You can try to get compensation when you think the computer or computing device you purchased does not correspond to the agreement you had with the merchant.

The computer you purchase must conform:

  • to its description on the contract or the invoice;
  • to what was described by the vendor;
  • to the advertising in which it is featured.

Examples:

  • a merchant cannot pretend a computer features a video card that is fast enough to allow you to play online games when it is not;
  • in an advertisement, a merchant cannot indicate the price of a computer and use the photo of another computer that is more expensive and more powerful.

Recourse

The law provides for recourse when merchants fail to abide by their statements or advertisements. But first, try to reach an agreement with the merchant.

Tools made available by the Office

To help you resolve your problem, the Office has made various tools available to you. First, refer to the Resolve a problem with a merchant section, which presents the various steps to follow. Among other things, you will find suggestions on negotiating with a merchant in order to reach an agreement.

The Office also makes available information kits tailored to problems of an exclusively civil nature. They cover reasonable durability of goods, deliveries, warranties and non-conformity of goods or services. The Download an information kit page provides all the information you need.


Last update : October 15, 2020

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The information contained on this page is presented in simple terms to make it easier to understand. It does not replace the texts of the laws and regulations.