Who is a Consumer?

Under the Consumer Protection Act consumer is defined as a person who buys any goods or services for a consideration, which has been paid or promised or partly paid and partly promised, or under any system of deferred payment. A person who obtains such goods for resale or for any commercial purposes will not be a consumer.  However, if such goods are bought by a person exclusively for the purpose of earning his livelihood by means of self-employment then such a person will be considered as a consumer.