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    • sue2car
    • By sue2car 7th Feb 18, 3:34 PM
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    oak furniture land 7th Feb 18 at 3:34 PM
    Hi brought sideboard secondhand from Facebook, when heating went on, out came the woodworm, went to OFL as manufacturing fault, they didn't want to talk to me as not original owner. Have I got any rights , please help
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    • LilElvis
    • By LilElvis 7th Feb 18, 3:44 PM
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    Hi brought sideboard secondhand from Facebook, when heating went on, out came the woodworm, went to OFL as manufacturing fault, they didn't want to talk to me as not original owner. Have I got any rights , please help
    Originally posted by sue2car
    Probably none at all. Certainly not against OFL. Maybe against the person who sold it to you, though realistically only if it was a business rather than private seller.

    Research woodworm treatments.
    • Mr.Generous
    • By Mr.Generous 7th Feb 18, 3:56 PM
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    Every bit f wood used in furniture production somewhere like OFL will have been kiln dried, it eradicates woodworm and spores of all kinds.

    However once in a someones home where woodworm were present it can be attacked. Do you have any reason to believe it was sold new with an infestation?

    Timber can have woodworm holes without any actual woodworm, it can be attacked while growing. Little piles of sawdust are indications of a live infestation, holes are not. Treat it with Cuprinol 5Star or Cuprinol woodworm killer.
    • liviboy
    • By liviboy 7th Feb 18, 3:59 PM
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    • 7th Feb 18, 3:59 PM
    You have no claim against OakFurnitureLand / JB Global Ltd.

    As Mr G says - all the wood used at OFL is Kiln-dried and this would normally rid any infestation...

    You could possibly have a claim against the seller you bought from...especially if they are a commercial entity using Facebook to advertise...if a private seller then you MAY have a claim depending on how it was advertised "Fault-free", "Flawless", "Woodworm free", etc. But in all honesty I wouldn't be going down this route.
    • marliepanda
    • By marliepanda 7th Feb 18, 4:20 PM
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    Hi brought sideboard secondhand from Facebook, when heating went on, out came the woodworm, went to OFL as manufacturing fault, they didn't want to talk to me as not original owner. Have I got any rights , please help
    Originally posted by sue2car
    No.

    You have absolutely no idea where the woodworm came from. it has been in someone elses house for however long. How on earth did you think you could claim a manufacturing fault?
    • askmeaboutsofas
    • By askmeaboutsofas 8th Feb 18, 1:03 PM
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    Your rights would be against the person who sold it to you, it's very unlikely you'd be able to prove that OFL sold it with woodworm in it. Contact the person you bought it off and tell them, see if they'll give you your money back.

    I know there were some people a while back reporting that furniture they'd bought from OFL had issues with drying out when the central heating came on, which would suggest it isn't always as dried as it should be, but I don't recall ever hearing about woodworm.
    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 8th Feb 18, 1:06 PM
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    Did the (private) seller make any comment whatsoever about woodworm?

    For private sales the only two things that really apply are:

    1) The seller has good title to be able to sell the goods, and
    2) The goods are as described.

    If the seller advertised the item as not having woodworm then you're entitled to return the goods for a refund; if they were silent on the matter then Caveat Emptor (buyer beware).
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    • firefox1956
    • By firefox1956 8th Feb 18, 2:37 PM
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    • eddddy
    • By eddddy 8th Feb 18, 2:56 PM
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    Hi brought sideboard secondhand from Facebook...
    Originally posted by sue2car
    You didn't buy the sideboard from this person, by any chance?!!!

    I purchased around 2000 worth of furniture from Oak Furniture Land around 2 years ago. Last weekend I noticed some saw dust looking substance on the kitchen floor under the dining table.

    Link: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5599524
    Originally posted by Aeropars_
    Well I've settled on it with them:

    300 refund for the sideboard which is infested,...

    Link: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showpost.php?p=72073880&postcount=21
    Originally posted by Aeropars_
    It seems to confirm that OFL are aware that they've had a woodworm infestation problem.

    But as others say, they only have a duty to the person that bought the furniture directly from them - not subsequent purchasers.
    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 8th Feb 18, 4:59 PM
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    I thought the terms OFL and woodworm rang a bell ...
    Last edited by DoaM; 08-02-2018 at 7:27 PM. Reason: range??
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    • Warwick Hunt
    • By Warwick Hunt 8th Feb 18, 5:25 PM
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    To be fair it!!!8217;s a credit to OFL. I didn!!!8217;t think the used oak that would attract woodworm, thought it was all sapwood rejected by other furniture makers.
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