Secrets of the Mail-Order Trade; A Practical Manual for Those Embarking in the Business of Advertising and Selling Goods by Mail

Secrets of the Mail-Order Trade; A Practical Manual for Those Embarking in the Business of Advertising and Selling Goods by Mail

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ... operation of this law is, that it gives the Postmaster General authority to crush out the business of any man upon what seems to him to be reason able grounds that the management is being wrongly conducted. This would be all right, if every official of the PostOffice department was a Solomon, but it has happened in more than one instance that the officials have not acted upon such evidence as would secure a conviction of the alleged ofiending person in a court of law. As the matter stands now, a post-office inspector may visit an advertiser's establishment and if, for some reason, he happens to take a personal dislike to the advertiser, he may make a report in such a manner that he will lead his superiors to believe the business of the advertiser should be suppressed for the public good. Most inspectors are very fair in cases of this kind and make their reports without prejudice, fear or favor, yet the danger exists and unfortunately there has, up-to-date, been no satisfactory appeal, although most lawyers and several judges who have looked into the matter have expressed their opinion that the law is unconstitutional. It is the policy of the Post-Office Department, at present, to grant the privilege of a hearing, in some instances, before a fraud order is issued and this is more in the line of fairness. It may safely be asserted that if, through mistake or unreliable testimony, the business of any honest mail-order advertiser is stopped by the application of the fraud-order law, the entire law may be wiped off the statute books as unconstitutional, if the advertiser sees fit to carry his case through to the United States Supreme Court. I do not, however, favor the repeal of this law. It would tend to open the door for the same gigantic...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236751752
  • 9781236751751