Corvallis, OR asked in Contracts and Small Claims for Oregon

Q: Does he have any legal grounds? Will he win?

I sold a used truck as is(says as is on the bill of sale.) he is now saying he took it to a mechanic a few days later and it had an engine misfire and now he wants to sue for his money back. I was unaware of the problem. I don’t know what to do next. Is this something he will win?

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Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott
  • Portland, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: It is unclear why the buyer thinks they are entitled to a refund and lots depends on exactly what was said before the sale and\or details but As Is means As Is and anything could have happened to the vehicle in the few days between purchase and inspection. Bottom line is buyer should have had inspection done before buying it if they were concerned. No one can ever promise you will win if you go to court but based solely on your posting, it would seem your odds are good.

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