Commerce Commission Media Release
Mobile trader Bestdeals 4 You Limited (Bestdeals) has been fined $47,250 in the Auckland District Court for failing to disclose key consumer information about its credit contracts and layby sales agreements.
It is one of 11 mobile traders, often referred to as truck shops, prosecuted by the Commission as part of its strategy to improve industry-wide compliance with consumer protection laws.
Bestdeals pleaded guilty to 19 charges under the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003 (CCCFA) and the Fair Trading Act 1986 (FTA). Using a catalogue, it sells door-to-door in Auckland, Whangarei and Hastings under the name Easylayby. It also operates a physical store in South Auckland called Super Mobile which offers layby sales.
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