When I emailed the seller they said because it was four months old and cheap they wouldn't do anything about it. When I pointed out consumer guarantees act they said there was no time specified in the act and didn't appear to want to do anything about it. They eventually relented and offered a partial refund, which to me doesn't seem to meet their obligations under the consumer guarantees act. I still have a faulty thermometer.
Interested in what other people think, and if anyone knows what their obligations are. Is it acceptable for cheap goods to fail after 4 months, and what obligations does an in-trade seller on trademe have in that situation?