Consumer Resources

Start here if you are considering a purchase or looking for information on a particular product or business.

Library Resources

Consumer Reports
Make better purchasing decisions using product reviews, ratings, news and comparisons from Consumer Reports magazine.
General OneFile
All-purpose resource for magazine articles including consumer information and product reviews/ratings.

Internet Resources

Better Business Bureau Northwest – Pacific
Check on a business or charity, or register a complaint online.
Consumer Information Center (Pueblo, CO)
Free and low-cost federal publications, like the handy Consumer’s Resource Handbook, can be ordered here or viewed online
Consumer Price Index
Bureau of Labor Statistics' CPI and other labor data.
Consumer World
Comprehensive gateway to consumer & shopping information, selected by a Massachusetts attorney/consumer advocate.
Federal Trade Commission – Consumer Information
The FTC works to prevent fraudulent, deceptive and unfair business practices in the marketplace and to provide information to help consumers spot, stop and avoid them.
Fuel Economy Guide
Produced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy, this guide seeks to help car buyers choose the most fuel-efficient vehicle that meets their needs.
Oregon Department of Consumer & Business Services
Information from the state agency that licenses and regulates insurance companies, banks, real estate appraisers, and building contractors.
US Consumer Gateway
An exhaustive set of links to federal government consumer information and news.

Blue Book Price Guides

Kelly Blue Book
Automobile prices and more
Price guides for cars, motorcycles, RVs, boats, and manufactured homes
The first site on the Internet to provide automobile pricing for free
BUC Used Boat Guide
Used boat pricing guide

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