*Way* OT: Sale of Goods Act

From: allisonp_at_world.std.com <(allisonp_at_world.std.com)>
Date: Tue Jun 13 07:53:52 2000

> 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.

It's "Fitness for merchatability" and goes to product being saleable or
as advertized is saleable condition. It has also been applied to product

> 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.

Only if advertized as complete. Thrifts and other seconds hand businesses
are bound differently and caveat emptor certainly applies.

Received on Tue Jun 13 2000 - 07:53:52 BST

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