13 Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes § 9320 - Buyer Of Goods

§ 9320. Buyer of goods.

(a) Buyer in ordinary course of business.--Except as otherwise provided in subsection (e), a buyer in ordinary course of business, other than a person buying farm products from a person engaged in farming operations, takes free of a security interest created by the buyer's seller, even if the security interest is perfected and the buyer knows of its existence.

(b) Buyer of consumer goods.--Except as otherwise provided in subsection (e), a buyer of goods from a person who used or bought the goods for use primarily for personal, family or household purposes takes free of a security interest, even if perfected, if the buyer buys:

(1) without knowledge of the security interest;

(2) for value;

(3) primarily for the buyer's personal, family or household purposes; and

(4) before the filing of a financing statement covering the goods.

(c) Effectiveness of filing for subsection (b).--To the extent that it affects the priority of a security interest over a buyer of goods under subsection (b), the period of effectiveness of a filing made in the jurisdiction in which the seller is located is governed by section 9316(a) and (b) (relating to effect of change in governing law).

(d) Buyer in ordinary course of business at wellhead or minehead.--A buyer in ordinary course of business buying oil, gas or other minerals at the wellhead or minehead or after extraction takes free of an interest arising out of an encumbrance.

(e) Possessory security interest not affected.--Subsections (a) and (b) do not affect a security interest in goods in the possession of the secured party under section 9313 (relating to when possession by or delivery to secured party perfects security interest without filing).

(June 27, 2013, P.L.154, No.30, eff. July 1, 2013)

2013 Amendment. Act 30 amended subsec. (c).

Cross References. Section 9320 is referred to in sections 7209, 7503, 9317 of this title.

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