ORS 72.6020¹
Manner and effect of rightful rejection

(1) Rejection of goods must be within a reasonable time after their delivery or tender. It is ineffective unless the buyer seasonably notifies the seller.

(2) Subject to the provisions of ORS 72.6030 (Merchant buyer's duties as to rightfully rejected goods) and 72.6040 (Buyer's options as to salvage of rightfully rejected goods) on rejected goods:

(a) After rejection any exercise of ownership by the buyer with respect to any commercial unit is wrongful as against the seller; and

(b) If the buyer has before rejection taken physical possession of goods in which the buyer does not have a security interest under the provisions of ORS 72.7110 (Buyer's remedies in general) (3), the buyer is under a duty after rejection to hold them with reasonable care at the seller’s disposition for a time sufficient to permit the seller to remove them; but

(c) The buyer has no further obligations with regard to goods rightfully rejected.

(3) The seller’s rights with respect to goods wrongfully rejected are governed by the provisions of ORS 72.7030 (Seller's remedies in general) on seller’s remedies in general. [1961 c.726 §72.6020 (Manner and effect of rightful rejection)]

Notes of Decisions

Because the buyer rightfully revoked acceptance under ORS 72.6080 (Revocation of acceptance in whole or in part), the buyer had no further obliga­tion as to the returned goods. Valley Iron and Steel Co. v. Thorin, 278 Or 103, 562 P2d 1212 (1977)

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Law Review Cita­tions

53 OLR 468-473 (1974); 58 OLR 545 (1980)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 72—Sales, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors72.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 72, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­072ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent. Currency Information