View Poll Results: What do I do about this unfortunate circumstance?
Suck it up, caviat empture, let the buyer beware?
Ask for his monetary participation because he mis-represented the boat when specifically asked?
If he is unwilling to help, drop it and move on?
If he is unwilling to help take him to small claims court depending on the cost?
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I need some help! Did I get screwed or is this a simple case of caviot emptur?

Old 08-05-2003, 11:50 AM
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How recent was the sale? How recent was the repair? If it's really close, then he might help you out. If you've had the boat for a while, then suck it up. Either way, the boat was still a private party sale and was in a as-is condition, so the seller really has no obligation to you.
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Old 08-05-2003, 12:43 PM
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Let it go, bring it up and have him buy you dinner. To much time has passed.
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Old 08-05-2003, 01:26 PM
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Shane, lets not forget that you have run that boat in pretty snotty water at relatively high speeds and everything has been fine for 4 years. So, just get it fixed so I can drive it around and pound on it for you!!!
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Old 08-05-2003, 04:09 PM
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Shane, only because you specifically asked" was the boat ever repaired" , would I even bring up the question to the previous owner. I would simply ask him what he thinks the fair thing would be since he did tell you it had never been repaired. If it's $2000.00 to fix it ask him what you should do?? He may just be a stand up guy and offer you half.Otto
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Old 08-05-2003, 05:47 PM
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S U R V E Y!
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Old 08-05-2003, 06:02 PM
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it sucks but i'd have to go with slingshot, water under the bridge.
Pardon me, while I whip this out!
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Old 08-05-2003, 06:23 PM
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I had cavier one time is that like caviot emptur, or caviat empture I even drove in a chevy one time
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Old 08-05-2003, 09:42 PM
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The advice that D-hlaw gave is on the money.
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Old 08-05-2003, 11:19 PM
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My advice would be to suck it up and chalk it up to one of life`s experiences. It`s been several years and it sounds as if you`ve gotten plenty of hard use from the boat. We don`t need any more lawsuits in this world either!
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Old 08-26-2003, 12:59 PM
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What made the repair break? Was it fixed with bondo or something?
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