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Old 11-19-2012, 08:22 PM
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Originally Posted by SARAFIL View Post
The dealer is not being difficult. In Massachusetts, there is no such thing as a "temp plate", "transport plate", etc. You can not drive a car off the lot in MA without permanent plates attached, unless you can get your own temp plate from your state DMV. Another option is to bring plates with you from another car and use those to drive it home, but you'll need to make sure that you are legal to do that in your state and that you are also insured while doing so.
The transit tag is from Maine. I did that once, and the next time just had them deliver the car to me. I think difficult means them sending the docs to the wrong state, and lacking the intelligence that out of state buyers need special handling to drive their cars off the lot. Granted, I'll bet BMW of Peabody would have charged us more if the moron hadn't written Falmouth, MA, since nothing of exists outside the commonwealth (sarcasm).

Its the MA gov't revenge for the liquor stores and fireworks in New Hampshire.

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