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Don't Hold Back

Blogs are all about feedback, right? So, today, I thought I'd ask for some. Each day, I post a rather book-reportish entry on a particular subject that catches my fancy or is in the news--sometimes to the exclusion of other consumer stories that might be circulating that day. There usually isn't enough consumer news to have a daily roundup of links, but at least once a week, I'm going to start posting one. That way, good stories -- and, more importantly, useful info -- doesn't get lost in the media shuffle. I encourage you all to tell me whether these...


By Annys Shin | October 31, 2006; 06:45 AM ET | Comments (7)

Check These Out

Here are some interesting stories from the past few days: Business Class: Are Consumers Willing to Pay More for Extras? (Washington Post) Consummate Consumer: A Private Eye on the Paper Trail (Washington Post) Paying Through the Nose (Washington Post) Gift-Card Fees, Rules Draw Legislative, Consumer Attention (Marketwatch) First Years Liquid-Filled Teethers Recalled...


By Stacey Garfinkle | January 31, 2006; 10:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Help Me Help You Continued

Some of you have been posting in the comments on the previous "Help Me Help You" entry. Definitely keep them coming. And if you have stories to share and tips to pass along, please e-mail them to me at Also, here's an interesting story for the day: Retailers' Receipts Promote Feedback, Give Discounts (Arizona Republic)...


By Stacey Garfinkle | January 23, 2006; 02:30 PM ET | Comments (5)

Help Me Help You

One primary goal of this blog is to provide you information that will save you, the consumer, from scams. Two stories have run in the past two days that are must-reads. What others have you seen? Please post them in the comments area. I'll put this item in the categories box on the side of the blog so that you can add to it over time and will post similar call-outs as a reminder regularly. Online Orders Never Arrived From Amazon Seller (Seattle Times) Double Trouble: Beware Phone Bills That Charge You Twice (Washington Post)...


By | January 9, 2006; 12:51 PM ET | Comments (14)


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