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Old 08-11-2008, 05:43 PM
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I bought my boat in May of this year. The guy I purchased it from didn't have the title (he still owed on it) but I went ahead and bought it anyway. As of today, 3 months later, I have yet to receive any paperwork for the boat. Should I be worried? I have a bill of sale but I am still hesitant on taking it out too often as I do not want to press my luck and have something happen and then I don't have any real paperwork on it. What should I do?
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Get your money back....he can not provide you with a title....more then likely he did not pay off his boat....if he lets it repo the bank will come get there boat from you...and will be stuck....
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I bought my boat in May of this year. The guy I purchased it from didn't have the title (he still owed on it) but I went ahead and bought it anyway. As of today, 3 months later, I have yet to receive any paperwork for the boat. Should I be worried? I have a bill of sale but I am still hesitant on taking it out too often as I do not want to press my luck and have something happen and then I don't have any real paperwork on it. What should I do?
I think your screwedMy father did that years ago and had to pay off the old guys lien to register it and get papers for it.
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I bought my boat in May of this year. The guy I purchased it from didn't have the title (he still owed on it) but I went ahead and bought it anyway. As of today, 3 months later, I have yet to receive any paperwork for the boat. Should I be worried? I have a bill of sale but I am still hesitant on taking it out too often as I do not want to press my luck and have something happen and then I don't have any real paperwork on it. What should I do?
did you pay in full for the boat ?
if so i would be worried .
doe's the guy talk to you over the phone or ignore your call's.
i would think about a lawyer soon .
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He already cashed my check (obviously). I never thought about the bank taking it from me because of him defaulting. Anyone know what kind of rights I have as far as getting my money back?
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How long does it usually take to get the paperwork from the bank? I know it isn't much more than a week or so for a car.
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did you pay in full for the boat ?
if so i would be worried .
doe's the guy talk to you over the phone or ignore your call's.
i would think about a lawyer soon .

He answers the phone and replies to my emails. Yes I paid in full.
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How are you running the boat ..with no registration or a temporary reg.

I would be at his door step and getting my money or clear title.....
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How are you running the boat ..with no registration or a temporary reg.

I would be at his door step and getting my money or clear title.....
Unfortunately he is 4 hours away...
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How are you running the boat ..with no registration or a temporary reg.

I would be at his door step and getting my money or clear title.....
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