CONSUMER/SHOPPING


The Better Business Bureau.

Buyer's Index searches Web shopping sites and North American mail order catalogs.

Buying Guide for Tools is available at the American Woodworker's magazine website (plus links to neat projects, etc.).

CarFax is a value-added (you have to pay!) site for checking on whether a used car has been in an accident. Now there is a related "Flood Damage check" on cars that were in floods as well.

Catalogs offers products from various catalogs to fit your shopping needs.

Charity Reports offers information about wise giving by the Better Business Bureau. Included are reports on charitable organizations.

Consumer Action Handbook - Federal website

Consumer Protection & Antitrust Bureau division of the New Hampshire Department of Justice provides links to a complaint process, mediation program, small claims court, and more.

Consumer World is a public service, non-commercial guide to consumer resources.

Coupons!

CardRatings.com is a source for credit card information. This site includes 12 credit card calculators.  Another credit card information site is CardWeb.com.

Credit Report - You can access a free credit report at this site, or by calling 877-322-8228.

Epinions.com offers information on practically any product before you buy.

FindLaw For The Public offers articles, guides, forms, and FAQ pages to help consumers with their legal questions, plus a searchable nationwide directory of attorneys.

Fuel costs for your next road trip at "AAA Fuel Cost Calculator."

Gas prices : GasBuddy or Gas Price Watch (did not to seem as up-to-date as Gas Buddy) identify states with the lowest prices (may not include small local stations).

GoodSearch - use this website for searching the web, and donations will be given to your favorite charity for each search.

How to get a Human to Answer the Phone! - This website claims : "consult the GetHuman database of secret phone numbers and codes that get an actual, live person on the line for customer service at nearly 1000 major companies."

Identity Theft Nearly 10 million Americans were victims of identity theft in 2002. Find tips on how to avoid identity theft at this government site.

Lemon Law Statutes for each state.

Life Insurance - If you're shopping for life insurance, this site gives links to each state's insurance department, and to consumer information.

Missing Money - search for money that you might be missing!

MySimon is a great site for comparison shopping for quality and price.

New Hampshire Consumer Sourcebook offers information to protect the consumer in areas such as Charitable Solicitations, Failed Businesses, Funerals, Identity Theft, Prizes and Sweepstakes, and more.  A print copy is available in the library.

New Hampshire Products Directory is a guide to New Hampshire's best, from baked goods to fine arts, and more. A print copy is available in the library. 

PTA Partners - Join the Windham Parent Teachers Association for $10 a year, and enjoy discounts from these participating businesses! A good deal for all!

Productopia, or Consumer Search ranks products for quality.

Recalls - This government site presents recalls on consumer products, motor vehicles, boats, food, medicine, cosmetics and environmental products. Consumer Reports also has a recall website.

Product Recalls via ToysRUs website.

Retail Me Not - coupons bargains!

Television and the switch to digital cable - Although this date has passed, for cable related questions go to http://www.dtv.gov/consumercorner.html .

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission keeps you aware of the safety of consumer products.

Vintage Shopping!  What fun! - Find stores, articles, and more.

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05/10/12