Class Says DirectBuy Has Hidden Markups

CLAYTON, Mo. (CN) – DirectBuy lures consumers to buy memberships with false promises of savings of 40 to 50 percent, a class action claims in St. Louis County Court.

     Named plaintiffs Tammy and Jerry Randall say DirectBuy claims members can save 40 to 50 percent off retail price, but charges handling fees and freight charges, which are actually disguised retail markups.
     The class seeks damages for deceptive trade and an injunction. It is represented by David Marcus with Graves, Bartle & Marcus of Kansas City, Mo.

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