inertia selling


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inertia selling

n
(Commerce) (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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The directive covers: Information given to con-sumers; Cancellation rights; Preventing hidden costs; Delivery of goods, and Inertia selling.
QSL is run from Market Harborough, Leics, by director Gordon Hosie, 54, and company secretary David Hosie and is notching up furious online complaints for its sales tactics, known as inertia selling.
In a move that smacks of inertia selling, Halifax says that certificates will be sent out automatically unless customers contact the bank to say they do not need them.