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Old 01-13-2009, 08:26 PM   #1
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Buying problem

Hi all, I have been looking to get a Jeep as a toy for the past few months. Last Thursday I found a 1999 Sport with 66k miles that needs a battery and new soft top. We agreed on $6k and I gave them a check for $200 for a deposit and they wrote up a receipt stating I gave them a $200 deposit on a 1999 Jeep vin#xxxx..... and a balance of $5800 is due when I pick it up when they get the title and then signed it.

Today I receive an email from them saying they cannot sell it to me because their brother came up to visit and needs a car so they are going to give it to him and he is going to drive it back to where he lives and they asked if mailing my deposit check was fine and sorry for any problems.

I replied back stating that we have entered a contract and that I would like to proceed with the transaction as planned.

My question is can they just get out of it that easy or do I have any recourse it they don't hold up to their end?

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Old 01-13-2009, 08:51 PM   #2
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Unless there was a notorization or some official stamp there are too many loopholes for them to get through. Unfortunately for you, I think it would be easier to accept your check back and continue looking.

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Old 01-13-2009, 09:11 PM   #3
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Welcome to WF o3jeff,
Get your money back and keep looking, there'll be more jeeps.
Just getting to work is an adventure.
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Old 01-13-2009, 09:17 PM   #4
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That's what I was thinking, figure with the economy the way it is people might be looking to get rid of them quick and cheap.

Thanks again.
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Old 01-13-2009, 09:33 PM   #5
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yeah thats a bummer, YOUR jeep is coming man, no worries
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Old 01-14-2009, 02:23 PM   #6

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I hate that! we had put a depo' down on a camper once of $400, when we got back to pick it up the guy said "sorry I got more $ from someone else so let them take it, here's your depo' back" What about the inconveniance? & fuel to go to & from where the camper was! So it happens or should I say Sh** happens. Everyone is right though' you will get another one easy with the economy the way it is. Good Luck!

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