“Let the buyer beware” – the principle that the buyer alone is responsible for checking the
quality and suitability of goods before a purchase is made.
It is specifically defined in section 16 of Sales of Goods Act “there is no implied warranty or
condition as to the quality or the fitness foe any particular purpose of goods supplied under
such a contract of sale.
JONES V. PADGETT
The plaintiff purchased an indigo cloth from defendant for making liveries but failed to
inform his intention. The cloth was not suitable for making liveries. The plaintiff sued the
defendant for loss but the court held the defendant was not liable under the principle of
Above discussion shows the legislation protects the rights & interest of buyer as well as seller without being bias towards any of them. This maxim ensures that awareness among buyer is
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