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People Failing To Take Out 'Clothes Insurance'

Whenever we go on a clothes shopping spree, whether it is to stock up on seasonal clothes or simply a splurge, we rarely think about updating our home insurance afterwards. This could be a mistake according to recent research. While a quarter of Britons own clothes and accessories worth over £2,000, they are cho...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Soft Commodity Costs 'Have Gone Up'

Most of us have noticed that the cost of our shopping has been steadily rising over the last few years. This is due to the price of so called ‘Soft Commodities’. These are everyday things such as wheat, sugar or even orange juice. According to recent research over the past few years the prices of these com...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Consumers Urged To Consider Overseas Credit Card Charges

Most of us would not think twice about using our credit card abroad. It is convenient as we don’t have to carry much cash around and any purchases are usually covered by the card company in the event of any problems. However, we need to consider the down side to using our credit card out of the country. Many peo...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

People In UK 'Will Shop Until They Holiday'

We all look forward to holidays. Whether it is a two week stretch in the sun or a weekend city break they cannot come soon enough for some of us. And you just know you have got nothing to wear in your wardrobe so you need to have a major shopping spree before you go. It seems that we are prepared to leave things to th...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Which Reveals Charity Card Swindle

Most of us like to think we do our bit for those not as fortunate as ourselves. This may be something as small as dropping some change in a rattling tin or as large as making a monthly direct debit donation to charities. Recently there has been a rise in Charity goods which offer to make a donation on your behalf on yo...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Consumers 'Do Not Read Refund Policies'

We have all been there; on a shopping trip bought an item of clothing and it’s the wrong size. Do we just live with it and give it away as a present the next time someone has a birthday or do we exercise our consumer rights and take the offending garment back to the shop for a refund. Most consumers admit to not...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Lovers 'Often Surprised By Cost Of Nuptials'

Can there be anything more lovely than a beautiful bride in a gorgeous white dress on a warm sunny day getting married to the guy of her dreams. All their families are there, small cute children run around through the legs of smiling, well dressed adults with glasses of champagne toasting the happy couple. It is the fi...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Consumer Group Reveals Best Way To Complain

People in the UK have been advised how to get what they want when they complain to companies, it has been reported. According to Consumer Direct (a government funded service), it is essential that customers remain calm rather than be aggressive, while they should also be clear about how they want the problem to be res...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Teenagers 'Making Illicit Online Purchases'

Many of us are familiar with shopping online; it can be a great way to save time and money. The goods come right to your door and often you can find fantastic bargains by shopping around. It seems the nation’s children are finding the internet a tempting place to do their shopping as well. Unfortunately, they are...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Fashion Fans Could Be Interested In Singapore Holiday

The Far East and particularly Singapore have long been known for its shopping opportunites. Mnay airlines stop over there on the way to the oceanic islands giving passengers a much needed break and the chance to get quality high street clothes at discount prices. One particularly famous shopping occasion held every ye...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Shoopers Choose Coffee over Credit Cards

As many of us try to curb the urges to go on a shopping spree, we've all experienced the temptation to reach for the plastic and go fantastic. Sadly, with everyone scraping every last penny together to make ends meet, the urge has to be halted in its tracks with a firm slap of the wrist. But if you do find yourself in...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

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