It can be fun to do some shopping while abroad. The selection of goods on offer might be better than at home and some products might also be cheaper. Therefore it is good to know that consumers are in most cases protected by the same rules no matter where within the EU they chose to do their shopping. The disadvantage of shopping abroad is perhaps mainly that in case of a defective product it is a bit more difficult to go back to the store in Spain than it might be going to the corner store at home in order to complain. But this is where the ECC-Net steps in, assisting consumers when things go wrong.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 18:26
A relatively small amount of fake products and copies are sold here in Iceland, but when going on holiday it is quite common that shopaholic tourists get offers to purchase incredibly cheap jewellery, leather goods or cosmetics. You can even get a large bottle of perfume for less than 10% of its price in duty free stores.