Do you ever read the fine print before making a purchase?
August 11, 2007 7:28pm CST
Yesterday I was browsing our local paper and saw an ad for a local tax service that is offering a tax course. And, in the ad they practically promise that you will get a job with their company if they take the course. Well, there is the little asterisk that points to a tiny sentence at the bottom of the page where they tell you they can't guarantee a job if you take their very expensive tax course. And, I thought, how many people really read the fine print in those ads? I don't think it's fair to the shoppers who will be tricked into spending their money when big businesses use fine print to hide important details. Do you think it's fair? How often do you read fine print? Have you ever accidentally signed up for something or ended up paying more for services because you didn't read the fine print?
• United States
16 Aug 07
It is always important to read the fine print with offers such as this. Even coupon and rebate offers have the expiration dates in fine print. I think the fine print was invented as a way to get people to sign up for things they normally wouldn't. lol. A lot of important things can be uncovered in the fine print.