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Nicholas Eckhart

Walmart, Home Depot Relying More On Physical Stores To Complete Online Orders

Walmart’s recent $3 billion acquisition of e-commerce company Jet.com may have been the retailer’s way of spurring its online business, but the largest retailer in the world has already been mingling its physical stores with its online presence. Much like fellow big box store, Home Depot, Walmart has increasingly used its vast network of stores to fulfill online purchases.  [More]

Vessyl Backers Still Waiting For Smart Cups Slated For Early 2015 Debut — So What’s The Holdup?

Vessyl Backers Still Waiting For Smart Cups Slated For Early 2015 Debut — So What’s The Holdup?

Back in June 2014, we caught wind of a new product called the Vessyl, a smart cup that was designed to identify what kind of liquid the user is drinking and display nutritional information about that beverage, as a sort of health tool. At that time, it was slated to ship in early 2015, with backers paying $199 for the privilege of preordering one. But as 2015 closes out, some Consumerist readers have wondered — where are all those promised Vessyls? [More]

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Contractor Steals Homeowners’ Valuables, Demands Cash For Their Return

It’s certainly not unheard of to have your things stolen by workers with access to your home, but most of them don’t have the gall to justify their theft by saying the victim should pay a ransom because the thief’s boss doesn’t pay them enough. [More]


Another Reason Why Travelers Don’t Trust Airlines Not To Steal Their Stuff

As if checked-bag fees and stories of luggage vanishing into the ether weren’t enough to have you going carry-on only, here comes the story of a lovely couple who decided to take advantage of delays caused by the July 6 Asiana Airlines crash to allegedly help themselves to passengers’ goodies. [More]

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Amazon UK Users Will Be Able To Track Packages In Real-Time All The Way To Door

Most of us know the anxiety of tracking a highly anticipated package (especially a pricey, highly anticipated package). You follow it online from warehouse to distribution center to shipping hub to receiving center and then it goes on “on truck for delivery,” meaning that you’ll probably get it at some vague, undetermined point before the end of the day. But rather than hope you are around to receive the item — lest the delivery driver just hurls it over your fence — wouldn’t it be nice to know exactly when it’s coming? [More]