Most of the contracts presented so far have the poison pill in them. The threat that if you breach the contract, you owe 25% of the contract price as a fee/penalty.
But Minnesota consumer protection statute 325F.69 subdivision 4 says
Subd. 4.Solicitation of money for merchandise not ordered or services not performed.The act, use, or employment by any person of any solicitation for payment of money by another by any statement or invoice, or any writing that could reasonably be interpreted as a statement or invoice, for merchandise not yet ordered or for services not yet performed and not yet ordered, whether or not any person has in fact been misled, deceived, or damaged thereby, is enjoinable as provided in section 325F.70.https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?id=325F.69
I'm not a lawyer, but it sounds like the poison pill could be reasonably construed to being obligated to pay for a service not performed or ordered. Anyone else have any info on this?
I have also received contracts that have failed to comply with the buyers right to cancel per Minnesota statute 325G.08 subdivision 1(b)
(b) furnish the buyer with a fully completed receipt or copy of a contract pertaining to the sale which shows the date of the transaction, contains the name and address of the seller, and in immediate proximity to the space reserved in the contract for the signature of the buyer or on the front page of the receipt if a contract is not used and in boldface type of a minimum size of ten points, a statement in substantially the following form:https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?id=325G.07
According to the law, you have the right to cancel until the seller complies, so essentially a free extention of the 3-day law, per subdivison 2
Subd. 2.Alternative cancellation notice.In lieu of the notice of cancellation required by subdivision 1, the seller may provide a notice which conforms to applicable federal law or regulation so long as it provides the information required by subdivision 1. Until the seller has complied with this section the buyer may cancel the home solicitation sale by notifying the seller in any manner and by any means of the intention to cancel.