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I need advise on selling an automobile in New York.I had listed a 1999 chevy surburban with 209,000 miles on it, for sale on EBAY a few weeks ago. I disclosed that the vehicle had a lien listed on the title, and that the release from the bank had been lost and could not be reproduced. I also stated in the add that there was NO WARRANTY. I also listed all the work that had been done to the vehicle during my possession of a little more than a year. Someone from New York City got interested and I initiated contact and had him call me by phone and we started talking about it and we verbally agreed to a price of 1500.00 cash, sight unseen, and I ended the EBAY add, he deposited 100.00 into my paypal account, and we made plans to meet a few days later to make the rest of deal.When we met, he drove the vehicle, asked tons of questions, picked the vehicle apart, saw that there was an ABS brake warning light on, asked about it and I told him that I got it that way, and there was something wrong with the system, but that I had been driving it that way for a year because I was told was safe because the system had been disabled by pulling out the fuse. He also didn't like that there were some scratches, not dents! on the drivers side doors that were not visible in the pictures that he viewed on EBAY. He talked me down to 1350.00 cash, asked if there was anything else wrong with the car that I knew of and I answered honestly no, as I have put 15,000 miles on it in the year I have had it, and t he reason I was selling it was that I needed a bigger truck for work.He calls me the next day, and says that his mechanic has fixed a problem with the steering column which in turn had damaged the transmission and wants me to share in part of the expense. I have had the vehicle for over a year and driven it just fine and accepted the way it drove and never thought there was a problem other than the fact that it had 209,000 miles on it and was not going to drive like a new vehicle. This is after he signed a bill of sale, stating his name, address, and nys drivers licence #, mileage of the vehicle, date and time of transfer, agreed amount of 1350.00, and that he was accepting the vehicle AS IS.What are my LEGAL Rights ? Lloyd xxxx
Thank you very much, very helpful info.
will do Loren,
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