Shopping & Retail / Purchasing & Returning

  • 10 things you should always buy used

      

    Buying second hand has become a first choice for saving money, either out of necessity for people or because they're thrifty. But second hand doesn't have to necessarily mean rummaging...

  • These are the 24 most shoplifted items

      

    Retailers are already fighting for their very lives with the ongoing saga of store closures and entire chains going out of business. But that's hasn't elicited any sympathy from the...

  • These 6 retailers are inching closer to bankruptcy in 2017

      

    You might want to get ready to write the requiem for another round of retailers! The latest update to Fitch Ratings' Retail Bonds of Concern list — a kind of corporate debt...

  • What to buy when: Seasonal discounts can save you big this year

      

    We’ve probably all regretted buying something too hastily, but the opposite can also happen — you pass up a sale, and then see the item for a much higher price later. To save your...

  • How to get the most out of your gift cards when you're ready to start spending them

      

    If you're like 93% of Americans, you've either given or received a gift card this holiday season. It's no wonder that gift cards have become the go-to gift for those we hold near...

  • Empty Christmas boxes could tip off thieves to expensive gifts

      

    Christmas has ended and all the packages have been unwrapped. Now, it’s time to throw all the boxes out. But people should be careful about how they package their trash. Too often, they...

  • Why you should wait until January to return that unwanted gift

      

    If what you got from Santa this year isn't exactly what you wanted, here’s why you should wait a bit to hit the stores.

  • 7 items to buy on deep discount after Christmas (and 3 things to skip)

      

    If you’re a savvy shopper, you’ll know that the short time after a holiday is the best time to stock up and save big on seasonal items. But for after-Christmas sales,...

  • Store hours for last-minute holiday shopping!

      

    Are you a shopping procrastinator? You're not alone. The busiest shopping days of the year are upon us! As it turns out, 9 out of 10 Americans will be doing...

  • Where to find the best last-minute deals for holiday shopping

      

    If you still need to buy some Christmas gifts, not to worry! Retailers are offering last-minute deals and sales to entice buyers to shop in-store, now that the cutoff for mail delivery...

  • 5 ways to get extra discounts on Black Friday leftovers

      

    A lot of people like hunting down the deals on Black Friday, but the real deal action might be on what's left over after the big day! Read more: Year-end giving that also gives YOU a tax...

  • Cyber Monday Shopping Guide: How to get a great deal

      

    For those who want nothing to do with the madness that comes with Black Friday and prefer to spend the day after Thanksgiving digesting with loved ones, Cyber Monday provides...

  • Best TV deals you'll find on Black Friday

      

    There are many factors to consider when buying a new TV. Smaller TVs such as 24" and 32" go nicely in a kitchen or bedroom, but larger TVs such as 50" to 60" screen sizes,...

  • Is rent-to-own a scam?

      

    The holiday season is here and so are an influx of rent-to-own company ads promising hot items at nearly unbelievably low monthly payment amounts. Is rent-to-own a scam? Or is it really a great...

  • TV buying guide

      

    There are so many choices out there confronting the TV buyer. Everything from TV type like regular old high definition vs. ultra-modern 4K high definition to an insane amount of features on new...