Still on Windows 7? You must do this critical update

John Matarese  |  March 5, 2019

  Still use Windows 7 on your PC or laptop? Don’t be embarrassed: almost 40% of personal computers around the world still run it, according to Microsoft. But if you still use it, you need to make a very important upgrade soon. Windows 7 is now 10 years old. If you’re still using it, watch …

Are there toys in your kid’s closet that may soar in value?

John Matarese  |  February 28, 2019

Remember those Star Wars figurines you used to have, that you (or your mom) tossed in the trash during a springtime closet cleanup a decade ago? Maybe you had some original Wheels cars with red lines on the tires, or a vintage Stretch Armstrong or GI Joe doll? Emily Eppert, a mom of three, still …

Used car powertrain warranties come with many catches

John Matarese  |  January 11, 2019

If you’re buying a used car, the promise of a warranty often brings peace of mind. But do you know what kind of warranty you are getting? One woman just learned there’s a big difference between bumper-to-bumper and powertrain warranties, and it can be very costly if you need a repair. College student Ashley Lorenzen …

3 reasons a store may deny your holiday return

John Matarese  |  January 4, 2019

The end of Christmas season signals the start of return season, when Americans take their gifts back to shopping malls and online retailers in pursuit of different sizes, different colors or full-blown refunds. The good news is that stores have loosened return policies in recent years. Many allow customers 30 days after Christmas to make …

Online retailers overwhelmed by orders this year

John Matarese  |  December 11, 2018

WEST CHESTER TWP., Ohio — The coffee was good and hot this December day, here at Cavu Coffee Shop. Unfortunately, customer Nikki Wissel was hot too, after Kohl’s canceled her online order of a Nintendo Switch gaming system. “I ordered it a Thursday night,” Wissel said. “But come Saturday morning, I get an email from Kohl’s saying …

Burger King 1-cent Whopper deal put to the test

John Matarese  |  December 7, 2018

Have you heard the newest promotion from Burger King? The restaurant chain is offering Whoppers for just 1 cent. However, it’s a bit complicated, and it may not be as quite as easy to get your grub as the ads claim.     You first need to visit… McDonald’s To get the deal: You need to have the …

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 …