Shoppers Beware!over 1 year ago tevan
Be careful when you’re shopping!
Last time we found out how handy the Sale of Goods Act 1957 (SOGA) is when it comes to protecting you when you go on a shopping spree.
But, it doesn’t mean that you can throw all caution to the wind when you’re doing your shopping rounds!
The general rule is:
- if you have the right to inspect the quality and conditions of that pair of shoes or handbag you want to buy, you’d better just say no!
- If after you've bought it and it turns out to be unsatisfactory AND you've inspected it prior to buying it, you’ll lose any legal rights against the seller.
In legal terms, this rule is called ‘LET THE BUYER BEWARE’.
AND This can be a problem...
- What if you’re buying a bottle of cooking oil? How would you reasonably inspect that?
- What if you’re buying your first car and you have to rely on the seller’s expertise to know whether it is good enough?
SOGA steps into the picture to solve this problem by implying a number of terms in sale of goods contract as either conditions or warranties:
What is it?
Result of breach
Have a great shopping experience ahead, and take note what your rights are!
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