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Explain the responsibilities of a consumer.

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Some of the responsibilities of a consumer are enumerated below:

1. Cautiousness: The consumer must be cautious before purchasing any product or service. S/he must insist on getting full information on quality, quantity, price, etc.

2. Exercise her/his rights: Consumers must be aware of their rights and should exercise them whenever required.

3. Filing complaints: The consumer if faces unfair trade practices must file a complaint against the fraudulent shopkeeper. Even if the loss is not a significant one, it should not be ignored and must be reported.

4. Quality: The consumer should check for quality certification by ISI, Agmark, FPO, etc.

5. Ask for receipts: For any purchase, small or big, a consumer must always insist on a cash memo or receipt as this acts a proof if there is any defect in the product purchased.

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