making a purchase:
brands and shop around. Ask for word-of-mouth recommendations and look for
formal product comparison reports.
stores. Look for a store with a good reputation and plan ahead to take
advantage of sales. Find out if the company is reputable.
- Check for any extra charges, such as delivery fees,
installation and service charges.
is advisable to have the delivery date specified in writing.
- Read warranties/guarantees to understand what you must
do and what the manufacturer must do if you have a problem. Make sure that a
guarantee ruling does exist should the supplier or shop go bankrupt. If not,
do not make any payments.
contract terms carefully. Make sure all blank spaces are filled in before you
the sales person to explain the store's return or exchange policy.
assume an item is a bargain just because it is advertised as