The basics of making a purchase

What are my rights?

Can a store advertise a "sale" indefinitely?
  • Yes
  • No

When you make a purchase, you are making a contract. A contract is a legally enforceable agreement. As parties to the agreement, you and the seller have certain legal rights and obligations.

What you should know

Prevent problems

Common questions

Who can help

  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in January 2020
  • Time to read: 8 minutes

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