Angie's List - Use Angie's List to find high quality contractors, service companies and doctors.
BuyerZone - Vendor-neutral buyer's guides to help you research products and services.
Choice - Australian Consumer Association's consumer help page.
Complaints - Publicizes and researches consumer complaints.
Complaints Board - Helpful information for consumers regarding allegedly unethical companies,
bad business practices. Complain and submit your complaints or research previous complaints.
Complaints List - An interactive computer service where the general public and customers of businesses
can submit complaints, reviews, or reports about a company, business, or person that has mistreated them in any way.
Consumer Action - A non-profit, membership-based organization that was founded in San
Francisco in 1971. During its more than three decades, Consumer Action has continued to serve consumers nationwide by advancing consumer
rights, referring consumers to complaint-handling agencies through our free hotline, publishing educational materials in Chinese, English, Korean,
Spanish, Vietnamese and other languages, advocating for consumers in the media and before lawmakers, and comparing prices on credit cards, bank accounts
and long distance services.
Consumer Affairs - Provide expert resources and verified reviews to help you make smarter buying decisions.
Consumer Review - Develops and manages web communities around common product interests. Consumer
Review.com's mission is to provide consumers the opportunity to review and learn about the products they use, as well as have a forum to interact
with people who share a common interest in a hobby or recreational activity.
Consumer Search - Identifies experts in a particular product or service category, then
highlights the best reviewers and what consensus exists on which products are best bets. It's Full Report is a thorough analysis of all
the reviews and their conclusions.
Consumer World - Research rates, comparison shop, consumer resource and agency links,
news and scam alerts.
Good Housekeeping Research
Institute (GHRI) - The GHRI is the product-evaluation laboratory of the magazine, with a staff of scientists, engineers, nutritionists,
and researchers dedicated to evaluating and testing everything from moisturizers to bed sheets to cell phones. Also part of GHRI is the
test kitchen, which creates, tastes, and triple-tests (at least) the thousands of recipes appearing in the magazine.
Gomez - Through the benchmarks established in the Gomez Internet Scorecards, consumers can make more informed
decisions about doing business on the Internet.
Green Guide, The - Consumer source for practical
everyday actions benefiting environmental and personal health, providing an intersection between mainstream consumer services (women's, health, parenting,
and shelter) and environmental advocacy publications.
Hear Us Now - Follows Consumers Union's long tradition of promoting
a fair and just marketplace by empowering consumers to fight for better and more affordable telephone, cable and Internet services or equipment. By
focusing on major media, technology and communications issues and emphasizing local stories, HearUsNow.org helps explain increasingly complex issues and the connections between these issues, underscores what's at
stake, and offers ways to make improvements.
Sweethome - Part of The New York Times, recommending best home goods like bedsheets, blenders, duct tape, and screwdrivers.
Trend Monitor - An online hub for global food and beverage innovation. Find new product launches from all over the world along with ingredient and packaging information and market intelligence from top analysts.
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