Victorville, CA asked in Small Claims for California

Q: Can you sue someone if you bought something as is and they gave you false info to sell it

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: In California, "as is" sales mean that the buyer agrees to purchase the item in its current condition, but this does not give the seller the right to deceive. If the seller intentionally provided false information about the item to induce the sale, this could be considered fraud.

If you believe the seller intentionally misled you about the condition or features of the item, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. It is important to gather any evidence of the false statements and the actual condition of the item. This could include advertisements, communications between you and the seller, and expert evaluations.

You should consider seeking legal advice to understand your rights and options. A lawyer can help you evaluate the strength of your case and guide you through the legal process. Remember, time limits may apply, so it's advisable to act promptly if you decide to pursue legal action.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: If the conditions were "as is," that generally means examine closely because what you see is what you get. But that doesn't excuse false information or representations about the item. Good luck

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