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May 2004


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Know Your Rights! 

.... Advice from Trading Standards

Buying at car boot sales

Car boot sales can be great places to pick up a bargain.  However, consumers buying second hand goods need to be vigilant!

Some used items may have lost their instructions and warnings, designed to ensure their safe use, whilst wear and tear may also have affected their safety.  Electrical products especially may have old wiring and damaged plugs that could be a potential fire hazard.  Beware of old painted toys - the paint might contain lead.

Car Boot Sales can be an ideal venue for disposing of counterfeit goods.  Counterfeit DVDs are often of poor quality - some may even be blank!  Computer software may not work properly and watch out too for fake alcohol.  Spirits labeled ‘Russian Vodka’ may be little more than meths!    

Remember, buying from a private seller, is not like buying from a trader.  If you buy from a trader you have more rights and if there is a problem with the goods you can return to the shop to sort it out.  However, if you buy from a private seller, the only requirement is that the goods are described correctly.

For more advice on problems with shopping or buying services, contact

Trading Standards Advice Line, Old Budbrooke Road , Warwick CV35 7DP

Tel: 01926 414000 or email ts-advice@warwickshire.gov.uk

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