7 Ways to Save Big on National Thrift Shop Day

August 17 is National Thrift Shop Day which means your fab second-hand finds will be cheaper than ever. Ready, set, thrift!

5 Times Coupons Trick You Into Spending More Money

Everyone love a deal, and retailers know it. Don't get suckered into these coupon marketing tricks — they aren't worth it!

6 Ways to Avoid Sneaky Online Price Changes

Don't let "dynamic pricing" steal your deal. Keep an eye out for sneaky ways online retailers (legally!) overcharge their customers.

8 Cool Stores We Miss

Trying massage chairs at Sharper Image, thumbing through vinyl at Tower Records... Let's reminisce about our favorite old stores.

These Secrets of Amazon's Pricing Strategy Will Help You Find the Best Buys

You win some, you lose some in online retail. Find out which items are a steal on Amazon and which you're better off finding at your local Walmart.

5 Discount Stores That Are More Expensive Than You Think

Walmart and other big box retailers offer the best value, right? Not always. Watch out for these deals that aren't.

4 Ways Stores Trick Us Into Impulse Buys (And How to Resist)

Retailers go to a lot of effort to make your purchases effortless. Watch out for these ploys designed to get you to buy more than you need.

How Online Retailers Make It Easier to Spend Money

Much of what's convenient about online retail — reviews, one-click shopping, fast shipping — is aimed at one thing: reducing the "pain of paying" so you'll spend more.

Part-Time Jobs That Can Get You Serious Discounts

Save money while you make money with these part-time jobs that offer substantial employee discounts in addition to regular part-time paychecks.

5 Red Flags Your Business Might Be Waving

Sales slipping? Customers staying away in droves? Maybe your accountant isn't the only one seeing red.

What Apple Can Teach About Retailing

Apple's retail stores are becoming as iconic as Apple itself. Here's how Apple's retail experience sets the brand apart.

12 Ways to Save Cash on New Clothes

From tips on where to shop to ways to update your existing wardrobe, these suggestions make it easy to stay stylish without breaking the bank.

Adventures in Retail Tedium

I battled my way through a popular chain clothing store, and all I got was this stupid shirt: One consumer's tongue-in-cheek look at shopping retail.

Costs of Adding Ecommerce to Brick-and-Mortar Retailing

As your business grows, you’ll find that expanding via the web will be less expensive for certain P&L line items but require extra spending in other categories.

Where to Shop Your Goods: Survey of Online Marketplaces

Where you list your products is as important as how much you price them, how you deal with customers, and other parts of your operations. Here are some online marketplaces for s

You're a Chump if you Pay Full Price for That

Couponing and bargain shopping are not for everyone. It takes some time to clip the coupons, organize them, and keep track of sales at all of your favorite stores. But since I'

Best Time For Summer Shopping In Europe!

Did your high season European flight take a huge chunk out of your savings? Well, at least the shopping doesn't have to be as painful, even with the weak dollar conversion rates. M

Sample before you buy - Perfume

Lucky Scent: How I learned to stop worrying and love the sample.  Some of my biggest expenditures are made in the fragrance department of Seattle’s downtown Nordstrom. [more]

Amazon's secret 30-day price guarantee

One of Amazon's best kept secrets is its 30-day price match guarantee. Here's how to use it.

Customer Service Nightmares - What's a Good Consumerist to Do?

Customer-oriented blogsite Consumerist lets jilted shoppers rant about the companies that have done them wrong.