9. European Consumer Centre
If you are buying something from outside the UK but inside the EU, the European Consumer Centre could save you a fortune. Funded by the EU and trading standards, ukecc.net offers advice about your shoppping rights – which at a European level are surprisingly robust. For instance, a ruined holiday could be repaid under the Package Holiday Directive and, if you don’t like an online delivery, you can ask for a refund within seven days under the Distance Selling Directive.