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I purchased a vehicle on ebay march 31st he assured me

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Hi
I purchased a vehicle on ebay march 31st he assured me it was in ioo% perfect
condition but that was not the case. I did not drive vehicle for first week due to being unweell only to find it was a load of rubbish in more than one sense.
I had to sell the vehicle to a garage for £4000 giving me a loss of £3500.
What sre my chances of getting the money back
Regards
Philip.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  JGM replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your question.
There are two alternatives depending on the status of the seller.
If the seller was a dealer you have rights under the Sale of Goods Act 1979, section 14 on the basis that the car was not of satisfactory quality and you can sue for your losses.
If the seller was a private seller you can sue for damages for misrepresentation, ie, the seller said the car was perfect and it was not. That is an actionable statement even though the Sale of Goods Act doesn't apply to private sales.
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