Have you set up a Yahoo id as a back up email address but haven't used it for a while? Where tonight there's a warning you need to know! Yahoo plans to recycle Yahoo user IDs that have been inactiveMore >>
If you haven't used yours in a while it may be in jeopardy of falling in someone else's hands.More >>
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Election day is well underway as voters head to the polls to choose a new congressman or woman. Being a special election, polls are expected to be relatively busy, but election officials are not expectingMore >>
Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford has redeemed a political career sidelined by scandal by winning his old congressional seat. Sanford defeated Elizabeth Colbert Busch Tuesday in the state's 1st Congressional District.More >>
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More web browser companies are offering a "do not track" option to protect customers privacy.More >>
Those who bought into timeshare properties are quickly finding they were not the "investment" many were led to believe. Now hundreds are practically giving their timeshares away to get out from under the fees. More >>
Those who bought into timeshare properties are quickly finding they were not the "investment" many were led to believe. Now hundreds are practically giving their timeshares away to get out from under the fees.More >>
(National) April 22, 2004 - Say you want to buy Consumer Reports' top-rated digital camcorder, the Elura 50 from Canon. It's selling online at Best Buy for $599. To see if there's a better deal, Consumer Reports' Helen Popkin checked out comparison shopping sites called shopping bots.
A shopping bot can sort the results by price, "At Shopping.com the camcorder is available at prices ranging from $419 to $699."
But be aware, Popkin says, the way to find the best deal is to sort by total price, which includes shipping and handling and any taxes, "When you include shipping, handling and taxes, $419 becomes $479, and it's no longer the lowest price." The cheapest price was actually $459 at another site.
Shopping bots can also tell you about other shoppers' experiences. You'll want to avoid sites with comments like "very poor customer service" and "I would not shop here again."
Consumer Reports' Money Adviser found some shopping bots are better than others. Top ratings went to BizRate.com and Shopping.com. They're easy to use -with the best combination of product availability and lowest prices.