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Disposal of Uncollected Goods Act 1967 – 30 January 2012


Where goods are left with a business for repair or other treatment and upon repair/treatment, the consumer fails to make payment or pick-up the goods, the business is generally entitled after six months to sell the goods to recover costs only (provided earlier notice of this entitlement is given).

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Section 8 is historical and may be repealed.

The subsection 9(5) twenty cent inspection fee may need to be indexed.

The section 12 heading ‘Ambulatory operation of Act’ is irregular and could be replaced with better wording.



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