You may need to purchase equipment to take a course, including items such as music instruments, sheet music, workbooks, yoga clothes, dance shoes, and so on. You are free to purchase the necessary equipment wherever you would like, even if the merchant providing the course sells it.

If you decide to purchase the equipment from the merchant who is also providing the course, they must provide a written contract if the value of that equipment is over $100. This type of contract is called an "incidental contract."

Information that must be included in an equipment purchase contract

The incidental contract must feature the following information:

  • the merchant’s name and address;
  • your name and address;
  • the place and date the contract was signed;
  • a detailed description of the equipment purchased (model, brand, and so on);
  • the price of each article;
  • applicable taxes;
  • the total amount that must be paid;
  • a clause explaining the cancellation terms. The information that the cancellation clause must contain is presented in Article 50 of the Regulation respecting the application of the Consumer Protection Act.

Last update : November 24, 2017

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