Best buying advice

It is important that you take some common sense precautions when buying goods or services. Below are some guidelines that will help you stay safe:-

Meet people

Deal with people locally, who you can meet in person.

Payment

Do not pay in advance for goods.

Beware

Beware if the goods are cheaper than normal or if the seller is pressing you to buy quickly.

Bank draft

Use a bank draft for large amounts. It’s safer, more acceptable than a cheque and much lighter than a sack full of pound coins!

Proof

Always get a signed proof of purchase.

Contact

If the seller has a mobile number, also ask for the home phone number and address, so that you can contact them if there is a problem with the product. If possible, try to phone the seller on their landline number BEFORE you part with your hard earned cash.

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