Radio Rentals Face Class-Action Over ‘Rent Try $1 Buy’
Compensation firm Maurice Blackburn has launched a class action lawsuit against appliance giant Radio Rentals over their ‘Rent Try $1 Buy’ scheme.
The law firm claim that Radio Rentals “imposes on its disadvantaged customers onerous and unfair terms that avoid credit laws that prohibit overcharging”, forcing victims to pay up to seven times the retail cost of the rented item.
In a statement, Maurice Blackburn’s Ben Slade says that “here we have a national company that deals with vulnerable people promising them one thing but signing them up to another, at a much higher price than is reasonable.”
“Rent, Try $1 Buy is misleading when you delve into what’s involved. What we have found is that people are paying up to seven times the true retail costs for goods in the belief that the goods will always be theirs, yet the contracts do not give them that right.”
The law firm argues that if their case is successful, the outcome could affect up to 200,000 people and refund a total of $50 million. They say they’ll be conducting the case on a “no win no fee” basis and encourage those affected to participate as claimants with the firm.
“If Ms Simpson’s claims do not succeed, you will not be required to pay any money,” the firm says.
They encourage those interested to contact them via email at [email protected]