Economy November 25, 2016 | 9:10 am

Buyers flock to stores as watchdog agency goes on the prowl

Santo Domingo.- LED big screen TV s, inverter ACs and smartphonesare among the most sought after items in shops across the country, as DominicanRepublic consumers have irreversibly caught Black Friday fever.

To be the first to get discounts as high as 80%,bargain hunters got ready early Friday, which marks the start of Christmasshopping the day after Thanksgiving, an event no longer exclusive to the US.

Watchdog

This year also marks the start of an aggressivecampaign by the Consumer Protection Agency (ProConsumidor), sending dozens ofinspectors to the streets to prevent stores from scamming buyers with fake offersand bogus products.

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