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Author: Earble Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 71233  
Subject: Bought a Bad Engine Date: 12/3/2012 11:15 AM
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Hi, all --

This is not really a car issue, except that the purchase of an engine is involved. But I'm hoping somebody might be able to give me some advice to pass on to my son (whom I love unconditionally, no matter what he does).

Long story short, he bought a used Japanese-sourced engine through eBay from a supplier in Canada. When the shop went to install the engine, they found that it was completely rusted on the inside and won't work. Big trouble is, they found this out one day outside of the 45-day period for eBay disputes. He says the supplier is giving him the runaround. The shop "feels bad" they didn't do the compression test earlier, but apparently feels no other obligation to make things right.

I suggested he call the state Attorney General to see if he has any legal leg to stand on. I suspect he's out the money, because the amount is small ($1600), and there's no international small claims court.

$1600 is a small amount of money, but it's a lot of money to my son (whom I love unconditionally, no matter what he does). Can anybody suggest any other options?

Earble
(no matter what he does)
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