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Consumer Affairs
Updated 14 January 2009

ABTolls Comparative Long Distance Rates
Independent comparison of competitive long distance telephone rates

Annual Credit Report
This site allows you to request a free credit report once per year from each of the three nationwide credit reporting companies (Equifax, Experian and TransUnion).

Bankrate - Mortgage Rates, CDs, Home Equity
Comparative interest rates for mortgages and home equity loans, CDs, savings and checking deposits, auto and student loans, credit cards and money market accounts

Budget Fashionista
A women’s fashion site with product reviews, shopping guides, cost savings advice, and much more.

Technical product reviews, news and videos.

Consumer Action
The official Consumer Action website of the Federal Citizen Information Center.

Consumer Federation of America
A consumer advocacy, research, education, and service organization.

Consumer Guides and Protection
A US Government site offering a broad range of consumer publications and services, arranged by alphabetical listing of topics.

Consumer Price Index (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
The official Consumer Price Index of the US Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Consumer Product Safety Commission
Product recalls, product safety standards and reports, home hazard warnings, and much more from the CPSC.

Consumer Reports
The leading independent nonprofit source of consumer product information, Consumer Reports is available by subscription. The Haysville Community Library subscribes. If you need access to a report that is available only for subscribers, ask your librarian for assistance.

Consumer Product Safety Commission Publications
Numerous free and low-cost publications available form the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Consumer Scams & Frauds (Federal Citizen Information Center)
Dozens upon dozens of free and low-cost consumer publications available from the Federal Citizen Information Center.

Consumer Search
Consumer reviews of a wide range of products and services from a New York Times subsidiary.

Consumer World
A weekly newsletter with much useful consumer information.

Consumers Union
The website of the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports.

Direct Marketers Association – Consumer Assistance
Remove yourself from junk mail, telemarketing and email lists.

Disaster Assistance (Federal Emergency Management Administration
The federal government website allowing application for disaster recovery assistance.


Edmund’s Car Buying Guide
Market value pricing for new and used cars, auto reviews and ratings.

Energy Calculators & Software
A number of calculators and software tools from the Department of Energy designed to help you evaluate your energy use and to decide whether energy efficient products or renewable energy are right for you.

Epinions Product Reviews
Product and service reviews submitted by individual consumers.

Federal Citizen Information Center

Fuel Economy (US EPA)
Auto fuel economy ratings and related information from the US Environmental Protection Agency.

Kansas Consumer – Filing A Complaint
The Kansas Attorney General Consumer Protection Division’s consumer complaint website.

Kansas Consumer Publications
Consumer publications from the Kansas Attorney General Consumer Protection Division.

Kansas No-Call List
Kansas Attorney General website for enforcement of the Kansas No-Call Act, prohibiting businesses from calling unwilling consumers to sell a product or service.

Kelley Blue Book (Auto Prices)
Market prices for new and used cars, auto news and reviews, and information on auto loans and insurance.

National Consumers League
The National Consumers League, the nation's oldest consumer organization, is a private, nonprofit advocacy group representing consumers on marketplace and workplace issues, seeking to "protect and promote social and economic justice for consumers and workers in the United States and abroad."

Old House Web
Home repair, remodeling & improvement.

An independent online comparison shopping tool for hundreds of branded products from credit cards and loans to mobile phones.

A central Federal clearinghouse for information concerning the recall of consumer products, automobiles, food, drugs, cosmetics and other regulated items.

Retrevo Product Manuals for Consumer Electronics
A guide to consumer electronics operating manuals for tens of thousands of products and other allied information.

TV Converter Box Coupon Program
A federal program which offers every consumer two free $40 coupons good for the converter boxes needed to keep receiving television signals on an an older analog television after the February 17, 2009 transition to digital television.

Understanding Your Telephone Bill
A discussion of the charges (and the reasons for them) listed on your telephone bill, from the Federal Communications Commission.

USDA Food & Nutrition Service
The US Department of Agriculture’s Food & Nutrition Service.

USDA Food Safety & Inspection
The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety & Inspection Service.

US Food & Drug Administration

Wichita Area Better Business Bureau

See also: Consumer Affairs - Coupons