Legal Question in Consumer Law in Virginia

buyer's remorse

Is there either a State (Virginia) or Federal law that allows consumers to return items sold in their own homes for a full refund? e.g., door-to-door sales.

Asked on 4/16/08, 7:31 pm

2 Answers from Attorneys

Ruth Emily Kochard Ruth Emily Kochard, Counselor at Law

Re: buyer's remorse

Both federal and state law permit consumers three days to cancel a home solicitation contract that is in excess of $25.00.

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Answered on 4/17/08, 7:50 am
Michael E. Hendrickson Attorney & Counsellor at Law

Re: buyer's remorse

Yes, Va. Code Sec. 59.1-21.3, known as the Virginia Home Solicitation Sales Act gives a remorseful buyer three business days after the purchase date to cancel the sale of merchandise or services sold to him in his home or by way of his home telephone.

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Answered on 4/16/08, 8:58 pm


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