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Consumer Reports Magazine | September

Published: September 2014
September 2014

Cover story

The Dangers of Painkillers: A Special Report Every year, Percocet, Vicodin, and other opioids kill 17,000 Americans and acetaminophen sends 80,000 people to the ER

Features

The best ways to sell your stuff How to make the most money with garage sales, auctions, consignment shops, and eBay
Ultra HD TVs: Best picture yet 10 things you need to know before you spend a bundle on one
When customer service becomes self-service Whether you’re banking or buying groceries, companies are moving toward a do-it-yourself approach. Here’s how to survive and thrive.
Your guide to end-of-summer sales season Consumer Reports shows you where the deals are for appliances, cars, electronics, and much more

Cars

Audi A3, Maserati Ghibli, and Mercedes-Benz S550 reviews These new luxury models expand your choices
How your car's black box is tracking you You’re trading personal information for safety and convenience
Updated Buick Regal and Volvo S60 challenge the class leaders These new sports sedans prove surprising—in a good way

Up Front

Why 2014 is better than 1978 Over the last three decades, products have gotten safer and shoppers wiser. Call it the Age of the Empowered Consumer.

CR Money

Pros and cons of mobile check deposit Mobile banking is convenient, but your funds could be delayed

Departments

From our president: Farewell
Selling It Goofs, glitches, and gotchas spotted by our readers
Viewpoint: Abusive banking practices on college campuses This page highlights efforts by Consumers Union to improve the marketplace

The September 2014 issue of Consumer Reports provides recommendations, expert buying advice, and Ratings on hundreds of consumer products. Consumer Reports is one of the most trusted sources for information and advice on consumer products and services, with more than 7 million print and online subscribers. It conducts the most comprehensive testing programs of any U.S. publication or website, and the company's experts have decades of experience in testing and reporting.

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