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The ACCC’s recent decision to take Valve to court highlighted that we have well-defined consumer rights in Australia which big businesses ignore at their peril. It’s worth knowing what those rights are — but it’s also helpful to know what you can’t do. Here’s a refresher on some of the most common misconceptions.
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We’ve talked before about how Valve is obliged to provide refunds for non-functioning games purchased on Steam under Australian consumer law, but actually getting the company to cough up has proved difficult for buyers. That might become a little easier with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) taking Valve to court over its stance.