Columbus, OH asked in Consumer Law for Ohio

Q: I sold a used item with no warranty in working condition. The buyer inspected it and agreed to the price. Now wants refu

He stated I welding on the unit but I didn't but claims he can prove otherwise. Does he have a case?

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A: In Ohio, when you sell a used item with no warranty and the buyer inspects it and agrees to the price, it typically constitutes a private sale under the principle of "caveat emptor," which means "let the buyer beware." This means that the buyer is responsible for inspecting the item and determining its condition before purchasing it. If the buyer now claims that you misrepresented the item and that it had undisclosed issues, it can be challenging for them to establish a case, especially if they agreed to the sale after inspecting the item. However, legal outcomes can depend on various factors, such as the evidence presented and specific circumstances. For personalized legal advice tailored to your unique circumstances, it's advisable to consult with an attorney.

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