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Is there a Stack Exchange site where these two questions about where to buy programming related products would be on topic?

What are the best webshops to buy programming books?
Buying the book Code in the Philippines

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For books I thought about literature.stackexchange.com but it seems to focus on fiction. –  N.N. Feb 3 '12 at 7:53
    
@N.N.: the questions listed are for book stores, not books. –  Mat Feb 3 '12 at 7:59
    
@Mat Indeed, but since it was hard to find a fitting site I thought of the possibility. –  N.N. Feb 3 '12 at 8:00

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I really don't think any site on the Stack Exchange network would welcome such questions.

The first one is, in my opinion, clear-cut: "best" is subjective, and the answers would be likely to degenerate into a list of vaguely spammy links to everyone's favorite online store.

The second has the merit of being a bit more specific (looking for something in a specific area), but it's still fundamentally a meta-shopping question (selecting/finding a shop rather than a product), and I don't see how that could fit. (See: Q&A is Hard, Let’s Go Shopping! for the shopping part.)
You'd be better of asking your nearest/favorite bookstore to see if they can import it for you, or know someone who would.

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