If you’re planning on buying a new gaming console or PC, you may want to think twice before you get started.
In Australia, the government recently introduced a new rule to protect the interests of children and families who want to buy a new console or laptop.
Under the new rules, the manufacturer will not be allowed to include a price tag on the box of the game console or computer.
This means that if you buy a gaming system that costs $600, you will not have to pay the full $600 upfront and will not even have to make any cash down the line.
If you want to keep your games, you can also get the same protection from the manufacturer if you want.
The new rule means that a manufacturer can only include a manufacturer’s logo on the back of the console or gaming system, not on the front or sides of the packaging.
The Government said the rule was an effective way to help protect Australian children from being misled about the cost of consoles and PCs.
“This is another step to help ensure the interests and safety of Australian children are protected,” Communications Minister Amy Adams said.
“It’s important to remember that children are very good at detecting the value of things, they can also tell if it’s a good deal.”
If you have any questions about the rules, you should contact your local Consumer Affairs office.