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Sale of Goods Act 1979

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30 Delivery of wrong quantity.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)Where the seller delivers to the buyer a quantity of goods less than he contracted to sell, the buyer may reject them, but if the buyer accepts the goods so delivered he must pay for them at the contract rate.

(2)Where the seller delivers to the buyer a quantity of goods larger than he contracted to sell, the buyer may accept the goods included in the contract and reject the rest, or he may reject the whole.

[F1(2A)A buyer who does not deal as consumer may not—

(a)where the seller delivers a quantity of goods less than he contracted to sell, reject the goods under subsection (1) above, or

(b)where the seller delivers a quantity of goods larger than he contracted to sell, reject the whole under subsection (2) above,

if the shortfall or, as the case may be, excess is so slight that it would be unreasonable for him to do so.

(2B)It is for the seller to show that a shortfall or excess fell within subsection (2A) above.

(2C)Subsections (2A) and (2B) above do not apply to Scotland.]

[F2(2D)Where the seller delivers a quantity of goods—

(a)less than he contracted to sell, the buyer shall not be entitled to reject the goods under subsection (1) above,

(b)larger than he contracted to sell, the buyer shall not be entitled to reject the whole under subsection (2) above,

unless the shortfall or excess is material.

(2E)Subsection (2D) above applies to Scotland only.]

(3)Where the seller delivers to the buyer a quantity of goods larger than he contracted to sell and the buyer accepts the whole of the goods so delivered he must pay for them at the contract rate.

F3(4). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(5)This section is subject to any usage of trade, special agreement, or course of dealing between the parties.

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F1S. 30(2A)-(2C) inserted (3.1.1995) by 1994 c. 35, ss. 4(2), 8(2) (with s. 8(3)).

F2S. 30(2D)(2E) inserted (3.1.1995) by 1994 c. 35, ss. 5(2), 8(2) (with s. 8(3)).

F3S. 30(4) repealed (3.1.1995) by 1994 c. 35, ss. 3(3), 7(2), 8(2), Sch.3 (with s. 8(3)).

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