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Man sued for $30K over $40 printer he sold on Craigslist


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#1 JohnC_21

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Posted 06 June 2016 - 02:38 PM

INDIANAPOLIS --- Selling a used, black-and-white printer through Craigslist seemed simple and straightforward to Doug Costello.

It wasn't.

What the 66-year-old Massachusetts man didn't know then is that he would spend the next 6 ½ years embroiled in a complicated and confusing legal dispute in Indiana over that printer, which, according to its buyer, was broken.

He would find himself liable for about $30,000 in damages. He would pay a lawyer at least $12,000 in his battle to escape the legal mess.

 

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Posted 06 June 2016 - 04:02 PM

wow thatd be a nightmare to deal with someone who constanly files hoping someone doesn't reply and is held liable



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Posted 06 June 2016 - 04:03 PM

Hahah... that's just nuts. It would be tossed out on it's ear in the first hearing in Australia.



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Posted 06 June 2016 - 04:13 PM

I don't know why the judge didn't just rule for 40.00 be returned and call it a day hahaha



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Posted 06 June 2016 - 04:58 PM

I thought craigs list was just for casual encounters? Huh who knew it actually sold stuff!



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Posted 06 June 2016 - 05:28 PM

Hahah... that's just nuts. It would be tossed out on it's ear in the first hearing in Australia.

Yup its a second hand private sale, Caveat Emptor.

 

But in this case its Caveat venditor.



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Posted 06 June 2016 - 05:43 PM

That's just crazy. That should be thrown out of the top window!



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Posted 07 June 2016 - 08:29 AM

That's just crazy. That should be thrown out of the top window!

 

Along with the person who filed the suit?



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Posted 08 June 2016 - 11:30 AM

Wow, that is ridiculous. Looks like I'll hold off on selling my used monitor for now!



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Posted 13 June 2016 - 11:11 AM

ii really sucks when you read some jerk in Indiana ( the state i live in) did this to someone) it sends the wrong message to everyone else.  (you doing a deal with what with who, where?  well remember about the guy in indiana) sicken me.






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