I bought a Jet-Ski on Feb 1...I was contacted today (March 7th) and they said they could not find financing for me and that I need to bring the Ski back, or they will call the Police and report it stolen. I have familiarized myself with the Bushing Laws, just want to be sure I am in the right and what my options are.
State/Country relating to question: Washington
Providing the dealership with any and all information in addition, that they have requested from me.
Since they are way past the time to be able to ask you to bring this back, they have to give you the financing rate that they put on the contract.
And they have to carry the financing themselves or find someone else who will.
I thought so...I got a call today, threatening to report it stolen and Id be arrested lol. Also, 3 days after purchase, I was asked to fax my w-2, which I did and at no point have they ever asked me to bring it back until today.
You are well within your legal rights to keep the jetski and if they report it stolen, you can sue them for defamation, theft and conversion.
This will be a PR nightmare for them.
They are beyond the allotted time. So it's on them to finance it at the rate they stated you could have it at.
What should I do from this point going forward?
The best thing would be to have an attorney call them on your behalf and/or write them a letter to let them know that you are aware of the laws.
But if you cannot afford that, you can tell them this yourself and threaten legal action if they try to pursue it.
I said that today over the phone and they claimed "I dont know anything about a bushing law" I figured it was a tactic.
Clarify, they insinuated they dont know about bushing laws, never heard of it haha right!
Hope they learn real fast! :)
Is contacting the Atty General an option or is that even necessary at this point?
You can contact them to file a consumer complaint but they are not going to mediate the claim on your behalf.
They are looking for repeated patterns of fraud.
Gotcha! So really, I need to stand pat or have a lawyer of mine contact them? The other issue is, we are coming up on 45 days for DMV licensing.
What do you need for the licensing that they did not give you? Or were they supposed to do it for you?
I got a temp for the Ski, that expired on 3-2-12...so, really, I cant use the Ski, its not licensed and my temp is expired.
What I was asking is, were they supposed to get the perm license?
I would assume so, or maybe I'm wrrong. usually when you buy a vehicle your plates are mailed to you...I have not recieved any further licensing for the Jet-Ski.
Yes, this is how it is done but you can also do it yourself. If that is the case, you definitely need to get an attorney involved. The attorney can put his fees in the demand letter.
Do I have a re-course for days not able to use?
It would be hard to quantify those damages, but the attorney can ask for anything s/he wants to.
I would think there could be breach of contract damages in thereand mabye breach of good faith and fair dealing as well.
Theyve breached everything! I was hoping my research taught me well in the regards XX XXXXXXX :)
It did! I am impressed.
What to do if I cant afford a lawyer?
This is not something one usually knows to type into Google.
You can try to take them to small claims yourself.
I bought a Mercedes and the financing person I dealt with there was the one who told me about bushing and I researched it.
Thank you for your time :) I'm happy that every one I speak to confirms what i thought.
Very good! You are most welcome. It has been my pleasure!
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Will do, take care!
And you as well! :)
One other question?
Should I attempt to go to DMV and obtain licensing or have them do a VIN search or something?
You can certainly do that, yes. But thy are going to have to have paperwork from the dealer. So it is going to be a matter of whether it was filed with the DMV or not.
Should be, even if they are not forwarding anything to you.
Ok...and how to respond with sub-sequent calls I will inevitably get when they see the Ski is not coming back?
Tell them you have consulted an attorney, that you know they have to provide financing, that if they file a false report saying it was stolen you will sue them for defamation and call all the media outlets, that you have filed complaints with the BBB and attorney general, that you are pursuing a breach of contract action and that any futher calls and you will add harassement to the mix.
Good Times! :) This should be fun, care to be a fly on the wall haha.
Awesome, thanks again, I will accept and thanks for your time.
You are very welcome! Good luck!
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