Earlier this week, our office released the results of a survey of restocking fees at national retailers that are popular during the holiday shopping season. We found that these fees on returns – particularly on electronics and furniture – are being charged at more and more retailers.
On Tuesday night, I discussed this issue on “Greater Boston” with Host Emily Rooney and Jon Hurst from the Retailers Association of Massachusetts.
Greater Boston video
Consumers need to be aware of these fees, and need to know which retailers are charging fees and which aren’t. To read more about the fees, click here. To see the full results of our survey, click here.
Renting 101 posted on Aug 22
The concept of renting seems easy enough – find a place that meets your needs, agree with the landlord on price and length of lease, sign and make your payments. But you should understand the importance of your obligations as a tenant as well …Continue Reading Renting 101
Why Parents & Guardians of College Students Should Review Insurance Policies Before Move-In Day posted on Aug 17
The last week of August is when most students start heading to colleges and universities. While your focus is likely on your student’s move and making sure his or her living space is safe and comfortable, don’t forget to review your insurance coverage so …Continue Reading Why Parents & Guardians of College Students Should Review Insurance Policies Before Move-In Day
How do you connect? A Consumer Guide to Cable Service: Part 3 posted on Aug 11
Cable service is available in most Massachusetts communities through one or more providers, and may be offered as a stand-alone service or as part of a bundled package. The term “bundled package” refers to a specially-priced combination of services that may include telephone service (wireless or landline), television (cable or satellite television), internet or a home security system. Bundled packages often include a contract agreement that will require you to maintain your services for a fixed period of time, usually 12-24 months.