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- Consumer News
The latest news can help us stay on top of consumer trends. Find selected consumer news articles aggregated from news sources around the globe.
- Consumer Product Photos
This business-to-consumer menu web page features consumer product thumbnail samples and links to full-size consumer product photographs.
- Consumer Electronics Advertising
This online advertising guide for consumer electronics products features a discussion of the consumer electronics market, plus consumer electronics niche website links.
- Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports magazine and ConsumerReports.org are published by Consumer Union, an independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to test and provide information about products to consumers so they can make informed decisions about purchases. On the website, users can read recent articles or search for a specific topic. The site also provides general information about types of products.
- Consumer Electronics
This consumer electronics guide features information about digital cameras, printers, and more, as well as links to a variety of related goods and services.
- US Consumer Product Safety Commission
CPSC is located in Bethesda, Maryland. It is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury of death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products. On the website, users can find information about specific products, information about how to report problems with products, a special link to products for children, and much more.
- Consumer Goods Advertising
This online advertising guide for the retailing industry compares online shopping versus brick-and-mortar retailing, with links to selected consumer goods websites.
- Best Buy
Best Buy consumer electronics, home-office products, entertainment software, and appliances. There are over 800 retail stores in the U.S. and Canada and the number is growing. Best Buy also operates Geek Squad, which offers customers 24/7 service on computers.
- Market Research Careers
This market research company page comprises information about market research careers in the United States of America plus a photo of a customer satisfaction survey questionnaire.
ThinkGeek, a SourceForge company, is an online store to buy products for people who love computers and the Internet. On the site, users can buy T-shirts with funny sayings, other apparel, gadgets, home and office, computing, caffeine, electronics, and books. Also gift certificates.
- Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
The PRC, established in 1992 in San Diego, is a nonprofit consumer organization with a two-fold mission: consumer information and consumer advocacy. The website offers fact sheets on a number of issues concerning privacy rights, a hotline number to report abuses, medical records, background checks, special information for reporters, and information for legislators and policy makers.
Epinions is a consumer review platform that presents valuable consumer insight, unbiased advice, in-depth product evaluations, and personalized recommendations. Users search by topic for information about products and services and can also write reviews. Instructions for how to submit reviews are on the website. There is also a column called Epinions Top Ten, reviews of the most popular items.
- Air Mattresses
An air mattress is a convenient way to bring a stow-away bed for camping or travel. AirMattresses.us is a source for consumer information about air mattress features and construction.
- Car Buying
If you are in the market for a new or used car, it is important to research the specifications and consumer ratings for the makes and models you are interested in. Founded in 2003, this website provides a wealth of information for car buyers.
- New Cars
If you are like most new car shoppers, you are probably looking for the perfect car at the right price with little or no hassle. Read these car buying consumer tips to smooth the purchase process.
- Catalog Shopping
Whether in print or online, catalogs provide a convenient way for the consumer to shop from the privacy of home. Visit this site to learn the history of catalog shopping.
- Credit Card Debt
Consumer use of credit cards rose dramatically during the late 20th century, fueled in part by real estate price increases that made homeowners wealthier. With the recent drop in home values, credit card debt has become a serious problem.
- Discount Stores
Discount stores date back to the late 1940s and early 1950s, just after the end of World War II. They were conceived during the post-war economic boom, to serve the consumer needs of baby boomer families.
- Bank Supervision
Congress created the Federal Reserve System in 1913. Learn about the role of the Fed in establishing competitive banking practices, protecting consumer transactions, and assuring stable markets.
- Garden Fountains
This site is a garden fountain consumer guide with information and resources. Fountains are a beautiful way to add relaxation and serenity to any garden setting.
- Lamp Shades
This website describes lampshades and provides general consumer information about them. Links to lampshade supplier websites are included.
- Evaluating a Diamond
While most diamond sellers will be happy to walk you through the process of buying your diamond, being an aware and informed consumer can help ensure that you get what you pay for.
- AMD - Advanced Micro Devices
Founded in 1969, AMD is based in California. It designs and produces innovative microprocessor and graphics and media solutions for the computer, communications, and consumer electronics industries. The website describes its products, some of its customers, its innovations, and success stories.
- United States Department of Labor
The Department of Labor fosters and promotes the welfare of job seekers, wage earners, and retirees by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities for profitable employment, and protecting the rights of retirees, among other things. Users can find information on labor laws, the Consumer Price Index, the Family & Medical Leave Act, job opportunities, forms, and more.