Feature Articles 2014

29/08/2015 14:56:43 Conducting Real Estate Due Diligence

Lawyers play a critical role in conducting due diligence, which includes authenticating facts provided by the seller or the seller’s solicitor to ensure that his or her client gets exactly what they thought they were buying.

22/12/2014 10:49:47 “As is where is basis”

Often consumers come across advertisements on items being sold under ‘as is where is’ basis. But have you ever wondered what ‘as is where is’means? Does this give a red signal when you come across an item being sold under this term?

24/09/2014 11:38:41 Detecting a Tampered Weighing &Measuring Instrument

Use of weighing and measuring instruments is very important for effective functioning of any economy.It plays a vital role in protecting consumers from malpractice of underweight or under measured goods.

10/09/2014 11:35:36 Product Shrinkage – It’s not your imagination!

As price-conscious consumers, we aim to maximize the value of whatever products we're buying. It is indeed hard to imagine that a bar soap or washing soda you use daily actually loses weight while lying on the shelves in supermarkets.

02/06/2014 10:53:07 How to avoid car- buying regrets

Nothing beats the feeling you get when you climb into your newly purchased car and drive it home - from adjusting the seat and mirrors to loading your favorite set of music to make your ride more enjoyable – it is an incredible experience all new car lovers crave for.

14/04/2014 15:50:34 As is where is basis

Often consumers come across advertisements on items being sold under „as is where is‟ basis. But have you ever wondered what „as is where is‟means? Does this give a red signal when you come across an item being sold under this term?

14/04/2014 15:49:22 Complaints handling by vehicle dealers- Part VI

How would you feel if your newly-purchased vehicle starts giving you problems?

14/04/2014 15:48:00 Enjoy the Spirit of Christmas

It’s that time of the year once again when towns/cities will be bustling with shoppers moving around to check the ‘specials’, discounts and promotions which will be on offer - all in the spirit to celebrate Christmas.

14/04/2014 15:47:08 Go by the Rules- Part V

Do you make an effort to ask questions, inspect products, find out about warranty/guarantee and seek clarification before spending your hard earned cash?

14/04/2014 15:45:58 Warranty Terms with Second Hand Vehicles - Part IV

As you are aware, your mobile phones, laptops and the electronic goods in your homes come with specified warranty terms, so does the second hand vehicles you purchase from a local showroom from anywhere in the country.

14/04/2014 15:45:10 Buyers’ Guide - Part III

It is not every day that one invests in owning a vehicle. Thus, when one decides to secure one, he/she anticipates to get the best value for money.

14/04/2014 15:44:07 They say, looks can be deceiving - Part II

Day in and day out, many buyers of the second hand vehicles suffer at false or misleading information furnished to them by used-vehicle traders. This leads them to buy a vehicle, which may look new and has done low mileage.

14/04/2014 15:42:55 Second-hand vehicle – extent of deception - Part I

Owning a vehicle is a dream for many consumers. But, not everyone can afford a brand new one and so many settle for second-hand vehicles, which are widely available here.

14/04/2014 15:41:33 Make your voice count

Imagine a world without conscious and assertive consumers who don’t complain when transactions go wrong. In such situations, if consumers don’t raise their voices on their dissatisfaction with the shoddy goods or services, the trader will continue giving the same bad service.

14/04/2014 15:40:40 How real is your diamond?

Are diamonds really forever? Words seem less to describe the love consumers have for diamonds. One simply cannot get enough of diamond stones to adorn themselves at any occasion- be it a festival, engagement, wedding or birthday bash.

14/04/2014 15:39:34 Fiji's own Gold Testing Services

This is one time of the year when many consumers buy gold jewellery to mark the auspicious festival of lights, Diwali. There is also a rush to lay-buy fine gold jewellery to be gifted on special occasions such as child birth, birthdays, engagements or weddings.

14/04/2014 15:38:52 Keep a close watch

Breathe new life into your old or damaged jewellery – a grand idea but imagine giving your genuine diamond ring to a jeweller for resizing but the diamond gets removed. What you take back home is a substitute stone instead of that pretty little diamond!

14/04/2014 15:37:56 Know your responsibility

Fairness and honesty should be part and parcel of every business deals. This can be achieved if all parties engaged in the deal understand their responsibilities.

14/04/2014 15:32:15 Detecting a tampered measuring instrument

Use of measuring instruments is very important for effective functioning of any economy. It plays a vital role in protecting consumers from malpractice of underweight or under measured goods.

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