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Tuesday, Jul 12, 2016 at 05:15 PM PDT

Amazon Prime Day Forcing Competitors to Slash Prices

Amazon Prime Day Forcing Competitors to Slash Prices

Nearly every major retailer in the country is offering special deals to try and compete with Amazon's online sale. NBC 7's Consumer Bob has more.

Monday, Jul 11, 2016 at 05:27 PM PDT

Craigslist Scam Targets Divorcees Selling Wedding Rings

Craigslist Scam Targets Divorcees Selling Wedding Rings

Scammers use phony emails that mimic a PayPal payment confirmation and get victims' precious jewelry overnight. NBC 7's Consumer Bob has more.

Friday, Jul 8, 2016 at 05:47 PM PDT

Ways to Save on Prescription Drugs

Ways to Save on Prescription Drugs

NBC 7's Consumer Bob takes a look at the different ways you can save on your prescription medication.

Tuesday, Jul 5, 2016 at 07:24 PM PDT

Consumer Reports' Best Adult Bike Helmets

Consumer Reports' Best Adult Bike Helmets

Consumer Reports tested 14 adult-sized bicycle helmets for impact absorption and hardware strength. NBC 7's Consumer Bob has the details.

Friday, Jul 1, 2016 at 05:51 PM PDT

Joint Replacement Surgery Can be Risky

Joint Replacement Surgery Can be Risky

Consumer Reports looked at infection rates, complication rates and readmission rates of hospitals in the San Diego are and found that it really does matter where you go for your joint replacement surgery.

Thursday, Jun 30, 2016 at 05:35 PM PDT

4th Gen Prius Beat All Non Plug-In Hybrids in MPG Test

4th Gen Prius Beat All Non Plug-In Hybrids in MPG Test

The 2016 Prius recorded 52 miles per gallon, up from 44 miles per gallon on the last model. NBC 7's Consumer Bob has more on Consumer Reports' mileage test.

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016 at 06:59 PM PDT

Options For Cell Phone Shoppers on a Budget

Options For Cell Phone Shoppers on a Budget

NBC 7's Consumer Bob breaks down the newest cell phones that won't break your bank.

Monday, Jun 27, 2016 at 07:42 PM PDT

New Solar Customers Will Soon Have to Pay More to SDG&E

New Solar Customers Will Soon Have to Pay More to SDG&E

Net metering 1.0, where solar customers are credited for the extra energy that they create with their solar panels, is coming to an end. NBC 7's Consumer Bob has more on what that means for future solar users.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 08:44 PM PDT

Safety of Dietary Supplements

Safety of Dietary Supplements

Dietary supplements are big business, and there are more varieties available today than every before. According to the Natural Products Association, 70 percent of Americans take some sort of supplement. But just

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 09:11 PM PDT

Things to Consider When Buying Mother's Day Flowers

Things to Consider When Buying Mother's Day Flowers

People spend more on flowers for Mother's Day than they do for Valentine's Day. It's close to $2.5 billion, according to a National Retail Federation survey. Many of those flowers will be ordered online. But how

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