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Online Firm Offers One-Hour Delivery From Local Supermarkets

A new online service in the Philadelphia area allows customers to place grocery orders at Whole Foods supermarkets and receive their items in about an hour.

02/19/2014

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Dread Holiday Shopping? You’re Not Alone

In addition to holiday cheer, the holiday season also brings with it a healthy helping of dread – at least for New Jerseyans.

12/16/2013

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Philadelphia CPA Shares Tips For Protecting Your Identity When Shopping Online

On this Black Friday, not everyone is braving the crowds at the mall. Many are getting their deals online.

11/29/2013

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What Is Your Legal Obligation To Pay For A Typo?

If you’re buying holiday gifts – or any items – on eBay, can a seller really hold you liable for a typo?

11/21/2013

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Ask A Philadelphia Expert: Tips For Shopping On Cyber Monday

Most people know the ins and outs of shopping on Black Friday, but within the past decade, Cyber Monday has provided an alternative to tackling crowded shopping malls.

11/12/2013

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3 On Your Side: Days Numbered For Tax-Free Online Shopping?

As 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan tells us, states are missing out on millions of dollars in tax revenue and now Congress is taking action to change that.

05/07/2013

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3 On Your Side: Tips For Safe Online Shopping

Americans were expected to spend $1.5 billion dollars on Cyber Monday. So 3-On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan offers his annual advice for shopping online safely.

11/26/2012

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Conshohocken Online Retailer Has A Bright Idea To Help Solve Shipping Security Problems

“Things get stolen or left outside where they get damaged by the weather,” Shop runner president Mike Golden says.

11/15/2012

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Protect Your Personal Information When Shopping Online

Online shopping doesn’t have to be risky. Here are a few tips to protect your credit/debit card information on the internet.

11/07/2012

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3 On Your Side: Sales Tax Confusion

You might be paying more than you should when shopping online, and it’s all because of a new law. Consumer reporter Jim Donovan explains the problem and has information on how to protect yourself.

10/01/2012

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Online Grocery Store To Expand Into Philadelphia

Fresh Direct will begin making grocery deliveries in Philadelphia next week.

09/29/2012

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The Mail Order Rule

Studies show that one dollar of every ten dollars spent is spent in on-line purchases. Now the law may finally be entering the 21st century as the ‘Mail Order Rule’ protects consumers.

07/17/2012

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The Karma App

Ever realized at the very last minute that you’ve forgotten to buy a gift? With the Karma app, you’re covered.

05/08/2012

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Pa. Pursues Internet Sales Taxes

When taxes are not collected on remote sales, it is the purchaser’s responsibility to pay what’s called “use” tax.

01/30/2012

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Out of Time For Holiday Shopping? ‘E’-Gift Cards May Save Your Bacon

The time for Christmas shopping is quickly drawing to a close. But there are many people who still have gifts to buy.

12/23/2011

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