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Anonymous asked in Cars & TransportationMaintenance & Repairs · 9 months ago

How would you respond to a car buyer who makes stuff up after sale?

Sold a car to a buyer who test drove the car first. He mentioned bad struts, bad engine mounts and others which I wasn't aware of since I'm not a mechanic (he could've been lying for all I know). So I gave him a 20 percent discount. He thanked me and promised to leave a positive feedback. Well, few days later he negs me instead mentioning all the stuff that he had complained about which I had given him a discount for. He also claimed bad transmission which isn't true at all. It has a slight lag when accelerating which was mentioned in the ad.

So how would you respond to his neg? So he's complaining about stuff he already knew before buying or stuff I had mentioned in the ad. I had perfect feedback prior to this.

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  • zipper
    Lv 6
    8 months ago

    He is pulling a scam on you, tell him to pound salt.

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  • Scott
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    I'd tell him he bought the car "as is" and to go pound sand.

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    First off, you did a mistake. You "got to know the product you are selling" so you can tell those with the "this seems broken or that don't work" to "Eff Off." They obviously are not a serious buyer...as they do not have the money.

    With any used car there is certain characteristics that is that car. It is underpowered ...right from the factory... Either like it or leave it. VW slug bugs were ugly right from the factory and underpowered and they outsold the FORD MODEL T. People bought them and almost paid the new price for an old car when it was being sold 5 years later. It never seemed to lose it value. It was high in demand even though it was the pits to warm up inside when there was snow on the ground and there was no A/C, auto transmission, power brakes or other stuff. That is the car that was produced. Not a defect. Just that car brand.

    . Then you know exactly what you are selling so anything they say is B.S. Wait for the next buyer...as there is always more than one person looking for the same vehicle.

    Or you can do what you did...Give the car away for less money than you wanted just to get rid of it. No car lot dealer EVER WOULD DO THAT. They know there are so many "suckers out there" another will bite at the hook if they wait longer. Maybe wait an hour, day or week and they sell it for what they asked.

    After the car is sold your business with this person is OVER. You don't know him or the car he is talking about.

    That is you should have got full payment IN CASH. Then he is a stranger to you. All car dealers are like that.

    I would not worry about it. The feedback thing is not important. Most people who shop do not pay it any attention because there are always unsatisfied buyers,,,,there is no way they can use this for leverage against you as you sold your car. It is not your living.

    What you can do is.....now that you mention it is a "he" ...report that you have seen a car fitting the description with a general description of the person LURKING AROUND PLAYGROUNDS where young children play and he is offering them rides....your name is Jack Daniels. Just doing the community watchdog thing.

    Or he is dealing in drugs from his vehicle. ......your name is Jack Shelak you are watching out for nefarious activities in your community. For the safety of the Kids.

    All of a sudden he does not have time to bother you anymore. And you got him good as he riled you up.

    He is messing with the wrong person.

    All of a sudden, my answering machine speaks Polish.

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  • 9 months ago

    Cash the check ASAP. Money talks.

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  • Dan
    Lv 5
    9 months ago

    If there is a reply field simply and politely refute his claim, explain briefly that all the problems were discussed and a 20% discount was given.

    After that, remain silent.

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  • 9 months ago

    "All non-imaginary faults were disclosed to the buyer, and a reduced price was negotiated before completing the sale."

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  • Jay P
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    I wouldn't. Once the sale is done, I am out of the picture. But I don't use sites such as eBay or other online sites that utilize customer feedback.

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  • A.J.
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    In used cars, both sellers and buyers lie their buns off. It's known as a shady business.

    You agreed upon a price. You sold a car and buyer bought it. Done deal. No incentive for the buyer to follow up.

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  • 9 months ago

    I wouldn't respond at all. Some customers will never be happy, and there's nothing you can do about it.

    Did you sell the car with any conditions or warranties attached? Then the buyer knew the risks. End of debate.

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  • 9 months ago

    People are sometimes or always stupid or dishonest when it comes to money.

    Since you failed to mention what website or social media the rating was given in, no help for you from here.

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