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... to some really nice people, should I be feeling , cos right now I am.

Although, the car was priced well below retail value of one in good condition, the buyers failed to spot the main problem, which is a leaking (possibly cracked) gearbox. When they find out, I don't think they'll be too happy with me....
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yes you should be feeling
naughty, naughty boy. to be fair, if they didn't ask if there was any problem it's their own fault.
if you lied and said there are no real problems with it you really are a very naughty boy.
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lol if you made some money out of it who cares!
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Nope, made a substantial loss actually. I bought it recently without knowing about the fault.

And nope, I didn't lie about anything, answered any questions they had truthfully, didn't do any pushy selling.
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You should be feeling shocking, you just sold a potentially dangerous car and didn't say a word. Not to mention that whoever bought it has to foot the bill because you kept quiet.

Somebody has just bought themselves a new car and I bet they're dead chuffed, and it's your fault when all that goes wrong.

Edit: And even though you bought it without knowing the fault and made a loss, you're willing to pass that onto somebody else?
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Its not a dangerous fault, its leaking a few drops a day, been refilled yesterday. Gear changes are probably as smooth as the day it was bought new, if not smoother.

A replacement box plus fitting costs nearly half the value of the car if it was in pristine condition. What would you do in this kind of situation?
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(Original post by TommyWannabe)
Edit: And even though you bought it without knowing the fault and made a loss, you're willing to pass that onto somebody else?
Someone else was willing to do it to me and I've learnt my lesson. Yeah, I know that doesn't make it right but isn't it the buyer's responsibility to check the car over? I've not lied about anything.
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Its not a dangerous fault, its leaking a few drops a day, been refilled yesterday. Gear changes are probably as smooth as the day it was bought new, if not smoother.

A replacement box plus fitting costs nearly half the value of the car if it was in pristine condition. What would you do in this kind of situation?
Tell them......

This is why I'm worried about buying my first car. I can't afford one from a dealer so I have to go private. I don't have enough money to fix a major fault, just enough to buy a car, so if this happened to me I'd have immediately lost all my money essentially, and be totally lost.
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Yeah, so you use some kind of inspection company to check the car over for you or ask for or buy a warranty, as I've learnt from this experience.
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Yeah, so you use some kind of inspection company to check the car over for you or ask for or buy a warranty, as I've learnt from this experience.
Not going to bother arguing mate, I'm tired and going to bed. In all fairness though you know 'they did it to me so I'll do it to them' is no good excuse. You've just screwed over some very nice people who have to pay for your lack of honesty.
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Meh, fair enough.

Most people won't notice and it is not a dangerous fault, kind of risk you take when you buy private and why you pay for the RAC to look over it.

There is no such thing as an honest seller 9 out of 10 times. Especially if the seller had only owned the car for a couple of months, they should have been suspicious for that.

I don't really care tho...
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Not going to bother arguing mate, I'm tired and going to bed. In all fairness though you know 'they did it to me so I'll do it to them' is no good excuse. You've just screwed over some very nice people who have to pay for your lack of honesty.
*Points to a few posts up*

As I said, I've sold it at a price a lot lower than its worth if it had no faults and a lot lower than what I paid. So even if they did sell it on or repair it, they'd get their money back. I'm the one that's lost out.
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... to some really nice people, should I be feeling , cos right now I am.

Although, the car was priced well below retail value of one in good condition, the buyers failed to spot the main problem, which is a leaking (possibly cracked) gearbox. When they find out, I don't think they'll be too happy with me....

you are a GD scumbag.
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you are a GD scumbag.
Thanks. :rolleyes:
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you are a GD scumbag.
From the person with 3 red gems :rolleyes:

He is not a really a scumbag, the people who bought the car should have been more critical. As a seller you are not going to say that it is really cheap for a reason!

You get what you pay for.
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Sorry, the Caveat Empor excuse doesn't cut it here. Not telling a buyer about a major fault in the product you are selling them is misrepresentation(lying), there are no two ways about it. Getting screwed over doesn't give you the right to screw someone else over. Is it OK for abused children to be paedophiles?
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Say what? Comparing Paedophiles to selling a lemon, wow...

It is not a major fault, it is a small oil leak in the gearbox!
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it is not a dangerous fault
Gearbox sieze, front wheels locking up aint dangerous, huh?
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