Sandy Bickford of Standish, Maine, retrieves merchandise for shipping at a facility at L.L. Bean in Freeport, Maine on Thursday, March 24, 2011. A spokesman at the outdoors and clothing retailer ... more 
Sandy Bickford of Standish, Maine, retrieves merchandise for shipping at a facility at L.L. Bean in Freeport, Maine on Thursday, March 24, 2011. A spokesman at the outdoors and clothing retailer announced that the company is offering permanent, no-strings-attached free shipping. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Pat Wellenbach
Fri, Mar 25, 2011 3:26 AM EDT