Do Store Policies Form a Contract that Binds Customers?
I'm in an on-line discussion with someone who's claiming that a store's policies and manufacturers' warranties form a legally binding contract, and the purchaser must abide by those terms, like it or not.
I have quoted the applicable sections of the Sale of Goods Act, and the Consumer Protection Act (which say that consumers have rights that can't be taken away from them, regardless of any policies or express warranties).
However, I was hoping there was something in contract law that deals a death-blow to the idea that a store policy can be considered a contract that binds the customer.
Clearly there is 'consideration', when the customer hands over money. But is there 'offer and acceptance', if it's just a 'take-it-or-leave-it' policy of the store?
If it's legally binding on the customer, couldn't we all start suing stores that refuse to take a return of an unopened item within the stated time period?
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