Most current: 07/01/2011
The General Direction of Consumption of the Ministry of Health and Consumption considers that the period of sales is a good moment to make a consumption responsible and with criterion. The sales are a very good occasion to buy what is needed to a more advantageous price, but she|it always has to be made, healthy, sustainable and solidary, in a safe|sure way. The objective is to balance the needs with the budget itself|himself.
There is sale of sales when the products offer themselves in the same commercial establishment at a price inferior to the ordinary price of sale, on the occasion of change of station|season, seasonal end or renewal of stock. The sales can last between a minimum of a week and a maximum in two months. The General Direction of Consumption considers that the professionalism that has always characterized the traders of the Islands will give the consumers confidence to buy with calmness during this period.
As a general principle|beginning, the administration of Consumption advises to the citizens of the Balearic Islands that they avoid the consumerism and that, in that possible, the goods and public services intend that they have within its|his|her|their scope. Likewise, not to fall in unnecessary expenses that prejudice our pocket as well as the sustainability of the environment, other activities of leisure free can be enjoyed, without falling in the irresponsible consumerism.
To take out the maximum benefit to|in the sales and to make a consumption responsible, Consumption advises:
. People have to run away from the consumerism and buy what really is needed
. it Is advisable to plan the purchases, making a list, before going to the trades
. We have to be critics with the advertising and let|forget|leave to take away for the enganosos messages nor those that incite to the consumerism
. The products can not be acquired by the salesman|saleswoman especially for the sale in sales, have to be articles|items that they have been for sale with anteriority at a superior|upper price.
. The traders have to indicate clearly the former selling price and the humbled|reduced one, or it|he|she has to represent the normal price of sale and the percentage of the discount that will apply to the moment of the purchase.
. The selling prices have to appear in|on the shop windows as well as in the inside|inland of the trade.
. The advertisement|announcement of sales in sales, in general, has to affect at least at half of the products offered in the establishment. This, without harm that that of each article|item can be announced in particular that it|he has to be duly identified and differentiated from the rest|subtraction.
. The reduced products have to be differentiated from other types of sales at prices inferior to the usual ones, as|like the articles|items in liquidation, the balances|bargains or the special offers. Under no circumstances the products that are sold in sales can be "balances|bargains", that is, articles|items that show|present some flaw|tare or fault to|in the manufacture.
. The consumers have to request information in the trade about if changes or returns|refunds are accepted. There is not the duty on the part of the salesman|saleswoman to change the product if it|he|she is in perfect state, unless like this the salesman|saleswoman himself announces it.
. it Is important to preserve the vouchers of payment, labels and guarantees, to be able to use them in the case of have of making a claim.
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