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    i bought a stereo last august from a shop called afl couple of weeks ago i went to put a cd in and it would not go in like there was already somthing in it(there was no cd in it alread) , now sometimes it will take the cd but spit it out straight away , i have found the box and the receipt ,

    in the instructions there is some infomation about the warenty and it has a 2 yr one, but it says for all enquires please contact luxemburg

    so does that mean i cant go into the shop where i bought it from ?

    and if i can will they just change it for a new one or have to send it of for 2 months ??

    sorry about the spelling , been up to long now

    thanks ben

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    Well with warranty stuff like that it is the retailers responsibility to sort it out, not the manufacturer so take it back to the shop.
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    tar mate , would there be any chance of just getting my money back or not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigron1988 View Post
    tar mate , would there be any chance of just getting my money back or not?
    Not at this late stage. Best you can hope for is an exchange and if not the same one, then a similar spec unit.
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    i think they would offer a repair on this m8 tbh

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    wont get your pennies back.. but at least an exchange or similar product..or even a repair..but fight them for an exchange instead!

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    The unit is clearly defective and within a reasonable period for that type of item - it's only been 5 months

    Your contract is with the shop you purchased it from, and the sale of good act will show that you are entitled to a full refund of your money.

    How hard you persue it depends on you, but they will probably show some resistance, but remember the law is on your side if the unit is defective. However, does the warranty require professional installation???

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    The sales of goods act states that if it fails within 'a reasonable time'(which is usually 28 days from purchase) then a full refund must be given.If it fails after those 28 days then the shop(not the manufacturers) has to send it away for repair.The repair must also not take a long time so 2-3 weeks max is usually accepted as the norm.

    You will not be entitled to your money back but you can push for it and the shop might give it you for goodwill.

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    Sale of Goods legislation (summary)
    Introduction
    UK law on sale of goods is set out principally in the Sale of Goods Act 1979 (as amended in 1994). The Act was recently amended by the Sale and Supply of Goods to Consumers Regulations 2002, to provide consumers with additional remedies. This Guide briefly explains the operation of the law.
    The Sale of Goods Act applies to all buyers but consumers are entitled to a greater range of remedies. “Consumers” are defined as people who are buying for purposes not related to their trade, business or profession. The Act does not apply to services in general.
    When goods are faulty, buyers can generally only obtain a legal remedy against the retailer. Buyers are not usually able to claim directly against the manufacturer. Consumers may have additional rights under any guarantee supplied with the goods or against a credit card company or finance house if the goods are purchased by means of credit and have a price of over £100.
    A Simple Summary
    Buyers are entitled to goods of satisfactory quality, taking account of any description, the price and other relevant circumstances. If an item has a fault that is present at the time of sale (which may be a “latent” or “inherent” fault), the consumer can complain once it is discovered.
    Buyers cannot expect a legal remedy in respect of:
    • fair wear and tear;
    • misuse or accidental damage; or
    • if they decide they no longer want the item.
    Similarly, buyers cannot expect a legal remedy where goods have faults that they knew about before the sale or that should have been evident on reasonable inspection.
    Remedies
    If a product that was faulty at the time of sale is returned to the retailer, the buyer is legally entitled to:
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    • a full refund, if this is within a reasonable time of the sale (“reasonable time” is not defined in law but is often quite short); or
    • a reasonable amount of compensation (or “damages”) for up to six years from the date of sale (five years after discovery of the problem in Scotland).
    This does not mean all goods have to last six years! It is the limit for making a claim in respect of a fault that was present at the time of sale. It is not equivalent to a guarantee. These rights are long-established rights.
    Alternatively, consumers (see definition in introduction above) can choose to request instead:
    • a repair or replacement.
    The retailer can decline either of these if he can show that they are disproportionately costly in comparison with the alternative. However, any remedy must also be completed without significant inconvenience to the consumer. If neither repair nor replacement is realistically possible, consumers can request instead:
    • a partial or full refund, depending on what is reasonable in the circumstances.
    It may be the case that a full refund is not the reasonable option because the consumer will have enjoyed some benefit from the goods before the problem appeared. This needs to be taken into account before a reasonable partial refund can be assessed.
    As illustrated in the flow chart on page 4, consumers can switch between certain remedies if they find they are getting nowhere down the route originally selected. However, they would have to give a retailer a reasonable time to honour a request before they tried to switch, and they could never pursue two remedies at the same time.
    Proving the fault
    Generally, the consumer needs to demonstrate the goods were faulty at the time of
    sale. This is so if the consumer chooses to request an immediate refund or compensation (damages). It is also the case for any product returned more than six months after the date of the sale.
    There is one exception. This is when a consumer returns goods in the first six months from the date of the sale, and requests a repair or replacement or, thereafter, a partial or full refund. In that case, the consumer does not have
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    to prove the goods were faulty at the time of the sale. It is assumed that they were. If the retailer does not agree, it is for him to prove that the goods were satisfactory at the time of sale.
    Other situations covered
    The remedies of repair, replacement, partial refund and full refund are also available to consumers:
    • where installation by the retailer is not satisfactory;
    • where installation instructions have serious shortcomings;
    • generally where a good does not match the public statements made about it by the retailer, manufacturer, importer or producer; and
    • where a specially commissioned product has relevant failings.
    These are greatly simplified explanations.
    Alternative dispute resolution
    Although consumers do sometimes take court action, in day-to-day practice this is a rare event. In the vast majority of cases, the consumer and retailer are able to reach a satisfactory solution without any need to consider going to court. Where this is not possible, use of an alternative dispute resolution procedure or trade association scheme can be considered. Details may be sought from the retailer, the Community Legal Service or a Citizens Advice Bureau.
    Consumers can obtain free advice from their local Citizens Advice Bureau (http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/);
    their local council's Trading Standards Department (http://www.tradingstandards.gov.uk/);
    the OFT’s Shoppers Guide publication (http://www.oft.gov.uk/News/Publicati...Ordering.htm);
    the Community Legal Service (http://www.legalservices.gov.uk/);
    the Which? Online/Which? Legal Service (http://www.which.net/ ) and solicitors (who may charge).
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    took it back today and the company that maked the stereo has gone into adminastration but the shop said they would honour the warenty , they said i could exchange for a silimar item but i decied to pay a few more hundred and have upgraded to a double din jvc touch screen

    get it mon

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