It was a crazy year for consumers. We got not just one, but three new iPads, a new iPhone, tablets galore, and all kinds of other goodies. So, come, take a trip down consumer news lane with us as we investigate The Year In Consumer News 2012.
Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane rumors about Apple, Android, Ben Affleck, and more? Well, neither are we! Hooray! That's why we put all the latest biz-buzz from the internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup!
Is your favorite Christmas tradition forgetting to buy gifts for people? Do you find yourself without a single present for anyone you care about? Fear not! We've compiled a list of last-LAST-minute gifts you can give to save your skin. Barely.
Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane rumors about Apple, Facebook, Polaroid, and more? Well, neither are we! Hooray! That's why we put all the latest biz-buzz from the internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup!
The dealnews Podcast Episode 240 is all about the end. (Of the world and the holiday season.) The panel discusses holiday shipping deadlines, last-minute expedited shipping deals, Instagram's new policies, Facebook gifts, Amazon's Gifting Tool, holiday stresses, and more.
Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane rumors about Microsoft, Apple, Google, and more? Well, neither are we! Hooray! That's why we put all the latest biz-buzz from the internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup!
The pressure is on to get all of your online shopping done in time for Christmas, but what happens if you miss all the standard shipping deadlines? Our deal archives show that soon enough, many online retailers will begin to offer discounted expedited shipping. But when can you expect these promotions, and from what stores?
The dealnews Podcast Episode 239 gets into the holiday spirit with talks about coffee, holiday shipping deadlines, the best time to buy toys, store tactics that manipulate you into buying more during the holidays, snow globes, Man Town candles, and more.
The great season of giving always brings with it the added challenge eventually returning unwanted presents. On account of many gifts having been bought weeks earlier, recipients may encounter snags with the typical 30-day return policies. But we've found stores that offer customer-friendly extended holiday return policies.
Microsoft is in trouble. Despite its aggressive marketing campaign, sales of its new Surface RT tablet are well below expectations. However, Microsoft's troubles could spell good news for consumers as high inventory of an ailing Surface RT could spark a flurry of deals — just like it did for the BlackBerry PlayBook.
We've raked through our data from November to determine what toys people are buying, to see which will be the hottest toys of the 2012 holiday season. From LEGOs to LeapFrog, click through to check out our top 10.
Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane rumors about Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, and more? Well, neither are we! Hooray! That's why we put all the latest biz-buzz from the internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup!
Shopping online can make buying gifts for the holidays much easier, but it also requires some advance planning to account for shipping times. As we near Christmas, you should start taking into consideration the potential risks that come along with online shopping for the holidays. Inside, we've got a list of stores to avoid if you're looking for a 100% risk-free Christmas purchase.
The dealnews Podcast Episode 238 is like Janus, looking forward towards the holidays, while looking backwards at Black Friday. This week, the panel talks about Redbox Instant pricing, more Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales numbers, the "True Cost of Christmas," better gifts to buy people who don't really understand what they want, and more.
Since there's so much news to cover as we head full-swing into the holiday season, you may have overlooked some important information to guide your purchases. Here are some recent features you might have missed:
We hear you're a safe driver, but you're probably paying too much for car insurance. But that may soon change, as the industry is dipping its toe into the water of pay-as-you-drive insurance, also known as usage-based insurance. So what's it all about?
Sometimes, your family and friends want gifts from their wish list that, as a savvy shopper, you know won't offer them the best value possible. For example, while many people will request an iTunes gift card during the holidays, you'll learn that an Amazon card could actually provide the recipient with far more music in the long run. So instead of springing for, say, the new iPad mini, what should you buy in its place? Inside are our top 10 items you shouldn't buy this holiday season, and 10 alternatives to consider instead.
The holidays should be fun, not hazardous. However, there are always toys just waiting to harm your kids. That's why W.A.T.C.H. puts together its list of the "10 Worst Toys" every year, in the hopes of saving your children from horrible, strangulated, punctured visits to the doctor and hospital. Here are the big 10 for 2012!
By Lindsay Sakraida, dealnews Features Director, with contributions from Louis Ramirez
December is a month when you almost can't avoid shopping, but to help keep your spirits up, you'll want to shop wisely and read our December buying guide. We've pored over the extensive dealnews archives of sales, coupons, and daily deals from years past to guide you in your quest for December's most savvy purchases.
Although it was an excellent year for e-commerce growth on both Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we have heard many unpleasant stories from readers that had their orders cancelled. As it turns out, the majority of these cancellations stemmed from Black Friday week purchases, which speaks to the difference between the two shopping holidays.