my grandson bought a car from a pawn shop and it blew up on the way home, what can we do?
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): Missouri
Dear JACUSTOMER - Unless there was a written warranty from the pawn shop this would be considered as an "as is" sale and there is nothing your grandson can do. A pawn shop is not a licensed auto dealer and purchases are generally on an as is basis for all items sold. This would be the same as a private sale from an individual since the pawn shop simply holds the property in exchange for a loan and when the property is not redeemed the pawn shop is permitted to sell the item. In reality your grandson was buying the car from whoever pawned it to the pawn shop. So unless there was some type of warranty given to your grandson he was assuming the risk when he purchased the vehicle.
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