Highlights of this report


Buying goods at auction


Your rights in regular and online auctions Read more

Special cases


Electrical goods, stolen goods Read more

More help


About the PPSR, and quick tips for successful second-hand buying Read more


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If you're buying goods from a second-hand dealer, auction, or privately, it's important to choose carefully, as your legal protection is limited if anything goes wrong.

Everybody loves a bargain, and there are few of us not caught by the excitement of an auction or the treasure troves to be found in the dark and dusty corners of second-hand dealers' shops. But whether you're a bargain hunter or avid collector, it pays to know your legal rights.