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Thursday, Dec 8, 2016 at 04:51 PM PST

Get Fancy for Cheap at Goodwill's 'Little Black Dress Sale'

Get Fancy for Cheap at Goodwill's 'Little Black Dress Sale'

The sale starts at 9 a.m. on Friday at the Goodwill location on Balboa Avenue and Clairemont Drive and there is no limit on the amount of dresses a customer can take home.

Friday, Nov 25, 2016 at 06:56 PM PST

You Can Find Pumpkin Spice in More Than Just Lattes

You Can Find Pumpkin Spice in More Than Just Lattes

Consumer Reports conducted a quality-control test on several pumpkin spice flavored treats to find which were the most tasty. NBC 7's Consumer Bob has more.

Monday, Nov 7, 2016 at 05:37 PM PST

More and More Millennials Shopping Without Credit Cards

More and More Millennials Shopping Without Credit Cards

NBC 7's Consumer Bob has some tips for millennials on how they can build up their credit scores.

Friday, Nov 4, 2016 at 05:53 PM PDT

Updating Smoke Alarm May be Better Bet than New Batteries

Updating Smoke Alarm May be Better Bet than New Batteries

Modern smoke alarms have two types of detectors that alert you when heavy smoke and flames are detected. NBC 7's Consumer Bob has more.

Monday, Oct 31, 2016 at 04:51 PM PDT

Arrests Made in Major International Phone Scam

Arrests Made in Major International Phone Scam

One San Diego Grandmother payed more than $60,000 to the scammers using MoneyPak cards after they tricked her into believing that her son was in danger in Peru. NBC 7's Consumer Bob has more on the arrest.

Monday, Oct 10, 2016 at 06:51 PM PDT

Samsung Stops All Sales of Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Samsung Stops All Sales of Samsung Galaxy Note 7

The decision comes after reports that some of the company's replacement phones, issued to customers whose phones caught on fire, are also catching on fire. NBC 7's Consumer Bob has more.

Wednesday, Oct 5, 2016 at 06:53 PM PDT

Smart Phone War: Which Is Better, Apple or Samsung?

Smart Phone War: Which Is Better, Apple or Samsung?

NBC 7's Consumer Bob takes a look at the latest products offered by cell phone manufacturing giants Apple and Samsung.

Monday, Oct 3, 2016 at 05:30 PM PDT

How Often Do You Shop for a New Credit Card?

How Often Do You Shop for a New Credit Card?

The average American has about three credit cards in their wallet at once, but how often do we shop for credit cards and take advantage of exclusive offers? NBC 7's Consumer Bob has more.

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 at 05:23 PM PDT

Protect Yourself from Surprise Emergency Room Bills

Protect Yourself from Surprise Emergency Room Bills

About two thirds of emergency room doctors are independent contractors and may not be covered under your insurance plan. NBC 7's Consumer Bob has more on how to avoid unexpected fees.

Monday, Sep 19, 2016 at 05:22 PM PDT

Tips for Avoiding High Interest Credit Card Debt

Tips for Avoiding High Interest Credit Card Debt

An industry expert offer NBC 7's Consumer Bob advice for managing consumer debt and tips for avoiding it.

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Consumer Bob has been covering consumer news in San Diego for more than 21 years. Whether it's talking about great deals, how to save money or avoiding trendy scams, he brings you the latest on NBC 7 News at 4, 5, and 6 p.m. Send him suggestions for stories or features via email.