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I have been asked to produce a report outlining the effect of legislation on contracts for the sale of goods to protect consumers

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P3 You are the legal officer of a consumer protection charity. The trustees have asked you to prepare a report in your own words outlining the effect of legislation on contracts for the sale of goods to protect consumers. This task will enable you to produce the evidence that shows that you are able to outline how customers are protected in sale of goods contracts. Report to the Consumer Protection Charity I have been asked to produce a report outlining the effect of legislation on contracts for the sale of goods to protect consumers Consumer A consumer is someone who buys goods for his personal use, rather than for trade or resale. Cars, washing machines, personal computers are all example of consumer goods. ...read more.

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SATISFACTORY QUALITY - SECTION 14 (2) 1. There the implied situations that the goods are supplied under a contract are of 'satisfactory quality'. S.14 (2) 2. The quality of satisfactory extends to the packaging of the goods. 3. if there is a defect which has been drawn to the buyer's attention, the goods do not have to be of satisfactory quality. (a) for example if a seller of a car tells the buyer that it has a faulty clutch. Then the buyer cannot claim saying that the faulty clutch makes the car not in a satisfactory quality. 4. the buyer has had the opportunity to observe the goods, then he cannot complain about any defect that would have shown up on a reasonable observation (examination). ...read more.

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Section 13(3) specifies that goods sold by self section, as in a supermarket, are included within the category of sales by description (on the basic that they are usually labeled in some way. S.13 'there is an implied condition in the case of a contract for sale by sample. That the bulk will correspond with the sample in quality F EXEMPTION CLAUSES 1. in customer sale, the implied terms cannot be excluded under s.12 -15 SGA 1979. S.6 Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977. 2. The Consumer Transactions (Restrictions on Statements) Order 1976 2. The Consumer Transactions (Restrictions on Statements) Order 1976 makes it a criminal offence to put a clause purporting to exclude liability for breach of the implied terms in a consumer contract by way of notice, advertisement or contract. - E.g. a sign in a shop saying. 'No refunds under any circumstances' would be an offence ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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