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#778199 - 18th Mar 2013 9:32pm Buying from gumtree and other used websites
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If you bought say a dishwasher from gumtree and the seal and welding was broken along the side of the dish washer which seals the door and washer closed broken and it was not very safe as it could leak and you paid a reasonable price for it. You got it home plumbed it in then noticed it was broken and couldn't be fixed what would you do? Any advice appreciated

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#778216 - 18th Mar 2013 10:08pm Re: Buying from gumtree and other used websites [Re: Hannahirby]
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If it was a private transaction between two individuals then I'd try and appeal to the sellers good nature because legally I don't think you can ask for your money back. Caveat Emptor (buyer beware) and all that. Perhaps ask them politely to contribute towards the cost of repair, (or try emotional blackmail and burst into tears). Sorry. frown

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#778226 - 18th Mar 2013 10:46pm Re: Buying from gumtree and other used websites [Re: Hannahirby]
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unfortunately gumtree only provide a place for the adverts and take no responsibility for any selling/purchases that go on, so as shambo said, if the people u bought the dishwasher from were genuine they may be willing to help u out, otherwise u're kind of stuck! :-\

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#778807 - 20th Mar 2013 9:33pm Re: Buying from gumtree and other used websites [Re: Hannahirby]
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She emailed back and said we could take it back if we wanted and shed give me the money back but we've tried to fix it with no success! There are some genuine people around after all!

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#778834 - 21st Mar 2013 2:18am Re: Buying from gumtree and other used websites [Re: Hannahirby]
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That's good to hear. smile

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