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Old 10-04-2012, 03:00 AM
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Dealer sells car for wrong price. Has buyer arrested

Could this be the worst dealer experience ever?

A Chevy dealer mistakenly sold a customer a car for $5,600 less than they wanted to. When the purchaser refused to sign a new contract for a higher price, the dealer told the police he'd stolen the car.


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A Virginia man spent four hours in jail after purchasing a Chevrolet Traverse from Priority Chevrolet in Chesapeake, VA. The dealer's sales staff accidentally sold the SUV to Danny Sawyer for $5,600 less than they should have, and when Sawyer refused to sign a new, more expensive contract for the correct amount, the dealership called the local police alleging the buyer had stolen the vehicle.
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:43 AM
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Hope he wins!
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:03 PM
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Wait....so basically he already signed the contract for $5,600 less than original price. Now they want him to sign a new contract ? If it's so, they should go after the sales person. Wish him wins
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:08 AM
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Wow! I hope he wins. Dealerships and stupid choices like this are what give car dealers in general a bad name. If I was a car dealer and worked hard to build up a reputation I would be so frustrated at places like this that tear down the entire car industry.

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Old 10-06-2012, 07:20 PM
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I agree with the story, that $5,600 seems like a great discount for the dealership right now. Buncha dumbasses.
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:24 PM
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very similar what happend to me recently at a bmw dealership in NJ . We signed all the paperwork. they accepted my trade. then realized the salesman ****ed up the numbers and refused to give me my money, or honor the contract that states its legally binding right on top.
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If the customer had mistakenly paid $5,600 too much would they have allowed him to void the contract? Somehow I don't think so.

I wonder if local laws would permit him to go after the dealer for false imprisonment.
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:42 PM
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I wonder if local laws would permit him to go after the dealer for false imprisonment.
Perhaps not. The civil case and the publicity are probably his best option.
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