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Consumer Don't get sacked by fake NFL gear Don't get sacked by fake NFL gear (Video)
Whether it's the jersey of one of your favorite Seahawks or some other official NFL gear- make sure you're dealing with a legit seller. Online imposters claim to sell you the real thing at a good price, but you'll only get cheap, flimsy knock-offs that quickly fall apart. Most are made illegally in China. And if you're tricked into buying a fake- you're stuck. With no recourse.
Consumer Mood-improving light bulbs Mood-improving light bulbs (Video)
LED light bulbs are game changers. They promise to last anywhere from 23 to 46 years. And thanks to electronic circuitry and semiconductor chips, they have the potential to do more than just turn on and off. Consumer Reports checks out several.
Consumer Water line insurance: Read the fine print Water line insurance: Read the fine print (Video)
When you buy a house, you're responsible for all repairs to the water and sewer lines on the property. If there's a leak or a sewer line back-up, you pay the bill for everything between your house and the street. unless you have special insurance. but one KOMO viewer who 'purchased' the insurance got a big shock when she tried to file a claim.
Consumer Annoying car controls and new solutions Annoying car controls and new solutions (Video)
The idea behind car infotainment systems is simple: Give drivers an easy-to-use way to access their phone, music and navigation all while still keeping their eyes on the road. But many drivers find the systems are too complicated or that they don't always work.
Consumer Seniors complain about debt collectors Seniors complain about debt collectors
It may be hard to imagine Grandma unable to pay her bills or Grandpa being hounded by debt collectors. But for millions of Americans this is the harsh reality of retirement. They’re constantly trying to juggle bills and fend off debt collectors who can very intimidating.
Consumer Tips for dog safety during the winter months Tips for dog safety during the winter months
On a recent cross-country ski trip in the Bridger Mountains, I noticed my dog was walking a little funny. It was a frigid day and close to a foot of snow had fallen the night before. Kato, who burst out of his kennel with his usual exuberance at the car park, was looking chilly on the trail.
Consumer Timely tips on holiday returns Timely tips on holiday returns
Here we are, the day after Christmas, and you got some gifts you've just got to take back. Relax! There's no need to rush. Most stores accept holiday returns well into January.