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  1. Great Red Shark

    Boat Buying Blues

    My suspicion as well - she wanted you as a back-up position and figured a good survey would find fault,  that would cost her money - so,  once she had you on the hook she used you as leverage to get the next buyer to cash-out without survey.     You got played.  Played like a cheap guitar.  and...
  2. Great Red Shark

    Boat Buying Blues

  3. Great Red Shark

    Boat Buying Blues

    I know it's retrospect, but the conversation should have gone: "I sold the boat to another buyer." "Did we have an agreement?" "Ah" "We sure as Hell did.  You cashed my check." "Ah" "I do not release you from our contract."  click
  4. Great Red Shark

    Boat Buying Blues

    Well, there's ONE thing to be sure of - she cannot be trusted.  May have dodged a bullet. She MAY have been concerned about a surveyor finding fault,  and gone with the sure sucker - after hedging her position.   Greasy as all Hell,  sure - but that's the person you were dealing with. Might be...
  5. Great Red Shark

    Boat Buying Blues

    That is straight up bullshit. The most basic tenants of contract law deal with an Offer and Acceptance. If she accepted your check AND DEPOSITED IT then you HAVE A CONTRACT.
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