I'm looking to buy some night vision goggles. They both sell many pairs. They advertise many of them as Night vision. They have notes people leave who have purchased the products. Almost ALL OF THEM. say they ARE NOT NIGHT VISION AFTER they've received them in the mail. I have no idea now which to purchase b/c they blatantly lie about all of these goggles as NIGHT VISION WHEN THEY are in fact NOT. IT angers me because these are big websites who knowingly allow this. Many say they bought them BECAUSE they said night vision!!! And all they do is rank them 1 out of 5 stars. Well that's not good enough for me. Since they have a responsibility to the public (the world)(these are purchased in every country) to be honest in their ads and aren't....I believe the only way to stop this is to sue. Do I have a case?
Michael 949 531 2205
No, they do not have a responsibility to the world.
Even in the US, the Federal Trade Commission does not prosecute every advertisement that exagerates.
In California you consider suing under the unfair competition laws, but all you will get is an injunction, not money damages.
Further, unless and until you buy one, you have no standing to sue.
"Don't believe everything you read on the internet (or in advertisements)" - Abraham LIncoln
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