Price You See

  AccessMoron 21:38 18 Sep 2004
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Just found an internets site that are selling a boat at a very cheap price.

If i purchase on line, are they obliged to sell it to me at that price?

  Diodorus Siculus 21:52 18 Sep 2004

Check the terms of the site.

If it says E&OE it means that any errors / ommisions are excluded.

They are not obliged to sell it till they have accepted your offer and sent you an agreement.

  Forum Editor 22:47 18 Sep 2004

you're not seriously contemplating buying a boat online?

If you are, then heed the advice offered by Diodorus Siculus. In fact, the site doesn't even have to include the E&OE statement - they do not have to sell at the advertised price until and unless you offer to pay it and they accept your offer.

  wee eddie 22:48 18 Sep 2004

If fibre glass, this problem is more or less terminal.

Where is it?

Are you sure of what is on offer?

  spuds 22:55 18 Sep 2004

The golden rule, always inspect a boat or any type of water user craft before purchase, unless it is brand new with a good sound warranty, from a reputable/checkable source.This also applies to motor power, like an outboard or inboard engine.

  ensonricky 01:20 19 Sep 2004

If it does turn out to have a porous hull you can always return it under the distance selling regulations. That's if it's not at the bottom of the sea. I wouldn't fancy the return postage or cost of packaging though.

  spuds 11:04 19 Sep 2004

The Consumer Protection [Distance Selling] Regulation 2000 only applies to boni fidi traders, not the general public with a private sale.

If you would like to hear boat purchasing stories, then I have a nice file containing some real events :o(

  Stuartli 15:39 19 Sep 2004

Are you sure that it's not a model..:-)

  Stuartli 15:45 19 Sep 2004

See the frauds scam warning at:

click here

Couldn't resist this one (forgive me!):

click here

  AccessMoron 14:05 20 Sep 2004
  Stuartli 15:50 20 Sep 2004

In view of the numerous appalling spelling errors, which don't exactly inspire confidence, might be worth making enquiries through the Bristol Chamber of Commerce's secretary regarding wet-windy's status:

click here

However, there are numerous references to the outlet on google.

You haven't informed us, by the way, exactly which is the boat you have in mind.

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