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Hi, I'll keep this as short as possible

 

I recently moved into a new house, it's got quite a big garden and part of it is on a slope. I decided it would be best to go for a "better" make and spend a bit more than I would normally have to get a lawnmower that was capable and going to last.

 

I went in to a local specialist supplier and told him the story and they suggested a Honda one at £600, somewhat reluctantly I did buy it.

 

Moving on a couple of months I noticed when cutting on the slope it was leaking fuel, so I called the supplier up and they said after hearing the fault to bring it in. After a week I collected it being told it had been repaired, but the job card was not available to say what had been done.

 

First cut, still leaking... called the next day, spoke to someone else, first question he asked was how steep is the slope, I gave him a guess and he instantly said, thats the problem, too steep. At this point I was fairly annoyed, said I had told them it was for cutting a slope when I bought it, again when I reported the fault and no one had ever asked how steep the slope was. He immediately got defensive and said he was putting the phone down because I was "just trying to blame them"

 

The one thing that I did read again were the instructions, and in very small print on the last english page is a one line that says to the effect do not cut on slopes more than 20Deg. I agree I should have read this before using it, but after being specific with the shop I unfortunately presumed they would know what they were talking about.

 

So the question is, I have spent £600 on a lawnmower that cannot do what I specified it should (verbally) do I have any recourse?

 

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Soga. They must repair replace or regund. Put everything in writing and stay off the phone

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Agree, not fit for purpose; get a refund or replacement.

They should of asked you what degree of slope you intended using it on, they are the experts; then you could of told them.

check your lawn slope, so you don't get caught out again.

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Agree, not fit for purpose; get a refund or replacement.

They should of asked you what degree of slope you intended using it on, they are the experts; then you could of told them.

check your lawn slope, so you don't get caught out again.

 

Just want to confirm as I said it does list the slope in the small print so the machine is fit for that purpose, is it the advice given by the shop that is at fault? Or can I just say it's not fit for purpose

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If they sold it you and it doesnt work properly, they are at fault. You say its fit for purpose, yet is broken. Therefore you have a valid claim under SOGA.

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You told them of your requirements and they offered you this lawnmower as being suitable. It is clearly not fit for purpose, even though it works fine on the flat.

SoGA

They should offer you one that does work in your garden and a refund of any excess payment, not a credit note.

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