If a product or service you buy fails to meet a consumer guarantee, you have the right to ask for a repair, replacement or refund under the Australian Consumer Law. The remedy you're entitled to will depend on whether the issue is major or minor.
You can seek compensation for damages and losses you suffer due to a problem with a product or service if the supplier could have reasonably foreseen the problem. This is in addition to your repair, replacement or refund rights.
There are three steps to follow when making a complaint, but the first step is always to contact the business to explain the problem and how you would like it fixed.
When you buy products or services from a trader, you are entering into a contract. Before you do, make sure you understand what you are agreeing to.
A lay-by agreement lets you buy a product and pay for it in two or more instalments before taking it home. It’s important for you to understand what the written agreement covers and how you or the business can cancel it.