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Educational Consumer Tips

Contracts

Author: Better Business Bureau
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As with any business transaction, be sure to read all agreements, guarantees, and instructions before signing. Do not be pressured into signing anything before you are ready and you understand all terms and conditions. Make sure all verbal promises and conditions are put in writing and that the contract is dated.

Be wary of vaguely worded provisions, exclusions or limitations, which could pose a problem later. Never sign a contract with sections left blank. You may also wish to have your legal counselor review the contract before signing. If you sign the contract at your home or any other location other than the company's permanent place of business, you may have the option to cancel the contract. This must be done in writing within 3 business days after the contract is signed. Sundays & federal holidays are not considered business days.