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small print

matter in a contract, etc., printed in small type, esp when considered to be a trap for the unwary
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But they are not a scam if they deliver the product promised as they details the extra charges - albeit in hard-to-find small print, so it is difficult to get a refund.
1 Referring to Diagram I, join 2 cream small print A's, 1 red texture A, 1 dark green texture B and 1 cream small print C as shown to make unit 1.
A study by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) showed that a majority of people find it difficult to read the small print in TV ads, which can contain important qualifying terms and conditions to an offer.
The one outstanding difference is that whereas the courtiers and advisers had to depend on their ingenuity, the bankers can invariably fall back on the small print, against which there is no anti-dote.
"I was only made aware of this when a parking warden stuck a penalty notice ticket on mine and other cars because we hadn't read the very small print on the black sign behind."
First, the small print means that if you are subscribed to Plan 1299, Globe has already given your money's worth by delivering 2.56 percent of your contracted speed of 10 mbps.
There is a lot that's wrong with car hire - in 2015, the Competitions and Markets Authority told companies across Europe to clean up their act with transparent pricing, less small print, stop shock extras such as [euro]500 for a scratch under a wheel arch, and taking money without your permission and without evidence of you causing the damage or its real cost.
The European Consumers Centres Network can be helpful provided there is evidence of a breach of contract, rather than small print extras.
The problem was, and is, that the figures around these PFI deals are so big, the detail of the payback so complex, the acronyms - PFI, PPP, NPD - so confusing, that too many of us gave up the ghost and signed without reading the small print.
His cut in tax credits was camouflaged by announcing a new living wage of PS9 a hour - but the small print said that would not be until the end of the decade.
Newly added to their product range are brochures in small print runs.

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