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Consumer definition

What does Consumer mean?

A consumer is a person acting outside the context of a trade, business or profession, but the definition takes different meanings depending on the context in which it is used and the applicable legislation.

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A consumer is a person acting outside the context of a trade, business or profession, but the definition takes different meanings depending on the context in which it is used. Therefore it is important to check the relevant law or regulation such as the Consumer Rights Act 2015 (CRA 2015), the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977, the Sale of Goods Act 1979.
For example, under the CRA 2015, defined as an individual acting for purposes that are wholly or mainly outside that individual's trade, business, craft or profession. Therefore, if goods are supplied only for the buyer's business purposes, the buyer is not a consumer for the purposes of the CRA 2015. A company cannot be consumer.

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