Do Amazon Replace Faulty Electrical Items On A "Like For Like" Basis? Replacement No Longer On Their Website

As above. Boyf bought an electric chainsaw on their website (New) apparently the "clutch sprocket" broke off - it's not supposed to (I'm not familiar with chainsaws at all!) rendering it useless.This is after less than two months' very modest use - using it now and then to chop up logs for his stove.

The item is no longer in stock on Amazon's website. Both Live Chat and Phone refuse to replace on a like for like basis and simply tell him to return the item. Is there any way he can get a replacement, similar item?

Thanks for any replies

From here…ds/

"If there is an obvious fault with the item at any time within the first 6 months and it has not been caused by wear and tear or misuse, your first port of call must be the shop you bought it from. They have the responsibility to put the matter right, and should not evade this responsibility by referring you to the manufacturer in the context of a guarantee or warranty.

In the first instance and if considered appropriate, the seller must offer to at least repair the goods. They must do this within reasonable time, at no additional cost to you and without causing any significant inconvenience. If any inconvenience is caused you should be given a replacement item on a `like for like' basis (and not simply the cheapest and most basic model). Many consumer complaints relate to the length of time the item is away being repaired - and although you must allow reasonable time for repair, the law does not say what `reasonable time' is. It very much depends on the item itself and the nature of the problem. For most things, shops would usually allow you to exchange the item or give you your money back straight away. However, if the damage is minor and can be repaired easily, then the shop can insist on this as a first option, although this will not stop you from taking it back if the repair is unsatisfactory or there is something else wrong with it.

If a repair is impossible or unfeasible, you must then be offered a replacement. Due to the emphasis on proportionality in this legislation, you must give the seller reasonable time to repair or replace before demanding your money back and you should be aware that any refund given may well take account of any use you have had of the goods since you took possession of them. If you do not want the seller to repair or replace, or they have told you they are unable to, you can then request they reduce the purchase price to an appropriate amount, although this does not affect your ability to take return the item if something else goes wrong".


no they don't have to replace, a refund is acceptable in the eyes of the law


no they don't have to replace, a refund is acceptable in the eyes of the … no they don't have to replace, a refund is acceptable in the eyes of the law


Full refund.
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