The Christmas season is now upon us, and persons are scrambling to shop for various products to complete their holiday shopping lists. As such, we anticipate that the inevitable interaction between consumer and merchant is steadily approaching that point of climax. It is therefore, absolutely important that consumers take the necessary precautions to limit or eliminate any issue which may arise from purchasing those items and services they so desire. Merchants should also take steps to ensure that they observe the rights of consumers. The Fair Trading Commission (FTC), in a bid to ensuring that consumers and merchants alike are informed, puts out this advisory to guide them in their interaction as buyers and suppliers.