listed 8 factors you should consider while buying presents, Christmas decorations, or any other product that will help you in making your holidays unforgettable. Penzcentrum listed the items with the help of the Hungarian Authority for Consumer Protection. Here are the 8 most important things you should remember in order to make your holidays as stress-free as possible.

#1. Avoid places where buying products can be risky
Electronics, for example Christmas lights can be a risky choice, and you should avoid buying games and very valuable presents at Christmas market sas well. You will not find the sellers after Christmas, and you probably won’t be able to make a complaint or request a refund for the product you have purchased at a too good price.

#2. CE sign
If there is no CE sign on the product, do not buy it. This marking guarantees that the product had been under all the necessary quality assurance tests, says

#3. Make a comparison
Take some time before going for your Christmas shopping spree and compare the prices of the products you want to buy. You will not be able to make a complaint after you have purchased something at an unfair price, be familiar with as many offers as you can, and you won’t regret paying for the presents.

#4. Sales
Pay attention when buying products on sale, they might not be cheaper than usual. It might happen that products sold separately cost just as much as they would when packed together.

#5. Check the prize at the cashiers
When paying for goods, penzcentrum suggests that you should check if the amount you leave at the cashier is the same that was indicated in the seller’s flyer. If the price differs from the one that has been advertised, stand up for your rights. If there are more prices marked on one product, we should always pay the lowest one. Do not forget that guarantees and refunds must apply to reduced price items as well, so sellers should not turn down complaints due to reduced prices.

#6. What to do when a problem occurs while shopping?
If a something problematic happens at a store while shopping, and the seller does not respond to your problem on the spot, the case must be reported and you should write in the ” Vásárlók Könyve” (translates to Costumers’ Book). The manager must respond to your written complaint within 30 days.

#7. Take the receipt
You should always take the receipt and the documents verifying the guarantee of the purchased product, as in cases of complaint against quality, you will have to certify that the services have been paid for.

#8. Buying goods on the internet
You should only buy gifts from websites that provide sufficent information about their products. Be sure that the site gives all the necessary information about the enterprise itself, and the terms of services and delivery.

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translated by Laura Kocsis


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