Agreement for the Sale of Goods


Overview
- Use the Agreement for the Sale of Goods when two parties, the seller and the buyer, negotiate for the sale of goods.
- This agreement is intended to be used only with tangible personal property like fax machines, office furniture, and heavy machinery.
- Do not use this agreement when selling software.  If you are buying or selling software, consider using the Business Attorney Sale of Technology Agreement, the Software License Agreement, or the Software Development Agreement.
- This agreement may not be appropriate for selling very complex technical equipment due to the involvement of  warranties, repair provisions, and payment terms (if the equipment is expensive).  
- This agreement form may not be appropriate for perishable goods.  When selling perishable goods, you need to consider Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, such as proper delivery and packaging.
- There are many statutes and cases governing contracts for the sale of goods.  In particular, the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) governs nearly every aspect of the sales transaction period.  Consult with your attorney to determine which parts of the UCC may apply to your specific situation.

When You Need It
- To provide a document to be used when one party has negotiated for the sale of goods to another.


Getting Started

You will need:
- Name and address of the seller.
- Name and address of the buyer.
- Details of the transaction, including a description of the product being sold, the amount being paid, terms for both payment and delivery, time for inspection of the goods and the type of warranty being offered.

When to Review and Revise 
- To correct the information contained in the Agreement before it is signed.
- To change the information contained in the Agreement after it is signed.
- To document another sale or purchase of goods.  


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