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Old 11-18-2008, 09:38 AM   #29
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Well after much good advice from lots of great people. We decided to email the seller with a note saying in order for us to buy we need him to get it titled in his name and that we would wait the few weeks it takes to be done. We also said once that is done we must meet him at DMV to have it signed over to us.
He agreed to get it put in his name. Maybe this will end up good after all.
Will let everyone know what happens next. Thanks again.
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Old 11-18-2008, 09:42 AM   #30
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He agreed to get it put in his name. Maybe this will end up good after all.
One of two things will a happen now:

a. You'll never hear from him again

or

b. He'll produce a good title and you'll sleep better.
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Old 11-21-2008, 04:30 AM   #31
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Well I wanted to let everyone know how this turned out. I told the seller we could only purchase if he had it titled in his name. So he did. We went out to pick it up yesterday. The guy turned out to be a nice guy after all. We had him sign it over at the DMV and I also got a bill of sale. I am glad we were careful though Ebay is a tricky thing. We are now the proud owners of a 65 overlander! Thanks for all the advice everyone
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Old 11-21-2008, 05:05 AM   #32
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I recently bought my AS off Craig's List and the owner wanted cash and to meet at a hotel. I was very leery of the situation. Once I got there, the widow's story was very sad. She didn't have the title with her. Still uncomfortable, I gave her a small deposit and waited for her to go get the title and bring it back the same day. Everything worked out fine. After meeting her, the anxiety subsided somewhat.

I have bought 2 other trailers and a truck camper off the internet before, each with it's own story. Bottom line is wait until you meet the seller. An open title is not legal in VA, but people do it all the time to avoid paying title and transfer fees. If you have a title in hand, signed, DMV will issue you a new title and registration.

Glad this all worked out for you. I try to heed the words of my father, "Trust, but verify." You know sellers have anxiety with giving up their titles and vehicles to strangers as well. Not like it used to be when all it took was a hand shake.
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Congratulations dreadydreame, glad everything worked out well!
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