When it comes to garden centers, Checkbook.org finds you get what you pay for and, if you’re particular about plants, you might want to pay more.
Diving into a home remodel in the New Year? Washington Consumer’s Checkbook has tips on how to make sure your project goes as smoothly as possible.
A 20-percent drop in produce prices in two years is a big stand out in the latest evaluation of D.C.-area grocery store chains done by a local consumers’ group.
People looking for the best prices on kitchen cabinets and countertops should avoid the D.C. region’s two biggest home improvement store chains, according to a local consumers’ group.
Prices charged by different D.C.-area electricians for identical work can vary wildly, according to undercover shoppers for a local consumers’ group.
“We were astonished at how poorly many of them performed … many of them performed just terribly,” said Kevin Brasler, executive editor at Checkbook.org.
Just two companies control about 95 percent of the travel booking sites online, and that makes for a striking lack of price variation for hotel rooms, according to a local consumer’s group.
Washington Consumers’ Checkbook shares some tips for how to pick a housecleaning service and the right questions to ask, too.
There are plenty of options for having your pet groomed. Here are some tips for finding the best deal.
From dry cleaning to extended warranties, a consumer group has created a list of 50 things you might be wasting money to buy.
Next week could bring heavy rain into the region. And if rain makes your basement soggy, a consumer’s group advises trying easy do-it-yourself solutions before hiring a contractor.
Before you shell out the big bucks for that diamond ring, area consumer group Checkbook gives tips on how to keep your sweetheart and your wallet happy.
Companies are more likely to right what’s wrong if a customer complains the right way. Don’t be hostile, put it in writing and don’t hesitate to tweet about it, according to Washington Consumer’s Checkbook.
There’s a reason consumer groups recommend shoppers make purchases with credit cards. If something goes wrong it could help secure a refund.
Looking for a new ride with summer around the corner? Bike prices don’t vary much among shops, but there are big differences in repair costs and other factors. Find out what to look for.
Recreating the District in video game form was no small task. Here's how the developers did it.