Ohio AG offers consumer tips for Black Friday shopping

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) –

Attorney General Mike DeWine is offering Ohio consumers some tips ahead of the busiest shopping weekend of the year.   
   
– Sellers set their own return policies, including “no returns” – but they must clearly inform customers of the policy before a purchase is completed.
    
– Ads for holiday sales should clearly disclose important exclusions or limitations, such as limited quantities, restricted sale hours and “no rain checks.”
    
– Most gift cards must last at least five years, but fees can vary. Cards that can be redeemed more broadly may depreciate in value quicker than those tied to a single store
    
– Paying with a credit card usually offers greater protection, such as limits on your responsibility for unauthorized charges and the ability to dispute charges.

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