World Consumer Rights Day- March 15
Trade has existed since the dawn of human history. Already in the earliest times there was barter between people. For the fruits and vegetables you would grow in your land, you could buy wheat or skins for clothes. The problem was the difficulty in determining the value of the goods, the difficulty in finding buyers and sellers with suitable goods and the quarrels that would appear if goods were not good. Think you would have to go with Capricorn on your hands and walk around with him all day in the market until you would find him a buyer, who holds the goods you need. And what would happen if you found out at home that the tomatoes, for example, that you received were rotten?
The ancient consumer world was a very frustrating world and you needed a lot of luck in it.
Since then trade has evolved and today it is based on innovative technologies. Most of the purchases we make are documented on a computer and it is almost always possible to locate the seller from whom you bought if there is a problem.
Even trade in the modern period was not always simple and many disagreements arose between sellers and buyers, which often ended in front of a judge or by violence.
On March 15, 1962, US President John F. Kennedy delivered a speech on consumer rights that led to the creation of the Consumer Rights Act. Later, consumer rights activist Anwar Pazal, proposed holding the "World Consumer Rights Day" scheduled for March 15. It started in 1983 and since then every year consumer organizations mark this day as the promotion of the basic rights of consumers.
Consumer Rights Day is an annual event of celebration and solidarity within the international consumer movement. We are all familiar with the problems consumers face. To whom did it not happen that he received defective goods, that the sellers made price mistakes, that merchants made promises about products that were not fulfilled? This day concerns each and every one of us who wants to buy safely and get fair value for money.
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