Topic: Consumer Reports
Yonkers, NY – Many basements, attics, and garages are bursting with unwanted possessions and their owners may be surprised by how much they can make by selling them.
Consumer Reports has put together a comprehensive guide to help consumers get the most money for their stuff that includes information on where to sell items, when to get them appraised, and what to do when selling efforts are unsuccessful. «Read the rest of this article»
Plus, tips on avoiding these new consumer traps
Yonkers, NY – Misleading discounts, deals, and sales that can cost consumers big bucks and prices that aren’t always apples-to-apples comparisons are just some of the shopping scams and bum deals recently uncovered by ShopSmart.
In its September 2014 issue, ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, shares tips and advice on how to recognize these shopping pitfalls, and avoid them. «Read the rest of this article»
Tests finds Volvo S60 is a solid, practical competitor
Yonkers, NY – The recently freshened Buick Regal and Volvo S60 are giving their sportier and more prestigious competitors from BMW and Mercedes-Benz serious competition, in Consumer Reports latest tests.
Consumer Reports engineers found the Regal’s performance, handling and easy infotainment system appealing. That helped the Regal beat the Volvo S60 in a head-to-head road test.
Plus, twelve alternative ways to save at the supermarket without the hassle of using coupons
Yonkers, NY – In a new national survey about shopping and saving on groceries featured in the September 2014 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, 28 percent of women said they can’t be bothered with coupons, and 15 percent called them a “necessary evil.”
So for those who don’t like dealing with coupons, ShopSmart has identified 12 coupon-free strategies that can help shoppers save at the supermarket – as a price scan by secret shoppers revealed it’s all about where consumers shop, and what they buy. «Read the rest of this article»
CR urges U.S. Food and Drug Administration to take stronger steps to reduce the dangers of pain-relief medications
Yonkers, NY – Some pain relief medications can be as addictive as heroin and are rife with deadly side effects.
Every day, 46 people in the U.S. die from legal pain pills and for each death, more than 30 people are admitted to an emergency room because of opioid complications. Consumer Reports has taken a close look at the dangers of prescription and over-the-counter painkillers and is calling on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to do more to make these drugs safer. «Read the rest of this article»
Investigation warns of bogus ‘natural’ beauty claims, ingredients to avoid; Plus, apps that can help shoppers identify safer products
Yonkers, NY – Beauty products and cosmetics have become overgrown with labels covered with flowers and greenery and words like natural and healthy.
The September 2014 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, features an in-depth look at hidden health risks that can be found in cosmetics and other beauty products, ingredients to avoid, and more. «Read the rest of this article»
Yonkers, NY – Portable air conditioners are intended to be an alternative for homes that cannot accommodate standard window units.
However, results from Consumer Reports’ latest tests revealed that their performance leaves much to be desired. In its tests of 8 portable ACs, CR found that even the largest unit struggled to cool a room below sweltering.«Read the rest of this article»
KFC and Sbarro among the lowest-scoring chains overall, Chick-fil-A earns high marks; Plus, the best & worst chains for value, healthy options, most delectable fare.
Yonkers, NY – The burgers that made McDonald’s famous have been deemed the worst-tasting of all the major U.S burger chains by Consumer Reports’ readers. And when it comes to the most satisfying fast-food dining experience, biggest isn’t always best ― KFC and Sbarro earned some of the lowest scores in the survey.
The results of Consumer Reports fast-food survey, which are featured in the August 2014 issue and at www.ConsumerReports.org, are based on responses from 32,405 subscribers about more than 96, 200 dining experiences at 65 hamburger, Asian, pizza, sandwich, chicken, and Mexican fast-food and fast-casual chains. «Read the rest of this article»
Consumer Reports says Sam’s Club and Costco Store-Brand Laundry Detergent Take on Tide in Performance Tests
Cheaper can be better when it comes to laundry detergent; pods and packs still pose danger to children
Yonkers, NY – In Consumer Reports’ tests of laundry detergents, some of the best stain fighters were also among the least expensive, including wallet-friendly warehouse store brands Member’s Mark and Kirkland from Sam’s Club and Costco, respectively.
While Tide Ultra Stain Release earned the highest score, Member’s Mark Ultimate Clean, a Sam’s Club exclusive, and Costco’s Kirkland Signature Ultra Clean performed very well overall in Consumer Reports’ tests and cost about half the price of the top-rated Tide per load. «Read the rest of this article»
BMW M235i Surprises in Consumer Reports Tests Outscoring Impressive Porsche 911 and Chevrolet Corvette
Chevrolet SS sports sedan blends performance, livability with the soul of a Corvette
Yonkers, NY – In the world of high-performance cars, there are few models that exemplify the spirit of the genre like the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and Porsche 911 Carrera S, that’s why it comes as somewhat of a surprise the impressive new versions of both were narrowly out-scored by the BMW M235i in Consumer Reports tests.
With an overall score of 98, Consumer Reports’ engineers found the new M235i to be taught, quick, and eager.
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