Thank you very much for clarifying. When a private consumer makes a purchase from a business seller, they have certain 'statutory' rights under the Consumer Rights Act 2015. If you wanted to refer to the legislation directly, please follow this link:
The Consumer Rights Act 2015 specifically states that there is an expectation that goods must be:
- of satisfactory quality – they must not be faulty or damaged
- as described – they must match any description given at the time of purchase
- fit for purpose – they should be fit for the purpose they are supplied for
If they do not meet the above requirements, the consumer will have certain legal remedies against the seller.
If the goods do not meet any of the above criteria, the consumer’s rights against the seller are:
1. Reject the goods and request a refund – this is known as the ‘short-term right to reject’ and must be applied within 30 days of purchase or, if later, delivery.
2. Repair or replacement – this is still an option in the first 30 days, if the consumer does not want a refund and becomes the standard options after the 30 days have passed. It is the consumer’s choice as to whether they choose a repair or a replacement. Obviously a repair may not always be possible, in which case it defaults to a replacement Only if that is not possible either will a refund be the only option left. The seller is entitled to reduce the refund amount to take into account usage for the period you have had it as you are not giving back a brand new item and have had use of it.