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  407.710.  Agreement of sale, required statement, exception. — 1.  In a home solicitation sale, unless the buyer requests the seller to provide goods or services without delay in an emergency, the seller must present to the buyer and obtain his signature to a written agreement or offer to purchase which designates as the date of the transaction the date on which the buyer actually signs and contains a statement of the buyer's rights which complies with subsection 2.

  2.  The statement must

  (1)  Contain in 10-point boldface type the following information and statements;


Date of transaction must be filled in at time of sale by seller




; and

If this agreement was solicited at your residence and you do not want the goods or services, you may cancel, without further obligation, this agreement by mailing a notice to the seller at the address as shown below, within 3 business days following the above date.  You shall return the goods to seller in substantially the same condition as when you obtained them.  Seller will then cancel all contracts and negotiable instruments executed by you and return any property given by you to seller within 10 days from date of transaction.  If seller does not pick up the purchased goods within 20 days from date of your cancellation, you may retain or dispose of the goods without any further obligation.  The notice must be mailed to: (______) Name and mailing address of seller must be filled in at time of sale.

  (2)  A home solicitation sales contract which contains the notice of cancellation forms and content provided in the Federal Trade Commission's trade regulation rule providing a cooling-off period for door-to-door sales shall be deemed as complying with the requirements of subsection 2 herein so long as the Federal Trade Commission language provides at least equal information to the consumer concerning his right to cancel as is required by sections 407.700 to 407.720.

  3.  Until the seller has complied with this section the buyer may cancel the home solicitation sale by notifying the seller in any manner and by any means of his intention to cancel.


(L. 1973 H.B. 61 & 367 § 3)

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