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cudntherd wrote:

I do not say this very often....Time to hire a lawyer.

In FL, it's Morgan and Morgan for getting their attention and pronto.
Hopefully the OP has a cancelled check of some sort, for them to work with.
Sorry for his woes, but one does have to be a little more cautious, when conducting business in such a manner.


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We were going to purchase a car in another state. The dealer in that state did not have a reciprocal agreement with our home state, so we would have been given a temporary registration to drive the vehicle to our home state. We would then have paid sales tax and done the paperwork for registration in our home state. I'm thinking maybe you were supposed to go to your DMV in PA when you got there and do the registration yourself for a title in your home state. If they collected tax from you in FL, you would then show proof of that and only pay the difference if your home state is higher. Have you checked with them?

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Time is of the essence in most transactions. The OP bought the vehicle 4 years ago and is just now attempting to track down the title. The dealer will likely claim they sent the title years ago. I agree with several of the previous posters to run a title search using the VIN and find out where and how the vehicle is currently titled. The next step should become apparent once that information is known.

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Since the dealer is located in Florida, I would contact the DMV in the state of Florida and file a complaint against them.

https://www.flhsmv.gov/safety-center/con........mer-education/fraud/motor-vehicle-fraud/





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Cut to the chase!

If you bought in ‘15 you’ve had it legally in your possession for 4’ish years.

File a storage lien and take title for unpaid storage fees. Dozens of company’s will do it for you, should be $200 to $300 Done.

No use making it more complicated than it needs to be.

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mikim wrote:

Since the dealer is located in Florida, I would contact the DMV in the state of Florida and file a complaint against them.

https://www.flhsmv.gov/safety-center/con........mer-education/fraud/motor-vehicle-fraud/

I had the same problem here in Fl and went to the DMV. It wasn't long before the dealership was contacting me to straighten things out.


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Somebody mentioned the police. The police won't do anything as this is a civil matter and they will direct you to hire a lawyer and/or file a claim with the court. Problem is, you generally have to file in the county where the defendant does business. Not feasible. Instead just get a bonded title through a local insurance agency or suretybondsdirect.com where you can get an online quote. The cost will be based on book value and how good your credit is, but will usually be anywhere from $100 to $500. This process is easy and much less hassle than court.

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dodge guy wrote:

Since you have the bill of sale, file for a lost title. The DMV will do a search and if it comes back free and clear they can issue a new title.


Probably your best bet...3-4 years later, the dealer may not even have access to the info and doesn't see much value in spending hours tracking it down.

I don't see this as much an issue of buying out of state as not following up during the purchase. Even though your illness takes precedence, if you came back to me 4 yr later, I can see the appeal of just not calling back and hoping you don't follow up for another 4 yr.


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The FL DMV is very strict. If the dealer did not act properly he could lose his license and his livelihood. I would contact FL DMV

* This post was edited 04/08/19 10:37pm by MRUSA *


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You should be able to take your out of state bill of sale to the PA DMV and get it taken care of.


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