dealer sells car for wrong price, gets buyer arrested

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 5 years ago '04        #1
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JayR04 112 heat pts112
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dealer sells car for wrong price, gets buyer arrested
 

 
This shows how shady dealers can be...
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. Law enforcement then picked Sawyer up and held him for four hours before getting the situation straight.

Dennis Ellmer, president of Priority Chevrolet, says he owes Sawyer an apology on behalf of the dealership, and had intended to do right by the buyer by letting him have the vehicle at the agreed-upon price. But Sawyer's lawyer says it's a little too late for saying, 'sorry.' The briefly-incarcerated owner has filed two lawsuits against the dealer, accusing the business of malicious prosecution, slander, defamation and abuse of process. All told, the suits seek a total of $2.2 million in damages, plus attorney fees.

That $5,600 seems awfully cheap now.

The lawsuit says Sawyer originally purchased a blue Traverse on May 7, but took the SUV back the next day for a black one. The dealer's sales manager made the swap, allegedly without saying anything about a price differential between the two. Either way, Sawyer signed a final contract for around $34,000 when the vehicle he took home had an actual price of closer to $39,000. On June 15, Sawyer was taken into custody by police, but the Commonwealth dropped the charges after finding insufficient evidence to pursue the case.

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 Dealership apologizes for error, customer arrest | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com

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 5 years ago '07        #2
Eddie..|M 12 heat pts12
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That sounds exactly like something that would happen in Chesapeake
 5 years ago '12        #3
eCity 420 21 heat pts21
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that dealership fu*kd up, its your mistake now deal with it.. dat sales manager was high as fu*k lol.. im thinkn dude went in and traded his base model for a better model and got away with it or one wit less miles
 5 years ago '06        #4
Special Edd 167 heat pts167
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damn that 5k extra bi*ch now huh... yikes.
 5 years ago '10        #5
MarcusF87 
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 5 years ago '08        #6
mccauley318 2 heat pts
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I would have been out like
 5 years ago '11        #7
Brolicballer13 1 heat pts
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That's mad dirty though, them calling the cops saying dude STOLE it. Smh
 5 years ago '04        #8
SpittN4Cash 12 heat pts12
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that extra $5K was his commission bonus..
 5 years ago '10        #9
kawgre12 14 heat pts14
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This dude got a suv for cheap and he about to come up on some bread...i'll spend 4 hrs in jail for that deal
 5 years ago '05        #10
MysticKJ 28 heat pts28
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fu*ked up that they can make a mistake then call the cops on you and fu*k up your day for four hours like that...
 10-03-2012, 09:49 PM         #11
kevante 
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Dude WON big time
 5 years ago '05        #12
PussyFiend 
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I worked at a car dealership for 5yrs and that's exactly what they do....call the popo right away...
 5 years ago '11        #13
Brolicballer13 1 heat pts
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 pus*yFiend said:
I worked at a car dealership for 5yrs and that's exactly what they do....call the popo right away...
But why?
 5 years ago '04        #14
RAPSOURCE2003 10 heat pts10
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 brolicballer13 said:
but why?
2 words. Signed contract.
 5 years ago '05        #15
Based_One 79 heat pts79
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been reading articles on how dealers try to hustle you. They no good hope he gets his bread.
 10-04-2012, 06:43 AM         #16
Silver N Black 
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fu*k the dealership with their "theft" accusation.
 5 years ago '04        #17
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 kawgre12 said:
This dude got a suv for cheap and he about to come up on some bread...i'll spend 4 hrs in jail for that deal
same here.

and he's going to settle with that lawsuit.

going to get the suv for free and probably more
 5 years ago '11        #18
UrbanGAAWD 209 heat pts209
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He's getting at least 100K in the settlement....good for him suing and not taking their sh*t....sales manager should have been fired but I guess they thought they could get the arrested and that's it...fu*king VA
 5 years ago '04        #19
Cutty Olds 7 heat pts
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fu*king Chesapeake....Im about to go and see if I can come up real quick on a G8 GXP!
 5 years ago '04        #20
MochaWhitey 10 heat pts10
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Sounds like it was the best day of his life
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