The sales contact has served as the paradigm for contracts in general. Moreover, it is also probably the most common contract, and certainly the most common consumer contract that there is. Furthermore, there are many mixed transactions that contain a certain element of sale, such as distribution contracts or all sorts or manufacturing contracts. This book presents the rules regarding sales contracts under European law. The principles examined here start from the idea of a uniform regime for all kind of sales transactions. Moreover, these principles aim to meet the needs of international and national commerce alike and attempt to create a truly uniform sales law, bridging the differentiation into different settings, different parties to the contract, and different object of sales. However, when deemed necessary, certain provisions are declared mandatory in consumer sales in order to protect the weaker party in the transaction involved. To that end, a balance is struck between the two major international instruments in this area, the CISG (Contracts for the International Sale of Goods) and the Consumer Sales Directive. Moreover, during the drafting process, comparative material from over 20 different EU Member States has been taken into account. The work is not only a presentation of a future model for European rules to come, but also provides a fairly detailed indication of the present legal situation in the Member States.C. Incorrect installation by the consumer Frequently, consumers buy goods that are intended for self-installation (i.e. ... to be installed by the consumer; and, second, the installation went wrong due to shortcomings in the installation instructions.
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