Fairgoers attending this week’s Benton Franklin Fair & Rodeo in Kennewick may be headed to the fairgrounds for entertainment, contests and good deals at vendor booths, but the Better Business Bureau is reminding them to protect their personal information to avoid making risky, impulse purchases.
Some fair vendors may utilize high-pressure sales tactics to convince customers to buy on the spot. Others may lead consumers to believe they are receiving a major discount, but it’s important to take the time to research the deal, the BBB cautioned.
When attending a fair, the BBB advises:
Note that there are exceptions to the Federal Trade Commission’s “Cooling-Off Rule.” For example, the rule does not cover sales under $130 and made at temporary locations or arts/crafts sold at fairs or places like shopping malls, civic centers and schools.
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