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Consumer Transactions

Consumer purchases such as food, furniture, clothes, and pets are the building blocks of the American economy. These everyday transactions are so important that the federal, state, and even local governments have developed an entire area of law that protects the rights of buyers and sellers alike. Explore the articles below to learn about what buyers can expect from every seller, how to cancel a major sale, and the rules of online shopping. The “Consumer Warranty” section has more information on when a product can be considered defective, as well as how to handle returns and refunds.