Google maps: Strange disguise causes hilarity among shoppers – but what is it?

A farmyard friend looked just like a pig in muck as the Google maps cameras came to call. No ordinary cute pink piglet, this particular fun-loving mammal was in fact a man dressed up in a full head mask with beady eyes and a neon snout. Its appearance was rather realistic, with two ears poking […]

Shoppers trust Amazon, and it has completely changed the way last-minute holiday shopping is done (AMZN)

Getty Amazon has unleashed a slow revolution on holiday shopping, becoming one of the most important places people turn to when they shop for the season. Last-minute shoppers now increasingly trust only Amazon to deliver their orders in time, according to data from Rakuten Intelligence. Amazon is ensuring it stays that way, giving out free […]

Bethesda’s attempt to fix a Fallout 76 blunder leaks angry shoppers’ PID [Updated]

Enlarge / The yellow “bulb” lights up with a tap of the right-side helmet button. That’s the only light-up element. (credit: Sam Machkovech) Bethesda’s latest video game, Fallout 76, launched last month with its share of uneven reviews and responses (including our own), and chief among players’ complaints is that the always-online game is quite […]

Costco employees share 31 things they’d love to tell shoppers but can’t

Hallory Sindelar/Flickr Costco membership can go to some people’s heads, according to workers. Business Insider reached out to 49 Costco employees to find out what they wish they could tell shoppers but can’t. Common requests were to control your kids, hang up your phone, and help unload the cart. Costco membership comes with some obvious […]

Sorry, Shoppers: October Auto Sales Expected to Slip, Along With Incentives

Analysts are projecting U.S. light vehicle sales will decline in October as incentives do the same. Could they possibly be related? While we don’t have have official figures on how much of the domestic population has a limitless supply of cash, our collective intuition suggests most do not. This leads us to believe the elevated cost […]

McDonald’s quietly killed its best deal as fast-food chains battle to win over budget shoppers (MCD)

Hollis Johnson McDonald’s cut the Happy Meal from its $ 1 $ 2 $ 3 menu.  Previously, the $ 3 Happy Meal was one of the best deals you could get at McDonald’s, representing a discount of up to 25%.  The change comes as McDonald’s and fast-food rivals grapple with how to best win over budget-conscious customers. […]

September Was Not a Great Month for Used Car Shoppers

We’ve discussed the issues facing used vehicle buyers a fair bit in the recent past, but September data shows the market’s quickly rising prices did not cool off with the arrival of autumn. Wholesale used vehicle prices continued to climb, with the Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index reaching its highest point in history. Breaking down […]