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Retailers are important for providing the goods and services you need, but if they're not kept at bay by solid regulation and educated consumers, they will often abuse any advantage they can. Since I can't help by creating or enforcing regulation, I can at least help by educating consumers.

Read these guides to understand some of the tricks and tactics you might find used against you and what to do about it.


All About Warranties

Extended warranties are a ripoff some say, but there are times when it can be a very good idea to use them. Read all about warranties and how to use them to your advantage.

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Product Rebates

Learn why rebates are a bad thing and some tips for making sure you get your money.

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Gift Cards

Gift cards are marketed as a great way to get a gift for someone when you don't know quite what to give them. But in many cases, all you're giving them is headache.

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Trusting Companies

Store, online or off, are not known for being fair and helpful unless it benefits them to be so. Good deals exist, but many are bad deals in disguise. It's not in your best interests to be too trusting with any of them.

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