Articles on Consumer Affairs

How to Get a Refund When Something Is Non-Refundable

The terms "non-refundable" and "non-returnable" make too many people avoid customer service. But with these tips, you can get results.

LCD vs. Plasma: What's the Better Value?

If you're longing to make a big-screen TV the centerpiece to your home theater system, consider the deal-rich plasma option.

The Ads That Are Part of Your Life

From the do-everything guys of Dos Equis and Old Spice to Snickers' hunger alter-egos, do you find yourself reciting these popular ad campaigns?

How to Avoid Phishing Scams

Scammers always try to pass themselves off as legit. Here's why I thought I was getting scammed recently, and how to make sure it doesn't happen to you.

Clipped Wings: Can Consumers Fix Air Travel?

From luggage fees, late flights, and TSA screening procedures, can air travel be saved? How can consumers help improve the industry?

Eliminate Junk Mail With the Click of a Button

If your mailbox is filled with flyers or crammed with catalogs, use these websites to reduce your share of junk mail.

10 Surprising Facts About Flooding and Your Home

What do you know about flood protection? Even if you have insurance, you might not be covered...but getting coverage might also be easier than you think.

How to Get the Lowest Price on Airfare, Even After You Buy

Here are some tips to help you track flight prices easily, keep an eye out for price drops, and even get a refund if you’ve bought your ticket already.

How to Avoid Moving Scams

What sucks worse than moving? Getting scammed by your movers. Here's how to avoid getting taken to the cleaners by unscrupulous moving companies.

Herbal Supplements: Know What You’re Getting!

Herbal supplements can be great health boosters, but figuring out which ones are best can be difficult. Here are some tips on how to find out.

How to Get a Groupon Refund When a Company Closes

I had a Groupon for a company that just went out of business. Yikes! Here's how I got my money back.

Dropping the Price of Gas to $2.50 a Gallon in a Week

Could a few well-chosen words by President Obama cause the price of oil, and therefore gasoline, drop sharply in just a few days? It's worth a thought.

Party Like It's 19.99: The Psychology of Pricing

Does the store you're shopping at want to be seen as a bargain? A purveyor of luxury goods? A renegade? The answer is in the last two digits of the price.

John Cummuta: Transforming Your Debt Into His Wealth

The "Transforming Debt Into Wealth" guy claims he can make you debt-free in five-to-seven years. But is it really doable? We ran the numbers to find out.

More Sales Insanity, This Time From Walmart

Price check in electronics! Why are some of Walmart's products so much cheaper online than in-store?

Negotiating 101: The 5 Buyers You Meet In Hell

These are the 5 worst types of negotiators and why their tactics don't work.

Hobby Lobby, Who Exactly Are You Trying To Fool?

Has someone been over-inflating prices in Hobby Lobby, just to make the sales prices more profitable for the store? What do you think?

New Legislation Gives Coupons “Equivalent Cash Value”

Got coupons? Get cash! A new law means coupons can now be traded in for their "equivalent cash value."

Big Changes to eBay That Will Make You Really Happy

There's great news for eBay users! On April 19th, big changes are coming that mean lower prices and a better buying and selling experience for everyone.

Best Money Tips: The Ultimate In-N-Out Secret Menu

Today we found some great articles on In-N-Out's secret menu, how to find your unclaimed money, and ways to save on your next trip to the gas station.