Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Who's looking out for you?

How about Consumer Reports? Stephanie Ponder wrote about this long-standing nonprofit in the Dec 2011 Costco Connection Magazine.

This organizations is more than 75 years old.

It tests thousands of products a year--from socks to pasta sauce.

It even once got the Lexus GX 460 a "Don't Buy" rating--until a problem was handled.

Now, you can get this info online at

A staff of 600 work to get testing info to consumers (50 testing labs). They also do surveys of what people think about products.

They take no advertising and try to stay objective.

They have only been sued 16 times.

I wish I had the faith in the Better Business Bureau that Consumer Reports enjoys. The BBB has really gone down, in my opinion. I have looked up local vendors with a good standing--and 100 or more complaints.

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