Week of November 27, 2017 (see last week)
Consumer World Original
Despite Promises, Few Prices Lowered at Whole Foods Three Months After Amazon's Acquisition
A price-check of Boston area Whole Foods stores by Consumer World exactly three months after the notoriously expensive chain was acquired by Amazon with promises to lower prices reveals that relatively few items have actually been reduced in price despite widespread publicity touting the cuts.
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Mouse Print* -- Some Retailers Misled Shoppers on Black Friday Sale Savings
Everybody loves a bargain, and some retailers take advantage of that by exaggerating the actual savings that will accrue to you on certain purchases. We show you how some big name retailers tried to claim hundreds of extra dollars in phantom savings last week.
That story is in Mouse Print* this week.
Make Money Selling Pix on your Cellphone
The cameras on cellphones are so good these days, if you are a half decent photographer, you might be able to sell your photos on several online sites like Shutterstock. Here are the pros and cons of each of the major photo sites.
Beware These 10 Car Dealer Scams
Buying a car is rarely fun, but when the dealer sets out to pull a fast one, you better hold onto your wallet. Here are 10 scammy practices that some dealers play.
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Bargain of the Week
$25 Off $100+ Staples.com Purchase with Visa Checkout
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Is "Instant Pot" -- the One Pot Wonder -- Any Good?
The manufacturer of the $100 Instant Pot says it replaces seven kitchen appliances -— so you’ll no longer need a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, yogurt maker, warmer, and whatever you use to sauté. Consumer Reports puts it to the test.
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