Of course, not all contracts are as fluid as those described above. Users regularly sign online contracts when they are not qualified (for example. B as minors) or sign contracts they didn`t want by clicking on something. Will a legally binding treaty still be in place in such cases? When is a contract valid? When can the buyer resign and when is he required to accept and pay for the goods? If an incorrect price is displayed in the online store, the buyer is not allowed to receive the merchandise at that price. However, if the seller does not correct the errors, a legally binding sales contract is entered into as soon as he delivers the goods at the indicated price. But it is possible to challenge the treaty on the basis of an error. Explicit guarantees: An explicit guarantee is a positive statement from the seller about the quality and characteristics of the merchandise. An example of an express warranty is an electronics distributor that tells a customer, “We guarantee defects to your newly purchased TV for three years. If you tell us there is a defect, we will replace it or fix it. However, an explicit guarantee can be created even if the seller does not intend to establish one. If the sales contract has a description of the products that the buyer relies on at the time of purchase, an explicit guarantee is made that the merchandise complies with that description. When the seller makes a sample of the merchandise available to the buyer, an explicit guarantee is made that the merchandise matches the sample.
A written agreement allows both the seller and the buyer to clearly state the explicit guarantees that apply to the merchandise if necessary. In principle, an online sales contract follows the same rules as an offline contract, but there are differences when it comes to the offer. Online stores showcase their products, as do retail stores in their physical stores. But instead of walking around the store, customers can click on the product pages online and select the pages online. For certain sales contracts, i.e. those entered into a location that is NOT the seller`s permanent head office, the buyer has the legal right to terminate the contract until midnight on the third business day following the sale. More information about this “cooling time” can be found in your national laws and with the Federal Trade Commission. One way or another, you will want to make sure that you have a written agreement to make sure it sails smoothly until the money and goods have been exchanged, and that you and the other party will want to know what to do if there is a hiccup on the way.