Bit of a saga here. Firstly yes I'm a schmuck for trusting the dealer when they said it was immaculate and hadn't been repaired. OK, so I purchased a nice used motorcycle, from a dealer. I was informed the bike, to the best of their knowledge, hadn't been repaired or resprayed (all verbal). An inspection of the bike yielded no surprises. Was in immaculate condition. This was an interstate purchase, from a QLD dealer, so I arranged for shipping. It was sold unregistered. A series of events made me realise that something was amiss here. 1) Indicators didn't work properly, when fixing, the mechanic mentioned that the bike must have been in an accident, as there was internal damage (not external) 2) Inspection of the paint yielded a colour differential in one small section, this only showed under some conditions. Being OCD I took took it to a spray painter. 3) Spray Painter informs me the entire bike has been resprayed professionally (a very good job he says) and points out all of the evidence that my untrained eye could not spot. I later learned that almost nothing on it is OEM, apart from dash and mirrors, which probably came from another bike anyway. 4) So I checked the written off vehicle register, and wouldn't you know it, the bike was written off in 2008. Would've had a market value of 15k or so at that time. This was 1 week after accepting delivery of the motorcycle. After this I contacted the dealer, who apologised - and pleaded ignorance. I stated that what was agreed to did not match what was delivered. I offered to return the bike at my expense, for a full refund. I will accept responsibility for all of my out-of-pocket expenses associated with the purchase. Sounds fair right? Unfortunately the dealer did not agree. I then contacted fair trading who told me that the dealer was obliged by law to tell me the motorcycle was on the written off register, so I lodged an official complaint. As an aside, although not important to me unless I were to keep the bike, which I won't be, the bike had some undisclosed "masked" damage. Incidentally price paid was fair market price for an original, undamaged motorcycle of same age and kms. So I can probably get them on that somehow for not disclosing written off register status. Market value should be reduced. Basically, what I want to know is, has anybody had any experience with this before? And if so do you have any advice re dealing with this situation and getting a good outcome? All I want is a refund, I accept the loss of all of my registration expense, I learn to vcheck everything before purchasing, and I buy another one, that's all original, and hasn't been written off previously.