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Defective secondhand goods in Poland - bought from a shop


InWroclaw 89 | 1,915
20 Nov 2012 #1
Does a person have rights against a shop for defective goods, 8 months after purchase?

In the UK, new goods can be claimed against (in some cases) for up to 6 years following purchase, if they become defective.

I bought an appliance here and it has failed. The official shop guarantee is a month. However, I wonder if I have any additional rights, namely because the item was not cheap and it seems a lot of money to write off. A repair for me would not be economical due to the labour costs.

The shop of course don't want to know, so I suspect I have no rights at all now.
delphiandomine 85 | 18,254
20 Nov 2012 #2
The official shop guarantee is a month.

Not true - two years is the mandatory minimum. You might have to deal with the manufacturer rather than the shop, but still - 2 years is the law.
OP InWroclaw 89 | 1,915
20 Nov 2012 #3
I'd agree with you that is the case when an item is new. Most of the shops here readily boast a 2-year guarantee when an appliance is new.

I am talking about secondhand goods. They said one month, which I was very unhappy about at the time but nevertheless as a fool I was easily parted with my money, but now I think they have a nerve asking that price for something that has failed after 8 months of light use.

I realise I only wrote 'secondhand' in the title and not the post itself, sorry!
Harry
20 Nov 2012 #4
In the UK, new goods can be claimed against (in some cases) for up to 6 years following purchase, if they become defective.

You're getting confused about the six month period. Goods are assumed to have been faulty on purchase if a fault appears within six months of purchase (meaning that the seller has to demonstrate that the fault was no present at purchase).
OP InWroclaw 89 | 1,915
20 Nov 2012 #5
I take it you mean in Poland?

I confirm that in England it is 6 years, Scotland it's 5 (unless the law has since changed)

whitegoodshelp.co.uk/eu-2-year-guarantee-sales-of-goods-act-gives-us-6-years-to-claim-for-faulty-appliances/

Here in Poland, I am talking about a secondhand appliance, and whether the trader can get away with just guaranteeing it for a month.
terri 1 | 1,665
20 Nov 2012 #6
I believe secondhand goods are bought as seen. You have no comeback on the seller if you did not examine the goods before purchase.
You could try threatening to take him to court - but I think he will just laugh in your face.
OP InWroclaw 89 | 1,915
20 Nov 2012 #7
You're probably right. I know a chap at a lombard and he told me that all the stuff they sell there is as seen, no comeback at all, not even 2 seconds after the wad of złoty depart my sweaty palm.


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