Consumer Affairs officer warns shoppers against impulse-buying and spending to impress others on social media

Joanne Peters, the Press Information Officer for the Prices and Consumer Affairs Division, says that impulse-buying has become a big problem among consumers.

Accordingly, Peters is warning against this type of shopping, especially during these difficult financial times.

She says consumers should become more prudent and not purchase items to showcase on social media, which is what is being done.

With the prices on everything going up, consumers may want to think twice about changing their spending habits and about what they consume, Peters advises.