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9 Christmas Gifts Most People Don't Want

We're getting to the final days before Christmas, when many…

John Matarese  |  December 21, 2018

Hippest Gift Ideas for your Dog

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Will Schuerman  |  December 17, 2018

Used car powertrain warranties come with many catches

If you're buying a used car, the promise of a warranty often brings peace of mind. But do you know what kind…

John Matarese  |  January 11, 2019

3 reasons a store may deny your holiday return

The end of Christmas season signals the start of return season, when Americans take their…

John Matarese  |  January 4, 2019

Online retailers overwhelmed by orders this year

We're getting to the final days before Christmas, when many…

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…

John Matarese  |  December 7, 2018

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Ebay Motors scam costs woman $500

John Matarese  |  December 5, 2018

Many online vehicle buyers like eBay because of all the protection it provides. But one young woman learned all that protection is worthless if the eBay pages turn out to be fake. That’s exactly what happened to her, and it could target you if you are searching for a car during the holiday season. Great deal …

Warning signs of an online shopping scam

DWYM Staff  |  December 3, 2018

We’re now well into the hunt for holiday gifts, and it’s easy to let your guard down while shopping online.     Scammers know online shoppers are looking for deals during the holiday season. And they know shoppers are usually in a rush, which means we make not take the time to thoroughly check out a …

Amazon ’12 Days of Deals’ begins Sunday

DWYM Staff  |  December 1, 2018

In case you haven’t purchased enough items on Amazon this holiday season, the company is kicking off its ’12 Days of Deals’ on Sunday. Deals from a different department will be available every day Dec. 2 through Dec. 13. Here’s the schedule: Dec. 2: Home Improvement Dec. 3: Gaming Dec. 4: Toys Dec. 5: PC Dec. 6: Home Dec. 7: Fashion Dec. …

‘Grinch Bots’ are trying to hijack the hot toys

DWYM Staff  |  November 30, 2018

Parents everywhere are looking for hot holiday toys — especially online. Unfortunately, so are computerized “Grinch Bots”, which buy up huge amounts of the popular toys so they can be resold by scalpers at 3rd party websites with greatly marked-up prices. “Grinch Bots” are able to search websites and grab the toys faster than consumers. It is …

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 …