There are ways to steer clear of frustration and actually speed your shopping process. Here's how.
What are the best deals this year? The Problem Solvers have answers. KATU's Kerry Tomlinson shows us what is shaking out to be your best buy this year.
Dianna Watenpaugh discusses her family's plan of attack for Black Friday to make their Christmas, and Christmases of other families special.
Many of us will be in line outside a store, hoping to score a door-buster deal. But what's the best move to get what you want at the best price? KATU Problem Solver Kerry Tomlinson shows you how.
The list of dangerous toys parents should avoid came out Tuesday.
The Problem Solvers have given you our list of top tech toys, top toys under 25-bucks and top kid-tested toys. Now we're saying take those lists and tuck them away until after Black Friday.
KATU Problem Solver Shellie Bailey-Shah brought in a panel of pint-sized experts to test four toys off the annual Fabulous 15 list from Toys 'R' Us.
KATU Problem Solver Shellie Bailey-Shah has compiled her yearly list of the top toys under $25 for under your tree.
Toy industry experts are predicting a higher number of sold-out toys this holiday because shoppers are taking advantage of layaway programs and retailers are ordering conservative amounts of toys so they're not stuck with leftover inventory.
Consider this: In a study by Civic Economics that was published in August of 2012, researchers found that local retailers return a total of 52% of their revenue to the local economy, compared to just 14% for the national chain retailers.
When it comes to deals, there are tons of misconceptions out there. KATU Problem Solver dispels 7 top Black Friday myths that could cost you a deal.
Some things you might think you would get a great deal on next week, but if you wait you'll get a better price in the weeks or months to come.
Many stores are opening on Thanksgiving – some at 8 p.m. – turning Black Friday into Black Thursday. This makes some people very happy and others very unhappy.
KATU Problem Solver Kerry Tomlinson shows you how companies are trying to reach you and your dollar through psychology and in some cases manipulation.
Here's how to solve a problem many parents face when shopping for their children: How to get those presents in the cart and through the checkout line without the kids seeing.
We've all done it - walk into a local electronics or big box store to take TVs or computers for a test drive, only to turn around and buy it online, supposedly at a better price.
"Stalking" is normally a bad thing. When it comes to online shopping, however, it could work in your favor.
“The ultimate benefit is that we just get rid of credit cards, right?” Tristan Waddington said. “So you no longer have a wallet with three to four debit cards you have to sort through every time you make a purchase.”
One of the worst things about holiday shopping is waiting in long lines to check out. This year there's a high-tech trend called remote checkout that lets you pay and get out the door faster.