Q: Can I claim a refund now from a car dealer who overcharged me last year?
After a couple of hours in the dealership last year, I failed to properly double check the numbers and the dealer changed the prices we agreed to by more than $16,000 in the contract. I trusted that the numbers were correct and I signed the contract. This week I was looking at the paperwork and noticed the overprice.
I contacted Lexus of Pembroke Pines, FL to discuss a remedy for this situation. I spoke with the salesperson and his manager. The manager told me that they would do nothing since I signed the contract last year.
A: Unfortunately, you signed the contract and it is presumed you read and understood the terms and provisions of the contract. You would only have a case if you could prove you signed the contract under duress or there was fraud involved. While it is a long shot, take the contract to an attorney to review and give you a more definitive answer since we cannot review contracts in this online forum.
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