Right now I don't much advocate most shopping. I favor purchases of rural land, food, and necessities as the price for necessities looks to be about to skyrocket (as fuel prices rise, the price of food and most everything else produced with the aid of, or transported by devices using, fuel will ALSO tend to rise).
And when prices rise, in an already depressed economy, the potential for civil unrest increases at just about the same rate - at the same time any potential economic recovery is effectively crushed.
There are advantages to being where you can grow your own food...
But when you DO shop...consider the items listed here as *do-buy*...if only to rile the PC.