Useful consumer advice
• When consumers buy a second-hand product from a trader, they have specific legal rights.
• If second-hand goods do not conform with the contract of sale, traders are liable to provide a free remedy.
• Legal remedies are available to consumers when the lack of conformity becomes apparent within two years from the delivery of the goods.
• Before buying second-hand goods, consumers should carefully check them out for any apparent defects and visible wear and tear.
• Problems caused by wear and tear are not covered by the Consumer Affairs Act.
• Consumers’ legal rights do not apply when second-hand items are bought through a private sale.