Freedom to waive consumer protections
Posted Jun 22, 2006 7:18 UTC (Thu) by Wol
In reply to: Freedom to waive consumer protections
Parent article: iTunes runs into trouble in Norway
Actually, even in the UK it is possible for a consumer to waive consumer protection law BUT the retailer has to cover themselves pretty comprehensively to do so.
The usual approach is to sell stock as damaged or second-user, and say that it is "as seen". All of which is a major tip-off to the consumer that the goods quite possibly may be faulty.
Even there, there are liabilities you can't disclaim - for example it is illegal to sell a non-roadworthy vehicle unless you explicitly point out that fact to the buyer. If you didn't tell the buyer because you didn't know, then sorry, you're liable.
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