contrat au comptant

English translation: cash purchase agreement

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08:54 Oct 26, 2005
French to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Automotive / Cars & Trucks / Document giving instructions on how to sell sales contracts
French term or phrase: contrat au comptant
"De plus, le contrat au comptant est cessible, ce qui signifie que lorsque vous penserez à revendre votre véhicule, le nouveau propriétaire bénéficera du contrat de service."
Rosemary Harvey
Local time: 07:25
English translation:cash purchase agreement
Explanation:
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In April 2002 Rogers signed a cash purchase agreement for a car at a Daytona Beach, FL car dealership, then persuaded the sales personnel to allow him to ...
www.straightshooter.net/IDNO267.htm

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Note added at 44 mins (2005-10-26 09:38:59 GMT)
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"Vente" must often be translated as "purchase". The French tend to use the term to mean both sale and purchase, as in "promesse de vente" which binds the seller as well as the buyer. This case appears to concern the right of buyers of vehicles to assign their purchase agreement to third parties, so that those parties may be covered by warranties or service contracts.

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Note added at 57 mins (2005-10-26 09:52:09 GMT)
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With the additional information you provide, I now think that it should be translated simply as "the [purchased] service contract (or service and maintenance contract)". Contrat au comptant means "spot contract" as opposed to contrat à terme in financial transactions.

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Note added at 1 hr 0 min (2005-10-26 09:55:00 GMT)
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In other words, what this refers to is the assignment of a repair and maintenance contract purchased for a vehicle that is being resold.
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cash purchase agreement


Explanation:
Background Page
In April 2002 Rogers signed a cash purchase agreement for a car at a Daytona Beach, FL car dealership, then persuaded the sales personnel to allow him to ...
www.straightshooter.net/IDNO267.htm

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Note added at 44 mins (2005-10-26 09:38:59 GMT)
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"Vente" must often be translated as "purchase". The French tend to use the term to mean both sale and purchase, as in "promesse de vente" which binds the seller as well as the buyer. This case appears to concern the right of buyers of vehicles to assign their purchase agreement to third parties, so that those parties may be covered by warranties or service contracts.

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Note added at 57 mins (2005-10-26 09:52:09 GMT)
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With the additional information you provide, I now think that it should be translated simply as "the [purchased] service contract (or service and maintenance contract)". Contrat au comptant means "spot contract" as opposed to contrat à terme in financial transactions.

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Note added at 1 hr 0 min (2005-10-26 09:55:00 GMT)
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In other words, what this refers to is the assignment of a repair and maintenance contract purchased for a vehicle that is being resold.

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