Category: Consumer bulletins

Even on Boxing Day, a deposit is a commitment to buy

| Consumer bulletins

Boxing Day vehicle ads might have you rushing to put down a deposit to snag a deal, but do you know there is “no cooling off” period in Alberta? This means if you make a deposit for a vehicle, unless it is specified as a refundable deposit, you have just committed to buy that vehicle.

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Don’t let the curber steal your holidays

| Consumer bulletins

The holiday season is upon us and some of us may be looking to get a deal on a vehicle for ourselves or as a gift for someone else. More and more people are looking online to not only research available vehicles, but also to buy it outright without seeing the vehicle in person first.

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The AMVIC website has a new look

| Consumer bulletins

AMVIC has refreshed its website with a new look and layout based on website usability research. Explore the updated website, discover how to file a complaint and sign up for our mailing list. New look, same useful information Amvic.org remains a useful tool to learn about the consumer protection laws that help you while you

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What you need to know when your lease ends

| Consumer bulletins

You’ve leased a vehicle and the contract is coming to an end. Do you know what your options and obligations are at the end of the contract? Keep these points in mind to prevent any surprises. Is it an open-end lease or a closed-end lease? Review the contract to understand what type of lease you

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What to look for in social media advertisements

| Consumer bulletins

You might be scrolling on your feed when you see an ad for a car. However, the ad is just a post from one of your followers, who works at a dealership and is encouraging people to test drive a vehicle. Does this even count as an advertisement? In Alberta, the Consumer Protection Act (CPA)

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