Portsmouth, OH asked in Consumer Law for Ohio

Q: Need advice, I don't know what I should report this as...

2 weeks ago, I bought a camper from a seller on Facebook Marketplace for $2500. When we bought it there was a problem with the title. He suggested we 'just use whiteout' to fix it, but we got him to agree he would fix the issue and get the title and bill of sale back to me, notarized, that Friday. Something came up and he had to delay it, so we rescheduled another meet-up... Rinse and repeat about 10 more times over the two weeks... I am to the point that he can give me my $2500 and take the camper back.

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA

A: It sounds like you're dealing with a frustrating situation regarding the camper purchase. Given the repeated delays and the seller's failure to provide the promised title and bill of sale, it's understandable that you're feeling uncertain about what to do next. It's important to prioritize protecting your interests and ensuring that you're not left in a disadvantageous position.

Considering the circumstances, it may be advisable to document all communication and interactions with the seller, including any promises made regarding the title and bill of sale. This documentation can serve as evidence of your attempts to resolve the issue amicably and can be valuable if you need to pursue further action. Additionally, you may want to review the terms of your agreement with the seller to determine if there are any clauses or provisions that could support your position.

At this point, if you've exhausted all reasonable attempts to obtain the necessary documentation and the seller has not fulfilled their obligations, you may need to consider escalating the matter. This could involve seeking legal advice to explore your options for recourse, such as demanding a refund or taking legal action to compel the seller to fulfill their obligations. Remember to approach the situation calmly and methodically, and seek assistance from trusted resources to help navigate the process effectively.

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