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Supplying a faulty part just got more expensive

B2C sales ruling
EC ruling means that the cost for removal / refitting of faulty parts must be paid for by the vendor.
Last year, a decision taken by the European Court ruled that under B2C sales contracts, the vendor has to bear the cost of de-installation of the faulty part and the installation of the replacement. So what does this mean for the auto recycler?

Your responsibilities under this EC ruling are straight forward - you are not only responsible to replace a faulty part but also to pay for the faulty part to be removed and the replacement fitted.

This ruling has great implications for the auto recycler and we should all take a hard look at how it will effect us. Should prices rise to accommodate the extra cost that will be imposed by this ruling? Should general quality of parts sold be more closely scrutinised? Should more testing take place to reduce returns? All in all, the price of supplying a faulty product is going up and your business model must take account of added returns costs.
What is classed as a B2C sale?
B2C sales contracts include sales to a private individual, a charity, government department or other body which has no business activities, or a ‘person’ who receives a supply of services wholly for private purposes.

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