I've got a product that eludes me on the best way to handle it give some of Magento's restrictions
I got a product that is a wooden base which has 2 placeholders for a clock, barometer, compass and other inserts. The wooden base can be personalized using Custom Options.
I thought a bundle would be best but Magento doesn't support Custom Options and bundles.
Any ideas are appreciated,
there's a way of accomplishing this by adding the custom options on the bundle product itself.
I used the following blog post as a basis for my changes:http://amirshakya.wordpress.com/2012/07/08/custom-options-on-a-bundle-product-in-dynamic-pricing/
Please do NOT modify the core files. Move the file from app/code/core/Mage/Bundle/Model/Observer.php to/app/code/local/Mage/Bundle/Model/Observer.php and then make the change.
Using this method, you can add custom options to the bundle product. As far as I'm aware this only works for options that don't modify the price, but from the question I believe that should be sufficient.