ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - We salute our dads on Sunday, June 17th. With just over 70-million fathers across the country, the Better Buiness Bureau wants to make sure the gifts you buy don't come with a scam attached.
Here are some of the BBB's tips:
Gift Cards and Certificates: Check the terms and conditions of any gift card or certificate prior to purchase to ensure that the expiration date and any other conditions won't be problematic.
Electronics: don't remove it from it's box, Many electronics stores require the original packaging in order to process returns or exchanges.
Recreational Rentals: If you're interested in renting recreational equipment, be sure that you get a written contract that includes details such as the base rental cost, daily fees, insurance and time restrictions. Also, inspect it carefully.
Guides, Tours and Classes: Fishing, sightseeing, skydiving and golf lessons are a fun way to celebrate and spend time with Dad. However, it's important to get details about these classes and adventures in writing and in advance of the trip. Be sure to clarify all of the factors listed below:
· Are reservations required and if so, by when?
· What are the total costs and features?
· What services and equipment are included?
· Are taxes or any other charges added?
· Are there any restrictions or special time requirements?
· Are there any cancellation or refund penalties or policies?