What to do if I recently purchased a vacuum cleaner but the company had me sign a contract that was incorrectly written?

They contacted me telling me to either sign another contract or they will come a take my machine? Am I liable for the merchandise even though they messed up the paperwork?

Asked on October 23, 2014 under Business Law, California

Answers:

MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

This is a unilateral mistake. If the contract favored you and they made a mistake in a way that you thought this was the contract you intended to sign, they have to eat the cost and they cannot take the vacuum.  Contact the FTC and your local city or county or state attorney to file a fraud claim if the company persists. 


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