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Consumer Safety - Purchasing

Consumer Safety - General purchasing advice
  • Know your rights regarding the Consumer Guarantees Act and Fair Trading Act.
      • The Consumer Guarantees Act gives you rights when making purchases including: door to door sales, buying online and unsolicited goods. 
      • The Fair Trading Act prohibits misleading and deceptive conduct, false representation and unfair practices. It covers advertising and selling of goods and services. It does not cover private sales. 
      • For more information contact Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Compare similar products or services and obtain comparative quotes.
  • Do not allow yourself to be ‘talked into’ purchasing unwanted or unnecessary services or products.
  • As a consumer you do have ‘a choice’. Your custom is valuable and you can take it elsewhere if you are not satisfied.
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