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Consumer Reports Magazine

December 2012
December 2012

Cover Story

10 top electronics products
Standouts for performance and innovation


Get the best electronics deals
Where to buy and how to bargain for the lowest price

Lab Tests

Most and least reliable gas furnaces
Today’s higher-efficiency models are more reliable and can save you money


2013 Nissan Altima review

Up Front

The buzz on energy-drink caffeine
Caffeine levels per serving for the 27 products we checked ranged from 6 milligrams to 242 milligrams per serving

CR Money

Resist the extended-warranty pitch
You almost never need to buy this type of coverage
How much should you tip this holiday season?
Housecleaners are most likely to get a tip, trash collectors least likely


From our president: Cause and effect

Selling It
A monthly selection of goofs, glitches, and gotchas

The December 2012 issue of Consumer Reports provides the latest ratings and reviews plus rigorous reporting on issues that impact consumers. Consumer Reports is one of the most trusted sources for information and advice on consumer products and services, with more than 7 million paying members.
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