Consumer World

TWITTER    Week of March 9, 2020 (see last week)   

Top Stories

Consumer World Original

Mouse Print* -- Here We Downsize Again - Winter 2020

mouse print Thanks to sharp-eyed readers, we present another round of grocery products that are cleverly shrinking in size, thus hiding a manufacturer's price increase. That is our Mouse Print* story this week.

Can You Get a Refund for Travel Because of the Coronavirus?

airplane Travelers are beginning to worry about reservations they have made for air travel, cruises, hotels, and more because of the spreading coronavirus around the world. Travel expert Christopher Elliott explains the various rules and policies for getting a refund.



Food Delivery Apps May Be Gouging You

food delivery apps Are you hooked on having meals delivered via apps such as Grubhub, DoorDash, Uber Eats, and Postmates? If so, you may be grossly overpaying for those meals. A test by the New York Times reveals that on a sample meal, these apps charged between 25% and 91% more than taking out the meal yourself at the restaurant. Some of these apps markup the price of the food as well as charge a variety of delivery and service fees.

Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran Lucked Out and Is Getting Back $400K from Imposter Scam

Barbara Corcoran We reported last week that even savvy investors like Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran can fall victim to an imposter scam. Fortunately, Barbara's bank in the U.S. was able to contact the German bank that the crook used to swindle her. That bank froze the account so the money could be returned to her.

NOTE: We only feature free stories that are fully readable. If you are blocked, try a different browser and clear NYT cookies from it. Other newspapers may block you based on your repeated use of their site, or convert previously free stories to pay stories without notice.


Bargain of the Week

Free Sample of Persil Detergent Disc

If you would like to try a Persil disc (detergent packet), you can request it in a neat way by asking your smart speaker (Alexa or Google Home/Assistant) for one. Follow these instructions. If you have never signed up with, you cannot use a Google smart speaker, but rather must use Google Assistant on your phone.

See also: Hot Deals

Consumer Reports

How to Choose a Home Inspector

With mortgage rates at all-time lows, this spring is sure to be a great time to buy a new house. When you find the one of your dreams, however, you better be sure its beauty is more than skin-deep. Here's how to choose a home inspector.

More from Consumer Reports
Most stories are free

If you have a comment about Consumer World, write to: comment [at symbol]

Copyright © 1995-2020 Consumer World®. All rights reserved. Privacy Policy and Terms
++ We may receive compensation if you make a purchase from this link.