Feature Article 2018

31/12/2018 09:51:31 Faulty mobile phones

Towards the end of the year many consumers will look to take advantage of deals being offered by companies that retail mobile phones.

31/12/2018 09:27:10 Increasing rents still illegal

The extension of the Rent Freeze Order to December 31, 2019 should keep landlords away from nonsensically increasing rents and ensure that residential tenants are not forced to pay increased rent in 2019.

28/09/2018 11:32:38 Unauthorised motor vehicle dealers

Buying a car is an investment.

28/09/2018 11:27:39 Consumers to exercise responsibilities

It’s a situation that many Fijians are familiar with.

10/09/2018 12:04:43 Wedding photography

Photography is an art form. A medium that many people use to capture memories and ensure that they remain timeless.And in recent years, the rise in the number of local professional photographers has given Fijians the opportunity to capture their special occasions in stills and video.

10/09/2018 11:59:42 Dynamic Currency Conversion

When expatriates or tourists visit a foreign country and seek to make a financial transaction they usually gravitate towards a bank they are familiar with.For many it would be natural to assume that the services they are accustomed to would be replicated across all branches in foreign countries.

10/09/2018 11:56:57 Repairs on self-import vehicles

CONSUMERS bring self-import vehicles into the country for many reasons. Considerations on price as well as preference for a certain vehicle models are often at the heart of the decisions to self-import.However, consumers may not be aware that there are certain limitations to purchasing a self-import vehicle. One of these limitations is that once a vehicle is exported, the manufacturer’s warranty becomes null and void.

10/09/2018 11:53:53 Sub standard eggs placing consumers at risk

EGGS are a popular source of protein in Fiji.Due to its popularity at meal times, eggs are strictly regulated under the Food Safety Act 2003 to ensure that they meet certain standards and also to ensure that they are safe for consumption.

10/09/2018 11:41:00 Exercise caution when purchasing mobile phones

In a quickly advancing digital world, mobile phones are fast becoming a necessity for all. There are myriad of functions that can be performed using mobile phones. In a modern world they now play an integral role in consumers’ day to day living.

10/09/2018 11:36:45 Beware of cheap goods with no warranty

Electronic goods and household items have over the years made family lives a whole lot easier in managing their household routines. Many consumers, to have a better life, have heavily invested in goods such as washing machines, cooking stoves, electrical kettles, refrigerators, solar system and so much more.

10/09/2018 11:29:59 Fraudulent transactions

Fraudulent transactions in the exchange of goods and services rob consumers of substantial amounts of money and time, causing unnecessary hassle and hardship.

10/09/2018 11:26:05 Misleading hire purchase agreements

The large number of traders offering products on Hire Purchase (HP) has allowed many consumers the chance to own goods they would otherwise have had to save up for. This convenient means of purchasing items has been utilized by many consumers.

10/09/2018 11:21:27 Security service making consumers insecure

Hiring a security company to guard a home or premises is something that consumers do to give themselves peace of mind. In a perfect world, crime would be non-existent. There would be no need for these services, however, the reality is that these companies provide a much needed service keeping homes and people safe from potential criminals. These companies charge high fees.

10/09/2018 11:09:35 New provision for specific tax offences

As consumers, we contemplate about the taxes levied on our groceries, bills, the service we use, salary etc. But what about the taxes you would not always find appended on to the end of your receipts or taxes that you did not know existed?

10/09/2018 10:54:27 Modify warranty policies

When consumers pay more for warranty on their products, they place their faith in traders to be able to fix a fault when required.A warranty is a promise, often made by a manufacturer, to stand behind its product or to fix certain defects or malfunctions over a certain period of time.

10/09/2018 10:36:17 Newly installed parking meters

Finding a proper parking space in central business districts and localities around towns and cities can be stressful.

21/06/2018 09:41:19 Optometrists’ responsibility to consumers

Eye health and vision are important for general health and independence as we age. For many consumers, problems with either long or short sightedness are unfortunate issues that they have to deal with.

15/06/2018 14:24:50 Do Not Ignore Default Notices

The purchase of property is not something that individuals enter into lightly. There are many factors that consumers consider when purchasing a home

15/06/2018 14:21:24 Consumers affected by delay in goods delivery

When consumers purchase goods from traders or engage service providers, they do so because they have a need for that product or service.

15/06/2018 14:13:01 Firms urged to keep proper consumer records

Consumers often engage the services of a lawyer to act on their behalf to avoid legal risks and facilitate investments such as buying a property.

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