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Hi! LegalGems here. I have extensive consumer law experience and will use this to assist you with your issue today. In Oklahoma, a dealer is only allowed to issue one tag per vehicle.
" How many paper tags may a dealer issue per vehicle? Only one paper tag may be issued per sale. Issuing more than one tag per sale constitutes misuse of the paper tag. Using the paper tag for demonstrating, transporting or any use other than upon sale of a vehicle is misuse of the paper tag. Any misuse of the paper tag is grounds for revocation of the used motor vehicle dealer’s license."
How long does a dealer have to deliver a title to a purchaser?
As you can see, the dealer's actions can result in him losing his license. As such, since the dealer is in violation of the regulations, the buyer can rescind the contract since the dealer is in breach of the contract for failing to comply with the law.
If you are unable to resolve this with the dealer, here is where you can file a complaint: http://www.ok.gov/usedcarcommission/Consumer_Information/index.html
Generally, once a consumer makes it clear that they know their rights, the dealer will make every effort to comply with the law, as they know the risk of losing their license.
Yes But can i get my money back?
Yes How are you?
Yes, that is what rescission of the contract means - the car is returned, and the money is refunded. The dealer is not in compliance with the law, and that gives the buyer grounds to "void" the contract.
Good! Thanks for asking. I'd ask how you are but I am sure you are frustrated at this point!
Car dealers can be very difficult to deal with and unfortunately many of them like to stretch their limits.
May I copy this and show it to the dealer
Yes, you can print it out. Before physically going in, you may want to send a demand letter stating that you consider the dealer in breach for failing to comply with the tag requirements, and requesting that the money be returned by X date. That is the standard protocol, and it documents your attempts to negotiate, should the dealer refuse and you have to file a complaint with the agency linked above.
Thanks very much