Pissed Consumer analyzed 2013 trends in consumer complaints dealing with Father's Day gifts. This data was used to prepare tips for shoppers to help them avoid similar problems this year.
New York (PRWEB) June 09, 2014
U.S. consumer advocacy and customer complaints website, Pissed Consumer, analyzed 2013 trends in consumer complaints dealing with Father's Day gifts. This data was used to prepare tips for shoppers to help them avoid similar problems this year.
"Pissed Consumer has already begun receiving complaints about presents bought for Father's Day," said Joanna Simpson of PissedConsumer.com. "Common complaints around this time last year involved everything from non-delivery of gifts to faulty electronics. Fortunately, there are some things customers can do to protect themselves."
To help shoppers avoid these common Father's Day gift-giving troubles, Pissed Consumer offers the following tips:
- To avoid missed deliveries: Pad order times by an extra week over any estimated delivery timeframes around holidays. This gives gifts more time to arrive if retailers face delays.
- To deal with faulty items: Make sure to get gift receipts and don't purchase gifts so far in advance that refund periods expire before the recipient can test a gift. This way, at least they have the option to exchange a damaged item.
- To avoid problems with restaurant dining: Buyers can opt for gift cards to their fathers' favorite restaurants rather than taking them out on Father's Day. This avoids problems resulting from hectic holiday crowds. Another option is to choose a restaurant where a reservation can be made, avoiding long wait times.
- To avoid poor quality customized gifts: Before ordering customized gifts such as "best dad" trophies, read reviews about the manufacturer online to get a feel for past quality issues. Choose providers only if comfortable with their reputation after reading those reviews.
- To avoid problems with service-oriented gifts such as gym memberships: Check reviews specific to the gift recipient's location. More general company reviews might not reflect the local provider's services well. Also choose service-oriented gifts only if you know a recipient will have an interest in using them, be able to work it into their schedule, and will not face the burden of additional costs.
To view some of the most recent complaints related to Father's Day shopping, browse reviews by specific keywords.
PissedConsumer.com is a premier consumer advocacy group, featuring consumer reviews and complaints in a social networking environment. The company uses online tools to publicize reviews and complaints filed by consumers on the Internet. In addition, the website offers a set of free tools necessary to bring customer disputes to a fast and successful resolution, including a consumer complaint letter generator and collection of consumer tips and advice in the site’s consumer advocacy section.
For more information about PissedConsumer.com or these tips on how shoppers can protect themselves when buying Father's Day gifts, please visit PissedConsumer.com or contact Joanna Simpson at 262-674-6466.
Joanna Simpson, Media Relations
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