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The Sale and Supply of Goods to Consumers Regulations 2002

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2.  In these Regulations—

“consumer” means any natural person who, in the contracts covered by these Regulations, is acting for purposes which are outside his trade, business or profession;

“consumer guarantee” means any undertaking to a consumer by a person acting in the course of his business, given without extra charge, to reimburse the price paid or to replace, repair or handle consumer goods in any way if they do not meet the specifications set out in the guarantee statement or in the relevant advertising;

“court” in relation to England and Wales and Northern Ireland means a county court or the High Court, and in relation to Scotland, the sheriff or the Court of Session;

“enforcement authority” means the Director General of Fair Trading, every local weights and measures authority in Great Britain and the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment for Northern Ireland;

“goods” has the same meaning as in section 61 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979(1);

“guarantor” means a person who offers a consumer guarantee to a consumer; and

“supply” includes supply by way of sale, lease, hire or hire-purchase.

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