The Office of Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment issued the following cheap earrings release:
Consumerline and nidirect have teamed up to answer consumers' questions about their rights, when returning unwanted or faulty Christmas presents.
Consumerline, part of Trading Standards Service, in the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, will hold a one hour session on the NIDirect website next Thursday, 14 January, to answer individual queries.
If people want to know their rights in relation to a specific situation then they can email nidirect before 12 January. Consumerline expert, Stephen Thompson, will post a response on the website, on Thursday, 14 January, at 2:30 pm.
Stephen Thompson said: "There are robust protections in place to support consumers, but it is important that more people are aware of their rights.
"Knowledgeable consumers are cheap jewelry more likely to get a fair deal, save money and get the right result when unsatisfied with their purchases. This is especially important during the current economic climate, when every penny counts."
Names, email addresses and any other personal details from enquirers will not be published and they will not be used for any other purpose. The responses will remain on nidirect for four weeks.
Some possible scenarios:
you've been given a gift which you want to return but you have no receipt
you've been given an expensive present which is faulty
you want to know what you're entitled to when you want to return a gift which is now on sale at a lower price
you've received a present which is the wrong size
you've been given a broken present which you want replaced, but you've only been offered repairs
you've bought something online that doesn't match its description
you've bought something online cheap key rings is second hand or faulty and want to know who is liable for the postage and packaging
you ordered an item online which didn't arrive in time for Christmas.