Questions tagged [shopping]

Hacks related to shopping; handling goods, saving time, etc.

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Keep forgetting reusable grocery bags when I go shopping

I have many reusable grocery bags at home but I always forget to take them with me when I go shopping. Then I have to spend 10 cents to get another bag. Over time that money adds up. Is there ...
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Sources for odd items and components [closed]

In pursuit of various diy projects, I often need materials, components or items which are not regularly carried in stores. For example, for a small diy vacuum chamber which I would like to build, I ...
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How can I reuse plastic shopping bag?

After shopping we have a lot of plastic shipping bag. If we burn these bag then its harmfull for envoirnment and we can not burried it. What is the best solution of resuse of a plastic shopping bag.?
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How can I identify a pure cotton cloth?

Yesterday, i went to shop but all of the shirts of that shop was labelled with 100% cotton tag. But It don't seem to be truly 100% cotton if i touch them.
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Common noise levels of reliably constant loudness

This isn't a home improvement question, but one that applies to buying any product that makes noise or sound: how can you ask reviewers to compare the noise level of a product with some reference ...
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How to avoid copycat products on Amazon [closed]

Over the last years, Amazon has become a cesspool of copycat products, or nearly-identical whitelabel items branded with various (typically Chinese) manufacturer names. In an ironic example, both "...
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Sharing grocery costs and responsibility

I've just started living with a partner for the first time and we share all our food shopping. I am constantly finding myself not knowing what food is in the cupboard (when at the shop) and who owes ...
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Is there any way to restore faded receipts?

Many stores are using receipts that, intentionally or not, fade over time. I bought something about a year ago that I never used and I want to return it. But the receipt is faded to the point of ...
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How can I get access to Supermarket 'membership' discounts without signing up for a card?

I shop at a wide variety of grocery stores, around the country. Most grocery store chains offer better prices if you check out using a 'membership card' of some sort. Unfortunately, most chains are ...