Week of September 24, 2018 (see last week)
How Ticketmaster Facilitates and Profits From Scalpers
An undercover investigation by the CBC and the Toronto Star reveals that Ticketmaster not only turns a blind eye to ticket scalpers with multiple accounts, but has a created a secret platform for them to manage their inventory of tickets. And of course, Ticketmaster collects hefty fees in the process.
Fake Apple Products Flood US; Don't Get Taken
Apple products are in such high demand that counterfeiters are having a field day passing off fakes as the real thing. Here are two stories: How fake and potentially dangerous Apple products have infiltrated the US market, and tips on how to spot an Apple counterfeit. [Mute autoplay]
10 Tips for Negotiating a Better Price
MrConsumer's motto is to never pay full price. One way to get a better deal is to haggle. Here are 10 tips for negotiating a lower price on anything.
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Mouse Print* -- Senator Sent "Official Summons" to Potential Donors
You might expect a scam artist to send a mailing to households in envelopes made to appear to be official government business so recipients would be sure to open them. But who would ever imagine a sitting U.S. senator pulling the same stunt?
That story is in Mouse Print* this week.
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$1 Big Burgers at Burger King and McDonald's Using Their Apps
The Burger King app now has a coupon for a $1 Whopper, and until the end of September you can get a big sandwich at McDonald's (not the doubles and triples though) for only $1 using their app.
See also: Hot Deals
Guide to Streaming TV Services
If you are considering cutting the cable cord, here is the Consumer Reports guide to the various streaming services and their TV program offerings.
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