Between Spirit Airlines deciding to charge for carry-on bags and Ryanair installing pay toilets on their planes, it hasn’t been a good PR week for air travel. But not all airline surcharges are created equal, so we want to get your feedback on which extras — from food to headphones to legroom — get your blood boiling the most. [More]
We all know that most extended warranties are wastes of money that generally go unused, so why do people buy them? According to a study in the Journal of Consumer Research, guilt-racked and nervous consumers are willing to shell out the extra cash to buy a little peace of mind…
The American Consumer Satisfaction Index released it’s Q2 results today and the news isn’t good for domestic car manufacturers. The folks at the ASCI say that customer satisfaction for the entire industry is at an all time high — but no American car companies are represented in the top four — and the bottom three in the industry are all American brands.
It’s survey time again, folks. This time around the prize is a $300 gift card. As a wise man once said, “Pimpin’ ain’t easy but it’s necessary.”
Consumer Reports conducted a survey to determine the consumer mood this coming holiday season. They found that of the poll respondents:
“Consumer Consequences” is an online “game” where you enter data about your living, work, travel, energy, and eating patterns, then see how many earths would be needed to sustain your lifestyle if every single person on the planet did the same thing. It’s a relatively fun way to graphically tally up your environmental footprint, and helps you highlight where you use the most resources (and, ideally, where you can therefore cut costs).
Security firm RSA released the results of their annual online security survey, and the results are interesting. It seems that phishing and other forms of fraud are taking a toll on users.