View Poll Results: What do I do about this unfortunate circumstance?
Suck it up, caviat empture, let the buyer beware?
63
64.29%
Ask for his monetary participation because he mis-represented the boat when specifically asked?
7
7.14%
If he is unwilling to help, drop it and move on?
26
26.53%
If he is unwilling to help take him to small claims court depending on the cost?
2
2.04%
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I need some help! Did I get screwed or is this a simple case of caviot emptur?

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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.
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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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What made the repair break? Was it fixed with bondo or something?
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