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Supermarkets, Retailers, and Etailers Rated on Customer Satisfaction

The University of Michigan just released its latest customer satisfaction survey ratings of major retailers including warehouse clubs, supermarkets, department stores, and more.

10 Ways to Boost the Value of Your House

house This Old House magazine has some cheap and not so cheap suggestions on how to increase the market value of your home. Maybe this Spring the real estate market will begin to pick up!

Thanks for Good Customer Service

roses Here's a place to publicly thank customer-oriented companies for providing good service. MrConsumer had extraordinary service from Aldi, Vistaprint, Stop & Shop Pharmacy, and SurveyGizmo recently. See what they did, or better yet, add your own compliment about a different company that gave you great service. [No whining allowed.]

Consumer Quickies

  • CBS' 10 Best Places to Retire
  • Is that Restaurant Certificate Legitimate? Maybe Not!
  • In UAE, Coke & Pepsi Pulled Off Shelf for Downsizing
  • Tweeting Complaints Sometimes Gets Fast Results
  • CU Starts Letter Writing Campaign for Free Credit Scores
  • Now There are $4 Generic Medicines for Your Pet
  • Refrigerator Nightmare: Botched Installation Causes $30K in Damage
  • Soon Cars May Talk to One Another to Avoid Accidents
  • Some Hospitals Now Offering Gourmet Meals!
  • New Service Wants You to Rent a Parking Spot in Your Driveway to Others
  • Rabbit Ears for TV Reception Making a Comeback
  • This Hamburger was Grown in a Test Tube
  • New iPad App Loads SmartSource Coupons onto Shopper Cards
  • Top 25 Coupon Clipping Cities
  • FTC Stops Fake Debt Collection Calls from India
  • Four "As Seen on TV" Products Tested
  • FTC Catches 5 Companies Making Deceptive Energy Claims for their Windows
  • Beware $2000 Free Grocery Scam
  • CA-AG Gets App Makers to Disclose Privacy Policies
  • How a Car Model Gets Its Name
  • Obama Proposes Online Privacy Bill of Rights
  • He Says Real Privacy Problem is Over-Collecting of Data
  • Airline is Testing a Pick Your Seatmate Service
  • Virtual Reality to be Here Soon with Google Glasses
  • After Concordia Sinking, Cruise Deals Abound
  • Scamster Fined $359-mil for "Free" Trial Offers
  • She Conned Nigerian Scamsters Out of $33K
  • FlightFox: They Find You Lower Airfares for a Fee


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  • Sears Caught Cramming Service Contracts onto Appliance Orders
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Tablet Reviewed
  • Groceries Price Comparison Survey: Drugstores vs. Supermarkets
  • Flaw Lets Hackers Spoof Your Caller ID to Gain Access to Your Credit Card Account History at Major Banks
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Tablet Reviewed
  • Different Prices Coming for Cash vs. Plastic

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