When a person is not a consumer
Definition of consumer: Sec2(i) (d) consumer means a purchaser or buyer of thing Acc. To this definition, the following person is a consumer.
A person who buys goods for a consideration that has been paid or promised or partly promised or partly paid.
In the form of offered payment or payment later
- A person who uses such goods with permission of the buyer other than who buys such goods for a consideration paid or promised or partly paid or partly promised.
- A person who hires or avails any services for a consideration that has been paid or promised or partly paid and partly promised.
- A person who is the beneficiary of such services with the approval of the buyer.
Case- D.V Laxmi Narayan V/S Division electronic engineer. 1991 (2) CPJ 303 A.P
Who is not a consumer?
Who purchases goods for resale or commercial purposes: under section 2(i)(d) a person who obtains goods for resale or for any commercial purpose is not a consumer explanation to section 2(i) (d) makes it clear that commercial purpose does not include huge used by a person of goods bought and by a person of goods bought and used by him and services availed of by him exclusively for the purpose of earning his livelihood by means of self-employment.
Who offers services free of charge
As consideration is necessary for being a consumer whether it is by money or by exchange of goods or done for any services. In respect of this clause services, rendered free of charge are not considered to be a consumer.