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ConsumerWatch

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Emerging Megatrends Hurting Consumers / ConsumerWatch / Shopping

By: Rodney_Johnson

I think Dilbert is hilarious. The comic strip’s creator, Scott Adams, has incredible insight into everyday life.

More than a decade ago, he showed the cartoon’s title character in a grocery store. A clerk asked Dilbert, a white-collar, micromanaged engineer by day, if he wanted to sign up for the store’s loyalty card so he could save on purchases.

His reply went something like this: “So you want my personal information, which you’ll then use to track me and market to me, and in return I get the manufacturers’ rebates that I’ve always received? And if I don’t give you my data, then you keep the money?”
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ConsumerWatch

Friday, May 12, 2017

Walkers Pay Packet Instant Win Morrisons 17% Price Cut After 50% Price Hike! / ConsumerWatch / Shopping

By: Anika_Walayat

It looks like Morrisons cunning plan of hiking the price of Walkers crisps multi-packs by 50% to ride on the coat tails of Walkers latest Pay Packet £5 to £28k instant win promotion has FAILED. As Morrisons has now cut the price of Walkers crisps multi-packs from £1.50 to £1.25 though barely 3 weeks ago they were being sold for £1. Find out more in our latest video in the Walkers crisps saga.

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ConsumerWatch

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Morrisons Own Brand Cheap Batteries that Leak! / ConsumerWatch / Shopping

By: HGR

Are you tempted to buy cheap store brand batteries such as those sold by the likes of Morrisons, Tesco and others, rather than pay more for brands such as Duracell? We'll there is more to consider than just whether they are likely to have a lot less charge than the branded batteries as this video illustrates that there is also a higher risk of leakage, even after just a months use.

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Personal_Finance

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Christmas Eve Online Sales 2016, Boxing Day High Street Sales Full List / Personal_Finance / Shopping

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Britain's Christmas high street sales frenzy is about to reach maximum intensity on Boxing day whilst most major retailers such as Next and PC World / Curry's will start their sales online on Christmas Eve so as to maximise profits from the the army of point and click armchair shoppers. Here is a comprehensive list of sales starting today, Christmas Eve and continuing into the high streets on Boxing day as well as those already well underway.

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Personal_Finance

Monday, December 19, 2016

UK Christmas Sales 2016 High Street and Online Start Dates Full List / Personal_Finance / Shopping

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Britain is enjoying a post BrExit consumer boom courtesy of the Government and Bank of England hitting the panic button following the BrExit vote, injecting an extra £150 billion into the UK economy. So Britain's shoppers with more cash in their wallets look set to go on a debt fuelled spending binge at the cathedrals of modern Britain, and so consumers infected with sales fever will be out hunting for bargains as Christmas has long since morphed into a month long relentless advertising campaign to keep consumers spending all the way into January.

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ConsumerWatch

Friday, December 09, 2016

Cheap Large Icicle Christmas LED Lights Review - B&M Stores / ConsumerWatch / Shopping

By: Anika_Walayat

At the top of most peoples christmas shopping lists are a good set of christmas lights. Here is our comprehensive review of the increasingly popular large hanging Icicles type. These were bought from B&M Stores, so find out exactly what they do, all of the available modes, a useful 6 hour timer and more. And don't forget to check back to see how long they exactly last, for how many christmases will they work?

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ConsumerWatch

Friday, December 09, 2016

Amazon UK Christmas Shopping Useless Delivery Tracking Warning Alert / ConsumerWatch / Shopping

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Like many online buyers, I too regularly use amazon to shop for large and small items, nothing beats the convenience of arm chair shopping at any time of the day, that and added buyer protections offered that one is more likely to get what one is actually ordering against Ebay purchases that are more than likely to disappoint in one shape or another.

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Personal_Finance

Friday, December 09, 2016

Morrisons Cheap £10 Battery Powered 200 LED Christmas Lights Review / Personal_Finance / Shopping

By: Anika_Walayat

Just how good are battery powered christmas lights as sold by Morrisons and many others? The obvious attraction is that there is no mains wiring involved so should be relatively easy to put up sets of lights all over the place.

This is a review of a string of 200 LED lights bought from Morrisons for just £10, though don't forget the cost of the batteries (£4), so total cost is £14 which Morrisons promises should last 60 days when on their 6 hour timer. Find out in our test if they at least last for the festive season or not and what do they actually look like in our comprehensive review.

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ConsumerWatch

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Black Friday Cheap Christmas Lights, How Long do they Last ? B&M Stores Review Video / ConsumerWatch / Shopping

By: Anika_Walayat

It's Black Friday tomorrow when shoppers will be focused on stocking up with perceived bargains for the Christmas holiday season ahead, and at the top of many lists will be new sets of christmas lights. So here is our timely review of just how reliable a set of cheap outdoor Christmas lights tend to be, how long do they actually last? As illustrated by a set set bought from the discount retailer B&M Store, comprising 80 multi-coloured LED bulbs. Find out of what use one can expect over the first and second christmas from similar cheap christmas lights.

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Personal_Finance

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Save Up to 70% in Shopping Expenses for Daily Items / Personal_Finance / Shopping

By: ....

We have a series of tips to help you save money on purchases every day:

1) Buy Cheaper in Factories

Factory outlets can help you save a lot of money because the consumer can buy directly from the manufacturer without having to go through an intermediary (such as a traditional store, for example).

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Personal_Finance

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Christmas Eve Online Sales 2015, Boxing Day High Street Sales Full List / Personal_Finance / Shopping

By: Nadeem_Walayat

The Christmas high street sales frenzy is about to reach maximum intensity on Boxing day whilst most major retailers such as Next and PC World / Curry's will start their sales online on Christmas Eve so as to maximise profits from the the army of point and click armchair shoppers. Here is a comprehensive list of sales starting today, Christmas Eve and continuing into the high streets on Boxing day as well as those already well underway.

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Personal_Finance

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

UK Christmas Sales 2015 High Street and Online Start Dates Full List / Personal_Finance / Shopping

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Britain's shoppers with more cash in their wallets look set to go on a debt fuelled spending binge at the cathedrals of modern Britain, though not quite as jam packed with shoppers as in years past as 2015 also looks like the first year where online shopping could exceed bricks and mortar shopping totals. Nevertheless there is plenty of cash to go around given consumers infected with sales fever hunting for bargains as Christmas has long since morphed into a month long relentless advertising campaign to keep spending all the way into January.

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ConsumerWatch

Friday, December 18, 2015

Cineworld Star Wars the Force Awakens NOT for Tesco Clubcard Voucher Customers / ConsumerWatch / Shopping

By: Sami_Walayat

Star Wars the Force Awakes with near unanimously good reviews looks set to become one of the biggest movie hits of all time, and so is encouraging many less frequent cinema goers to pay a visit to their local cinema's such as Cineworld, preferably to watch the movie on the biggest IMAX screens in 3d for the full Star Wars effect.

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Companies

Friday, November 27, 2015

The Top Shopping Opportunity on Black Friday / Companies / Shopping

By: Investment_U

Matthew Carr writes: The digital age has completely enveloped us.

It’s changed the way we do practically everything in our lives. Mostly for the better.

For one thing, it’s nearly impossible to be bored in the world we live in. We have devices on us at all times - our smartphones - that allow us to connect to all knowledge of human history.

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Politics

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Terrorism - Grinch that Stole Christmas / Politics / Shopping

By: BATR

The usual holiday cheer that underpins the throngs of shoppers may be missing this season. Political pundits are eager to blame potential terrorist risks as a compelling reason to avoid the crowds at malls, but knowing the sentiments of the consumer culture, it is difficult to accept that retail businesses will be empty. Nevertheless, will the economy incentivize the bargain hunters to brave the added security obstacles to storm the doors for the reward of super discount pricing?

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Politics

Friday, November 13, 2015

Why Black Friday Needs to be a National Holiday / Politics / Shopping

By: Walter_Brasch

At one time, people placed carved pumpkins with a candle inside on their front porches to announce the beginning of the Halloween season.

And then it became a contest. First, best Halloween pumpkin. And then who could decorate their trees and hedges with the best fake cobwebs, followed by fake witches in trees.

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Personal_Finance

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Boxing Day Sales, Next, Debenhams... High Street Full List / Personal_Finance / Shopping

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Its mid-day Christmas day but already millions of shoppers thoughts are turning towards joining in on the Boxing days sales frenzy discounting bonanza, where the likes of retailers such as NEXT (6am) and Debenhams (7am) open their doors to the public. Just remember a cold snap is forecast for much of the UK tomorrow so be careful on the roads out there, especially by the evening and try not to get too caught up by shopping mania and over spend.

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Personal_Finance

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Eve Online Sales, Boxing Day High Street Sales Full List / Personal_Finance / Shopping

By: Nadeem_Walayat

The Christmas high street sales frenzy is about to reach maximum intensity on Boxing day with many retailers such as Next and PC World / Curry's having shifted the start of their sales online to Christmas Eve so as to maximise profits from the the army of point and click armchair shoppers. Here is a comprehensive list of sales starting Christmas Eve and Boxing day as well as those already underway.

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Personal_Finance

Monday, December 22, 2014

UK Christmas Sales 2014 High Street Start Dates List / Personal_Finance / Shopping

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Britain's election economic boom is in full swing with the UK economy looking set to bust above a 3% GDP growth rate, further boosted by the collapse in the oil price that is acting to depress inflation (general prices) and put extra money into the pockets of consumers that is manifesting during the holiday season as consumers go on a debt fuelled spending binge at the cathedrals of modern Britain, jam packed with shoppers afflicted with sales fever hunting for bargains as Christmas has morphed into a month long relentless advertisement to spend, spend and then gain spend some more into January.

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ConsumerWatch

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

TrueShopping.co.uk Real Customer Experience Review - Online Shopping Lessons / ConsumerWatch / Shopping

By: Nadeem_Walayat

At the start of November with winter fast approaching and the temperature starting to drop, I decided it was time to get a decent set of ladders to enable me to complete a whole host of maintenance tasks before winter and after much searching settled on a large 12 rung Triple Extension Ladder supplied by the online retailer TrueShopping.co.uk, that could also be used as double extension step ladder though which lacked adequate online customer reviews though I did not think it would make much material difference to products such as ladders.

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