The Municipal Consumer Information Office offers a series of practical advice to users and consumers regarding Christmas shopping under the slogan "Year 2020, an exceptional Christmas", as has become customary at this time of year . In these difficult times due to the pandemic, values ??such as those represented by Christmas can help us cope with the effort required to get ahead amid so much difficulty.
The friendship and solidarity that emerge on these dates are more necessary than ever so that, while celebrating the many reasons that modern society provides us, not forgetting those most in need. In addition to our personal disposition, we try to do an extra to decorate these dates with gifts to give a joy to family and friends.
The offer is huge and seductive, behind it a whole network of labor relations, raw materials, transport, etc.
with inevitable consequences for the environment, health and the family economy. As the party is not at odds with responsibility and to increase the value of our Christmas purchases, we remember a series of tips such as that we can enjoy Christmas without having to mortgage our future income by adjusting the purchases to the available budget; And you have to spend some time planning, comparing, making shopping lists, etc.
to make your money profitable and not waste precious time going around unnecessary. Likewise, it is a good option to advance purchases and make them at times and days when there are no crowds, and be careful with "installment purchases" or with means of payment (credit cards, transfers banks, etc tera), which conceal the committed expense. In principle, the possibility of acquiring local products or for sale in local shops must also be valued, it will always have added value for the development of the municipality and to enforce guarantees or claims. If you choose to buy through the internet, do so on secure sites and choose also secure payment methods: it is convenient to check that "https" appears at the beginning of the address bar, in this way we will be facing a connection Secure and keep proof of purchases such as advertising brochures, estimates, printing of website ads, tickets and invoices. It is preferable to buy in establishments adhered to the Consumer Arbitration System supposes an additional guarantee taking into account possible claims, and in our purchase decision we can take into account acquiring products made by groups that pursue social inclusion or that are They are marketed according to the criteria of "Fair Trade".
You can also purchase items to deliver them to entities that work to alleviate the hardships of those most in need.