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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.
Collins Dictionary of Business, 3rd ed. © 2002, 2005 C Pass, B Lowes, A Pendleton, L Chadwick, D O’Reilly and M Afferson
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The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 state that where a consumer receives unsolicited goods they are treated as an unconditional gift.
The regulations also state that it is unlawful for the recipient to be required to pay for unsolicited goods.
They are now investigating the BarbaraKelly firm to see whether an offence has been committed under the Unsolicited Goods and Services Act 1971.
They are now investigating the Barbara Kelly firm to see whether an offence has been committed under the Unsolicited Goods and Services Act 1971.
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.
Trading Standards say: "Unsolicited goods like this should be treated as an unconditional gift.
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.
The Ontario Act prohibits an action from being brought against a person for payment of unsolicited goods even if they have been used, misused, lost, damaged, or stolen.
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.
The senders of the catalogue could now be prosecuted under the Unsolicited Goods and Services Act 1971.

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