Long story short: Price verbally agreed upon with sales guy for let's say $21,000. His manager approves it, finance office handles paperwork. We are paying cash (check+credit card) for the car. He takes a check for $18000 and was supposed to charge credit card for remainder. He charged it for $2,000. $20k total. Everything signed, out the door, registration docs on the way in mail.
Bill of sale says purchase price = $21,000
Do we owe the car lot $1,000, or did their back office guy unknowingly sell the car for less than the agreed price?
Should we expect a phone call, or will they likely never notice/tie the discrepancy to this particular purchase?
One more twist: Carfax stated a front impact fender bender. we got car home and discovered a bent trunk lid indicating a rear collision. If they call us up demanding another $1k is owed to them since we have a contract, can we say "since the contract isn't settled, we will just return the car for our partial (20k/21k) payment back due to undisclosed/misled damage.
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posted: Mar. 11, 2013 @ 3:44a
The verbal agreement and the bill of sale both indicate the price was $21000
They simply charged your cc the wrong amount. Yes they will likely ask you to pay the remaining $1000, and yes you can request they change it to $20,000 because of the Damage
But if all the docs indicate $21000 you have no "right" to return it, you can request to return it and see if they're willing to negotiate
posted: Mar. 11, 2013 @ 9:13a
Question is whether they decide to charge the card for the remaining $1000. And yes as SIS said, you can request it be changed (or alternatively ask them to replace/fix the trunk). You do have a contract, and have a balance owing. Now if the docs say "Balance: $0" then you may be ok but otherwise I'd expect a call when they're doing their month-end internal audit/reconciliation, if not sooner.
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posted: Mar. 11, 2013 @ 11:06a
Isn't carfax liable for the unreported damage, not that I think that they will pay anything but I thought they had some guarantee. Also check if your state has a cooling off period for a sale and a right to recind. Use this as leverage to get the contract changed - I am pretty sure they will find the $1000.
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