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Section 1302.62 | Merchant buyer's duties as to rightfully rejected goods - salvage - UCC 2-603, 2-604.


(A) Subject to any security interest in the buyer as provided in division (C) of section 1302.85 of the Revised Code, when the seller has no agent or place of business at the market of rejection, a merchant buyer is under a duty after rejection of goods in his possession or control to follow any reasonable instructions received from the seller with respect to the goods and in the absence of such instructions to make reasonable efforts to sell them for the seller's account if they are perishable or threaten to decline in value speedily. Instructions are not reasonable if on demand indemnity for expenses is not forthcoming.

(B) When the buyer sells goods under division (A) of this section, he is entitled to reimbursement from the seller or out of the proceeds for reasonable expenses of caring for and selling them, and if the expenses include no selling commission then to such commission as is usual in the trade or if there is none to a reasonable sum not exceeding ten per cent on the gross proceeds.

(C) In complying with this section, the buyer is held only to good faith and good faith conduct hereunder is neither acceptance nor conversion nor the basis of an action for damages.

(D) Subject to the provisions of divisions (A), (B), and (C) of this section on perishables, if the seller gives no instructions within a reasonable time after notification of rejection the buyer may store the rejected goods for the seller's account or reship them to him or resell them for the seller's account with reimbursement as provided in divisions (A), (B), and (C) of this section. Such action is not acceptance or conversion.

Last updated February 15, 2022 at 2:09 PM

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