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Leon's, The Brick To Pay Up Over Allegedly Deceptive 'Buy Now, Pay Later' Deals

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Leon's, The Brick To Pay Up Over Allegedly Deceptive 'Buy Now, Pay Later' Deals

The Competition Bureau says it has reached an agreement with Leon's Furniture Ltd. and the Brick Ltd. regarding allegations of deceptive marketing practices.

As part of the settlement, Leon's and the Brick have agreed to each donate $750,000 worth of home furnishings over two years to charities to be approved by the regulator.

The regulator alleged in July 2013 that the retailers' "buy now, pay later" promotions, often resulted in customers paying more than advertised and should be stopped.
The additional costs ranged from processing or administrative fees, delivery fees and taxes.

The companies have also agreed to adhere to the bureau's guidance on the proper use of disclaimers in advertising and the disclosure of fees associated with their financing plans.

Leon's Furniture Ltd. owns both the Leon's and the Brick banners.


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Member
Nov 25, 2015
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the Wet Coast
BK2006 wrote:
As part of the settlement, Leon's and the Brick have agreed to each donate $750,000 worth of home furnishings over two years to charities to be approved by the regulator.
I hope that's not 750K at Brick retail prices. That's not gonna buy too many mattresses.
Deal Addict
Apr 10, 2009
2092 posts
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Hamilton
I can't ever believe these two could be "deceptive,". No way.
Deal Expert
Feb 9, 2012
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Toronto
Leon's bought the brick a while back, so it's no surprise that they are both sailing in the same boat of trouble. lol
If it ain't broke, don't fix it!
Sr. Member
Sep 8, 2006
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Edmonton
The admin fees, etc. are laid out and the customer is told of them so what is the issue? Rather than getting a discount you are getting a interest free loan for a period of time. The customer can always not sign the final invoice and walk away from the deal.
Jr. Member
Sep 1, 2015
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Niagara Falls, ON
I don't know why people still buy furnitures from a store has same return policy as dollarama

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