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Best Buy to review third-party marketplace after businesshala investigation detects damaged products
If you’re in the market for a refurbished laptop, tablet or smartphone, you’ll want to read of market latest investigation.
After repeated complaints from viewers about faulty devices, we purchased 12 of what Best Buy calls “Grade A” refurbished devices from our third-party marketplace and were independently reviewed by industry experts. Cosmetic or functionality issues were found in five devices.
The team also went covertly at five different Best Buy store locations in the Greater Toronto area to inquire about returning products purchased from their third-party sellers, and found that several in-store employees were working with the company’s third parties. important about the market.
“Personally, I don’t shop there,” said one employee. “You don’t know what you’re buying.”
In response to businesshala’s findings, Best Buy said in an emailed statement: “Your investigation prompted another round of investigation and development on Marketplace materials.” Specifically, “enhancing product descriptions to ensure uniformity so that customers clearly understand what they are buying.” read more
Why demand for ‘right-to-repair’ rules for vehicles in Canada is on the rise again
While most Canadians can fix their vehicle wherever they want these days, auto-repair shop owner Emily Chung worries that the independent shops she owned in Markham, Ont. could be left behind because makers of new cars — Wirelessly connected to manufacturers — limit access to data that helps technicians diagnose and fix a problem.
“If we don’t have access to the information, it makes it more difficult for us to be able to sort them out. [the customer’s] The problem,” Chung said. “It’s something that really needs to be addressed.”
Canadian politicians can expect to hear similar arguments in the coming months as discussions about a “right-to-repair” law are set to gather steam in Ottawa.
Repair rights issues are not new, but have gained prominence in the products people buy – from smartphones to dishwashers to farm equipment – as they become more sophisticated and integrated with computers.
It’s something that lawmakers around the world are grappling with as they weigh consumer expectations and manufacturers’ impact on their businesses, as well as warnings about people’s safety and privacy. read more
What will the end of blind bidding for real estate look like?
Critics of the indiscriminate bidding process for real estate are emphasizing what they say are viable alternatives that could create a better system for both sellers and buyers.
In provinces across Canada, bidding without knowing the size of competing bids is the default practice when a home attracts multiple offers. In this scenario, buyers compete to offer the highest purchase price on the home without knowing the dollar amount of the other bids.
“I think there are serious issues with the way we operate things right now,” said Murtaza Haider, professor of data science and real estate management at Ryerson University.
Haider says an end to this practice may have some effect on volatility in housing prices, but more importantly, “greater efficiency and transparency will bring more confidence in the industry, and this should be a priority for the real estate sector.” ” read more
what is going on?
Google agrees to government request to pull ads linking to fake travel sites
Search results for the ArriveCan app include ‘fraudulent’ sites that pay Google for ads.
Faced with global supply-chain challenges resulting in months of waiting times for equipment
Customers report that they are still waiting on the refrigerator they ordered almost a year ago.
For these Instagram business owners only, Monday’s interruption was an awkward awakening
Analyst says Facebook lost $100 million in ad damage — and much to its reputation.
Recall for some Advil Cold & Sinus Day/Night Blister Packs
Labeling error can cause people to mix day and night pills.
2 Lots Novo-Gesic Forte Acetaminophen Tablets Recalled in Canada
Labels contain incorrect dosage levels which can lead users to take too much.
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