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Consumer Reports WebWatch’s ‘Look Before You Click’ Campaign What We Got After Spending More Than $1,800

We logged on to some of the leading Internet auction sites and started bidding on items ranging from sunglasses to laptops. We rolled up a total tab of $1,823.81 at eBay, Overstock.com, uBid, and WeBidz. What follows are details of some of our more interesting encounters, as well as the lessons we learned.