Your Money: May 31, 1999

WEB WARS Attention, e-shoppers: Online stores are now doing silly things to attract your business, including, it seems, selling dollar bills for 50[cents]. Last week Amazon.com upped its discounts on best sellers (hardcover and paperback), from about 30% to 50% off list price, a money-losing move that rivals Barnesandnoble.com and Borders.com quickly matched. Meanwhile, Shopping.com has introduced a 125% satisfaction guarantee, and Onsale.com and Outpost.com are offering free shipping.

NO CHARGES If you have a gripe with American Express, don't expect to make your case in court. Starting next month, the...

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