Non-Durable Goods Law and Legal Definition

Non-durable goods are consumer goods that are not durable. These goods are either immediately consumed in one use or they generally have a lifespan of less than three years. They are also known as non durable goods. They are the opposites of durable goods.

Non-durable goods are not intended to last for an extended length of time. Under the broad scope of non-durable goods, there are subclasses, such as perishable goods, semi durable goods, and soft goods. Textile products are examples of soft goods. Electronic devices such as stereo equipment and television sets may be classified as semi durable. And, food and food products are examples of perishable goods. Clothing, bedding, towels, and similar items are generally considered to have a useful life of less than three years.