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Wall Street Journal Podcast: Safe and Smart Online Shopping

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I mentioned the other day that I participated in an interview for a Wall Street Journal podcast, the Tech News Briefing E-Report. This service is seemingly accessible only to paid Wall Street Journal subscribers only1, but the RSS feed and the podcasts within are open to the public.

To listen to the podcast episode containing my interview, either subscribe to the podcast RSS feed and look for the item entitled, “The company that published TV Guide is being acquired…” or use this direct link to the audio [mp3]. Here are the time stamps relevant to the interview.

06:07 E-Report introduction
06:47 Checking security before using your credit card online
08:48 Shopping online with familiar offline retailer vs. online-only retailer
10:26 Shopping online with debit cards
12:12 Shopping online with PayPal
12:54 Offline retailers offering discounts when using store credit cards

Most of what I talk about is basic information about shopping online, but some of my comments about store credit cards may be controversial amongst people who give financial advice.

1 Update: Doobie has provided the link for the Wall Street Journal podcasts, accessible to everyone, including non-subscribers.

Updated February 6, 2012 and originally published December 8, 2007. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.

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Luke Landes is the founder of Consumerism Commentary. He has been blogging and writing for the internet since 1995 and has been building online communities since 1991. Find out more about Luke Landes and follow him on Twitter. View all articles by .

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avatar Doobie

Very nice. The guy who’s interviewing you blows chunks though. ;)

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avatar Doobie

oh, btw, the podcasts are available to the public, but not at that link. Try http://online.wsj.com/public/page/podcast.html?mod=topnav_0_0002_public or just simply go to wsj.com, mouse over “multimedia & online extras” and choose “podcasts”.

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Doob: Thanks for the clarification!

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