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Home Living : January 11th 2011
2 HLC - HOME LIVING: CENTRAL, Tuesday, January 11, 2011 Do your homework HOMELIVING Christmas shopping is over but shops are still ringing in specials and shoppers keen on grabbing the best deals. Take heed, warns Fair Trading Minister Virginia Judge, who is urging shoppers to keep their receipts and do their homework to avoid new year problems. She said some consumers believed they were automatically entitled to a refund if they changed their mind about a product after buying it. ''Legally, refunds are only available if the goods are faulty or defective, different to the sample shown or described in advertising, or not fit for the purpose intended,'' she said. ''Many retailers offer refund conditions above and beyond their legal requirements as a gesture of goodwill, however they are by no means obligated to do so. ''These policies help maintain customer loyalty, however some smaller retailers can't afford to be quite as generous.'' Ms Judge said consumers should always check with the trader about the specific conditions of their refund policy before buying an item. ''People can avoid costly mistakes by thinking about what they want a product to do. ''Research the product's features and shop around to compare quality and price,'' she said. ''If you've found the same item for a cheaper price at a different store or you no longer want the goods after purchasing them, that doesn't guarantee a refund.'' Ms Judge said it was illegal for a trader to display signs such as 'no refunds' or 'no refund after seven days' or 'exchange, repair or store credit only'. ''Consumers can also sometimes get it wrong. However the fact remains that well-informed consumers have a far better chance of a positive outcome,'' the minister said. ''The most important lesson to remember is always keep your receipts. Without a receipt it is difficult to prove when or from whom the item was purchased and this limits your chance of receiving a refund,'' Ms Judge said. 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