recently bought a ‘nearly new’ phone charger at a car boot sale. I paid very little for it but when I used it, the charger started to get very hot and it has damaged my phone. The seller lives locally. Can I insist on him paying for the damage to my phone? Lorraine, Wicklow IF you buy second-hand items from another consumer, you have no consumer rights as you are not buying from a business. The item only has to be owned by the seller and fit their description. So it is important to check goods before you buy and it’s very much a case of “buyer beware”.
You can always contact the seller, explain your problem calmly but firmly and ask for what you want. If the seller makes you an offer, you can either accept or continue to negotiate. But be