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§6-27-9  Retail Sales – Refunds. –

Published: 2015

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Commercial Law – General Regulatory Provisions


Truth in Lending and Retail Selling

SECTION 6-27-9

   § 6-27-9  Retail sales – Refunds.


(a) Except where a customer has been clearly informed by either a poster or

other appropriate notice placed at the point of display or at the cash register

or at the store entrance that all sales are final and that the merchandise is

not returnable, wherever a customer who has paid cash for an item, and who has

in his or her possession a sales slip or other evidence that he or she has

purchased the item in a retail outlet, returns the item, unused, within ten

(10) business days from the date of purchase, he or she shall be entitled to a

refund in the same manner as paid in an amount equivalent to that paid at the

time of sale.

   (b) This section shall not apply to the sale of books,

magazines, or any publications; food; perishable items; merchandise that is

substantially custom-made or custom-finished; items for internal consumption;

items sold "as is"; or any items presently prohibited for refund, return, or

exchange by a retailer by federal or state law or any rule or regulation

promulgated by any state agency.

   (c) Any person, corporation, or entity, refusing or

neglecting to post in accordance with subsection (a), shall be deemed guilty of

a misdemeanor for each violation and shall be punished by a fine of not less

than five hundred dollars ($500) or more than one thousand dollars ($1,000).

History of Section.

(P.L. 1975, ch. 180, § 1; P.L. 1980, ch. 281, § 1; P.L. 1994, ch.

174, § 1; P.L. 1994, ch. 299, § 1; P.L. 1995, ch. 177, § 1; P.L.

2004, ch. 299, § 1; P.L. 2014, ch. 528, § 17.)