Consumer Protection Law

Consumer protection law questions? Ask a lawyer now.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

i purchased an automobile on saturday june 26 at about 4 30.

Customer Question
i purchased an automobile on...
i purchased an automobile on saturday june 26 at about 4:30. i signed all the necessary papers but did not leave the deposit. i told the salesperson before i signed that i did not think i could pay the amt necessary, but i signed anyway. i realize i can not pay. can i cancel the contract tomorrow.
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Consumer Protection Law
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Consumer Protection Law Question
Answered in 24 minutes by:
6/27/2010
Consumer Protection Lawyer: lwpat, Attorney at Law replied 8 years ago
lwpat
lwpat, Attorney at Law
Category: Consumer Protection Law
Satisfied Customers: 25,387
Experience: 35 years of business experience and a practicing attorney.
Verified
Your argument would be that since you did not put down the required deposit that the contract is not legal from lack of consideration or that you understood it to not be binding until such time as you put down a deposit. The problem is that you signed the contract and you are expected to be bound by any signed contract. If it is a legitimate dealer they will probably let you out of the contract. However they are not required to do so.
Ask Your Own Consumer Protection Law Question
Customer reply replied 8 years ago
do i have any recourse
Consumer Protection Lawyer: lwpat, Attorney at Law replied 8 years ago
Sorry but no you do not except to try as per my answer above.

an accept for my time is always appreciated. Even if you are on the subscription plan an accept is required for me to receive credit but you are not charged.
Ask Your Own Consumer Protection Law Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a consumer protection lawyerLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask lwpat Your Own Question
lwpat
lwpat
lwpat, Attorney at Law
Category: Consumer Protection Law
Satisfied Customers: 25,387
25,387 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 35 years of business experience and a practicing attorney.

lwpat is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Infolawyer

Infolawyer

Lawyer

7,125 satisfied customers

Licensed attorney helping individuals and businesses.

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

3,436 satisfied customers

Private practice with focus on family, criminal, PI, consumer protection, and business consultation.

Barrister

Barrister

Lawyer

1,679 satisfied customers

Attorney,17 years experience in consumer protection areas

P. Simmons

P. Simmons

Lawyer

1,227 satisfied customers

16+ yrs. of legal experience.

LADY LAWYER

LADY LAWYER

Lawyer

748 satisfied customers

Consumer Lawyer

RGMacEsq

RGMacEsq

Lawyer

604 satisfied customers

Licensed Texas General Practice Attorney

RobertJDFL

RobertJDFL

Lawyer

517 satisfied customers

Experienced in multiple areas of the law.

< Previous | Next >

Related Consumer Protection Law Questions
A retail store employee told me if I brought a chair from
A retail store employee told me if I brought a chair from them today, they would deliver it to my home tomorrow. And if I gave them a deposit it would not be refund. What is the difference between rec… read more
Barrister
Barrister
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
1,679 satisfied customers
If i signed the loan and contract to purchase a new car but
if i signed the loan and contract to purchase a new car but didn't drive off in the car can i get out of the contract? … read more
LawGuy
LawGuy
Juris Doctor
123 satisfied customers
Hi, I applied and received a preapproval for a loan good thru
Hi, I applied and received a preapproval for a loan good thru 10/19/14 to purchase a mobile home from factory for my daughter who has ms. Have not heard from them as to when I would be approved and to… read more
P. Simmons
P. Simmons
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
1,227 satisfied customers
I purchased a vehicle 4/26/14, regretted it and went back 4/27/14
I purchased a vehicle 4/26/14, regretted it and went back 4/27/14 to undo the deal. I was told I couldn't. Yesterday I received the Bill of Sale for the car I traded in. They forgot to have me sign it… read more
P. Simmons
P. Simmons
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
1,227 satisfied customers
We put a deposit on a used car at about 3PM yesterday & found
We put a deposit on a used car at about 3PM yesterday & found we couldn't get Florida insurance at an affordable price. We would like to cancel the purchase, but the seller said our deposit of $800 is… read more
FiveStarLaw
FiveStarLaw
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
477 satisfied customers
I did an agreement to purchase a NEW car on OCT 31 at 5PM.
I did an agreement to purchase a NEW car on OCT 31 at 5PM. I put a deposit/down payment of $2500. I did the P&S, applied for financing through the dealer, signed/initialed all the section I was told t… read more
Barrister
Barrister
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
1,679 satisfied customers
My neighbor who speaks Spanish as his primary language bought
My neighbor who speaks Spanish as his primary language bought a used truck on Saturday. Once he got the truck home it started smoking really bad. He took the truck back on Monday to tell them about it… read more
FiveStarLaw
FiveStarLaw
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
477 satisfied customers
On the 23rd of September I paid a deposit of $1000 dollars
On the 23rd of September I paid a deposit of $1000 dollars for a home solar system from True Value Solar. The system has a total cost of $8099. Saturday morning I saw an artical from the Today Tonight… read more
Legalease
Legalease
Attorney At Law
Doctor of Law w/ highest honors
15,719 satisfied customers
Bought a used car but problems with the front-end after a single
Bought a used car but problems with the front-end after a single day. It's now in the shop being fixed but I want out of the contract.… read more
FiveStarLaw
FiveStarLaw
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
477 satisfied customers
I purchased a vehicle for $2500 from a used car lot in Indianapolis.
I purchased a vehicle for $2500 from a used car lot in Indianapolis. Before my 30 day paper tag was up the car completely broke down and would not start. The cause was the water pump and timing belt n… read more
FiveStarLaw
FiveStarLaw
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
477 satisfied customers
Last Saturday afternoon, 22 Jan 2011, I drove up to Denver,
Last Saturday afternoon, 22 Jan 2011, I drove up to Denver, which was 120 miles north of my home to the "Largest Dodge Dealer in the Country" seeing their ad in the Denver Post for a set monthly payme… read more
FiveStarLaw
FiveStarLaw
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
477 satisfied customers
I purchased a certified vehicle 3 months ago and I have already
I purchased a certified vehicle 3 months ago and I have already taken it into their service department twice. I, also found out (today) that there are 5 records that were not on the carfax they provid… read more
FiveStarLaw
FiveStarLaw
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
477 satisfied customers
I signed up for personal trainer services and used the initial
I signed up for personal trainer services and used the "initial term" of 12 months. At the end of that, my trainer asked if I wanted to sign up for more. I said it depended on what rates were availabl… read more
MShore Law
MShore Law
Doctoral Degree
1,233 satisfied customers
A friend purchased a piano Saturday Sept. 14 in Berkeley, CA.
A friend purchased a piano Saturday Sept. 14 in Berkeley, CA. She signed a contract that prominently says, "all sales final." She paid a $40 deposit. Later that day, she told the store she regretted t… read more
RGMacEsq
RGMacEsq
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
604 satisfied customers
i bought a car from a car lot as is 4 days later the car did
i bought a car from a car lot as is 4 day's later the car did not run called the guy that sold me the car.he sad he will fix it,so he towed it back to the car lot.he kept going to pull apart and parts… read more
FiveStarLaw
FiveStarLaw
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
477 satisfied customers
on saturday june 29 i purchased an 2009 automobile from a
on saturday june 29 i purchased an 2009 automobile from a local dealer. i signed all the necessary papers. i find that i can not adhere to the contract. my finances are to low. i did not put down any … read more
Infolawyer
Infolawyer
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
7,125 satisfied customers
I signed a contract on Wednesday. On Friday I realize that
I signed a contract on Wednesday. On Friday I realize that the company has some rather suspect practices and I decide that I want to cancel the contract. The salesperson has already cashed a deposit c… read more
LawNinvest
LawNinvest
Attorney
Juris Doctorate
66 satisfied customers
I just signed a contract with American Laser Centers in Maplewood,
I just signed a contract with American Laser Centers in Maplewood, MN on 08/31/2009. Afterward, I realized I could not afford the monthly payments because the way the salesperson explained it was dece… read more
PaulmoJD
PaulmoJD
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
106 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x