Relevancy of the Consumer Act

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Date: 05 Jul 2000
Time: 19:09:32


In view of the Caveat Emptor [Buyer's Beware], {S. 16 of the sales of Goods Act}, which asks the buyer's to be aware of what they are purchasing, the relevancy of the Consumer Protection Act, is reduced.

In my view, when the buyer has to test and purchase, and once tested and purchased any article, and then the payment for the same is being made, the liability of the seller is reduced, except for the implied warranties, which in fact are also reduced considerably, since the buyer has verified the goods, and except the untested claims made by the manufacturer, and given in writing by the seller, other liabilities of the seller are drastically reduced.

Shokin Jain