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An Experiment in De-Commercializing the Holidays
Mon, 12/10/12 | 7 Comments
An Experiment in De-Commercializing the Holidays

The average U.S. Consumer is planning to spend $750 on gifts this year, in addition to a few hundred spent on themselves while combing through all of those unbelievable deals.
Exorbitant holiday gift spending is as …

Best Buy Responds to my Bashing by Eliminating Restocking Fees
Thu, 12/23/10 | 3 Comments
Best Buy Responds to my Bashing by Eliminating Restocking Fees

On December 15, I absolutely ripped Best Buy’s return policy (calling it one of the 5 worst return policies) for it’s excessive re-stocking fees and short return time-frames (only 14 days on many electronics). I …

The 5 Worst Retailer Return Policies
Wed, 12/15/10 | 14 Comments
The 5 Worst Retailer Return Policies

Poor Customer Service by Policy
Whereas good customer service and focus should be rewarded (see my list of the best retailer return policies), poor customer service and focus should be called out and not disguised as …

6 Money Saving Gift Ideas that Truly Keep on Giving
Mon, 12/13/10 | 3 Comments
6 Money Saving Gift Ideas that Truly Keep on Giving

Time is running low for thoughtful gift purchases. With shipping windows winding down, you have just a few days left to make some wise gift purchases this holiday season. But don’t fret!
Saving money is one …

Tis the Season of Purchases: The 5 Best Retailer Return Policies
Sun, 12/5/10 | 10 Comments
Tis the Season of Purchases: The 5 Best Retailer Return Policies

Strategically, I’ve started to do a good portion of my shopping at retailers with the strongest return policies. I am a FIRM believer that these retailers successes are in no small part to how customer-centric …

My Personal Quest to De-Commercialize the Holidays
Sun, 12/6/09 | 19 Comments
My Personal Quest to De-Commercialize the Holidays

Do you wish that the Holidays weren’t so darn commercialized? Are you starting to think that it may be time to cut scale back or cut off gift giving, but don’t quite know how to …


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