A business which accepted payments for the supply of mobile phones and cameras ordered online has been convicted and fined $1000, and its director has given an undertaking to repay more than $10,000 compensation, after the business committed 14 breaches of the Fair Trading Act 1999.
Gadget Price Pty Ltd, trading as Bluefly Mobile/Gadget Services, pleaded guilty in Melbourne Magistrates’ Court to the breaches.
The court heard that the company accepted payments from 14 consumers for mobile phones, cameras, other equipment and associated warranties, but failed to either supply the goods or provide warranty services. The breaches occurred between June 2009 and November 2010.
The company, which no longer operates the business, was convicted of the 14 charges and ordered to pay a $1000 penalty plus $500 costs.
Separately, company director James Curtis Alexander entered into an enforceable undertaking with the Director of Consumer Affairs Victoria on 31 October, to pay $10,194.57 compensation.