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What is the RI "cooling of" law for a new car purchase from

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what is the RI "cooling of" law for a new car purchase from a dealer...I just bought a car and have changed my mind
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Consumer Protection Law
Expert:  RobertJDFL replied 8 months ago.

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Expert:  RobertJDFL replied 8 months ago.

Good morning,

Unfortunately, there isn't one on new cars in Rhode Island (or any state, that I've ever come across) The 3-day right to cancel under the Rhode Island buyers remorse laws applies only to door-to-door sales, traveling shows (such as boat shows) or timeshare sales.

In your situation, unless the contract allows for cancellation within a certain period (rare with car sales, but offered here and there among some dealers) then your only other recourse would be to attempt to work something out with the dealership or take possession of the vehicle, regrettably.

I'm sorry I cannot tell you otherwise.

Expert:  RobertJDFL replied 8 months ago.

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