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Negotiation Tactics that Don't Work

Whether your buying a house or new car, you are probably going to have to negotiate the price. Here are some negotiating "don'ts" that could cost you big money in the end.

Does Your Stockbroker have Complaints?

stocks Funny how stockbrokers make money whether your portfolio goes up or goes down. In some cases they don't act in your best interest (contrary to new fiduciary duty rules). Here's how to find out if your broker has had complaints or discipline.

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Online Product Reviews Don't Match Objective Test Results

Amazon A new study by the University of Colorado concludes that how good a product really is is better measured by objective testing (such as by Consumer Reports) rather than customer reviews posted on sites like Amazon.


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Mouse Print* -- Man Beats Kmart in Court Over Fridge, But Should He Have Won?

mouse print A senior citizen had sued Kmart a while back for selling him a defective refrigerator and won. It turns out, however, had the consumer read the fine print in the owner's manual, he never would have had a problem. That story is this week in Mouse Print*.


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Get a TWO year subscription to Esquire magazine free! No credit card needed if you are in business. Offer may end without notice.

Sony 32-inch HDTV - $148

While quantities last, Walmart has a Sony 32-inch HDTV, model KDL-32R300C, for only $148. While they say this is 720P rather 1080P (full HD), some commenters say it is full HD. On a TV this size, however, it doesn't matter. Shipping is free, or pick up in store.

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ProFlowers vs. 1-800-Flowers

Just in time for Mother's Day... Consumer Reports ordered flowers from ProFlowers, FTD and 1-800-Flowers. Did the pictures in their ads match what Consumer Reports received?


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