Manassas, VA asked in Business Law, Contracts and Consumer Law for Virginia

Q: Hello! I went to purchase a vehicle for my new business. The person at the dealership asked me to put down 2K

After looking for lenders for my loan. I was told by the finance rep to put down 2k to cover the tax and other fees at least due to the amount of the loan. At that moment, it wasn’t my intention to do so but I felt pressure to do it. Can I use any consumer law on this case?

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Dragan Ivetic
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  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL

A: The facts as presented in the question unfortunately are unclear as to what basis there would be for a consumer law claim.

Is there a claim of fraud or deceptive business practices? Just because you intended to do one thing and ended up doing another - does not by itself indicate fraud. Were the terms so unfair as to be unconscionable?

Indeed the way the question is phrased, it is altogether unclear if the vehicle was even purchased. If not purchased, what are your injuries/damages?

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