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VIC Friend Bought Car on Gumtree - How to Recover Money Paid?

Discussion in 'Australian Consumer Law Forum' started by help me!, 12 November 2015.

  1. help me!

    help me! Member

    12 November 2015
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    I'm hoping someone could point me in the right direction.

    A friend of mine spent a significant amount of money on a car from QLD that was advertised on gumtree. The seller sent numerous text messages confirming there was nothing wrong with the vehicle, it was perfect. Now the vehicle has arrived. I'm in Melbourne.

    It's quite obvious the photos were old as the car has rust holes straight through the floor. The gearbox is actually snapped off and it doesn't even have door handles.

    Are there any legal steps under Australian Consumer Law to recover his money as the car was not as described?

    Thanks in advance
  2. JS79

    JS79 Well-Known Member

    2 October 2015
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    As the car was purchased privately you are unfortunately not covered under the Australian Consumer Law.

    You could try and get your money back in the magistrates court due to misleading and deceptive conduct.

    Good luck
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