Shopping & Retail / Purchasing & Returning

  • 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...

  • 10 money-saving secrets you don't 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...

  • 9 items to always buy used

      

    For the next two weeks, join Clark Howard and Elissa the Mom as we bring you life hacks, organization tips and money-saving tricks to kick off your spring. You can also follow along...

  • These stores will match Costco’s prices

      

    Stores looking to compete with Costco will price match on many items…and some will even beat their price.

  • Payment by selfie? Amazon files patent for new service

      

    SEATTLE — Soon, you may be able to pay for items in the blink of an eye – literally. Read more: MasterCard allows users to confirm online payments by taking a selfie Amazon's...

  • Major retailers raise minimums for free shipping

      

    Amazon has raised the minimum you need to purchase in order to get free shipping. But here are your better alternatives.

  • JCPenney announces 1-cent sales promotion

      

    Finding a penny might not just mean good luck. It’s purchasing power. Retailer JCPenney is selling some items for 1 cent starting Sunday, and other items will be available on a buy one,...

  • Hoverboards could be recalled if safety standards not met

      

    Hoverboard makers could soon get hit with recalls if they don't get their act together. That's the warning the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued to manufacturers, importers...