Do you know your 'Sad Fart' rights?
By Owl About!
September 10, 2008 10:21am CST
The 'Sad Fart' rights are: Satisfactory quality As Described Fit for purpose And last a Reasonable length of Time http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/shopping/consumer-rights-refunds-exchan I believe that whoever you are, wherever you are in the world and whatever the 'laws' in your country, NOBODY has the right to rip you off or to sell you short. Many countries have laws in place to protect consumers and employees. Sadly, there are many still who do not. What are you doing in your country to see that everyone gets fair play? Do you think that your small voice can be heard? (It can, you know ... sometimes it can cost our individual freedom or our lives - if we think that is worth it - but, in the end, the person who stands up for the rights of themselves and others always wins!)
2 people like this
10 Sep 08
Yes - stand up and express your opinion! The stores that sell consumer goods make a fortune out of 'extended warranties'. In reality, we have the Sale of Goods Act, which states exactly those rights you specify and generally means that the items hould last for the length of the extended warranty anyway! hence you are being sold something you already have! However, you have to argue the point and threaten court action to enforce your right so it may be easier to pay the penalty for the extended warranty rather than argue. I believe that even a lone voice can make a difference. I certainly intend to try. Give me the strength to change those things that I can change, the tolerance to put up with those I cannot change and the wisdom to know the difference!
• Cambridge, England
10 Sep 08
Thank you for your last paragraph. It is a quotation that everyone should have in a prominent place - by their computer, as their screensaver or engraved on the bathroom mirror! In fact if we all had it tattooed on our foreheads, that might be even better
• United States
11 Sep 08
I believe that each state in the US has some laws to protect the consumer, but in many cases it is Still "buyer beware". Many do not read the fine print and get hoodwinked into something they really don't want or can't afford. In that case, there is seldom anything the law can do for them.