sellers warning issued to Burnham-On-Sea residents
Trading Standards officers have this week warned residents in
the Burnham-On-Sea area to think twice before
buying goods and services from 'doorstep sellers'.
comes after reports of goods, such as chainsaws and power tools,
being sold door-to door have recently been received by Somerset
are concerns over the safety of these products and the lack of
the sellers contact details," explained a spokesman.
seller sometimes explains to the consumer that the goods are from
bankrupt stock. Although these goods may seem to be reasonably
priced, should there be a problem with them, consumers will have
issues obtaining any redress."
Standards advice for dealing with door-to-door sales people is
to consider several points. Firstly, who are you buying from?
Always ask for an identity card and look up the organisation
to check the salespersons identity is genuine."
do they have paperwork? Think twice before you buy and if you
are made to feel under pressure to make a purchase, have the confidence
to say no. Trust your instinct, if its too good to be true
it probably is."
talk to someone you trust for a second opinion. If you spend more
than £35 with a trader on the doorstep, you usually have
seven days in which to cancel."
who has further information or complaints about door step sellers
in the area can contact the Citizens Advice consumer service on
08454 04 05 06. This is the first point of contact for any consumer
complaints requiring investigation by trading standards officers.