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inertia selling

the practice of attempting to sell goods by sending them to people who have not requested them in the hope that the recipients will keep and pay for these goods. See UNSOLICITED GOODS AND SERVICES ACT.
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The regulations also state that it is unlawful for the recipient to be required to pay for unsolicited goods.
A council spokeswoman said: ``It's an offence under the Unsolicited Goods and Services Act 1971 for a person to demand payment for goods that have not been specifically requested by another trader.
The company was prosecuted by Warwickshire Trading Standards under section 24 of the Unsolicited Goods Act for sending goods which it should have reasonably known were unsolicited.
In Ontario, the Ontario Consumer Protection Act defines unsolicited goods to mean personal property furnished to a person who did not request the goods.
Many carry articles about readers' sex lives and you could fall foul of the Unsolicited Goods and Services Act 1971.
The plaintiff, Ena Aguirre, alleged that GoodTimes violated California law by sending her unsolicited goods and services, and billing her debit card for the unordered merchandise.
The Federal Court also found that Artorios Ink asserted a right to payment for unsolicited goods, by sending demands for payments for ink cartridges which the small businesses had never agreed to purchase.
It is an offence to demand payment for unsolicited goods or services and also to threaten consumers to try to obtain payment.
Mr Bell said the address was previously used by a firm which sent unsolicited goods to firms, then requested payment to an address in Canada.
Richard England, Lyndsey Wallace and Madeline Buckler then allegedly encouraged SHAC members to bombard them with unsolicited goods, pornography, telephone calls and 'threatening' letters.
The senders of the catalogue could now be prosecuted under the Unsolicited Goods and Services Act 1971.
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.