Submission Number: 563691-00031
Received: 2/28/2013 6:41:25 PM
Commenter: Rochelle Mezzano
Agency: Federal Trade Commission
Initiative: 16 CFR Part 429; Rule Concerning Cooling-Off Period For Sales Made At Homes Or At Certain Other Locations; FTC File No. P087109
Attachments: No Attachments
Do not raise the limit above $25.00. Given the current state of the economy, and the volume of scams, consumers need protection even more. Additionally, since complaints are only investigated on a 'class action' basis, consumers really don't have a voice. Raising the limit wouldn't help the consumer; it helps the person wanting to sell something for $99.95 and get away without having to honor a refund policy.
I recently purchased a sewing machine while on a cruise ship from a Janome Dealer based in Ocala, Florida. He was away from his permanent place of business and didn't pay customs, taxes, or honor the Federal Cooling Off Rule. What recourse does one person have? That would be what this group should be talking about. How to help the one person who needs it. Help one person, it will stop from happening to hundreds. Stop the epidemic.