by, 07-25-2008 at 09:18 PM (1446 Views)
This being my first blog I will keep it short and sweet.
Recently purchased a 2005 colorodo Z71 4x2 from a private seller.
In the process of buying the truck he became intrested in my 97 s-10 4x2 w/86,000 miles and a pile of repiar and maintenance receipts that I showed him.
The deal was made after we traded trucks for a day. during that day I took the 05 into to my mechanic who threw it on the lift went through it and gave me the 2 thumbs up.
a week later he calls me whining that he had a oil leak after driving it only 80 miles. turns out it was tranny fluid leaking from a gear connector. He suggested that I knew of this problem( I did not) and was trying to get the deal redone. After composing myself(FROM LAUGHTER) I asked him if he even looked under the truck when he had it for a day. NO was his answer he said he trusted what I told him about the truck and he did not expect to have any problems!!!
After another good laugh I told him I am not your dad but if I were I would Smack you upside your head!! The truck is 11 years old yes it has low miles but crap happens. Had you taken the truck to a shop and had it looked over like I did with yours you could have used that to negotiate a better deal or maybe not buy the truck.
It is buyer beware and I hid nothing and offered no warranty. I was just pissed that this guys ignorance makes him think that I owe him something.
Am I Wrong?