MIL OSI Translation. Government of the Republic of France statements from English to French –
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You have in your wardrobes clothes that you do not put, books you no longer need, dishes, toys, records, furniture … Every year garage sales are organized all over the world. France to exhibit and sell objects you no longer use.
The National Institute of Consumer Affairs (INC) provides an update on the regulation of garage sales and answers your questions:
What is a garage sale? (What are the planned locations? For how long? What regulations apply?
What are the obligations of the participants? (What are the registration procedures? Who can organize the garage sales? How are the participating sellers identified? What are the required supporting documents?);
What can we sell? (Is the sale of new objects possible, which products are prohibited?);
Which payment methods to use? (Should we prefer payment in cash, what are the rules in this regard?);
Are purchased products guaranteed? (What is the legal warranty of conformity? What is the guarantee of hidden defects?);
Should earnings be declared? (What are the sums subject to taxation?) What about the disposal of precious metals: jewelery, works of art, collectibles or antiques?
Some advice if you are a buyer (contact a second-hand dealer or antique dealer, beware of objects that could be fake, negotiate prices to the extent reasonable);
Recourse in the event of a problem (notify the organizer as soon as possible orally and in writing, alert the General Directorate of Competition, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control, the Departmental Directorate for the Protection of Populations or the Departmental Directorate of social cohesion and the protection of populations.
To know :
Home empties follow the same rules as garage sales. The major difference lies in the obligations of the organizer and those of the buyers.
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