I myself am actually an IT nerd and a regular customer at Amazon. But I’ve always been suspicious of the Dash buttons, too. But that may not matter now, because the Munich Higher Regional Court has banned the distribution of the gadget. The Senate agreed with the Regional Court, as it saw the WLAN order buttons as a violation of the button solution from Section 312j of the German Civil Code (BGB), which can otherwise cause problems for online stores.
2. In the case of a consumer contract in electronic commerce which is intended to provide the trader with a fee, the trader shall provide the consumer with the information referred to in Article 246a, 1 sentence 1 sentence, 4, 5, 11 and 12 of the Introduction Act. to the Civil Code, immediately before the consumer places his order, make available in a clear and comprehensible manner in a highlighted manner.
(3) In the case of a contract referred to in paragraph 2, the trader shall design the ordering situation in such a way that the consumer expressly confirms with his order that he undertakes to make a payment. If the order is made by means of a button, the obligation of the entrepreneur from sentence 1 is only fulfilled if this button is clearly legible with nothing but the words “order subject to payment” or labeled with a corresponding unambiguous wording.