Are these deep discounts advertised really bargains?

April 27, 2016 18:27 by Consumer Ed
Dear Consumer Ed: I am shopping for a new refrigerator, and many of the ads I read say 50% to 90% off. It seems like everyone has the same deep discounts.  What’s going on? Consumer Ed says:   Oftentimes, a retail seller will induce a buyer to purchase one of its products by compa... [More]

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Merchant turned my account over to collections after I reversed charges on a faulty product

April 21, 2016 14:20 by Consumer Ed
Dear Consumer Ed:   I purchased a product that was faulty and disputed the charge with my credit card company. I had the charge successfully removed from my account. Now the merchant has turned the matter over to a collection agency. Can they do that? Consumer Ed says:   Generally, once... [More]

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Moving company is charging more than what they quoted me

April 5, 2016 17:01 by Consumer Ed
Dear Consumer Ed: The moving company I hired gave me a quote for $1,000 to move me into my new house.  After they loaded all my stuff in the truck, they said it was going to cost me $1,250.  I told them I was not going to pay a penny over what they quoted me, and they said that unless I p... [More]

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