Consumer Reports Rules: Tip-of-the-Day #69


Why go through all the work of researching what products are "top dog" when Consumer Reports has already done the work for you? Yes, there is a cost associated with subscription, but for $5.95/mo. (or $26 for the year) it can be worth it.

Whenever I'm in the market for a big purchase (car, computer, or any home appliance) I subscribe to Consumer Reports. I do this because it makes my life much easier and I can feel confident the purchase I'm making is a sound one.

Just recently I needed to buy a new vacuum cleaner. My boyfriend, having grown up with a mother with very good taste, was convinced we had to buy a Miele. Those puppies start at $400. There was no way I was going to drop that on a vacuum cleaner unless it also washed my laundry. So, I went to Consumer Reports and found that while the Miele was definitely top ten material, so was the Hoover that was rated #3 and cost a mere $69!

Of course I bought the Hoover and for the $5.95 that I dropped on my one-month subscription to Consumer Reports, I still came out $325.05 ahead!

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