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I am wondering if a car dealership is required to honor the price advertised per the truth in advertising law

Lawyer's Assistant: What state are you in? And is a local attorney or other consumer protection advocate helping with this?

Minnesota

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken so far?

Not at the moment, no

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I haven’t taken any steps yet No, I don’t think so. Thank you

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3/25/2018
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Dear Customer ,

Thank You for posting your contractual law question today in Minnesota in relation to the offer or invitation to treat. I'm attorney Bill assisting you in this regard.

The enforceabiliy of an advertisement comes down to whether it is a contractual offer or an an intention to treat/ invite contractual discussions.

Where the statement in the advertisement is a unilateral offer that is complete upon your presentation or acceptance of the offer you could enforce the offer.

It would also be a a breach of consumer law to offer something and then refuse payment, it being a fraudulent and deceptive practice.

These complaints can be directed to the attorney general's office.

https://www.ag.state.mn.us/office/complaint.asp

Your remedy is to sue for breach of contract.

What was the advertisement and why have they refused now ?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
if it is an advertisement in the company’s website, is that considered contractual?
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
The vehicle is posted at this price on their website as well as outside car selling websites as well

I've opened up your call request to other online lawyers making calls this moment.

It comes down to an an examination of the advertisement to see if there was clearly an offer to all the public or whether the offer was limited to the first number of customers etc.

If there was no limitation expressed in the add then the offer may be something that you can sue upon and file a consumer complaint against as I indicated.

The advertisement means isn't what is relevant as it can be through radio, tv , internet or flyer to amount to a contractual offer.

It depends on whether this was a unilateral offer complete upon your presentation and payment.

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