Auto top ways to make money advice – consumer protection act

The dealer must disclose any known faults in the vehicle top ways to make money to you and also list what he has done to top ways to make money the vehicle in terms of reconditioning. Note that these should be abvious faults. The dealer has to rely on his experience and mechanical top ways to make money knowledge to make a judgement call on a car’s condition. It cannot reasonably be expected that the dealer must know top ways to make money absolutely everything about each car he deals with. In cases of arbitration the ombudsman will most certainly always top ways to make money revert back to the issue of "reasonableness".

The dealer must also disclose the year of first registration top ways to make money as well as the code status of the car. I.E. New; used; imported; stolen/recovered; or rebuilt. He has to allow you to inspect the vehicle and top ways to make money conduct a road test. The object of this clause is to ensure that the top ways to make money buyer is making an informed choice. The words “voetstoots” and “as is” are no longer permitted but of course, older, high mileage cars still need to get sold and these top ways to make money will now be sold as “scrap” but without a roadworthy certificate. If the seller has supplied a roadworthy certificate on such top ways to make money a car, it implies a six month warranty. Note that the intent of the word warranty within this top ways to make money context does not imply maintenance. It must match the criteria of "fit for the purpose for which it was purchased" 2. Wear and tear:

The buyer may return the vehicle to the seller within top ways to make money a 6 month period under certain conditions. This is subject to section 56 (2) of the act. – wear and tear is excluded. There has to be a proven defect in the car top ways to make money or the buyer must prove that the vehicle was sold top ways to make money to him which was not fit for the purpose for top ways to make money which he bought it. The onus will be on the buyer to provide evidence top ways to make money of such defect. The buyer has the option of requesting a repair, replacement or refund. The reasons for such an action have to be legitimate, reasonable and provable. A motor vehicle is a complex piece of machinery and top ways to make money will be treated differently to buying a fridge or a top ways to make money toaster, for example. It is very important to note that the national credit top ways to make money act has to fit into the CPA, so if the car you have bought is under a top ways to make money finance agreement, things will be a lot more complicated.

Since vehicles are goods which devalue with use, the purchaser will be liable for the usage of the top ways to make money vehicle, plus any damages he has inflicted on it, plus the costs of re-roadworthying the vehicle and getting it back into the dealer’s stock. For those naive buyers who thought they could buy a top ways to make money car from a dealer and hand it back after 6 top ways to make money months and keep going like that forever having a free top ways to make money car, well, sorry, but that is simply not a reality. There is also a certain time frame and a process top ways to make money for dispute resolution which has to be taken into consideration. The motor industry has its own ombudsman to whom all top ways to make money unresolved disputes will end up with. It is expected that the time frame for resolution will top ways to make money be about 3 months.

The price of the vehicle must be fair, reasonable and just. The basic intention of the act was to protect the top ways to make money poor and the uneducated segment of the population. This would be a very difficult law to apply in top ways to make money practice as in the case of vehicles they are all top ways to make money bought and sold very close to the book values, give or take a percentage for low or high mileage top ways to make money and/or condition. By definition the correct market value of a product is top ways to make money what one can get for it on a given day. Some cars command values far in excess of the book top ways to make money value and the public are willing to pay those prices top ways to make money if the product is in short supply. Conversely other products are not worth anywhere near the book top ways to make money value, but every car has a given price at which it top ways to make money will eventually sell. Thus it would be almost impossible to apply this part top ways to make money of the CPA to the sale of used cars, except in a very obvious circumstance. 6. Safe use of the product:

The CPA requires the seller to stand good for the top ways to make money reasonable durability of the vehicle for a period of 6 top ways to make money months. This is an implied warranty on defects. It is important to understand the difference between wear and top ways to make money tear and defects. Tyres, exhausts, brakes, clutch, etc, would be wear and tear, whereas a gear suddenly jumping out would be a defect. There is no mention of a mileage limitation. However, again, there are several clauses preventing abuse of this protection. It excludes wear and tear and normal maintenance; as well as misuse or negligence. It also specifies the word “defects”. This implies that the fault should have been (wittingly/or unwittingly) present in the vehicle at the time of delivery.

The buyer will need to provide proof to the dealer/finance house/ombudsman of such defect. This is going to be costly and time consuming. The main beneficiaries will no doubt be the legal profession. Many dealers will not sell a car to you, without you purchasing one of the extended warranty products available top ways to make money on the market. It is also important to note that the act does top ways to make money not require a seller of second hand/used goods to supply those goods with a written warranty.

Fortunately most dealers do provide a written warranty. In such a case, the warranty might be less than the 6 month stipulated top ways to make money period, or equal to it or even longer than 6 months. The vast majority of dealers will strongly encourage customers to top ways to make money purchase an extended after market warranty. By doing so, it would not in any way, reduce your rights as a consumer.

That covers the basics in terms of buying used vehicles. The wise buyer will carefully study the act before embarking top ways to make money on a claim as it could end up costing him top ways to make money money to return the goods. Used vehicles are different to a new toaster bought at top ways to make money a supermarket. It is far more complex and hence the reason that top ways to make money the motor industry has been given its own ombudsman. After all the dust has settled, I believe those dealers with a solid reputation will carry top ways to make money on doing business as before and will not materially be top ways to make money affected by the CPA, but the dubious or dodgy ones will be in for top ways to make money a tough time! The office of the ombud is fully aware that there top ways to make money will be a certain type of “integrity challenged buyer” looking to take advantage of the act and the industry top ways to make money has been assured that those types consumers have already been top ways to make money earmarked.

There will be a big increase in paper consumption. Most dealers offer to purchase document was a one page top ways to make money affair. It now runs into some 20 pages of terms and top ways to make money conditions, so a lot more forests will fall by the wayside top ways to make money as a by-product of the act and a lot of lawyers will top ways to make money have lucrative additional work. Mostly when consumers are “the best protected in the world” it comes at a cost as when businesses are forced top ways to make money to close their doors, there will be job losses and tax losses for the top ways to make money state. At the end of the day, the cost of this legislation will be borne (once again) by the consumer.

Given that every single sale of any kind of product, or service, falls under the act (with the exception of the state itself), the mind boggles at the sheer volume of complaints that top ways to make money will no doubt end op on the CPA’s doorstep. Of greater concern is how adept will the office of top ways to make money the CPA be? The act itself and its specific conditions were only published top ways to make money two days after the act came into force. This meant businesses were unable to modify their paperwork and top ways to make money policies in time. I would imagine that many complaints will be rejected in top ways to make money the first six months as the timing was clearly unconstitutional top ways to make money and infringed on the rights of business owners.

Addendum july, 2012 – the commissioner was recently interviewed on radio and gave the top ways to make money following statistics in terms of the CPA. Some 240,000 complaints were received by the CPA in the first top ways to make money six months. After 12 months the COA had successfully ruled on 6,800 cases. So, looking at some basic arithmetic, if we take the 240,000 cases and double it for one year, we have 480,000 cases of which 6,800 have been heard. That leaves a massive shortfall in unresolved cases. I am not aware of which plans have been put top ways to make money in place to close that gap, but I am willing to stick my neck out and top ways to make money say that it is going to take a very long top ways to make money time

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