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Just wondering whether the consumer regs apply where an individual sells to a business - eg Recycling companies buying mobile phones or inkjet cartridges.


There is a legal contract formed when they accept them, is their not, for them to reconpense at the published rate?


The individual would still be regarded as a consumer in contract law, would he not, even though he's not doing the buying in this case, but as he's operating in an individual capacity, not in connection with his business or preofession?


Please let me know if the consumer regulations do apply (and why!), or if there is any other contract law that may apply in this case.



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Hi Raffles, and welcome to CAG.


A bit more info would be good here.


If they agreed to pay you £xxx for a phone or cartidge, but then decided to pay you less, you may have cause for complaint.


You mention a published rate but there may be some Terms and Conditions or small print which gives them the right to offer an alternative price.

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Well under the Trade Descriptions Act, all that was required a a consumer/business transaction. The person attaching the description need not be the business, nor need the business be the seller.


the problem is taht this legislation has been superceded by the consumer protection from unfair contract terms regulations. the intent is the same but the wording is different and there hase been so far no case law.


Otherwise, it would be a case of contract law.

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