You know that you should really educate yourself about your consumer rights – but it all sounds like a lot of hard work doesn’t it?
The Commerce Commission has developed a series of fun-to-watch animations aimed at helping you understand some of the big consumer and credit issues, and have a bit of a laugh at the same time.
The series, called It’s all good
, follows Herman (a solo dad with a soft spot for big-ticket consumer products), Aunty (“one of Manukau’s sharpest legal operators”) and Marcus (a financial high-achiever with a heart).
In the first episodes Herman decides to get a loan to buy a high definition flat screen TV – conveniently forgetting that he’s already servicing several other loans, and oblivious to how much it’s all going to cost him.
Accompanying the series is a handy summary of key information
that you need to know if you’re thinking of taking out a loan or buying stuff on credit, plus a list of organisations that can help
if you need it.
If this whets your appetite for learning about your rights and obligations in a consumer credit contract, visit the Commerce Commission website
But for now - click
, watch, enjoy and enlighten yourself.