mattwnz:tdgeek:gzt: I dont understand fully responsibilities of receivers. What is the legal situation with warranty on house brand sold by receivers in this period?
Interesting point. Even though its DSE branded, it still has a manufacturer, so if all goes pear shaped, a CGA issue would be with them. Now, if the manufacturer doesn't have an office in NZ?
If there was a warranty issue during receivership, I guess that's a recievers responsibility.
As there is no requirement for retailers to tell consumers if something is parallel imported or not (as far as I am aware), people may not have manufacturer CGA protection if a manufacturer in NZ claims that the goods weren't supplied by them, but an overseas based manufacturer. I presume a lot of the goods come from Australia directly, and the manufacturers in Oz possibly don't have to provide any CGA protection for NZ consumers. If you buy off a retailer on trademe who is based in Oz, but are in 'in trade' trader, there is likely no CGA protection either, even though you don't necessarily know you are buying from an overseas based trader unless you look at their profile.
This also applies, which I wasn't aware of.
Importers and distributors are treated as manufacturers under CGA
If you import or distribute goods that are manufactured outside New Zealand, you are directly responsible to NZ consumers as if you were the manufacturer yourself.
Outlet shops or other direct sellers are treated as retailers
If you manufacture or import goods but also sell them directly to the consumer (eg through an outlet shop), then you will be responsible for the retailers’ guarantees for the goods you sell in this way.