Lake Lure, NC asked in Consumer Law and Contracts for North Carolina

Q: I sold a camper using Craigslist, I was paid in full. The buyer did not take the title and has not come back

It has been well over one month. They have not contacted me and I cannot reach them on the number they provided. They had originally planned to bring me a cashier's check and pick up the trailer and title that day but instead paid by personal check. They were supposed to come back on the weekend, giving time for the personal check to clear. so at this point I have full payment, I still have the title, and I still have the camper. What are my obligations here.

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Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick

A: One month is NOT enough time. FYI: Most Americans have "put things on layaway" for more than a month. Whatever your obligations may be they do not include selling the camper again--at least not until you have truly exhausted all possible ways to locate the honest buyer. Go get a copy of his personal check you deposited, read the address on the check and then send the buyer a notice asking when he plans on picking up his camper.

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