Don’t buy another television until you read this

Before you run to the store to buy a TV on Black Friday, you need to know about Larry Valverde, who purchased a new set from Best Buy last Black Friday. Read more “Don’t buy another television until you read this”

Buying a PC? Here’s what you need to know now

If you’re in the market for a new computer, there are things you need to know. Things your PC manufacturer or retailer won’t necessarily share with you.

And with the frenzied days of buying just ahead, now is the time to inform yourself. Otherwise you could end up overpaying — I mean really overpaying — for your next laptop or desktop. Read more “Buying a PC? Here’s what you need to know now”

My T-Mobile plan is eligible for an upgrade. No, wait — it’s not

T-Mobile reneges on Nicolas Cragnolino’s iPhone upgrade offer. Can this consumer advocate persuade the company to fix this misunderstanding? Read more “My T-Mobile plan is eligible for an upgrade. No, wait — it’s not”

Hey Amazon, isn’t this a ‘prime’ example of misleading customers?

Is Amazon running a Black Friday scam to prod customers to sign up for Prime? If you had my online holiday shopping experience this morning, you might be forgiven for thinking so.
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Maybe we should call it Retail Against Humanity?

Don’t bother checking the forecast. You know what’s coming.

Endless stacks of holiday sale inserts choking the newspaper, all but obliterating the pull-out comics (which I need, by the way, to keep me rooted in reality during this time).

It’s Black Friday.
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