Classroom slides for consumer education (Shop Smart): Lesson #2

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Lesson 2 examines Ireland's Sale of Goods and Supply of Services Act and your rights as a consumer. Get the teacher notes and useful links, and play the Shop Smart game at: http://www.consumerconnect.ie/game

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Classroom slides for consumer education (Shop Smart): Lesson #2

  1. 1. Lesson 2: Sale of Goods and Supply of Services Act 1980 Part 1: Your Rights as a Consumer
  2. 2. Overview of Lesson <ul><li>Goods and Services </li></ul><ul><li>Your rights as a consumer: Sale of Goods and Supply of Services Act </li></ul><ul><li>How the law protects a consumer buying: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Goods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Services </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Goods and Services <ul><li>A good is: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Something tangible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It can be seen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Usually consumed immediately </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples include: food, furniture, cars, games console etc </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A service is: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Something that is done for you, by a person or machine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples include: service on a car, hair cut, flight, etc. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. The Sale of Goods and Supply of Services Act 1980 states that…. <ul><li>Goods should be of merchantable quality </li></ul><ul><li>This means that the goods should be of reasonable quality, considering what was said about them, what they are supposed to do, the price paid and how long they should last </li></ul><ul><li>Example: crisps should be edible up to the Use By/Best Before date displayed on them </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Sale of Goods and Supply of Services Act 1980 states that…. <ul><li>Goods should be fit for their purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Example: a washing machine must be capable of washing clothes, a combined fridge freezer must be capable of freezing food </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Sale of Goods and Supply of Services Act 1980 states that…. <ul><li>Goods should be as described </li></ul><ul><li>Example: a jacket described as waterproof should not let rain in </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Sale of Goods and Supply of Services Act 1980 states that…. <ul><li>Goods should conform to sample </li></ul><ul><li>Example: the wallpaper or carpet you receive should be the same as the sample shown to you in the shop when you ordered it </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Sale of Goods and Supply of Services Act 1980 states that…. <ul><li>When a consumer buys goods from a supplier, they have the right to use the goods as they see fit, without any restriction placed on them by the seller </li></ul><ul><li>However, due regard should be given to the purpose that those goods were sold for </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Sale of Goods and Supply of Services Act 1980 states that…. <ul><li>It is illegal for a supplier to demand payment for unsolicited goods </li></ul><ul><li>If a company sends you something you didn’t order and does not provide for return post, it can’t invoice you for the product </li></ul><ul><li>Example: book clubs </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Sale of Goods and Supply of Services Act 1980 states that…. <ul><li>Services must be provided with due care and attention </li></ul><ul><li>Example: a car left in garage for a full service, but the garage failed to change the oil </li></ul>
  11. 11. The Sale of Goods and Supply of Services Act 1980 states that…. <ul><li>A person offering their services should have the necessary skills to be able to provide that service </li></ul><ul><li>Example: a TV repairer should have the skills necessary to fix televisions </li></ul>
  12. 12. The Sale of Goods and Supply of Services Act 1980 states that…. <ul><li>Any parts or goods used in the provision of services must be of merchantable quality (e.g. building materials used in a new extension on a house ) </li></ul>
  13. 13. Summary of Lesson <ul><li>Goods and Services </li></ul><ul><li>Your rights as a consumer: Sale of Goods and Supply of Services Act 1980 </li></ul><ul><li>How the law protects a consumer buying: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Goods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Services </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Sale of Goods and Supply of Services Act 1980

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