The warranty issue

A warranty is a contract - in general manufacturer warranties are NOT intended to be transferable between consumers, (though this is a point which could be argued), and additionally manufacturers are largely not geared up to deal with consumers. Remember also that the retailer’s obligations are only to the person they formed the original contract with, so in general you cannot sell something as “with manufacturer warranty” unless you are certain that the warranty is transferable. If you do, you are in danger of breaching the contract you form with the buyer and being exposed to a claim for breach. Using the original receipt to claim against the retailer or manufacturer, if is not elsewhere described in the contract, could constitute a criminal offence.

It comes without saying that in evaluating whether to purchase from a private seller, this has to be taken into account

The all lowdown about buyers rights can be found here

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