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Council cautions shoppers

Priya Chand
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

THE Consumer Council of Fiji is urging the public to shop wisely especially during the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Evan.

Chief executive officer Premila Kumar warned consumers to be careful when buying goods that were damaged in the floods.

"Although it is the right of the consumer to choose which products they buy, it is important that they purchase goods responsibly during this period as it would affect them," she said. Mrs Kumar said it was possible shops would try to sell goods damaged by the floods and rain at lower prices.

"On one hand, you may try to save money and buy the goods offered at lower prices," she said. "But in the long run, it may not be good enough."

She said the quality of the goods was more important. "Those consumers who have lost their belongings that were on hire purchase — in case of warranties — need to go back to the company and see what can be done."





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