What happens if you or someone else has signed a delivery note for delivery of a new appliance, but when it was unpacked it was found to be damaged? When signing a delivery note you are normally only confirming receipt of the appliance so this shouldn’t affect your position when complaining to the retailer. Responsibility for any damage lies with the seller, even if it’s been signed for. If you report the damage to the retailer you bought it from and they tell you to take it up with a third party delivery company they are wrong to do this. It’s up to them to deal with the delivery company.
Delivery companies like us to sign that we’ve received goods in good condition. It’s often impractical to check them properly, especially a highly protected white goods appliance. No delivery driver is going to wait until we’ve taken off all the packaging and carefully inspected our new appliance yet they expect us to sign to say it’s in perfect condition.
Looking at consumer rights related to buying a second hand washing machine or any other appliance from either a private buyer or a local trader.
Reconditioned washing machines were popular in the 70s, 80s and even 90s, but are they still a viable buying option now new budget washing machines are so cheap? Reconditioning is a good idea in these throwaway times, but economics have affected the viability of reconditioning appliances for most engineers. As new ones continue to get cheaper and much less repairable it’s become more expensive to properly recondition them to a high standard, and much less attractive for customers to buy.
Many people want to know if it is better to buy a separate washing machine and tumble dryer or a combined washer dryer. Separate appliances are definitely best. A combined washer and dryer will always be a compromise as explained in this article, but they wouldn’t exist if they didn’t have good reason to exist.