We have all purchased a product, believing that it's top of the line, only to be let down, once it breaks or stops working. Consumer Reports magazine provides expert ratings, and buying advice for the newest products on the market. The company's product ratings help to eliminate these disappointing scenarios from happening.
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Information on Recalls and Safety
Even if you're not making a big purchase any time soon, the site has a great deal of information, regarding Recalls and Safety that every consumer should be aware of.
This information is free to the public, however most news stations only cover a fraction of the actual recalls that occur every year.
Purchase of magazine
Subscribers can purchase the magazine either in print, or through online subscriptions. Online subscribers can either purchase a single issue at around $5.95 monthly or an annual subscription for around $26.00. Subscription fee You can also subscribe to the hard print magazine, through their website for around $19.00 annually.
24/7 access Consumer reports online offers 24/7 access to buying advice, and expert ratings as a bonus feature. This is convenient to the impulse buyer or consumer making a last minute purchase.
Consumer Report features
Consumer Reports If you are thinking about purchasing a current model vehicle, you can utilise the Consumer Reports for Automobiles issues. The website (Consumerreports.org) has it all regarding the best deals, car buying advice, car safety, tires and car care, and there's even a car blog, all for free. Access for paid subscriber Paid subscriber have unlimited access to detailed pricing, full test track reports, satisfaction of the automobile owners, and a reliability report, but you can still get some car reports free online. The Build and Buy service The Build and Buy service allows you to construct your new car online (as you would choose vehicle options at the dealer), and determine the cost before heading to the dealer to purchase. This feature is free under Consumer Reports, Cars on the website. Testing and Research Center Consumer Reports does the testing through a Testing and Research Center, which is also all non-profit. They run tests on everything from cars, TVs, cell phones, home and garden tools, to appliances like blenders, freezers, microwaves, etc. Consumer Reports on appliances also reviews appliance stores and gives a rating of the best and worst of them. This tool is a must-have for the active consumer.