Originally Posted by sailingfool
But it sounds as if you were trying to get the seller to commit a price adjustable based on the survey results. If you looked for a seller commitment here, you are being un-reasonable, as a seller I would not so commit ...in advance.
Now if the survey determines expensive to repair defects, then you have the choice to cancel the old sale and attempt to negotiate a new one, which negotiation the seller may or may not agree to participate in. But you cannot expect him to commit to this negotiation beforehand...the reality of life, is that he will ...
I would have taken "maybe" as an answer to being flexible on the price adjustment . I don't think it was reasonable to get a survey and go nowhere. Even I could tell the major repair he did himself to the cockpit sole looked like a wrinkled bandaid with a lot of messy caulking. I was looking for a sign of a little bit of flexibility to go forward.