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He did travel to North Carolina to pick up the car. You said I could file in NC Superior Court? Do you mean in Small Claims Court? Tell me what you are talking about. I really need to get this settled. What if Small Claims Court says I can't do it? Give me more details.
Should I file where I am located or do I have to file in Florida where the defendant is?
He already said he will not show up in court. I am afraid I am at a disadvantage here.
I guess you will take the $38.00. I guess I already knew the answer.
I will contact my card company to let them know it's only a one time fee.
If he doesn't show up in court, you get a judgment against him - that means you automatically win. If he owns a home, the judgment can be used to put a lien on it. If he has a bank account, you can use it to take money out of that account. If he has a job, you may be able to garnish his wages.So, him saying that he refuses to go to court does not mean that you're just out the money. It means that he forfeits the right to defend himself, and you win.