Many Oregonians stood in long lines and braved the unruly crowds to try and get great Holiday deals. Most big box stores advertised great deals on specific items. These deals are designed to lure people into the store where they will most likely purchase more than just the advertised item.
However, some stores will advertise amazing prices on an item and when you get to the store they claim they are out of the item. This may be a violation of Oregon Law. ORS 646.608 prohibits stores from advertising goods “with the intent not to supply reasonably expectabile public demand, unless the advertisement discloses a limitation on quality.”
Why is this important? A consumer that is a victim of this violation of the law may be entitled to either the item’s purchase price or $200.00 which ever is greater. Additionally, some Oregon Lawyers, such as Jeremiah Ross at Ross Law LLC may take these cases on a contingency basis. Their fees may be paid by the store that ripped you off.
However, people need to remember they need to be able to prove these violations. Cell phone pictures of empty shelves and screen shots of on-line advertisements can be great evidence of the violation. Notes regarding who informed you there are not any items left and a description of that employee can be useful to prove these types of violations.
If you think you may have been a victim of a store’s unlawful trade practices then contact an Oregon Attorney. Call Jeremiah Ross at Ross Law LLC at 503.224.1658 to schedule your free phone consultation. This post is for informational purposes only. Do not solely rely on this post you should contact an Attorney to discuss your options. Also, this post does not create an Attorney Client relationship.