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Scammed by a dealership

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Jesse550, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. Jesse550

    Jesse550 Regular Member

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    Forced us to buy "3rd party warranty" and other nonsense to get our car at a "cheap price." We ended up paying 25k for a 15k car. I'm thinking about starting a website explaining my situation, adding other peoples' situations and then doing some SEO so when you search their name on google, you find the website about them scamming right under it (position 2). Guys think it's possible? This shouldn't be considered libel since I'm just posting my situation and what some other people posted on other sites + sourcing it back right?
    Anyways, scumbag dealerships.
     
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    when did you buy the car? did they hold a gun to your head?
     
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    I don't see how you didn't know that you were paying $25,000 for a car that you thought was $15,000. Did you not write the check, etc? This seems like it was a lack of communication or you were extremely naive, because there wouldn't be anything someone could say to convince me to sign a check for almost double what I pay for the car.

    Also, what kind of warranty is almost the same amount as the car? The only way that would make sense for you to pay $10,000 for a warranty on a $15,000 car, would be if they were going to replace you're car with a pure gold ferrari, if something happened to yours in 1-3 years.

    There has to be more to this story.
     
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    I love the smell of BS in the morning, you were not scammed. You signed the check or the papers and you got the car, you did not have to take any extras at all, you chose to do that

    don't blame others for your own errors
     
  5. angelas111

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    btw, most states allow you to cancel an after market service contract (warranty) for a prorated refund.
     
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    Alright bud, so you are not unhappy of being scammed but you are desperate to make a blog quickly about what happened and thinking to rank it?
    I think if it did happen to you then better you go and find a way to nail those scammers.
     
  7. Jesse550

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    edit: got my answers from a lawyer. I was right, this can be enforced. Please don't assume you know everything, especially if you have no background on law, especially contract law.
     
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    With finance in Ireland, there is a "cooling off period" for 28 days for all loans,
    and finance arrangements. This means if you've any seconds thoughts you just
    give them the loan/car back and it's forgotten about.

    Ask the dealership if this applies, ring free legal aid for advice, and if you really
    want out get a lawyer FAST... Don't hang about, if you feel wrongly done, get a
    lawyer on your case inside 24hours so it can be settled quick.
     
  9. Roland32

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    The other posts in this thread are simply wrong. What the dealership did is called an Unfair and Deceptive Act and you would have a civil claim against the dealership (assuming you're a US citizen). Without knowing your case I can be sure but would guess that there were disclosure violations as well.


    What I suggest you do is find a consumer advocate attorney. Google lemon law attorney and your state to help find one. They will usually take the case on a contingency but you will have to pay initial filing costs of the action.
     
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  10. Jesse550

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    Appreciate the response, that's exactly what I'm going for. Lawyer agreed and said there had been a previous suit filed against the same dealer. It has been over a year but he said it should be fine. My parents were the ones that got scammed, they had justifiable reliance toward the other party to help them understand the terms therefore the doctrine of prommisory estoppel applies in this case. Anyways, once again thanks for the actual input unlike some of the others here throwing childish remarks. & to the guy 2 posts up, it's been over a year, they never told me they got ripped, they just kept paying and I heard them complain recently bout being ripped off...bad.
     
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    Ahh shit... leaving things a year makes things worse... If it happened only a few days ago, you can reverse things, I don't know your state laws so I can't comment.. Your lawyer knows how much time though, like what the "statute of limitations" are for that case..

    Guys on here spam youtube, make blogs for adsense etc, they're certainly not qualified to give out legal advice! Hope it get's sorted for you dude :D
     
  12. Jesse550

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    Thanks, and the statute of limitations for contracts is 6 years in my state :)
     
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    Forced you did they?
    If you can't read small print then maybe you should not be allowed
    out alone in possession of a pen.
     
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    You weren't scammed, you're just a dumbass. Don't try to blame someone else for your own stupidity.
     
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    Isn't this what timeshare vacation promoters do?. The earlier you give in to their pressure tactics, the lesser the deal(?) you get, or put another way, the more they scrw your wallet.
     
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    I spent 11 years in auto retail prior to being self employed as both a sales manager and a finance manager, this is a tale as old as time itself.

    "I got scammed"

    "I was ripped off"

    "I've been deceived"

    BS. You met a salesman and you were unprepared. If you signed the contracts there's nothing your lawyer or any judge will do do reverse the deal. Chances are you're calculating the finance charge into that $25k along with the cost of the service contract and tax and are freaking out over nothing. I'll never understand why people think they can cry scam when they've signed a contract that clearly discloses the terms of the deal in plain English. :crazy:
     
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    If you are getting dumbazz remarks posted here....
    its your fault...

    for asking and posting...BUT giving minimal information...

    and about suing a dealership.... good luck with that sh!t

    unless its a big dealership.... the smaller ones will just change license and keep on doing what they have been doing..

    I WOULD BE MORE CAREFUL WITH YOUR LAWYER FEEDING YOU SOME BS that you can get your money back...

    Throwing good money after bad is never a good idea.

    Good Luck
     
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    Don't really understand what this has to do with Black Hat SEO, but as many said, it's your fault.
    I worked as a Service Writer at a dealership for 5 years, and this is the classic example of not understanding what you are buying.
    Yes, F&I guys push hard, but that is their job. No upsells, no money. You don't want it, just say no.

    FYI, Most aftermarket or third party warranties are shit unless they are provided by the manufacturer.

    Tough lesson to learn.
     
  19. Union

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    ok, i cant understand one thing: WHY YOU GAVE HIM THE CHECK ? :)
     
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    dude, that sucks!