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Ebay Motors scam costs woman $500

Many online vehicle buyers like eBay because of all the…

John Matarese  |  December 5, 2018

Warning signs of an online shopping scam

We're now well into the hunt for holiday gifts, and…

DWYM Staff  |  December 3, 2018

Online retailers overwhelmed by orders this year

WEST CHESTER TWP., Ohio — The coffee was good and hot this December day, here at Cavu Coffee Shop.Unfortunately, customer Nikki Wissel…

John Matarese  |  December 11, 2018

Burger King 1-cent Whopper deal put to the test

Have you heard the newest promotion from Burger King? The restaurant chain is offering Whoppers…

John Matarese  |  December 7, 2018

Amazon '12 Days of Deals' begins Sunday

Many online vehicle buyers like eBay because of all the…

DWYM Staff  |  December 1, 2018

'Grinch Bots' are trying to hijack the hot toys

Parents everywhere are looking for hot holiday toys — especially…

DWYM Staff  |  November 30, 2018

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Scammers spoof USAA financial institution

Melissa Mecija  |  November 30, 2018

CARLSBAD, California — A California says it lost thousands in a bank scam that started with a notice about fraudulent debit charges. Krystal, who did not want to share her last name, lives in Carlsbad with her husband and their dog, Otis. Her husband is in the Marines and was recently in dive school in …

Kitchen gifts you may want to skip

John Matarese  |  November 28, 2018

Next to electronics, kitchen gadgets will be the hottest items this holiday season.  As they were last year, Instant Pot is still a popular gift this holiday season. High-tech pressure cookers and low-tech slow cookers fit a need, and would be welcome in most kitchens this holiday season. But there are some kitchen gadgets most people really …

Find deals on flights, travel right now

Chelsea Davis  |  November 27, 2018

There are several travel deals for the holiday shopping season: Now’s the time to take advantage of those. TRACK THE DEALS: You can go to flight-tracking websites or apps like Kayak or Hopper.  Let’s focus on Hopper. You put in your preferences for destinations, month of travel and more. Then, use the “Flex Watch” feature. …

Retailers rejoice: Shopping records broken

Scripps National Desk  |  November 27, 2018

It’s official: Black Friday and Cyber Monday are still shopping bonanzas for retailers. Mastercard estimated sales on Black Friday hit $23 billion, surging 9 percent from last year. Cyber Monday may have seen as much as a 19 percent increase from last year, Adobe Analytics predicted. (The final numbers are not yet out.) Although it …

Amazon Flex driver tosses holiday gift

John Matarese  |  November 27, 2018

You may have seen doorbell camera videos of sloppy deliveries, deliverymen opening up packages, and those holiday season porch thieves stealing holiday deliveries. But this one really sets new ground. Christa Thomas never thought she’d be one of those unlucky homeowners, with a bad delivery experience, until now. Driver tossed package like newspaper Her security …

These are the 2018 holiday shipping deadlines

Zac Self  |  November 26, 2018

With holiday shopping in full swing you may be thinking about shipping gifts to loved ones who live in another state.  Companies such as UPS and FexEx as well as the United States Postal Service (we mean, Santa…) all have deadlines for sending packages to ensure they make it to their destinations before Christmas.  Check …

Companies rank customers with secret scores

Nicole Brady  |  November 26, 2018

On this Cyber Monday, plenty of online retailers are happy to take your money, but how will they treat you once the holiday season is over? The Wall Street Journal uncovered how companies use a secret scoring system to rank customers, and determine what kind of promotions to offer them, and even what level of …

Heck no! Stores that won’t open Thanksgiving Day

John Matarese  |  November 20, 2018

Are you planning to go shopping Thanksgiving night?  Many shoppers this year are saying “no,” and a growing number of stores are listening. You may remember the days, in the ’90s and early 2000s, when Black Friday was actually on Friday. It was originally designated, back in the 1970s, for “Day after Thanksgiving sales.” Between 2008 …

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Kohl’s Black Friday 2018 online sales begin

John Matarese  |  November 18, 2018

While Kohl’s will be one of the big retailers open to holiday shoppers on Thanksgiving, it’s starting to offer deals even earlier as its online Black Friday begins at 12:01 a.m. CT Monday. Kohl’s brick-and-mortar stores will open at 5 p.m. Thursday, so those who want to grab the big doorbusters may have to skip the pumpkin pie. While …