You are free to purchase the equipment required by your fitness or weight-management program (clothing, nutritional supplements, and so on) wherever you would like, even if the merchant sells it.

If you decide to purchase the equipment from the merchant who is also providing the fitness or weight-management services, and the value of that equipment is over $100, the merchant must provide a written contract. This type of contract is called an “incidental contract.”

Information that must be included in an equipment purchase contract

The contract must contain the following information:

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

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Last update : May 3, 2021

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