Shopping & Retail / Purchasing & Returning

  • These are the 10 most shoplifted items

      

    Loss of items to shoplifters — commonly called "shrinkage" in the retail industry — cost the overall U.S. retail economy $45.2 billion in 2015. That's a figure...

  • 11 of the weirdest returns Costco employees have ever seen!

      

    Costco has one of the most generous return policies in the retail world. You can basically return anything you've purchased at the warehouse club at any time for a full refund — except...

  • High quality toilet paper comes cheap

      

    Toilet paper is magically shrinking before your eyes! So now it makes more of a difference than ever to get the best deal that you can. When I talked about this a couple of years ago, there...

  • 3 secrets all shoppers need to know about Costco

      

    If you love to save a buck, then learning about new ways to save at Costco -- or any other store -- just never gets old! We recently told you about some secret perks that make a...

  • Fake laundry detergent: How to avoid buying it

      

    We're all familiar with counterfeit handbags, counterfeit perfume and counterfeit just about everything else. But have you heard of counterfeit laundry detergent? Read more: This trick will...

  • Buy from Amazon without going online (but be careful)

      

    You can buy from Amazon without using your computer or smartphone. How it works -- and why to be careful.

  • Can you really trust that online review?

      

    Have you heard about the Italian place in the Bay area where “the pizza arrived at the table with a dead rat under the cheese”? That would be Botto Italian Bistro in Redwood, Calif....

  • TV buying guide

      

    There are so many choices out there confronting the TV buyer. Everything from TV type like LCD, LED, and Plasma to an insane amount of features on new smart TVs. It's enough to have your head...

  • 12 of the best and worst outlet stores

      

    Shoppers who want real deals will often head to outlet stores and malls. But how can you tell a good outlet store from a bad one? Read more: Are the deals better in stores or online? Here...

  • 9 surprises you probably didn't know about Walmart

      

    It's the store everybody loves to hate! Well, maybe Walmart isn't so bad after all. Read on for some well-known and some obscure facts about the big-box discounter and decide for...

  • Just announced: Sports Authority will officially close all stores

      

    Sports Authority will officially close all stores As as result of its bankruptcy woes, it has just been announced that Sports Authority will officially close all stores and eventually shut...

  • Is an extended warranty ever worth it?

      

    If you’ve ever bought a big-ticket household item like a refrigerator, washer and dryer or dishwasher, or any type of electronic, you’ve probably been confronted with an extra question...

  • When does a 0% purchase plan make sense for you?

      

    Sellers of big ticket items know that for many people a good price isn't enough. Buying an expensive big screen TV, or new kitchen appliances, or a bunch of new furniture will require a loan....

  • Amazon doesn't want to sell you certain items without a Prime membership

      

    It’s no secret that Amazon wants you to sign up for their Prime membership. But a seemingly new feature is leaving some customers upset at the behemoth online retailer. Read more: This...

  • Costco vs. Sam's Club: Which one really is the best deal?

      

    Warehouse clubs offer great ways to save on a variety of things -- including groceries, electronics, clothing, cars, tires, gas and even insurance. They also offer great travel deals and...