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4-wheeler deal a dud

Buyer beware.{ } An old lesson is being learned anew in southeast Arkansas.

NEAR DUMAS (KATV) -

The woods will be full of four-wheelers this weekend for the opening of modern gun deer hunting season.

One ATV in Desha county will remain on its trailer.

Despite assurances the buyer says were made by the seller, this ride doesn't run.

The old adage "Buyer Beware" has jumped up and bit Robert Tucker.

"She said it was running,” says Tucker. “Ain't nothing wrong with it. The only thing that was wrong was it needed a battery. And the carburetor adjusted. Other than that it run great."

Tucker says he wants a four-wheeler to ride around his rural property about ten minutes from Dumas in Desha county.

But an ATV mechanic took a look at his purchase and tells Tucker it looks like the four-wheeler has been under water. It needs much more than a battery.

Tucker paid $625.00 to Lucinda Wilson of Prescott and it may cost that much or more to get the old Honda running again.

He says the four-wheeler was misrepresented and he wants his money back.

"I done called her for two weeks straight,” laments Tucker. “She won't answer. And the only time I got her she hung up on me."

Lucinda Wilson hung up on us too...twice. Once when we called her cell and again when we called her at Twin City Transportation in Prescott where she works.

Before hanging up Wilson told us she sold the four-wheeler "as is," expecting us to believe that Mr. Tucker would buy it if she had told him it wasn't running.

The best way to protect yourself when buying a used vehicle of any kind is take it for a test drive and have a mechanic of your choosing give it a look before you buy.

Air date: November 9th, 2017

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