This is a busy week for UPS, but it appears as if the shipping giant isn't up to the task. When entering an order number on the UPS tracking page, a message is displayed that says UPS Ground delivery guarantees are suspended until December 26. Are any of your orders affected by this delay?
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.
There's no place quite like home for the holidays ... but we can think of a dozen or so places that might be more fun than celebrating Festivus with the family. You don't necessarily need a passport or a fortune to give yourself a holiday reprieve either, since the cheapest places to fly to for Christmas aren't that far away.
It's easy to fall into the common Black Friday trap of thinking that literally every item on your shopping wish list will be at its lowest price of the year around Black Friday weekend. It may be true for a variety of categories, but it's important to note that there are a handful of things you should not buy on Black Friday.
In 2008, we saw a slew of Election Day freebies at restaurant chains, bars, and more. This year, there are still some Election Day promos that anyone can love, regardless of which side of the political spectrum you fall on.
Just how long will you have to wait for a refurbished deal on the newly-released Apple iPhone 5? We combed through our archives of refurbished iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S deals to determine how long until deals for iPhone 5 refurbs start popping up, and how big of a price cut a consumer can expect.
If you want to escape to a quaint tropical paradise (sans the crowds and beachfront resort high-rises), look no further than the Dominican Republic. Enjoy the luxury of all-inclusive vacations without breaking the bank.
Hot town, summer in the city! The City of New York, that is. From the bright lights of Midtown Manhattan to the Rockaway Beaches, there's no more vibrant a time to visit the city that never sleeps. And though it can be an expensive place to live, we've found deals on airfare, hotels, and more, that make visiting NYC on a budget easy.
Not all Dads are created equal. Some play golf, others watch baseball. Some like to cook, others prefer fine dining. Some wear suits, some don sweats. But no matter what kind(s) of Dad(s) you've got in your life, Father's Day is that one day a year where the man who has everything deserves a little something more.
Aruba, Jamaica, ohh I want to — go there! Your relaxing resort getaway is just a few short hours away, whether you decide to travel by boat or plane. We've got the hottest hotel deals, too, for your vacation to the land of wood and water.
If you're itching for a beachfront, cultural vacation, look no further than the U.S. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. From Old San Juan to the dry rain forests in the south near Guanica, there's a place in Puerto Rico that'll suit everyone's vacationing style — and budget — especially with these flight, hotel, and vacation packages.
Mother's Day is just around the corner, and trust us, even though she says she doesn't want anything, she will appreciate a token of your love for her on this day. What that token should be, however, really depends on the kind of lady your mother is. Here's our essential guide for selecting the perfect Mother's Day gift.
Amazon's bargain prices~! and its logotype A to Z arrow (or customer satisfaction "smile") have earned the company worldwide notoriety. But if you've been reading The Seattle Times' scathing series of reports, Amazon isn't as idyllic of a company as some may have thought. With purported grievances from sales tax evasion to a glaring lack of philanthropy, the Times suggests that Amazon's image has become a source of contention amongst the community, the company's peers, and even its employees.
If you're the kind of traveler who enjoys the act of traveling as much as the vacation portion of a trip, we encourage you to book a sea-bound voyage. Not only are cruise packages at some of the lowest prices we've ever seen, but the destinations are abundant. With a cruise package deal, you'll enjoy more than just the pleasures of traveling at sea and days in port; the savings to be had with these cruise deals may change the way you think about fun and relaxing vacations.
We live in the age of online shopping and m-commerce, and it has become arguably harder for stores without an online presence to compete with the lower prices of many online merchants. But still, are there any items you'd never consider buying online? From clothing to groceries, we discuss how potentially problematic purchases are made better through online shopping.
Have you got a plan to pay back Uncle Sam? With tax season in full force and the April 15 deadline inching closer and closer, many folks have already learned that they owe both federal and state governments a couple of bucks. There are a few different ways to pay what you owe, but beware of using your credit card to pay your taxes.
When you shop online as much as we do at dealnews, you're going to experience the occasional snafu with delivery. In particular, we've encountered many complaints about the service provided by UPS. So we want to know: how often has your excitement over an arriving UPS delivery turned into anger resulting from a missing package or terrible customer service?
The free-gift-with-purchase promotion is a standard in cosmetics retail, and many women hold off on buying products from brands such as Elizabeth Arden and Clinique until the promise of freebies rolls around; some customers even spend more than they ordinarily would in order to score the gift. Knowing this, what then happens when the freebie that motivated the purchase doesn't turn out to be what was originally advertised?
Recent reports say that 72.7 million tablets were sold in 2011, which is a major jump from 2010. With several slate manufacturers dropping the price of their products, it's no surprise that there's now more mobile technology literally in the hands of the people. We take a look at how manufacturers are competing for space in the crowded mid-level slate market.
Vanity sizing is an all-around confusing practice that makes shopping less enjoyable than it should be, but traditionally it's been a problem within the vague sizing standards for women. Now it appears that men's brands have been fudging the numbers too, for standardized waist measurements. So is a size 36" ever actually 36"? And what does this mean for buying clothes online?
This Christmas, there were nearly 7 million new Android and iOS activations, which means we're going to guesstimate that there are also now approximately 7 million out-of-service cell phones lying around. (Give or take.) If you got a fancy new tech item during the holidays this year, it stands to reason that you now have an older, unused counterpart sitting around collecting dust. How about donating, recycling, or even exchanging them for some cold hard cash?
What a holiday season it has been! We at dealnews have had lots to be thankful for this year. But there are still a few things we've got to take care of: namely, some holiday gift returns. We unwrap the stats on holiday returns thanks to this gifted infographic.
A recent survey says that fewer people are planning on shopping in-store on Black Friday this year, for a projected turnout that could be the lowest in three years. (According to our own survey, a large percentage of dealnews readers are also hoping to skip in-store sales.) So what's holding everyone back?
Thailand has been bailing out of its rainy season, but the flooding in some areas has been severe, and numerous factories have been shutdown. Considering the country produces 25% of the world's hard drives, some analysts are concerned about a long-term hard drive shortage — which could mean fewer deals for consumers.