As a consumer, your best weapon against high prices and dubious offers is having some solid shopping knowledge. These blog posts should help keep you informed on shopping trends, gas savings, frugal weddings and everything else surrounding the world of consumerism.
February 2, 2011 | 6 Comments
Consumer reviews are an indispensable limb of the online body. Yet some user reviews read more like advertisements than advice. To better handle the process of dissecting a sketchy comment, know these 17 symptoms of a fake consumer review.Read More
August 5, 2010 | Add a Comment
Coming soon to a retail store near you: Sales tax relief on your back-to-school supplies, clothing, computers and many other necessities. A couple states even include corsets and corsets laces in their school sales tax relief lists.Read More
July 28, 2010 | 2 Comments
A sweet coupon is tough to resist, but offers that appear too good to be true can be fraudulent. Coupons are easy to find and have become so popular that scammers regularly reared their ugly heads with sophisticated cons.Read More
July 14, 2010 | 11 Comments
Groupon is the big daddy of the daily deal sites, serving more than 140 markets around the world. But yesterday, second-place competitor LivingSocial sounded the battle call by announcing it was adding 25 new markets to its roster.Read More
April 7, 2010 | Add a Comment
Airlines aren't the only culprits when it comes to aggravating add-on fees. Banks, bakeries, bodegas and seemingly every other business now charge extra fees that have customers pulling their hair out. Some of these add-ons are just small and irritating: Others are so severe they can nearly double an advertised price.Read More
December 22, 2009 | Add a Comment
Coupon use is on the rise and so is coupon fraud. From 1986 to 2001, the non-profit Coupon Information Corp. (CIC) reported only two cases of investigated or prosecuted coupon fraud. That figure rose to just nine in 2007. From 2008 to the middle of 2009, 93 such cases were reported and the numbers are expected to rise as the recession drags on.Read More
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