Vidalia, GA asked in Contracts for Georgia

Q: A Man traded my daughter for two phones but gave her an XBOX 360 that doesn't work. is this illegal?

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Michael David Birchmore
Michael David Birchmore
Answered
  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Unfortunately, this is pretty much covered under the "caveat emptor" doctrine which means "buyer beware." Did your daughter not even check the item out to see if it worked? Was your daughter 18 years old or older at the time of the trade? If not, then the trade is invalid as the daughter was a minor child. It is not illegal though.

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