By Jim Donovan: Not every product lives up to its claims, and others sometimes exceed expectations. The January 2015 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, spotlights the best of the best tested this year which […]
Lexus finishes tops in Consumer Reports reliability study, followed closely by Toyota. Buick is top domestic brand.
3 On Your Side consumer reporter Jim Donovan looks at the rankings and has tells us about a popular feature that’s being blamed as a big problem in new vehicles.
By Jim Donovan: Sometimes waiting to shop at a specific time can lead to big savings. In the November issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, experts share the best times for shoppers to look for […]
By Jim Donovan: Big names don’t always deliver great flavor. That’s according to the November 2014 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, which highlights results from its taste-tests of whole-bean, ground, and pod coffees. Brews […]
By Jim Donovan: Misleading discounts, bogus deals, and sales that can cost consumers big bucks. They’re just some of the shopping scams and bum deals recently uncovered by ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports. In its September […]
By Jim Donovan: There’s only one thing better than a bargain, and that’s a freebie! The July 2014 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from Consumer Reports, highlights more than a dozen sites great for grabbing free […]
By Jim Donovan: Mother’s Day is around the corner, and if you’re like a lot of people, you’re planning to present the special women in your life with some flowers. While I always suggest that […]
The Tesla Model S electric sedan is Consumer Reports’ top pick in this year’s automotive rankings.
By Jim Donovan: Razors, blades, creams and other hair-removal products can be costly, but don’t have to be. The November 2013 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, features findings from a price scan of hair-removal […]
If you’re in the market for some brand new wheels, 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has some Do’s and Dont’s to keep in mind when negotiating with a dealer.
By Jim Donovan: Shoppers are bound to get a good deal at a discount store, but having a strategy can save them even more. The October 2013 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, shares secrets […]
By Jim Donovan: The new school year is more than a month away, but back-to-school sales are already in full swing. To get real steals on school and office supplies, shoppers should hit stores during […]
By Jim Donovan: Bad shopping habits can be tough to break – just ask the 63 percent of Americans in ShopSmart’s new national grocery shopping survey who admitted to buying things they don’t need because […]
By Jim Donovan: When facing common colds and allergies, tissues that provide comfort are best. In Consumer Reports’ new tests of facial tissues, Puffs Ultra Soft & Strong and Kleenex Lotion Aloe & E topped […]