The European Consumer Centre (ECC) advises that if you are planning to buy your Christmas presents from a foreign on-line store you should act now. If you place your order as late as at the beginning of December, your presents may not make it in time for Christmas.
Throughout the past couple decades the European Consumer Centre has received messages from disappointed consumers whose Christmas has been ruined due to delayed arrival of presents. Presents that have been ordered from foreign on-line stores have sometimes not arrived until January.
“Christmas is an especially busy time for on-line stores. Companies are not always able to keep to the delivery times stated on their website. If you intend to buy presents from foreign on-line stores, place your order during November,” advises ECC Director Leena Lindström.
Be sure to note the following points when shopping at on-line stores:
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