Bargain hunters beware: online deals can come with unanticipated conditions

Published: 30 November 2023

Scouring for holiday gifts at bargain prices is a savvy way to cut costs, but the allure of Black Friday deals sometimes masks potential pitfalls. In an article for BNN Bloomberg, Associate Professor Vivek Astvansh emphasizes the need for caution among bargain hunters to ensure they're fully informed about any unforeseen conditions. Notably, substantial items like mattresses may lack return options at local stores, and dealing with customer service from third-party sellers on popular e-commerce platforms, often located overseas, can prove challenging. Astvansh recommends a meticulous review of the fine print and advocates steering clear of 'buy now, pay later' plans to avoid unnecessary debt.


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