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Ways to shop  

There are many ways you can shop, including by:

  • mail
  • telephone
  • television
  • the internet
  • mobile phone.

The selling methods above are also known as direct marketing. All traders are required to abide by consumer laws without exception. However, there are limits to what the law can do when you purchase goods from all over the world. The law can only offer you limited consumer protection in a global shopping environment.

The goods you buy must, as a minimum standard:

  • be of acceptable quality, this means they will be safe, durable and free from defects
  • match any description or sample.

Information on a range of topics can be found on the following pages:

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