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When you buy a car from a private party, can you just return in the middle of the night and want your moaney back?

1 Answers. Asked on Jul 12th, 2017 on Consumer Law - Florida
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Last night I sold my used car to a private party. They test drove it for almost 20 minutes. They liked it, so he gave me cash and I signed the title over. But he did not put his name on it as he didn't know if it would be in is name or his wifes. He wrote a bill of sale. We shook hands and he on his way. In the middle of the night he returned the car parked and locked it in our driveway. What are our rights?
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Answered on Jul 13th, 2017 at 6:32 AM

Sounds like a sale to me - BUT its impossible to know "your rights" after the fact since lawyers weren't involved in the transaction. At this point you have cash and the car and the title still, so you have most of the leverage here. YOu may want to hire a lawyer if this escalates to keep things from getting out of hand. 

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