Could you give me an idea of what evidence he may be able to produce?
I provided MOT (my mechanic felt nothing was wrong) and full service history. Would he then provide his mechanics report that presumably says there was something serious wrong? Then standoff between mechanics?
I think he is expecting me to reply to his letter by either accepting, rejecting or making another offer in order to resolve this. In an offer I think I will use this diminution value you refer to. I am not too sure how to calculate this:
- I paid £600 for car 3 months prior to selling it.
- I sold car for £450 (quick sell & little tax left).
- Had another offer to take 'as is' for £400 (felt obligated to follow through with buyer as he contacted me first)
- Scrap value of car +/- £300
Fair offer to him:
1. Difference between two sales prices (£450-£400=£50)
2. Difference between what he paid and scrap value (£450-£300=£150)
3. Zero because the car was sold at a discounted rate (£450-£600=£0)
For argument sake, I make offer not to pay this guy. Do you think it will go to county court? Or is too minor an issue?
To me this is a matter of principle. I am insulted; I really acted in good faith.