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#1 Javery

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 03:53 PM

Anyone know of any cool internet stores? I'm looking for a gift for my sister and she doesn't really need anything so I thought I'd get her something a little off-beat. I'm thinking of stores like Thinkgeek, Pop Deluxe or even maybe Tee Magnet or Etsy. Just something where I can look around and waste some money on something I think she will like...

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#2 Anexanhume

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 04:16 PM

Teefury.com New shirt every day for $10. Each shirt is only sold for 24 hours (save some random grab bags they do every so often).

#3 Rocko

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 04:34 PM

If she's into art I love blik's wall decals. They have some great stuff, lots of different styles.

http://www.whatisblik.com/

Oh, and also, if she's into literature, check out http://postertext.com/

I have wanted The Great Gatsby for so long, and I see they've added Dorian Gray, which I would also really like. Unfortunately they're a little expensive for a poster, but totally worth it if you're into that kind of stuff. Also, the guys at Postertext are independent upstarts that have posted on Reddit here and there, so you're putting money into some good folks if you go that route.

Just some niche ideas.

#4 JebusMcLucifer

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 04:41 PM

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#5 shrike4242

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 05:52 PM

If you can't find what you want on ThinkGeek.com for something off-beat, you're doing it wrong. It's been my go-to place for offbeat items for years.

Etsy.com is another one that should garner a look, if you're looking for something retro.

#6 dothog

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 06:52 PM

Etsy.com is another one that should garner a look, if you're looking for something retro.

I like the variety at Etsy, but it's hard to browse. They really don't provide a lot of filters. If you're looking for, say, a t-shirt, you've got to wade through 20,000 listings.

Maybe I'm doing it wrong, I didn't see any filters by size, color, style, new/used, etc. If anybody knows, I'd appreciate some tips.
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#7 2DMention

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 07:04 PM

Blik is cool. I'll probably buy those for my gaming room downstairs when I get a house.
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#8 shrike4242

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 09:02 PM

I like the variety at Etsy, but it's hard to browse. They really don't provide a lot of filters. If you're looking for, say, a t-shirt, you've got to wade through 20,000 listings.

Maybe I'm doing it wrong, I didn't see any filters by size, color, style, new/used, etc. If anybody knows, I'd appreciate some tips.

Etsy.com is difficult to navigate through, yes. There's a lot of clicking to find what you want.

ThinkGeek.com is very well organized and a number of their items are cross-listed in multiple categories.

#9 RabbitSuit

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 10:09 PM

Thinkgeek is pretty great when it comes to finding something, but I generally can't justify buying something from their shop. Unless their item is onsale, I tend to find it overpriced. Their sales are good, and they'll throw coupons around often, but meh. It'd never be my go-to store.

Back when I wanted that Battery Bracelet of Life +1 (could be off on the name), I just searched google a bit and found it 10dollars cheaper elsewhere. The Sun and Moon Jars? Picked up 3 for the price of 1.


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#10 RAMSTORIA

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 10:15 PM

Try http://www.firebox.com/ It's very similar to thinkgeek, and in fact you'll recognize things from there too.

and

http://www.x-tremegeek.com/

and

http://www.iwantoneofthose.com/

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#11 Rocko

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 10:15 PM

Lifehacker has a pretty cool post about DIY sun and moon jars that looks pretty fun, actually.

#12 shrike4242

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 10:35 PM

Try http://www.firebox.com/ It's very similar to thinkgeek, and in fact you'll recognize things from there too.

and

http://www.x-tremegeek.com/

and

http://www.iwantoneofthose.com/

Firebox and IWOOT are UK sites, x-tremegeek is a US site.

#13 danielisawinner

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 11:35 PM

OWL BOOKENDS?! RETRO CAMERAS?! COLORFUL HEADPHONES?!

I swear to God... if any of you show these sites to my girlfriend, I will murder you to death.

www.fredflare.com

and

www.urbanoutfitters.com

They're pretty good, too. They offer kitschy, off-beat, hipster-friendly items and clothing.

#14 georox

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 12:22 AM

If you can't find what you want on ThinkGeek.com for something off-beat, you're doing it wrong. It's been my go-to place for offbeat items for years.


Except odds are if it isn't a thinkegeek exclusive it can be found much cheaper elsewhere.

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#15 ExplodingRat

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 12:33 AM

Maaaan. I want the Alice in Wonderland poster from Postertext.com. $20 isn't bad for a poster, but another $20 for shipping kills it for me. :(

#16 kube00

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 03:23 AM

Ill have to check some of these out

#17 sdclippers

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 05:57 AM

damn those tees from teefury are pretty cool. too bad you cant back order.
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#18 shrike4242

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 02:53 PM

Except odds are if it isn't a thinkegeek exclusive it can be found much cheaper elsewhere.

True, though I go back to ThinkGeek for their excellent customer service.