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The Dilemma

Where I shop for groceries, shopping carts require a 25 cent deposit, so everyone returns them! This Twaggie was illustrated from a Tweet by @hayeslady. See new Twaggies every day at GoComics! Link

Online Retailers and the Drunk Customer Market

A lot of good, horrifying stories begin with “I was drunk, so I got on the Internet…” and go downhill from there. Some people even shop online while sloshed: “I have my account linked to my phone, so it’s really easy,” said Tiffany Whitten, of Dayton, Ohio, whose most recent tipsy purchase made on her smartphone [...]

Christmas Shopping in a Hurry

(vimeo link) Ben Lean recorded these scenes in Toronto December 16-18 and presents the shopping frenzy in time-lapse for your enjoyment. Aren’t you glad you’re through with Christmas shopping? What -you aren’t? Ha! -via Nag on the Lake

Giant LED Screen Ceilings At Chinese Mall

(YouTube Link) Shopping in The Place Mall in Beijing, China is like taking a strange journey through a hallucinatory wonderland, or maybe it’s just the giant LED screens that play animated videos all day. They don’t look like very much fun for people who suffer from motion sickness, or for those who already think the sky [...]

13 Cool Plastic Shopping Bags

Apparently the U.S. is lagging way behind Europe when it comes to witty shopping bag design. These 13 were spotted on an interesting site called BoredPanda.com, which calls itself “a highly visual oddities magazine dedicated to showcasing the world’s most creative artworks, offbeat products and everything that’s really weird or wonderful.” A perfect fit for [...]

Crosswalk to Nowhere

This shopping center in Reading, Pennsylvania has a crosswalk that leads to nowhere. Codes required a certain number of pedestrian crosswalks, despite the fact that there are no sidewalks. This is the required accessible crosswalk with curb ramps. But it isn’t going to get you anywhere, whether you are in a wheelchair or walking. Get [...]

How Websites Looked Ten Years Ago

Back in 2001, you’d have to mail in money orders to pay for online shopping. Wikipedia had just launched, and research was probably still done by reading books. Things have changed. What do you remember about the internet ten years ago? (I remember playing Neopets…) Link -via Look At This

How I Feel When Shopping at Target

I chuckle at this card by Fomato about shopping at Target because it’s so true! Link – via bb-blog

The Number of the Day: 1 in 11

At your typical American shopping mall, one in every 11 stores is currently empty — the highest vacancy rate in a decade. Related Link: The stories behind 20 mall staples. [Sources: The Week and TIME. See previous Numbers of the Day here. ]

The Internet in 1969

This future predicting video from 1969 describes in detail with some startling accuracy. Although very retro in appearance the video clearly shows online shopping, banking and email years before any of these applications were available to the public. “Fingertip shopping will be one of the homemakers convienences.” See the full video at the link. Link