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    #1

    an "As is" basis

    The information in this book is distributed on an "As is" basis, without warranty. (Quoted from a Notice of Liabiblity)

    What is an "As is" basis?
    I need native speakers' help.

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    You accept the information as it is. There is no warranty that the information is accurate. You have no claim on the provider of information to make it correct or to compensate you for any harm you may encounter because you used this information.

    You will see this legal term used most frequently in the purchase of items like used cars. You buy the car "as is." The seller gives you no guarantee that it will work in the future. If you buy the car from me "as is" and the transmission breaks tomorrow, you have no legal claim against me.

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    Another element is that the seller is not going to get involved in such bargaining as the prospective buyer saying "If you fix the transmission, I'll consider buying it." Selling something "as is" is often a sign that the seller is thoroughly fed up with the item, and just wants to get rid of it. I'm feeling a bit that way about a house I recently moved out of.

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    #4
    The phrase 'as seen' is often used with the same meaning.

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    #5
    Many car ads (and ads for other things) include the words "Sold as seen". The meaning is the same as has already been described.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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