Ralph Binetti

Managing Broker

When to Repair and When to Replace

 Deciding whether to repair a broken product or replace it often feels like an expensive guess.

"Repairing broken items or keeping them going as long as possible isn't always the best way to save money," says Celia Kuperszmid-Lehrman, Deputy Content Editor of Home and Appliances for Consumer Reports. "Our report spells out how much repairs usually cost, brands that breakdown and those that don't and cheap fixes you can handle to save money."

Tips on How to Save

Consumer Reports surveyed 29,281 subscribers about their product experiences as part of its 2013 Online Annual Questionnaire. Here's what consumers need to know:

Source: Consumer Reports

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