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#16 Arti OFFLINE  

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Posted April 10, 2015 - 06:29 AM

Hmm  Education has always cost me something, You learned something from this and out all it cost was a little time and a bit of disappointment.  

More than likely if he didn't keep his word he wasn't being honest about the truck either.

Time to move on and deal with someone that has some values and the perfect truck that you want.


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Posted April 10, 2015 - 06:30 AM

A verbal contract is legally just as binding as written one, but much harder to enforce. Many dealers will advertise a vehicle long after it's sold if it's attractive, just to get calls in hopes they can switch you to what they have.


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Posted April 10, 2015 - 06:42 AM

You didn't put any money down(though  you did offer and he refused), You didn't own the truck, you didn't lose any money, and you still have your cash in hand to go buy a truck.

 

Relax and go on with your life.  Life is too short to be angry, upset, or any of those other negative things.


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Posted April 10, 2015 - 07:03 AM

This was not your fault. Don't let it make you a victim for any longer than it takes to file complaints with the BBB and the State Licensing Authority. Then let it go. Venting here is a release(we are all in this together). If you are still angry, split some firewood by hand or some other hard work where you can physically vent. Don't do the slander route because it can get you sued. In the long run, you are better off not dealing with him and knowing the type of person he is for the future. I found a long time ago that most salesmen are liars and can't be trusted. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted April 10, 2015 - 07:16 AM

Posted Yesterday, 10:29 PM

Now I am getting POd. The ad is still up on CL!!!!!! 
 
 
Flag his ad on CL as prohibited, and ask your friends to do the same. You might even consider flagging any of his ads on CL you ever see for a while. 


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Posted April 10, 2015 - 07:17 AM

The story really looks bad on dealers. I believe most dealers as in any sales are looking for repeat customers.   Better luck on the next deal and demand to leave a deposit ( which of course is non-refundable)



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Posted April 10, 2015 - 07:30 AM

I would be PO to but there are others and you will find something better.


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Posted April 10, 2015 - 07:50 AM

I'd run ads on Craigslist stating your problems with him, make it so nobody will go to him.



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Posted April 10, 2015 - 08:33 AM

Around here its first come first served...I always take the money with me to a deal...and he is a USED CAR SALESMAN..take it as a lesson learned.


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Posted April 10, 2015 - 08:46 AM

I'd run ads on Craigslist stating your problems with him, make it so nobody will go to him.

 

Then get sued for libel?

 

Legally he has no leg to stand on in claiming the truck was his.  A verbal contract well it's binding, but without a witness prove what was said.  Now If he had put down a deposit, which I understand he tried but the guy wouldn't accept, then there is nothing he can do.


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Posted April 10, 2015 - 10:43 AM

Move On, It wasn't meant to be. Something better will be just around the corner!  Deals come and go all the time. 


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Posted April 10, 2015 - 11:37 AM

Two possible scenarios come to mind here.

One, he made verbal deal with someone else prior to the handshake deal
with you, thinking he would sell to the first
one to return with the cash. If you had returned before the other guy, the
salesman would be making his apologies to someone else.

Or two, he had no intention of selling the vehicle for
that price and was doing the classic bait and switch.
He still have it on CL? Send one of your buddies in to buy it,
see if that "deal" fails.

Oh, and speaking of apologies, wasn't it convenient that someone
else sold the truck? So he's not to blame. His "daughter-in-law",
yeah, right.
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Posted April 10, 2015 - 11:57 AM

Since the ad is still up, I'm curious as to whether or not he even sold it to someone else. Maybe it's still sitting on the lot and he just wasn't happy with the deal.
Of course, there's also the remote possibility that he wasn't lying and his DIL actually did sell it without knowing it was spoken for? Honest mistakes DO occasionally happen... maybe he was serious about making it right with you?

By the way, am I the only one it bothers that car dealers put ads on CL? I think of CL as a way for private/non-professionals to sell misc stuff, not businesses.

Edited by Canawler, April 10, 2015 - 12:00 PM.

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Posted April 10, 2015 - 12:30 PM

Since the ad is still up, I'm curious as to whether or not he even sold it to someone else. Maybe it's still sitting on the lot and he just wasn't happy with the deal.
Of course, there's also the remote possibility that he wasn't lying and his DIL actually did sell it without knowing it was spoken for? Honest mistakes DO occasionally happen... maybe he was serious about making it right with you?

By the way, am I the only one it bothers that car dealers put ads on CL? I think of CL as a way for private/non-professionals to sell misc stuff, not businesses.

You can check a box that excludes dealer posts from your searches.

 

But yes I agree.  It's a free service available to all, but dealers use it to post items to run their business.



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Posted April 10, 2015 - 10:30 PM

You can check a box that excludes dealer posts from your searches.


I wasn't aware of that. I'll look for it next time I'm on. That'll be greatly appreciated.




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