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"I can attest to [CHECKBOOK’s] magical transformation: What looks like an overflow of information becomes a welcome guide to the perplexed when you actually need to use it."
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"Consumers' CHECKBOOK patterns itself after Consumer Reports. It takes no ads and does in-depth analyses, packaging customer survey research with its own pricing data and advice. Companies aren't listed unless Consumers' CHECKBOOK has at least 10 consumer assessments."
"CHECKBOOK comes to town after beginning in Washington D.C., and San Francisco, where it’s built a reputation for excellence in consumer journalism."
"Whomever I call, it will be a firm that gets two checkmarks from Consumers’ CHECKBOOK. "
"[Consumers’ CHECKBOOK] takes no advertising, so there's no tainting the ratings."
"CHECKBOOK's strength is its listings, which name names, some undoubtedly in your neighborhood. It suggests which businesses are worth a try — and which, by implication, to treat warily."
"Easy-to-follow charts map out everything from price and reliability to quality of customer service."
"Even businesses that don't fare well in the ratings have grudging respect for [CHECKBOOK]’s attention to detail."
"One of the best things about CHECKBOOK is how thorough its ratings are. At least 10 people must rate a company before it's included in a survey. Staff members go undercover to get actual pricing information."
"Face it, when the computer isn't booting and the car isn't braking, shopping around isn't Job One. There's a faster, easier way with CHECKBOOK."
"If you like charts and analysis, plus buying tips and advice — think local version of Consumer Reports magazine — CHECKBOOK is for you."
"One of the best sources of information for consumers is Puget Sound Consumers' Checkbook magazine. It offers ratings and advice so consumers can get the area's best prices and services."
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"It's difficult to imagine a better investment of $10 than the Spring/Summer 2011 issue of Twin Cities' Consumers' CHECKBOOK."