Sale of Goods Act - Italian Equivalent?

is there an Italian (or general European) equivalent to the UK's Sale of Goods Act 1979? I bought a totally expensive hp laptop in March 2007, in three and a partially years, it has been repaired twice for duplicate problem, and now failed again. It is a prearranged problem that HP have admitted. The first time it be repaired at less than 12 moths old be in Italy. About a year later it slipshod again and the Italian HP customer services didn't want to know. No point taking it back to the shop because they are notorious for ratification the buck to the manufacturers. I eventually got it repaired for free contained by England, where I'm from, but 15 months later it have failed again. It cost a lot of money. At this stage, I don't want it repaired again, when I know, and HP know, the motherboard is faulty, and will more than likely backfire again. I just want a replacement. If i'd bought it in England I guess I'd stand a better chance because I could go to the small claims court, but whoever I ask here, nobody know a thing about consumer rights! Any oblige out there please?
Answers:
Since I don't know what UK Sale of Goods Act actually states, I can suggest you (I assume you can speak Italian) to ask to some consumer's associations; ADUC SoS online other gave me fast and competent answers http://sosonline.aduc.it/ but you can also try this forum http://www.classactionitalia.net/forum.p…
Basically, you should own right to get a faultless unknown item
http://www.helpconsumatori.it/news.php?i…
but I fear now may be a moment ago too late.
Anyway remember by EU law the wholesaler is responsible, they have to deal near the manufacturer or the distributor, not you.
Having accepted repairs, I am not sure that even below U.K. law that you would have much of a break in court. Besides, any repair would probably now exceed the convenience of the machine itself.

Italy is not famed for either ability control or consumer rights. With it being imported commodities as well, all the cards are stacked against you.

My warning would be to either to get a cheap backstreet repair or right it past its sell-by date an buy a new machine. In adjectives a recommend that you don't accept a repair on any faulty electronic equipment, but instead ask for a replacement. It is recurrently something other than the part of the apparatus that fails that is the source of the problem and engineers with the sole purpose ever replace the part that fails.


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