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Smart shopping with Casey and Reece – AUSLAN version


Hello, I’m Casey…. And I’m Reece. we’re here to talk to you about your rights when you buy something. We all have rights and our rights look after us and protect us. The law gives us these rights. We have rights even before you decide to buy things. The right to look around for the same item in other shops. The right to look around for the same item in other shops The right to ask the person you are buying from lots of questions. The right to ask the person you are buying from lots of questions. and the right to take your time in deciding what you want to buy. The right to take your time in deciding what you want to buy. Remembering these rights is called being a smart shopper. smart shopper. Do you know that we also have rights after we buy things and something goes wrong? These rights are called ‘consumer rights’. Consumer rights. Sometimes we buy things and they don’t work. My brand new toaster! *Toaster explodes *Cat screeches Well… I am taking that back to the shop. Really? Yes, if something goes wrong you have the right to have it fixed. The right to get a brand new one the same. Or the right to get your money back. Repair. Replace. Refund. Do you have to do anything special ? Yes, when you buy things, the seller has to give you a receipt. If they don’t give you one you have the right to ask for it. A receipt is a piece of paper that shows where you bought something and how much you paid. Exactly, and if something goes wrong you can take the item back to the shop with the receipt or something else that shows you bought it there and show them. I bought this here and it’s not working. I’m sorry about that. If you have the receipt I’ll give you a refund or replace your toaster with a new one right now. It’s your choice. I’d like a replacement toaster please. Here you are. Thank you. If you need help with buying things or returning things do you know who to ask? Ask someone you trust to help you, like a family member, friend, or another person in your support network. That’s right. Remembering all these things will make you a smart shopper. SFX: Toast “popping” But sometimes people will try to sell you things you don’t even want. So we have to remember other rights. Like the right to say “NO” and the right to say “I will think about it”. Because some people might even come to your door to sell you something you do not want. And you have the right to say “NO” or to say, “I will think about it.” Yes. You even have the right to ask them to leave. SFX: Doorbell.
SFX: Vacuum stopping Hi! I’m here to sell you this fantastic new vacuum cleaner! Sorry. I’m not interested in a new vacuum cleaner, um, please leave. Come on – let me in – I think you DO need this new vacuum cleaner! My answer is no. There is another way someone might try to sell you something you do not need. The telephone! *Phone rings Hello? Hello! Have I got a deal for you! We are selling discount TV sets! I am sorry, I don’t need a TV. My answer is no thank you. I have the right to be a smart shopper. I have the right to shop around. I have the right to ask the seller a lot of questions. I have the right to take my time in deciding what to buy. I have the right to a REPAIR, REPLACEMENT, or REFUND if something is wrong or doesn’t work. I have the right to say no. And I have the right to ask someone I trust for help. It’s a lot to remember. Yes but you can watch this again or ask someone you trust about it any time. I’ve learned a lot today. Well done Reece, and well done you! That’s the end. Let’s go shopping! Okay – as long as it’s smart shopping! Right! If you’re not sure about something, find out what your rights are. For more information about your rights, contact your local consumer protection agency, speak to your support networks or speak to someone you trust.

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