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Old January 20th, 2010, 07:01 PM   #1
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So I finally sold the cherokee last Tuesday 1/12/10. The guy came a few days before and took it for a short drive. No problem. I told him everything that I knew was wrong with it. I listed it on here and it has the same list of things wrong that I told him.

He came Tuesday 1/12/10 and paid me and drove off. Sunday 1/17/10 I get a call and he says he is on his way over to bring my plate and it is making noise. I go out and listen, and it sounds like a rod bearing. It was not making that sound during any of the test drives or when he left my house. He left.

I get 4 calls today from a number I don't know. The last call left a message. I listened, "Yo, this is the dude that you sold that truck to man. I would appreciate a call back. You know what it's about dog. Aiight. Bye."

I am like, shit. He ends up calling for a 5th time and I answer. Aparently today the engine went out. He said his "mechanic" says it is the crank bearings. He is pissed that I would sell him a vehicle that had a bad engine. I must have done something or put something in the engine to make it run fine. He wants me to give him like $400 or pay for parts or labor to fix the engine. I should be a human and have morals and give him some money.

I tell him I am sorry about what happened but you bought a vehicle with 220,000+ miles, for $XXXX.XX. I said I told you everything I knew that was wrong with it.

Aparently I am dealing with a "ghetto muthafukcr from the hood." At one point in the conversation I asked if he was threatening me. He said "no, I wouldn't threaten, I would just do it."

Now I have to watch my back and hope my barn doesn't get broken into or something doesn't happen to my house.

I need a gun, anybody have one I can borrow in case I have an uninvited guest in my house?
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Old January 20th, 2010, 07:04 PM   #2
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Thus the reason so many vehicles meet their destiny abondoned in fields.
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Old January 20th, 2010, 07:08 PM   #3
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did you offer a warranty ? no, tell him to get bent
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Old January 20th, 2010, 07:10 PM   #4
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That shit sucks....I'd call the police and make them aware I was threatened.
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Old January 20th, 2010, 07:12 PM   #5
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That shit sucks....I'd call the police and make them aware I was threatened.
My wife called the police while I was on the phone with the guy. They told her all that can be done is file a harassment order against him.

I should go put a deadbolt on my barn. Or board the door shut. Or park the car against the door.

After reading so many posts on here about sales that have gone bad, I told myself I would put "as-is" on the receipt whenever I sold a vehicle. Guess what? I forgot that. DAMN!
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Old January 20th, 2010, 07:14 PM   #6
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That shit sucks....I'd call the police and make them aware I was threatened.
agreed, also did you write up a bill of sale or something saying it is being sold as is?
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Old January 20th, 2010, 07:15 PM   #7
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yes, and swing up to the sporting goods store and grab a shotgun and some buckshot

Do you have the guys name? run his record on otis and the local courts, be nice to know if you are dealing with a real thug or a shit talking wannabe
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Old January 20th, 2010, 07:20 PM   #8
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I wrote up a bill of sale with his name and mine, selling price, vin number, make/model/year and date sold. We both signed it. I did not put as-is on it.
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Old January 20th, 2010, 07:21 PM   #9
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either way, used cars are as is. You have no idea how he treated it, hell he might have used it as a get away car.
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Old January 20th, 2010, 07:28 PM   #10
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Do you have the guys name? run his record on otis and the local courts, be nice to know if you are dealing with a real thug or a shit talking wannabe
I would but the website isn't working.
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Old January 20th, 2010, 07:29 PM   #11
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People talk shit all the time, I highly doubt he will do anything.
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Old January 20th, 2010, 07:30 PM   #12
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ahhhhh.... its been a while since we've had one of these threads.



tell him buyer beware mother fucker. lesson learned.
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Old January 20th, 2010, 07:32 PM   #13
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ive sold something told them everything that was wrong with it and then it breaks and they come back after me talkin shit. just talk shit back they will stop
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Old January 20th, 2010, 07:32 PM   #14
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I told him I am not legally bound to do anything.
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Old January 20th, 2010, 08:08 PM   #15
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Buttsects in the rape fashion. I bet he doesn't bother you anymore.
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what, no comments on the gun part of this thread? i'm surprised! a week later? up to you if you want to do anything about it. if you want to be an above average nice person, maybe offer to pay half of the repair? at least it would get him off your back. without knowing how much you sold the car for, it's kind of hard to give real advise.
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what, no comments on the gun part of this thread? i'm surprised! a week later? up to you if you want to do anything about it. if you want to be an above average nice person, maybe offer to pay half of the repair? at least it would get him off your back. without knowing how much you sold the car for, it's kind of hard to give real advise.
I call BS on paying for half. That would be like me selling you a rig, you wheel the hell out of it for a week and bust it and want me to pay half of the repairs. NO CHANCE IN HELL!!!
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I have a 30-06 for sale... I don't to far from you either...
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I call BS on paying for half. That would be like me selling you a rig, you wheel the hell out of it for a week and bust it and want me to pay half of the repairs. NO CHANCE IN HELL!!!
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I call BS on paying for half. That would be like me selling you a rig, you wheel the hell out of it for a week and bust it and want me to pay half of the repairs. NO CHANCE IN HELL!!!
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The only way you should pony up would be if you lied or did not disclose something that was specifically asked about like being a douche. If you were 100% honest with the dude and then this happened without any clue to you then you are clear. Shit happens, hopefully the dude will accept it and move on.

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