Q: I gave money for a car that was never delivered and seller sold the same car to another person in which they never got.
I gave $580 which was half on car plus parts needed for a repair. Was to pay remainder $450 5 days later when repairs were done. Seller won't return calls or texts. Seller sold same car to another person which they didn't get car either. Can I press charges?
A: Most definitely. Since the amount is rather low, you should most likely file in a Small Claims court where the limit for recovery is $6,000. Go to your local courthouse, visit the Small Claims clerk desk and ask for the proper form. The filing fee will probably be $125 or so but it varies from county to county. That will include the filing fee and service on the other party. Be sure to have the information of the other party, including their correct name and address. You will get a court date. Be sure to show up for the court date or dates that you are given with all of the evidence you have. Small Claims court is set up to not require the assistance of attorneys in most cases.
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