Monthly Archives: May 2014

Buyer beware when buying a used car

Federal Court decision from March 2014:

In the advertisement the seller said the car was like new (in German “wie neu”). Later the buyer found out that the car had been involved in an accident. The court decided that the advertisement didn’t say and hadn’t promised that the car had never been involved in an accident (in German “unfallfrei”). Rather the description “like new” was meant as an “extolment to encourage the purchase”.