Maryville, TN asked in Contracts, Civil Litigation and Collections for Tennessee

Q: can a car lot keep your down payment if they take the car back

I put a down payment on a car and 2 weeks later they called and said they were taking it back because I changed jobs. I was told it was illegal for them to keep my down payment. Is that true? Because they shouldn't be allowed to keep my money if they take the car for no reason. They have done this to other people I know. But they gave their money back and they're refusing to give mine back. They shouldn't be able to keep 1500.00 on a car I had for 2 1/2 weeks. I just want to know if there's something I can do to get my money back. If you could tell me if that's illegal and point in the direction to get proof I would greatly appreciate it. I live in Maryville Tennessee. Thank you.

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Anthony M. Avery
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A: Both Parties can argue they are entitled to the money. But it is up to you to file for breach of contract, conversion, etc. in General Sessions Court, where you will have the burden of proof.

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