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Rejection and Revocation

Learn about the buyer’s right to reject nonconforming goods, the legal effects of rejection, and the buyer’s right to revoke acceptance.


In another lesson, we discussed how a buyer can accept goods. Now let’s talk about the buyer’s other option, rejection. Under Article 2, if the buyer doesn’t effectively reject a tender, the goods are deemed accepted. After acceptance, the buyer can no longer reject the goods, only revoke acceptance.

I. Rejecting Goods

A buyer may reject goods by seasonably notifying the seller of the rejection within a reasonable time after tender or delivery. At a minimum, a reasonable time for rejection...