It is the holiday season again, and many of us are turning to the Internet for gift shopping. On-line auction sites have become popular among Internet shoppers because they allow consumers to bid on and purchase hard-to-find or sentimental items without leaving the comfort of their home. However, there are pitfalls to on-line auctions. Before you are disappointed by the "perfect gift" that never arrives or the designer item that's a cheap imitation, do your homework. The following tips will help you in knowing how to shop the auctions and what to watch for this holiday season.
If you have any doubts about a seller, or think you may have been taken advantage of, contact my Bureau of Consumer Protection Hotline at 1-800-441-2555 or visit the Attorney General's website at www.attorneygeneral.gov.
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