Shopping Smarts: How to Choose Wisely, Find Bargains, Spot Swindles, and More

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Shopping can be fun?but it can also be confusing. How do you know you're buying the right brand and model, or getting the right price? How do you find the best deal? If you're going to part with your hard-earned cash, you want to get the most bang for your buck, right? The secret is not just shopping but shopping smart.

This book explores shopping from all angles. You'll ...

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Overview

Shopping can be fun—but it can also be confusing. How do you know you're buying the right brand and model, or getting the right price? How do you find the best deal? If you're going to part with your hard-earned cash, you want to get the most bang for your buck, right? The secret is not just shopping but shopping smart.

This book explores shopping from all angles. You'll discover
• how to flex your muscles as a consumer, by doing product research and making choices that fit both your needs and your values.
• where the deals are—from clearance sales to outlet malls to thrift shops.
• all the ways to pay—including cash, debit cards, and credit cards—and the advantages and pitfalls of each.
• how you can get your money back or even file a complaint if you're not a happy customer.

Supplemented with articles and information from USA TODAY, the Nation's No. 1 Newspaper, Shopping Smarts delivers solid advice and firsthand stories of real teens facing many of the same shopping situations you are. Ready to wise up on shopping? Read on!

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Gr 8 Up—These visually appealing titles aim to help teens get smart about potential life pitfalls. The practical information contains helpful advice. For example, Job discusses the whys, hows, and whens of employment, and Scheduling walks readers through establishing time-management methods. The prevalence of technology in modern society is emphasized in the text and its distractions are frequently warned about. All in all, this series has some useful information, but the layout is weak. The font size is very small, which makes for some difficult reading, and key summary sentences are presented in tiny, colored cursive font. USA Today articles are included throughout the titles in sidebars, but they come across as contrived marketing ploys—the topics do relate, but some are rather dated (a 1999 article in Budgeting, a 2002 article in Job) or poorly edited.
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