Here Are the Top Items You Are (Probably) Overpaying For

Many shoppers are careful to look for deals when searching for expensive items like new televisions or tablets, but pay less attention to their everyday purchases like toiletries or kitchen essentials.  Unfortunately, these everyday purchases are also the items for which shoppers are most likely to overpay, meaning that they could have gotten the exact … Continue reading Here Are the Top Items You Are (Probably) Overpaying For

Getting Scrooged: Poor People Pay More During Christmas

In a previous article, the Paribus data team investigated how holiday shopping differs between rich and poor shoppers. We’ve also told real-life stories of poorer shoppers being discriminated against. And after analyzing almost one million purchases made in the last three weeks, the data is clear: poorer shoppers are at least twice as likely to overpay on their holiday purchases. In other words, poorer shoppers … Continue reading Getting Scrooged: Poor People Pay More During Christmas

Here’s How Christmas Looks Different for Rich and Poor

For some, the holidays mean warm getaways and stacks of presents under the tree. For others, December is a time of overstretched budgets and tough decisions. Here at Paribus, we suspected that the holiday shopping season would look pretty different for poorer shoppers than it would for wealthy shoppers. So we decided to test our … Continue reading Here’s How Christmas Looks Different for Rich and Poor

Why It Can Be Hard to Get a Refund (And What You Can Do About It)

If you’ve bought something in the last month from a major retailer, you’re probably due for a refund. That’s because an item you’ve bought has probably gone on sale for a lower price. As a result, under stores’ best price guarantee policies, you’re entitled to a refund for the discount you missed.  Most retailers tout their … Continue reading Why It Can Be Hard to Get a Refund (And What You Can Do About It)