It’s real estate, not medicine.
A postcard from a fellow whom I take for a home-flipper keeps showing up in my mail.
He wants to buy my house. As-is. Doesn’t want me to tidy up. Doesn’t want me to do any repairs. I kinda figured I knew the meaning of “as-is,” but it’s not a bad idea to spell it out for clarity and emphasis.
What I’m not too wild about is “If we can’t agree on a price, I won’t buy it.” The usual language is, You’ll be under no obligation whatsoever. The difference is semantic, but in this case semantics matters. He sets us up to respond, “Gol, ya mean it? We don’t have to wait till after selling to see if we like the price?”
I am aware of only one profession that gets away with not disclosing the price until after the transaction, although in this case the seller, not the buyer, controls the price. I refer to the medical profession. Don’t believe me? Before your next surgery, try asking how much it’s going to cost.