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Nintendo's follow up to the wildly successful Wii boasts improved graphics and an all-new controller. But can it really compete against other consoles?
So you don't know what to buy your dad for Christmas. Maybe you can't wrap a gift to save your life. Whatever the reason, more people are giving gift cards these days. Buyer beware: They have more hidden strings than you may realize.
Hard times during the Great Depression led to the advent of layaway plans. And while it may be simpler to swipe a credit card at the checkout counter, layaway could be your credit score's saving grace this holiday season. But what are its drawbacks?
Cash, credit or debit? You're probably thinking that's not much of a choice since it's all money anyway. But that's not exactly true, and you could get burned if you're not careful.
Cash, Credit or Debit
In the grand tradition of retail, all is not always as it seems, and the doorbuster is no exception. Before you camp out for Black Friday, brush up on your retail parlance, and discover the shady side of deals "too good to be true."
Science-minded gifts for kids have gone way beyond the chemistry set. Now, there are kits teaching perfumery, root-beer making and crime scene investigation. Here are 10 of the coolest gifts we've found.
From smartphones to robot vacuums, gadgets make ideal gifts because there's virtually no end to the possibilities. Which ones should be on your 2012 holiday shopping list?
Extended product warranties are a good thing -- most of the time. However, under certain circumstances, it would be in your best interest to ignore the hard sales pitch and steer clear.
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Waiting in endless checkout lines can make Scrooges out of the cheeriest holiday shoppers. Many of us brave the mall mayhem to be part of the Black Friday rush. But to retailers' chagrin, most of us are browsing and not buying on this storied day.
You don't want to get off the couch and go out into the freezing cold, and fight through throngs of people frantically doing their Christmas shopping? Go shopping online from the comfort of your living room and avoid the hassle.