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It was my car and I did drive it to meet them, they test drove the car, turned it off as we negotiated and then when they went to start it again, it didn't start. Apparently, the fuel pump went out in it. Also, I gave the money back because I would have felt like a jerk for not doing that. And I wish that this was fake...then I wouldn't be out a couple thousand dollars right now.
By me612 - / Tuesday 29 September 2009 15:57 / United States
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By  me612_fml  |  0

It was my car and I did drive it to meet them, they test drove the car, turned it off as we negotiated and then when they went to start it again, it didn't start. Apparently, the fuel pump went out in it. Also, I gave the money back because I would have felt like a jerk for not doing that. And I wish that this was fake...then I wouldn't be out a couple thousand dollars right now.

By  MiddleChild08  |  0

depending on what type of car it is and how old, a fuel pump is only about $150, give or take some. My boyfriends cost $120 and my dad's cost $200. Tell them you will have it fixed and then sell it to them.

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By  ozymandias_fml  |  0

Sorry sucker, but used car sales are 'as is' since this was not a hidden flaw in the car, there was no way a 'lemon-law' would apply. You gave the money back of your own free will, unless you hopped the border and tried to sell it in canada and the laws were different.

By  me612_fml  |  0

It was my car and I did drive it to meet them, they test drove the car, turned it off as we negotiated and then when they went to start it again, it didn't start. Apparently, the fuel pump went out in it. Also, I gave the money back because I would have felt like a jerk for not doing that. And I wish that this was fake...then I wouldn't be out a couple thousand dollars right now.

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  plexico  |  3

That should be a pretty inexpensive repair. Why don't you make that and ask for another chance? Let them have their own mechanic check it out, too.

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  tristangage  |  0

You aren't out by a couple of thousand dollars, you didn't lose any money, you just didn't gain any.

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  MiddleChild08  |  0

depending on what type of car it is and how old, a fuel pump is only about $150, give or take some. My boyfriends cost $120 and my dad's cost $200. Tell them you will have it fixed and then sell it to them.

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  kukopia  |  0

He hasn't been waiting, he's been trying to sell it for 2 yrs (at an apparently high price). Google reading comprehension. Then Yahoo it. 'Cause you sure don't got it now. Wow.. the reply I replied to poofed away... wierd

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[this was supposed to be a reply to #29 FFML] How could they rescind? Since the post said the buyer was going to drive away, the sale was not done at the home of the buyer. As for #27, some people just don't like being dicks. Besides that, dealing with Joe6Pack can be dangerous, so just buy some cheap insurance in the form of a fuel pump and try again.

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  kirkaygri  |  18

What kind of car have you possibly been trying to sell for two years?! Try lowering the price and see if you get any bites. Remember, NO ONE pays Blue Book. You automatically drop $500 from it. That's just a starting point to give you an idea. Then you take into account conditon and all issues them make a decision on price, adding a couple hundred so when they offer you a couple hundred less, you get what you want and they think they got a deal. Fuel pump isn't a huge deal, my husband changed one for $100 last night in an hour. He's a mechanic and gets a lot of "how much would you pay?" so he assesses the cars, tells them what's wrong (usually fixes it) then, if he knows anyone looking, even helps sell the cars. It's an interesting business.

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  spify231  |  8

Next time, ensure both you and the buyer sign a 'Deed of Sale' or some kind of sale contract that legally signs the papers over to the buyer, but ensure you have a clause in it that says: sold as seen or sold as is in which the buyer agrees to the purchase with all the flaws. In most courts of law it will be legally binding and you are in no obligation to refund the buyer.

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  mike3775  |  28

#74, read the date of the FML. This happened in 2009, and at the time, the entire global financial crisis was happening, and people were not spending money at all. OP just had the misfortune of trying to sell a car at the same time people were worried about money.

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