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Amazon Accused of Promoting Fake Discounts

Amazon Consumer Watchdog conducted a survey of over 4,000 items on Amazon where a so-called list price was shown along with a statement of how much shoppers would save by comparison at Amazon. The study found that 40% of those list prices were higher than the highest price actually charged in the marketplace. Here is the full study.

Best Online Stockbrokers

stock Barrons evaluated the top online brokerage firms to rank them from high to low. Overall, Fidelity came in first, followed by Interactive Brokers (whoever heard of them?) and TD Ameritrade. They also have separate charts naming which brokers are best for long term investors, novices, active traders, etc.


Get Tickets for Shows, Concerts, and Sports for Less

If the price of going to the theater, concerts, or sporting events is getting out of sight in your area, there is hope. Consumers' Checkbook points you to various resources to help cut the price of admission to these events.

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Mouse Print* -- Extra 15% Off "All" Appliances at Sears?

mouse print Sears had a rough last week when it announced that there was a substantial likelihood that it might not be able to continue operations. They now need all the friends they can get, but if they treat people the way they did during their recent Family and Friends sale, they shouldn't expect much public support. That story is in Mouse Print* this week.

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NO DEAL: Amazon to Collect Sales Tax EVERYWHERE

This is not a great deal consumers: As of April 1, Amazon will be collecting sales tax in all 45 states that have such a tax. Buying tax-free at Amazon was a good deal while it lasted.

Buy 1 Movie Ticket, Get One Free

At, when you buy two movie tickets, you'll get one of them free when you use Visa Checkout and enter promo code DEALSTHATCLICK4 . The service fee on the second ticket is also free. Offer good through April 1.

See also: Hot Deals

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6 Anti-Aging Foods

Would you rather add years to your life or life to your years? There are "anti-aging" foods that may help you do both. Here is Consumer Reports' list. (Tip: Get the Beano ready.)

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