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  • 29-10-2022 12:38pm
    Registered Users Posts: 378 ✭✭

    When purchasing an electrical product from another consumer, am I entitled to take-over the remaining guarantee period, or is it legally tied to the original purchaser only?

    Original owner purchased in Argos if it makes a difference.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,593 ✭✭✭✭Jim_Hodge

    It varies. What does the appliance guarantee state?

  • Registered Users Posts: 378 ✭✭Saudades

    I would have to ask the seller.

    So then presumably it's down to the individual manufacturer's policy, rather than a general blanket consumer law.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,297 ✭✭✭walterking

    From a legal standpoint, is you are basing it on consumer legislation, then no. The contract of sale is between the person who paid & the seller.

    Warranties that are provided in addition to your consumer rights (and sometimes better) on the other hand may have a clause stating that the warranty is transferable. A classic example is a car where the manufacturer's warranty will transfer to a new owner.