Customer Sues Snow Promotion Jeweler for Sales Tax

customer is suing Perry’s Emporium in Wilmington, N.C., which earlier this year
to consumers in a Christmas snow promotion, claiming the jeweler
didn’t refund his sales tax, according to a report from local
station WECT.

store guaranteed it would refund customers’ holiday purchases if three inches
of snow fell on Christmas. When six inches fell at the nearby airport, the
store refunded more than $400,000 to consumers, mostly paid for by insurance.

claims local resident Tom O’Neill paid $7,616 for his jewelry, but was
only reimbursed $7,052, as the store never refunded some $500 in sales tax. The case is
currently in small claims court, the station says.

didn’t respond to a request for comment. 

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