Buying Goods and Services. Unit 8. Consumer Choices. Generic vs Brand name? Why? When?. Buying Goods and Services. Consumer – person who selects, purchases, uses, and disposes of goods and services No one has unlimited funds Must BUDGET Must decide what, where, and when to buy.
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Prices change throughout the year
Shorts – Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter ?
A/C - Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter ?
Holidays, Special Events
Beginning or End of Season
Read Consumer Publications
Shop At Sales
Use Shopping Lists
Resist Pressure and Gimmicks
Read Labels and Warranties
What are your rights as a consumer?
What do you do if your new MP3 player doesn’t work?
“If all else fails, read the instructions.”
Responsibility To Be Informed
Responsibility To Choose Carefully
Responsibility To Use Products Safely
Responsibility To Speak Out
Responsibility To Seek A Remedy
Responsibility To Learn Consumer Skills
Consumer Advocates – groups and individuals who work to protect, inform, and defend consumers
Available to help if you don’t get the results you want
What might you see featured on a TV news program?
All of these are illegal thanks to
Consumer Protection Laws