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The 1979 Sales Of Goods Act

The dreaded moment in the electrical store, when the pushy salesman asks you the question about extended warranties. You have two options, refuse and have to listen to the salesman reasons for why you should take it, or take it and leave the store in peace. The real question is, whether they’re worth the money.

First off, remember that you’re covered by The 1979 Sale of Goods Act, which says that goods should be of a satisfactory quality, fit to do the job intended and last a reasonable amount of time. If you purchase a new washing machine which breaks down within the first six months, then you can take it straight back to the store purchased in, and they will have to prove that the appliance was not faulty when you first purchased it.

By law, you’re allowed to return goods up to six years after purchasing, but bear in mind it’s more of a headache as you have to prove that a fault from the day of purchase is the cause of the issue, and not normal wear and tear.