E-Gov Sites Offer Suggestions for Holiday Shopping

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on November 23, 2006

E-government websites offer useful holiday shopping advice to consumers via the following:

  • FTC Consumer Alert – Holiday Shopping? How To Be On Guard When You’re Online
  • and Consumer Action Buying tips: “Before you head out to the mall or shop online for that perfect present, take a few moments to read these tips to help you have a less stressful holiday season.
    – Decide in advance exactly what you want and what you can
    afford.
    – Read sale ads carefully. Some may say “quantities
    limited,” “no rain checks,” or “not available at all
    stores.”
    – Don’t buy on impulse or under pressure. This includes
    donating to charity. Do your research.
    – Get a written copy of guarantees and warranties.
    – Get the seller’s refund, return and cancellation
    policies.”
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