The Better Business Bureau is warning shoppers to be savvy when they’re hunting for holiday gifts.
The BBB of the Coastal Carolinas created a holiday shopping guide with suggestions to help people make smart money decisions while shopping for the holidays and giving donations.
“‘Tis the season to go shopping,” said BBB Coastal Carolinas President and CEO John D’Ambrosio. “There are all kinds of things that could go wrong if consumers are not careful. This is the time of year when a lot of scammers come out.”
D’Ambrosio’s number-one suggestion for protecting shoppers: shop locally.
“It’s just smarter business to do business locally,” he said. “I think it’s a great idea to shop local whenever you can. Because the people that you shop with at that point in time are the people that you see in town, you see in the restaurants you go to. You see them in church.” [Read more…]