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Buying Bluing

Where can I buy laundry bluing?

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Finding a DVD Club

Where can I buy movies without a credit card?

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Information on Encyclopedia International, 1963 Edition

Is there such a thing as the Encyclopedia International, 1963 edition? Does it have any other name? In the context I learned of it I'm pretty sure it is not the Encyclopaedia Britannica.

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Honda CRV Heating Problem Not Fixed

I took my CRV into the dealer to have the heating fixed. They have had it for two weeks and it is still not fixed. They said I needed a new head gasket which they replaced; still no heat. They tried to convince me to put a new motor in.

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Value of 1955 Grolier Encyclopedia Set

I have a set of Grolier Encyclopedias copyright 1955 volumes 1-10. What would be the value?

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Value of a Seymour Mann Porcelain Doll

My grandmother passed away a couple months ago. But before she did, she gave me a few porcelain dolls. In this mix, I received the Betsy doll from the Seymour Mann collection. I was just wondering if anybody had any information on this doll. Although I refuse to part with it, I'm a tad curious of it's value. If you can help, thank you.

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Value of 1990 Encyclopedia

What is the value of a set of 1990 Encyclopedia with the annals of America?

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Welbilt Dual Loaf Bread Machine Manual

I need the manual of the dual loaf bread machine, ABM1L23.

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Drip Tray for a George Foreman Grilling Machine GR144

I need a drip tray for George Foreman Grilling Machine GR144.

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Keeping a Comforter on the Bed
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Selling a Doll Collection
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Value of a Vintage Walk Behind Mower

I have a late 40's, early 50's (I think) Jacobsen power mower. It has printed on a metal plate, serial #66021 26397, B and S motor (2 hp), and the name Victor 21. It is in excellent shape, all original.

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Where to Buy a Brother Sewing Machine

If your sewing machine is beyond repair, it may be time to buy a new one. This Brother sewing machine is easy to use and jam resistant.

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Where to Buy a Multicolor LED Party Light

This spinning multicolor LED party light is perfect for birthday parties. They are inexpensive enough that you could easily add a couple to liven up your party room.

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Where to Buy All Natural Cat Litter

If you are looking for a good all natural cat litter, this is reliable quality product. It controls odors well, is hypo allergenic and the 40lb bag is a great value.

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Where to Buy Crochet Hooks

If you enjoy crocheting, having comfortable crochet hooks that don't cause hand fatigue are a must have. These Clover crochet hooks have comfortable ergonomic handles and an ideal hook shape.

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Where to Buy Grain Free Dog Food

If you are looking for a good quality grain free dog food, Taste of the Wild is a respected and trustworthy brand. Sometimes the best deals can be found online. This is a great deal for a 30lb bag of high quality dog food.

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Where to Buy LED Light Bulbs

Using LED light bulbs is one of the best ways to save money on your electric bill. These Philips LED may look odd but they work great and only use 10.5 watts to equal a 60 watt incandescent bulb.

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Where to Buy Puppy Training Pads

If you are house training a puppy, piddle pads are a great tool to help speed to process. Sometimes you can find the best deals online. These pup training pads are large, absorbent, and only $.50 each.

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Keeping Comforters on the Bed

How do I keep comforters from falling off the bed?

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Manual for Sunbeam Holmes Electric Blanket

I lost the manual for the electric blanket PN 116776-011, Rev. 1. Where can I get one?

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Shopping for Denim Colored Lace

I have 2 pair of jeans with bleach spots on them (one just below the waist near the zipper; the other 2 spots on the leg near inseam). I want to cover them with denim colored lace, something inconspicuous. I think I'll like the look of that. I can add some more lace if I think it will make it look like it was "meant" to be there.

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Where to Buy E6000 Adhesive

E6000 Adhesive is the goto glue for crafters everywhere. Whether you are attaching something to plastic, a magnet or even glueing glass to glass, E6000 gets the job done right. Be sure to get the precision applicator tips to ensure the glue only goes where you want it.

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Where to Buy Kids 'N' Pets

If you have children and/or pets, you will find yourself needing to eliminate urine and other odors from furniture upholstery and carpet. We have tried many brands of odor removers over the years, Kids 'N' Pets is the one that works.

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Where to Buy Plastic Window Insulation

Adding a thin film of plastic to the outside of your windows can have a surprisingly significant effect on your heating bill during the winter. This Duck brand window insulation helps keep the cold out by covering up to 10 windows.

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Electric Blanket Replacement Control

Where can I find a replacement control for a king size Sealy electric blanket?

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Glitter Falling Off Dress
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Value of a Marie Osmond 1992 Courtnie Doll

I have a mint condition first edition Miracle Babies Collection what is value?

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Value of Antique Bisque Dolls
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Replacement Parts for H2O Mop

I have a Thane H2O Mop steam cleaner oem-tv-001 with rectangular replacement head and pads. Where can I purchase replacement parts and pads? The triangle head is too wide to fit between my toilet and wall.

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WonderArt Stamped Quilt Blocks to Embroider

I am looking for a WonderArt Butterfly Circle #1989cb quilt blocks. I have 16 blocks that my aunt embroidered since 1995 and my cousins and I would like to finish for her. She has finished 16 of them and my cousins have finished 11 more blocks.

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Buy Frozen Chicken Breasts

Like most of you, I have noticed the huge jump in prices at the grocery store. I have a trick to save money on chicken that I will share.

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Replacement Parts for Vidalia Chop Wizard
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Value of Porcelain Dolls
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2000 Hyundai Heater Not Working Properly

My 2000 Hyundai heater only blows on floor or on vent, but not on defrost.

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Finding a Gasket for a Food Saver Professional

Where can I get a gasket for the Food Saver Professional lll?

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Value of Limited Edition World Book Encyclopedia

I have a limited edition, 1975, World Book and Childcraft set. It has a blue jean cover and red handkerchief inside cover. What is the value and possible interest in this set?

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Value of the New Book of Knowledge

I was wondering about the value of the New Book of Knowledge, 1 thru 20 or A to Z. They are white hard backs and copyrighted in 1967.

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Cutting Poplar Trees

I have 17+ poplar trees about 100ft high which desperately need to come down. Is there someone in the Charante area of France who would come along and fell trees to take away?

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Setting the Dye in an Old Sweater

I received an old sweater that was my grandfather's. It was originally white and his mother dyed it red, I'm sure with some kind of cheap home-dyeing kit, maybe Rit.

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Value of Porcelain Doll

I have a doll; she has never been out of original box. She has red hair and is from the Samuel Christmas 1999 limited edition, porcelain doll collection. She is in immaculate condition and comes with certificate of authenticity.

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Value of Seymour Mann Doll Named Agatha

What is the value of a Seymour Mann doll Named Agatha?

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Value of Collier's Encyclopedias

What is approximate value of 1950 1st edition Collier's Encyclopedias?

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Value of Timeless Treasures Kimberly Doll
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Finding Parts for Antique Craftsman Power Mower

I have a Sears Craftsman 18 inch power mower and the model number is 123.8150. Do you know what year it is and where can I find parts for it?

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Having Redwood Trees Cut

I need to have 25 to 30 redwood trees on my California valley property cut down. Are there people who will cut them down for their use?

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Replacement Element for Roasting Machine

Where can I purchase a replacement element for a George Foreman GR59 Roasting Machine model No 100039.

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Replacing Bottle on Swiffer Wet Jet
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Subscribing to Kraft's Food and Family Magazine

How do I subscribe to Food and Family magazine?

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Truck Heater Blowing Cold Air

I have a 2003 Dodge 1500. Ever since I bought the truck the heater has not worked. It only blows cold air (what's from outside I'm guessing) and it only blows at the highest setting. No noises when its on or off.

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Value of a Handmade Porcelain Doll

How much should I ask for a handmade doll with porcelain head, hands, and feet? This doll is very heavy in weight and looks to be about 30 to 40 years old, but in excellent condition.

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Value of Chambers Encyclopedia

I have all 10 volumes of the Chambers's encyclopedia from 1924 W and R Chambers Limited, London and Edinburgh. They are all in great condition. What would the value be?

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Replacement Controls for Beautyrest Dual

I am looking to replace the controllers for my Beautyrest king size dual control electric blanket. Puppy ate the wires up beyond repair.

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Free Cutting and Removal of Trees

My daughter is buying a house here in western Massachusetts with at least twenty 40-60 ft pine trees by the house. We are trying to find out if anyone knows someone insured and bonded that would take them down for free...

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Value of 1927 Webster's Dictionary

I have a 1927 Webster dictionary, editor W.T Harris, general editor Sturgess Allen, Springfield Mass USA, Published G .C Merriam Company.I'm looking at selling this. It has been passed down to me.

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Value of Old Reference Books

I have 6 books in the set, Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences, Kingsway London. They are in pristine condition. Would these books be worth anything? Printed in London.

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Value of Royal Doulton Plate

I have a small plate, number 13, Royal Doulton. Does this plate have any value?

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Value of Royal Vale China

I have some bone china; made in England. Royal Vale number 7514 cup, saucer, and plate. Does this set have any value?

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Buying Dawn in Australia

Where can you buy it and what is the cost per bottle?

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Printing Coupons With a Barcode

Where can you print off coupons with barcodes attached?

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Replacement Canister Gaskets

I need replacement gaskets for my glass canisters. The gaskets measure 3 5/8" inside diameter. Do you know where I can get these?

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Value of Compton's Picture Encyclopedia

I have the 1947 Compton's Picture Encyclopedia, full set in pristine condition. What is the value? Note: includes index book.

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Value of Porcelain Dolls

I have several dolls and am wondering how to find the value: a Brines 1995 collectible edition bride doll; a Cindy M McClure #1305 style 2416; and a Heritage Mint Ltd Collection 1988-1989.

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George Foreman Replacement Drip Tray

I need a drip tray part #22619 for my George Foreman grill #GRP4PBW.

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Value of Crimson Collection Porcelain Doll

I am wondering what the value of a Crimson Collection porcelain doll number 80282 is? Thank you.

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Value of My Porcelain Doll

I need help with finding out if the doll I was given is rare and how much it would be worth. On the certificate of authentication it says, it is limited to 2000pcs worldwide and I don't know what that means.

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Finding the Keyless Entry Code to a Crown Victoria

I Just bought a 1998 Crown Victoria, locked it and don't know the access code.

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Value of Franklin Heirloom Dolls

I have a Cinderella, slipper, pink gown, headpiece, and black neckpiece.

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Kraft Roka Blue Cheese Spread

Where can I find Kraft roka blue cheese spread in a 30 mile radius of zip 11209?

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Removing Stains on a Car Headliner
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Value of a RCA Victor Record Player/Stereo
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Value of Webster's Encyclopedic Dictionary 1891

What is the value of Webster's Encyclopedic Dictionary, enlarged and revised to 1891 by Rt. Rev. Samuel Fallows DD? It is a huge volume at 5 inches thick and 2083 pages.

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Buying Dawn Soap in Australia

Can I buy Dawn soap in Newcastle N.S.W.?

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Getting Coupons By Mail

I would like to receive PG coupons booklet. How do I get one?

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Using Mexican Pottery

I went to the Del Larosa region and shopped at a pottery shop called JMB. They said their cookware and coffee mugs, etc are lead free (although their website says they are below the acceptable standards).

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Value of 1970 Encyclopedia Britannica

What is the value of 1970 complete set of Encyclopedia Britannica?

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Value of Murphy Chair Co. Rocking Chair

I have a Murphy Chair Co., Detroit rocking chair #612. It is in very good condition. What is it worth?

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Discontinued Target Furniture

Where do I find a discontinued Threshold Carson 5-shelf bookcase with doors in red? I was shopping at Target about a month ago and saw the bookcase in the same shade of red as my Threshold desk, but...

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Leewards Ornament Kits

Does anyone know the manufacturer or distributor Leewards used to get their ornament kits?

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Repairing Faded Spots on Clothing
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Value of International Wildlife Encyclopedia

I have my great grandpa's International Wildlife Encyclopedias. Are they worth anything?

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Value of Porcelain Dolls

I am trying to see if there is any worth in any of these porcelain dolls I have. Cat'hay collection. 1------ 5000. Melinda collection Bailey #972193. Others not sure.

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Value Russ Months to Remember Porcelain Dolls

Can anyone tell me the value of this set of 12 porcelain dolls? They are about 7" tall, in good condition, stands included. No boxes or cards.

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Windshield Washer Nozzle Not Spraying

How do I clean the nozzle?

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Information on Bride Doll
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Manual for Hitachi Bread Machine

I have just gotten the HB B101 bread machine. But I don't have any directions or recipes.

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Value of 1960s Encyclopedia Britannica
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Value of Victorian Bows Collection Doll
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Value of a Jan McLean Doll

Can you tell me the value of an authentic Jan McLean "Laura" doll, #607/1000 with box?

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Doll Value
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Value of American Educator

I am trying to find the value of American Educator ten volume set, 1928 published by Bellows-Durham of Chicago.

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Value of 1929 Compton's Encyclopedias

I have a set of ten 1929 F.E. Compton's Encyclopedias. I would like to find out about the value of them.

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Value of Old Push Mower

I have a Dille and Mc Guire push mower, BB66 Pat ID SEP 12 88.

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Manual for WELBIT Bread Machine

Can I purchase the instruction manual for model 300?

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Publishing a Book
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Using On-line MSDS Search

What do you mean by MSDS?

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Value of 2 Paradise Galleries Porcelain Dolls
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Replacement Elements for George Foreman Grill

I need the elements for Model#grp106qpgr, 120v-60hz,1440w.

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Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide
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Value of 1968 Encyclopedia Brittanica

What value might there be to a collector?

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Value of Limited Edition Dolls
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Saving Money on Fashion Accessories
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Sierra Heater Only Blows Hot Air on High

I have a 2003 Sierra with climax control and I get heat at 32 C, but when I turn it down even to 31 C it starts to blow cold air.

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Value of a Midge Doll

I have a 1962 red headed Midge doll with the flip hairdo and a red and blue dress on. She is in her original box, she and the box are mint, what is she worth?

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Value of Seymour Mann Doll

What is the value of a Seymour Mann doll named Emlia?

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1909 International Encyclopedia of Reference

I have a set in fair (fair to good) condition. It is missing volume II. Does it have any value?

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Finding Frugal Accessories
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Locating Imperial Teflon Wall Covering

Any Imperial Teflon SC6062 run 14 wall covering out there?

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Value of a Princess Collection Porcelain Doll
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Buying an LG Refrigerator

Buying a refrigerator is a big decision because it is such and expensive purchase. Checking out the reviews on Amazon can be a useful way to educate yourself before making your final choice.

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Buying Washing Soda
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Manual for WelBilt Bread Oven Model ABM350

I need manual?

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Where to Buy Food Grade Diatomaceous...
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Where to Buy Shower Power Bathroom Cleaner

Shower Power is a popular bathroom cleaner that does a fantastic job removing soap scum. Here is great deal on a 2-pack of Shower Power Bathroom Cleaner.

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Finding Reputable Online Sales Sites

I am looking for Canadian sites to post a double burial plot for sale in Canada. I have tried kijiji and Craig's list, but no results. I don't know how to use eBay, so I am looking for some free sites to post on.

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Replacement Power Cord for Electric Blanket

I lost the dual cord to my blanket; can it be replaced? and where? rn#101111

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Value of a W.S. George China Company Doll

I have a porcelain doll named Millie from the W.S George china co. from 1991. Can you give me the value?

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Value of Encyclopedia Britannica 1768
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Value of Old Encyclopedias

I have a 1928 Nelson Encyclopedia set and a 1937 World Encyclopedia set. Both are in great shape. What are they worth, who might want them? I do not have photos.

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Value of Raggedy Andy - American...
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Identifying Porcelain Dolls
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Using Tea Candles in Glass Candle Holder

Is it necessary to put some water in candle holder (glass like candle holders) before placing tea candles in them?

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Information on Porcelain Doll
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