:24 PM »
Free shipping if you don't want it rushed, and another source for movies/shows.

I've been paying for it for years, and you get it free. I'll have to figure out what it is I'm doing wrong.
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Re: Shopping!
« Reply #428 on: May 23, 2013, 05:46:01 PM »
I have no money for shopping and no home internet to watch movies.  That's probably why I have it for free.

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Re: Shopping!
« Reply #429 on: May 23, 2013, 07:03:59 PM »
i buy my shitty dog her food from prime. it's $8/case with no tax and it's delivered in a day. (it is packaged in a two case pack, though.) at the local grocer it's $12+tax and i have to lug it around.

you should check on cat fud.

it's amazing the stuff you can find that you can have shipped free with prime. i was looking at lathes and a lot of them are covered. i bet shipping on 800lb items can be pretty pricey.
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Re: Shopping!
« Reply #430 on: May 23, 2013, 07:49:29 PM »
:lol:

It's a little classier than just leaving folded up paper towels all over the house to mark the barfbombs.

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Re: Shopping!
« Reply #431 on: May 23, 2013, 09:43:52 PM »
Sorry.   :uncertain:
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Re: Shopping!
« Reply #432 on: June 09, 2013, 07:53:24 PM »
I needed a toner cartridge for my ole reliable Brother laser. Was downtown so I went to Office Max. $72. Seemed high. :huh: Office Min, amirite? Eh no, insulting to Min. ANYWAY. Went back cross town, to Staples. $78. :angry: I told pimply uniformed dude, too much. Wrong. Got to be a mistake. He claimed they'd meet any price. Uh huh. Went home. Got on line. Staples, on line, $68. :nonplused: Amazon, on line, $48, free shipping. :whatever: Well I'm not going to print that out, drive back to staples, and argue with pimply guy, because, annoying. Ordered. Srsly, no reason to live. Customer service? Uuuuuuhhhh ... hmm. No.

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Re: Shopping!
« Reply #433 on: June 10, 2013, 07:53:48 AM »
It's hard to imagine what the future retail system is going to look like, but I don't think the current system of strip malls can be supported much longer. There needs to be local showrooms, but not for something like a toner cartridge. I don't think grocery stores will go away, so maybe the answer lies there - some kind of expansion or merger between grocers and online retailers, and only stocking certain items locally, for freshness or physical/visual comparison.
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Re: Shopping!
« Reply #434 on: June 10, 2013, 09:08:13 AM »
See, I think you know exactly what the future of retailers will be like.  :lol:

On-site rapid fabrication should also play a part, but does B&N have on-demand nearly-instant printers yet?  No, because they're idiots.  I hear that full paperback-printing machines are down to like $25k, and less-fancy-cover trade paperback machines are even cheaper.

Again, it's the textbook stores and universities that are especially stupid.  What does a professor-author make per textbook sold?  What does the university make?  On a farking $200 paperback that will be 'obsolete' next year?  But print them in the student union and let the professors and university split the cost of a $40 textbook instead.  Profs can update the text anytime they want.

I used to think the publication credit was the sticking point, but a lot of academic journals have a circulation = the people who submit articles to the journal.  No reason an official but POD textbook shouldn't be equally good for someone's career.