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PremierLeague-News.Com - Advice Direct Scotland stressed that "if a deal sounds too good to be true then it probably is".

Uk news Black Friday shoppers warned over buying 'counterfeit' products in sales PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Advice Direct Scotland stressed that "if a deal sounds too good to be true then it probably is".

Uk news Black Friday shoppers warned over buying 'counterfeit' products in sales PremierLeague-News.Com
22 November 2022 - 12:31

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Scottish shoppers have been issued advice to avoid pending cash on counterfeit or sub-standard products in the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. This Friday will see retailers slash prices and offer one-time promotions to mark the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. Online sellers will take this one step further by extending deals to Cyber Monday on November 28. But experts at Advice Direct Scotland, which runs the national consumer advice service consumeradvice.scot, are urging Scots to be "savvy shoppers" in the sales. Read More Related Articles Martin Lewis shopper shares savvy Amazon hack to get £200 air fryer for just £70 Read More Related Articles Warning issued over 'two euro' scam in Spain as holidaymakers could be left with pennies The charity warned that opportunities for bargains brings a risk of people buying counterfeit or substandard products that may not be safe. Advice Direct Scotland also stressed that in many cases "if a deal sounds too good to be true then it probably is". To keep shoppers from wasting their cash, consumeradvice.scot has put a list of top tips for people to follow to avoid being caught out during the sale season. Here's what to know to make the most out of your shopping experience. The sales event marks the start of Christmas shopping season (Image: Mike Kemp/In Pictures via Getty Images) Top Trending Stories Today Martin Lewis washing machine advice Parent and child parking rules explained Clothes hack to stop 'musty' wash smell Person thinks mince pies contain meat Avoid the counterfeits – Counterfeit cosmetics and other products can pose health and safety issues and have a shorter lifespan than genuine goods from trusted retailers. Buying cheap can mean buying twice. Check the packaging or manufacturer information – Counterfeit goods will often come in different packaging to the genuine article. This may include spelling mistakes, a lack of safety marks and missing or vague manufacturer address information like postal or web addresses).

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. Consult with the manufacturer – When something is sold out online, there may be alternatives available elsewhere. Check with manufacturers and purchase goods from reputable suppliers and websites. This could save you time and allow proper recourse if things do go wrong. Top Health Stories Today Small 'push up' to help burn fat I'm a Celeb Chris Moyles 6st weight loss Eight symptoms of 'killer cancer' I'm a Celeb Sue Cleaver's weight loss Know your seller – Check where the purchase is coming from – your rights may differ if the retailer you are purchasing from is based outside of the UK or EU. Keep Calm and ‘Stay Savvy’ – Don’t get carried away with unnecessary or unaffordable purchases. Avoid purchasing if at all unsure – Don’t be rushed into a sale by the offer of lower prices and limited stock. Weigh up your options. If it sounds too good to be true – it probably is. While the sales extravaganza claims to offer the best deals for one day only, research has found that many retailers offer items for the same price or cheaper throughout the year. Shoppers can also take advantage of price matching products which could see them save money by "challenging" retailers. Don't miss the latest news from around Scotland and beyond. Sign up to our daily newsletter here. READ NEXT: Mrs Hinch fans share 6p oven hack to 'melt away' greasy glass stains Hair expert shares tips for a 'healthy scalp' and the 'only' time you should wash locks Mrs Hinch fans share easy clothes airer hack to keep 'musty' smell off washing

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