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Introduction

This guide will highlight consumer resources at Vancouver Public Library and beyond to help you become better informed regarding consumer buying skills and consumer protection.

 

Recommended Resources

Buying a Home in British Columbia: A Consumer Protection Guide
Call Number: 333.338 B992b2
Publication Date: 2009
This practical guide to help consumers make informed decisions about their home purchases in British Columbia is published by The Homeowner Protection Office, a branch of BC Housing. Available in print or as a downloadable PDF through the library catalogue.

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Clark Howard's Living Large in Lean times: 250+ Ways to Buy Smarter, Spend Smarter, and Save Money - Howard, Clark
Call Number: 332.024 H84c
Publication Date: 2011
Consumer advocate and popular US talk radio host Clark Howard provides numerous tips for getting the most mileage out of your dollars.

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The Con: How Scams Work, Why You're Vulnerable, and How to Protect Yourself - James Munton; Jelita McLeod
Call Number: 364.163 M97c
Publication Date: 2011
Provides a clear idea of what scams look and sound like and teaches simple strategies to reduce personal risk.

Consumer Law Wikibook
Call Number: 339.4207 C7586p 2014
Publication Date: 2014
describes some of the most common consumer problems faced by British Columbians and and helps you deal with them.

Consumer Reports Canada [magazine]
Call Number: 647.105 C75c [Magazine]
Monthly publication of independent reviews and ratings of consumer products and services covering cars, electronics, appliances, and more. Their in-house laboratory conducts rigorous tests for safety and functionality of products.

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Fight Back: 81 Ways to Help You Save Money and Protect Yourself From Corporate Trickery - Ellen Roseman
Call Number: 332.024 R81f
Publication Date: 2013
Toronto Star columnist gives advice on dealing with banks and car dealers, improving your credit, buying and renovating a home, fighting online fraud and more.

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Lemon-aid New and Used Cars and Trucks - Phil Edmonston
Call Number: 629.205 E24Ln
Essential Canadian guide for buying a car.

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The Better World Shopping Guide - Ellis Jones
Call Number: 640.73 J76b3
Publication Date: 2015
Comprehensive guide for socially and environmentally responsible consumers. Ratings for a wide variety of products.

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