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In which state is the seller located? Did you purchase the item "as is" or did the seller make certain representations with regard to its condition or warrant the product?
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Bidadoo is in WA, Item I purchased was located in CA. The auction company publishes an inspection report and video of the unit being operated. I think they are "as is" but again being sold as used by definition on ebay means useable. Otherwise it would be sold as parts/salvage only.
Hello again, John.In addition to the e-bay definition, there is typically an implied warranty of merchantability with each product sold. This is normally implied by state law, here WA law would typically apply and you could use that to seek payment from the seller to make the repairs so the item does function as it was intended.Here is a link which describes this implied warranty:http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=62A.2-314If the seller does not agree to pay for the necessary repairs, then you may wish to file a complaint with e-bay as well as the BBB and state consumer protection agency if the seller is a business.
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Bidadoo.com is a pretty big auction house selling on ebay. Every Thursday evening they sell at least $100k of equipment. Would I have to use an attorney in WA if they continued to stonewall? Can you answer another question for me regarding a trust?
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