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After 2.5 months the body shop never completed the work on my car. I had it towed back home to pay someone else to finish it. Do I still need to pay?

1 Answers. Asked on May 17th, 2017 on Consumer Law - New Jersey
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Not only did they not finish the car but they tried to charge me MORE money than they quoted originally without telling me. I put a stop payment on my check. My car has new scratches, missing paint, interior has overspray. I took pictures of all of it. Do I need to pay them? Should I wait to see if they take me to court? It is unfair I have to take my car somewhere else and pay TWICE for something.
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Answered on May 18th, 2017 at 12:22 PM

i would work out a compromise with the body shop to avoid legal costs. 

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