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AIBU to think I'm not in the wrong here?

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ALovelyBunchOfCoconuts Sat 03-Sep-11 16:30:04

This is my first ever AIBU so be gentle smile

I had a condenser tumble dryer that I have been weaning myself off of using for the past few months and gradually ended up not using it at all. Therefore, I decided to sell it.

Advertised on FB on my local selling page and someone offered me £40 which is was happy with and they came to collect today, on time.

I showed them it working when the came to collect and explained how to clean it all, and where the condenser was, how often to empy the tank etc.

I specifically said there was water in a chamber that I didn't know how to empty so not to lay it down or it'll seep into the back of the machine.

They consequently laid it down hmm

Now she is demanding her money back saying I've sold her something faulty as since she got it home it is tripping her power. Ive emailed her troubleshooting tips that I've found on google and she still isn't happy.

Technically, she has broken the dryer after leaving my property and paying me so therefore IMO not my problem anymore.

AIBU or am i going to have to give her the £ back?

rubyslippers Sat 03-Sep-11 16:31:37


nocake Sat 03-Sep-11 16:32:17

You showed her that it was working. You told her not to lie it down. She did and broke it so it's her fault. Don't give her the money back.

OrganicFreeRangeBoys Sat 03-Sep-11 16:33:16


Cheeky cow.

LynetteScavo Sat 03-Sep-11 16:33:28

Remind her that you told her not to lie it down! She did so and broke it. Her fault not yours. I wouldn't give her the money back.

Did she actually see it working at your house?

OrganicFreeRangeBoys Sat 03-Sep-11 16:33:41

Her the cheeky cow I mean, not you.

LynetteScavo Sat 03-Sep-11 16:33:52

Oh, yes you did, sorry!

carpwidow Sat 03-Sep-11 16:33:56


ALovelyBunchOfCoconuts Sat 03-Sep-11 16:38:08

Phew! I have gone to great lengths to tell her numerous ways to solve the problem. Just because it is tripping her power doesn't mean it is broken.

I politely (which I am not usually in these situations) said that I hope she understands why I think it isn't my fault and I hope she appreciates my help in fixing but she just keeps saying "now I'm stuck with a dryer I don't know how to use" - I provided the instructions as well.

Some people hey.

just wondering what I'm going to do when she's back knocking on my door demanding her money back which I'm spending tonight on a chinese grin

ChippingIn Sat 03-Sep-11 16:39:00

<Waves to a lovelybunch - long time no chat! Hope you are well!!>

YANBU - it was working, she saw it. You told her not to lay it down, she did. Entirely her problem.

SoupDragon Sat 03-Sep-11 16:40:45

You've been using it and you have the instructions yet you didn't know how to empty the water chamber??

Not your fault that they laid it down mind you.

ALovelyBunchOfCoconuts Sat 03-Sep-11 16:42:49

Hiya Chipping smile I'm ok thanks, Hope you are well too.

I totally expected them to come with a van to pick it up. Couldn't believe my eyes when I saw them trying to squash it into their boot of the car. Who would pick up white goods with no van hmm

MumblingRagDoll Sat 03-Sep-11 16:43:45


She paid 40 warned her. It's her own fault!

ALovelyBunchOfCoconuts Sat 03-Sep-11 16:44:41

SoupDragon - There is a water tank that collects the steam which you are meant to empty after every use. There is also a service chamber you aren't meant to touch that collects extra water. It is this second chamber I didn't know how to open.

nickelbabe Sat 03-Sep-11 16:54:14


she laid it down when you told her not to.

some people are just chancers.

Andrewofgg Sat 03-Sep-11 17:01:24

She is yet another one who should be invited to rearrange the following words into a well-known phrase:


GypsyMoth Sat 03-Sep-11 19:16:18

So you watched them lay it down/stuff in the boot of the car?

ALovelyBunchOfCoconuts Sat 03-Sep-11 19:43:45

From my upstairs window yes. They had already paid and said bye, doors closed. I live in 1st floor flat so went back upstairs and then they put it in the car. They had already been told not to lay it down so don't see why I should have raced all the way down the stairs just to say don't do that and they'd do it anyway because it wouldnt have fitted in their car any other way.

izzywhizzyletsgetbusy Sat 03-Sep-11 20:54:36

This seems to be a case of buyer beware.

The item was presumably sold as seen and, in this case, it was seen in working order.

Regardless of what may or may not have happened on its journey to the buyer's home, any fault with the dryer became the responsibility of the buyer at the point of sale (i.e when money changed hands).

MotherMucca Sat 03-Sep-11 21:08:09


DoMeDon Sat 03-Sep-11 21:34:39

YANBU - sold as seen - tough luck

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