No person who is not a bona fide potential purchaser shall act at any going out of business sale or distress merchandise sale as bidder, or what is commonly known as a “capper,” “booster,” or “shiller,” or offer or make any false bid to buy any article sold or offered for sale at any going out of business sale or distress merchandise sale.

(Acts 1965, No. 553, p. 1027, §19.)

Terms Used In Alabama Code 8-13-20

  • DISTRESS MERCHANDISE SALE: Any offer to sell to the public or a sale to the public of goods, wares, or merchandise on the implied or direct representation that such sale is being held other than in the ordinary course of business and not otherwise defined herein. See Alabama Code 37-8-182
  • GOING OUT OF BUSINESS SALE: Any offer to sell to the public or a sale to the public of goods, wares, or merchandise on the implied or direct representation that such sale is in anticipation of the termination of a business at its present location or that the sale is being held other than in the ordinary course of business. See Alabama Code 37-8-182
  • person: Any individual, partnership, association, firm, or corporation. See Alabama Code 37-8-182