Is this a business purchase Sir?
15/11/18 08:32 Filed in: Industry
Have you noticed a lot more tech places are asking whether your purchase is for business use…? Be wary of this.
I've noticed recently that whether online or in real stores like PCWorld/Currys, I'm being asked a lot more whether my purchase is for business use or not.
"Is this a business purchase, Sir?".
They laughably refer to 'giving you a VAT receipt' which of course you should be entitled to anyway.
The cynic in me thinks there is only one possible reason this is happening more and more - to get out of consumer protection laws - distance selling rights for example. Here's the thing - if you say it's a business purchase very few of these rights then apply. How crafty is that?
Anyway, here's the point - if you ever get asked if it's a business purchase always say no. You'll retain far better consumer rights, and lose nothing in the process.