Search the Archive

Mail Order Bus. / FTC #41829

ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 02, 1976
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) FTC (Federal Trade Commission) rules with regard to mail order business go into effect.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) [Mail order customer, Doris FROHNSDORFF - explains how she lost money by mail order.] Mail orders are $14 billion year business Most companies honest, but FTC (Federal Trade Commission) and Post Office have received complaints. New regulation requires firm to deliver within 30 days or notify the buyer. If order can't be filled or is cancelled, refund must be mailed in 7 days. [FTC Walter DIERKS - says penalty for violations is $10,000 fine per day per violation.]
REPORTER: Bill Downs

Downs, Bill;
Reasoner, Harry

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.