Drew:there are follow up emails from seller saying she is working on getting the papers etc that with care one cannot show that the essence of the deal is a dog with AKC papers
The contract of sale is in writing--dog sold for $350. That's the deal. By the poster's own admission, there is no mention of the dog being AKC in that contract. If the seller had put "as is," there'd be nothing at all left to discuss. The advertisement is hearsay and, at most, an offer, not proof of anything let alone the final deal. In court trials, the judge is still there, knows the rules of evidence and is precluded from considering hearsay evidence even if it's admitted without objection. The text messages and any email offered for proof of the matter contained in them are hearsay and inadmissible in OK courts. Bottom line, at best the poster may obtain her money back for the return of the dog. If that's what she wants to do, she should contact the seller and try to work it out before filing any SC court action. The most she will win is returning the dog and getting her money back, nothing more. Court should always be the LAST resort, not the first.