*Way* OT: Sale of Goods Act

From: Merle K. Peirce <at258_at_osfn.org>
Date: Tue Jun 13 07:49:57 2000

I believe it's called an implied warranty of merchantabilty, i.e. the
item sold will perform the task for which it was designed. A washing
machine will wash clothes, but may not mix peanut butter cookies.

Bill, want to buy a large lot of partially mixed cookie dough?

On Tue, 13 Jun 2000, William Donzelli wrote:

> > What is this "Sale of Goods Act?" (I knew the UK paradise had to come with a
> > catch) Here in Florida a merchant doesn't have to give a refund, period.
> I'm no lawyer, but I think there is something in the states called a
> "Warranty of Merchantabilty". If something purchased clearly is not what
> was claimed as sold, it can be "forcibly" returned.
> If a Florida dealer sells you a non-working computer, but you get it home
> and you find it does not work because it is missing major parts (processor
> and supply, for example), the dealer _has_ to take it back.
> William Donzelli
> aw288_at_osfn.org

M. K. Peirce
Rhode Island Computer Museum, Inc.
215 Shady Lea Road,
North Kingstown, RI 02852

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