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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OFT chairman John Vickers said, 'Inertia selling of credit can have damaging consequences for consumers.
Under the heading of aggressive practices, the Commission cites attitudes that will be banned, such as creating the impression that the consumer cannot leave the premises until the contract is signed or the payment made, making persistent and unwanted solicitations by telephone, fax, e-mail or other remote media and demanding payment for products supplied by the trader, but which were not solicited by the consumer (inertia selling).
The new law will ban 'inertia selling' - the practice of attempting to push consumers into buying a service they have not sought by sending unsolicited financial products and charging the recipient for them.