Search
  9911 Seminole Blvd. Seminole, FL 33772       Ph. 727-397-5563   View TBN's FREE e-Edition today!  
Click here to learn more
Pinellas County Facebook Twitter
Consumer protection offers shopping tips
Article published on
  Print E-Mail
 
CLEARWATER - It’s the busiest shopping time of the year and consumers need to be prepared. Pinellas County Office of Consumer Protection offers the following tips:

Ready, set, shop

• Use comparison shopping apps and take advantage of online sales.

• Whether shopping in-store or online, only deal with reputable sellers. Check out a seller’s reviews, complaint history and overall ratings before purchasing.

• Read all of the terms and conditions before making a purchase. Print and save all records.

Exchanges and refunds

• Stores establish their own refund or exchange policies. Consumers should find out what each store’s policy is before making purchases. If no refund/exchange policy is offered, then it must be posted at the point of sale.

• Stores may require a receipt, be sure to ask for a gift receipt. Be aware that some retailers charge a restocking fee on returns.

Don’t get scammed

• Scammers and thieves are not shopping for gifts. Be sure to keep tabs on debit and credit cards and cover the keypad when entering a PIN.

• Don’t give out personal information, unless it is known how the information will be used.

For more consumer tips call 464-6200 or email consumer@pinellascounty.org

A video about these and other services may be viewed at youtu.be/nCGFzK1MvwY.
Article published on
Copyright © Tampa Bay Newspapers: All rights reserved.
Printable Version E-mail article
NuSmile
Community Focus Online
Featured Print Advertisers
Florida Center for Back & Neck Pain
Dr. Greg Hollstrom
11444 Seminole Blvd.
Largo
(727) 393-6100

Web site        View Ad
:)
Donna's Cleaning Angels
(727) 942-8289
Web site        View Ad
:)
Flooring America
9012 Seminole Blvd., Seminole
(727) 397-5509
100 Patricia Ave., Dunedin
(727) 733-1356

Web site        View Ad
:)
NuSmile Dental
13611 Park Blvd., Suite G
Seminole
(727) 475-7866

Web site        View Ad
:)
Law Office of Stephen C. Whalen, P.A.
1968 Bayshore Blvd., Dunedin
(727) 726-0439
(727) 409-7347(Cell)

Web site        View Ad
:)
Oakhurst & East Bay Medical
13020 Park Blvd., Seminole
(727) 393-3404
3800 East Bay Dr., Largo
(727) 539-0505

Web site        View Ad
:)
Casino Over Under

Web site        View Ad
:)
Bell Hearing Instruments, Inc.
801 West Bay Dr., Suite 405, Largo (727) 585-2675
Factory Location
700 Stevens Ave., Oldsmar (813) 814-2355

Web site        View Ad
:)
Tarpon Springs Recreation Division
Sunset Beach Concert
Red House Road, 8/6 @ 7 p.m.
(727) 942-5628

Web site        View Ad
:)
Custom Couture of Tarpon Springs
208 East Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs
(727) 238-7194

Web site        View Ad
:)
Tarpon Springs Merchants Association

Hippie Fest
Saturday, Aug. 15 @ 5-10 p.m.

Web site        View Ad
:)
Abbey Carpet & Floor of Largo
13120 66th St. N.
Largo
(727) 524-1445

Web site        View Ad
:)
Tampa Bay Newspapers
Online Advertising
For information, e-mail
webmaster@tbnweekly.com
:)
Online Services Directory
MEDICAL DIRECTORY   ONLINE DINING GUIDE
MEDICAL DIRECTORY ONLINE DINING GUIDE
AUTOMOTIVE GUIDE REAL ESTATE GUIDE
AUTOMOTIVE GUIDE REAL ESTATE GUIDE
Tampa Bay Newspapers
9911 Seminole Blvd.,
Seminole, FL 33772
Phone: (727) 397-5563
Fax: (727) 397-5900
Submit News