Black Friday’s Hottest Online Products and Sales Data

Consumers spent $4.45 billion online on Thanksgiving and Black Friday this year, and electronics and toys were tops in sales. The five best selling electronic products were Samsung 4KTVs, the Apple iPad Air 2, Microsoft's Xbox One, the Apple iPad … Continue reading

LowCards.com Weekly Credit Card Update–November 25, 2015

18 Most Popular Things Fraudsters Buy with Your Credit Card When you're scanning your credit card statement this holiday season, there are certain types of purchases you might want to keep an eye out for. In a sampling of nearly … Continue reading

LowCards.com Weekly Credit Card Update–October 30, 2015

Walmart Exec Predicts New Credit Card Chip Technology Will Cause Black Friday 'Anarchy' A Walmart executive is predicting "anarchy" this holiday shopping season due to new rules in place requiring retailers to accept chip-embedded credit cards from consumers. The exec … Continue reading

Anarchy Predicted by Walmart Exec Due to Chip Credit Cards

At the Money 20/20 payments conference, Walmart payments executive John Drechny warned that the new rules requiring retailers to accept chip-embedded credit cards will cause confusion and longer lines on Black Friday and throughout the holidays. Drechny questions the timing of the new … Continue reading

LowCards.com Weekly Credit Card Update–November 27, 2013

'Rachel' Robocallers Reach Settlement with the FTC Two more people and four companies have agreed to settle charges in the "Rachel robocall" scheme, according to the Federal Trade Commission. The Rachel scam, which used other names as well, called people, … Continue reading

Online Holiday Spending Up 14 Percent to Record $42 Billion

Consumers in the United States spent a record $42.3 billion online during the past holiday season according to data released by comScore. This was a 14 percent increase in online sales from 2011 when consumers spent $37.2 billion. Holiday shopping … Continue reading

Strong Cyber Monday Sales Expected

An estimated 129.2 million shoppers say they will head to retailers' websites today, up from 122.8 million who shopped last year, according to a Shop.org survey. This follows record levels of online spending over the Black Friday weekend. Special promotions will … Continue reading

Is It Smart To Open A Store Credit Card On Black Friday?

Black Friday has become known for terrific sales to kick off the holiday shopping season. If you visit some stores this Black Friday, a store clerk will likely ask you, "Would you like to save X% by opening a credit card account?" Typically, stores offer … Continue reading