If you buy unfit or faulty goods you are entitled to a replacement, a repair or a refund. Whether you are entitled to a replacement, repair or a refund can depend on the goods in question and other circumstances. The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) provide examples of when you can expect a replacement, repair or a refund on the CCPC website.
If you are entitled to a refund it is worthwhile noting that the retailer or supplier of services can give a refund in cash, cheque or to a credit card account. If you are returning goods that are faulty you do not have to accept a credit note or a voucher. The differences between refunds, credit notes and vouchers are explained below.
Remember, if you change your mind about a product you are not entitled to either return the goods or to a refund. In this case, a retailer may give you a refund or a credit note to the value of the goods but they are not obliged to do so.
Each consumer case is different and there are few hard and fast rules so
contact the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission or other consumer
protection organisation to find out exactly what your rights are.
If you have a question relating to this topic you can contact the Citizens Information Phone Service on 0761 07 4000 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm) or you can visit your local Citizens Information Centre.