A friend of mine and her husband just bought a house in University City about 2 months ago. Big Victoria style house in a great neighborhood - walking distance to Drexel and Univ of Penn. I went to visit to see their new house the other day. It was very nice and decorated nicely. Until I went down to peek at their basement. It was a dark but large and unfinished basement. But what caught my attention, dominating most of the basement was JUNK (somewhat neatly stacked from floor to ceiling). I could not quite describe it but all I can see is Junk! My first question was - is this your stuff that you moved in with? The husband answered .... "No, the previous owner left it". I was stunned. In respectful words, I paraphrased: "Why would you agree to purchase this house with this monstrosity?" His answer, his wife felt there may be a diamond in the rough and so they agree to purchase as-is. Keep in mind, this was not a topic of negotiation to lower the price for this couple to be the new owners of this basement pile of stuff. They actually saw this as a "bonus". Seriously? Can someone help me understand that this is considered normal or acceptable?