Amateur buyers of fine Burgundy fear a speculative bubble

EVERY YEAR Berry Bros & Rudd, Britain’s oldest wine merchant, issues a pocket-sized price list. Reading old copies makes amateurs of quality quaff want to time-travel. In 1909 a case of 12 bottles of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 1891, Burgundy’s most famous Grand Cru, cost 180 shillings (about £1,000, or $ 1,300, in today’s money). […]

Washington will be the fifth state to ban assault riles for buyers under 21 after gun violence killed 14,577 people in 2018

Elaine Thompson/AP Washington state has now banned anyone under 21 from buying a semi-automatic assault rifle, effective Wednesday. The new measures come as 14,577 were killed from gun-related violence in the US in 2018, according to data from the Gun Violence Archive. A spokesperson at the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility called the new law […]

‘Fallout 76’ Power Armor Edition buyers will get their canvas bags

Among all of its other issues since launch, some of the most dedicated Fallout fans ran into a surprising issue with their $ 200 “Power Armor Edition” box for Fallout 76. Despite promo materials that promised a “West Tek Canvas Carrying Bag” for the included wearable T-51 helmet, what arrived was a much more cheaply-built […]

The three types of Amazon buyers — and how other e-tailers can lure them away (AMZN)

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. That’s the strategy e-tailers will have to adopt if they want to compete with Amazon. To fight back against the e-commerce giant’s expanding dominance, other online retailers must understand exactly why and how customers are buying on Amazon — and which aspects of the Amazon shopping experience […]

More Bad News for Passenger Car Buyers

Flat new vehicle sales and an industry that’s far more interested in making crossover lovers’ dreams come true add up to a poor environment for a traditional new car buyer. We’ve already told you how high demand for a shrinking supply of off-lease sedans and hatchbacks has sent used car prices through the roof compared […]

Some Dealers Irked by GM Extended Warranty Offer, Many Buyers Might Not Be

Usually, talk of an extended warranty is waved off as a money-making scam by thrifty buyers in the final moments of a sale. And, usually, it’s the dealer offering the coverage. The buyer sees their total amount owing skyrocket on the finance manager’s computer and quickly signs for the agreed-upon amount, thankful to have escaped […]

Low-priced New Vehicle Buyers Are Missing in Action

Once a bracket where most desirable vehicles lived, the sub-$ 20,000 price range is not the hot neighborhood it once was. The ever-upward creep of new vehicle MSRPs increasingly places most vehicles above that marker, and shifting consumer trends haven’t helped expand its ranks. According to data from J.D. Power, 2018 has seen a rapid […]