Houston, TX asked in Consumer Law, Business Law, Civil Litigation and Lemon Law for Florida

Q: Need to know if this is legal in Florida on used car sales?

I am about to fly to Florida from Texas to purchase a vehicle. I noticed on the contract that the dealer was charging 995 for a pre delivery fee and 495 for security edging.

I'm not familiar with a pre delivery fee on an used car only know it to come on a new car and usually covered under msrp. Unsure if I can have them remove that or not. As well as the same as security edging since it was done prior to them receiving it am I able to have that removed?

1 Lawyer Answer
Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • Hollywood, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: This is a matter of contract negotiations between the parties; there is likely no issue of "does the law allow it?" Dealers insert into their proposed purchase contracts some bullcrap fees and charges with various labels, with the actual purpose of increasing their profit margin. These bullcrap extras are often negotiable, either in part or down to zero. The contract is just a PROPOSED contract until you sign it. You can counter-propose anything you want, and it comes down to who is more anxious to get the deal done. Once you sign it, you are generally stuck with the deal, unless the dealer acted unlawfully, such as committing some type of fraudulent act.

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