Originally Posted by ThomasWeiss
Maybe I miswrote it: the ad didn't say as-is and neither did the paperwork. That was just her response a few days later when I went in and asked where the stuff was. Had to resist my natural inclination to blow up on her - I feel like I would have been headed to jail. Again, just my own fault for not taking the time to check it out for myself. On the bright side the bottom paint
is only a few years old, hauled it and no blisters
or growth, and she performs pretty damn good on the water
. Overall, in my eyes, I got my moneys worth for the boat.
Maybe, just maybe, you have a common law fraud action against the broker and the seller. It is not too late for that. Depending upon your location, if you are in the United States, you might be able to bring it in small claims (I think some can handle matters up to $7,500) or the state court with the lowest level of jurisdiction. You might even be able to ask for and get punitive damages. Either way, this is not one that has to be heard in Federal Court.