We sold a 1998 Dodge Ram as is to another individual for $2800.00 This was a private sale. The guy who bought it paid cash, and took it two days later. A week and a half later he comes to us and tells us that his mechanic said it needs $2000.00 worth of work and wants is money back, what is our legal obligation here? Response: None because the car was sold "as is." The Buyer purchased the car "as is" at his own risk. Unless, you materially misrepresented something during the transaction, the Buyer does not have any recourse against you. For instance, if the Buyer asked you about the condition of the car and you did not tell the Buyer the whole truth, then the Buyer may sue you for material misrepresentation, which resulted in him purchasing a car he would not have purchased but for the misrepresentation.
That is what I thought, but i wanted to make sure. Thank you.
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