I want to share my experience with Maine’s implied warranty law. Maine consumers have some of the most protective implied laws in the nation.

All new or used consumer goods sold in Maine, except used cars, come with an automatic implied warranty that the item is not seriously defective. That warranty cannot be disclaimed (denied) by the seller and covers the product or defective component of the product as long as it is still within its useful life — useful life will normally extend at the most to four years from the time of sale.

That implied warranty really works and is worth checking out.

I have always wondered why Maine allows extended warranties to be sold to Maine consumers, since we are already protected by state law.

Martin Keim, Auburn

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