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THE RECORD - August 15, 1984- Questions people ask -- Boise Better Business Bureau Office by Ken Thornberg Q: I received a postcard in the mail from U.S. Travel of Scottsdale, Arizona, promising me a free vacation to Disneywod&apos;sEpcot Center. Is this for real or gto-be-true? A: This is the 5th company name to solicit in Idaho for the same product and except for a few minor word changes, reads exactly the same. The offer does not meet our standards of busins practice due to misleading and deceptive advertising. In other words, you do not receive something for in the offer and not rear what it sounds like youget. Q: I had a , business service my refrigerator and when it still did not perform as it should, I just stopped payment on my check. Now they say they are going to sue me ff I don't make the check good. Can they do that? A: Stopping yment on a check is not a wise practice and from legal opinions given to this office, is usually con- sidered an illegal act, liable for suit. You would have to consult an attorney for a complete legal opinion, however. But, ask yourself these questions first: did you give the service company an opportunity to come back and check the gerator? It is possible that there was no fault in their workmanship. In fairness, they slmuld at least have been allowed to make a second visit. These are areas a judge would def'mitely consider if the suit reached his bench. Q: I had agy e up to my door and offer me a bo@anges-- sun ripened or -- for $35. Is it okay to buy fruit a door-to-door salesman? It just doesn't seem a problem since it's oranges. A: When is the last time you brought Page 6 an orange that was "night" ripened, instead of sun-ripened? That should give you some idea of their routine of inferred misrepresentation. They usually try to convince homeowners that only their oranges are sun-ripened, when in fact all oranges are. Sounds funny when you think of it. And the price is close to one-third marc than you will pay for the same product in your regular supermarket. The BBB has also received complaints from those who maintain that the fruit at the bottom of the box is not the same as that on top or what is given for a taste test. The bottom fruit may end up spoiled, etc. So check out the price, quality, and sales pitch before you buy. If it adds up to a good deal, then it could be worth the trouble and price. Q: How long should I wait to get the work on my house completed? The work was started early in April and the contractor doesn't seem to care when he completes the job. My patience is at an end and I want to do something. A: Does your contra provide a completion date? It should and if not, you have no choice but to wait. However, you might wish to get the advice of an attorney as to what might be considered an unreasonable delay, Keep in mind, however, contractors are experiencing a lot of delays in getting materials these days. Questions People Ask is a readers' service column. Queries should be addressed to: Questions People Ask, I II I I I I *Type Writers *Copying Machines OFFICE SUPPLIES ,,.,,+ 4ff;;;d. i,Slq-9181 , Omrio, Ore, / 20% OFF ] Sizes 2T to 16 I iti= k For Boys & Girls 1 i/ Savings in All / ,. Departments ///7/23 so. Sale Dates .// Oregon St. BBB, 409 W. Jefferson. Boise, ID 83702, Questions of general interest will answered here, while others will be answered by mail. The Gardner Memorial held August 11 and 12 at the Cascade G.C held 120 entries. Thirteen teams, representing the Council G.C.. were in full force again this year. Trophies, presented by the Merc were awarded for 1st gross and 1st net. All players placing in gross or net received a merchandise cer- tificate from the Cascade GC. Men's 1st Flite: G. Johnson. Boise-E. Ludwig 2nd gross: : F Muller-J. Muller tie for 3rd gross with G. Walker-L Roberts: Walker-Roberts taking 3rd WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS , Of TV s-STEREOS and VCR's CENTRAL TV 889-2159 (Across From West Park Plaza) I <}\