If you bought an item in a flea market from a private individual, that is a matter between two private individuals and the Consumer Protection Act does not apply. Instead, the Sale of Goods Act, which does not fall within the powers of the consumer authorities, applies to deals between private individuals. The Sale of Goods Act also contains provisions regarding faulty goods. If necessary, you may refer to these provisions.
Second-hand goods are usually sold on the basis of the condition they are in at the time of sale. Examine the product carefully before buying it. You may not have the opportunity to cancel the deal afterwards, simply because the seller cannot be reached.
Goods are considered to have been bought from a private individual even when they were purchased from a marketplace maintained by a company, if it is clearly indicated there that the parties to the sales contract are private individuals. This includes self-service flea markets, online forums where sales notices are posted and online auction sites.
Liability for defects in second-hand goods