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Posted byCereal Killer
Posted on04/17/09 11:17 AM



Your first mistake was letting him drop it back off at your place. You should have asked him to show you the sign that said customer service. The deal was between him and your aunt.

You second mistake was selling it. If he wants to go to small claims court there's no way of knowing which way it'll go. You may actually be liable for selling his gear.

Now what I'd like you to do is to get both your asses on Judge Judy. When she starts squaking at you, pull out a golf club and "Now watch this drive!". I personally will pay you and your friend anything you want to pull that off on TV.

At a bare minimun you should give him what you got for the machine. If you did go to court, worst case is you're liable for what he paid for it, plus whatever court costs and time off work you need. You should probably say fuck it, and offer him something inbetween. Just lay it on thick that he had no business dumping it on you after he checked it out and made the deal. You might also want to see if there's a way to get it back. Then just leave it at his place.



> OK, this starts off about a month back. A friend of mine at work (we are in the
> same project) is very much into physical fitness. Well, an aunt of mine who
> lives close by, had bought a treadmill about an year ago. But recently, it had
> been pretty much out of use, so she had it packed up. So i told this friend of
> mine (Mr. X), about the treadmill. He asked me to ask my aunt, if she wanted to
> sell it. The response i got from her was in the affirmative, and she claimed
> that it was working fine, and had only been serviced once. I convey her response
> to Mr. X, who says he trusts me on the machine's condition. So I take this guy
> to her home, he checks the machine out, and takes it home.
>
> A week later, the machine stops working. He calls a service guy to check it out,
> who tells him that the electronic chip on the machine is malfunctioning and that
> it has been repaired once before. However, repairing it would cost a hefty
> price. So Mr. X calls me up and tells me about the issue, saying he can't keep
> this as it is faulty and wants to have it returned and drops the treadmill over
> at my place.
>
>
> This is where it gets nasty. My aunt is very angry to hear about this, and asks
> me to tell him that she won't take it back in any condition, as it was working
> while in her possession. Now, Mr. X, being an idiot, should have checked the
> machine out thoroughly, instead of trusting upon me (Since the treadmill was
> never in my possession). As for my aunt, she did not tell me about the history
> of repair, and she also put a rather high price on it even though it was an old
> model.
>
> The machine lay at my place for about a month, without any inquiry from either
> sides. Thinking that things have settled down, I sold the machine to a shop
> owner (it was taking up a lot of space) for a shitty price, as it was already
> fucked up.
>
> Now yesterday, Mr. X comes to me, pretty pissed off, and is asking that either I
> get the money back from her or I pay him myself. Which I don't wanna do (why the
> hell should I?). Now i don't wanna mess my relation with this guy, because he's
> really helpful at work and an overall nice guy.
>
> I am stuck on both ends. My aunt will not take the machine back, no matter what,
> and Mr. X is pretty pissed off, and wants his hard earned money back.
>
> I am fucked from both ends here....and can't seem to be able to find a way out
> of this situation. Any advice would be much appreciated....that's the last time
> I do a good deed...dammit! Life can be a real bitch when it wants to be...
>
>
>
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*In a dilemma...need some serious advice  SFK04/17/09 09:26 AM
.*Re: In a dilemma...need some serious advice  dean04/25/09 01:53 PM
..*amazingly  SFK04/28/09 04:54 AM
.*Judge Judy is the answer  jajig04/19/09 01:02 PM
.*Re: In a dilemma...need some serious advice  VmprHntrD04/17/09 09:08 PM
..*Re: In a dilemma...need some serious advice  dean04/27/09 11:21 AM
..*Re: In a dilemma...need some serious advice  SFK04/18/09 07:00 AM
...*Re: In a dilemma...need some serious advice  VmprHntrD04/19/09 07:52 PM
..Re: In a dilemma...need some serious advice  Cereal Killer04/17/09 11:17 AM
.*Take the box. -nt-  SatsuNoHiTo04/17/09 11:14 AM
.*Re: In a dilemma...need some serious advice  itchyNADZ04/17/09 09:47 AM
..*Re: In a dilemma...need some serious advice  SFK04/17/09 09:58 AM
...*I agree with Nadz  newsdee04/17/09 12:12 PM