LaFollette, TN asked in Civil Litigation for Tennessee

Q: What can I do about a car lot that doesn’t want to give me my down payment back, although they were unable to finance me

I got the car on November 5 and put $1000 down and on November 7. They told me I needed to bring the car back because they were unable to verify that I had stable income although they let me take the car from the lot on November 5, the man at the dealership said that he would be able to give me my down payment back since it isn’t my fault so I tried to file a dispute with my bank because I did not want to deal with them and they said they can only give me $750 back because they had to clean the car and put gas in it.

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Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
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  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: You can file suit for Conversion in General Sessions Court, but I doubt it is worth the trouble. Even with a Judgment, then you have to collect. Their position obviously has some merit, since it is your credit that was not sufficient.

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