savag3: Buy now on trademe is not an auction. Otherwise for second hand goods the original retailer is no longer liable however the manufacturer is still liable.
Do you have precedent for the ''Buy now on trademe is not an auction" aspect of your reply?
Surely the product was put on-line as part of an auction?
People bid on the product, and in this case, to win the auction - the Trademe user has used the 'Buy Now' function.
They've entered an auction and won...
I have heard that Commerce Commission don't like this, but I'm yet to see it hold up in court.
I'm just asking, as I would be fascinated to see how far the CC's powers reach.
As a side not, I do not believe slight leakage on a budget Samsung LCD to be anything out of the ordinary... and not a warranty (bearing in mind that, like most of us on here, I personally haven't seen the tellie in question).