Amazon Accused of Promoting Fake Discounts
Consumer Watchdog conducted a survey of over 4,000 items on Amazon where a so-called list price was shown along with a statement of how much shoppers would save by comparison at Amazon. The study found that 40% of those list prices were higher than the highest price actually charged in the marketplace. Here is the full study.
Best Online Stockbrokers
Barrons evaluated the top online brokerage firms to rank them from high to low. Overall, Fidelity came in first, followed by Interactive Brokers (whoever heard of them?) and TD Ameritrade. They also have separate charts naming which brokers are best for long term investors, novices, active traders, etc.
Get Tickets for Shows, Concerts, and Sports for Less
If the price of going to the theater, concerts, or sporting events is getting out of sight in your area, there is hope. Consumers' Checkbook points you to various resources to help cut the price of admission to these events.
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Mouse Print* -- Extra 15% Off "All" Appliances at Sears?
Sears had a rough last week when it announced that there was a substantial likelihood that it might not be able to continue operations. They now need all the friends they can get, but if they treat people the way they did during their recent Family and Friends sale, they shouldn't expect much public support.
That story is in Mouse Print* this week.
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