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Before Buying

Knowledge can help you sort through the claims and promises made by sellers to entice you to buy. Knowing some of the potential pitfalls of different ways of purchasing consumer items can help you decide the method you want to use to make your purchase and what you can do to protect yourself before you buy.

Advertising

Advertising is the way that companies persuade us to buy their products or services. Knowing about some common advertising ploys and what is considered to be an unfair advertising practice can help.

Private Sales

Extra caution is required when buying goods from a private individual because these types of sellers are not covered by laws that protect consumers from unfair practices.

Shopping Online

Shopping online offers benefits such as a wide selection of merchandise to choose from, but there are also potential pitfalls. Knowing what these are can help you avoid them.

Gift Cards

Gift cards can seem like the perfect solution for that hard to buy for person. However before choosing one it is important to understand both the benefits of and the possible issues with gift cards.

Door-to-Door Sales

When someone knocks on your door and tries to sell you something you do not always have time to consider the purchase and it can be hard to say no. For these reasons the law provides special protections when you are making a purchase at your door.

Pre-Arranged Funerals

Consumers who choose to pre-pay some or all of the costs of funeral services or burial plots have certain protections and cancellation rights.

PLEA can provide you with information to help you understand many legal matters you, a family member or friend may be facing.

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About PLEA

PLEA gratefully acknowledges our primary core funder the Law Foundation of Saskatchewan for their continuing and generous support of our organization.