Explain the rules that govern delivery of goods as stipulated in the Sale of Goods Act

  • Whether it is for the buyer to take delivery or the seller to transmit them to the buyer depends on the terms of the contract.
  • Unless otherwise agreed, the place of delivery is the sellers place of business if any, failing which his residence.
  • If specific goods are in some other place known to the parties that other place is the place of delivery.
  • If the goods are in the hands of a third party, delivery is deemed complete when the third party intimates to the buyer that he holds the goods on his behalf.
  • Unless otherwise agreed, the cost of and incidental to putting the goods into a deliverable state is borne by the seller.
  • If the seller is bound to transmit the goods to the buyer he must do so within a reasonable time.
  • Unless otherwise agreed, the buyer is not bound to accept delivery by installments.
  • Delivery by common carrier is prima facie complete when the goods are handed over to the carrier.
  • If the seller delivers less goods, the buyer is entitled to reject the goods or accept them and pay at the contract rate.
  • If the seller delivers more goods the buyer may reject all of them or accept only those included in the contract or accept all and pay and pay at the contract rate.

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