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Article - Commercial Law




§14–301.

    (a)    In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.

    (b)    “Business day” means any calendar day except Sunday or the following business holidays: New Year’s Day, Washington’s Birthday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans’ Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

    (c)    “Consumer goods” and “consumer services” mean:

        (1)    Goods or services purchased, leased, or rented primarily for personal, family, or household purposes; and

        (2)    Courses of instruction or training regardless of the purpose for which they are taken.

    (d)    “Door–to–door sale” means a sale, lease, or rental of consumer goods or consumer services under single or multiple contracts with a purchase price of $25 or more, in which:

        (1)    The seller or the seller’s representative personally solicits the sale, including a solicitation in response to or following an invitation by the buyer; and

        (2)    The buyer’s agreement or offer to purchase is made at a place other than the place of business of the seller.

    (e)    (1)    “Home improvement contract” has the meaning stated in § 8–101 of the Business Regulation Article.

        (2)    “Home improvement contract” does not include an oral or written agreement between a contractor and an owner for the installation of a smoke detector, a heat detector, or a carbon monoxide detector.

    (f)    “Person” includes an individual, corporation, business trust, statutory trust, estate, trust, partnership, association, two or more persons having a joint or common interest, or any other legal or commercial entity.

    (g)    “Place of business” means the main or permanent branch office or local address of a seller.

    (h)    “Purchase price” means the total price paid or to be paid for the consumer goods or consumer services, including all interest and service charges.

    (i)    “Sale” means a door–to–door sale.

    (j)    “Seller” means a person engaged in the door–to–door sale of consumer goods or consumer services.