inertia selling

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inertia selling

(in Britain) the illegal practice of sending unrequested goods to householders followed by a bill for the price of the goods if they do not return them
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However, if members of the public receive unsolicited goods they are entitled to regard them as unconditional gifts.
And remember - you are allowed to treat all unsolicited goods and services as a gift.
Dave Holland, Cardiff trading standards manager, said: ``In some circumstances demands for money for unsolicited goods or services can be an offence, as can the misdescription of services so as to mislead the customer.
Paul Roman, of Weoley Park Road, Birmingham, pleaded guilty to five offences under the Trade Descriptions Act and a further two offences under the Unsolicited Goods and Services Act.
"Tell the firm if they do send further pairs you will treat them as unsolicited goods, which become the consumer's property if not collected within 28 days."
Officers say consumer protection regulations brought in last year cover demands for payment for unsolicited goods. It is now illegal to demand payment.
Many carry articles about readers' sex lives and you could fall foul of the Unsolicited Goods and Services Act 1971.
The ACCC also alleges that Artorios Ink asserted a right to payment for unsolicited goods.
Surely they have no right to automatically debit accounts for unsolicited goods?
ANGRY consumers have inundated a Warwickshire advice line after receiving a letter demanding payment for unsolicited goods.
It is a criminal offence to demand money for unsolicited goods. The penalty is doubled if there is a threat of legal proceedings.
Then you can tell them to get stuffed if they threaten you, and you can threaten them, as it can be a criminal offence for them to demand payment for unsolicited goods.
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