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If a cashier forgets to charge me for something, do I have to remind them?

When you go to the store, they offer various things that they are willing to transfer to you in exchange for money. In the simple case, they offer you an apple in exchange for 50 cents. When you hand ...
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What is the threshold of suspicion for retail loss prevention to subject shoppers to various impositions

The security guard, acting for the (now former) owner of the property doesn't know the new ownership of the property and asks for evidence Bob now owns the property. The security guard is free to ask. ...
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Merchandise damaged prior to purchase

One analysis is in Bow Cycle & Motor Co. Ltd. v. Murray, 2006 ABPC 366, by Judge O'Ferrall (now Justice of the Court of Appeal of Alberta). The defendant sat on a motorcycle, positioned it fully ...
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Is it legal in England for unpasteurised dairy products to be sold in retail stores?

It’s legal The regulations provide limits on various bacteria. If the product is made from raw milk, the manufacturer must implement a testing regime for those bacteria. If it’s made from treated milk,...
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What is the source of the legal stigma to returning items to shops for refunds to different cards than were used to buy them?

what are the laws which are concerned with such a scenario, and do any of them stigmatise a consumer’s either inadvertently or deliberately frustrating these checks There are no laws that require ...
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What is the source of the legal stigma to returning items to shops for refunds to different cards than were used to buy them?

As mentioned in comments already, this is not a statutory requirement, but a policy associated with the use of payment cards. The policy may be that of the individual retailer, or it may be that of ...
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Is this bait-and-switch?

Maybe australia This violates several provisions of the Australian Consumer Law, but possibly not s35 on bait advertising. The primary breach is the overall catch-all prohibition in s18 prohibiting ...
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Merchandise damaged prior to purchase

There are no special laws here That is, the law is the same as if you broke anyone else’s stuff. Unless it isn’t - check your local statutes. If you did it intentionally then that’s criminal damage ...
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What makes a price tagged item on a shelf an invitation to treat, rather than an offer of sale?

switzerland This answer is mostly to point out that the situation isn't so obvious, and may greatly differ between jurisdictions. OR Art 7 specifies: 2 The sending of tariffs, price lists and the ...
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What makes a price tagged item on a shelf an invitation to treat, rather than an offer of sale?

See Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain v Boots Cash Chemists (Southern) Ltd. [1953] EWCA Civ 6 (05 February 1953). There were several sets of reasons in agreement, but I highlight the crux of the ...
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Could buying goods with the pre-formed intention of exercising one’s contractual right to change one’s mind to return/refund them attract legal stigma

People can contract on whatever terms they can agree on (Subject to legal restrictions which are not relevant here) If a store offers terms that allow the unconditional return of goods for some ...
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What is the legality of signing someone up for a subscription without their permission?

canada Unjust enrichment If there is no contract giving Netflix a right to the money, this is unjust enrichment. Unjust enrichment has three elements: (1) an enrichment; (2) a corresponding ...
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Is it legal to sell packaged food products with only American style nutrition facts on the label?

Sometimes What must be shown on UK food labels is detailed here. What must be shown in the USA is here. In many circumstances, the requirements are comparable, that is, a product labeled to the US ...
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Mistaken refund by corporate chain till computer system

Knowingly tricking someone into repaying more than you are due is fraud Fraud is defined generally very akin to the test new-york-state uses. There are 5 factors to determine Fraud (emphasis mine): ...
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