Can I sue for suffering of grades and to get my money back for repairs I have to make? 11 Answers as of May 21, 2013My husband and I bought a computer. The owner told us it works or we wouldn’t have got it. Well that same day we start it up and it doesn’t work. Needs a new hard drive. The guy says we don’t have a claim that it was sold as is but his ad doesn’t state that. he said he would fix it but hasn’t and when I call him or text him he doesn’t answer or contact back the only way I can get this guy to text or call me back is when I say I’m going to take it to the law. I have the ad the emails the phone records and text messages. My husband’s grades has gone downhill the whole point of getting the computer is so we wouldn’t have to find a babysitter so he could go do homework, with a computer he can do it at home. To buy a new hard drive is 80 to install it is more. Can I sue to suffering of grades and to pay back repairs we have to do to it?
However, you might state to the seller that you want your money back and that if the computer works, as he says, he can simply sell it to someone else. Explain to the seller that you are a very poor family and you cannot afford to buy a computer that does not work. Aside from pleas to his sense of fairness, I do not think there is any legal remedy for buying a second hand computer that has no stated warranty.
If you and your husband checked the computer before you bought it and found it to be in good working order, how is it that now it suddenly needs a hard drive? I have seen situations where people think their hard drive has died, when in fact all they need is a new $10 mouse or a $3 connector. You may wish to try such simple remedies to see if they work.
Since your husband is a student, he should ask at his school if there is any sort of program to help a needy student get a computer. Many schools have such a fund or can include money in a grant or loan. Some have good deals with payment plans through a particular seller. The school wants your husband to have a computer just as much as he wants to have one. He might also put his own ads around the school and online stating that a needy student/ parent needs to be given a used computer in good working condition. Someone may have one they are happy to give.