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Sales Regulations/Warranties Study Guide

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1 Sales Regulations/Warranties Study Guide
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2 Sales Regulations/Warranties
Sale: contract in which ownership of goods is transferred Consideration: the exchange of things of value Price: money that is paid for goods

3 Sales Regulations/Warranties
Goods: all things that are moveable, such as clothing, books, pens, food, gas, etc. Uniform Commercial Code: UCC: collection of laws that govern various types of business transactions

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Contract to sell: when you buy goods and take ownership of them at a future date Merchant: a business or a person who deals regularly in the sale of goods or who has a specialized knowledge of goods

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Title: right of ownership to goods Bill of sale: formal evidence of ownership; only proves that you once had title, not that you still own the goods Risk of loss: responsibility for loss or damage to goods

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Statute of limitations: law that specifies the time within which a contract can be legally enforced Warranty: guarantee

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Express warranty: oral or written statement; promise about the quality, ability, or performance of a product Implied warranty: guarantee of quality imposed by law

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Full warranty: promises to fix or replace a defective product at no charge to the customer Limited warranty: any written warranty that isn’t a full warranty

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Breach of contract: failure to perform one or more promises Remedy: the legal means of enforcing a right or fixing a wrong Damages: payment recovered in court by a person who has suffered an “injury” (legal term)

10 Sales Regulations/Warranties
What is the difference between a sale and a contract to sell? In a sale, you buy goods and take ownership of them immediately. In a contract to sell, you take ownership of goods at a future time.

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What is the difference between a merchant and a non-merchant? A merchant is a business or person who deals regularly in the sale of goods or who has a specialized knowledge of goods. A non-merchant is a casual or occasional seller.

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Renee is hired by a large manufacturing company to work as a computer software engineer. Is her employment contract governed by the UCC? Why or why not? No, because she is providing a service. The USS applies to contracts for the sale of goods.

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One week after planting tomatoes, Ursula enters into a contract with a canning company, promising to sell the company all of her tomatoes for a particular price. Is this a sale? Explain your answer. No. It is a contract to sell because the tomatoes are future goods. The sale cannot be completed until the tomatoes exist.

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If you have a warranty on a product you purchased, can you automatically get a refund? Explain. No. The company may be entitled to fix it or replace it first. You also need to check the time limit on the warranty.

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What does the statement “This product is guaranteed” mean? Explain. Nothing. Guaranteed to what? Guaranteed not to do what? It needs to be specific.

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What are two main ways you can protect yourself when it comes to warranties? Get it in writing Read and understand the terms.

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Neal Sanborn buys a used car from a private party. While he is driving to work the next day, the car breaks down. Neal learns the car needs major repairs. He claims breach of warranty of merchantability. Is this claim correct? No. The private party is not a merchant. They do not regularly deal with the sale of cars.

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What should you do if a manufacturer does not satisfactorily repair an item you have purchased? How does the Magnuson-Moss Act relate to unresolved disputes? The act allows you to sue for damages or any other types of relief from the court awards, including legal fees.

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