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post #11 of 17 Old 11-11-2010, 06:56 AM
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So cheap to go to small claims court it is certainly worth a shot. You will end up giving the trailer back if you lose. I have a hard time thinking you will find a very good trailer for $700. Good luck to you
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post #12 of 17 Old 11-11-2010, 08:34 AM
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Originally Posted by BrookeWookie View Post
I paid 700 for it and I know that isn't a lot but to me it is. but yes I have saved all of his emails.
Ist of all a 700.00 trailer wouldn't get much. 2nd road worthy is different to different people, 3rd why did you wait until after you bought it to inspect it? It is an as is sale and you should have done your research before purchasing it. Sounds like these defects were obvious and not hidden
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post #13 of 17 Old 11-11-2010, 09:15 AM
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Originally Posted by BrookeWookie View Post
After looking at the trailer at his house I decided to purchase it.
Sorry - read the above.

You looked at it and then decided to purchase it. The things you are complaining about were at his house. They did not simply appear on the drive home.
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post #14 of 17 Old 11-11-2010, 10:04 AM
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"To qualify under the Georgia Lemon Law or the federal Lemon Law, you must generally have a product that suffered multiple repair attempts under the manufacturer's factory warranty"

Took me about 5 seconds on Google to find this re: Ga lemon law. It would NOT appear that your trailer purchase would qualify at all, and take it from me-lemon laws are EXTREMELY difficult to enforce. I ended up in court with GM about a car once......but I won.

I agree that I doubt you have any legal recourse at all. Unfortunately, this looks like another case of "Let the buyer beware." Sorry.

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post #15 of 17 Old 11-11-2010, 10:08 AM
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I think it'd be best to just replace the floor. You could go to small claims court but if you do lose you'll have to pay court costs and be out more money.

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post #16 of 17 Old 11-11-2010, 10:17 AM
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Sorry OP, but I have to agree with the majority here.

You went and looked at the trailer and had every chance to say, 'No thanks, I don't think it'll suit me.'

Instead, you bought it. Now that you've taken it home and discovered it has issues, you're out of luck.

You can't expect much from a $700.00 trailer. I paid $1,400.00 for mine when it was 22 y/o. I bought it from a dealer as a used vehicle, and even from them didn't get much of a warranty. Why would you expect a warranty or buy-back clause from a private owner?

The trailer is yours. Either put money into it to make it safe to haul horses, or scrap it. Either way, it's your headache now.
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post #17 of 17 Old 11-11-2010, 04:30 PM
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I'm not sure about lemon laws, but from what Franknbeans posted above, it sounds similar to house sales disclosures - as in, you would have to prove the seller KNOWINGLY sold you a defective trailer. Meaning he knew the trailer had a rotted floor, had had the floor inspected and gotten quotes to fix it, and then elected not to have the work done and tried to sell it without disclosing the damages. Extremely hard to prove unless you have documentation.

That being said, I would say in general you can't get a used trailer for 700 bucks and expect NOT to have to put some work into it. If it were in better shape it wouldn't be selling for 700 bucks. You didn't get taken, you got what you paid for.

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