Advice on finding and buying a light suitcase?
I have a suitcase, its heavy with the wheel-frame. I need advice and recommendations on luggage that is light or retailers.
Question answered by Gabfest
I'm a flight attendant for a major airline and I'm always looking for light luggage that also works well for packing. The places I have been successful so far is ebags.com where they will give you all the specs or tj max ,marshalls and kohls usually have a good selection. I have gotten light bags at all three of these places. Good luck and happy travelling!
Where can I get inexpensive Christmas lights in the Markham area?
My house is fairly large so it requires a lot of lights so I need to find a place that doesn't overcharge for their Christmas lights. I live in the Markham area.
Question answered by Brian B
I know what you mean... the price of these things can really add up fast.
Check out this link as it has a fairly large list of Christmas light retailers in Markham and Toronto.
Hope this helps!
Having a hard time finding online store that sells good new and used aquarium supplies?
Have a tank...looking for lid and lights...any decent retailers that you use?
Question answered by
I use http://www.drsfostersmith.com/ and http://www.thatpetplace.com/ the most. There is also http://www.bigalsonline.com/ But you can also try http://www.craigslist.org/ for used equipment.
How has the internet changed the power dynamic between consumers and retailers?
Retailers used to have all the power... shelf-space in stores had value and retailers could command whatever prices they wished. These days, consumers are able to buy items online at drastically lower prices than what retailers offers.
How have retailers reacted to this shift in power? Where do you think this relationship will go in the future? Interested to hear your thoughts :)
Question answered by Ady P. UK
The power balance appears to have changed partly due to the reasons you have mentioned, however I believe that the retailers still have plenty of influence...
The Internet, as well as consumers having much more choice, retailers are able to reach many more potential customers than ever before - global reach at the cost of a well designed, hosted and targeted website. This is much cheaper than TV advertising or employing sales reps and many of the traditional brands still hold sway in e-commerce.
Also buying online puts the customer at a disadvantage - things can appear different on a web-page than in natural light, they are unable to try on clothes, try out beds, or take a car for a test-drive.
Furthermore, the risks to the customer in terms of non-delivery of ordered items, or fraud around internet transactions simply did not exist prior to the web.
Also because of increase competition on the net and a shift towards the customer having a big share in what and when to buy, many companies are increasingly relying on complicated internet marketing algorithms, key-logging/spyware that monitors a consumer's search history. This information is then used by advertisers to fine tune of ads/product targeting strategies to the nth degree - the customer is browsing the internet and next minute up pops and ad which is directly related to a customer's previous purchases/searches and suddenly the supplier appears to know the customer's needs even before they do..
So what's in it for the customer?
Well, one hardly needs to leave the house nowadays; almost everything can be viewed, price-compared and bought over the web. Online only suppliers who carry little or no stock, or staff overheads and zero building costs can offer customers prices that larger companies simply cannot.
Shopping on the internet is cheaper and easier than driving somewhere in your car, or getting a bus, plus it drastically reduces the carbon footprint of shoppers. Products can be bought day or night, 365 days a year, compared to the traditional shopping / opening hours. Items can be delivered direct to your door - so need to hire a van from a rental company either.
Almost any product ever conceived or manufactured can be found on the internet in a matter of minutes - compared to searching around shops in real-time, which could take months or years of tracking down of rare / unusual items.
Sites like Paypal mean you can safely buy an item in a few clicks of a button and without giving your credit card/bank details to an unknown retailer, with added consumer protection.
Lastly, there are The Distance Selling Laws (UK). which protect consumers for the majority of internet purchases and across a range of scenarios.
I think that targeted advertising will only become more used and complex in its nature, so that in the end, product adverts will become super-personalised/tailored to each individual user and will involve use of the user's ip address. As technology develops, the internet experience will become much more sensory, based on the Wii concept , ads will probably adjust according to the time of day, or maybe even the mood we are in too.
In terms of financial security, I think that at some point, the internet will become a credit-based economy, whereby you charge up your credit bank from a bank/atm, or some other universally recognisable credit transfer device.
What does it mean when the battery light on a dell netbook flashes pink?
I have a dell netbook, and every so often the light at the bottom flashes PINK, NOT red like it usually does when it is about to die. Its usually plugged into the charger when it does this. What does the pink light mean????? I haven't had any problems with this computer, but should i get it checked out?
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Are the lines there all the time even during boot-up? Or are they only there in Windows? If the lines are apparent only in Windows then I would suggest running Windows update and searching for a new video driver. Also check the device manager to determine what manufacture and model of video card you have. (Press Windows Key + Pause, select the hardware tab and then select device manager, under video adaptors see what is listed) Check the manufacture for an updated driver for the video card.
If the video issue is there even during boot up you could have a defective video card or LCD. If a driver update does not solve the issue and the line is showing up during POST (Power On Self Test, before windows is running, just after you start the computer) I would find out if your laptop is still under manufacturer warranty and bring it to the retailer that you bought it from A.S.A.P. They will most likely have to ship it out for repair or my replace it outright. Make sure you back up any valuable data before you let anyone take your computer.
Good Luck x
Where can I find a lighting globe for a ceiling light (kitchen)that screws in from the bottom?
This light is over fifty years old and I would love to find a replacement
Question answered by Wabbit
A lighting store or kitchen and bath retailer.
Ho-e De--t and the other home store don't hanle that king of merchandise anymore. Check out this link---http://www.lightingdirect.com/index.cfm?page=Search:results&CategoryID=7597&CategoryName=Flushmount
What are those gloves called with lights on the finger tip?
What are those white gloves that have lights on the tip of them. Sometimes different color for each finger but sometimes only 2 colors. I've seen them in ETD POPSICLE and they are dope. They shine like LED and are for light shows/raving?
Question answered by Yonnnie
They are just called Rave Gloves...Google it and some retailers should be churned out if you want to buy them
What are those Christmas Bells called that light up and play Christmas songs?
Different ones light up and you could silents them but they would still light up. If anyone knows what these are called I would greatly appreciate it and also if you know if they still sell them that would be great as well. Thanks for everything and I hope to get a answer soon.
Question answered by dougeebear
The originals were created and sold by Mr Christmas back in the 90's. You can find them on Ebay.
Smaller sets of only five bells are available new from several retailers, including Amazon.
How to make my laptop display reflect less light?
My new laptop display reflects a lot of light, and I know a lot of them do, but it's very nagging, mostly because watching a movie or anything that's dark is bothersome and I see my reflection more than anything else. Even at full brightness, this still occurs and bothers me, and usability in direct sunlight is practically impossible. What can I do about it? I know there's some coating protection you can apply to the display which reduces this, but I don't remember what it's called.
Question answered by FlyingSpaghettiMonster
Go to retailers and ask for a screen protection for your laptop. Any major retailer should be able to assist you.
Next, don't point your computer in direct sunlight -.-
You really can't reduce it without any outside material like you are planning to purchase.
What kind of battery can I use to power a computer and light?
I need a large battery which I can hook up to my ac/dc converter to power a computer and maybe a small light for at least an hour. I don't think car batteries can cut it.
Where can I get one?
Question answered by EmilyCat
it's called a UPS, uninterrupted power supply. sold at big box retailers like radioshack, future shop, best buy, etc. they are made specifically for powering electronics for short periods of time (1-6hrs depending on capacity).
and you're right, the car battery probably won't cut it. my dad used those with his solar power setup and it took about 4 charged batteries to keep the tv on for 1/2 hr.