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Dear Consumer Ed: Can a grocery store sell meat and other food without a date on it?
Dear Consumer Ed: I need to get some more contact lenses, but my vision has changed since my last eye exam. I’ve heard about online and remote exams and thought this could be a convenient way to get a prescription while minimizing my risk of exposure to Covid-19. Are these exams accurate and legitimate?
Dear Consumer Ed: I put a deposit down on summer camp for my kids six months ago. Now camp has been cancelled for health and safety reasons due to COVID-19, but they won’t give me a refund. What do I do?
Dear Consumer Ed: A year ago I overpaid an ambulance service and am having a hard time getting the overpayment returned. I have called several times, but nothing has happened. What can I do?
Dear Consumer Ed: Can grocery stores sell meat in vacuum-sealed plastic packages if the seal is broken? I’ve noticed several big name stores that will offer manager’s specials for such products, but I thought it was illegal to sell them if the vacuum seal is broken.
Dear Consumer Ed: I recently had my eyes examined by an optometrist, but in order to save money, I wanted to order my contact lenses from an online provider. When I asked the optometrist for the prescription, they told me they would only give it to me if I bought contacts from them.
Dear Consumer Ed: I am seeing advertisements for microblading. I’d love to have thicker-looking brows, but I am wondering if this procedure is legal and safe?
Dear Consumer Ed: I just had my eyes examined and my optometrist prescribed progressive lenses. The cost for the new glasses was $650.
Dear Consumer Ed: Last month I made an advance payment of $407 for a membership at a health club. I just received an email from the business stating they are closing down the location I joined and offering no refunds.
Dear Consumer Ed: I just received a call from a collection agency concerning an outstanding hospital bill I owe for $1,100. They said that if I pay within a week they’ll reduce the debt to $400. Do they have the ability to do that, or do I have to worry about another agency contacting me in th