It could change quite a bit, because the notice must be sent by certified mail return receipt requested. So, if it was sent to the correct address, then you should have received it, and or the USPS would have sent it back to the dealer/repair shop as undeliverable.
Failure to follow the provisions of the lien sales law is a misdemeanor. So, if the dealer did not correctly address the notice, then you could call the police or sheriff and report the incident. Maybe the dealer will be discovered to have committed a crime, and the district attorney will get you your money back.
Hope this helps.
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