Sale of Goods Act 1979

Section 6 of “The Unfair Contract Terms Act 1999” provides an exemption clause making out to restrict or keep out liability for infringement of any of the statutory implied terms under SGA .S6 UCTA concerns with oblique terms regarding sellers privilege to sell, in agreement with any fitness, description for reason and satisfactory quality in hire purchase or sales contracts.
In Hoadly v. M’Laine, in a damage action, the buyer was held liable to pay the reasonable value of the carriage which was specially manufactured according to the buyer’s specification or special order.
If the offer has a condition annexed while acceptance by the buyer then it will tantamount to no acceptance. For instance, an offer is made for a product at some price and at four months credit and the buyer accepts on condition that the credit is to be prolonged to six months. in such scenario, the seller is not bound, as this is not a valid acceptance and demands either a new offer has to be made in line with customer’s wish or to seller has to accept the terms imposed by the buyer.
Suppose, if a seller sends his price list through post or email to the buyer and if the buyer accepts the same through post or through email, then there is a valid contract and both parties are bound by the terms of the contract entered between.
Businesses frequently employ standard terms namely boiler contracts to govern their business contracts. For instance, if Apex Fashions Ltd place orders of fabric from Superior Fabrics Ltd on its own standard from which stipulates the Apex’s standard term of purchase? Superior accepts the order with a form which said to contain its own standard terms of sale which differ from Apex’s conditions. Superior has made a counter-offer to Apex offer and there exists no contract at this stage. This has been laid down in Butter Machine Tools Co Ltd v Ex-Cell-O Corp.