Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: "as it is"?

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Korean
      • Home Country:
      • South Korea
      • Current Location:
      • South Korea

    • Join Date: Jun 2006
    • Posts: 225
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #1

    "as it is"?

    Hi, guys, I don't understand the expression "as it is" in this context.

    Can you explain to me?


    In response to many customer complaints about unscrupulous used car dealers, the Federal Trade Commission now requires dealers to place stickers
    on used cars telling whether the car is being sold "as it is" or if there is
    warranty. This way, buyers know who is responsible for repairs on the car
    in case something goes wrong after the sale.

    Thank you.

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: May 2005
    • Posts: 2,047
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Re: "as it is"?

    The phrase that is used most commonly here in the US is, "as-is." When a car (or anything else) is purchased "as-is" it means that there is no warranty, and that the thing may not work at all. If a buyer is purchasing an "as-is" item he should inspect it carefully because he will not be able to return it or ask the seller for any type of adjustment after the sale. Usually an "as-is" item is sold for a much lower price than a similar item with a warranty. The buyer accepts this risk because he is convinced, after inspecting it, that the item will work acceptably, or that he can fix it himself.

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Swahili
      • Home Country:
      • Tanzania
      • Current Location:
      • Tanzania

    • Join Date: Nov 2007
    • Posts: 6
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #3

    Re: "as it is"?

    Quote Originally Posted by mykwyner View Post
    The phrase that is used most commonly here in the US is, "as-is." When a car (or anything else) is purchased "as-is" it means that there is no warranty, and that the thing may not work at all. If a buyer is purchasing an "as-is" item he should inspect it carefully because he will not be able to return it or ask the seller for any type of adjustment after the sale. Usually an "as-is" item is sold for a much lower price than a similar item with a warranty. The buyer accepts this risk because he is convinced, after inspecting it, that the item will work acceptably, or that he can fix it himself.
    Thanks,
    Myself i really didn`t no the actully meaning of "as it is"

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Korean
      • Home Country:
      • South Korea
      • Current Location:
      • South Korea

    • Join Date: Jun 2006
    • Posts: 225
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #4

    Re: "as it is"?

    Thank you.. mykwyner ..

    Now I cleary understand what 'as it is' mean..^^

Similar Threads

  1. "as good as it gets"
    By samareshwar in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 29-Aug-2007, 16:59
  2. "As regards" followed only by nouns?
    By batmura in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-Jul-2006, 01:01
  3. Need help with "as is"!
    By osagisan in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-Feb-2005, 19:53
  4. "It will be" vs "It is"
    By civetcat in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 13-Mar-2004, 19:28
  5. difference between "as if" and "as though&quo
    By Kily in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-Aug-2003, 23:11

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •