Archive for May, 2012

Gold Dealers….The Good and The Bad…This Weekend on The Consumer Team

Precious Metals....Buyer Beware!

This Saturday, June 2nd, The Consumer Team radio program will interview Jim Poe of Texas Retirement Specialists and John Clark of Royal Metals Group about the strategies to be successful in acquiring precious metals.  According to Consumer Team program host Pete Thomson, there are a number of issues that consumers need to be aware of when it comes to buying precious metals.  Thomson stated, “It’s like the wild west out there in the marketplace when it comes to precious metals.  There are some very good companies who treat consumers fairly.  And there are others that are overcharging for gold, particularly gold numismatic coins.”

The Consumer Team will talk about how to avoid the rip-offs as well as other strategies that will help people be successful in precious metals.  Other topics covered will be ways to safely store precious metals, the value of gold in uncertain economic times and the history of gold and precious metals.

Thomson added that both Jim Poe and John Clark are good examples of reputable companies.   Thomson added, “We thoroughly check out all of our sponsors before they’re accepted on The Consumer Team.  Putting our listeners together with companies they can trust is what The Consumer Team is all about.   In the areas of financial planning and precious metals you won’t find better people than Jim Poe at Texas Retirement Specialists and John Clark at Royal Metals Group.”

The Consumer Team is broadcast Saturdays from 2-4 PM on 570 KLIF Radio.  To listen live, go to  

The Consumer Team is produced by McQ Media and THI Productions, Dallas, Texas.

Website Design Can Be Cost Effective

Business owners regularly pay way too much for website design, according to Pete Thomson, host of The Consumer Team radio program.   This Saturday, Tom Burnett, President of DFW Web Design will appear on The Consumer Team to talk about how business owners can get a high quality website design for just several hundred dollars.   According to Thomson, “Prior to 2008, I regularly met business owners who had paid more than $30,000 for a website design.  And although the recession has naturally brought prices down to reality, there are still plenty of designers charging too much for basic designs.”

According to Thomson, Burnett and his company DFW Web Design offer high quality for a fair price.  Thomson added, “We built our Consumer Team site for under $1,000.   Adding features like video and eCommerce to a site does increase the cost, but not by the amount that many designers charge.”   Thomson added, “Tom and DFW Web Design make a profit but they don’t make all their profit from one customer.   Since he’s started back in the early 2000s, Tom has built over 300 websites for small business.”

The Consumer Team is heard Saturdays from 2-4PM (Central) on 570 KLIF Radio.   For more information and to listen live, go to    The Consumer Team is produced by McQ Media and THI Productions in Dallas, Texas.




Consumer Team Focus on Facebook Privacy Issues

A recent Consumer Magazine study has identified several significant privacy flaws within the popular social media website Facebook.   On Saturday, May 19th at 2PM on 570 KLIF Radio, The Consumer Team radio program will interview Jeff Fox, Technology Editor from Consumer Reports Magazine regarding the study.  According to Pete Thomson, host of The Consumer Team, “The Facebook privacy issues are a big deal.  Especially at risk are the millions of casual users who are sharing personal information online that can be seen by people both inside and outside their network of Facebook friends.  We believe the Consumer Magazine Facebook study is very important to the process of making Facebook safe and secure for all consumers.”

The Consumer Team is heard every Saturday, 2-4PM Central on 570 KLIF in Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas.   The program features consumer news and information including commentaries from Consumer Reports Magazine, New York.   Consumer Team also showcases ‘best in category’ businesses from the North Texas area.

For more information on The Consumer Team go to   The Consumer Team is produced by McQ Media in association with THI Productions, Dallas, Texas.



DuWest Foundation Repair Joins The Consumer Team

The Consumer Team with Pete Thomson welcomes Du-West Foundation Repair as a sponsor.   According to Consumer Team host Pete Thomson, the addition of Du-West Foundation Repair as a sponsor is significant achievement for The Consumer Team.   Thomson commented, “I met Jim Dutton who is the owner of Du-West Foundation Repair about 10 years ago.  I was about to spend about $30,000 to have repairs done to my foundation.  Jim came out to my home and told me that repairs weren’t necessary and that I just needed to adjust the watering schedule on my foundation.   Jim and Du-West Foundation Repair saved my family from a foundation repair scam that could have cost us dearly.   After that experience, I became passionate about several things in my life.   First, it gave me the motivation to start a consumer oriented radio show that would help listeners avoid rip offs like the one I almost fell prey to.    Secondly, I wanted to make the consumer radio program an environment where good, honest companies like Du-West Foundation Repair could grow.”

As a sponsor of The Consumer Team program on 570 KLIF Radio in Dallas-Ft. Worth, Dutton will be making regular appearances on the show to discuss proper foundation maintenance and repair.  Thomson added, “With Jim Dutton and Du-West Foundation Repair on The Consumer Team we will be able to shine a light on foundation repair scams like the one I almost got hooked by.  Saving our listeners from costly consumer rip offs is our goal on The Consumer Team.”

The Consumer Team is heard Saturdays at 2PM on 570 KLIF Radio.  For more information and to listen live online go to



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